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  1. #1
    I'm a turbo-diesel driving, cigar smoking, Bambi killing, mean MOFO
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Sunfield, MI

    ZX14r lighting upgrades

    These old man eyes need all the help they can get at night - payback for me making fun of older guys and night vision when I was younger . The ZX14r light are aimed ridiculously low from the factory so I adjusted them up to a more reasonable height and then I upgraded all of the external lights. Here's what I put in:

    Headlights:

    PIAA 19665 H9 Xtreme White Plus High Performance Halogen (65w) - these are 65w 4k (whiter) lights that give you the visibility of 130w regular lights (according to PIAA). I had to modify the two bulbs I put into the low beam sockets (basically cut a plastic rib off the inside of the connector and clip a little off one of the metal tabs). That made a HUGE difference in night time vision! I've yet to be flashed for brights - and I get brighted all the time in my Mustang (with stock HIDs).

    City lights:

    PIAA Xtreme White Bulbs 168 - 5W Wedge 72020 - also 4k

    In this pic the city light on the upper right is the stock bulb so you can see the color difference of the light:





    and these are with all the bulbs upgraded:





    The turn signals got BAU15S-A18-T-2PK amber LEDS and a LF1-S-FLAT electronic flash relay from superbrightleds.com

    The tail light is a Blaster-X from customleds.com . It allows you to integrate your taillights into it (has two wires you attach to the turn signal wire) if you'd like. I like the turn signals on the 14R so I'm not using that feature. There's all sort of options with how it flashes when you apply the brakes ( https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/01...ctions.pdf?102 ) as well as how bright it is ( https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/01...80809106015834 ).

    Here's a video. The first segment is just the front lights and signals. 2nd segment is showing how it strobes when I apply the brakes. 3rd segment is the demo mode that shows how the turn signals would work, etc.

    Last edited by Steve St.Laurent; 06-27-2019 at 03:09 PM.
    -Steve St.Laurent
    ZRXOA #4699, IBA #38229



    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming "WOW, WHAT A RIDE!"

  2. #2
    Color Monitor
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Wisconsin

    Re: ZX14r lighting upgrades

    You can never have too much light at night. Those upgrade look awesome. I like the white light so much better than the yellow spectrum.


    TG
    TGHW
    ZRXOA #5590
    Welcome to Wisconsin....Come smell our Dairy air !!



 

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