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cfc999

posted on 24/11/19 at 09:18 PM Reply With Quote
Sylva Striker Headlights

Just fitted a pair if 7inch headlights for my 1995 striker. My chassis has headlight mounting brackets welded on. The headlights look way to high up. Looked online at other pictures of strikers and their headlights look way lower than mine. Any ideas
Cheers

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gremlin1234

posted on 24/11/19 at 09:40 PM Reply With Quote
min height for dipped beam headlights is 500mm (max 1m)
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cfc999

posted on 24/11/19 at 09:46 PM Reply With Quote
Not going to be for the road so no need to pass a mot. Just trying to give it a finished road going look.
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peter030371

posted on 25/11/19 at 08:22 AM Reply With Quote
This is mine if that helps? These are smaller headlights though (Dominators).

Bigger plate
Bigger plate


I could take some measurements from the ground to the headlight mounting point if that helps?

[Edited on 25/11/19 by peter030371]

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obfripper

posted on 25/11/19 at 08:24 AM Reply With Quote
I've got 5 3/4 inch headlamps, i think that was the original spec so 7 inch will look tall.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fa9pzmujy95womv/20170417_180310.jpg?dl=0

Dave

[Edited on 25/11/19 by obfripper]

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cfc999

posted on 25/11/19 at 04:35 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers
My brackets are the same as the once in the last picture.
The lights do look a bit on the big side plus sit on top of a cone shaped mount which lifts them up even higher.
Plus canít remove my bonnet with the lights fitted.

[Edited on 25/11/19 by cfc999]

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peter030371

posted on 25/11/19 at 04:46 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cfc999

Plus canít remove my bonnet with the lights fitted.

[Edited on 25/11/19 by cfc999]

My first Striker was like this,I cut the bonnet into a two peace part which helped from the original single peace part. If you are not fussed about the light output then go for Dominators (which is what I have on my second Striker pictured above), good enough for occasional use and a little less drag

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Toys2

posted on 25/11/19 at 11:39 PM Reply With Quote
How about this for low profile, they are Dominators with my own mounting bracket
They are 480mm off the ground, so a touch low for IVA
I've used it on country lanes at night and find them OK, if not up to modern saloon car standards

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cfc999

posted on 26/11/19 at 06:23 AM Reply With Quote
Looks like a lot of people have either cut their original brackets off or their chassis didnít come with the brackets in the first place
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JimSpencer

posted on 26/11/19 at 12:28 PM Reply With Quote
Hi

I've got Dominators on mine, same as Peter's above, work just fine and back when I used to MoT it, used to go trough the test with them too.

When we first built it, had some huge things (probably circa the same as the 7 inch ones) and they actually got, visually, in the way..

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peter030371

posted on 26/11/19 at 12:51 PM Reply With Quote
I've been looking at putting LED bulbs in my Dominators. Not for more light output (but that could be a 'free' bonus) but to reduce the power load

All the other lights in my car are LED other than dip, main and side lights.

Some of these look very good https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/collections/12-volt-collection/12v-h4 but not yet worked out what would fit the small Dominator shell. I am aware that strictly speaking they should fail an MOT but that is more because the MOT rules are not keeping up with technology rather than actually being dangerous for other road users

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MikeRJ

posted on 26/11/19 at 02:47 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by peter030371
I've been looking at putting LED bulbs in my Dominators. Not for more light output (but that could be a 'free' bonus) but to reduce the power load

All the other lights in my car are LED other than dip, main and side lights.

Some of these look very good https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/collections/12-volt-collection/12v-h4 but not yet worked out what would fit the small Dominator shell. I am aware that strictly speaking they should fail an MOT but that is more because the MOT rules are not keeping up with technology rather than actually being dangerous for other road users


LED bulbs should pass an MOT provided they give a suitable beam pattern. They are not technically legal because the bulbs are not E-marked, but bulbs don't get checked at MOT.

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40inches

posted on 26/11/19 at 03:28 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by peter030371
I've been looking at putting LED bulbs in my Dominators. Not for more light output (but that could be a 'free' bonus) but to reduce the power load

All the other lights in my car are LED other than dip, main and side lights.

Some of these look very good https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/collections/12-volt-collection/12v-h4 but not yet worked out what would fit the small Dominator shell. I am aware that strictly speaking they should fail an MOT but that is more because the MOT rules are not keeping up with technology rather than actually being dangerous for other road users

Thanks for the link Peter. Just what I have been looking for
The Dominator is a Motorcycle headlight, so it makes sense to use a motorcycle LED bulb? LINK
Just noticed that they do a pair for £46 New Link

[Edited on 26-11-19 by 40inches]

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peter030371

posted on 26/11/19 at 03:39 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 40inches
Just noticed that they do a pair for £46 New Link

[Edited on 26-11-19 by 40inches]


But do they fit in the Dominator bowl? Its low down on my list of things to check/do as I have more pressing things to sort out to be honest its just that changing a bulb is going to be a lot quicker and easier than trying to make an under-tray I also want to check if I can fit a better sidelight bulb at the same time, do you know what type is fitted in the Dominator? I keep meaning to pop one out and look but keep forgetting as its not on my 'job list'

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40inches

posted on 26/11/19 at 04:04 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by peter030371
quote:
Originally posted by 40inches
Just noticed that they do a pair for £46 New Link

[Edited on 26-11-19 by 40inches]



But do they fit in the Dominator bowl? Its low down on my list of things to check/do as I have more pressing things to sort out to be honest its just that changing a bulb is going to be a lot quicker and easier than trying to make an under-tray I also want to check if I can fit a better sidelight bulb at the same time, do you know what type is fitted in the Dominator? I keep meaning to pop one out and look but keep forgetting as its not on my 'job list'


Not measured it, but the fitting is the same as the dimensions given on the website: 37mm The bulb part is standard H4.
I am going to order a pair.
The sidelight is something I intend to check.
Got to be one of these

[Edited on 26-11-19 by 40inches]

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peter030371

posted on 26/11/19 at 04:13 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 40inches
I am going to order a pair.
The sidelight is something I intend to check.
Got to be one of these

[Edited on 26-11-19 by 40inches]


Be very interested in how you get on

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