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LIGHT EM’ UP! Why driving lights rule!

Posted in auto industry, Car Accessories, car modifications, Electronics, General by MrAngry | September 8th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

1970 Porsche 914

Accessorizing an automobile correctly runs a very fine line. Go too far and you could wind up with something that looks like it came from a J.C. Whitney catalog, don’t go far enough and you have what looks to be a halfhearted backyard project. The key to doing it properly is choosing the best accessories that not only compliment the car, but ad functionality as well. Fake hood scoops, fart pipes and air intakes don’t really do it for me, but strap on a nice set of driving lights, and well… you had me at hello. For some reason driving lights portray a sense of speed and competition and in my opinion enhance the visual appeal of the vehicle. In urban environments a good set of driving lights falls into the category of “useless”, as you’d basically be blinding everyone as they drove by. Head down the road less traveled however and the enhance visibility they provide can truly be a lifesaver.

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  1. Shahroz says:

    install HID’s in every single lamp, hit the highway, and watch cars a kilometre ahead move out of your way, and cars in the opposite lane drive off bridges :D

    would be pretty cool if you had proper projectors though …. hmm

  2. GD says:

    I also appreciate the look of driving lights. What did it for me was as a very young boy my father took me to a ralleye I will never forget the Lancia Stratus, not a particular great looking car compared to the others, such as Mercedes 300 with its gullwing doors, or the crazy driver of the Sunbeam Tiger “Drifting” through every corner,the two-toned paint of the Austin Healeys or of course the Porsche 356 carrera. I remember it was just dusk and you could hear the cars before they crested a small ridge, that flat-6 winding out to upshift, then it crested the hill all 6 lights ablaze and the gravel and dust spraying through the beams like some great beautiful and demonic beast charging past so fast my shirt ruffled out in its wake…Sorry I wax poetic. But I can never forget that moment.