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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:14 pm 
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I want to order the glass cultus headlights off eBay from Latvia I think it is. I want to use the headlight on my 1991 sprint, with the turbo3 hood and a custom made front bumper.

I know the cultus/swift headlights are different, will I have to make any modifications to the sprint hood?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:42 pm 
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Get a picture of a metro hood and compare it to a swift the arc is different around the head lights and the front lenght is different.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:25 pm 
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I know they are different.

I want to use the glass cultus headlights with the turbo3 hood and a custom bumper


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:19 pm 
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yes you will have to trim hood around headlights.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:03 am 
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find a hood from a gti, then mark out and cut out the hole for the scoop, and its done. or if you are handy with metal-working skills, it could be done.....but I have never seen one cut and finished nicely...plus when you cut the edges, if the steel isn't folded back around and welded the edge will be weak at the radius, possibly leading to minor cracks in the steel.
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I bought this car like this, someone else did the headlight mod....hood is very flimsy, twists very easy when opened.
all the reinforcement around the edges was cut out to make those lamps fit. plus, very sharp edges.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:28 pm 
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Really late 97+ JDM Cultus have a different hood with no grill and have different lights as a result. These lights fit a Metro without any mods. If the Sprint uses the same hood these could be an option...
I'll try find a picture of one...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:41 pm 
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I want to keep this bumper, it has no grill. So if I use a swift hood there will be a gap right? Also do the headlights mount in the same spot?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:28 pm 
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Here are some picture's with different hoods & headlights


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:02 pm 
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http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 0683610129


Thanks for that thread. Will those headlights fit? I don't care about having rhd lights


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:59 am 
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if the lights are properly aimed it should be no issue. but the beam pattern could still be off.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:22 pm 
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The Swift lights are about 1.5 inches wider than the Metro.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:33 pm 
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Here's a 96 JDM Swift with headlights that fit without any bonnet mods.....
Search posts by metromike he sold some here a long while back.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:21 pm 
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i thought that i had gotten the very last set of metro-mike's glass cultus headlights.
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there really is no comparison with the dot approved plastic trash composite lights. the glass has far superior optics projecting a far brighter, precise beam.

people talk about right hand drive lighting casting a glare into oncoming traffic but in reality, the glass lights have a fully enclosed, internally adjustable reflector. the lights also have a very sharp cutoff that keeps them out of the rear view mirror of the car ahead.

i used the swift e-code glass headlights on my red vert with solenoid selected high/ low hid lamps and i don't recall ever having had better lights on a car. :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:24 pm 
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The seller in Latvia has glass lights for 90-95 and 96-03. I posted a link to one of the 96-03. Are those the right lights to fit my 1991 sprint? I'm hoping to get the exact lights that you have t3.

Also do they use different bulbs and sockets because they are edm/jdm instead of usdm?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:54 pm 
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the seller in riga, latvia is a very good source for the swift headlights. i have bought several sets from him.

the swift headlights, as stated above, are wider than the cultus headlights by an inch and a half. we do not have a solid source for the cultus headlights. finding a set is like winning the lottery. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:43 am 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/200683610129

This is a 96-03 swift headlight

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200683609936

And the 90-95

nzswift wrote:
Well here is the Swift model you want.....
And below is my 91 Swift.... Sorry for the crap under the plastic protectors...


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:43 pm 
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So I am more confused now after reading the below thread!!.My race car is a 96 model swift gti ,Australian spec.
I am trying to replace the standard heavy glass fronted gti headlights with something less heavy and had heard that the cars in Usa had plastic headlight lens,is there a US spec headlight that is a direct bolt in for a 96 spec gti,I dont car about the beam pointing in the wrong direction as its a racecar only and we dont use headlights except when hassleing car in front!!,but we have to have them fitted and I am trying to find a lightweight option.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:01 pm 
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dmwdave, the north american dot spec headlights are a plastic composite type and i'm very sure that they will bolt right into your swift.

the cars up here use a steel mounting bracket that bolts to the header panel with nuts that are accessible from behind the panel and at the fronts of the fenders similar to the glass composite headlights you guys have.

the running/ marker lights on the front corners are different from the ones that fit the glass composites so you would need those as well.

i don't know what weight savings you might see due to the steel bracket, though. i recall having both the platic composites and the glass composites in my hands while i was switching mine over to glass and it seems to me that the weights were very similar. if the plastic lensed composites are lighter it's only by a few ounces at most.

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