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SWEETSSV

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Righto, First of all I must say I'm now a proud owner of a SSV after being a Ford fan all my life.
I have ordered some NARVA Compact 80 driving lamps. I do alot of driving out to Moranbah from Mackay and need some ROO detecting devices. I plan to mount these on the lower grille area under the number plate. Has anyone one else installed any driving lights on their SS's ?
 

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Very sharp-looking SS, mate.

I don't really see any problem mounting them there. Only other thing I'd look at is maybe replacing the (useless) factory fog lights with maybe the Compac 70 driving lights (round ones) - would need to modify the stock brackets but I'd think it was do-able. Not sure of the dimensions of the stockies, but you could just remove that whole assembly and surround the Compac 70s with normal black mesh to fill the gap - just a thought.
 

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Sounds like a great idea TinSnips. I spose the only problem with the lower grille might vibration and it could bounce abit.
 

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Another option is to replace all your lights (fog lights included) with a set of quality HIDs. These are WAY better than stock light output.
 

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I would luv to go HID but I have seen on other forums the possibility of insurance issues. But hey if we all followed the rules it would be pretty f'in boring.
 

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Fog lights are deliberately set low to maximise their effect when operating in fog, dust, smoke etc and reduce 'bounce back' of light (reflected off fog etc). Driving lights should be set higher - on the roof is best but illegal for road use. Try a light bar that bolts on behind the front numer plate. There is a steel bar running across the front (beneath plastic) and makes a great and stable mounting point. Don't forget to wire the liughts through a relay and have them turn on ONLY with high beam and turn off when lights switched to low beam. Any different switching arrangements are illegal.
 

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I'll get my lights later this week. I'll try and mount them upside down (which is the right side up for the compact 80's. mounting bracket to the top) and drill and tap into the metal bar for solid support. When I'm finished I'll post some picks.

Compac/Compac HID - Products - Narva
 

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Lights finally arrived. Installed up under the number plate. The mount is stable with no wobble. Tested lights last night and they work a treat.


 

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judging by the lense they are only a spot beam? :hmmm:

How's the on-road performance over std highbeam? Got any pics?

great install btw
 
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