How much weight savings from non-pop up headlights?? Light weight battery results??
Saw a brief mention of maybe 40lbs which sounds like a hell of save from the perfect place.
Is that truly correct??
Speaking of weight anyone change to dyna-mat or other light weight battery?? Results??
Before: 381rwhp and 362trq - Kooks, Vararam, ti corsa, penske sa, drm ducts, Nitto NT-01 (275/315 combo)
Before Track Times: 2:11 VIR, 1:21 Roebling, 1:49 CMP
After: 430rwhp and 382trq - MTI Cam, MTI Track Suspension
I heard the same 20lbs per headlight.... I'll let you know i have the C5R headlights on order
02 silver ZO6 -tint, C5R w/ stage II HID , turn signal black outs, lowered (most say slammed ) LGM homemade headers/off road pipes/x-pipe hurst shifter, borla stingers Reus Systems Custom Z06 Audio System and so much more...so much for being stock!!
Just finished installing the lights. I weighed the factory lights on a balance beam scale. This is a scale for weighing people. I read close to 11 lbs for the factory units (each). I then weighed a single Specter light and it ran about 5 lbs. I did the same when going from stock front brakes to the Wilwood Grand National brakes (Dilusi) with 14" rotors. There was quite a weight saving there. Every bit helps. Especially from the nose.
I have been thinking about changing to the Optima battery. I don't think that it is any lighter. Primary reason is to get rid of acid fumes in the engine compartment.
On the batteries
1. The Dyna Bat is a rebranded Hawker.
2. I prefere the Hawker Odyssey to say an Optima.
3. The Hawker Odyssey is a depleted plate/mat technology and is considered a sealed dry cell....so it is appropriate for a battery relocation to the rear....say in the center well or over the right rear wheel.
4. As it is sealed it can be air shipped and it will not leak and it will still opperate in a NOT horizontal position and is more resistant to vibration an crash damage.
5. It can function in 2 modes which an Optima can not ....as a high pulse starter and as a deep cycle......it has a longer battery life than most others and most other types.
I went for the look not weight and to get rid of the pop up factory lights. A weight savings is a bonus. I am going to paint them on the inside the same color as the body. I will bring the paint code to a auto paint supply and see what type of paint would be best. I need to rough up the inside with some 2000 grit paper. I will post a pick (if I can figure out how) when they are painted. I think the car looks like Euro styling now. It is probably the only one in Denver metro area with that mod. Anybody else here have these?????
A quick thought about Specter lights. They show one style on their web site and also sell the C5R light kits. Just not to confuse anyone I bought the C5R with the Lexan covers. My comments were all based on this model.
I called today, but Sonia was out . . . will be calling again tomorrow. The gentlemen that I spoke with did indicate that they were starting to ship orders, however was unable to confirm if they were the standard kits, or the HID kits.
Since you have a set in hand (I have the HID2 on order) you can answer this question that came up for me. Are these lights sealed? Will they hold out water and dust from inside the lens? I'd hate to have to try to clean them out after a run in the rain, and my Z does see and run in it!
Please let us know. Thanks.
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