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1stRaven
11-08-2004, 01:49 PM
I got fed up with not being able to see the road properly in the wet British nights so brought some Ring driving lights and fitted them behind the grill with the help of volvorsport and another friend called Dave.

Let me know what you think:


They are mounted on a 4mm Aluminium bar

http://www.ryanniblett.co.uk/images/volvolights4.jpg

Nicely hidden behind grill

http://www.ryanniblett.co.uk/images/volvolights2.jpg

Nice and bright! - 60W Halogen

http://www.ryanniblett.co.uk/images/volvolights1.jpg

http://www.ryanniblett.co.uk/images/volvolights5.jpg

http://www.ryanniblett.co.uk/images/volvolights6.jpg

DurableSwedish
11-08-2004, 02:13 PM
whats that orange light on your roof for? Over here, orange spinning lights are usually for the road crew people...Oh, was it because you were the "support car?

1stRaven
11-08-2004, 02:31 PM
whats that orange light on your roof for? Over here, orange spinning lights are usually for the road crew people...Oh, was it because you were the "support car?

Got it in one.

Got it for a fiver, and when i pulled into the pub car park, i wish i had a camera for their faces!

blu92in99
11-08-2004, 03:09 PM
Nice install Raven! I'd be prone to painting the aluminum mount in flat black as to keep the incognito appearance, but to each his own. ;-)

How's the light pattern from behind the grille?

Cheers! :beer:

1stRaven
11-08-2004, 03:20 PM
Excellent. When using them, the difference is huge. The grill does not seem to make that much difference.

The bar could do with being painted but unless you look hard from the front, it is quite hard to see anyway.

grizlyadams
11-08-2004, 05:13 PM
Loving the light install mate, does make you blind if you look at all thoughs lights for too long! lol

Griz

turbo brick
11-08-2004, 05:16 PM
Looks like those headlight covers could use a little bit of a polish with some plastic rubbing compound. That might help out the light output a little.

Eric

usmkehnc
11-08-2004, 06:17 PM
Will you please post pictures of what you bolted the aluminum bar to? I want to put some lights on my 760, and I have to do some fabrication.

Dahlis
11-08-2004, 06:41 PM
Looks nice, but i think you should have put on some big rally lights.

740Weapon
11-08-2004, 11:23 PM
plus how hot do those lights get. i remember i had some fog lights on my jeep on with the covers on and im amazed the covers didnt melt.

1stRaven
11-09-2004, 01:42 AM
I will try and get some pics of the mounts for the bar but i dont have a camera, so will have to borrow one. In the mean time, i will try to explain.

Behind the grill, at either side, there was a flat vertical bar with two long holes already drilled. (you can just make out the bar in the enlarged picture). We just drilled the light bar and mounted it to this.

http://www.ryanniblett.co.uk/images/volvolightsmounting.jpg

As for heat, i have left the lights on while the car has been stationary and while they do get quite warm, the grill remains cool. I did get some white covers with the lights but i have left those off as it would be a pain to keep removing the grill to take them off/put them on.

MikeHardy
11-09-2004, 06:22 AM
yeah look good. means i'll have to get mine on at some point.

but that will be 400W on full beam, which maybe a bit silly

1stRaven
11-09-2004, 06:53 AM
Just hope you dont flash someone with those lights. you might blind them :twisted:

BoxDriver2
11-09-2004, 12:05 PM
Also should be noted, it doesn't appear as if there is an AC condensor fan present, which usually occupies that area behind the grill...

Just thought i'd point that out. Great idea..I might have to do it for winter and plug the holes in the bumper aluminum i drilled [drill carefully people...air bag sensor and what not!:)]...

Nice job!

1stRaven
11-09-2004, 04:25 PM
Also should be noted, it doesn't appear as if there is an AC condensor fan present, which usually occupies that area behind the grill...

I dont know about that. Us brits dont get air con!

MikeHardy
11-09-2004, 04:51 PM
yeah aircon was for luxery cars only till the late 90's. no they put that **** in everything even though it only gets above 20C for 2 weeks in july

fast850turbo
11-09-2004, 05:21 PM
i like that..nice job

chas740
11-22-2004, 06:39 PM
Yeah nice job - think I might "borrow" that idea if youdon't mind - coming back from the lakes with standard lamps aint fun as you can't see jack.

1stRaven
11-23-2004, 01:36 AM
Yeah nice job - think I might "borrow" that idea if youdon't mind - coming back from the lakes with standard lamps aint fun as you can't see jack.

been there, done that! I know what you mean.

own6volvos
11-23-2004, 12:25 PM
I just love these threads

http://www.uwm.edu/~keobrien/car/lights/007.jpg

MikeHardy
11-23-2004, 12:42 PM
damn there's no space tehre. thats why on mine i put the horns down behind the bumper hieght.

tjts1
11-23-2004, 01:48 PM
I just love these threads

http://www.uwm.edu/~keobrien/car/lights/007.jpg

Those look like H4 low/high lenses am i right?
That thing doesn't overheat at all? Nice!

1stRaven
11-23-2004, 03:41 PM
looks good!

I've been offered some airhorns. tempting.

foggyjames
11-23-2004, 04:33 PM
OH YES!

cheers

James

chas740
11-23-2004, 04:45 PM
Yeah, go for the air horns - they're a doddle to fit - and sound great too!

own6volvos
11-23-2004, 05:17 PM
Those look like H4 low/high lenses am i right?
That thing doesn't overheat at all? Nice!

Correct... hella 4x6 h4's

1stRaven
11-24-2004, 12:21 PM
Yeah, go for the air horns - they're a doddle to fit - and sound great too!

Got air horns. Doddle to fit means that if you have all the wiring and relays, there are a doddble to fit. I have got 1 relay, 2 horns and 1 compressor. no wiring or instructions! this could be interesting.

chas740
11-24-2004, 01:34 PM
I might have some old instructions knocking about some where - If I can find them I will scan them in and pm them to you.

1stRaven
11-24-2004, 02:22 PM
I might have some old instructions knocking about some where - If I can find them I will scan them in and pm them to you.

thanks