m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/28/05 07:30 PM
morettes (test phase)



the test set of morettes have arrived and i will be installing them and taking more pics. the lights look amazing. i think that they have gone to larger lights with this set. they go to paint tonight and hopefully will be ready for a photo oppertunity on sunday.


Big_B
(CEG\'er)
07/28/05 07:33 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Awesome, cant wait for the pics! Those look unbelievable. Finally! Hopefully, the fitment issues are taken care of.

Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/28/05 07:55 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)



<checks wallet....almost got enough saved


KingpinSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
07/28/05 08:15 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

crap i forgot about these! i just got an $800 bonus check ( ) and was going to use it for a vcn-2000 (possibly). which do i want more

RawBurt
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/28/05 08:16 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

<---------*Checks wallet* and see's Terry Haines face stearing up at me!

ryanblacksvt
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/28/05 08:31 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

hells yeah and for those of us with black csvts they will be good to go till you can get them painted cause it looks like they all come black?? have they released a price yet for them?

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/28/05 08:43 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)





they are awesome!!! they are so close to being right on it is incredible that this is only the second set. the first set took awhile for the professionals to get to fit. these took me (a regular dude) minutes to get on. the only problem i have is a blown bulb. the city lights that are a small bulb contained in the larger light go on with the parking lights and are a pretty cool feature.


The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/28/05 08:45 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Looks like someone puched your tour and gave it two black eyes.

oh yeah,a nd those are lookin great so far.


Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/28/05 08:50 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

can we put em on my car again for a little while mikey....please????

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/28/05 08:51 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

hey josh, kevin is going to get them fit on his se this time. we already know what they look like on yours.

it is off to paint. i am in a carshow this sunday so look for more pics then and when i get them back from paint.


GTO Pete
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/28/05 08:53 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Looks good, Mike.

nasty1
(CEG\'er)
07/28/05 09:04 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Looking good man. It's great to see progress on these.


Is it just me or does it looks like the right headlight has some fitment issues. It looks as though it doesn't fit flush against the hood, and the outer portion doesn't follow the body line. Is it just me?

Regardless, looking good...


SVTatGT
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/28/05 09:06 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

yea, the right one looks like its not pushed back all the way.

96 M edition
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/28/05 09:06 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by nasty1:
Looking good man. It's great to see progress on these.


Is it just me or does it looks like the right headlight has some fitment issues. It looks as though it doesn't fit flush against the hood, and the outer portion doesn't follow the body line. Is it just me?

Regardless, looking good...



...no i noticed too...still,doesnt matter...looks like ZORO!!!!


The Digital Slacker
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/28/05 09:14 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by tour96se:

...no i noticed too...still,doesnt matter...looks like ZORO!!!!




That would be Zorro


ryanblacksvt
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/28/05 09:17 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

yes they look awsome and yeah the city light feature will be awsome. and yeah the right drivers light looks to be off a little. ohh well i still want them baddddly

nasty1
(CEG\'er)
07/28/05 09:18 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

HAHA [censored] Slap...

So whats the 411 on this mikey? Were they just not fully installed or what? (I got $5 bucks that says some CEGer welded the tab back in on that side because mikey wouldn't share the love.)


Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/28/05 09:33 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
hey josh, kevin is going to get them fit on his se this time. we already know what they look like on yours.






96 M edition
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/28/05 09:35 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Digital Slacker:
Originally posted by tour96se:

...no i noticed too...still,doesnt matter...looks like ZORO!!!!




That would be Zorro



...hahah...fugging book worm


Pienstars
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/28/05 09:54 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

From the front angle, the right side does look off but they still look HOT!! I'm in for a set once they get released.

Loco4G63
(CEG road warrior)
07/28/05 10:32 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Can't wait to see them in person.

wa2tuff
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/28/05 10:32 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Pienstars:
From the front angle, the right side does look off but they still look HOT!! I'm in for a set once they get released.




Like everybody says Mike, they look uber Hot!!! But what about the driver's side fit AND where are you gonna get the replacement bulb??


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/28/05 10:51 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

the drivers side is off because it seems that the car had taken a bit of a hit. there is evidence on the inside of the engine bay. on sunday i will be putting them on another contour so we can see just how close they are. these lights are everything that we have been waiting for and more. i just cannot believe how they transform the front of the car all by themselves.

the lbulb does work. i must have not had the connector on all the way in my haist to get them on and pics.

i have heard no more on the price, time etc. we are close thats all i know.


tropictour
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/28/05 11:26 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Looks awesome Mikey! I cant wait until we find out when they will be on sale.
-tropictour


R_G
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/28/05 11:28 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by tropictour:
Looks awesome Mikey!




esveetee
(CEG\'er)
07/28/05 11:41 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

omg, so hot. the question for me now is do I save my money for a pair of these? or do you save it for a pair of one of the projector headlights that will undoubtedly show up in the classifieds?

hmmmmmm... gonna have to wait to see the price on these suckas


Troy00690
(CEG\'er)
07/29/05 12:28 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Where do we sign up. I would love to waste the money on my SE

NewPowerRadio
(Veteran CEG\'er)
07/29/05 12:51 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I got wood!

rthoman
(CEG\'er)
07/29/05 12:53 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I think it looks pretty good like it is, with the black on silver, since the grill is all black. But I'm sure they will look good painted as well.

posthuman63t
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/29/05 12:59 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Look good so far. Big thanks to Morette and Mikey. Great job guys!

OB1
(Veteran CEG\'er)
07/29/05 03:04 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by NewPowerRadio:
I got wood!




Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
07/29/05 03:43 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Mike how was the light pattern at night? any different from the stock headlights? better beam? wider beam? more crisper? thanks




m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/29/05 03:58 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

i snapped the pics you see and then took the housings to the painter. it was early this afternoon. i havent had them in the dark yet. when i do i will post my findings.

the lights used seem to be larger then the ones on the first set of prototypes but dont quote me on that. this is the second set (grey mold) in a set of three prototypes. these are still only prototypes guys. they say it right on the backs of the lights.


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/29/05 04:02 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

i will have these lights on for 3 meets around the midwest. the first meet is this sunday in the chicago area. the second meet is in des moines on the 12-14th. the third meet i am going to make it to is the sept. 3 meet in MI. if you can make it to one of these meets then you can see this set of prototypes first hand. i want to get these in front of you guys because i dont think the pics do them justice. harold and gerard from morette france have done an amazing job.

KingpinSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
07/29/05 04:18 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

come to denver. second tuesday of every month. you'll at least get to see some sweet SHOs!

wa2tuff
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/29/05 05:10 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
the drivers side is off because it seems that the car had taken a bit of a hit. there is evidence on the inside of the engine bay. on sunday i will be putting them on another contour so we can see just how close they are. these lights are everything that we have been waiting for and more. i just cannot believe how they transform the front of the car all by themselves.

the lbulb does work. i must have not had the connector on all the way in my haist to get them on and pics.

i have heard no more on the price, time etc. we are close thats all i know.




All good answers! But I'm still wondering about the bulbs. Are they gonna be available in the USA or will they have to ordered from across the ocean? See ya in September.


hetfield
(Scourge of the Master Debaters)
07/29/05 05:42 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
i will have these lights on for 3 meets around the midwest. the first meet is this sunday in the chicago area. the second meet is in des moines on the 12-14th. the third meet i am going to make it to is the sept. 3 meet in MI. if you can make it to one of these meets then you can see this set of prototypes first hand. i want to get these in front of you guys because i dont think the pics do them justice. harold and gerard from morette france have done an amazing job.




You know I'll be at your house eating your food again! And this time I'm going to try and remember to bring a camera


98EB_Expedition
(CEG\'er)
07/29/05 05:58 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by posthuman63t:
Look good so far. Big thanks to Morette and Mikey. Great job guys!




x 1000


IonNinja
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/29/05 07:12 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

does it make sense to say that I like them better on Mondeos?

todras
(I have no life)
07/29/05 01:58 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

No> You bought a Saturn. Your taste has proven to be null & void.

Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/29/05 02:00 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by todras:
No> You bought a Saturn. Your taste has proven to be null & void.






my GF drives a saturn....i make fun of it all the time

i tell her she drives Chevy's leftover parts


96 M edition
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/29/05 03:05 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by pole120:
Originally posted by todras:
No> You bought a Saturn. Your taste has proven to be null & void.






my GF drives a saturn....i make fun of it all the time

i tell her she drives Chevy's leftover parts



wait till you see the saturns in the next few years...if all goes well gm plans on moving them upscale


Big_B
(CEG\'er)
07/29/05 03:29 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Mikey, have you always had that Morette windshield banner or did they send that to you also? I can't make out what it says after Morette.

Frosty
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/29/05 03:29 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by pole120:
Originally posted by todras:
No> You bought a Saturn. Your taste has proven to be null & void.






my GF drives a saturn....i make fun of it all the time

i tell her she drives Chevy's leftover parts




Those look soooooo nice. Too bad i won't b able to afford em....too many bills and other stuff already waiting to get done to my car *sigh* oh well....


LUCA
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/29/05 04:14 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)



I must have these.

Nice work Morette and Mike!


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/29/05 04:51 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Big_B:
Mikey, have you always had that Morette windshield banner? I can't make out what it says after Morette.




i had that made and put on my car this week. i designed the future logo of morette usa. the banner says "moretteusa.com"


i also designed the place holder with a flash banner for their web address while i work on designing their main site. the place holder should be up soon. morette usa is adding a few things to it. working with morette usa has been a ton of fun and i look forward to helping them more as they grow.


Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/29/05 04:59 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Very nice mike, wanna do a logo for my future company

ryanblacksvt
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/29/05 05:22 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

damn mike thats awsome, i know i do and sure all of ceg thanks you brother

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/29/05 06:08 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by pole120:
Very nice mike, wanna do a logo for my future company




i dunno, i am really expensive. i will let you look at my portfolio of design work.


The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/29/05 06:11 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Hey Mikey, maybe you can get us some moreete tailights designed

IonNinja
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/29/05 08:36 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by todras:
No> You bought a Saturn. Your taste has proven to be null & void.




my Saturn has seen more uptime than your SHO and Contour put together and its only got 1500 miles on it.

anyways back to the morettes...


todras
(I have no life)
07/29/05 08:40 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by ZetecNinja:


my Saturn has seen more uptime than your SHO and Contour put together and its only got 1500 miles on it.






Umm never had one issue with my SHO thanks. I want to see your Saturn at 152k. Ok thanks. My Contour engine went at 130k with me beating the [censored] out of it the entire way with road coarses and Autox's. Thanks for playing though.



96 M edition
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/29/05 08:49 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by SVT Driver627:
Hey Mikey, maybe you can get us some moreete tailights designed



forget that...get us some pre98's...


CSVT985
(Veteran CEG\'er)
07/29/05 09:09 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)







Ahh..the langoliers...good movie.

And are are these fully adjustable up/down/left/right? Just making sure.


96 M edition
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/29/05 09:11 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by CSVT985:






Ahh..the langoliers...good movie.

And are are these fully adjustable up/down/left/right? Just making sure.



good movie???? your kidding right?


Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/29/05 11:08 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

so who wants to drive to the sema show to pick up their sets with me??

tropictour
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/30/05 12:01 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by pole120:
so who wants to drive to the sema show to pick up their sets with me??



Ha, that would be sweet. Vegas right? I know airfare is cheap right now to go down to Vegas from Seattle.
-tropictour


warmonger
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/30/05 12:05 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Looks
I actually like the black on silver look too. They'd go great with graphite colored rims!


Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/30/05 12:16 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by tropictour:
Originally posted by pole120:
who wants to drive to the sema



I know airfare is cheap right now




nono...we drive there, install them ,and show em off all the way home to other CEGers to drool over


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/30/05 12:21 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by warmonger:
I actually like the black on silver look too. They'd go great with graphite colored rims!




yeah me too. although, the morettes will be painted silver frost for now, there is no reason they cant go back to being black.


IonNinja
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/30/05 09:33 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by todras:
Originally posted by ZetecNinja:


my Saturn has seen more uptime than your SHO and Contour put together and its only got 1500 miles on it.






Umm never had one issue with my SHO thanks. I want to see your Saturn at 152k. Ok thanks. My Contour engine went at 130k with me beating the [censored] out of it the entire way with road coarses and Autox's. Thanks for playing though.






your nose is growing.


IonNinja
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/30/05 09:34 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
Originally posted by warmonger:
I actually like the black on silver look too. They'd go great with graphite colored rims!




yeah me too. although, the morettes will be painted silver frost for now, there is no reason they cant go back to being black.




so are the lights and the grill being painted or just the lights?


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/30/05 12:04 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

lights and grill. picking them up at 9am.

Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/30/05 12:45 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Just felt the need once again to thank both you and morette for the effort put forth in getting this off the ground.



m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/30/05 04:03 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

quick pic.


more to come when we get the baer kit installed and the car out on the road.


MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/30/05 04:26 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

looks good, but the color looks off. Could just be the flash.

God those look good!


The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/30/05 04:56 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Looks great, and like pete said, color does look a little off, but hope it's jsut the falsh.

GTO Pete
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/30/05 05:13 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by MapOfTaziFóshó:
looks good, but the color looks off. Could just be the flash.




SvtEdwardo420
(CEG\'er)
07/30/05 06:06 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

it actually looks like theres no metalic in the paint like a dull silver

KingpinSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
07/30/05 06:26 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

from that quick pic it still looks like the outside edges need some work.

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/30/05 08:05 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

ok this is how the process works. they made the first prototype. they fit it. they make changes. they make a second prototype. they fit it. they make changes. they make a third prototype. they fit it. they make the final product. we are only 2/3rds the way through the development. when they are dont they will be perfect. the paint may be a little off, there may be minor changes, it is part of creating a product.

KingpinSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
07/30/05 08:42 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

i know how it works, i was just making comment. am i just seeing things or is that flaw there?

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/30/05 10:21 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)








outkast
(Veteran CEG\'er)
07/30/05 10:52 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

WOW!I think I,ll put the tour back on the road
Thanks Mike


tropictour
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/30/05 11:05 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Aww man those are hot!
-tropictour


nasty1
(CEG\'er)
07/31/05 12:09 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Hot indeed...

todras
(I have no life)
07/31/05 12:29 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

That newly installed 13" Baer kit looks incredible. Good thing I was't wearing a tupee (sp?)

TourDeForce
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/31/05 12:30 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Appears to be a gap at the upper corners. Doesn't quite meet the fender, but that will be taken care of, I'm sure. Either that or Mikey installed them upside down to see if we'd notice...

todras
(I have no life)
07/31/05 12:32 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by ZetecNinja:


your nose is growing.




And please tell me why that would be? Only things I've done to the SHO are normal wear items. Same as any other car. I'm glad you know so much. My post started as a joke. Now you're comments are being pulled out of your a$$. Anywho the lights look so awesome in person. Wish I had a post98 so bad.


MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/31/05 01:34 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

My buick ownz u both.

esveetee
(CEG\'er)
07/31/05 06:36 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

omg, only like 10 hours until I can see those suckas in real life.... I think I'm gonna have to start saving up some cash

louisw
(Veteran CEG\'er)
07/31/05 08:58 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

are these going to be available without the halogen lamp assemblies? they look like good candidates for hid projectors.

GTO Pete
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/31/05 08:59 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by louisw:
are these going to be available without the halogen lamp assemblies? they look like good candidates for hid projectors.



I think projectors that size would look terrible.


louisw
(Veteran CEG\'er)
07/31/05 09:05 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

? what difference would it make in the appearance? the hid projectors would be the same size as the halogen ones, just difference specs to account for the difference in the bulb...



Pudmunkie
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/31/05 10:36 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Projector / HID morettes would look awesome!

People who chose to forgoe morettes are going to have a slew of nice headlight options when people who want them start selling their projector headlamps


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/31/05 11:43 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

sorry no pics of the drive last night but the performance of the lights is great. the low beams (H4) are marginally better than stock but the brights blow the stocks lights out of the water. todras will back me up on this. i will get pics tonight i think.

I-Dom-In-VIII
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/01/05 01:32 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)









The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/01/05 01:35 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Needs more color match, i think it's a little off but they look good!

BK4293
(Addicted CEG\'er)
08/01/05 01:46 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Dude, exept for the color match, they looked awesome on Kevins SE. Can't wait until these go into production!!!

todras
(I have no life)
08/01/05 03:07 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
todras will back me up on this. i will get pics tonight i think.




Sure will! I wanted to take a pic from inside the car but the batteries in my cam died right before I could snap one. When you hit the brights the Red Sea parts. Great full coverage beam pattern on low but run for cover on high. They weren't even aimed yet either!


KingpinSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
08/01/05 04:03 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by todras:
Originally posted by mikey boy:
todras will back me up on this. i will get pics tonight i think.




Sure will! I wanted to take a pic from inside the car but the batteries in my cam died right before I could snap one. When you hit the brights the Red Sea parts. Great full coverage beam pattern on low but run for cover on high. They weren't even aimed yet either!




thats good to hear b/c my HIDs render my highbeams basically useless.

just curious, what are the bulb numbers for the bulbs?


tropictour
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/01/05 04:27 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I believe H4low/H7high
-tropictour


Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
08/01/05 04:30 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by tropictour:
I believe H4low/H7high
-tropictour




H4 ehh..perfect bulb find from where I got my D2R bulbs



Phillips Rebased H4 bulb


tropictour
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/01/05 06:29 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
Originally posted by tropictour:
I believe H4low/H7high
-tropictour




H4 ehh..perfect bulb find from where I got my D2R bulbs



Phillips Rebased H4 bulb



Yeah thats what I plan on doing.
-tropictour


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/01/05 12:53 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)


city lights. thanks for the pic todd.


Quick_SVT
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/01/05 01:11 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Yummmmmmmmm! Ohhhhhhhhh i can't wait for these to go on sale! differently should be one of the hottest selling pieces ever!

ryanblacksvt
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/01/05 01:36 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

all i can say is suweeeeeeeeet

Big_B
(CEG\'er)
08/01/05 02:02 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

That is the best pic that I have seen yet. Absolutely stunning!

Y2KSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
08/01/05 02:12 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Looks awesome! Not sure how the revision process is being handled, but it looks to me that the only real issue is where the Morette, the fender and the hood meet, there's too much of a gap/hole. Extend the Morette up a little there at that corner and PRESTO! Can't wait to see the finished product. Good job and thank you Morette! Same goes to you Mikey!

Mark


Hightower GT
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/01/05 04:15 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

How would the city lights look for people with DRL's ?

Also, the blinker parts seem to stick out a ways past the fenders on both sides. Are these using the same contour as the stock headlights?


nasty1
(CEG\'er)
08/01/05 05:25 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by PowerChris 5000:
How would the city lights look for people with DRL's ?

Also, the blinker parts seem to stick out a ways past the fenders on both sides. Are these using the same contour as the stock headlights?




It looks like that to me too. I daresay that a fourth prototype wouldn't be unreasonable. Nonetheless they do look good...


ridered81
(Veteran CEG\'er)
08/01/05 05:26 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

more pics!!!!!!!!! so hot...

esveetee
(CEG\'er)
08/01/05 06:54 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

guys, we already took pictures and documented the fitment problems with the lights on the 31st. there's still one more set of prototypes before they go into production. when they come out, they should be perfect


Y2KSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
08/01/05 07:20 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I really don't know if these "suggestions" are really us questioning the fitment of the Morettes, as we know that they are going to be revised. I think we are more or less asking if that is what they are "supposed" to look like, and people just have differing opinions. Some may want them to stick out a little bit, while some might want a smooth "OEM" like curve.

Mark


nasty1
(CEG\'er)
08/01/05 07:37 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Y2KSVT:
Some may want them to stick out a little bit,




Are you serious???


Y2KSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
08/01/05 07:55 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by nasty1:
Originally posted by Y2KSVT:
Some may want them to stick out a little bit,




Are you serious???





My point exactly. I too think it would look pretty bad if it didn't have a perfect curve to it. Evidently people that were at Mikey Boy's house are saying that they are NEAR PERFECT, so I assume that those certain people might like the way they look as they sit. Difference in opinion/taste.

Mark


nasty1
(CEG\'er)
08/01/05 09:47 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Y2KSVT:
Originally posted by nasty1:
Originally posted by Y2KSVT:
Some may want them to stick out a little bit,




Are you serious???





My point exactly. I too think it would look pretty bad if it didn't have a perfect curve to it. Evidently people that were at Mikey Boy's house are saying that they are NEAR PERFECT, so I assume that those certain people might like the way they look as they sit. Difference in opinion/taste.

Mark




I don't know about a difference in opinion or taste. If they had a third light in them and some people liked that and some didn't that would be a difference in taste. IMHO if the hump stays, then they just won't look right.


Y2KSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
08/01/05 09:56 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by nasty1:
Originally posted by Y2KSVT:
Originally posted by nasty1:
Originally posted by Y2KSVT:
Some may want them to stick out a little bit,




Are you serious???





My point exactly. I too think it would look pretty bad if it didn't have a perfect curve to it. Evidently people that were at Mikey Boy's house are saying that they are NEAR PERFECT, so I assume that those certain people might like the way they look as they sit. Difference in opinion/taste.

Mark




I don't know about a difference in opinion or taste. If they had a third light in them and some people liked that and some didn't that would be a difference in taste. IMHO if the hump stays, then they just won't look right.




I concur

Mark


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/01/05 09:57 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

"what about the DRLs?"

they will perform exactly the same. the city lights take place of the parking lights on this set. will it be that way when they are released? i have no idea. the passenger side blinker is almost perfect the driver side needs some work. more pics coming soon.


Loco4G63
(CEG road warrior)
08/01/05 10:50 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Dead sexy!





m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/01/05 10:53 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

thanks for the pics hector. are you going to buy a set?

Loco4G63
(CEG road warrior)
08/01/05 10:55 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
thanks for the pics hector. are you going to buy a set?


Depends on the price.

Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/01/05 11:28 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

one more from tha show


I-Dom-In-VIII
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/01/05 11:52 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

simply amazeing.



csc99svt
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/02/05 02:11 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by pole120:
one more from tha show






i think someone sat on your car!?


I-Dom-In-VIII
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/02/05 02:12 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by csc99svt:
Originally posted by pole120:
one more from tha show






i think someone sat on your car!?





I was just thinking the same thing.


esveetee
(CEG\'er)
08/02/05 06:21 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

haha, when I saw some of those pics I thought they were mine cause I have some of the same angles.

if the final products look at least as good as these prototypes then I'll be happy, because they look DARN good.

really the only problem I have with them, which to me is something I can still live with, is the bit of gap that you can find by the hood and the sides.

I think I'm almost definitely going to have to buy a set for my car. (mikey even said at the meet, that's gonna have to be my next mod, even though something will come first cause I'm not going to wait till these come out to continue moddin)


Conor7seven
(CEG\'er)
08/04/05 09:50 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

So - did we get any kind of estimate on price yet? I have to buy 1 new headlight so I might hold out...

96 M edition
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/04/05 09:54 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

this may be a stupid or irrelavent question..but do you think they'll have any impact on mpg...

Sl33stak
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/04/05 10:12 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by tour96se:
this may be a stupid or irrelavent question..but do you think they'll have any impact on mpg...





Yup....................it was stupid.

LOL


96 M edition
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/04/05 10:33 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Sl33stak:
Originally posted by tour96se:
this may be a stupid or irrelavent question..but do you think they'll have any impact on mpg...





Yup....................it was stupid.

LOL



well i wasnt thinking a huge loss,maybe 1-2mpg


Rishodi
(Veteran CEG\'er)
08/05/05 01:28 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by tour96se:
Originally posted by Sl33stak:
Originally posted by tour96se:
this may be a stupid or irrelavent question..but do you think they'll have any impact on mpg...





Yup....................it was stupid.

LOL



well i wasnt thinking a huge loss,maybe 1-2mpg



For the purposes of an automobile, the effect of these headlights on its aerodynamics is negligible. If it was a plane... yeah, it'd make a difference


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/06/05 09:52 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

oh yeah night pics coming soon. these have been tested into triple digit speeds on the track with no ill effect. left the city lights on last night and had to jump the car this morning to get to the airshow. my bad. people around here are losing their minds over these lights.

wa2tuff
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/07/05 02:34 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
people around here are losing their minds over these lights.




I can very easily see that happening. They are so . This is a major, major mod for our cars and we should be thankful that still another company is willing to research and come up with this. But, until they can take care of the gaps, which may not look as major in person as they appear in the pictures, I'm not sure I'm gonna be interested. I commend all who have had a part in making this happen, but I sincerely hope the third prototype addresses these problems.

(That being said, I'm still living with the CF cowl hood gap. I just don't want to draw more attention to the problem. One of these days, I'll have to try and adjust the fender.)


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/07/05 01:30 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

morette
here is the link to morette's web site. take a look around at what kind of products they make and how they fit. dont forget to look at the customers rides section. they make some great products.

we are very fortunate to be able to be part of the development of these lights. development of a product takes time to get it right. these are only the second prototype that morette has produced, so people's "they dont fit perfect" statements are right on. they dont fit perfect, but then again it isnt a final product yet. it is only the second prototype.

when you see pics of the third prototype they might not fit perfect either. this is all a process of producing a product that will in the end be spectacular. morette is a quality company with quality engineers. they care so much about this product the president of the company and a lead engineer flew to chicago from france to start off this process. with a little patience and a little idea of how things work you will see that in the end they made us an awesome alternative to our stock housings that completely transforms the car.


Mack
(New CEG\'er)
08/13/05 03:00 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

So the ones Morette is making now that you're discussing are different from the ones they have already for the Mondeo?
http://www.ccmotorsport.co.uk/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=morette-contour&Category_Code=ford_contour

I don't know about this thus I ask. The conversion kit looks about the same. Please inform me.

Thanks!


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/13/05 10:50 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

the mondeo morettes are too tall and too short width wise to fit. the front of the mondeo and contour are very different. these are specifially made for the post 98 contour. if you look around there are many threads discussing this process.

right-mondeo left-contour


erockSVT
(CEG\'er)
08/13/05 03:37 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
the mondeo morettes are too tall and too short width wise to fit. the front of the mondeo and contour are very different. these are specifially made for the post 98 contour. if you look around there are many threads discussing this process.

right-mondeo left-contour





i think i just made a booboo in my pants...


muskamike
(CEG\'er)
08/14/05 04:25 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

How are these coming along? (crying) (whinning)

Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/14/05 09:19 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by erockSVT:
Originally posted by mikey boy:
the mondeo morettes are too tall and too short width wise to fit. the front of the mondeo and contour are very different. these are specifially made for the post 98 contour. if you look around there are many threads discussing this process.
===pic removed===
right-mondeo left-contour



i think i just made a booboo in my pants...




I like how ours have a totally clear lens... I remember one of the Mondeo owners oogling our stock 98+ b/c of the totally clear lens.


teamSVTour
(CEG\'er)
08/17/05 08:24 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

question:

doesn't the city light usually go in the hi beam housing? B/c of the cars I've seen (Mercedes etc.) that have the city lights they are in the hi beams so that when the lights are on all 4 lights are lit up i.e the low beams and the hi-beams lit up w/ the city light

The morettes look like the city light is in the low beams. Anyone else notice this?


todras
(I have no life)
08/17/05 08:57 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

The city lights are in the low beam. Pics of them on are on the 1st page. The same location as the Mondeo lights. They don't throw enough light to aid in overall lighting in any make model. What's the point of your post?

Big_B
(CEG\'er)
08/17/05 09:06 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

His point seems clear to me...

If the city lights were in the high beam location, when the low beams were on you would see all 4 lights lit up on the front of the car.

With city lights in the low beam location, you don't get that effect.

Yes, it would be purely aesthetic, as city lights are not bright enough to light the road, but maybe it would look better.

Definitely not complaining here though, I'm all in on these Morettes.

Edit: Nevermind, after looking at the pics again, it would be stupid to have the city lights in the high beam (inside) location. They definitely need to be on the outside.


todras
(I have no life)
08/18/05 06:14 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Big_B:
His point seems clear to me...


Edit: Nevermind, after looking at the pics again, it would be stupid to have the city lights in the high beam (inside) location. They definitely need to be on the outside.






Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/19/05 12:52 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by TEAMSVTOUR:
question:

doesn't the city light usually go in the hi beam housing? B/c of the cars I've seen (Mercedes etc.) that have the city lights they are in the hi beams so that when the lights are on all 4 lights are lit up i.e the low beams and the hi-beams lit up w/ the city light

The morettes look like the city light is in the low beams. Anyone else notice this?




Not on our Mercedes... it's in the low beam part.



Low beam is the outer square part... high is the inner triangular shaped part.

Don't have a good shot of the city lights working... just looks like really dim headlights.

There's a Mitsubishi ??? VR-4 sedan that also has them in the low beam.

In the foreign GM cars, they're in the high beam... N.A. built vehicles (GM, Jeep, etc.) don't have them.


Tour_Racer00
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/19/05 02:30 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by muskamike:
How are these coming along? (crying) (whinning)



Plllleeeaaaasseee


muskamike
(CEG\'er)
08/19/05 03:28 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I heard that the Morettes will be ready to ship out by next week? *cough* *cough* Can you confirm this?



























....

...
...
OH COME ON, I'LL BUY THE TEST SET.


MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/23/05 04:27 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I want to purchase a set of these headlights! Pref before I put my car away for the winter.

98EB_Expedition
(CEG\'er)
08/23/05 04:29 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by KindaMapOfTazi:
I want to purchase a set of these headlights! Pref before I put my car away for the winter.




ditto


JeSiZZle
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/23/05 01:32 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by IWishIHadASVT:
Originally posted by KindaMapOfTazi:
I want to purchase a set of these headlights! Pref before I put my car away for the winter.




ditto



i cant get mine til spring if possible


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/23/05 02:43 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

no specific date for the release of these yet. stay tuned.

ryanblacksvt
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/23/05 03:50 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

i want mine NOW

Blue11
(CEG\'er)
08/23/05 04:39 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
ok this is how the process works. they made the first prototype. they fit it. they make changes. they make a second prototype. they fit it. they make changes. they make a third prototype. they fit it. they make the final product. we are only 2/3rds the way through the development. when they are dont they will be perfect. the paint may be a little off, there may be minor changes, it is part of creating a product.




Kewl...can't wait for the final product...those things look great....


DemonOfSteel
(CEG\'er)
08/28/05 06:56 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Big_B:

If the city lights were in the high beam location, when the low beams were on you would see all 4 lights lit up on the front of the car.

With city lights in the low beam location, you don't get that effect.





In my 97 integra and in my 96 tour, city lights are in the high beams and when I turn on the low beams, the city light goes out leaving the high beams unlit.


Plastique_synthetiX
(Veteran CEG\'er)
08/28/05 07:47 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I think you're refering to DRLs....

muskamike
(CEG\'er)
08/30/05 12:46 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

New thread needed....NEW THREAD ABOUT THEM BEING AVAILABLE TO BUY!

g r y m e s
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/02/05 06:35 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I would imagine you'll get your new thread when they are ready to buy. Mike knows what he's doing.

muskamike
(CEG\'er)
09/04/05 07:43 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

thanks for that little bit of reality, glad your on the spot.

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/04/05 10:03 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)


thanks mexican.


The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/04/05 11:06 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:

thanks mexican.




I am not mexican, you guys must me r-e-t-a-r-d-e-d!


Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
09/05/05 12:11 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by SVT Driver627:
Originally posted by mikey boy:

thanks mexican.




I am not mexican, you guys must me r-e-t-a-r-d-e-d!









m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/05/05 12:38 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)




scottd60
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/05/05 01:55 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

www.moretteusa.com "under construction"

louisw
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/05/05 06:28 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by scottd60:
www.moretteusa.com "under construction"



because it's a placeholder.. the correct url is http://www.morette.com


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/05/05 01:27 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by scottd60:
www.moretteusa.com "under construction"




i know i know. i am after them to get the site up. i had their url on my windsheild for a few carshows and meets and people were asking about it. they need to get it up asap.


The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/05/05 03:25 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:






only problem is two of the three cars = teh suck!


touredon
(CEG\'er)
09/05/05 04:25 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Forgive me for not reading the entire post, but was/is there any plans for pre-98 lights? Can the MkI Mondeo units be modified easily?

I soooooooo want a set for a pre-98.


bnoon
(Redneck Troll)
09/05/05 05:39 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by SVT Driver627:
Originally posted by mikey boy:






only problem is two of the three cars = teh suck!




I see two that would smoke a Contour in a straight line race, one that would chew it up in the corners too. Looks are subjective. How is it that they suck again??? Just cause you don't have one maybe? Sorry, just tired of one sided cornholed views on internet bashing...

Mikey, nice site designing. One thing I like to do though is take over the domain registering and everything when I do a site to control when it loads. Makes everything go so much smoother when a site launches.


The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/05/05 07:19 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I'm not jealous n the least, just not a big fan of pt's or neons, that's all.

KingpinSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
09/05/05 08:04 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Would it be pushing our luck to get some of these too?


I know they might not look right on the 'tour, but Im very curious to see. Those Impreza tails are hot!


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/05/05 08:07 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

the two frenchmen were milling around in back of my car for a few minutes but i never pursued the tail light idea. lets get these lights finished up and then go from there.

i would like to thank wa2tuff for letting me test fit the second set of prototypes on his car this weekend. i will get his pics up soon.


The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/05/05 08:07 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

lets wait for the headlight dust to settle before we kick up some new dust.

NVMYSVT
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/05/05 10:18 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I just bought a 98 SVT Contour today.. I've drooled over these lights the minute I saw them posted.. As much as I don't really want to mod the snot outta this car like my Cougar I think I need to purchase a set when they are available.

Keep me informed and add me to the list please.


GetBooby151©
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/05/05 10:21 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by NVMYCAT:
I just bought a 98 SVT Contour today.. I've drooled over these lights the minute I saw them posted.. As much as I don't really want to mod the snot outta this car like my Cougar I think I need to purchase a set when they are available.

Keep me informed and add me to the list please.




you should see em' in person....( )


NVMYSVT
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/06/05 12:05 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by GetLucky151:
Originally posted by NVMYCAT:
I just bought a 98 SVT Contour today.. I've drooled over these lights the minute I saw them posted.. As much as I don't really want to mod the snot outta this car like my Cougar I think I need to purchase a set when they are available.

Keep me informed and add me to the list please.




you should see em' in person....( )




Hopefully someday soon I will - I'll have to attend a meet sometime soon!! I'm pretty excited though.. now I'm offically not a troll!


CSVT#49
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/06/05 03:09 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Theres a list going for these sweet head lights?? How did I manage to miss that? Please put me on it!! Thanks.



m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/06/05 04:18 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

no list.

vessel
(New CEG\'er)
09/06/05 04:55 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

hoping to get a set of these!

SVT_Mystique
(CEG\'er)
09/06/05 05:28 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

wow did i just make a mess in my pants. Just curious of what these might look like on a mystique?

EuroTour
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/06/05 05:36 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

They wont work because of the difference in headlights between the Mystique and Contour.

weasel
(CEG\'er)
09/06/05 06:19 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

One thing that would need to be changed is the grill, but would a Mystique need a hood from a 'tour as well ??

wa2tuff
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/06/05 06:33 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
the two frenchmen were milling around in back of my car for a few minutes but i never pursued the tail light idea. lets get these lights finished up and then go from there.

i would like to thank wa2tuff for letting me test fit the second set of prototypes on his car this weekend. i will get his pics up soon.




NO PROBLEM!!


KingpinSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
09/06/05 04:30 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by weasel:
One thing that would need to be changed is the grill, but would a Mystique need a hood from a 'tour as well ??




grill, hood, fenders and bumper (i think).


KerryKool
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/06/05 07:23 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Is there a set for pre 98 model cars.

I would love to have those on my 95 Contour.


-KJ


Y2KSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
09/06/05 08:32 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Kerry2Kool4U:
Is there a set for pre 98 model cars.

I would love to have those on my 95 Contour.


-KJ




No, this has already been answered.

Mark


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/06/05 10:16 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

morette usa is up and running. get ready kids.

dont yell at me i didnt design it.


Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/06/05 11:01 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
i didnt design it.




i wish you had......nothing special, but at least it up.


warmonger
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/07/05 01:23 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Awesome. I sent them feedback saying the lights looked awesome and when could I get some? It also put me on the mailing list for when they are ready. I recommend people doing the same so that you find out when they are ready and that Morrette will see the genuine interest. THis should be posted on fordcontour.org as well.


Benny1
(CEG\'er)
09/07/05 03:07 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

i am very interested in these but i was wondering if i could get a few more pictures from different angles, there looks to be a gap right above the headlight where the point of the fender and the hood meet. Is that just the picture or is there actually a gap there?

Ben


NVMYSVT
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/07/05 03:11 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by warmonger:
It also put me on the mailing list for when they are ready. I recommend people doing the same so that you find out when they are ready and that Morrette will see the genuine interest.




done on my end


The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/07/05 03:12 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Benny1:
i am very interested in these but i was wondering if i could get a few more pictures from different angles, there looks to be a gap right above the headlight where the point of the fender and the hood meet. Is that just the picture or is there actually a gap there?

Ben




they are prototypes, there is still more R&D to be put into them, the process would move faster if they had a tour over in france, rather than having to fly out here.


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/07/05 04:19 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by warmonger:
Awesome. also put me on the mailing list for when they are ready. I recommend people doing the same. THis should be posted on fordcontour.org as well.





good idea all around. i posted it on FCO right after i posted it here.


RTStabler51
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/07/05 12:50 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

so can I get these of pre-98s?

ryanblacksvt
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/07/05 03:27 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

damnit i cannot wait for these to come out, i want them sooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/07/05 10:02 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

wa2tuffs car. i would again like to thank tom for letting me test fit these lights on his car. they are going to look great.


Matt R
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/07/05 10:15 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
wa2tuffs car. i would again like to thank tom for letting me test fit these lights on his car. they are going to look great.







Wow those are nice!!!! Are those the second prototype?


The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/07/05 10:16 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Matt R:
Originally posted by mikey boy:
wa2tuffs car. i would again like to thank tom for letting me test fit these lights on his car. they are going to look great.







Wow those are nice!!!! Are those the second prototype?




nope, thsoe are mikey's just relocated to wa2tuff's and ps'd a rough body color.


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/07/05 10:20 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

yes they are the second set of prototypes.

morette wanted me to test fit them on another car and tom agreed to do it. then i colored them green to go along with his car.


CSVT#49
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/08/05 12:07 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

For the people asking about the gen 1 Contours. I believe these may fit, they are for the Mondeo mk1. I've seen them on a 95 or 96 Contour. So someone made them fit.



Or click here:

http://www.morette.com/products/HEADLIGHTS/FORD/Mondeo/Mondeo%201993/HLMONDEO93.htm





wa2tuff
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/08/05 12:10 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
yes they are the second set of prototypes.

morette wanted me to test fit them on another car and tom agreed to do it. then i colored them green to go along with his car.




MY...OH...MY...OH...MY!!!!!!! I think I just (censored) myself...


TGO
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/08/05 12:30 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:

city lights. thanks for the pic todd.





im sorry...didn't you say the city lights go on with the parking lights??


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/08/05 12:36 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

the city lights are the parking lights on the second set of prototypes that i have. will they stay this way? i dunno, but i hope they do. we will see after the DOT gets done with them.

CSVT#49
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/08/05 12:39 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

So then what are the sections on the end of the headlights for (the orange area)? Are those just reflectors then?

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/08/05 12:51 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

those are the turn signals. unlike the stock lights where the turn signals are also the running lights the morettes use them as turns only.

The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/08/05 01:31 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
those are the turn signals. unlike the stock lights where the turn signals are also the running lights the morettes use them as turns only.






Plastique_synthetiX
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/08/05 02:24 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

If they are going for DOT approval the indicators will end up having to be orange with a reflector, and will also have to serve as a parking light. DOT requires that cars have orange reflectors on front sides and white or orange lights visible from the side at the front. Shouldn't be difficult to reverse that though, hopefully Morette will sell the clear lenses seperately.......

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/08/05 02:48 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Plastique_synthetiX:
hopefully Morette will sell the clear lenses seperately.......




they are hella units. didnt we talk about this over AIM once?


KingpinSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
09/08/05 02:54 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by SHOTIME2669:
For the people asking about the gen 1 Contours. I believe these may fit, they are for the Mondeo mk1. I've seen them on a 95 or 96 Contour. So someone made them fit.



Or click here:

http://www.morette.com/products/HEADLIGHTS/FORD/Mondeo/Mondeo%201993/HLMONDEO93.htm








Havent we been over this before, Mondeo stuff doesnt fit Contours!


Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/08/05 03:14 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by KingpinSVT:
Originally posted by SHOTIME2669:
For the people asking about the gen 1 Contours. I believe these may fit, they are for the Mondeo mk1. I've seen them on a 95 or 96 Contour. So someone made them fit.











Havent we been over this before, Mondeo stuff doesnt fit Contours!




it HAS been done......by Plastique_synthetiX



The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/08/05 03:52 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by pole120:
Originally posted by KingpinSVT:
Originally posted by SHOTIME2669:
For the people asking about the gen 1 Contours. I believe these may fit, they are for the Mondeo mk1. I've seen them on a 95 or 96 Contour. So someone made them fit.











Havent we been over this before, Mondeo stuff doesnt fit Contours!




it HAS been done......by Plastique_synthetiX






BUT, it as only done after EXTENSIVE modification.


wa2tuff
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/08/05 04:32 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Plastique_synthetiX:
If they are going for DOT approval the indicators will end up having to be orange with a reflector, and will also have to serve as a parking light. DOT requires that cars have orange reflectors on front sides and white or orange lights visible from the side at the front. Shouldn't be difficult to reverse that though, hopefully Morette will sell the clear lenses seperately.......




The lens are clear, the bulbs inside are amber. If they are illuminated all the time as ours are, that should be enough. Hopefully they won't press the reflector issue. That could be a major roadblock. Mikey said the Neon ones are done and that ours should be next but now I wonder how long it's really gonna take. The Neon ones are easier since they don't require the reflector/side marker...it's already in the fender.



KingpinSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
09/08/05 05:23 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by SVT Driver627:
Originally posted by pole120:
Originally posted by KingpinSVT:


Havent we been over this before, Mondeo stuff doesnt fit Contours!




it HAS been done......by Plastique_synthetiX






BUT, it as only done after EXTENSIVE modification.




Exactly, which rules out 99% of people on CEG.


morbid
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/08/05 04:44 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

so how about this.... if Morette were to include with the lights a reflective sticker, then the "kit" would be DOT legal, and up to the owner to decide to keep it that way. Morette can show DOT the lights on a car with the sticker attached to a similar location as that Neon.

Also.... what size are the high beams? Wondering if the drivers side one is large enough to feed the airfilter (after removing the drivers-side light, of course).


Plastique_synthetiX
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/09/05 01:57 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
Originally posted by Plastique_synthetiX:
hopefully Morette will sell the clear corner lenses seperately.......




they are hella units. didnt we talk about this over AIM once?


sorry I shoulda clarified myself

Quote:

if Morette were to include with the lights a reflective sticker



That's what I was thinking, kindof like the clear corner lamps I bought for my girl's Cavalier. They had a little orange reflector in the box....


DemonOfSteel
(CEG\'er)
09/09/05 02:34 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

will the light bulbs still be 9006 for low beams and 9005 for high beams like it is right now on our headlights?

The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/09/05 02:35 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by DemonOfSteel:
will the light bulbs still be 9006 for low beams and 9005 for high beams like it is right now on our headlights?




no


DemonOfSteel
(CEG\'er)
09/09/05 02:41 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

what will we use as high beam and as low beam then?

wa2tuff
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/09/05 02:42 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by morbid:


Also.... what size are the high beams? Wondering if the drivers side one is large enough to feed the airfilter (after removing the drivers-side light, of course).




Sorry, but I don't understand why on earth you would want to do that.


The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/09/05 02:43 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by wa2tuff:
Originally posted by morbid:


Also.... what size are the high beams? Wondering if the drivers side one is large enough to feed the airfilter (after removing the drivers-side light, of course).




Sorry, but I don't understand why on earth you would want to do that.




so it can look like it got knoct the eff out


NVMYSVT
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/09/05 03:35 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Make sure that everyone who is interested is going to the MoretteUSA site and filling out the little feedback form so they can see the interest..

I did.. and here is the response I got

Greetings Christina


Thank you for the note. We are very excited about the Contour lights. We
will send you an email when we go into production.

Best Regards

Patrick@moretteusa.com


Matt R
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/09/05 05:02 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by NVMYCAT:
Make sure that everyone who is interested is going to the MoretteUSA site and filling out the little feedback form so they can see the interest..

I did.. and here is the response I got

Greetings Christina


Thank you for the note. We are very excited about the Contour lights. We
will send you an email when we go into production.

Best Regards

Patrick@moretteusa.com





Cool. And btw, you have a damn nice car Christina!!


NVMYSVT
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/09/05 12:07 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

thanks! I just updated the cardomain site w/track pictures from CougarFest 2005 this morning.. I'll try and update again soon - those indoor pictures tend to not flatter the car at all..

and in all honesty I just purchased a 98 Silver Frost CSVT which I finally pick up from the previous owner this upcoming Monday.. I'm really stoked though.. I've been drooling over these cars for a few years.. now I'll finally have one!!! Hopefully I won't be provoked to mod it to the point of no longer being able to drive it safely. Addictions suck.


morbid
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/09/05 06:45 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by wa2tuff:
Originally posted by morbid:


Also.... what size are the high beams? Wondering if the drivers side one is large enough to feed the airfilter (after removing the drivers-side light, of course).




Sorry, but I don't understand why on earth you would want to do that.




since I don't drive around with my high beams on, I wouldn't really need it. That would feed right into the heat shielded intake area, so why would that be such a bad idea? My car is a city car (my wifes Intrepid is the vacation car), but IF I ever needed to go driving in the backwoods, I could reattach the drivers side high beam.

No biggie... I'll measure it when I receive mine


vessel
(New CEG\'er)
09/09/05 08:21 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by NVMYCAT:
thanks! I just updated the cardomain site w/track pictures from CougarFest 2005 this morning.. I'll try and update again soon - those indoor pictures tend to not flatter the car at all..

and in all honesty I just purchased a 98 Silver Frost CSVT which I finally pick up from the previous owner this upcoming Monday.. I'm really stoked though.. I've been drooling over these cars for a few years.. now I'll finally have one!!! Hopefully I won't be provoked to mod it to the point of no longer being able to drive it safely. Addictions suck.




Good luck! SVT or not, these cars are hard to resist. I have owned 3, 1 silver frost 98 SVT, 1 95 se V6 mtx, and now a 98 se V6 mtx. Every time I have sold one, it haunts me until I buy another! They are just so nice!


KingpinSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
09/09/05 10:06 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by morbid:


since I don't drive around with my high beams on, I wouldn't really need it. That would feed right into the heat shielded intake area, so why would that be such a bad idea? My car is a city car (my wifes Intrepid is the vacation car), but IF I ever needed to go driving in the backwoods, I could reattach the drivers side high beam.

No biggie... I'll measure it when I receive mine




Well really you would have to move the fuse box and battery or they're just going to block the air anyway.


Tour_Racer00
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/12/05 04:29 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

OMG, the waiting is killing me.

wa2tuff
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/17/05 05:12 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by 98_HO_Contour:
OMG, the waiting is killing me.




Me too, but we just have to wait until they get it right. And at this point in time, they aren't quite right. But when they do succeed, OMG, look out!!


vessel
(New CEG\'er)
09/17/05 08:17 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Is there a ball park figure on the cost of these yet?

The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/18/05 02:13 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by vessel:
Is there a ball park figure on the cost of these yet?




No, Never, it will probably be awhile.


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/18/05 03:15 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

no it wont. please dont comment on questions you dont know the answers to.

if you want the latest, up to date info. sign up at moretteusa.com for updates. thanks.


vessel
(New CEG\'er)
09/18/05 07:24 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I live in Las Vegas, and I had planned on going to the SEMA show in November. I hope they have them or at least a lot more info by then.

machine
(CEG\'er)
09/18/05 01:39 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

web page I found these on cc motorsport will these not work with our cars or are these what we have been waiting for

NVMYSVT
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/18/05 02:01 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

that looks to be Mikey's car.. I think that company is just ahead of the game and even if you bought them they would tell you that they were out of stock or not yet available.

it's cool to see some sort of pricing though..

357.00 United Kingdom Pounds = 645.55 United States Dollars


MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/18/05 03:02 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Wow guys...what was just posted reflects nothing on what they are building for us here in the US. Pricing has not yet been deteremined.

machine
(CEG\'er)
09/18/05 03:08 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

who's 1st?

Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/18/05 06:09 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by machine:
web page I found these on cc motorsport will these not work with our cars or are these what we have been waiting for




Originally posted by NVMYCAT:
that looks to be Mikey's car.. I think that company is just ahead of the game and even if you bought them they would tell you that they were out of stock or not yet available.

it's cool to see some sort of pricing though..

357.00 United Kingdom Pounds = 645.55 United States Dollars




That link looks bogus to me... that's not Mikey's car, that's a straight up Mondeo. Unless they are customizing the Mondeo ones to fit, I'd say no-go on that.

Also notice it talks about how they're manually adjustable and "if your Contour came with electronic beam adjustment (from the dashboard) you'll have to do without it." Contours didn't come with electric adjusters.


machine
(CEG\'er)
09/18/05 06:42 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

it also says a mondeo kit will not fit contour,so basically it is not the same kit,i think it's worth checking out if you look at the rest of the site it seems legit

Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/18/05 06:55 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by machine:
it also says a mondeo kit will not fit contour,so basically it is not the same kit,i think it's worth checking out if you look at the rest of the site it seems legit




I'm still kinda skeptical unless they're pre-ordering them or customizing the Mondeo set.

I'm going to ask them about it and see how they respond...


CSVT#49
(Veteran CEG\'er)
09/19/05 01:14 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

They have a post on another site, forget which one but I ran across it. They are just taking orders and you'll be put on a list so that when they do begin releasing them for sale you'll already be in line with a set ordered.


The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/19/05 01:19 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Mikey, i wasn't tryin to step on toes, jsut tryin to get across that no official price has been released and everyone will definatly know because the heading will most likely change to "Price Released" or something.

MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/19/05 03:28 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by machine:
it also says a mondeo kit will not fit contour,so basically it is not the same kit,i think it's worth checking out if you look at the rest of the site it seems legit




Noobie...stop posting in this thread. You have no clue what you are talking about. I don't care how legit it sounds...there is a reason they are building CONTOUR specific headlights.


machine
(CEG\'er)
09/19/05 03:53 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

for one u don't know me i had my contour when you were still riding training wheels,just because i don't sit on computer and post on meaningless subjects does not make me a newbie.i was simply sharing info that i thought was helpful and also wasn't sure if anyone had seen these.which i think is what this forum is all about.....


Edited because there will be no e-thugging in this thread-1314


MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/19/05 11:33 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by machine:
for one u don't know me i had my contour when you were still riding training wheels,just because i don't sit on computer and post on meaningless subjects does not make me a newbie.i was simply sharing info that i thought was helpful and also wasn't sure if anyone had seen these.which i think is what this forum is all about.....


Edited because there will be no e-thugging in this thread-1314



I was just here to tell you that after 2 threads with 30 plus pages of replies you aren't giving us any new information. Just because you are older than I am does not mean more knowledgable. Judging by your last response I would've fig'd you to be 17.


I-Dom-In-VIII
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/19/05 11:59 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho:
Originally posted by machine:
for one u don't know me i had my contour when you were still riding training wheels,just because i don't sit on computer and post on meaningless subjects does not make me a newbie.i was simply sharing info that i thought was helpful and also wasn't sure if anyone had seen these.which i think is what this forum is all about.....


Edited because there will be no e-thugging in this thread-1314



I was just here to tell you that after 2 threads with 30 plus pages of replies you aren't giving us any new information. Just because you are older than I am does not mean more knowledgable. Judging by your last response I would've fig'd you to be 17.




Bingo pete....


BK4293
(Addicted CEG\'er)
09/19/05 12:40 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by I-Dom-In-8:
Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho:
Originally posted by machine:
for one u don't know me i had my contour when you were still riding training wheels,just because i don't sit on computer and post on meaningless subjects does not make me a newbie.i was simply sharing info that i thought was helpful and also wasn't sure if anyone had seen these.which i think is what this forum is all about.....


Edited because there will be no e-thugging in this thread-1314



I was just here to tell you that after 2 threads with 30 plus pages of replies you aren't giving us any new information. Just because you are older than I am does not mean more knowledgable. Judging by your last response I would've fig'd you to be 17.




Bingo pete....



Damn, I needed one more number.....Mikey ou need to push your boys, the girls are getting restless in here, Even that Kajorkiana chic!!!


machine
(CEG\'er)
09/19/05 08:24 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

i'm not here to argue with you,obviously by the response of some others my post was new info.i thought it would also help people get an idea of what the morrettes would be sold for.your response(newbie) though reminded me of high school(freshman/senior crap).i find these forums to be a great help and it shouldn't matter how many times i've posted or how long i've been registered.just trying to help, no one had posted that website with contour morrettes being sold before (i don't think) and i think were all excited about getting these.

MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/19/05 09:05 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Mondeo morettes have been posted a BILLION TIMES.
Just let mikey do the talking in this thread, he has done a TON of work. He will keep us updated. I don't think there is much that you, myself, or anyone besides Mikey can tell us about these lights that will be new information.


End argument.


Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/19/05 09:06 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by [Email:
sales@ccmotorsport.co.uk[/Email] ]
The contour lights have been on our site for about 1
month, about a week prior to that I was advised that
they would be ready in the next few weeks so we went
ahead and put them onto the site.

No it is not for a modified pair, I am about to email
the manufacturer and then let you know the latest
situation with the contour specific lights.

Carl - www.ccmotorsport.co.uk

---
> Email: <a href="mailto:kane.david@gmail.com">kane.david@gmail.com">kane.david@gmail.com</a> wrote:

> Email: <a href="mailto:kane.david@gmail.com

> Technician: tech
>
> Inquiry: I'm curious about the Contour Morettes that
> are listed...
>
> Is this a pre-order for when Morette finishes the
> Contour lights, or is this for a modified Mondeo set
> that fits a Contour? Reason I'm asking is b/c the
> Contour Morettes are still in prototype stage...

Yours sincerely,
Carl - www.ccmotorsport.co.uk

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Don't give Machine too much of a hard time (and Machine, e-thugs aren't respected here), he may have come across something cool here...


machine
(CEG\'er)
09/19/05 09:19 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

thanks kane,agreed though end of argument no hard feelings

wa2tuff
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/19/05 10:58 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho:
Mondeo morettes have been posted a BILLION TIMES.
Just let mikey do the talking in this thread, he has done a TON of work. He will keep us updated. I don't think there is much that you, myself, or anyone besides Mikey can tell us about these lights that will be new information.


End argument.




Morettes have been discussed to death in CEG. The only ones that matter are the ones the Mikey is involved with. Sounds like this other outfit is just trying to jump on the band wagon. The only Morette we need to be concerned with is the company that Mike initiated a dialogue with, who flew from France to his house for the initial fitting, who has fitted 2 prototypes thus far, and who is following through with this. They aren't offering to sell you something that's not even ready to market. They're let us know through Mike when it's ready to sell and fit our cars.


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/22/05 10:13 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

morette france has added the contour to its test phase pages. please give it a look and tell them what you think. awesome! can we get a sticky on this topic if it cant be in the group buy forum. please.

ryanblacksvt
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
09/22/05 10:25 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

damn awsome mikey, your csvt is like the international poster csvt now.

Dj Perico
(CEG\'er)
09/22/05 11:14 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by ryanblacksvt:
damn awsome mikey, your csvt is like the international poster csvt now.




Thats cool Mikey. Can I get your autograph?


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
09/23/05 09:55 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

hahahaaaaaaaaaaaa. no, in leau of my autograph just buy a set of these lights. i want morette to be successful in the US so that we will continue to see their products available in the future. we will all get new cars someday. wont we?

theTK
(New CEG\'er)
10/03/05 03:51 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Any general idea when they might be released? I know this is the obvious question we all want to know, but can morette at least give a guesstimate? Next month? 5 years from now?

I'm just asking because my stockies are shot, and I'd wait a month for these if I had any idea. Otherwise, I'll just shell out the cash for new stocks.


CSVT#49
(Veteran CEG\'er)
10/03/05 05:01 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Hey go pick yourself up the following:

600 grit sand paper
800 grit sand paper
1000 grit sand paper
1500 grit sand paper
2000 grit sand paper
3M plastic polish
rags

and your "stockies" will have renewed life saving you $280 (unless of course they are litterly cracked or busted up)

I just did mine they look brand new. Plus I believe there is a how-to on this site as well.


theTK
(New CEG\'er)
10/03/05 02:33 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Yea, its beyond a good buffing.. Besides the normal yellowing, almost all the mounting tabs are broken, and they've got a rainforest of condensation inside.

Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
10/03/05 06:12 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by theTK:
almost all the mounting tabs are broken




I hope Morette use stronger plastic and/or metal tabs on their lights.

My upper mounts are barely hanging in there.


hetfield
(Scourge of the Master Debaters)
10/03/05 07:18 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I specifically brought that up with the guys from Morette France when they were here a few months ago. They promised that they had taken that into consideration and that the plastic they were using around the mounting tabs would be much more flexible and giving and should not break.

CSVT#49
(Veteran CEG\'er)
10/04/05 02:19 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by hetfield:
the plastic they were using around the mounting tabs would be much more flexible and giving and should not break.




Thats music to my ears.


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/05/05 04:34 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

morette has just released the price for the srt-4 morettes. the srt-4 lights were being developed at the same time as ours but their production moved ahead of the contours when they found an srt-4 in europe to do the testing on.

the price for the srt lights is $495. this price has nothing to do with our lights i just wanted to show what neighborhood our lights might be in. again, this is the price for the srt lights not the contour lights.


Y2KSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
10/05/05 06:35 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

So we'll be paying $495.00 for the Contour lights,... Mike?

Mark


KingpinSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
10/05/05 07:43 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

That would be a great price, stock ones are almost half that!

MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/06/05 03:39 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

So Mike this is the set in stone price...excellent!

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/06/05 04:33 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

you guys best be wearing protective cups the next time i see you.

theTK
(New CEG\'er)
10/08/05 04:26 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by theTK:
Any general idea when they might be released? I know this is the obvious question we all want to know, but can morette at least give a guesstimate? Next month? 5 years from now?

I'm just asking because my stockies are shot, and I'd wait a month for these if I had any idea. Otherwise, I'll just shell out the cash for new stocks.




BK4293
(Addicted CEG\'er)
10/08/05 04:36 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by mikey boy:
you guys best be wearing protective cups the next time i see you.




Actually i hink Pete was drinking coffee out of his the last time I saw him, so kick him the hardest...


Booger
(CEG\'er)
10/18/05 12:08 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

So I slack off and don't read threads for a few months and Morettes go from pipe dream to practically reality.......SWEET!! I will be sure to leave myself with some disposable income in the next few months. Sallie Mae is going to buy me some headlights.

CSVT#49
(Veteran CEG\'er)
10/19/05 03:22 AM
Updates?

So there hasn't been a lot of info updating the situation. Does anyone know where the headlights are sitting as far as manufacturability? What stage are they in with the prototyping/testing?

Y2KSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
10/19/05 06:23 PM
Re: Updates?

They are as far along as Mike has told us. He's been updating us the second he hears news from Morette, so it looks like there's nothing new on them. Definitely a lot of people keeping their fingers crossed though in anticipation of these!

Mark


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/29/05 07:36 PM
Re: Updates?

morette usa has updated their site with a bit more info on the contour light development.

Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
10/30/05 01:58 AM
Re: Updates?

thanks for the info mike.

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/30/05 02:38 AM
Morettes

when i get information i pass it along to you as soon as i can. the more we all know the better. hopefully we will be finding out some major info in the next couple weeks. sema is almost here.

Moose
(CEG\'er)
10/30/05 05:23 AM
Re: Morettes

I can't wait until they are ready for sale, I think they'll look best on the black tours.. Probably a dumb ?, but Mikey, did you design the USA site? It looks good!



m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/30/05 03:23 PM
Re: Morettes

no, i did not design the site.

machine
(CEG\'er)
10/30/05 03:29 PM
Re: Morettes

cc motorsports has informed me that these will be going for about $634 us dollars (when they are available) as they(CC) are in uk and they will be selling them for 357 pounds. does this sound about right?

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
10/30/05 03:59 PM
Re: Morettes

i dont know the specifics of the pricing, but that sounds high to me. we will see what happens and you all will know the minute i find out.

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
11/05/05 05:35 PM
Re: Morettes

look at the left upper corner. this is morette usa's booth at sema 2005...

my car made it to sema!!!


csvtjohnga
(Veteran CEG\'er)
11/07/05 04:48 AM
Re: Morettes

lucky!


so uh..when the coming out?


Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
11/07/05 01:57 PM
Re: Morettes

I really wish i could have been there, i want to go to SEMA so bad.

As soon as they're ready mike, i'll be throwing them my money.


Sl33stak
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
11/07/05 09:25 PM
Re: Morettes

Our Head of engineering at my work just got back today from SEMA, I had him snap some shots of the Morrette booth for me to, I'll put em up tomorrow when he puts the pics on our network, he also said he talked for a while with the Morette Reps too.... I'll have more info tomorrow.

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
11/08/05 04:42 AM
Re: Morettes


the poster from sema featuring my car.
as far as an update on the lights, morette test fit a pair of lights on a contour to iron out what needs to be done to make the lights perfect. they were in the states for ythe sema show and got a beeter look then the pics i provided them so another update and a third prototype should be coming very soon.

if you want a copy of the poster file pictured above which is 25"x35" to print out at your local print shop drop me a PM.


Sl33stak
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
11/15/05 11:28 AM
Re: Morettes

From SEMA





If ya want the FULL resolution images email me here at work.

jmacdonald@melling.com

The full rez pics show the amber "city light" pretty good....

I can't wait for these to come out!!


louisw
(Veteran CEG\'er)
11/29/05 08:14 PM
Re: Morettes

time to start saving. the haze on my stockers is really cutting the output. those look a million times better.

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
11/29/05 08:53 PM
Re: Morettes

i would imagine the third set of prototypes should be close to being done. i am going to contact morette and hopefully give an update of their progress in the next couple of days.

MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
11/30/05 07:42 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Mikey Boy:
i would imagine the third set of prototypes should be close to being done. i am going to contact morette and hopefully give an update of their progress in the next couple of days.




At this rate I should be able to afford these!


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
11/30/05 11:11 PM
Re: Morettes

hahahahaaaasshole.

teamSVTour
(CEG\'er)
12/09/05 09:21 PM
Re: Morettes

bump....I guess these being ready by X-mas is not going to happen

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/09/05 11:19 PM
Re: Morettes

the third prototype is in the US and is being test fitted even as we speak. as soon as i hear more i will let you guys know. they will not be ready for christmas.

The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
12/09/05 11:36 PM
Re: Morettes

...are we there yet?

MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/09/05 11:50 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by 5V7 Dr1v3r627:
...are we there yet?




You have no $$...STFU! Have patience!

Originally posted by 5V7 Dr1v3r627:
Originally posted by mikey boy:
those are the turn signals. unlike the stock lights where the turn signals are also the running lights the morettes use them as turns only.









You are not a pillar of turn signal opinionated greatness!


todras
(I have no life)
12/12/05 04:32 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho™:

You are not a pillar of turn signal opinionated greatness!




LMAO! Pwn3d.


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/27/05 09:41 PM
Re: Morettes

Hi Mike,



Sorry that I could not be Santa this year. We will have this sorted out soon and the contour lights will be on the way.



Best regards






posthuman63t
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
12/27/05 10:22 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Mikey Boy:
Hi Mike,



Sorry that I could not be Santa this year. We will have this sorted out soon and the contour lights will be on the way.



Best regards









I know I'm gonna get so much [censored] for this but...
That message is worth about 2 cents...I'd rather have a place tell me, it usually takes X amount of months, instead of saying soon, soon, real soon, watch our site, soon will be on the way. I mean, if its 3 months, say it. if its 6 months, say it. Regardless, I'll be picking up a pair. Now who will be the first to yell at me?


MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/27/05 11:16 PM
Re: Morettes

^(^&$(@)*!)$**(!^&^#&*)~*_)&$*^%*&*&#$*@^%&_)(-*($*!URY$*!^$*(

Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
12/27/05 11:28 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho™:
^(^&$(@)*!)$**(!^&^#&*)~*_)&$*^%*&*&#$*@^%&_)(-*($*!URY$*!^$*(




english mutha*****!





warmonger
(Hard-core CEG'er)
12/27/05 11:45 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Mikey Boy:
Hi Mike,



Sorry that I could not be Santa this year. We will have this sorted out soon and the contour lights will be on the way.



Best regards



So when will these be ready?


Hehehe. j/k
I'm waiting patiently





stilov
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/15/06 03:40 PM
Re: Morettes

Any update? I kinda have this feeling they won't make it.

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/16/06 12:46 AM
Re: Morettes

the info you have is the info i have. morette has put a lot of time and money into developing these lights. the president of the company and the lead tech flew here from france to get this project off the ground. then they returned and had a booth at sema in las vegas in november.

Originally posted by stilov:
I kinda have this feeling they won't make it.




i dont know if you know how production works but products are not created overnight. it takes time and money and a DOT certification to get these lights ready for sale. morette is on their fourth contour prototype now to get the perfect fit and quality assurence that only morette provides its customers with. i am in contact with morette usa and communicating with them weekly. please show some patience and understanding to how the process works and be thankful that they are making us lights.


stilov
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/16/06 03:36 AM
Re: Morettes

don't take it as me not having patience...I hope they do make it into production. Although I do know of several other vendors, people, etc... that never had a finished product.

I hope they do make it.


wa2tuff
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/17/06 03:20 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Mikey Boy:
the info you have is the info i have. morette has put a lot of time and money into developing these lights. the president of the company and the lead tech flew here from france to get this project off the ground. then they returned and had a booth at sema in las vegas in november.

Originally posted by stilov:
I kinda have this feeling they won't make it.




i dont know if you know how production works but products are not created overnight. it takes time and money and a DOT certification to get these lights ready for sale. morette is on their fourth contour prototype now to get the perfect fit and quality assurence that only morette provides its customers with. i am in contact with morette usa and communicating with them weekly. please show some patience and understanding to how the process works and be thankful that they are making us lights.




IIRC, the ones Mike had at the EOSB was the second prototype, so now if they're on the fourth, things are moving along well. Not fast enough , but since we're getting something we've all been wanting ever since I can remember (over 2 1/2 years), we still need to be patient, especially with the one who got the whole thing started, hand Mikey.


morbid
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/17/06 05:11 PM
Re: Morettes

Just think... if it wasn't a CEG'er who was testing the prototypes, you might not even know about the lights until they're released. The problem is we knew from the start of the process, so the wait seems long.

TourDeForce
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/19/06 09:43 PM
Re: Morettes

So, these are gonna be for SVTs only? Won't fit an SE?

Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/19/06 09:46 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by TourDeForce:
So, these are gonna be for SVTs only? Won't fit an SE?




What??? Where did you get that idea....all post 98 HL's are interchangeable.


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/19/06 10:35 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by morbid:
The problem is we knew from the start of the process




actually the process started 4 months before i told you guys. i was waiting to actually see the first prototype done and the plane tickets from france making sure that morette's president and lead tech had, in fact, booked a flight. i didnt want to get everyones hopes up when i was just talking to morette so i had to wait.


svt490
(CEG\'er)
01/20/06 03:02 PM
Re: Morettes

besides the extra wait will ensure the people that really want these will have the cash saved up

The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/20/06 03:51 PM
Re: Morettes

I am curious to see if there will be a way to fit projectors

Rayn
(CEG\'er)
01/22/06 04:32 AM
Re: Morettes

I don't know if it was the angle (of the shot) or just the difference in the 4 prototype pictures but some pics look like the sides of the lights don't fit in with the contour of the Contour (no pun intended)... On the latest poster posted (still no pun intended) bottom right hand corner they look like the fit is much better. Is that the angle (of the shot) or just improvement in design???
I hope that these fit nice and flush and define every curve of my CSVT, kind of like a pair of mid 80's spandex shorts! (Not on me of course...)

Oh okay I see... That's what I get for reading the post from the middle down... This forum is Text Book Thick!

I'm ready for my pair! I don't know if you guys seen anything but I've been searching the web for modified lights for the tour forever! I was about two seconds from modding my own like everyone else (until I read this forum in it's entirety now I gotta have these!). I guess that the Civic, Jetta, Focus, Accord and Integra are the haves and us poor Contour owners are the have nots! I think that it sucks. The Contour/Mystique are some of the best kept secrets on the market! CSVT+family with children= affordable but invaluable sports car (with space) & cure for the common mid life crisis...
Shall I say more???


bigMoneyRacing
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/22/06 05:12 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Rayn:
Shall I say more???



Unless you are Mikey Boy saying "they're ready" then, no.


96 M edition
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/22/06 08:52 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by bigMoneyRacing:
Originally posted by Rayn:
Shall I say more???



Unless you are Mikey Boy saying "they're ready" then, no.



couldnt of said it better BMR


Rayn
(CEG\'er)
01/23/06 02:19 AM
Re: Morettes

Ha Ha Ha...

Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/24/06 05:19 PM
Re: Morettes

Ok, so Mike decided that it might speed things up if they were able to test fit the latest prototypes on a Contour already in Europe, so he got ahold of me to see if I wanted to do it.

And I was like "he1l no, morette=teh gay, i like my stok lites w HID walmart bulb lol!!!11"

No seriously, why would I pass something like that up? Hell yeah I said I would.

So anyway, I've emailed them to set up a meeting place.

Hope all goes well!


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/24/06 11:00 PM
Re: Morettes

thanks big daddy. we have just turbo boosted this process. look for things to hapen quickly now.

i was very excited when i saw the pics of BDK's car in germany. the first thing that went through my mind was, MORETTE!! i have been chomping at the bit for months to try and find some contour owners in europe and now we have one and he is a ceger! how awesome is this?!


Rayn
(CEG\'er)
01/24/06 11:47 PM
Re: Morettes

Thanks Kane!!!! Hip Hip Morettes! Hip Hip Morettes!

vessel
(New CEG\'er)
01/25/06 01:24 AM
Re: Morettes

We bow before you, oh great one!

96 M edition
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/25/06 01:39 AM
Re: Morettes

very nice...

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/25/06 03:05 AM
Re: Morettes

oh yeah, now you too can partake in some morettes tour96. good idea switching to the post 98 front end.

MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/25/06 03:08 AM
Re: Morettes

I just nutted

96 M edition
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/25/06 03:26 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Mikey Boy:
oh yeah, now you too can partake in some morettes tour96. good idea switching to the post 98 front end.



..that was some of my motive!!!


vessel
(New CEG\'er)
01/25/06 05:54 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho™:
I just nutted





TMI, but accurate! lol I hope my settlement comes in before these go on sale!


Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/27/06 08:49 AM
Re: Morettes

Ok, latest news is that they're gonna contact me when they're ready to be test fit.

NVMYSVT
(Veteran CEG\'er)
01/27/06 11:46 AM
Re: Morettes

YAY! I soooooo want a set of these!!!

Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/27/06 06:42 PM
Re: Morettes

I guess I'm not the only one doing this...

The Morettes for the SRT-4 are being made with the help of a dude around here.

Which reminds me... there is a large number of SRT4s here. Check this out... 23!!! in the local area (KMC).


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/27/06 11:06 PM
Re: Morettes

yeah, the first test of the srt-4 was on my neighbors car then, they found a guy in germany right away to do the test fitting. the srt lights have started to be released while ours have taken longer. now though, we are in serious business!!!! HORRAY!!

MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/30/06 11:16 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Mikey Boy:
yeah, the first test of the srt-4 was on my neighbors car then, they found a guy in germany right away to do the test fitting. the srt lights have started to be released while ours have taken longer. now though, we are in serious business!!!! HORRAY!!




I didnt realized they offered the Srt 4 over there!?


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/30/06 11:27 PM
Re: Morettes

yeah, they are all over europe. this is what propelled the srt morettes ahead of ours.

Kenaida
(New CEG\'er)
01/31/06 03:32 AM
Re: Morettes

It's sweet that these are going to be available. No doubt. Contours need more stuff like this. But what might suck is that, EVERYONE will now buy them and won't be anything special, because everyone has them.

Matt R
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/31/06 03:35 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Kenaida:
It's sweet that these are going to be available. No doubt. Contours need more stuff like this. But what might suck is that, EVERYONE will now buy them and won't be anything special, because everyone has them.




Which would you rather have? These that everyone has or nothing?


Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
01/31/06 03:45 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Matt R:
Originally posted by Kenaida:
It's sweet that these are going to be available. No doubt. Contours need more stuff like this. But what might suck is that, EVERYONE will now buy them and won't be anything special, because everyone has them.




Which would you rather have? These that everyone has or nothing?




you can get creative and get projectors ya know..


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/31/06 03:48 AM
Re: Morettes

will you be able to see the projectors through the yellowing lenses?

96 M edition
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/31/06 03:59 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Kenaida:
It's sweet that these are going to be available. No doubt. Contours need more stuff like this. But what might suck is that, EVERYONE will now buy them and won't be anything special, because everyone has them.



i doubt it...have you been following the thread? have you seen the price?


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/31/06 04:00 AM
Re: Morettes

what is the price?

Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
01/31/06 04:02 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Mikey Boy:
will you be able to see the projectors through the yellowing lenses?




yes you will, if one takes care of their headlights then they should not have a problem at all..


96 M edition
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/31/06 04:21 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Mikey Boy:
what is the price?


pp\
....okay..the estimated price, i know a price wasnt set in stone yet..


Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/31/06 08:01 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by tour96se:
Originally posted by Mikey Boy:
what is the price?


pp\
....okay..the estimated price, i know a price wasnt set in stone yet..




If it's anything like the Mondeo prices... I doubt everyone will be buying them.


MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/31/06 02:56 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Big Daddy Kane:
Originally posted by tour96se:
Originally posted by Mikey Boy:
what is the price?


pp\
....okay..the estimated price, i know a price wasnt set in stone yet..




If it's anything like the Mondeo prices... I doubt everyone will be buying them.




It should/could be less...


The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/31/06 06:44 PM
Re: Morettes

Last thing we all half-assed guessed we asked/assumed around 600, and we were told it should be less.

Y2KSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
01/31/06 06:48 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by 5V7 Dr1v3r627:
Last thing we all half-assed guessed we asked/assumed around 600, and we were told it should be less.




Aside from this sentence not making a whole lot of sense, the key word is "should." After a while, you'll come to realize that until it's written in black and white, assumptions are just, well, assumptions. I do "hope" to see them in the $500 range, as I'd consider picking up a set.

Mark


todras
(I have no life)
01/31/06 07:17 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Kenaida:
It's sweet that these are going to be available. No doubt. Contours need more stuff like this. But what might suck is that, EVERYONE will now buy them and won't be anything special, because everyone has them.




And how many modified Contours do you see driving around our area? Yea none! The only ones you see are the ones on the CEG or a CEG meet. This is silliest thing I've ever heard. Bunch of broke arse teens drive them now. Don't see them ploping $500 down on head lights since their car is worth $2k.


GTO Pete
(Hard-core CEG'er)
01/31/06 07:27 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by todras:
Originally posted by Kenaida:
It's sweet that these are going to be available. No doubt. Contours need more stuff like this. But what might suck is that, EVERYONE will now buy them and won't be anything special, because everyone has them.



And how many modified Contours do you see driving around our area? Yea none! The only ones you see are the ones on the CEG or a CEG meet. This is silliest thing I've ever heard. Bunch of broke arse teens drive them now. Don't see them ploping $500 down on head lights since their car is worth $2k.



Reasons why (sadly) the Morettes will not sell that well:

1. CEG is infamous for being cheap.

2. CEG is infamous for being a lot of talk. "Interest check" on GBs and new parts is more like a "Wish List".

3. The "new generation" of CEG owners are more budgeted than previous years.

Given the high dollar amount (IF they are in the $500-$600 range as speculated), if 50 people have said they want the Morettes, I would say maybe 1/3 will actually buy them.


posthuman63t
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
01/31/06 07:33 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by GTO Pete:
if 50 people have said they want the Morettes, I would say maybe 1/3 will actually buy them.




Sad but true...Again, thats just an assumption based on past GB's. Who knows for sure though...Depending on when they come out...I'll probably get a set. 3L is the #1 priority now though.


Knip
(CEG\'er)
01/31/06 11:21 PM
Re: Morettes

I WILL be buying a set!!

Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
02/01/06 02:06 AM
Re: Morettes

morette + projector =

Sl33stak
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/01/06 11:18 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
morette + projector =




Ditto..........but who's gona be the first to risk a 5-600 dollar set of lights to try it?


Pudmunkie
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/01/06 03:12 PM
Re: Morettes

There is no risk to it - if you have the skills and the projectors you can get it done. Projectors take alot of work, but they arent rocket science.

teamSVTour
(CEG\'er)
02/01/06 03:33 PM
Re: Morettes

Mikey Boy...what is the dimensions of the opening for both the High and low beams....I'm more interested in the dimensions for the low, but high would also be appreciated.

Kenaida
(New CEG\'er)
02/01/06 07:42 PM
Re: Morettes

Yea saw the price. But like most say, that is just an estimated price. I am sure if people can spend 1k or more on rims, buying these would be pocket change But yea, $500 is insane, creative product, but insane. Wish I thought of it



Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
02/01/06 09:52 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Kenaida:
Yea saw the price. But like most say, that is just an estimated price. I am sure if people can spend 1k or more on rims, buying these would be pocket change But yea, $500 is insane, creative product, but insane. Wish I thought of it






well lets see, new oem headlights cost around $250..put in a little more (guesstimate another $250 lol) you'll get these new custom good quality morettes..its not insane, it comes down to priority. If you really really like them, you'll find a way to get them.

I have spent more then $1k on lighting for my car, its sad but its what i want. My new setup will be the ultimate lighting set up with projectors in lows and projectors in fogs as well..

I really hoped the morettes came out sooner so I coulda seen how they looked on other peoples cars. They look hawt on mikes car but i need to see them on others so that i can relate to their car. Oh well, who knows if they are cheap, I'll buy them and put projectors in them as well


The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/01/06 11:57 PM
Re: Morettes

froma local stealership it would cost me $424.12 to get two new headlights...INSTALLED, isn't that a savings

Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
02/02/06 02:39 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by 5V7 Dr1v3r627:
froma local stealership it would cost me $424.12 to get two new headlights...INSTALLED, isn't that a savings




LOL..gettin raped on labor huh


CSVT1214
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/02/06 06:34 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
Originally posted by 5V7 Dr1v3r627:
froma local stealership it would cost me $424.12 to get two new headlights...INSTALLED, isn't that a savings




LOL..gettin raped on labor huh




Looks like 1 hour standard labor charge. Figure each light just under $200, plus 1 hour labor.


Y2KSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
02/02/06 06:49 PM
Re: Morettes

If you need an hour to put 2, 98+ headlights in, you might be a (not redneck) retard.

Mark


RTStabler51
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/02/06 07:48 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by 5V7 Dr1v3r627:
froma local stealership it would cost me $424.12 to get two new headlights...INSTALLED, isn't that a savings


If you don't know how to use a screwdriver/ratchet, you deserve to be charged that much...

KingpinSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
02/02/06 09:25 PM
Re: Morettes

You dont even need a ratchet, just a long flat blade screwdriver.

If you tie your shoe you can take out our headlights.


Matt R
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/02/06 09:28 PM
Re: Morettes

Maybe they might at least align them with their equipment... although that still might not be worth it.

KingpinSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
02/02/06 10:10 PM
Re: Morettes

The only adjustments you can make are vertically and there is a built in bubble level for that

Matt R
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/02/06 10:12 PM
Re: Morettes

No, I'm talking about where they actually align the headlight beams with a machine, I've read about it before. Supposed to be better than the ghetto method of pointing it against the garage and aiming them (which still works).

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/02/06 10:34 PM
Re: Morettes

ok ok, we all know how to adjust the stock headlights. this thread is about morettes.

Rayn
(CEG\'er)
02/02/06 11:01 PM
Re: Morettes

Are we there yet....? Oops I mean are they here yet?

Matt R
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/03/06 01:28 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Mikey Boy:
ok ok, we all know how to adjust the stock headlights. this thread is about morettes.




So how are these adjusted?


MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/03/06 06:48 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by KingpinSVT:
The only adjustments you can make are vertically and there is a built in bubble level for that





And how does one do this?!?!

Oh, BTW...what is the meaning of life? I've been feeling really spritually alone lately...that and terrible gas...


Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/03/06 05:51 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
They look hawt on mikes car but i need to see them on others so that i can relate to their car.




You just wanna laugh when you see pics of my ghetto mobile w/ Morettes!


Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
02/03/06 05:53 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Big Daddy Kane:
Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
They look hawt on mikes car but i need to see them on others so that i can relate to their car.




You just wanna laugh when you see pics of my ghetto mobile w/ Morettes!




LOL hey atleast I can say I've seen them on a black tour


teamSVTour
(CEG\'er)
02/14/06 06:22 PM
Re: Morettes

I look at this thread every day hoping to see "Morettes now avail." but....nope.

Wished they would be done for x-mas...did not happen.

Wishing they will be done for my b-day (end of Feb.)...does not look like it going to happen.

Man how much longer till these things are done? I want to do a projector/hid retro but these are holding back the progress.

I sure hope they are available by Spring.

ok I'm done ranting.


Quick_SVT
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/14/06 06:24 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by teamSVTour:
I look at this thread every day hoping to see "Morettes now avail." but....nope.

Wished they would be done for x-mas...did not happen.

Wishing they will be done for my b-day (end of Feb.)...does not look like it going to happen.

Man how much longer till these things are done? I want to do a projector/hid retro but these are holding back the progress.

I sure hope they are available by Spring.

ok I'm done ranting.





Everytime i see there is a new post, my eyes light up only to find that it's just someone posting random jibbrish... There should be a no posting rule, unless it's a update on the morettes!


MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/14/06 06:53 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Big Daddy Kane:
Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
They look hawt on mikes car but i need to see them on others so that i can relate to their car.




You just wanna laugh when you see pics of my ghetto mobile w/ Morettes!




Post those pics ASAP


RTStabler51
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/14/06 08:47 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Quick_SVT:
There should be a no posting rule, unless it's a update on the morettes!


+1 or a post of substance.

Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/14/06 10:51 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho™:
Originally posted by Big Daddy Kane:
Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
They look hawt on mikes car but i need to see them on others so that i can relate to their car.




You just wanna laugh when you see pics of my ghetto mobile w/ Morettes!




Post those pics ASAP




Disclaimer: This post has no substance.

I will as soon as they get fitted on the car! I haven't heard back from them yet, but I hope it's soon.


Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
02/24/06 05:31 PM
Re: Morettes

bumpidy bump bump!

ElKy
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/24/06 06:05 PM
Re: Morettes

are you really that dumb?
this thread is stickied.
and it was said that the next posted update will occur when Kane gets contacted.



69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/24/06 06:09 PM
Re: Morettes

I think he did that for people like me that get a little excited when they see a new post here. Then we rush in almost breaking our necks to not see an update but really hoping for one.

ElKy
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/24/06 06:12 PM
Re: Morettes

i know, but i love bustin on goonzy!

nofx198e5
(CEG\'er)
02/24/06 06:43 PM
Re: Morettes

Just a thought, but are these headlights going to come with a lifetime warranty? Because to be honest with you, they aren't that amazing IMO, and the first time a rock hit them or got a scratch on them I would be livid after spending $600 on them. Again, just a thought...

bigMoneyRacing
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/24/06 07:56 PM
Re: Morettes

A lifetime warranty!! Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Are you on crack? Do you have a lifetime warranty on your car to fix it if *it* gets scratched?

RTStabler51
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/24/06 08:30 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by nofx198e5:
Just a thought, but are these headlights going to come with a lifetime warranty? Because to be honest with you, they aren't that amazing IMO, and the first time a rock hit them or got a scratch on them I would be livid after spending $600 on them. Again, just a thought...


If they aren't that amazing to you in the first place, why drop 600 bones on them?

machine
(CEG\'er)
02/24/06 10:18 PM
Re: Morettes

I left these to my unborn son(plan to have him in couple years) in my will.I figured since I won't be around to enjoy them or time travel maybe 60 years from now he can.

nofx198e5
(CEG\'er)
02/27/06 12:03 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by BANNEDbigMoney:
A lifetime warranty!! Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Are you on crack? Do you have a lifetime warranty on your car to fix it if *it* gets scratched?




First of all, it was sarcasm. Second, I can see why you got banned. Oh and for the next comment, I said I would be livid IF a rock hit them, and that I didn't think they were that amazing, which kind of implies that I wouldn't buy them! I WOULDN'T spend $600 on them that was my point. Read much?


posthuman63t
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/27/06 12:32 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by nofx198e5:
Originally posted by BANNEDbigMoney:
A lifetime warranty!! Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Are you on crack? Do you have a lifetime warranty on your car to fix it if *it* gets scratched?




First of all, it was sarcasm. Second, I can see why you got banned. Oh and for the next comment, I said I would be livid IF a rock hit them, and that I didn't think they were that amazing, which kind of implies that I wouldn't buy them! I WOULDN'T spend $600 on them that was my point. Read much?




Thanks for sharing that your not going to buy them.


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/27/06 12:40 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by nofx198e5:
I would be livid IF a rock hit them




i took a sparrow off of my drivers side morette doing 65mph, nothing happened. thanks for your concern though.


GreaseyMonkey
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/27/06 04:11 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Mikey Boy:
Originally posted by nofx198e5:
I would be livid IF a rock hit them




i took a sparrow off of my drivers side morette doing 65mph, nothing happened. thanks for your concern though.




well, that's probably not entirely accurate...
i imagine the bird got at least a little [censored] up.


Frosty
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/27/06 05:32 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Mikey Boy:
Originally posted by nofx198e5:
I would be livid IF a rock hit them




i took a sparrow off of my drivers side morette doing 65mph, nothing happened. thanks for your concern though.



Lucky bird!!
Wait, why did you take the sparrow off? Especially at 65mph! I thought the sparrow on the driver's side morette mod was hawt!


morbid
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/27/06 05:03 PM
Re: Morettes

Chicks dig dead birds lodged in the front end of cars in WI, eh?

GreaseyMonkey
(Veteran CEG\'er)
02/27/06 05:12 PM
Re: Morettes

live ones are better, but yea.

Y2KSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
02/27/06 06:57 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by morbid:
Chicks dig dead birds lodged in the front end of cars in WI, eh?




Not sure, but I'm sure BeyondloadedSE or Mikey Boy could post a picture of the Robin that flew into my lower grille and got stuck(dead) in Michigan.

Mark


Matt R
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/27/06 07:08 PM
Re: Morettes

Haha look we killed a bird! Boy that is funny!

Frosty
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/27/06 09:22 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by morbid:
Chicks dig dead birds lodged in the front end of cars in WI, eh?



Not the last time i checked....but i'm not a chick so i wouldn't know!! LOL. My g/f wouldn't like it LOL


Tour_Racer00
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
02/28/06 05:15 AM
Re: Morettes

Quit posting here dammit, I want morettes

MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
02/28/06 05:35 AM
Re: Morettes



Pre98
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/11/06 04:06 AM
Re: Morettes



Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
03/11/06 04:12 AM
Re: Morettes

lmfao!!


needs more gold chain bling!!!!!


posthuman63t
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/12/06 04:34 AM
Re: Morettes

2 in tha pink 1 in tha stink...hehe. don't know why i noticed that...

Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/13/06 03:59 PM
Re: Morettes

I got an email from them, they want to test fit here in the next couple of weeks... So as soon as we get them on, I'll snap some pics of the fitment and such.

IRingTwyce
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/13/06 09:02 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Big Daddy Kane:
I got an email from them, they want to test fit here in the next couple of weeks... So as soon as we get them on, I'll snap some pics of the fitment and such.




Can't wait to see 'em!!


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/13/06 11:12 PM
Re: Morettes

sweet. harold and gerard from morette are great guys to deal with. i cant wait to see them on your car.

Swazo
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/14/06 07:24 AM
Re: Morettes

Take that Stilov!

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/14/06 01:22 PM
Re: Morettes

what?
BDK, how far of a trip is it for you to where they want to meet up?


MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/15/06 03:42 AM
Re: Morettes




Made you look!


csvtjohnga
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/15/06 04:05 AM
Re: Morettes

they look like RC cars..

stilov
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/15/06 04:30 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by TC'd Swazo:
Take that Stilov!




where shall I take it??

Look I am not saying it won't happen, but I am surprised and will be more so if they actually decide it will make them money.

I just don't understand why a company would make a custom headlight for a car that isn't even considered a car people mod...let alone one that has been out of production for 6 years... and don't talk about plane tickets etc or the cost they have already incurred...that's chump change.

I will buy a set if it happens...I just have a hard time thinking they will really happen...maybe I am jaded...who knows


Tourgasm
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/15/06 03:06 PM
Re: Morettes

Well I doubt they'd put all that money and effort into something like this then just let it die. I'm sure they wan't to make Some of their money back.

MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/15/06 05:06 PM
Re: Morettes

And lets not forget that when they flew over they were doing headlight test fits for the SRT 4 neons!

stilov
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/16/06 04:50 AM
Re: Morettes

well okay...so they killed 2 birds with one stone when they came...they'll make money on the srt4 headlights... but

like I said before... many companies will start projects and spend money and still abandon them...

I see you are falling into the "sunk cost" fallacy/concorde fallacy... the costs are irrecoverable. If the company is wise...they don't keep investing in a cause that will not be profitable. Companies don't usually operate (at least very long) based off of recouping costs...but rather being profitable...there is a huge difference.

That's all I am saying...now it appears that I am saying they won't ever make them...which I am not, but I could see them changing their mind and wouldn't blame them for doing so.

That is all!!! I am stepping off my soapbox.


Knip
(CEG\'er)
03/16/06 10:33 PM
Re: Morettes

blah blah blah...stop talking!

Quick_SVT
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/17/06 07:54 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by stilov:
Originally posted by TC'd Swazo:
Take that Stilov!




where shall I take it??

Look I am not saying it won't happen, but I am surprised and will be more so if they actually decide it will make them money.

I just don't understand why a company would make a custom headlight for a car that isn't even considered a car people mod...let alone one that has been out of production for 6 years... and don't talk about plane tickets etc or the cost they have already incurred...that's chump change.

I will buy a set if it happens...I just have a hard time thinking they will really happen...maybe I am jaded...who knows




You should be blocked from posting in this post How dare you throw in a hard dose of reality!! it may not happen but no one want's to hear that!


Rayn
(CEG\'er)
03/18/06 01:35 AM
Re: Morettes

Patrick from Morrette USA wrote:

Greetings,

Yes we are still going forward. Need to work thru some Dot issues but we
think we can get it done this summer.

Best regards,

Patrick

I could not take the anticipation so I contacted them. I thought I'd share it with you...


Geddup Noise
(CEG\'er)
03/20/06 02:56 PM
Re: Morettes

sweet.....

I'm so freakin' pumped. They look incredible.


Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/20/06 06:18 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Rayn:
Patrick from Morrette USA wrote:

Greetings,

Yes we are still going forward. Need to work thru some Dot issues but we
think we can get it done this summer.

Best regards,

Patrick

I could not take the anticipation so I contacted them. I thought I'd share it with you...




That's more info than I have!

Since I'm too busy this week, I'm going to contact them next week and see when they want to meet up.


MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/20/06 06:26 PM
Re: Morettes

Why must they be DOT approved!? Just throw a sticker on there that says for off-road use only and call it a day!

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/20/06 10:55 PM
Re: Morettes

that is how morette rolls. you get a premium product. no skimping on the materials or the legality. i know that things will have to change with the prototypes i have to get them through DOT. the srt 4 lights are stuck in DOT even as we speak.

Pudmunkie
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/20/06 11:19 PM
Re: Morettes

Cant wait to see the final price on them. Maybe ill pick a set up for projector project #2

Rayn
(CEG\'er)
03/21/06 01:41 AM
Re: Morettes

I want projector morettes 2

Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/23/06 10:43 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by m!key:
that is how morette rolls. you get a premium product. no skimping on the materials or the legality. i know that things will have to change with the prototypes i have to get them through DOT. the srt 4 lights are stuck in DOT even as we speak.




That's what I'm talkin about! So when the SVT goes back to the states, I won't need to swap some stock lights in and risk the moving company breaking the Morettes...

Gonna email Monday to see if they wanna set up a date...


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/23/06 11:42 PM
Re: Morettes

great to hear. get it done!

NVMYSVT
(Veteran CEG\'er)
03/24/06 12:24 AM
Re: Morettes

I'm still in for sure on these... I swear I can't wait another minute!

Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
03/24/06 12:34 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Rayn:
I want projector morettes 2




that will be somthing that I will do later on maybe depending on how the sale on morete's go

clearly in todays cars, projectors are the way to go..


Sl33stak
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/29/06 04:47 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by m!key:
great to hear. get it done!




Hate to jack a thread, but I just noticed your sig looks like the front of you car with Morrettes!! In ASCII though...


And now back to your regularly scheduled posting.


Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
03/31/06 12:25 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by m!key:
great to hear. get it done!




I've got a date... uhh... I mean an "appointment" for next Friday for the test fit.


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
03/31/06 08:35 PM
Re: Morettes

AWESOME! i cant weait for the pics!

Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
03/31/06 08:40 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Big Daddy Kane:
Originally posted by m!key:
great to hear. get it done!




I've got a date... uhh... I mean an "appointment" for next Friday for the test fit.




sweet! make sure your car is clean and take ass loads of pics!!


Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/01/06 02:10 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
Originally posted by Big Daddy Kane:
Originally posted by m!key:
great to hear. get it done!




I've got a date... uhh... I mean an "appointment" for next Friday for the test fit.




sweet! make sure your car is clean and take ass loads of pics!!




Ya, I hope it's not raining so I can actually wash it

It's been raining every day for the last couple weeks


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/06/06 06:41 PM
Re: Morettes

tomorrow is a big day!

MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/06/06 07:26 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by m!key:
tomorrow is a big day!




IIRC friday will be in 2 hours for Big Daddy kane.


Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/07/06 12:04 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by mapoftazifosho™:
Originally posted by m!key:
tomorrow is a big day!




IIRC friday will be in 2 hours for Big Daddy kane.




8 hours and I meet with em! Oh, btw, it's 2am here right now... I dunno how I'm gonna sleep! So excited!


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/07/06 12:57 AM
Re: Morettes

get pics up asap, and tell harold that i said hello.

Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
04/07/06 01:20 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by m!key:
get pics up asap, and tell harold that i said hello.




lets see these headlights in black


Tour_Racer00
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/07/06 01:36 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
Originally posted by m!key:
get pics up asap, and tell harold that i said hello.




lets see these headlights in black



Then I can buy yours


Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/07/06 12:51 PM
Re: Morettes

So yeah, just got back from S&K Tuning where they did more test fitting.

Harold tells me some interesting things about Mike's car and Contours in General.

Seems Mike's car itself isn't quite proportional, which caused the lights to be quite a bit off. That and all 3 Contour bumpers they've looked at were fitted different. So they're trying to work that one out and back to the drawing board!

Harold was telling me that the NHTSA is killing them. The lights are apparantly too bright and exceed the maximum distance a headlight can illuminate So for you guys, they are gonna have to put a relay in to where the low beams cut off when you turn on the high beams (ala GM style).

After all that, they were experimenting with using some bright LEDs for turn signals, but alas, the NHTSA says it has to be 4" square. So on the SRT-4, they tried 4" square of LEDs... can you guess the outcome? Too bright! Damn NHTSA

Supposedly they had the TUV, NHTSA, and whatever is the Japanese regulation place all meet up in a single room to discuss different regulations and how they can comprimse.

Canadians can get whatever Morette decides to make! You can have the Euro cut off with all 4 beams operating... Lucky!

Good news is that the light assemblies are a direct swap with the Mondeo ones, if you wish to have the Euro sharp cutoff.

They also sell HID assemblies that can go in there Only thing is he said they are about $600 on top of whatever they will cost (didn't have info on that).

So anyway, enough blabbing, here's the pics:


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High beam Euro assembly:

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Low beam Euro assembly:


Note that I only posted the Morette specific pics here, for the other pics I took, go here...

Funny thing was a little Renault came in for S&K to swap out their stock headlights for some aftermarket ones. Harold and the other guy (never caught his name) were laughing about them b/c they were "Taiwanese" lights... They didn't even come with all the parts! Luckily S&K is attached to a Renault dealer, which had the parts (couple pieces of wiring to convert from single to dual lamp and the headlight electric "dim-dip" feature).

So that's one reason why Morettes are a bit more expensive... guess it's like the MSDS/W-R thing... either ya pay more and get a complete set, or gotta hunt for parts later.

Now if the NHTSA would just compromise with em!


Tourgasm
(Veteran CEG\'er)
04/07/06 01:48 PM
Re: Morettes

That's beautiful. I should start saving.

pimpdcontour
(Veteran CEG\'er)
04/07/06 02:19 PM
Re: Morettes

any one got a rough idea ona price? 600 or higher??? and holy air fitler batman.. that thing is huge what filter is that thing??

todras
(I have no life)
04/07/06 02:56 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by pimpdcontour:
any one got a rough idea ona price? 600 or higher??? and holy air fitler batman.. that thing is huge what filter is that thing??




One that comes with the Vortec S/C kit.


Moose
(CEG\'er)
04/07/06 03:02 PM
Re: Morettes

wow! those look fantastic! Looks like they closed up the gap, (unless it was mikey's bumper in the first place?) I can't wait until these are released!!!!!!

ElKy
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/07/06 03:12 PM
Re: Morettes

needs more pics from a little farther away and out in daylight.


Frosty
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/07/06 04:40 PM
Re: Morettes

Wow do those look good. I wasnt convinced now, but now that I have an SVT and the fit/look is much improved I am sold I will start saving now!!!

Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/07/06 04:54 PM
Re: Morettes



I know that guy

Fitment looks much better, i'm starting to drool over here.


Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/07/06 05:04 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by ElKy:
needs more pics from a little farther away and out in daylight.





Yeah, I know!

Those weren't even real headlights... they were made out of some super thin bendable material so they could trim it with a box cutter.

He said in about a "fortnight" he will test again...

Oh, and he wants them to be ready for Spring Zing 06!


todras
(I have no life)
04/07/06 05:29 PM
Re: Morettes

And thanks Kane for the big help in this. Spending your money on gas and your peronal time!

ElKy
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/07/06 05:30 PM
Re: Morettes

are you at least getting a free set of lights out of this?


Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/07/06 05:59 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by ElKy:
are you at least getting a free set of lights out of this?





I don't know what you're talking about


Judge
(Flaming Biker Dude)
04/07/06 06:07 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by todras:
And thanks Kane for the big help in this. Spending your money on gas and your peronal time!





Dude...he is driving around Europe in his Contour...come on...


ElKy
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/07/06 06:20 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Big Daddy Kane:
Originally posted by ElKy:
are you at least getting a free set of lights out of this?





I don't know what you're talking about




YAY!!!


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/07/06 10:00 PM
Re: Morettes

AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!
harold told me that my car wasnt proportional and i believed him until i put the morettes on wa2tuffs car. the lights looked exactly the same. same gaps and same problems. i can post pics of mine and wa2tuffs car to show you.

mods can we unsticky this one and have BDK start a new thread to be stickied? thanks BDK for serving your country and getting the lights turbo charged!


morbid
(Veteran CEG\'er)
04/07/06 11:07 PM
Re: Morettes

If they're willing to do "options", it would be cool to have tinted turn signals with the original (too bright) LEDs.

And if their original lights shown too far, can't they just come aimed down, so we can adjust them back up?


Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/09/06 01:10 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by m!key:
harold told me that my car wasnt proportional and i believed him until i put the morettes on wa2tuffs car. the lights looked exactly the same. same gaps and same problems. i can post pics of mine and wa2tuffs car to show you.




Yeah, he did mention the bumper fitment was different between both cars, but said yours was "bumped" or something.

I do know that they did fit my car pretty good along the fender/hood lines. They also looked at the little guide holes in the fenders that the little pin sticking out of the back of the headlight goes in... so maybe they will have those?

Just can't wait to see the final product!


Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
04/09/06 02:55 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by morbid:
If they're willing to do "options", it would be cool to have tinted turn signals with the original (too bright) LEDs.

And if their original lights shown too far, can't they just come aimed down, so we can adjust them back up?




hopefully they will offer projectors as an option

if thats the case im sold


waubm
(New CEG\'er)
04/27/06 02:13 PM
Re: Morettes

Common morrette i check this forum twice a day to see if they're out yet

111R
(Veteran CEG\'er)
04/28/06 01:35 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by waubm:
Common morrette i check this forum twice a day to see if they're out yet




me too actually... starting to loose interest actually since i emailed them hoping to get some response. sent message to them weeks ago and have heard nothing.

-a


Rayn
(CEG\'er)
04/28/06 05:01 AM
Re: Morettes

That's weird because I get a response from Patrick everytime I email them. You should probably try again. The wait is getting long and the interest is getting kind of low. I think I am going to take the risk and just customize my own headlights this summer.

MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/28/06 05:33 AM
Re: Morettes

I hate to say it, but terrible execution by morette. They create this hype and they have the product almost done and it is quality! Their desire to pass DOT is retarded...they are have prob lost a ton of business and it really kills me.

Quick_SVT
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
04/28/06 02:13 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho™:
I hate to say it, but terrible execution by morette. They create this hype and they have the product almost done and it is quality! Their desire to pass DOT is retarded...they are have prob lost a ton of business and it really kills me.




I agree, i really want a pair of these headlights but i'm on the verge of ordering a new OEM set and sending them to pudmunkie for a projector retrofit.


RTStabler51
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/28/06 03:23 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho™:
I hate to say it, but terrible execution by morette. They create this hype and they have the product almost done and it is quality! Their desire to pass DOT is retarded...they are have prob lost a ton of business and it really kills me.


I agree its just down right stupid to make a product legal for street use!

morbid
(Veteran CEG\'er)
04/28/06 04:39 PM
Re: Morettes

they should just mark it as "offroad use only" and be done with it. DOT sucks and Morette shouldn't lower the quality of their product to meet DOT's (sub)standards. Their original euro specs were fine.

RTStabler51
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/28/06 05:48 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by morbid:
they should just mark it as "offroad use only" and be done with it. DOT sucks and Morette shouldn't lower the quality of their product to meet DOT's (sub)standards. Their original euro specs were fine.


IMO, they would limit their market even more so their market because I wouldn't buy them because I would fail my state inspection because of that. Fact of the matter is CEG is impatience for a superior product, that most likely alot of members can't afford. I'd much rather wait for a great product than rush just for a good product.

MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/28/06 06:02 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by We Todd:
Originally posted by morbid:
they should just mark it as "offroad use only" and be done with it. DOT sucks and Morette shouldn't lower the quality of their product to meet DOT's (sub)standards. Their original euro specs were fine.


IMO, they would limit their market even more so their market because I wouldn't buy them because I would fail my state inspection because of that. Fact of the matter is CEG is impatience for a superior product, that most likely alot of members can't afford. I'd much rather wait for a great product than rush just for a good product.





So they limit their market because you won't buy them LOL!
Well your state sucks! Just swap the factory headlights back in. If you get pulled over for headlights then i really feel bad for your legislature for passing laws that are downright stupid.

I'm just saying odds are that I am going to build my own headlights because they have taken over a year to create something for a car that has been dead for 6 years! I am speaking solely from a business perspective! They had it finished...turns out the panels on a contour don't line up...figures! It should've been for sale by now and the (off road use only) would've been more than adequate! Mickey is driving around with illegal headlights. I have illegal bulbs in my car. You really are the most anal man ever. Follow the law to a perfect T.

Theri opportunity to strike while the iron was hot has long since past! I just do not understand WTF they are thinking. I can go around and name so many things on my car that aren't technically legal. You want some DOT headlights keep it stock. Morette needs to say [censored] it and get these to the public already!


RTStabler51
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/28/06 06:37 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by MapOfTaziFoSho™:
Originally posted by We Todd:
Originally posted by morbid:
they should just mark it as "offroad use only" and be done with it. DOT sucks and Morette shouldn't lower the quality of their product to meet DOT's (sub)standards. Their original euro specs were fine.


IMO, they would limit their market even more so their market because I wouldn't buy them because I would fail my state inspection because of that. Fact of the matter is CEG is impatience for a superior product, that most likely alot of members can't afford. I'd much rather wait for a great product than rush just for a good product.





So they limit their market because you won't buy them LOL!
Well your state sucks! Just swap the factory headlights back in. If you get pulled over for headlights then i really feel bad for your legislature for passing laws that are downright stupid.

I'm just saying odds are that I am going to build my own headlights because they have taken over a year to create something for a car that has been dead for 6 years! I am speaking solely from a business perspective! They had it finished...turns out the panels on a contour don't line up...figures! It should've been for sale by now and the (off road use only) would've been more than adequate! Mickey is driving around with illegal headlights. I have illegal bulbs in my car. You really are the most anal man ever. Follow the law to a perfect T.

Theri opportunity to strike while the iron was hot has long since past! I just do not understand WTF they are thinking. I can go around and name so many things on my car that aren't technically legal. You want some DOT headlights keep it stock. Morette needs to say [censored] it and get these to the public already!


I hope they don't make them at all with that kind of an attitude you have in regards to a company trying to produce a great product for this car.

And for hte record, I don't follow every law to a t as I should, as I am a rebel with headers, however around here with cops being anal, I don't want to give them an obvious excuse to pull me over.


auiotour
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/28/06 08:29 PM
Re: Morettes

Someone should just start a mailing list for when these actually do come out. I check this post once a week every week for way to long. I am tired of coming back to the site just to check on the lights.

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
04/28/06 08:57 PM
Re: Morettes

i have emailed patrick at morette usa and asked him to sign up here an answer your questions and concerns. the thing i suggest is a little patience. if you would like to contact patrick email him at patrick@moretteusa.com.

morbid
(Veteran CEG\'er)
05/01/06 05:48 PM
Re: Morettes

I've been looking into radar/laser detectors/jammers. Seems that lasers usually use the reflective front headlights. I'd guess these lights would not bounce the signal back as much as OEM lights.

Matt R
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/01/06 05:53 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by morbid:
I've been looking into radar/laser detectors/jammers. Seems that lasers usually use the reflective front headlights. I'd guess these lights would not bounce the signal back as much as OEM lights.




It wouldn't be enough to matter. You don't see BMWs never getting tickets because they have projectors.


morbid
(Veteran CEG\'er)
05/01/06 09:05 PM
Re: Morettes

The site I was reading said that Intrepid lights (huge) are easier to target.

http://www.radarbusters.com


wa2tuff
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/05/06 06:25 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by m!key:
AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!
harold told me that my car wasnt proportional and i believed him until i put the morettes on wa2tuffs car. the lights looked exactly the same. same gaps and same problems. i can post pics of mine and wa2tuffs car to show you.

mods can we unsticky this one and have BDK start a new thread to be stickied? thanks BDK for serving your country and getting the lights turbo charged!




Mikey's right.......his car and mine were exactly the same. These lights look 100% better. The gaps appear to have been taken care of, especially on the top edge. Hopefully the bottom edge is better, but it was hard to tell in the pix. And again, many thanks to BDK for his help and input.


KnuKonceptz
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/18/06 03:04 AM
Re: Morettes

Are these ever going to materialize? I emailed patrick, no reply.

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
05/18/06 03:22 AM
Re: Morettes

yes.

Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/18/06 12:32 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by KnuKonceptz:
Are these ever going to materialize? I emailed patrick, no reply.




This is my last email to them:

ME (April 29th):
Just checking in to see if they were ready to be tested...

Thank you,
-Dave

Morette (May 2nd):
hi dave,

will be in touch shortly


Barge
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/23/06 11:46 PM
Re: Morettes

Looking forward to having these on my SZ 07 project car

Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
05/24/06 12:36 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by SVT Barge in 07:
Looking forward to having these on my SZ 07 project car




yup after seeing them in person on Mikes car, I love them and once they are in production, I will get a set and send it for projector retrofitting


The Five-Oh!
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/24/06 06:04 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Stinky Brown Paki!:
Originally posted by SVT Barge in 07:
Looking forward to having these on my SZ 07 project car




yup after seeing them in person on Mikes car, I love them and once they are in production, I will get a set and send it for projector retrofitting




You're crazy Kumar


Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
05/24/06 07:17 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Mini-Chang 627:
Originally posted by Stinky Brown Paki!:
Originally posted by SVT Barge in 07:
Looking forward to having these on my SZ 07 project car




yup after seeing them in person on Mikes car, I love them and once they are in production, I will get a set and send it for projector retrofitting




You're crazy Kumar




atleast im not in love with math Harold!


xchang
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/24/06 07:20 PM
Re: Morettes

Did both of you ever get Neil Patrick Harriss' autograph? That would rock!

Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
05/24/06 07:31 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by xchang:
Did both of you ever get Neil Patrick Harriss' autograph? That would rock!




Couldn't keep his hand steady enough to write....he was trippin' balls you know...


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/03/06 02:24 AM
Re: Morettes

took a red wing blackbird off of the drivers side morette at 65 mph. not a scratch. i love these lights more and more!

Pudmunkie
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
06/03/06 02:26 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
yup after seeing them in person on Mikes car, I love them and once they are in production, I will get a set and send it for projector retrofitting




And where do you plan on sending them?


teamSVTour
(CEG\'er)
06/03/06 02:40 AM
Re: Morettes

getting close to a year since the test fit.

I want these as bad as the next guy but damn. I'm seriously contemplating retrofitting instead.


Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
06/03/06 03:13 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Pudmunkie:
Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
yup after seeing them in person on Mikes car, I love them and once they are in production, I will get a set and send it for projector retrofitting




And where do you plan on sending them?





to my man Alex @ SEMIEGLOLlerskates <--- wherever the hell that is


Rayn
(CEG\'er)
06/06/06 01:37 AM
Re: Morettes

Retrofit's the way for me as soon as I get the cash... Slow you blow

Pudmunkie
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
06/06/06 01:57 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
Originally posted by Pudmunkie:
Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
yup after seeing them in person on Mikes car, I love them and once they are in production, I will get a set and send it for projector retrofitting




And where do you plan on sending them?





to my man Alex @ SEMIEGLOLlerskates <--- wherever the hell that is




South east michigan Eastern great lakes Laugh out louder skates Too many abbreviations!


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/20/06 12:31 PM
Re: Morettes

harold at morette in france emailed me this morning...


hi mike,
hope you and your family are well,

we have the product ready and the problem is the blinker, very hard to homologate

will keep you updated

regards

harold



morbid
(Veteran CEG\'er)
06/20/06 07:29 PM
Re: Morettes

well crap! I anticipated this would be another month or two (at least) and am still saving up for new brakes. Will be restarting my morette fund after that.

BlackBirdRacing
(Veteran CEG\'er)
06/20/06 07:34 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by WRX Barge:
Looking forward to having these on my SZ 2010 project car






CSVT#49
(Veteran CEG\'er)
06/24/06 08:49 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Harold @ Morette:
very hard to homologate




Homologation sucks. We have to put up with this at my work as well. All of the machines we ship to Italy have to be to par with the Italy road homologation (IRH) regulations.


69Boss302
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
06/25/06 01:25 PM
Re: Morettes

was the fitment issue fixed now that they have a contour available?

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
06/25/06 04:14 PM
Re: Morettes

i would think so. look at the pics of the morettes on BDKs car. they look perfect.

teamSVTour
(CEG\'er)
06/26/06 03:21 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by m!key:
i would think so. look at the pics of the morettes on BDKs car. they look perfect.




Mikey....has there been some recent up to date pics of the Morettes on BDK's car? All the pics I've seen have been from a while ago.


Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
06/26/06 03:31 AM
Re: Morettes

yea I'd like to see recent pics on his car, this time actually cleaned and etc, not as filthy as it was before..

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/07/06 05:03 AM
Re: Morettes

morette usa have revamped their site. the test car situation has been resolved and DOT should be soon.

Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
07/07/06 05:05 AM
Re: Morettes



cannondalemtb
(CEG\'er)
07/07/06 05:36 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Goonz SVT:





Oh wow... you never cease to surprise me Goonz


Lexxer
(CEG\'er)
07/07/06 05:42 AM
Re: Morettes

So how much longer you think it will be till the start producing them >.<

Rayn
(CEG\'er)
07/07/06 05:49 AM
Re: Morettes

Definitely before the 2098 Contour SVT's come out I'm sure...

I'm losing hope more and more each day...


BloodyTomFlint
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/07/06 02:25 PM
Re: Morettes

Well, since my car is out of commission right now I have been able to save a TON of money. I just hope they are out soon before I blow all my cash on wenches and grog! ARRR!

wa2tuff
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/07/06 06:11 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by cannondalemtb:
Originally posted by Goonz SVT:





Oh wow... you never cease to surprise me Goonz




You got one for Holy S#!t?


MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/12/06 03:09 AM
Re: Morettes

I will be graduating in Spring 07. I will be buying a new car then and I doubt these will be done, ever.

Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/12/06 04:16 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by m!key:
harold at morette in france emailed me this morning...


hi mike,
hope you and your family are well,

we have the product ready and the problem is the blinker, very hard to homologate

will keep you updated

regards

harold






Well damnit! At least he contacts you and not the person with the car he plans on putting them on

Originally posted by teamSVTour:
Originally posted by m!key:
i would think so. look at the pics of the morettes on BDKs car. they look perfect.




Mikey....has there been some recent up to date pics of the Morettes on BDK's car? All the pics I've seen have been from a while ago.




Negatory. If I had taken any pics after that day in the garage, you would see stock SVT lights since... I don't have Morettes The ones on the car were very cheap test ones made of super thin plastic so they could mark and cut them to fit.

Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
yea I'd like to see recent pics on his car, this time actually cleaned and etc, not as filthy as it was before..




[asian accent]You shut up![/accent]

Actually, I have to drive quite for a few hours to get to the place that accomodates the test fits, but I do plan on getting the car professionally detailed after they're put on.


Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/12/06 04:24 PM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
Originally posted by Pudmunkie:
Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
yup after seeing them in person on Mikes car, I love them and once they are in production, I will get a set and send it for projector retrofitting




And where do you plan on sending them?





to my man Alex @ SEMIEGLOLlerskates <--- wherever the hell that is




Oh, and my plans are to ask them if we can either

a) buy the housings w/o lenses for the purposes of putting in projectors

and/or

b) buy the housings with projectors installed

Since Morette is a somewhat big company (Harold tells me they do a lot of OEM lights), I was already told they could supply HID components at extra cost.

What I want to clarify is if the HIDs go in the existing optics, or in a projector optic.

Of course, that's if they ever call/email me to set up an appointment (plus the last 2 emails I've sent to Harold were not replied to).


Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
07/12/06 04:35 PM
Re: Morettes

thats what i was noticing at SZ..the lens's and cover are 2 pieces. Now I may not have the connecions to Morette but can they put in projectors if sepcified?

todras
(I have no life)
07/12/06 05:42 PM
Re: Morettes

Good news! Oh and the guy who snapped this pic rocks.


MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/22/06 10:09 PM
Re: Morettes

So morette is on crack.

Pen_Two
(CEG\'er)
07/23/06 02:34 AM
Re: Morettes

My god those are awesome (I haven't been in the loop long enough to know about these). I think I see the first major visual upgrade coming to my E0. If they're $600, I WILL pay it to be one of the few in my immediate are to have them. There's only a few SVT's up here, and so far i haven't found them on here...so +1 for me being unique.

stilov
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/23/06 03:27 AM
Re: Morettes

read the whole thread...I doubt it'll ever happen

Pen_Two
(CEG\'er)
07/23/06 04:00 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by stilov:
read the whole thread...I doubt it'll ever happen






I read most of the thread before I posted, so I know what's going on.

Besides, you never know. Things take a long time to make it to the final phase and pass the DOT bull.


ConcepTrs913
(CEG\'er)
07/23/06 04:04 AM
Re: Morettes

I thought these morettes were being talked about for a LONGG time now?

How long exactly?


Pen_Two
(CEG\'er)
07/23/06 04:06 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by ConcepTrs913:
I thought these morettes were being talked about for a LONGG time now?

How long exactly?




Lol, the first post was on 07/28/05.

Just coming up on a year.


Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
07/23/06 04:07 AM
Re: Morettes

the proto-types on mikey's car were slapped on about a year and a half ago iirc..

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/23/06 06:06 AM
Re: Morettes

less than a year ago. they were installed on my car july 30th '05. if people knew what it takes to design and produce a product they might be more patient.

stilov
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
07/23/06 07:32 AM
Re: Morettes

I realize it takes a long time to make something...I just can't phathom any company making some like this and spending the time and money for such a VERY small market.

I do like your sig tough.


Pen_Two
(CEG\'er)
07/23/06 10:27 AM
Re: Morettes

Originally posted by stilov:
I just can't phathom any company making some like this and spending the time and money for such a VERY small market.




I'd have to think because a company sees the limited availability of an aftermarket on a specific car, and guage a certain amount of interest. You should realize it, the only options on the front end for our cars are a handful of ugly body kits, a few hoods, grille mesh, and either hightowers or clear corners. Now that there's something completely different becoming available, they'll make a huge profit because everyone will probably jump on it.

/story time

That's probably just a big ramble on nonesense.


bigMoneyRacing
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/28/06 07:27 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Yay! One year later...

Tony2005
(Addicted CEG\'er)
07/28/06 08:21 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by bigMoneyRacing:
Yay! One year later...



bigMoney? Is that really you? Welcome back!


BlackBirdRacing
(Veteran CEG\'er)
07/28/06 09:19 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by m!key:


the test set of morettes have arrived and i will be installing them and taking more pics. the lights look amazing. i think that they have gone to larger lights with this set. they go to paint tonight and hopefully will be ready for a photo oppertunity on sunday.




happy one year aniversary everyone!!!


m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/28/06 10:02 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

AWESOME!

R_G
(Hard-core CEG'er)
07/28/06 10:43 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)



excel4600c
(CEG\'er)
08/01/06 03:50 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

how hard will it be to get projectors put in those? If its easy ill get them.

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/01/06 04:12 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

the lights come in halves. the front half, you see and the back half is where the lights are mounted. it would be incredibly easy to mount projectors in the housings.

teamSVTour
(CEG\'er)
08/01/06 05:03 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

IF they ever come out.

Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
08/01/06 03:18 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by m!key:
the lights come in halves. the front half, you see and the back half is where the lights are mounted. it would be incredibly easy to mount projectors in the housings.




well thats the problem mikey, its the other way around for these, projectors will be hard to moun since its all not one piece. Im sure somthin could be done, i;d hafta see them in person once again..hopefully u can do it cause thats what I'll do..


todras
(I have no life)
08/01/06 03:35 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)



KingpinSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
08/01/06 03:53 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Anyone read the website?

Quote:


It has been a long time coming, and we are not all the way there yet,
however Morette will be bringing lights to the United States for the
Contour as soon as possible……. I was very hopeful when I wrote
the words above that we would have the light sorted by now.
However it has been very difficult for Morette to get this light to
market. We have had issues with….

1. Test cars.
2. Getting optics that DOT compliant for the US market. This is not
just a contour issue.

Long term we would like to have the lights for this car. The support
we have received from the Contour community has been outstanding
and we are very appreciative.




Havent lost all hope, but doesnt sound promising.


teamSVTour
(CEG\'er)
08/01/06 05:54 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

thats been on the website for weeks if not months....I'm starting to lose hope FAST.

Tourgasm
(Veteran CEG\'er)
08/02/06 06:48 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

By the time these come out, everyone will be bringing their SVTs back to factory.

BlackBirdRacing
(Veteran CEG\'er)
08/02/06 10:02 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Tourgasm:
By the time these come out, everyone will be bringing their SVTs back to factory.




And mine will have antique plates on it.


ChattavegasSE
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/02/06 10:46 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by BlackBirdRacing:
Originally posted by Tourgasm:
By the time these come out, everyone will be bringing their SVTs back to factory.




And mine will have antique plates on it.



That's only assuming they stay on the road that long.


Pudmunkie
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/02/06 11:06 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
Originally posted by m!key:
the lights come in halves. the front half, you see and the back half is where the lights are mounted. it would be incredibly easy to mount projectors in the housings.




well thats the problem mikey, its the other way around for these, projectors will be hard to moun since its all not one piece. Im sure somthin could be done, i;d hafta see them in person once again..hopefully u can do it cause thats what I'll do..




Hey bingbong you didnt read it right?

If they body color'ed plastic, and the glass lense can snap apart (Think BMW headlights) then it would be Stupid easy to mount . Judging by the size of the low beam lenses, everything would be covered up by a nice E46 bezel-shroud and sit pretty flush! Depth would be my only concern.

Of course.... what I would do to them would involve alot more Q45



Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/04/06 03:35 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I don't even know what is going on... no replies to any emails I send, no calls, etc.

Oh well... and the test car issue... there's 5-6 SVTs here on base (and plenty more non-SVTs), so I can just imagine how many are at the zillion random Army bases here.


Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
08/04/06 04:37 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Pudmunkie:


Of course.... what I would do to them would involve alot more Q45






stanley


Geddup Noise
(CEG\'er)
08/16/06 07:14 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I just can't take it anymore. I'm going to have to un-bookmark this thread so that I don't get excited everytime someone makes a post.

I give up. Too much suspense. It's killing me.


BigBEN
(CEG\'er)
08/21/06 01:55 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

so whats happening with these amazing lights?

Knip
(CEG\'er)
08/22/06 02:34 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

You will know when we know.

wa2tuff
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/23/06 09:35 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

You'd think if they could meet DOT regs for the Neon, and the dog butt ugly Hundah and Huuunndiiii, they could do it for us.

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/24/06 12:58 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

i dont think any of their lights have made it through DOT yet.

MapOfTaziFoSho
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/24/06 01:29 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

hats off to morette for a great product with terrible sales execution.

I would love to own these but ya...


Y2KSVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
08/24/06 02:53 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

That's too bad. I was looking forward to these coming out. I've pretty much given up on them, and will be looking into doing my own projector/HID retro-fit. Just have to do something that hasn't been done yet!

Mark


Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
08/24/06 03:20 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I emailed morette suggesting them a possible projector low beam option. It will take less time to get DOT approved since most projector units come that way, less work for everyone honestly. The rest is up to them, if I still own the car by the time they come out, I will def. buy them and do a projector conversion on them. I think that will require a lot og extra motivation though. I'm really losing interest in my car now..

Big Daddy Kane
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/29/06 12:23 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Hope you get an answer... Harold in France stop responding to me back in May

m!key
(Hard-core CEG'er)
08/30/06 12:24 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

yeah i have had no response to a couple emails. one was about selling the prototype morettes with my car.

Frosty
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/30/06 11:42 AM
Re: morettes (test phase)

^Thats not a good sign...i think i'm just gonna spend the money on new OEM headlights instead

Pole120
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/30/06 01:33 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

Originally posted by Frosty:
^Thats not a good sign...i think i'm just gonna spend the money on new OEM headlights instead




and hightower em silver


Goonz SVT
(Addicted CEG\'er)
08/30/06 02:27 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

keep the faith!

IRingTwyce
(Hard-core CEG\'er)
08/30/06 03:04 PM
Re: morettes (test phase)

I'm keeping the faith! Well, mainly because I'm too po' to afford these anyway. The delay isn't impacting my non-purchase.


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