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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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.