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Has anyone ever seen a purpose-built a mount for 7" or 8" driving light for the front of a Miata? I envision a two piece tubular mount. One fixed piece possibly mounted through the 'mouth' and one piece detachable for mounting the lamps.

I had large driving lamps mountd on an old offroad Volvo 142 in the early 90's for fast nighttime driving in the mountains of Oregon. Seemed a natural lighting solution at the time. Worked great. Why not Miata too?

I'm thinking about bigger is better and looking at the Hella FF4000 lamps paired with Hella replacement round pop ups. I personally love the big pop up light on the NA.
 

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I've considered doing something like that, mounting a pair of Cibie Oscar's in front of the bumper rather than above it. It would involve cutting holes in the nose for the mounting brackets to go through and fabricating brackets that wouldn't vibrate so much.

Still just an idea that remains in my head.
 

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Roadsters in Japan came with an optional Cibie Tango-sized lamp. Its a Cibie lamp, so about 130mm diameter, but the casing was exclusive to Mazda; the same casing used for the M2-1001 lamps, but the fitting bracket was two small studs per lamp, not the usual single large stud.
 

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Opinions? - are cops more likely to ticket for loud exhaust note or wicked driving lamps? Other things being equal (speed, location, driver attitude)
 

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Thanks, Laguna Miata, I look forward to see his design. I'm starting to CAD something this weekend as time allows. I'm going to try something tubular mounting two lights.
 

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I had a set on my BRG Years ago.
I used the baby teeth to mount them and have them removeable.
I welded tubing to the baby teeth so the were just in front of the bumper.
Wicked Brite, since I had them relayed to the High beams.
 

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I had a set on my BRG Years ago.
I used the baby teeth to mount them and have them removeable.
I welded tubing to the baby teeth so the were just in front of the bumper.
Wicked Brite, since I had them relayed to the High beams.
Nice! I have been looking at the same location for attaching a mount. I took off the baby teeth a few weeks ago and noticed how convenient the mount was. I thought about attaching a tubular piece between them and maybe looking into having the tube bend upwards in a curve on each end to get the lights up off the ground a bit since driving lights work best for me when they are mounted higher. Maybe even some fogs down low too on the same bar. Making the who setup removable and attached at the baby teeth/mount would be very cool. I was thinking of a slip mount with something like a bike wheel quick release modified to hold the mount together tight and in place.

Did you have any pictures of your setup? Any comments on stability or bouncing? What size lamps were you running at the time?
 

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Nate Ramsey (mnet) once had a pair of Hella's mounted in the mouth. I thought it looked cool![/img]
 
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