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#21 Armand

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 12:41 AM

Awesome write up, just installed mine last weekend and it looks awesome.
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 01:13 AM

I bought a different style it uses one mount that you have drill for and two tab's that side in the notches for the head adjustment.
The fit is not bad but could be better. I saw a Z car parts site that has them on sale for 56$ I think it was.
At MSA their about 74$ with shipping. I'll see if I can find that site again I may have pic's of them on mine but I'm at work and I'm sure those would be at home.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 12:43 AM

I got a ok pic of the style of cover I use. Sorry the pic is not real close.Attached File  Drivers%20side1.jpg   41.66KB   244 downloads

#24 New2TheZ2006

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 02:55 AM

Well if a Z member's dad owns the company. Cant we get a group buy or something? I would buy a set right now...... Help each other out?
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#25 Hartspank

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 04:19 PM

The covers from black dragon are only 49.95 they look similar to the msa ones. Does anyone know if they're the same? I would be in for a group buy ,but my buy it now finger is already shaking!

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#26 DavyZ

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:03 PM

The covers from black dragon are only 49.95 they look similar to the msa ones. Does anyone know if they're the same? I would be in for a group buy ,but my buy it now finger is already shaking!


My guess is they are the same. Many parts are from the same manufacturers.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:09 PM

Sweet, I ordererd them last night. Couldn't wait.Hopefully I'll get them by the weekend.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 10:58 AM

I'm not so worried about the scratching and or cracking that would be caused by very long term use. My main concern is the day to day moisture intrapment. Do these easly collect condensation and or fog up? Because THAT is something i cannot live with. I have had my MSA headlight covers in my closet for like 2 years, waiting for my body to be restored and the day has finaly come. My Z is painted and ready. But NOW I CANT FIND MY MOUNTING HARDWARE!! UGH! BuZy can you help me??

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 09:45 AM

I'm not so worried about the scratching and or cracking that would be caused by very long term use. My main concern is the day to day moisture intrapment. Do these easly collect condensation and or fog up? Because THAT is something i cannot live with. I have had my MSA headlight covers in my closet for like 2 years, waiting for my body to be restored and the day has finaly come. My Z is painted and ready. But NOW I CANT FIND MY MOUNTING HARDWARE!! UGH! BuZy can you help me??


John, Did find or get your hardware kit?

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 05:03 AM

Welp, I tried Emailing and that didnt work. So i called them, I think it was Wednesday of last week and spoke with Phil. He took my credit and shipping info and said it would only be $5+ shipping. But my credit card has still not yet been charged and still no hardware in the mail yet. :cry: I'm going to call them tomorrow if i still dont have anything. -Thanks a lot for the follow up though!
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 05:19 AM

Credit card was hit today for $7.00 Good deal! Hope to get the hardware for the weekend. It's all coming together now :)
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 08:18 AM

We had a man install our headlight covers.... but the dumb ♥♥♥♥ drilled holes in the buckets and now one is cracking..... So I have to get bran new ones in time.... fu***** sucks!

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 06:50 PM

Thanks mate

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 10:40 PM

I just have something to ad. it might be common sense but I just re installed mine with screws and found this tip. On a couple of the brackets the hole was a bit off so I bent the tab with the hole on it to line it up rather then moving the entire bracket. I couldn't really do this last time because I just used the tape and it kind would pull it off.
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 04:29 PM

i have a set i got from msa 2- 3 years ago - they never fit right no matter what i did
- i just painted my front end and am trying to remount them and still no matter what there are big gaps - im hoping i just got a bad set or something cuz this is horrible

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 06:51 AM

hey mates , got a question. are the covers the same for Z and ZX ?

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 12:22 AM

Nope
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#38 wherezmytofu

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 03:04 PM

is there a noticeable stock headlight intensity loss with the tinted headlight covers?

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 09:14 PM

From what Ive read yes. The people that went the tinted route got better headlights to offset it.

I got the tinted ones but havent installed them yet. Have to get headlights first. :)
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 09:23 PM

I will be getting a set of tinted covers in the near future. I'll document the difference before I get a set of more powerful headlights.




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