View Full Version : Flip up lights?

01-17-2005, 01:40 PM
Why'd they stop doing it.. in the us at least<p>wasn't the chevorlet corvette the last car to drop them in 04??? I mean was there some kind of problem with up, or just that there ugly?

01-17-2005, 02:02 PM
IMO, I never liked them and am glad they are going away.<p>

01-17-2005, 02:38 PM
they screw with the aerodynamics.....man...

01-17-2005, 02:42 PM
and add unnessecary weight to the car

01-17-2005, 03:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">they screw with the aerodynamics.....man...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>While that is true, at the speeds that mostcars travel that is hardly a problem. The reason is two-fold:<p>1. The obvious reason is cost. It is much cheaper to build a fixed unit than a pop-up one, plus you don't have to add the additional mounting brackets and driving motors that a pop-up light requires.<p>2. Collision and safety. As standards have become more stringent, it has become more dificult to make to make these lights meet collision and safety standards. Just think about how many times you have seen a vehicle with pop-up lights in which only one light worked because the othejr one failed to open? or how may times has an entire light assembly gone flying (becoming a dangerous projectile) after an accident?

Naga Royal Guard
01-17-2005, 03:39 PM
some ppl fix them upright all the time cause the motors are shot ; that looks great lool

01-17-2005, 05:44 PM
At least you can see that way from inside where the front of the bonnet is...

01-18-2005, 05:58 AM
Or simply flip up lights are not fashionable anymore.