Are Aftermarket Headlights Worth It?

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29 ditë më parë

Driving the Miata at night has always been hazardous, because the headlights seem to actually be dim candles. On this episode, we’ll update the headlights and headlight wiring circuit to pull some big watts and actually light up the night road so we can keep driving!
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Nicholas Meave
Nicholas Meave Ditë më parë
What road is that?
SkaterKid406 2 ditë më parë
After you turbo it you should do the interior, make it black to match. the tan looks mega wack.
Tim Sullivan
Tim Sullivan 2 ditë më parë
HIDs would have gone 21 miata lengths though.
Logan Dykstra
Logan Dykstra 2 ditë më parë
Needs some LED’s
Diego Olivares Gudiño
Diego Olivares Gudiño 2 ditë më parë
LED bulbs are another great way to go, and they don´t consume that much energy.
Cam Mulcahy
Cam Mulcahy 3 ditë më parë
What a wasted opportunity to get rid of shitty halogens. I hate halogens.
178 Bakersfield to lake issabela?
Mark zieg
Mark zieg 3 ditë më parë
You know the modern bulbs are rated in pairs usually, and the old ones per bulb. So its really more like 70w and 80w.
Mark zieg
Mark zieg 3 ditë më parë
Zach JERB can you make a video on stuff like this for your GX470? Cmon man, I've got an identical one, and I'm money pitting it
Dvldg0231 3 ditë më parë
So, more watts to the lights means... less powa to the wheels. Your going in the wrong direction! Try a headlight delete = Mo Powa Babeh!
T G 4 ditë më parë
yes. yes they are.
Gjdjd Gzhdj
Gjdjd Gzhdj 5 ditë më parë
For you yes, for other drivers no :D
insaneomcleano 5 ditë më parë
Is a 40 inch lightbar mounted on top of the windscreen worth it?
manolo mala
manolo mala 5 ditë më parë
Why didn't u go with LEDs?
ExFallen 5 ditë më parë
Why is there an ambulance in your driveway?
Joshua Nicolai
Joshua Nicolai 5 ditë më parë
"night has finally fallen" sounds like a bond villain catch line
louis mccravey
louis mccravey 6 ditë më parë
Where’s that canyon road at ?!! I would love to find some roads like that to drive in SoCal!!
aAron YT
aAron YT 6 ditë më parë
Lights are definitely the thing that means you get what you pay for
Nino Krizanec
Nino Krizanec 6 ditë më parë
I would choose a better grounding point than that.
Roger Jogers
Roger Jogers 7 ditë më parë
Keep up the great videos
rentamedic 7 ditë më parë
Champion Cycle
Champion Cycle 7 ditë më parë
Is that TUNA!?
Alf Watt
Alf Watt 7 ditë më parë
Bonus points: the electrical unit of power is named after James Watt who invented Horsepower in order to sell his fancy new steam engines. Mining operators (who had an abundance of water and coal to run the engines) were using horses to drive pumps to remove water from their mines. They knew how much it cost to keep 100 horses working 24/7, so to sell the Steam Engine James had to convert the amount of work the engine could do (at a much reduced cost, even including the Engineer to fix it) into units that customers could relate to costs: Horsepower sells engines.
CodeNameNateDog 8 ditë më parë
I’m from Vermont and there’s a VT rescue vehicle in Zach’s driveway in LA?!?!
Filip Filipovic
Filip Filipovic 8 ditë më parë
On the new headlight is clearly written 55w and he is installing 80w bulb in hot climate, excellent advice. There is a huge difference in light power and color between H4 and H7 bulbs, so better to find H7 headlights, put some bulbs like Osram Nightbreaker or Philips Racing Vision... No need to install additional cables, only downside is that they last shorter than regular, but since his 80w will heat like crazy they will last the same.
TheKenji2221 8 ditë më parë
Looking good. Plus just for the fact you can now replace only the bulb instead of the whole light is a huge upgrade
Jack Olden
Jack Olden 9 ditë më parë
He low-key looks like paul Walker
Dinja3 10 ditë më parë
what happened to your door seal? do installing aftermarket headlights really cause that to happen? p.s. i know it wasn't the headlights.
Zia Malik
Zia Malik 10 ditë më parë
The camera that is filming the night scenes has a bunch of dead pixels
100rats 10 ditë më parë
What road is that??? looks sick
JJustCool 10 ditë më parë
Should have Retrofitted those headlight bud. Missed opportunity
Armoury Man
Armoury Man 10 ditë më parë
but how many horsepower is your house making?
Daniel 10 ditë më parë
what about the speed limit at the road?
Stealth Enforcer
Stealth Enforcer 11 ditë më parë
nice headlights can make any car look way better
Whos Austin
Whos Austin 11 ditë më parë
Weird just did this with my 04 wrangler lol
Avro Arrow
Avro Arrow 11 ditë më parë
80W low beam headlights = EXTREMELY DANGEROUS because they'll blind the hell out of every oncoming vehicle. The legal limit for headlamps is currently 55W at 12V.
Francisco Caruso
Francisco Caruso 11 ditë më parë
Have u guys done the joke about us using anything (like a miata) but meters to lenght something?
Ramiro Medina
Ramiro Medina 12 ditë më parë
Dude I just would've gone with the headlight assembly conversion and go with some high and low led bulbs and I'm done 😐
The_Don27 13 ditë më parë
Sooooo was it worth it ? Lol
Jerrmz 14 ditë më parë
Replace the stock round miata headlights with HELLA horns
Eric Bärtsch
Eric Bärtsch 14 ditë më parë
Tf is that weather seal doin on the driver’s side door??
Kuro Shiroi
Kuro Shiroi 14 ditë më parë
this is why yt is better than tv
David MacGreggor
David MacGreggor 15 ditë më parë
Love the show since day one lol im actually at the same part with my 91 NA cant decide what head lights to do but if no one else needs them ill take them no gift card needed lol
Eric Marcus
Eric Marcus 15 ditë më parë
The way I adjust my headlights is on a flat ground parking lot. Pull up to the back of a car and back up till there is about a car length or a bit more and adjust the top of the beam to the top of the bumper of the car in front of me. This way I know I'm not blinding anyone (LED headlight are bright AF and 8000 lumens will melt eyeballs in the rearview or on coming traffic). If you don't have a friend or family member you could go up to your local mechanic shop and ask if you can use the parking lot at night to adjust your lights and pull up to car leaving a car length or so to make the adjustments. I've had my lights for over a year now and not one person has flashed their brights at me.
Lance Kaz
Lance Kaz 15 ditë më parë
I’m a retired mechanical engineer. Part of my career was spent designing motor vehicle lighting. The reason that you don’t touch the bulb on halogen lights is this: 1) Halogen bulbs are made from a thick, very strong glass (borosilicate) that is under pressure. 2) Your fingers leave behind oils that, when heated, penetrate the glass and weaken the glass (a weakening called “devitrification”). Since the bulb is under pressure, weakening the glass causes it to fail. I applaud Donut Media for swapping out halogen sealed beams for halogen replaceable bulbs instead of swapping in HID or LED. The way the human vision system perceives light is very complex. I can’t begin to go into it here, but human perception of brightness isn’t linear, which means that doubling watts does not translate into seeing twice as far. And the human perception of color is complex as well, for many technical reasons relating to both the physics of light and the biology of vision. AND I definitely want to applaud aligning the headlamps. I see so many poorly aligned headlights that I don’t think most people bother to do it. I’m all for putting more light down on the road, but watch out for low beam lights that throw too much light into the yes of oncoming traffic. Not blinding oncoming drivers is the reason you have low beams.
Dan MacK
Dan MacK 15 ditë më parë
Oh no why is there an ambulance in your driveway
Aaron Schwarz
Aaron Schwarz 16 ditë më parë
Wow, unlike about 99% of other dipfucks that install brighter headlights, you actually take the time to calibrate the beam angle to not nail people in oncoming cars with glare / a nobel prize must be in order at once ~~ also HID kit would have made 3600 lumens per side & $40 Beamtech LED on Amazon that also must be aligned in the housing are 4000 lumens each // & put the LED''s where the halogen bulbs filament would have been emitting photons so the spectral emissions of the headlight conforms with road legal considerate beam angles etc // FYI
Aaron Schwarz
Aaron Schwarz 16 ditë më parë
Your rate car power in KW thousands of watts, so 89,000 watts becomes 89 KW .. in europe thats how they rate engines in KW & then N*M for torque Newton Meters // like FT-LBS
Walter Esese
Walter Esese 16 ditë më parë
I was a bit skeptical when you mentioned using the halogen reflectors instead of actual projectors but you did take the time to aim them properly and I appreciate that.
FUZ3-NOOB-324485 16 ditë më parë
lol new headlights were worse because they were angled too low and caused less video sight
Mobile Terminaluser
Mobile Terminaluser 16 ditë më parë
When will Nolan's "not a subliminal", Zach's "Sparktastic & Sparktacular" & Jame's "Bwaaaaahhh" be on for sale? Garage/room & home decor? Donut Media automotive items & Auto sales?
Angel123_h 16 ditë më parë
Zach, how do you know so much about cars? I love cars and love working on them but I really don't have the skill or knowledge and every time I watch your videos and donuts videos I always learn so much, and I've just have been wondering how you know so much.
Mobile Terminaluser
Mobile Terminaluser 16 ditë më parë
"10 miata lengths, Sparktastic, Spectacular" Donut Media stickers
brickson98moto 16 ditë më parë
Screw a hat, I’m still waiting on my boost creeps hoodie I ordered back in like September lol
Hentai Body pillow
Hentai Body pillow 16 ditë më parë
Where do you find roads like that in the beginning?
Michael Clark
Michael Clark 16 ditë më parë
I'm surprised that the Miata has sealed beams, I thought that went out of fashion in the 70s? Are they h4 in other markets? My 86 Mazda 929 in Australia had twin pop-up rectangular headlights and they were not sealed beams, H4 globes.
Alex Baca
Alex Baca 17 ditë më parë
I JUST missed the week mark :(
J M.
J M. 17 ditë më parë
Yo you guys should make a grullon on another series of money pits or other series
Rotary BMX
Rotary BMX 17 ditë më parë
Up to speed on seat/cupra
h3lix86 17 ditë më parë
i hate new headlights, they are just TOO DAMN BRIGHT i can't see shit anymore when anyone is driving a newer car towards me in the opposite lane, they completely blind me...
E L 17 ditë më parë
I died when the pew pews came out of the led headlight
randallracer 18 ditë më parë
watch somebody actually need new bulbs for their miata tho.
mixmix poo
mixmix poo 18 ditë më parë
if you guys finish the miata, can you make is the same price car more worth it then the modified miata lol😁 btw love you guys
Simon Outdoors
Simon Outdoors 18 ditë më parë
What do i gotta do to get u to 86 the turbo plan and put ITB'S on there? Pleeeeeeease?
Jonathan mora
Jonathan mora 18 ditë më parë
What canyon road is that ???
?????? 14 ditë më parë
It looks like Tuna Canyon Road.
A Trimble
A Trimble 18 ditë më parë
Liked and subscribed. Y’all just crack me up with the enhanced visuals. There’s just nothing like a manual Miata without ABS as shown or power steering. Feels so illegal lol!
Trump 19 ditë më parë
Short answer yes, enormously better. Got 35w HIDs lows and 45w LED highs on both my Evo and Impreza. The difference is huge, I can sea really well, oncoming traffic hates me though.
Evangelos Patsourakis
Evangelos Patsourakis 19 ditë më parë
Lots of people like your show, and you set an example for many. If you find yourself driving fast, (even in the Miata) without being able to use the high beam, the brightness focused in front of the car, will not allow you to see further up the road. Not to mention the stripes of light escaping over the cross line of the light beam, as seen on the wall. Best to way to improve the lighting would be by fitting projectors, with any kind of high wattage or output bulbs, as they are designed to spread the light, (lower the density just in front of you) and make a clear a cut so you do not disturb incoming traffic. Please set the right example, lots of love from Europe, Greece!
crxdelsolsir 19 ditë më parë
People with new cars seem to have better eye sights as when dusk falls they do not switch their headlights on. Jokes aside it is probable that they forget due to newer cars dash (instrument cluster) is always permanently illuminated, eliminating what would have been the reminder (unable to see the dash). Having said that, people do look out the front windscreen to the outside world and should realise they cannot see the road clearly and should switch their head lights on anyway. Or it it because they have better eyes sight or just not thinking when driving?
Spadezz Z
Spadezz Z 19 ditë më parë
Just buy the $80 led headlight kit off Amazon
Extra Darlas
Extra Darlas 19 ditë më parë
Fun fact you can take the headlights off a hmwv fmtv and pls the three main trucks of the army and they will fit a Miata
Joey Mezera
Joey Mezera 19 ditë më parë
I feel like this video should just be. They look dope, abosokutely. End video
xvp40 19 ditë më parë
Loving them 70's porn tunes.
Fer Gz MotorDanko
Fer Gz MotorDanko 19 ditë më parë
nice, i would put phillps racing vision +150, or osram night breaker laser +150% instead of 80w, but if it works, it works.
Luis Jaime
Luis Jaime 19 ditë më parë
I think your psychics might of been a little off, but close enough lol
Martin Smith
Martin Smith 20 ditë më parë
This show is 11/10
Daniel Doherty
Daniel Doherty 20 ditë më parë
Careful @Donut. 35w is the highest legal halogen wattage for on road use in the United States for low beams. 80w would not be considered DOT approved.
Ghassan Radwan
Ghassan Radwan 20 ditë më parë
link to those headlights?
Dan Atkinson
Dan Atkinson 20 ditë më parë
What was the improvement rated in lumens?
ittotaq 20 ditë më parë
if you're changing bumpers to something cooler can i buy the bumper?
Davin Yap
Davin Yap 20 ditë më parë
Will the higher bulb wattage be too hot that it will melt the lamp housing ?
sc Builds
sc Builds 21 ditë më parë
Noah Calagui
Noah Calagui 21 ditë më parë
Would it be the same for a 1969 Pontiac GTO
Astro Teen
Astro Teen 21 ditë më parë
No one gonna mention the tony hawk sound effect? Bet
AJ Calderon
AJ Calderon 21 ditë më parë
My wife doesn't like this series because she's afraid that I'll spend my money on a miata, she should be rightfully scared 😄 🤣
Ginger Ninger
Ginger Ninger 21 ditë më parë
My motorbike from 1974 had a single Sealed beam headlight that was 55/60W. On low beam I couldn't see shit aside from directly in front of me for about 3 metres, on high beam (After I rewired the entire 74 loom and added some relays to it) I could some how see over 100m with it in a very precise spot but lost a lot of side vision. It really surprised me how well the high beam worked on it. I since replaced it with a semi-sealed with a 55/60W Halogen super bright which was a massive improvment on side light, but the high beam was a bit holey, then I upped it to a 55/100W and now I can see the headlight 20m up the road during the day. It's awesome. Then my clutch cable snapped...
Olive Perry
Olive Perry 21 ditë më parë
Does this Toyota #Tacoma have a bent or twisted frame? Ernesto writes: "I frequently see Tacomas and Tundras with bent or twisted frames, but everybody gets super excited when a ZR2, Raptor, and Gladiator get caught with them?"
Johnny Joyce
Johnny Joyce 21 ditë më parë wonder my aftermarket lights were so low. I couldn't see shit. Thanks donut for teaching me about headlight adjustment.
BayAreaJDMPartHunter 21 ditë më parë
Wish you guys tested out LED bulbs too......and why not just use the glass hella housings? You guys already used the hella wiring and bulbs 🤔
estone2 21 ditë më parë
C B 21 ditë më parë
Honestly I came here for Zach. Then I came again. And now I'm learning a thing or two
mild soup
mild soup 21 ditë më parë
Let there be light
BRAXTON TAYLOR 21 ditë më parë
Me not even being able to see 1 car length in front of me on backroads
Sir Lags A Lot
Sir Lags A Lot 21 ditë më parë
That sweet sound of a 7.3 Powerstroke @7:25
trip 21 ditë më parë
jobe doesnt know about the inverse square law you would need like 8 times the power to see twice as far at that range
azulobo 21 ditë më parë
May i say those lights are HELLA better? 😂😂
Chase Dunn
Chase Dunn 21 ditë më parë
5280ft per mile, 211200 in 40 miles. 3600 seconds in an hour, 211200/3600 makes 40mph app 58ft per second. Avg car headlights shine about 30-40ft in front of a car[low beams], and since 30-40ft is less than 58ft, basic common sense tells us that headlights are so other people can YOU going down the road, NOT so you can see. Back when cars never went over 40mph, ya headlights were for seeing the road. THERE NOT ANYMORE. STOP BLINDING EVERYONE AND DO SOME BASIC MATH.
Tiemo Wolters
Tiemo Wolters 21 ditë më parë
Another filler till turbski
Jorge Chavez
Jorge Chavez 21 ditë më parë
The new measurement system is: Inch, feet, yard, MIATA, mile.
Rajen Mistry
Rajen Mistry 21 ditë më parë
What?!!!! 1.21 gigawatts
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