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2020 XK8 XKR well we can dream and customize our headlights to give them a modern theme. So there was a previous thread where someone added halo led rings to the headlights. So I decided to take it a step further I am experimenting with some new customizations. Here are a few options I have come up with thought I might share


1# Switchback Halo






#2 Half Circle Halo



#3 3D Half Halo





 
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I have a couple more options coming up but I am really liking these so far
 
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Perhaps J shaped like the late XK's ......?




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Perhaps J shaped like the late XK's ......?




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The closest one to the J is the one in the picture. This is a custom shape led strip and the way the housing is is the only way to fit it in there is like this. Of course the halos are very easy to fit in but I am trying different themes before deciding. I did a like a photoshop of the original member car who had halos to give an idea how the half halo theme appear. I think its very aggressive.
 
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You already have a car that folks seldom see driving down the road. Do you really need to attract more attention?

I don't know how others feel, but I'm pretty much over the 'cool led effects' manufacturers seem compelled to amuse us with.
 
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You already have a car that folks seldom see driving down the road. Do you really need to attract more attention?

I don't know how others feel, but I'm pretty much over the 'cool led effects' manufacturers seem compelled to amuse us with.

I understand what you are saying but these drl are the wave of the present and future they serve its purpose. And there is nothing like modernizing your ride I like to stand out and be different from the rest. I might go with option 1 most people already done the ring halo theme already I want to try something different. Here is a photoshop of another members car with the ring style halos but I made them half circle I think it looks very aggressive.










 

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I understand what you are saying but these drl are the wave of the present and future they serve its purpose. And there is nothing like modernizing your ride I like to stand out and be different from the rest......
one novel way to ride "...the wave of the present and future ..." as you put it, is to drive a car that wasn't made 20 years ago. Modernizing classic and semi-classic cars turns them into something having less class than when left alone, and gives them a modern "wanna-be" appearance, which is equally unappealing.

When I drive the XKR, I'm already displaying quite a difference from every other car on the road, and without changing a thing.

but each to their own.

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I think our stock headlights are already one up on the "modern" ones due to them being unaffected by the inevitable fog of the plastic that all newer cars suffer.
 
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I think our stock headlights are already one up on the "modern" ones due to them being unaffected by the inevitable fog of the plastic that all newer cars suffer.

A thousand times this! Nothing ages a car quicker than fogged and yellowed headlight lenses. In our cars, the only thing that makes them look outdated is that giant UFO signal transmitter and doppler radar in the *** end of the car.
 
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. ".......- In our cars, the only thing that makes them look outdated is that giant UFO signal transmitter and doppler radar in the *** end of the car.
I just pulled the fuse on mine, but I've read on the forum of some more clever fixes that substitute a hidden internal piece for that ungainly external UFO homing device..

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A thousand times this! Nothing ages a car quicker than fogged and yellowed headlight lenses. In our cars, the only thing that makes them look outdated is that giant UFO signal transmitter and doppler radar in the *** end of the car.
I updated my car to the 21st century by installing a little red button that keeps the UFO beacon in the down position.



 
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So I am deciding between the 3d crystal halo and the J blade style
 
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hmmm your car now stands out from the rest. Personally I did not think it needed more 'look at me' but its your car you are allowed to do what ever you think fit. I am quite happy to stick to 'original' on mine. Remember though what ever "modern" touches you put on a classic car will quickly look odd and outdated. Just my opinion. Nice work though.
 
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hmmm your car now stands out from the rest. Personally I did not think it needed more 'look at me' but its your car you are allowed to do what ever you think fit. I am quite happy to stick to 'original' on mine. Remember though what ever "modern" touches you put on a classic car will quickly look odd and outdated. Just my opinion. Nice work though.
I disagree. In fact Jaguar Classic has been modernizing the classic cars recently with new modern touches.











 
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All a question of personal preference and taste. You like modernising classics I don't. I am not saying that your wrong merely that your sense of taste differs from mine. You like it thats great. Your money, your choice. Same with me I don't like classic cars modernised as it feel to me its not the same car therefore no longer a classic. To most collectors originality is key to a car being called a classic. I am however guilty of 'modernising' my car. I have changed the high and low beams of mine to very high powered HID setups, but NOT the blues ones. That was on the grounds of safety. I can change it back anytime. But it certainly not for a 'look at me' attempt. I am pleased to say my car gets great attention and some very nice comments.

So enjoy your modding. Your not wrong to do it but neither am I for saying its not to my taste. I cannot deny the above cars look great, but I could never do that to a Jag. Id have to buy myself a Ford First and ruin that.
 

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^^^^^^^^ +1

I won't even put electronic ignition, 5 speed or an AOD in a classic Ford, or any other "lowly" marque. I enjoy the time machine experience of driving a factory stock car of ANY era too much to dilute it with whatever is considered modern at the moment. Modern today is passť in a few years.

the really hard core classic collectors won't even look at a car thats had a color change, I'm almost there, but not quite.

As for Jaguar gutting an e type for the electric conversion, well... I just have to sedate myself hourly so I won't strangle the person in charge of that decision.

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^^^^^^^^ +1

I won't even put electronic ignition, 5 speed or an AOD in a classic Ford, or any other "lowly" marque. I enjoy the time machine experience of driving a factory stock car of ANY era too much to dilute it with whatever is considered modern at the moment. Modern today is passť in a few years.

the really hard core classic collectors won't even look at a car thats had a color change, I'm almost there, but not quite.

As for Jaguar gutting an e type for the electric conversion, well... I just have to sedate myself hourly so I won't strangle the person in charge of that decision.

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Lowly Marque? I love Fords. Some of the best cars I ever had were Fords. Easy to maintain. Find parts for etc. Plus you can drive around in them and no one notices.

"Modern today is passť in a few years." I agree. That is the point I was trying to make before. I can remember a certain American collector looking at one car where someone in the 60's had "butchered" the dash to put a radio in. Making the car "modern" at the time but ruining the whole car in the process for later generations.

Its still a question of personal preference though.
 

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Lowly Marque? I love Fords. Some of the best cars I ever had were Fords. Easy to maintain. Find parts for etc. Plus you can drive around in them and no one notices...........".

my Ford remarks were meant to be tongue-in-cheek. You can look at my signature and see that I appreciate a fine Ford as much as anyone, having owned several of their best efforts from the 1960's. The Shelby's and Galaxies were hardly the "unnoticeable" ones though.

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there is one '60's era Ford trait that I sore miss when working under the hood on my XKR. On the old Fords, one could drop a part under the hood and be reasonably sure it would fall all the way to the floor. Not so on the '02 XKR. A small part dropped in the Jaguar engine bay is promptly swallowed up, not likely to ever be seen again.
 
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my Ford remarks were meant to be tongue-in-cheek. You can look at my signature and see that I appreciate a fine Ford as much as anyone, having owned several of their best efforts from the 1960's. The Shelby's and Galaxies were hardly the "unnoticeable" ones though.

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there is one '60's era Ford trait that I sore miss when working under the hood on my XKR. On the old Fords, one could drop a part under the hood and be reasonably sure it would fall all the way to the floor. Not so on the '02 XKR. A small part dropped in the Jaguar engine bay is promptly swallowed up, not likely to ever be seen again.
I lost the nut that holds the airbox in place about 2 years ago - I found it on the ground under the car yesterday as I was working on the front sway bar bushes - so there is still hope for you.
 
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I mean its everyones preference. However if Jaguar is modernizing its classics it speaks volumes. As a matter of fact they have a Jaguar Classic Parts division where you can get some modern parts. In fact I have bluetooth streaming already installed where I can now stream my music. We are talking about headlights here keep in mind having DRL's is a safety feature so with that being said I am totally for safety.
 

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