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Group Buy For K2Motor Aftermarket Headlights (FINALIZED PRICING)

Hey guys!

So about 4 months ago I was in communication with K2Motor about some aftermarket headlights they were working on for our cars. Originally they were designing them off of the stock HID's that only come on the Mazdaspeed Tech Package Models which were 2011+ . After talking with them I emphasized that there is a very limited amount of people that actually would have the stock HID's, and after test fitting their first prototype on a buddies speed, they also realized that they were working off of the european specs and ran into some issues.

I hadn't heard from them in a long time and thought they had given up on the project, I had e-mailed them several times suggesting their R&D work on a version compatible with the regular Mazda 3's that have Halogen. They told me they would look into it and it looks like that's just what they did!! After about 3 months of not hearing anything, someone on the Mazda3Revolution forums posted up the K2Motor headlights AND they are for sale!! They come in an optional Blacked out or chromed housing which I think is great!

More information can be found here:
Search Result|K2 Motor

They have an installation video as well, which everything is Plug and Play!!! (Most of the video is showing how to remove the bumper)






Description:
-Brand new in original box.
-Exactly same as picture ! Comes with both sides !
-Comes with black housing clear lens projector headlights with LED DRL strip
-Made by OEM approved & ISO certified manufacturers in materials that meet or exceed strict OEM requirements
-Headlights comes equipped with H11 12V/55W high & low beam bulbs
-WY21W 12V/5W halogen turn signal light bulbs are also included
-All wiring for the headlights are pre-assembled for the essential plug & play application
-Professional installation is recommended
*Fits all 2010-2013 Mazda 3 with halogen headlight models only.




Group Buy Details (FINALIZED):

Minimum 4 people 16% off = $364
5-15 people 20% off = $347
16-20 people 25% off = $325

Free Shipping to the Lower 48 States

price is based off of $433

Deposit Deadline CLOSED


Group Buy:

Mazda3Revolution Interest:
-MonsterMazda (Paid)
-D-Kazzed
-Olachu808
-StaFFord (Paid)
-switt2008
-razerer (16+)
-greyseason (16+)
-Randomhero (21+)
-SwTeknique (Paid Deposit)
-LongDong
-hyperion.excal (21+)
-BlackMZ3 (21+)
-wmeyer1 (21+)
-Skyactiver (Paid Deposit)
-TheBeachBumm
-Nuclear Bacon
-ScXo (Paid Deposit)
-gonzombie (Paid Deposit)
-Mazda4Life256 (Deposit Paid)
-bPostUp (Deposit Paid)


MazdaNation Interest:
-Its3uroMz3 (Paid Deposit)
-johnieg87

Facebook Interest:
-Zack Garcia (21+)
-Arnino Vicente
-Drama Gee
-Ralfie Martinez
-Shayne Greening
-Matt Zillmer (Maybe)
-Bryan 'The Grizzo' Grissom (21+)
-John Armstrong
-Timothy Sylvia (Paid Deposit)
-Bill Capozzoli
-John Jaramillo

Total Member's Interest: 31
 

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Discussion Starter · #21 ·
Id be interested at the 21+ price range. Also If i have aftermarket H11 Kensun 6k HID would they fit into this housing? It looks like it but Id like to be sure.

I just got an e-mail response back asking about aftermarket HID's and he said as long as it's H11 it will work :]

I am gonna try to get a set really soon so I can try it out and answer everyones questions.
 

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Discussion Starter · #22 ·
OP updated again.

Unfortunately K2Motor got the group by pricing mixed up with another group buy they are doing for the Subaru lights. haha

The price has gone up a little more, but the good thing is After 1 day we already have 16 people on board so I think we can easily get 21+ !! Maybe if we hit 30 they will cut it down even more, who knows :p


New pricing posted in OP as well:

Minimum 4 people 16% off = $364
5-10 People 20% off = $347
11-15 people 25% off = $325
16-20 people 30% off = $303
21+ 35% off = $282

price is based off of $433
 

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We are already at 22!!! Amazing guys.

So those that were interested in the 21+ pricing it looks like that is what we will be getting so long as everyone who was "interested" commits!

K2Motor will have everything finalized on Monday, which means pricing may change. I will keep you all updated though.
 

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Discussion Starter · #31 ·
Eeash, sorry, $285 is too rich for my blood, especially considering that I'm buying a new RSB in June. If it had been more in the August-September timeframe I would have been able to pull it off, but for now remove my name from the list please. Sorry!
I have removed you from the list. If you ever change your mind then let me know. They will never be this discounted again!
 

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Discussion Starter · #41 ·
Finalization of everything is Monday, so the price may change. I did find out that shipping will be included but I will have to ask about Hawaii just to be sure.

Also, those in California will have to be charged Sales tax as well.


But either way, these head lights will never be this cheap again! As long as everyone who has said they are interested really buys them, then we will all save a ton of money!
 

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Discussion Starter · #43 ·
We are up to 27 people "interested". Next week when everything is finalized I am going to ask that everyone start locking in their decisions. This way we will know for sure how many people are committed to buying them!

I have put my name in green, meaning I have locked in my decision to get these lights. I will also change peoples names to green when they have finalized their decision.
 

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Discussion Starter · #50 ·
I spoke with K2 motor and obtained more details on how the lights work. I thought I'd forward some of this useful info:

1) There is no separate high beam bulb, like in the stock system. There is 1 dual filament H11 halogen bulb in the projector which can switch between low/high beam. If we plan to use HID kits, we must buy an HID bulb with low/high beam capability or we will loose our high beam (if we do not have the dual bulb). Most HID kits can switch between low/high beam, but a special bulb is required. Here is an example of a HID bulb for high and low beam:

http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j...s-H4-2-L-High-Beam-Halogen-Low-Beam-Xenon.jpg

2) The system is completely plug & play- no splicing is needed of the parking/corner lights to get the DRL LEDs working (the video suggests that we may need to splice wires for LED headlights). When you turn on your night low beams, the DRL LEDs stay on. For Canadian cars, the LEDs are supposed to come on as soon as the engine is on (like our stock DRLs) during the day/night and the high beams will not give off half intensity through the projector during the day. The LEDs also stay on when the low/high beams are on. This is because the connections in the headlight are inverted differently than what is found on stock Canadian Mazda 3 headlights.
Awesome information! The high beam thing isn't really a priority for myself, I never use high beams at all. Then again I live in a highly populated area so there is plenty of light at night.

I'm just glad we can still use our HIDs.

K2Motor hasn't e-mailed me finalized details yet but I will post them as soon as I get it!
 

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Discussion Starter · #60 ·
For those planning to use HID kits, keep in mind that there may be some modifications required to the headlights and/or wiring to get the system to work.

If we plan to use the plastic weather cover behind the projectors (where two sets of wires come out), one option is to connect the H11 plugs behind the cover (1 female from the HID kit and one male from the headlights which I assume is behind behind the cover) and find a way to fit behind the cover, all plugs & the rubber cap near the bulb, then lead all wires out (there will be ~4 extra wires going out from behind the rubber cap). I think it would be good to keep the weather cover on to avoid having water/condensation enter the lenses. Here is what the DDM system looks like; most other kits use similar wiring:
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A 2nd option, is to bring the projector H11 male plug that is behind the cover to outside the cover, then lead the wires behind the HID bulb outside the cover somehow, leaving only the bulb inside (assuming the wires are long enough between the rubber cap and bulb- an extension may be required), and connect everything together outside the cover. There will be tons of wires outside as I didn't even mention the 2ndary connections to the stock headlight harness. Either way, it looks like we may have to modify the size of the openings on the weather cover or cut/reconnect the wires to allow them to come through the cover... Any other suggestions?
I will probably be cutting a small hole that will be big enough for all the wires to pass through on their cover. I agree that it would be best to keep that cap on there to prevent any kind of condensation build up.

I was suppose to have my set this week but they are still finalizing everything and I haven't heard back from them yet. But when I get my set I will experiment and post up how I got my HIDs to work.
 

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Discussion Starter · #63 ·
The group buy pricing has been finalized:

Minimum 4 people 16% off = $364
5-15 people 20% off = $347
16-20 people 25% off = $325

price is based off of $433


I just received an e-mail of the finalized group buy pricing. This price includes free shipping to the lower 48 states. Alaska, Hawaii and Canada will be around $25 extra but it all depends on what area.

I will be receiving a link soon where everyone that is interested can put down a $50 deposit when they are ready, and then the rest will be required a month from now.


I know the pricing has gone up, but this is the best deal they could offer us and it won't get any cheaper than this!


I need to get peoples final decisions so I can lock your name in or remove you from the list. I will post the deposit link when I receive it from K2Motor so that you guys can get your name down on their end too.
 

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Discussion Starter · #69 ·
They are hardly going to make a profit on these light with the 15-20 pricing. That's why they had to base it off the original price. The EBay listing is also another amazing deal but they are honestly going as low as they can. Remember, the price listed is Shipped!! (For those in the lower 48. )

I understand a lot of people will probably take their name off the list, but I am sure we can still get 20! I will be having Mazdaflow and Mazdamovement post about them on Instagram as well to help promote.

K2motor said they would give us a month and a half if we need it.
 

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Discussion Starter · #82 ·
I got pulled over for tail light tint and the CHP officer walked around my entire car and gave me 3 violations. He said nothing about my completely blacked out headlights with no amber coloring at all for the turn signals...

I highly doubt a cop would hassle someone over these headlights unless you put actual tint on them.
 
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