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Re: Yeah, get some Hella H4s (archive)

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Posted by Kevin Rowley on June 15, 1999 at 09:35:51:

In Reply to: Re: Yeah, get some Hella H4s posted by Todd Green on June 14, 1999 at 21:50:55:

: : Thanks! I'm going to run right out and get a pair ASAP. Anyone know a cheap source?

I stuck with the stock 55/60 watt lows and the 60 watt highs, but as mentioned previously, you can go higher on the wattages. The wiring is a little different than stock, but it is all plug -in. You'll see it immediately when you get the parts and take apart your stock headlights.

The H4/H1 upgrade is probably the best thing you can do for yourself in night driving situations. Stick with the stock wattages to begin with, then bump them up if you still want more. 2 points: the H1 high beams are 55w, not 60w. I once had a car with 100/80w H4's, 100w H1's and 100 H3 driving lights that were wired to the high beam circuit. Fantastic on dark rural roads, but when the lights hit reflective street signs, they temporarily burned the reflection into my retinas. It would clear up quickly, but given the dazzle effect, it might have been wiser to stick with the stock wattages.

-Kevin Rowley

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