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Postby Asolepius » Fri Dec 30, 2005 9:08 am

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Postby admin » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:29 am

Interesting...love to see how they look/work on the car--keep up posted please!
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Postby garyfrogeye » Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:51 pm

I've changed mine over to halogen lights (but i couldn't tell you which make). They have improved but not by as much as I would have imagined.
My car is positive earth with an alternator and I just did a straight swap though I have heard that some people put in a relay, I haven't bothered.
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Postby garyfrogeye » Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:51 pm

Sorry that should read NEGATIVE earth
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Postby trevor » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:49 pm

I upgraded to halogens, and it didn't improve things too much. But then I installed a set of relays for the lights and now they are much brighter. I guess my old switch and wiring is not up to snuff.
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Postby Asolepius » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:50 pm

At long last I have fitted the quadoptics. The are particularly good on dip beam, although I will also fit relays at some stage. To put them into the early (bulb type) carrier rings, the cutouts have to be widened a bit, as the units are made to fit sealed beam carriers. The locating lugs on the new units have 2 levels, and you want them to sit in the ring at the lower level, so you have to widen the cutout.

Otherwise it's a straight swap, especially if you have a later car.
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