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What are the best RRC Headlights

Looking for some feedback on headlights for a RRC. It's time for me to upgrade to a brighter and much better headlight and wondering what's recommended by some board members. I really don't want to pay upwards of $300+ so if there are some recommendations that are considerably better than stock and for reasonable pricing that's my main interest. I suppose I'd hear some feedback on the higher priced lights as well just for comparison sake as far as quality goes.

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One of the best things you can do is get Hella or IPF headlights(E codes even better) BUT you need to run them from the battery with a relay to get full power.

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Recent discussion here…. http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ight=headlight
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I have used a lot of these on my own Rovers and customer's Series, 90/110/Defender, RRCounty and Classic:
http://www.rallylights.com/all/light...lamp-each.html
http://www.rallylights.com/all/elect...h-bracket.html
http://www.rallylights.com/all/elect...-12-leads.html

I also use a water resistant fuse holder and almost any H4 bulb wattage you prefer.

If wired correctly, this set-up will take the load off of the original headlight switch- but still is triggered by the high/low beam switch, and gives a better quality of light. If you wanted to get fancy, you can buy the correct colored wire to make the install look it is supposed to be there!
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I have used a lot of these on my own Rovers and customer's Series, 90/110/Defender, RRCounty and Classic:
http://www.rallylights.com/all/light...lamp-each.html
http://www.rallylights.com/all/elect...h-bracket.html
http://www.rallylights.com/all/elect...-12-leads.html

I also use a water resistant fuse holder and almost any H4 bulb wattage you prefer.

If wired correctly, this set-up will take the load off of the original headlight switch- but still is triggered by the high/low beam switch, and gives a better quality of light. If you wanted to get fancy, you can buy the correct colored wire to make the install look it is supposed to be there!

Looks like this seems to be the way to go and good price at that. Is the rewire challenging or pretty straight forward?
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Hard for me to answer about whether it's a challenge! I'm a big proponent of do it well the first time, even if it might take slightly longer. I use quality crimp connectors and crimping tools, heat shrink insulation, stainless hardware, nylock nuts, star washers, etc. to ensure it works right for a long time.
There are plenty of threads from folks who have performed this successfully. Ask around here if there is anyone near you that may want to assist in exchange for food/refreshments?
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Of course anyone dropping their coin on LED headlights will disagree, but for now, I reckon Halogens with Ecode headlights is the way to go.
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Lots of options, but my plan is to upgrade my RRC to the Peterson 701 plug and play headlights.
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Looks like this seems to be the way to go and good price at that. Is the rewire challenging or pretty straight forward?
Rally use to offer a wiring harness for the E-codes but I did not see it on their new site. Maybe give them a call or email….. never mind just found it from my order.
http://www.rallylights.com/hl282-upg...d-systems.html
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Painless Performance also offers a conversion harness, but I always found I had to make enough changes to their harness, I might as well start from scratch. Plus, I like waterproof relays.....
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i got an hid kit off ebay for like 70$ and really like them super bright cheap and easy install
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i got an hid kit off ebay for like 70$ and really like them super bright cheap and easy install
That sounds pretty damn cheap. They work well? You have a make/model or link to the ones you bought? Plug and play?
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i got an hid kit off ebay for like 70$ and really like them super bright cheap and easy install
I've been looking around for these $70 lights and can't find them anywhere. That sounds like a deal. I'd love to find some in that price range that work better than mine POS lights.
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any old retrofit H4 kit should work. I think mine are xentec 12000k
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You have 12000K HID's in an H4 housing? On a defender? Dude.. wtf.
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they really light things up
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So do the H4 100/80w H4 bulbs i have. Probably make the A bar and Hella driving lights I have sitting in the parts bin superfluous.
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I don't like the colour of the 12,000. I think the 6000 was the best colour.
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