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Old March 15th, 2016, 07:48 AM
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Mark, thanks for clarifying the engine!
Installation of the relays, well, I guess it depends on one's skill set. I have the correct colored wires to fabricate the harnesses, my connections are crimped, soldered and heat shrunk with sealant to avoid corrosion, and I use stainless hardware for mounting the relays.
I trigger the relays with the original high beam and low beam signals, and try to run the harness/mount the relays as unobtrusively as possible. British Wire will sell the wire in 1 meter lengths so there is no need to buy a whole spool.
Susquehanna Motorsports aka Rallylights.com has the relays, waterproof fuse holder, Waytek has quality crimp/solder connectors and heat shrink.
Take one's time, use good practices for the wiring, and it's once and done. Surely there will be other wiring issues down the road, but at least you'll be able to see down the road!
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Old March 15th, 2016, 08:58 AM
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Good choice on the Hellas. Look for the 'e-code' ones as opposed to the Vision+. The V+ are a quasi sealed light with a US DoT light pattern, a replaceable bulb and, while better than a sealed beam, don't seem to have as crisp a cutoff as the actual Euro spec ones.
I think these are the E code ones you were referencing correct?

http://www.amazon.com/Hella-Halogen-.../dp/B000FKIURK

Do they e-codes make that much of a difference? Worth the extra $?
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Old March 15th, 2016, 11:26 AM
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I think these are the E code ones you were referencing correct?

Amazon.com: Hella 7" Round E Code H4 Halogen Replacement Headlight Kit with Standard 60/55W H4 Bulbs: Automotive

Do they e-codes make that much of a difference? Worth the extra $?


Yes, those are the ones. I think that high quality headlights are worth the investment and the Euro beam pattern is much better than the 'DoT' beam. I currently have e-code Hellas on my SIII, Cibies on my 90 and Lucas Europeans on my TR6.


The Cibies seem to have a better high beam (Hella high beams are a little bit high when the lows are properly aimed....not a big deal at all), but are a bit fragile compared to the Hellas and are quite a bit more $. That said, the true e-codes take a little bit to get used to with the sharp horizontal lowbeam cutoff which puts almost all of the light on the road in front of you, but can give a bit of a black hole effect when you drive into a dip in the road.
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I hear you Wayne, I think I might just go with the e-codes then. They are plug and play correct? Also it seems that you can replace the bulbs when needed not the whole assembly.

BTW I might be driving through MA with the truck on Good Friday if you want to check it out. Not sure where your located but I will email you. First long road trip!
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I hear you Wayne, I think I might just go with the e-codes then. They are plug and play correct? Also it seems that you can replace the bulbs when needed not the whole assembly.

BTW I might be driving through MA with the truck on Good Friday if you want to check it out. Not sure where your located but I will email you. First long road trip!
Yes, they are plug and play with replaceable bulbs.

I will be traveling Friday....too bad, I'd like to see the truck. Enjoy the ride...don't get any speeding tickets
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Yes, they are plug and play with replaceable bulbs.

I will be traveling Friday....too bad, I'd like to see the truck. Enjoy the ride...don't get any speeding tickets
Ahh, next time.

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