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Old March 1st, 2010, 11:55 AM
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D90 Auxillary Lights - Recommendations

I am going to add auxillary lights to my D90, stock bumper. I want to add Hella, with White Shield covers. Any recommendations? I've been looking at Rallye Euro 4000, and I've seen 3000 & 500's. I'm not sure as to the pro/cons of each. Thanks for any input. Also any suggestions to the cheapest place to buy them???

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Old March 1st, 2010, 12:14 PM
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Julien Dalbin
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You can get Hella 4000 Euro beam around 90$ each on
amazon, just have to watch price oscillation for a couple
of weeks. Right now they sell for 110$.


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Old March 1st, 2010, 12:14 PM
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Suggest you run a separate dedicated lighting circuit. Add up all the lights by wattage and divide by 12. That will tell you how many amps you'll draw with all of them on. This will also let you know how much fuse you need. Run a hot wire from the battery to a solenoid that is controlled by a switch that is hot only when the headlights are on. Use 10G marine grade wire from Genuinedealz.com or West Marine. Use heat shrink crimp terminals. A waterproof solenoid will be a good Idea. Cole Hersee makes one that is coated with plastic. Run your wiring in split loom and tie wrap it to the truck securely.
If you install two 55w lamps they will need about 15 amps of fuse. 4 55w lamps can get by with a 20 amp fuse.

If you have other accessories like a winch, you might want to install a positive hot bus somewhere. Again, you can find good marine grade types at the above sites.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 05:22 PM
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+1 for the Hella Rallye 4000s. You can also get them at www.rallylights.com. They are great to deal with.

If you can afford the 4000 HID then go with them. I've seen those work at night for 5 hours straight and you start to think its daylight out.

The second truck in the video (red D1) runs the 4000 HIDs. He usually leads and they work great
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 02:03 AM
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I work for one of the oldest PIAA distributors in North America and as I've mentioned before, I can offer D-90 members awfully good pricing.
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 06:32 AM
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I'm also very fond of the Hella 4k's and Susquehanna Motorsports aka rallylights.com The 4k's are cast aluminum and are very strong. The mounting foot is very solid-very little vibration.
I usually fit mine with the clear acrylic lens covers - they are additional, but the lamps come with the Hella logo white plastic covers.
I also prefer soldering and heat shrinking connectors that are likely to be exposed to the elements. Painless Performance makes a number of wiring kits with waterproof, high amperage relays. Available from Summit Racing as one source.

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