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Old February 8th, 2004, 12:05 PM
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Headlights?

I just noticed that a headlight is out, 1st one in 10 years! Should my local Autozone, Pepboys etc. have replacements? Anyone have suggestions as to the best, part #s, price?

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Old February 8th, 2004, 01:24 PM
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all should have a replacement. I know for sure NAPA does. Don't remember the price. I went in and asked if they had replacemnet lights for a land rover defender.
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Old February 8th, 2004, 01:30 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, it's the same as the Jeep TJ's - and they have tons of replacement for those (I think they're 7" in diameter).

One thing you might want to do is to upgrade to the Hella H4 replacement headlamp for a brighter system. EE and other vendors sell them.
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Old February 8th, 2004, 03:17 PM
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Yep, just a standard 7" sealed beam replacement. Should be available anywhere, soooo many cars used them.

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Old February 8th, 2004, 06:15 PM
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And EE just got them in. They were out of stock for quite some time.

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Old February 8th, 2004, 11:28 PM
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Burke, you can find most of your replacements to your headlamps at a local auto parts reseller (PepBoys, Zones & etc), I'm not a big PepBoys guy but they do have the parts...

I just replaced with Sylvania but I didn't use a sealed bulb, if you get a sealed bulb the number to get is #H6024, if you go the way "replacement bulbs" type headlamps you can use a 9003 or an H4 replacement bulb...

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Old February 8th, 2004, 11:43 PM
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Perfect time to upgrade to Hella headlights. BIG improvement over sealed beams. EE or Susquehanna Motorsports.
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Old February 8th, 2004, 11:58 PM
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Wow, hate to sound ignorant, but what is EE you guys are talking about? It may not be a Southern/Eastern thing. Also, I am a big Hella fan, is there a big price difference in the hellas? I would probably need to order them correct?
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Old February 9th, 2004, 12:34 AM
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I have been doing some Hella H4 research. I have seen that they are not "road legal". Now I am not the most "road legal" citizen around, but am I going to be getting high beam flashes at night, and worse, blue light flashes leaving the local pub? Other than that, the Hellas seem the way to go?!?
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EE= www.expeditionexchange.com if i were you i would go with Susquehanna Motorsports they give you a 10% discount for mentioning the D-90.com
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I have been doing some Hella H4 research. I have seen that they are not "road legal". Now I am not the most "road legal" citizen around, but am I going to be getting high beam flashes at night, and worse, blue light flashes leaving the local pub? Other than that, the Hellas seem the way to go?!?
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The only reason the H4's aren't road legal with the bulbs that come with them are because of the beam pattern. It's a european spec beam as opposed to the US DOT pattern that is required. (Odd note, all DOT sealed beams will have 3 little nubs on the outside face of the lens. No nubs = no legal)

They actually have a pretty distinct cutoff to prevent them from blinding other drivers. Very effective pattern, and the extra wattage does not hinder other drivers except when you have your high beams on. Just remember that you may need to upgrade the wiring if you go with higher wattage bulbs than they come with.

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Old February 9th, 2004, 03:12 PM
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Thanks guys, have a pair of H4s on the way from Susquehanna. Not bad, $71.
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Old February 10th, 2004, 03:31 PM
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looks like it's too late, but I had hellas on my truck and I hated them. They turned brown after a couple of water crossings and to be honest with you...they just never performed as well regular halogen bulbs from Autozone. I have 6 Hellas on the ARB and roll bar and I love them...but the headlight replacements sucked. My $.02
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Or, you could go to your local auto store and pick up a pair of standard prong motorcycle bulbs. 80watt lows and 100watt highs as bright as the hella replacement and fit right in. $12 for both. If you still really want the Hella, you can take 2 $50 dollar bills and wrap them around the back of each light so it refracts the light just like the Hella and costs the same
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Old February 10th, 2004, 04:37 PM
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Anyone tried these:

GCR "Truck-Lite" Headlamps
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FWIW - I am currently running Truck-Lite Polycarbonite headlights with Sylvania Silverstar bulbs. I really like the beam pattern off the lenses.

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Old February 16th, 2004, 05:33 PM
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Just an FYI, I have the Hellas on and they are a HUGE improvement! Thanks for all the imput.
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I currently have Wagner Halogens. They don't seem very bright. Will the Hella Vision Plus be an improvement?
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Go to www.rallylights.com. Pickup the (http://www.rallylights.com/hella/wiring_harnesses.asp) replacement Hella wiring harness. It will allow you to increase the wattage of your bulbs without frying your factory light switch. Then maybe get some new light housings. But the harness is the most important imporvement.
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