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Question 7" Round Headlights I need YOUR Help!!! **Solved** H4's w/Xenon HID

Okay guys its time for the headlights on the Blackbird...

What's the best 7" headlight that has high and low beam that offers tons of light output?

I've tossed around the idea of going with projectors but it just won't look right...and while I almost never go with anything stock styled...maybe they just did it right on the 935's.

So any advice?
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H4's but upgrade the wiring and solinoids to handle higher wattage bulbs.
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Cibie H-4's are some of the brightest lamps I've seen when they are wired right.
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Cibie or Marchels with the 80/100 watt bulbs.

As earlier stated, upgrade the wiring and add relays.

I've done an upgrade in the past where we added a small harness w/relay which basically takes the current away from the switch except for on/off. Everything else left normal.

I'll post that Autozone part # for you later tonight or the weekend. Also, I'll check my stash and see if I've got any of those 7" H4s left.

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Marchel "flame throwers" that I have on my 1978 930s are are the best of the Big lights on all the others.

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I thought Lucas made the "flame throwers"?
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I may have attributed Flame thrower to the wrong brand. I've had the Lucars also, both came on the cars when I got them. Of all the ones I.ve had, for high speed driving, Marshal . They focus on distance rather than the sides of the road. If you live where wild animals migrate from the sides they may not the best.

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Dude, go with xenon HID's. The crappy old lights suck big time compared to what is available today. If you do it right you can fit them in the stock housing and make them look right. Plus for some extra trick look, powdercoat the headlight housings satin or flat black. It looks great.
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Hey Reaper,

Looking good man, I can't believe you are getting down to the headlights now!!

I assume you are putting them in the bumper as they were in a 935??

Have you ever heard how a pothole looks like a cratar w/ the lights that low? It does give you some funky effects at night, however, this may help if you are so inclined,


http://www.visualeyes.se/

I haven't tried them but they look trick, it might help ALOT.

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Mike,

thanks for the link, here's the hole in the bumper the lights will be going in. I decided to stick with 7" round setup for the housing but Fred is going to try to hook up some powerful high/low beams.

Thanks for all the suggestions guys...the next month is going to be a very exciting one By the way the tire/rim situation in the front has been handled, so they don't stick out anymore, old pic
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Nice, are you gonna put lexan covers over them?

Here is something else of interest I just noticed looking for that other link, a "high/low" HID bulb??

Might be crap, who knows good luck

http://beno.id.au/html/webpages-goldwing/hid-lights.html
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Those are kick butt! Yeah lexan covers over the holes thanks for the link...good stuff!
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hey, if it's good enough for an '82 honda goldwing... JK goldwing lovers
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Trial lights before painting...the light housings will be black with xenon HID setup in the housing. Thanks for the suggestions, it helped me tell the shop what I wanted.

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Wow, those are beautiful. How are u going to adjust them?
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Here is a newer website for those windshield mounted lights:
http://www.rayzerwidebeams.com/?page=home

I didn't know they cost a grand, geez. I would think you could fabricate them for less than that?

I still say you will need/want something like this Reaper, That is gonna be crazy at night...

Bumper mounted headlights suck at night no matter how bright
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Not sure how much the headlight covers are but you may want to think about some kind of clear flexible stick on material you can easily cover the headlight covers with. That low, you are bound to get a lot of road rash on them. I've seen some for H4's etc so maybe you can find the material and cut to fit?
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Back on the car

The headlight covers are about $100 for both, and I have two sets of spares for when they get all pitted etc. They're heat formed and have a triple curve (x,y,z) axis so they're really hard to replicate for under that cost. Plus with them being all heat formed, its a good fit each time.

A host of other progress points but for now since this is the headlight thread...here's how'w they're looking:



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By the way..."Let There Be Light" HELLA H4 Housings with custom Xenon HID's installed and upgraded wiring.






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