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Offline jason340

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Headlight bulb choice
« on: June 14, 2017 - 10:36:58 AM »
I have installed the headlight relay kit from crackedback and now I want to get the brightest (within reason) bulbs possible. I would like to maintain the stock look of the sealed beams if possible but would like a crisp white bulb. Right now I have Wagner oem type on all four bulbs. Thanks




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Re: Headlight bulb choice
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017 - 11:00:50 AM »
You have a picture of a Cuda which uses two 7" bulbs but you mention  "Right now I have Wagner oem type on all four bulbs"  so I don't know what bulbs you need but find the best deal you can on a set of Hella H4 conversion lights & you'll have no regrets... 
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Re: Headlight bulb choice
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017 - 11:41:16 AM »
You are correct on the picture, I see where it could be confusing. I have both, the 73 Cuda and a 70 Challenger R/T 440/6. Headlight upgrade on the Challenger.


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Re: Headlight bulb choice
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017 - 11:49:59 AM »
For the Challenger, I would recommend Hella Bifocal H1 for the lows, and Cibie parabolic H1 for the highs.  Near drop in. Let me find my post about them.
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Re: Headlight bulb choice
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017 - 01:13:49 PM »
Thanks.
shawge, the ones you listed are unavailable on Amazon now. I like the look of your hi/low bulbs. They look almost stock.

Ok, the more I read the more confused I get. For a white light do I want halogen or xeon bulbs?
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Re: Headlight bulb choice
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017 - 02:29:28 PM »
I got my setup from Daniel Stern. Andrew LaMorte sells the same items.

I found this searching around
Bifocal
http://www.rallylights.com/hella-5-3-4-round-h1-bi-focus-low-beam-headlamp-with-city-light-1b3-128-267-001-hl26700.html

Looks like Cibies are a bit harder to find on line. Using a Hella E-code H1 equivalent would be my next choice.
http://www.rallylights.com/hella-5-3-4-round-h1-high-beam-headlamp-ece-each-hl71157.html

I'm using halogen H1s (Narva Range Power +50 H1) on all 4 lamps.

What is your definition of white?   Halogen looks to me, more "clear" as in no tinge. Xenons give off a bluish light.

Plus, aren't xenons for HID? Last I looked at lighting, the HIDs would require more fab work and have a fish-eye appearance.


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Re: Headlight bulb choice
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017 - 03:11:06 PM »
I do not want the blueish tinge just a clear white. Thanks.

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Re: Headlight bulb choice
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2017 - 11:23:36 AM »
This is what I used. (copied johns cuda shop)  united pacific 31386. these use a 9007 bulb which are hi/low beam. I just connected the high beam for the inners. the bulb housing requires a mounting peg to be ground off as the inner and outer buckets are slightly different. I like the look. car not yet running so can't speak to the "whiteness".
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