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#1 Paperscale

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:05 PM

The low beams on my brat are trash. I've been looking on rock auto for some good options but there's a bunch, and several that claim are nice and bright, but I'm looking to see what you guys would suggest. I don't need super ultra off road Low beams, and I don't want to have to modify anything, just plug and play. I just want something brighter than what I have now. 

 

These are the two different ones i was considering, unless you all have some better suggestions.

 

http://www.rockauto....jsn=489&jsn=489

 

http://www.rockauto....jsn=485&jsn=485



#2 carfreak85

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 11:28 AM

Your best bang for the buck would be to create a new, beefier headlamp harness.  This will reduce the electrical bottleneck in the system.

 

Also to note, brighter halogen lamps generally do not last as long.  Replace in pairs.



#3 Paperscale

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 03:13 PM

Your best bang for the buck would be to create a new, beefier headlamp harness.  This will reduce the electrical bottleneck in the system.

 

Also to note, brighter halogen lamps generally do not last as long.  Replace in pairs.

By not lasting as long, do you mean like they will barely last a year, or just a bit less than normal ones?



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 05:23 PM

They'll last three years instead of 10, for example.



#5 el_freddo

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:54 PM

I'm running an auxiliary loom that references the factory loom to switch a set of relays from high to low beam etc. This reduces the amount of wiring the voltage/current has to travel through to get to the lights.

This also provides better/newer wiring for voltage/current to run through to the lights, increasing light output intensity.

You can get these cheap on fleabay and may have to swap some wires around to make it work properly. I can't remember what I moved but it's all working well and throws really good light now.

This is the sort of thing I got:

https://www.ebay.com...60AAOSwN8FZqosp

^ This one wasn't available when I got mine, otherwise I would've gone with this kit.

Cheers

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Edited by el_freddo, 23 January 2018 - 09:56 PM.





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