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Re: 87 Coupe GT Headlights

This mail bounced several times, so I'm posting it here.

>So I have a few questions.  Does anyone know how I can improve my 
>headlight performance where I can keep the stock look of the car (I'd 
>rather not be drilling holes in it) and hopefully, not have to take 
>out a second mortgage.
>1987 Coupe GT
>Driving in the dark
>87 Coupe GT

Try switching to 9007 bulbs-their filaments line up better with the
interior shadow mask.  You'll have to use a hand grinder to make new
grooves in the bulb base and I think you have to reverse the center and
left wires (looking from the rear of the bulb-the wires inside the
connector can be removed and switched).  You should also wire in relays
(with adequate fusing) running direct from alternator.  This will be good
for a additional 15% power and take stress off the lighting switch.  Once
the relays are in, you can go up to 80 or even 100W low beams.  Should cost
less than $40.  If that's not enough you'll have to add driving lights.



Tony Lum
Fremont, California, USA

Audi Owner/Operator/Mechanic by Necessity ;-)

1987 5000CS Turbo Quattro
1985 4000CS Quattro
1980 5000S Sedan