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H4 low beams

In message <34FDF1C1.5876E306@nh.ultranet.com> Huw Powell writes:

> ... Of course Phil "big bulbs" Payne, running
> something like 180/130 in his, whatever the highest is, has been heard
> stating that they last something like a couple of months.  He buys his
> bulbs by the gross I think.  Problem is they heat up more I guess...

About two months in winter and four in summer.  I buy them in packs of ten 
because I'm the wholesaler's only customer. 

> Important aside - you better be running relays and fuses independent of
> the stock wiring to go over the stock wattage, right?

The harness is beneficial, IMO, even with _stock_ bulbs.  That switch is a 
pretty poor piece of engineering, and even stock bulbs are better with another 
volt or so.

 Phil Payne
 UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club