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Finished 9004 - 9007 Conv
I did the 9007 conversion. What a difference
I did the swap, with relays and 12 Ga wire. Used Hella Bright
Light bulbs as well which are a little Whiter light. Anyhow, I am
impressed, much more light but the beam pattern is much better as well.
IT is more defined, of a better shape and with a sharper cutoff. Very
nice IMHO> Nothing like my Euros but I would say about inbetween what
Stock is and what the plain H4 Euro beams give you from what I have seen.
I have stock, 9007, h4 Euro, and H1/H4 Euros to copare too as I regularly
drive with each setup now in 4 different cars.
Any how, they make a very big difference and I would recomend this
swap to anyone who has a newer 4kq. Before they were not livable and very
dangerous where I live. (REad lots of Deer, Elk, Turkeys, etc crowding
the twisty, dark, slippery two lane highways that have TONS of potholes
and steep dropoffs on the side :) Anyhow, the stock was Bad, 9007 is
livable and good enough to be safe at reasonable speeds. Just slow down a
little in bad weather or night. But I still plan on adding Fog lights and
Driving lights. Of course with 400+ watts of Euro Beam H4/H1 power, my
84 really needs nothing even at absurd speeds at night (which I never
would do mind you :)
Anyhow, sorry for the soap box, just wanted to share my Joy.
1984 4000s quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
1985 4000 quattro / Silver / Fixing it Up.
1987 4000cs quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
*****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!
On Sat, 17 Oct 1998 C1J1Miller@aol.com wrote:
> Todd Phenneger wrote:
> I have heard that this conversion makes a noticable increase in light
> output on the 4kq. I am relaying my lights on my girlfriends 87' 4kq
> and wonder if I should do this at the same time.
> It's pretty easy, see the details on the 20-valve pages at:
> Why does this work, is the 9007 a better bulb, or is it just a fluke
> that it works better in this application? ie, would it work better in a
> Subaru or a 5ktq, or a 5k, etc.
> What can I expect, is it brighter or just a better pattern with the
> newly oriented filaments?
> No BTDT; think it's a better pattern, and may be higher wattage... don't
> expect a big improvement (10%?)
> Sorry if this has all been covered recently. I just havent seen it
> recently and winter is coming. Wish I had money to buy her Euro Lights
> but for now Conversion and Fog lights will have to do. ANy
> experience with Hella 550's. How about the cheap Blazer lights like
> you see at Shucks. THey have a funny looking Cornering/Fog light that
> looks more like an Aux low beam that I may try. Cheap build Quality
> but only $25 too.
> Driving lights would be much much better than the 9007 conversion; typically,
> Hella and others design their reflectors quite well; cheapos may or may not.
> Biggest problem is that it's non-stealth, and, IMO, should be shut off when
> facing oncoming traffic. I find that 4 point sources of light is twice as
> blinding as 2...
> Chris Miller, Windham NH, email@example.com
> '91 200q with euros on order ==>http://members.aol.com/c1j1miller/index.html