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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.


        Todd Phenneger

	Todd Phenneger
	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.
>   ---(snip)-----
> It's pretty easy, see the details on the 20-valve pages at:
> http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Speedway/3229/
> ---------------
>     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, c1j1miller@aol.com
> '91 200q with euros on order ==>http://members.aol.com/c1j1miller/index.html