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RE: Just put Hella 500s on the Coupe...
The 500's are a pretty decent light. but believe me, you get used
to them. In actuality, their output is about the same as a set of H1/h4
Audi Euro lights. The nice type like on the S2, or 200q, or Ur-q's. And
they are supposed to be used with 55w bulbs. Factory euro's can take more
and a 130w factory H1 will put out more light than the 500's. You can try
some 100w bulbs but dont go any higher. I bet they can take it even
though some dealers say they cant handle them for long periods. But short
periods of time would be fine. (Like most High beams get used).
BTW, they realy arent' THAT big. They are only about a 6" light.
The 500's, while in my opinion the BEST bargain upgrade for high beams,
are very good but are the Base model aftermarket round light for the Hella
line. The 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 go up the line with the 4000 Motor
Sport HID unit being the top. The 1000 is basically a 500 with a larger
reflector and puts out a little more light. The 2000 and 3000 are about
the same size (slightly larger than the 1000) as each other and are higher
quality and capable of taking almost any bulb you want. The 4000's are
even bette.r The Beam is better and the mounting design is the real nice
thing as they wont Vibrate.
BTW, I like your mounting. I've seen it before on Max McDonalds
Coupe (he owns AVS and his coupe was in EC about a year ago in the coupe
issue). I lvoe the look of them down there.
Anyhow, try 100w if you want. Or try it in one lens for a few
months. Then if it melts the chrome off your only out like $40 or so for
a new light. Anyhow, enjoy your new lights, they are WELL worth the
money. ANd keep those SUV's at bay. :-)
1983 ur-q / black / getting a MC
1984 4000 quattro / modified/ turbo conv almost done.
1987 4000 quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
*****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!