urquattro at comcast.net
Tue Feb 10 22:23:47 EST 2004
<<There is no need for wiring upgrades with use of euro lite. stock
wattage bulbs in euros are plenty bright. It is not the lens that is an
issue it is the reflector. Stongard will protect whatever setup you run
w/o effecting efficiency for cheaper than you can replace a euro lens.
what should be of concern is the fact that whatever lite setup you run
it can be reduced by 50% within 10 minutes when driving in NE winter
conditions.......what about wipers???>>
I recommend rewiring any US-spec t44 headlight system, euro lights or not, just because of the abysmally shabby job they did from the factory. Even a 5kcsq with the stock fixtures and DOT 9004 bulbs will benefit from relays and shorter, thicker wires. I just rewired one 3 days ago and the difference was considerable from the amber hue of the deteriorated stock wiring. If you are going to spend $600+ on the euro fixtures, spending another $15 on wiring supplies and $12 on h4 bulbs seems like a no-brainer.
And I don't think the Blau harness is any better than anything you can make yourself with a decent ratcheting crimper. I haven't checked what the cost is, but the real time you will spend is cutting and crimping onto your stock wires, running the wire around and zip tieing it, and establishing your ground points. The actual time required to make the parts they are selling you is about 1/2 hour or less.
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