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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:54 pm 
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hey guys just wondering if any ppl know what wattage the wires for headlights on an el gli so i know to run relays or not cause i need 15 amp high's and 15 lows i want to put 100/130's
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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:33 pm 
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good luck with that.

They're plastic headlights.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:52 pm 
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drevesy wrote:
hey guys just wondering if any ppl know what wattage the wires for headlights on an el gli so i know to run relays or not cause i need 15 amp high's and 15 lows i want to put 100/130's
thanks guys


If you fit 100w or more globes you will melt the internals of the lights. Lens is polycarbonate and causes enough issues with the stock 55w globes. Issue is that the lens heats up and when it cools, after you turn off the headlights, any grime on the lens is then trapped in the plastic, that is why you need to do the old wet and dry trick to polish them up. No Glass lens are available so that is what you have to work with.

Options are to use something like Narva 50+ which are OK but not great or install a HID kit. Issue with that is that the lens difuses the light and does not give you proper light direction, but they are a lot better than the stock headlights, also believe that they are illegal, stupid but thats the way it is.
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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:42 pm 
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Be wary of low quality HID kits. Many do not use bulbs that have UV blocking quartz glass and the excess UV radiation will destroy the reflectors pretty quickly.

That's not to say paying top dollar will get you quality though. Plenty of people are putting MASSIVE markup on HID kits. The best quality Bi-xenon H4 HID kit, that I know of, I can get from china for under US$30 plus delivery, but they range from US$25 to US$60.
The variation in quality available from China is huge. There is some really good stuff on offer, but it's hard to track down without taking risks.


Just stick with name brand bulbs and get the 'plus' bulbs.
(Narva, osram, philips)

 

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