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 Post subject: Light Globe upgrades for AU series II
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:48 am 
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Hi,

Can anyone tell me if it's possible to upgrade my low and high beam bulbs for a brighter unit?

What would be the better type and as the care has plastic lenses I dont want the buggers to melt.

I do a lot of night time driving and the original bulbs are not bright enough.

Any help on this would be much appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Light Globe upgrades for AU series II
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:51 am 
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Yes, Repco have some +30% & +50% extra light globes that are safe with plastic headlights. Narva also do similar globes, there are a few options. If you have the money, a HID conversion is the way to go.

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 Post subject: Re: Light Globe upgrades for AU series II
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:33 pm 
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Thanks ToranaGuy,

I might do that, I was in Autobarn today H7 $89.00 and H4 about the same price, I dont know if thats a rip off price or cheaper than Repco but I'll check it out.

HID would be the go but expensive as. I was told if you use highbeam a lot then give HID a miss, something about problem /timing between high and low beam.

I dont know if there is any truth to that.
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 Post subject: Re: Light Globe upgrades for AU series II
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:38 pm 
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Your welcome dude. I have never heard that about the HID lights... I also don't know the repco pricing off the top of my head either.

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 Post subject: Re: Light Globe upgrades for AU series II
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:24 pm 
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Thanks ToranaGuy,

All good, yeah I'll check Repco out on Thursday about those globes.

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 Post subject: Re: Light Globe upgrades for AU series II
Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:02 am 
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haha, and here i was thinking au had insanely bright lights.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Light Globe upgrades for AU series II
Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:11 am 
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AU's, providing the are adjusted right do have some of the brightest lights out... You always come toward them thinking people have their highs on...

HID's are cheap as chips off ebay now days...and honestly you buy out of china on ebay... you buy out of china in a shop... I bought akit from the seller with the "MARS" store...

Reason I went HID is I have the XR front so my bulbs are H1 Lows and H3 highs both are single filament bulbs... So I run H1 HIDs and H3 Xenon Halogens because if you run HID's in your highs than you lose the ability to be able to flash people... Because a HID will take 15 seconds before it makes useful light... One advantage is less loading on the electrical system as each lamp uses only 3 amps when hot...

If you were to run H4 HID's (which I assume your base AU lights are) then they are dual filament halogen bulbs, to re-create this in a HID the use a single discharge tube and a solenoid... So you turn on your light at low beam and when you go to high beam it turns on the solenoid and physically shifts the discharge tube position... This is the problem they have because I'm sure I've heard they break and fail and are more hassle than they are worth...

So each to their own... I like the colour temp on my H1 HID's and I run them because they aren't H4... If I had H4's I wouldn't HID's because of their bad word... But I imagine many on here do... But I'd never run HID's in my high beams... If you have little spoties of the sorton the front of your car... s**t yeah run HID's in them... But I don't like the look so I don't have any... HID's come in two wattages (last I looked) 35 and 55 Watts... Run some 55's in your added driving lights and you'll look like a semi coming through the hills...

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 Post subject: Re: Light Globe upgrades for AU series II
Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:05 am 
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G'day Tim,

I assume my AU's lights are adjusted correctly, I have noticed the outside lens (polycarbonate lens) is starting to yellow abit.

Offtopic.

I heard Repco is selling a product that supposedly can return the lens into "new lens" condition. Cost about $50.00.

Has anyone used this product and does this work?
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 Post subject: Re: Light Globe upgrades for AU series II
Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:15 am 
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Mate if your lights are faded, you can clean them up, then plenty of discussion through out the forum, regarding doing so on ef/el. there even a tech doc, I can't be f**k finding it at the moment though do some searching.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Light Globe upgrades for AU series II
Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:25 am 
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Mate, no need to get nasty just because you had a s**t day. I can search for it myself.. It was a simply a question I posted
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