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      Headlamp upgrade!! Required or not?

      Hey guys, I am planning a long tour in coming months and driving at night on ghats/roads and in rainy season is my main concern with current pair of head lights. Currently I am on OSRAM night breaker plus 55/60W. I am planning to put Xenon lamps preferably P8 HID 4300k.

      I have few questions for you to answer :
      [*]Is it advisable to use Xenon headlights without projectors or 100/90w bulbs? Do I need to install relay for this?
      [*]How much difference it would make from current headlamp to Xenon ones or 100/90w bulbs?
      [*]Which branch would be better? If possible, mention prices also.

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      if you are going HID then i suggest to get a projector setup done. however make sure that the bulbs are 4300k anything above this is useless in rain.

      best bet would be to get a 90/100 hella or any other brand of lights, you will need a relay for this connection and I suggest a good relay with ceramic holders for bulbs. this setup can cost around 1.2k compared to the HID retrofit which is 15k upwards.

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      Ditch HIDs, they are suicidal in rains. Just get genuine 90/100s or 130/100 with a good relay kit. Nothing will come close. Even if your headlights start to chip, your headlights will probably cost you the same as the HIDs.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
      best bet would be to get a 90/100 hella or any other brand of lights, you will need a relay for this connection and I suggest a good relay with ceramic holders for bulbs. this setup can cost around 1.2k compared to the HID retrofit which is 15k upwards.
      Don't think of better answer than this. Just to add, after the upgrade to 100/90 philips rallye, get the headlights aligned properly by alignment guys and you must be good.

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      +1 to the above, ditch the HIDs cos they pretty useless in rain. I had horrible experiences earlier with them and went back to my Philips Rally 110/130. Just ensure you get a relay and not to forget ceramic holders for it. Good luck !

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      Quote Originally Posted by zengetz View Post
      +1 to the above, ditch the HIDs
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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      Just get genuine 90/100s or 130/100 with a good relay kit
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      Quote Originally Posted by sumchamp View Post
      How much difference it would make from current headlamp to Xenon ones or 100/90w bulbs?
      I recently had got a philips wiring kit the set is a whole thing which consists of the ceramic holder, relay and the complete wiring kit . Also got the 90/100philips ralle bulbs the wiring kit was some 1200 odd i guess so for 1500 i had a complete lighting upgrade !!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Chethan Shivakumar View Post
      I recently had got a philips wiring kit the set is a whole thing which consists of the ceramic holder, relay and the complete wiring kit . Also got the 90/100philips ralle bulbs the wiring kit was some 1200 odd i guess so for 1500 i had a complete lighting upgrade !!
      IMO you paid more. The Bosch wiring kit (with ceramic holders) costs around 450. Another 200 or so each for the Relay and bulbs.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
      IMO you paid more. The Bosch wiring kit (with ceramic holders) costs around 450. Another 200 or so each for the Relay and bulbs.
      Yes i know i just looked for the wiring kit which i had removed and kept and here are the pics of them and the wiring kit cost me 1050 and bulbs 300 so thats 1350 to be precise...

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      My friend upgraded the bulbs on his accent viva last week.

      Philips Essential vision 100/90 4300K - Rs 690/-
      Roots Wiring kit - Rs450/-

      The philips wiring kit was also available for 1000 odd.
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