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    Will 80 watt bulbs be ok for main beam? Just read on packet that id need to check the wirering is heavy enough

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    I had 100 watts on my vectra bud and they were ok

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    Cheers. No problem just thought ad cheak before i opened them.

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    No worries mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by T27WAS View Post
    Will 80 watt bulbs be ok for main beam?
    Several things spring to mind.

    Is the existing wiring man enough for the job?
    Is the existing relay man enough for the job?
    Will the extra heat generated melt the silver reflectors, or the plastic lenses?
    If you need to increase the wattage of your main beam, is your eyesight ok? Standard bulbs in the main beams are usually bright enough without having to upgrade. Dipped beams however.....

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    The wiring, headlamps etc will all cope fine

    But they are not road legal

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    Would the higher wattage lamps effect the lampcheck????

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    No they work fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    No they work fine
    Cool....some new 100w lamps for dipped beam me thinks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dai69 View Post
    Cool....some new 100w lamps for dipped beam me thinks
    HIDs would be far better, and most probably brighter.

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