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 Post subject: H4 headlight upgrade
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:12 pm 
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Hi, have just taken the 64 off SORN and after a quick MOT (handbrake adjustment) some tax, its now charging around the Kent country roads... however, I forgot how good the original H4s are :(
I'm thinking of fitting some HIDs from eBay....
But worried I'm going to melt my wiring!
Am I being paranoid or can I blast these bad boys in???

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 Post subject: Re: H4 headlight upgrade
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:02 pm 
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alwaysurfing wrote:
Hi, have just taken the 64 off SORN and after a quick MOT (handbrake adjustment) some tax, its now charging around the Kent country roads... however, I forgot how good the original H4s are :(
I'm thinking of fitting some HIDs from eBay....
But worried I'm going to melt my wiring!
Am I being paranoid or can I blast these bad boys in???

SLIMLINE HID XENON KIT H4 4300K PORSCHE 964 71-92


Hi :)

Google CREE bulbs... have them on my 928 ...BRIGHTER than any Hid.....

All the best Brett :)

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 Post subject: Re: H4 headlight upgrade
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:25 pm 
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A simple replacement is Osram Night Breaker unlimited. They improved my 964 fantastically...... Mind you anything would be brighter than the glow worm in a jam jar originals !

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 Post subject: Re: H4 headlight upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:13 pm 
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HIDs draw less current - apart from the initial start up.

Search out ToreB in the Porsche forums - he sells well thought out kits

HTH

Pete

PS They aren't half bright so you will upset some folk!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:12 am 
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I just fitted a HID kit to my 968, which also use H4 lamps, great quality kit, got from these guys... HIDS4U.co.uk. Mine was specific for the car ( as it was in their list of cars)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:07 am 
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M555ssy wrote:
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A simple replacement is Osram Night Breaker unlimited. They improved my 964 fantastically...... Mind you anything would be brighter than the glow worm in a jam jar originals !

Dave



Have just bought Night Breakers for my 996, will let you know the reults when I get round to fitting them and driving in the dark :D

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:02 pm 
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Have you fitted the headlamp relay kit? Standard spec has all power going through switch( hence why the burn out) fitting relay will improve lights and enable you to upgrade without risking the headlamp dip switch

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Fitted the Osram Night Breakers a week or so ago, out for the first time in the dark this morning very impressed makes a massive difference :)

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So I can just pop in the Osram Night Breakers - no relay kits etc required and all I'll get is a brighter light??


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:58 pm 
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alwaysurfing wrote:
So I can just pop in the Osram Night Breakers - no relay kits etc required and all I'll get is a brighter light??

You can but putting a relay in each of the circuits will A. improve the power to the lights & B. mean the switch doesn't get cooked.

Steve on here sells the CREE headlight kits that Brett is talking about. I'd certainly look at that.

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