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Old 24-03-2015, 02:35 PM
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Question Headlight Replacement for Oz - What have you used? Feedback?

Hi All,

Given my car is now on the way I am interested to know what people are using for replacement headlights for 67-69 Camaro's?

Keen to get feedback on the following:
  • Type (Standard, LED, Halogen, XENON etc..)
  • Brand
  • Quality
  • Performance
  • Ease of fitting
  • Good/Bad Suppliers etc..

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Old 24-03-2015, 03:21 PM
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I put Narva Halogens in my Challenger (and am about to do the same in the Impala). The difference was night and day over the old sealed beams.

You can get conversion kits that will fit your stock housings and only require a little electrical work (relay).

Easy peasy.

You can get them from Autobarn, and probably Supacheap.

http://www.narva.com.au/products/bro...adlamp-inserts
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Old 24-03-2015, 03:23 PM
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I wanted to keep old school look so just went with the 17 dollar sealed beam unit from any auto store. They plug right in and give warm white rather than the modern cool white. I believe the wiring and relays need to be updated with modern bulb update. Plenty of LED options also but not sure of the legalities.
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Old 24-03-2015, 03:53 PM
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I replaced my 44yr old sealed beams with new sealed beams , however after using them twice I pulled em out n threw them straight in the bin.

I replaced them with new H4 Halogen headlights, with H4 90W low beam & 100W high beam. I also fitted relays one for Hi Beam n one for Low bean,...
The result Excellent lights.....because were spoilt with modern car headlights old sealed beams just arent going to cut it anymore.
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I replaced mine with just normal sealed beams not very bright , want to change to something brighter
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Old 24-03-2015, 04:48 PM
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Great feedback, thanks guys!....

The car already has a Fesler Built 7' Halogen kit installed, but apparently I cant keep them? so sounds like the best option my be something like what Alan has done with the H4's....

Xenon's would be nice but require a full housing replacement and are big $$$....I haven't driven anything with the new Pure LED globes (like the ones from Bluewire Motorsport), I would be keen to hear if anyone has used these? and if they are any good?
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Old 24-03-2015, 06:50 PM
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Luke you will have to change US headlights because they dip to the right side; here they must dip to the left, away from oncoming vehicles.
I use Hella H4 headlamps, some cars need the headlight mounting bucket modified slightly but it's simple to do. You don't need to change your wiring but adding a relay (as Angry did) allows you to get full voltage at the headlight, resulting in lights as bright as possible.
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I tried to install Narva H4 replacement units and they simply dont fit. Do I have to cut out the back of the bucket or something?
So for now its got the hugely popular and brilliantly bright stock sealed beams .At least they will go through rego easily
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I tried to install Narva H4 replacement units and they simply dont fit. Do I have to cut out the back of the bucket or something?
So for now its got the hugely popular and brilliantly bright stock sealed beams .At least they will go through rego easily
Pretty sure I cut a hole in the bucket when I did it.
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Mine are a bit tight a fit around the back of the headlight mounting bucket,
I read that Mark Stielow in the US, uses a circular saw in a large mill n opens up the hole in the back of the mounting bucket.
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Ill have to revisit the headlights at some stage and massage the buckets to suit
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My barge has 4 headlights. On the the low beam side, I just use parts store sealed beams. On the high beam side, I use NOS (date stamped 1986 and made in USA) general electric 100w aircraft landing lights with a relay for each one. These high beams are much brighter than the made in China landing lights I used that were rated at 150w.
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In the Rat 69 I used H4 with relays....bright.
The Zee got sealed beams, so I don't have to chop up the head light buckets.... we will see how bright, or not, they are... soon I hope!!
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Old 25-03-2015, 03:14 PM
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I have had a look at the Fesler Built units and looks like they also modify the housing and install the relays so assuming that the description of my car is accurate it should be a reasonably simple to swap to any 7' H4 Halogen unit....watch this space i guess
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