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I just returned from trying out my new H-4 headlights with the blue tint all-weather bulbs. All of you 240 owner's with old sealed beams, go out and get a set of H-4's! They are twice as bright and cover a greater area than the old sealed beams. I used to hate driving my 240 at night, but now it's awesome! VERY BRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!

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> I just returned from trying out my new H-4
> headlights with the blue tint all-weather
> bulbs. All of you 240 owner's with old
> sealed beams, go out and get a set of H-4's!
> They are twice as bright and cover a greater
> area than the old sealed beams. I used to
> hate driving my 240 at night, but now it's
> awesome! VERY BRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!

> Chris

Chris, Can you tell me how much you paid for the 4H lights and where you got them. Also, What does 4H stand for?
Several months ago I upgraded my headlight to a Halogen sealbeam whiich are much better than original equipment but it sounds like the 4H are better yet Right?
Thanks in advance,
Larry
 

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Yes They Are!! But Check This Out...

Hi,

I have the H-4's as well. I would strongly urge you to wire in relays and a large power wire to the lights. When I installed my H-4's, I didn't do anything to the wiring. I was using 80/100w bulbs and they melted the fuse block. So, I ran a 12 gauge wire from the battery to the front of the car, where I installed 4 Bosch relays. One each for high and low beam, and each bulb. This is probably overkill, but I wanted to be sure that it would work. I could not believe the difference! I dare you to check the voltage at the bulbs w/the stock wiring and then with a setup like mine. I am getting a full 12+ volts to the bulbs. I would bet that w/the stock wiring, there is only about 10. You will not believe the difference!!! You can use the stock wiring to control the relays. Can I stress enough that it makes a big difference? Try it!!!

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> Chris, Can you tell me how much you paid for
> the 4H lights and where you got them. Also,
> What does 4H stand for?
> Several months ago I upgraded my headlight
> to a Halogen sealbeam whiich are much better
> than original equipment but it sounds like
> the 4H are better yet Right?
> Thanks in advance,
> Larry
I bought them through Autooptiks (they have a website) for $40.00, that's just the headlight casing which is the non-sealed type. I then bought the blue-tint bulbs from Custom Car Alarm in Pleasant Hill, CA. for $34.00. The H-4 is just the size, there are H-2's, H-6's, etc.
 

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Re: Yes They Are!! But Check This Out...

> Hi,

> I have the H-4's as well. I would strongly
> urge you to wire in relays and a large power
> wire to the lights. When I installed my
> H-4's, I didn't do anything to the wiring. I
> was using 80/100w bulbs and they melted the
> fuse block. So, I ran a 12 gauge wire from
> the battery to the front of the car, where I
> installed 4 Bosch relays. One each for high
> and low beam, and each bulb. This is
> probably overkill, but I wanted to be sure
> that it would work. I could not believe the
> difference! I dare you to check the voltage
> at the bulbs w/the stock wiring and then
> with a setup like mine. I am getting a full
> 12+ volts to the bulbs. I would bet that
> w/the stock wiring, there is only about 10.
> You will not believe the difference!!! You
> can use the stock wiring to control the
> relays. Can I stress enough that it makes a
> big difference? Try it!!!

> Ian

Can you let us know what stock wiring you removed/abondoned and re-used and maybe post a simple wiring diag? I'd like to do the upgrade to mine but I suspected that the orig. wiring wouldn't be up to the task!
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Re: Yes They Are!! But Check This Out...

> Can you let us know what stock wiring you
> removed/abondoned and re-used and maybe post
> a simple wiring diag? I'd like to do the
> upgrade to mine but I suspected that the
> orig. wiring wouldn't be up to the task!
> thanks!

If you're interested in the brightest possible lights with the least possible electrical hassles, check out the info at:
 

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> Can you let us know what stock wiring you
> removed/abondoned and re-used and maybe post
> a simple wiring diag? I'd like to do the
> upgrade to mine but I suspected that the
> orig. wiring wouldn't be up to the task!
> thanks!

If you're interested in the brightest possible headlights with the least electrical hassles, check out the info at: <A HREF=http://www.tankmaster.com>http://www.tankmaster.com</A>. I put one of their H4 replacement bulbs on my motorcycle and it cuts the darkness better than anything else I've seen. I'm planning on getting a set of Tankmasters for my 280ZX. The things are so hellacious I was afraid at first they'd melt the headlight covers on my ZX, but they don't seem to generate all that much heat on the bike.
 

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I GOT MINE FOR $1 EACH!!!!

> I just returned from trying out my new H-4
> headlights with the blue tint all-weather
> bulbs. All of you 240 owner's with old
> sealed beams, go out and get a set of H-4's!
> They are twice as bright and cover a greater
> area than the old sealed beams. I used to
> hate driving my 240 at night, but now it's
> awesome! VERY BRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!

> Chris

Yep that is right....Hella H-4 $1 each....at the local junkyard off of the same Z i got suspension tech sway bars for $13 each! That was one **** of a day for me! I love the lights super bright but there was no way in **** I would have paid the $99 bucks in the catalogues for them. I have some hallogen lights new if anyone wants them 5 bucks for both.
Zya-Travis 77z
 

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Relay wiring diagram

> Can you let us know what stock wiring you
> removed/abondoned and re-used and maybe post
> a simple wiring diag? I'd like to do the
> upgrade to mine but I suspected that the
> orig. wiring wouldn't be up to the task!
> thanks!

Found a great web page to rewire your head lights.
 

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Found a great web page to rewire your head
lights.

Ok. Really great and detailed information. I thank you for your input. I contacted:
<A HREF=http://www.autooptiks.com>http://www.autooptiks.com</A> and the price was $70 plus $7 shipping for the two headlight conversion parts and choice of h4 e-code dichroic ion blue bulbs in either 55/60 watts or 80/100 watts--your choice. It seems that the relay setup is a MUST do situation.. Thanks again..

Grandpa Joe
 

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> Found a great web page to rewire your head
> lights.
Hey, thanks! More than I hoped for!
 
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