Hella Rallye 2000 HID upgrade

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 10:07
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My "bus" is fitted with factory HID low and high beams. They're both very good but I'm finding that on longer trips the range of the high beam is a bit short.

I have a set of Rallye 2000's from my old car. Haven't used for a while but was considering fitting them to the front of the bus, after upgrading them with a HID upgrade.

Given the HID high-beams are 35W, I think it would make the most sense to also upgrade the 2000's to 35W, as I'm really trying to fill in the "gap" out in front and don't want driving lights so bright as to "dull" the existing high beams.

Does this make sense? Has anyone done this conversion?
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Reply By: John and Regina M - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 10:58

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 10:58
Interesting u have hid low beam. Sure? U don't mean halogen?
Be careful u do not increase high beam to the extent u are blind when going to low beam. But otherwise a good move.
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Follow Up By: tonydav - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 11:01

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 11:01
No I mean HID for low beam as well.

It's a factory light. Not looking to change this - they're brilliant.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 13:18

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 13:18
Have converted a pair of Hella 4000's to HID, using an X-Ray Vision kit I bought at TJM in Mt Isa. Have them on my Landcruiser ute, and they work well, in conjunction with a LED light bar.

The company I work for has all their trucks fitted with 4000's converted to HID too.

Jaycar, X-RayVision and I think Brightlights, have the necessary slim ballast kits suited to this conversion.

What's your "bus"? Or are you too embarrassed to tell us 'cause it's a Beamer, Audi or Range Rover? :-)))

You'll find it'll give you good vision out to a kilometre, though most of us can't see that far anyway..............except for those that overtake on crests, blind corners or over double lines. They can see everything!!!

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Follow Up By: tonydav - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 14:06

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 14:06
It's a Kia Grand Carnival. Affectionately known as "The fat arsed bus". Wish I could afford one of those you mention (but they're not as big as the fat arsed bus so wouldn't suit anyway).

Given the main lights are 35W what would be the recommended wattage of the upgrade?

I'm going to put 4300 in them but not sure on the power.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 14:52

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 14:52
Reckon 35W would do the job, for the "fat arsed bus". Love the name:-)

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Reply By: Mark H16 - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 14:44

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 14:44
Have you checked the globe type on your Rallye 2000's?

The majority of those had H2 globes with some having H1.

If they are H2 I have not seen a kit of converting to HID.
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Follow Up By: tonydav - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 15:22

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 15:22
Good point. I haven't used them in about 6-7 years but was sure they were a H1. will double-check.

I do remember them going through bulbs like candy, hence why I stopped using them.
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Follow Up By: Mark H16 - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 15:56

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 15:56
H2's used to be the ones that burnt out quickly, so maybe they are that type. Used to fit new globes to my rally car before every night event back in the days I used them :) Converted Rallye 4000's fitted to my 4wd now.
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Follow Up By: tonydav - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 21:35

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 21:35
Glad you mentioned this. Checked and H2's. Makes sense when you mention that the H2's were the ones that burned out often.

Bugger.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:48

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:48
Are you sure it's got HID headlights, thought they were projector type with a standard H7 halogen globe for low beam/high beam.
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Follow Up By: tonydav - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:15

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:15
Yes definitely. It's not the base model.

Point's moot now as I'll need to purchase some new driving lights anyway as I can't upgrade a H2 to HID, so may as well lock this thread.
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 15:23

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 15:23
Odd that they don't mention HID or Bi Zenon in any of their publications, even in the top of the range..... they mention fog lights.

There you go learn something everyday.
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