78 model troopcarrier headlight upgrade

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 18:53
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I want to upgrade my original Tojo troopy headlight globes to replacement halogen or other without upgrading the loom. Has anybody done it or have advice?
I've looked at supercheap and autobarn and I'm a bit confused with the blue and white light effects.
Thanks
Ian
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 21:25

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 21:25
Ian,

If you don't want to fork out for a loom upgrade, then you are limited to those Narva or Hella blue or "Plus" type globes, still at 60/55 watts.

Use any higher wattage globe such as 100/80 or 140/90 watts, then you will stuff up your standard loom, and the headlight switch/blinker stalk-loom isn't cheap.

Think the blue globes give a more natural colour, on the road. The cheapies I bought once only lasted a short while. Bought a loom, and put in 100 watt globes.

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Reply By: SUNSEEKER - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 22:27

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 22:27
Ian
I changed to halogen 100/55 in my troopy without any upgrade to the loom and have had no problems in over a year.It is done very often in the underground mines here in the West.The light is a lot brighter and is of a more "white light"
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Reply By: Utemad - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 22:38

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 22:38
In our work F-250's (awful standard headlights) we replaced the globes with IPF ones from ARB along with a loom upgrade. Lights are much whiter and a more defined cut out along the edges of the beam. I mean it doesn't fade from light to dark but there is a very definite line. This is because the bulbs are brighter but the reflector puts the light into the same area. I think ours are 100/80w not sure but they only sell the one type.

You can also upgrade the actual headlight to get a better reflector but we didn't as you have to have seperate headlights and parking lights to do this and F250 ones are both in the headlight. (even though the catalogue says there is an extra part to accomodate the parking light apparently this part no longer exists).

The improvement is fantastic. With standard lights I think it was dangerous to drive the vehicle after dark. It really was that bad.

I would go for it. Wasn't that expensive to do it properly. I actually put Autobahn bulbs in my rodeo (100/80w or so) with no loom upgrade but the bulbs didn't last long (cheap crap I guess).

Anyway, call an IPF stockist.

Utemad.
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Reply By: shaky - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 23:19

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 23:19
Ian
about to do the same on my Jack tomorrow; autoelectrician said the same as "Sunseeker" 100w high beam/55W driving. No need to touch loom
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Reply By: Large - Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 21:35

Saturday, Jun 26, 2004 at 21:35
Have pulled out sealed beams on a 1990 troopy and replaced them with Hella QH headlights with 100w high/90w low, no upgrade to wiring ,looms etc. Ran it for 2 years with IPF 130w x2 driving lights. No problems at all. Worked well.

Cheers.
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