80 series headlights. high power globes.

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 23:36
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G'day. A mate and I were havin' a beer last night and pondering the thought of him getting some new spotties for his 80 series cruiser, and I said he should look at replacing the globes in the normal lights to see how it goes!

At around $30 a set, it would be worth it just to try.

I'm thinking 100/55 watt for the high/low (normally 60/55) and 100 watt for the high beam (normally 60).

Has any one done this ?

We thought that the lights are big enough to handle these higher output globes.


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Reply By: desray - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 01:16

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 01:16
Hi the lights on the 80 series are glass/steel not plastic like the newer lights so the bigger wattage globes will give more light. They will work a lot better if you upgrade the wiring to the lights though.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 07:23

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 07:23

Upgrade the wiring with a kit, otherwise he'll burnout the hi/low switch. Very expensive!

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Reply By: Tony N. (VIC) - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 07:45

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 07:45

I have the 130/100 globes in my 80 and it deffinately (sp?) needed the wiring upgrade. But I don't have spotties and don't really need them.

This combo lights up the road/track very nicely.

The wiring upgrade cost me about $200 from ARB but if you know something about wiring you could do it yourself. It takes three relays and some appropriate wire and connectors but looks fairly easy.

Tony N.
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 08:31

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2005 at 08:31
Be careful fitting higher wattage globes to 80's, two reasons, some do have plastic reflectors and will melt /lift the reflector surface and I've seen 80 series glass/metal headlights that have lifted the reflector surface from the heat.
Secondly as advised upgrade the wiring harness first before fitting higher wattage globes, you may find that the existing globes throw enough light with more power.
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