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Old 07-11-2019, 10:09 PM   #201
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Have H4. Love H4. Relay harness for maximum win.
H4's on my 1958 vw panel van daily driver was probably the best $50 I ever spent. Unbelievable how much better they worked.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:27 PM   #202
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Have H4. Love H4. Relay harness for maximum win.
Who’s harness?
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:49 PM   #203
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Idk, build your own.
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:26 AM   #204
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Idk, build your own.
These plugged straight into the 3 prong connector that was there already. I can't remember what I did on my 242.

Edit: Ohhh the relay harness. Yeah I've always build mine, it isn't that hard.

https://www.danielsternlighting.com/...ys/relays.html
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:54 PM   #205
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The LED based ones are pretty good too. I did a set (I’d have to check what brand) in my c10 because I didn’t want to add a relay kit (and the truck only has a 37amp alternator) right now. The LED lights require so little amperage they worked great in my situation. Maybe not quite as good as the h4 but it’s no longer unsafe to drive at night.
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:11 PM   #206
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Getting 7" round LEDs makes a lot of sense nowadays, that's for sure. If you get the right ones, they will outperform even projector HIDs.

Another option (for those of us running e codes with nonstandard housings) is to run a reflector-specific HID kit from Theretrofitsource. Main benefit is that the beam pattern and cutoff are great, current draw is relatively low, and you can get them in a color temperature that does not look dumb.

I tried vintagecarleds bulbs on e-code housings but was not happy with their performance. Not sure about other suppliers. H4 LEDs in anything less blue than 6000k are also impossible to find.

/sorry for OT
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:10 PM   #207
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Me and Kyle fight about which is better but I used the Trucklite LEDs in my 142 and they are better regardless of how he responds to this comment
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:17 PM   #208
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I actually think they look good in your 142, I just wouldn't be happy with them in my 122 for irrational reasons.
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:10 PM   #209
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The Truck Lites would probably work actually. Especially when you see a Whiteblock under the hood. Wait...it's not VVT so I guess it counts as too vintage for LEDs
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:57 PM   #211
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I mean idk if it's really "quiet" but it's much better than before. I don't worry about hearing damage on the highway now lol

I need to get a video hosted, I'll try and work on that soon
Bet it still sounds great now and mellower, loud doesn't always sound good. I used only the 14" Borla 2.250" you mentioned behind a KR Trimmings 4-2-1 header followed by only a 30" pipe that exits just behind the door on the 1800S and it is relatively quite and mellow sounding until its given quite a bit of throttle. By short shiffting it around town and in the neighborhood it doesn't really annoy everyone. On the highway at 4K rpm with the windows open it still sounds very nice, and isn't harsh - these mufflers are worth what they cost and the clamps they make are the best that I have ever found.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:19 PM   #212
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That sounds similar to what I've got going on. I think the biggest problem with the car now is the pipe terminates in a turn down right at the end of the bumper, and the sound is echoing back into the cab. This is amplified by the fact that it's a wagon. So in my mind the way to solve it is sound deadening. The car currently has none at all in it, and that's got to make a difference.
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