Being a country driver and although the AUXR lights are a vast improvement over the previous XR models, I'm always super keen to spot roo's before its too late (like to melt the tar ahead as well!) .
Does anyone know/tried whether its safe to upgrade the 55/60 watt high beam bulbs in the XR to 100 watts?
I understand that the lights themselves may be a polycarbonate type composite and that unlike glass if you step up the wattage it may deteriorate (fry?) the whole unit/glass lense.
Mine is an EF and I have found that the previous owner (From Newman WA) replaced the highbeams (standard 55w h3s) with 130w. I have no problems running these, The headlights run relays so there should be no problem there.
I know the standard EFs etc ran a polycarbonate lens and there is a notice in the handbook saying that only compatible globes should be fitted.
I WOULD HATE TO SEE YOU FRY THOSE LOVERLY LIGHTS. I HAVE AN ED XR6 AND I TRIED THE HIGHER WATT GLOBES AND IT FRIED THE CLIPS THAT HOLD IN THE GLOBE, THEN (WHEN I REPLACED THE CLIPS) I TRIED HELLA '30 PLUS' GLOBES. I NOW HAVE THEM IN BOTH LIW/HIGH BEAM AND THEY ARE THE BEST THING SINCE CANNED BEER.
THEY INCREASE THE OUTPUT WITHOUT THE HEAT INCREASE AND WITH NO EXTRA POWER DRAIN.
THEY COST ABOUT $30-$40, BUT DEFFINATELY WORTH IT.
Im run'n 100w globes with that arctic blue tint u should see the hi beam whoa baby also looks smick when not on as hi beam has a blue eyed look that separates the 4 "eyes"
hey xr6wagon im from newman who did ya buy the car from??? im currently living in perth drop me a line sometime email@example.com
later ford fans,,,,
Yes, I have the full kit of 100W globes in my car. I got an auto electrician to fit them. I believe he ran some extra wires, and did something to the fusible links.
The next time I see him, I'll ask him exactly what he did. I haven't had any trouble with anything melting yet and I've had the lights in the car for about 2 years.
The only thing is that I keep blowing the drivers side low beam about every 6 months. There is a lot of heat that builds up in such a small space. I think that the movement of air over the lens is enough to cool things down though, but you should see the globe when i take it out after it blows.....stained blue with heat!!!
If only they made an 80W H1 globe for the low beams. I reckon this would be a happy medium.
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