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St165 Complete Headlight replacement

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:55 am
by 3sgte4me
Been searching through multiple posts with people's different recommendations--at least on st185s..

What is the best replacement on an st165? --- I need them bright and clear, but NOT so it blinds the on coming car.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:34 am
by Dracov
On a budget: Hella E-codes with Osram Silverstar H4 bulbs.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:15 am
by 3sgte4me
Dracov wrote:On a budget: Hella E-codes with Osram Silverstar H4 bulbs.


Where'd you get the E-codes for the 165?

part # or resource

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:28 am
by 3sgte4me
Anyone have the part #s or a resource to find the Ecodes?

Dont know which ones to necessarily look for.......

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:58 am
by Dracov
Both the 165 and 185 use a universal 200mm rectangular sealed beam headlamp as it is, so it's pretty easy to find replacements that use H4 bulbs.

Here's a full kit actually. Two headlamps and two bulbs of choice, starting at $92 for the whole thing:
http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=744

Just put the bulbs into the housings, put the dust boots on, and replace it like it was an OEM sealed beam. 100% plug and play and with infinitely better night visibility

Excellent

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:01 pm
by 3sgte4me
This is really good info, and needs to be made a sticky.

Admin can you make the info presented here *sticky*?


Dracov wrote:Both the 165 and 185 use a universal 200mm rectangular sealed beam headlamp as it is, so it's pretty easy to find replacements that use H4 bulbs.

Here's a full kit actually. Two headlamps and two bulbs of choice, starting at $92 for the whole thing:
http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=744

Just put the bulbs into the housings, put the dust boots on, and replace it like it was an OEM sealed beam. 100% plug and play and with infinitely better night visibility

Also the bulbs

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:04 pm
by 3sgte4me
Also curious as to which of the bulbs you'd go with.....given the choice. (dont know if you had responded to that:

The H6054H
or the H6054J ?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:55 am
by Dracov
I'd say the 70/65 set. That's already higher wattage than stock 60/55. Too bright may attract unwanted attention from LEO's. When I bought my 165 it was already converted to these housings but has a mismatched pair of bulbs. I'm gonna give Osram Nightbreakers a shot and see how they work.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:24 pm
by **BETSY**
Guys, get yaself some Raybrig lights, lots better!
If you need help sourcing, let me know!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:53 pm
by Meurz
**BETSY** wrote:Guys, get yaself some Raybrig lights, lots better!
If you need help sourcing, let me know!

Raybrigs are for RHD use only mate. :(

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:41 pm
by **BETSY**
AFAIK there is no lens on the Raybrigs, the front is clear plastic?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:48 pm
by Meurz
Yeah but the reflector which is sealed onto it is setup for RHD so for legal use (at least, here in NLD) you'd have to swap LHD reflector housings onto the plastic fronts and hope the lines in them (only a few, I know) don't affect the light pattern too much.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:50 pm
by Dracov
Yeah, RHD lamps in the US would be a worse blinding hazard than putting a cheap HID kit in eBay diamond cut housings.

Re: St165 Complete Headlight replacement

PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:02 pm
by nbx33
I have actually used the Ebay cheap replacements as a quick fix for more light.

I spent 49 on aHID kit from HIDGATE no issues ever from his kit.
and bought those fake projector housings.. which the reflector got too hot and fell out. I since got these ecodes and there incredible. I do get the Hibeams from other drivers every now and then.
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Re: St165 Complete Headlight replacement

PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:41 pm
by Mafix
currently using e code housings (autopal) with ddm tuning hids. i'm in love.