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Headlamp Bulbs - 80 vrs 100

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by kstone, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. kstone

    kstone

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    Anyone know if the bulbs in the 100 series are different than the 80? How different? I'm considering the John Deere HID lamps for my 80 - the are easy to mod for the 100, how about for the 80?
     
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    The bulbs are the same for 80's and 100's
     
  3. Beowulf

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    Kstone,
    Not trying to be picky but the Deere lights are HIR, not HID. Only one letter but a very big difference.
    -B-
     
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    The JD HIRs make a dramatic difference in the 100. Much closer to my wife's car xenons. Much whiter and much brighter. And $28 each, they are hard to beat. I ordered the IPF HIR 130 W for the high beams and they will be here this week. The IPFs are $110 for the pair.

    Late,

    Andrew
     
  5. kstone

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    Are you going to upgrade the wiring harness before putting in those 130 watt bulbs? I've got the upgrading wiring from Slee in my 80 and I'm still a bit worried about putting in 100 watt high beam bulbs.
     
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    I was not planning on it. Should I?

    Andrew
     
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    I just opened the box. The box says 130W, HB3 bulb however in the small print it says HIR1-12v 65W. So bascially this is a 12v65W bulb so the wiring harness should be ok.

    Andrew :D