Originally Posted by Shredder
Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has used a headlight conversion on their gen 2/3 Daytona. I drive a lot of highway at night and really want to see whats up ahead, and running in the ditch. I smoked a deer last summer in my VNT
and see them far to often. Any preference of name brand/kits? Good or bad reviews? I hear some burn out quick...Thanks
Know where you're coming from, been there and totally understand *not being able to see what's in front of you*.
If your 92 (with the modular headlamps) suffers the same poor lighting that the Shadows and their modular lights suffer from you're not alone.
I did replace the headlamps as the aftermarket items are much cleaner than my original items. That did not solve the problem entirely. I installed Silverstars (wasn't happy), went to 55/100w 9004 bulbs, the highs were Great! but the lows still suffered from a lack of throwing the beam in front of the car where I wanted it. Then went to 80/100w bulbs, getting better, but, not enough, and 80w lows put extra draw on the charge system (near twice as much as the original 45w lows).
At this point I replaced the old fog lamps with a pair of h3 driving lights, this really improved the seeing ability when out on open non lit roads, but, in town I don't use the driving lights, so the urban roads still do not light up enough for my visibility with the headlights on.
So now I have installed HID's. It's a Bi-xenon 9004 kit. The 92 Daytona would not use a Bi kit as you have separate 9005/9006 bulbs.
NOW, I can see the road in front of me.....with the hid's one HAS to aim them properly or you'll get oncoming traffic flashing their lights at you. You keep them down and away to the ditch side of the road.
The ballasts are a high voltage output/low amperage design so there is less draw on the electrical system than a regular halogen bulb, the HID bulb are available in 35w & 55w, mine are 35w 5000k bulbs .
The kits do install relatively easy, they do come with what's necessary for a *near* plug & play install. If you decide to look for HID'S, you can get the kits domestically or offshore. There are two basic ballasts design, a *slim* all circuit board design or the larger older transistor ballast, I've found that the older large ballasts are more reliable than the new slim items. I've had two of the newer design go bad on me so I'm using the old design.
You WILL see where you're going with these, and that's the whole point, isn't it?