firstname.lastname@example.org (r parris) wrote:
The stock wattage (60 watts, I think) is more than adequate unless you
intend to be doing brain surgery on the asphalt in front of your car. I
recently converted my 300D to Bosch Euros with the stock bulbs and I'm
very satisfied. Higher wattage risks blinding on-coming traffic, which
you'd like to avoid, even if you'd get a good look at your assailant
before you were struck.
'84 Euro 300D with Bosch conversions
'85 300D with Bosch lights as originals
I had assumed all euro-headlights were made of tempered glass, with
Yes, the BOSCH euro-headlights ordered from Bekkers, and installed
years ago are glass, and almost 1/2 inch thick . The lens is broken in
an upside down Y pattern, but still in place in the frame. The
car is '92 190E, the lens has these numbers 023444R19 BOSCH HCR
And totally vulnerable to the UV and infrared radiation. Come to Arizona
and the America West. You'll see many, many, many, many, many, many
'jaundiced' headlamps. Once they're yellowed, they're done for unless
you have intricate procedure of polishing off the thin yellow film.
I've managed to break the Ford Taurus headlamp lense with hammer one
bored night. Ah, it's not indestructible as Ford claims them to be. I've
seen many Ford vehicles with Lexan headlamps broken or cracked after the
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