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I'm familiar with this technique. Used it on an old Dodge truck of mine some 30 years ago.
Getting full Voltage to those bulbs makes a big difference. The 8 volts my headlights are getting make them worthless for night driving.
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Photo of the panel I made for the head light upgrade. The panel is mounted at the top of the gen side bay.
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I did the LED upgrade . I already had the relay upgrade but that wasn't enough improvement to suit me. I just had an opportunity to try the LEDs out for a decent length trip and they are VERY nice. The only thing I am going to change is I will make the low beams active on all four bulbs instead of just two. I think I will get wider coverage that way.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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In 1987, Wanderlodge added relays to the headlights according to schematics mid year. I must have been one that didn't get them. I added them and they help but the use of driving lights is a big plus.
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FWIW: I put LED headlight bulbs in my BMC, 99 Jeep Cherokee, and 1946 Ford, A HUGE upgrade in light with no scattered light output. I used Hella housings on the Jeep and Ford.
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I would be pleased to use a Hella LED product for my application, but I didn't see a 4X6 replacement on their site.
Crazy what's out there. Seen lots of sets of 4 for around or under $100. And BigRig shops selling units for $500. pair.
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Robert Britton installed j w speaker headlights in what is now my 88 pt. They are expensive but the best quality
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I would be pleased to use a Hella LED product for my application, but I didn't see a 4X6 replacement on their site.
Crazy what's out there. Seen lots of sets of 4 for around or under $100. And BigRig shops selling units for $500. pair.

Are these the right size? (4 x 6.5 inches)

https://www.amazon.com/HELLA-0031770.../dp/B000VU4X7U

https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/hella-...191229010056:s
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They look about right but they're not LED sealed beams that I'd prefer
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I'm going to get the relay mod done first when I get back to my shop.
Worry about the bulb fitment and technology after that.
Thank you all for all the thoughtful replies.
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