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Old 11th August 2010, 21:37   #4096
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I have a palio 1.2, 2002 make. i have replaced both my headlight assembly. The bulbs in use are 12V 55W H1 for high beam and 12V 80W H7 for low beam. Still I find them inadequate for highway driving. Can anyone suggest me any solution to this? I travel around 8000 KM a month and that too mostly at night.
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Also I would like to know which fog lamps will be best in terms of brightness for my palio. I would prefer to avoid any mods to the bumper if possible.
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Old 12th August 2010, 10:49   #4098
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Hi,

Ive gone through most of the thread, but cant find my answer.

I have a Swift, and also have 2 Hella Comet 500's i'd like to fit on.

Was wondering if I would be able to get the auxiliary light hood shroud/housing, like circled in the picture.

Would anyone be able to guide me to a source in Mumbai or Pune?

Much appreciated.
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I have a palio 1.2, 2002 make. i have replaced both my headlight assembly. The bulbs in use are 12V 55W H1 for high beam and 12V 80W H7 for low beam. Still I find them inadequate for highway driving. Can anyone suggest me any solution to this? I travel around 8000 KM a month and that too mostly at night.
Get a 100W bulb for the high beam. You might not get the H1 bulbs off the shelf as easily as the H4s though. Philips and Osram are the most common brands available. Suggest to get a good quality (Hella/Roots) relay when you upgrade.
Also, get the headlight focused.
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Old 12th August 2010, 14:05   #4100
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Hi,

Ive gone through most of the thread, but cant find my answer.

I have a Swift, and also have 2 Hella Comet 500's i'd like to fit on.

Was wondering if I would be able to get the auxiliary light hood shroud/housing, like circled in the picture.

Would anyone be able to guide me to a source in Mumbai or Pune?

Much appreciated.
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Havent seen these in India.
Mostly, people install these onto the front grill or lower part of the bumper. Try to source these from abroad.
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Old 12th August 2010, 16:48   #4101
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Can anyone advice me as to where I can get 100W H1's in Mumbai. I have searched the whole of Navi Mumbai and in most shops at Opera House. But none of them seemed to have the 100W. All were having the 55W ones. Also does anyone know if there's any authorised K&N dealers in Navi Mumbai???
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Hi,

Ive gone through most of the thread, but cant find my answer.

I have a Swift, and also have 2 Hella Comet 500's i'd like to fit on.

Was wondering if I would be able to get the auxiliary light hood shroud/housing, like circled in the picture.

Would anyone be able to guide me to a source in Mumbai or Pune?

Much appreciated.
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This can be moulded easily with FRP. Any modifying shops can help in this.
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Old 13th August 2010, 13:20   #4103
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This can be moulded easily with FRP. Any modifying shops can help in this.
what is an FRP?

I am not really keen on fitting them on a bracket in front of the grill.

Dont want to extent the car length by even an inch, as parking in mumbai is hard enough.

any suggestions?
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what is an FRP?

I am not really keen on fitting them on a bracket in front of the grill.

Dont want to extent the car length by even an inch, as parking in mumbai is hard enough.

any suggestions?
I think FRP is Fibre reinforced Plastic.
I havent seen this in India. Maybe you can try to source from abroad if it's available.
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I think FRP is Fibre reinforced Plastic.
I havent seen this in India. Maybe you can try to source from abroad if it's available.
Right Naveen. Haven't you seen the moded bikes with fake Yamaha/Honda fairings? Thats it, these people are skilled ones to make the design you give. Frame works will be behind this and will easily blend with the exact body colour.

You can ask the ICE experts who makes the tweeter pods for them. Only difference is, this will have extra reinforcement frames to hold the lights without any vibrations.

Naveen, in Cochin there are 2-3 shops who does neatly. Wanna try?

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Does anyone know where is the authorized Hella distributor in Bangalore? I checked their site. They have listed 3 shops. Cant make out who is a distributor.

Also, can anyone provide prices of the following Hella Auxiliory Lights?

Micro DE
Luminator Chromium
Luminator Compact Metal
Rallye 3000 CELIS
Luminator Compact Chromium
DE Xenon
Comet 200 Xenon

If someone has the pricelist kindly post it.

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Right Naveen. Haven't you seen the moded bikes with fake Yamaha/Honda fairings? Thats it, these people are skilled ones to make the design you give. Frame works will be behind this and will easily blend with the exact body colour.

You can ask the ICE experts who makes the tweeter pods for them. Only difference is, this will have extra reinforcement frames to hold the lights without any vibrations.

Naveen, in Cochin there are 2-3 shops who does neatly. Wanna try?
Any knowledge of any shops in Mumbai anyone. I would have no idea bout these shops.
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Right Naveen. Haven't you seen the moded bikes with fake Yamaha/Honda fairings? Thats it, these people are skilled ones to make the design you give. Frame works will be behind this and will easily blend with the exact body colour.

You can ask the ICE experts who makes the tweeter pods for them. Only difference is, this will have extra reinforcement frames to hold the lights without any vibrations.

Naveen, in Cochin there are 2-3 shops who does neatly. Wanna try?
Yes. i have noticed that.
Am not installing any more lights. Completely satisfied with my current setup
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I am currently driving with stock headlamps on my swift ldi and had bought off the regular fog lamps too. However, now i wish to upgrade both.

Headlamps - planning for Philips 100/90 or 100/80 and would try to restrict the usage on highway driving only so that
1. they last long
2. don't blacken the headlamp cover in the front with excessive usage

Foglamps - the foglamps should replace my city driving in nights and if at all I use the headlamps it should strictly be on low beam and for a little time.

now from what I have researched and searched over t-bhp I have a few questions:
1. I understand that I need to purchase (a) philips rally 100/90 bulbs (b) relay - would hella 40 amps be a good choice? (c) ceramic holder - any brand? (d) anything else that I missed?
If not a good place in delhi/ncr where I could procure all these items from?
2. Fog lamps in Maruti are H8 type, right? What kind of power am I looking at in the fog lamps that I purchase so that they somewhat replace headlamp usage in city driving? Where would I be able to procure these powerful H8 type foglamps in delhi/ncr?
3. Are foglamps adjustable so that they provide focused light which is enough for city driving?
4. Would separate hella-type relay be required for these foglamps too if I go above a certain wattage?
5. Does 100/90 really blacken the headlamp insides?
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I am currently driving with stock headlamps on my swift ldi and had bought off the regular fog lamps too. However, now i wish to upgrade both.

Headlamps - planning for Philips 100/90 or 100/80 and would try to restrict the usage on highway driving only so that
1. they last long
2. don't blacken the headlamp cover in the front with excessive usage

Foglamps - the foglamps should replace my city driving in nights and if at all I use the headlamps it should strictly be on low beam and for a little time.

now from what I have researched and searched over t-bhp I have a few questions:
1. I understand that I need to purchase (a) philips rally 100/90 bulbs (b) relay - would hella 40 amps be a good choice? (c) ceramic holder - any brand? (d) anything else that I missed?
If not a good place in delhi/ncr where I could procure all these items from?
2. Fog lamps in Maruti are H8 type, right? What kind of power am I looking at in the fog lamps that I purchase so that they somewhat replace headlamp usage in city driving? Where would I be able to procure these powerful H8 type foglamps in delhi/ncr?
3. Are foglamps adjustable so that they provide focused light which is enough for city driving?
4. Would separate hella-type relay be required for these foglamps too if I go above a certain wattage?
5. Does 100/90 really blacken the headlamp insides?

1. I understand that I need to purchase (a) philips rally 100/90 bulbs (b) relay - would hella 40 amps be a good choice? (c) ceramic holder - any brand? (d) anything else that I missed?
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Make sure everything stand up to the quality. Ceramic holder is another key component.

2. Fog lamps in Maruti are H8 type, right? What kind of power am I looking at in the fog lamps that I purchase so that they somewhat replace headlamp usage in city driving? Where would I be able to procure these powerful H8 type foglamps in delhi/ncr?
I would suggest you not to go for powerful fogs since you already have powerful headlights. You can go in for the OEM fogs. They are quite good for city drive.

3. Are foglamps adjustable so that they provide focused light which is enough for city driving?
No. They are not.

4. Would separate hella-type relay be required for these foglamps too if I go above a certain wattage?
Yes. (I think so).

5. Does 100/90 really blacken the headlamp insides?
This is a common problem that many have reported. I had personally used higher rated bulbs in my Swift but that was just for 1 month or so. Then switched over to HIDs. If you use it during a long run, it will blacken your headlights. Also, the plastic coating on the headlamp unit will start to peel. This is because a lot of heat is trapped inside the unit. I felt the difference.

I would suggest you to go for HID if you can stretch your budget.
I have posted my car's light output some few messages back.

Cheers.!
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