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Old 19th January 2006, 21:00   #1
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Default Optra - Safe to use 100/130 watt bulbs?

I'm planning on using Philips Rallyeye 100/130 bulbs with Bosch relays on my Optra. I currently use them on my Lancer and they're great, but I'd like to know if there are any problems I could face with the Optra due to the extra heat (fogging, burnout,glass glazing over etc).

Can someone please enlighten me?

Also, can you suggest a place where I can get this done properly (preferably between Andheri and Mahim).

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Old 19th January 2006, 21:38   #2
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arent the phillips rally 90/100 W ?? if so then i dont think youll have a problem..


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Old 19th January 2006, 21:48   #3
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There is that Philips Vision Plus rite..they say it gives 30% more light. Check that out.
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90/100 are alright, but I've really gotten used to 100/130, so don't want anything less if I can help it.

Could you also suggest a nice pair of foglights? I liked the Hella ones. Don't know what they're called, I think 300 ff or something like that - spot type beams. Would appreciate it if someone could tell me how much they cost.

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doesnt the optra come with fog lamps ??????and...doesnt the optra come with separate bulbs for high and low beam .....if thats correct then you cannot use the regular 100/90 w bulbs
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Satya - no fogs. Didn't take that trim because I'd rather accesorise the car myself.

Also, what bulbs can I use for Optra instead of the regular high/low beams? I kinda realised that myself last night when I was looking at my dad's car.
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no idea on the bulbs ...maybe you can ask fiat/optra owners ..as even the fiat cars come with similar headlights..



abt fog lamps ...fitting those biggg fog lamps will simply spoil the beauty of your car :(((
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U can fit '100/90' or '130/100' bulbs on an optra since it has two separate bulbs doing the duty.Moreover, even if u cud have fit them, theu'll melt and haze the clear lens and i'm sure u dont want to pay for a pair of optra headlight assemblies twice a year.

My suggestion for u is to discuss this topic with Rudra and decide upon it.
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Invest in a pair of HID Xenon lamps.
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Boom Shiva, Dont mess with the wires of the optra. GM will remove the wires and put it in the boot during servicing. This can also void your warranty. Its not advisable to put 100/90 as the cars headlamps will start melting ( Thats what i was told, when i was also looking to get this done) It would be better to go in for Diamond Vision which is supposed to be the Smaller Brother of HIDS. It will cost you 3400 for six bulbs including Fogs. 4 H1s and 2H7s.
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Thanks everyone. Looks like Diamond Visions are my best bet, even though they can't compare to good old 100/130, especially on the highway, when it really matters. Don't want to go for HID cause I don't think they're really worth the money right now, unless they're OE.
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