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Old 28th January 2014, 16:59   #6391
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Read through your thread. The lamps look amazing, but at this point of time it's too expensive. I would just go for a headlamp bulb upgrade right now, and switch to that gorgeous headlamp cluster when it becomes more mainstream.
Any bulb upgrade suggestions please?
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I upgraded to Philips extreme vision and it gives an improvement of 40-50% over the stock ones. Costed me 1050 for a pair.
If you are looking for just changing stock bulbs, I would suggest Hella powerlight which is much better than Philips extreme vision.

I am so sure because I had the opportunity to compare Hella powerlight,Philips extreme and Osram night breakers.



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One of the reasons for the large waiting time is that Ford is exporting a substantial number of EcoSports. Although this was known, it kind of hit me on my recent trip to Chengdu, China where i saw more Ford EcoSports in a span of two weeks than i have seen in Bangalore!
Ford India does not export to China as they have a bigger factory in China to cater domestic and export market.
They have even started to manufacture the Ecoboost engine.

Ford China exports to more countries than Ford India.
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Old 28th January 2014, 17:28   #6392
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Ford India does not export to China as they have a bigger factory in China to cater domestic and export market.
They have even started to manufacture the Ecoboost engine.

Ford China exports to more countries than Ford India.
I was unaware of this.
That explains the large numbers of EcoSports i saw. Many thanks for the info.
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Read through your thread. The lamps look amazing, but at this point of time it's too expensive. I would just go for a headlamp bulb upgrade right now, and switch to that gorgeous headlamp cluster when it becomes more mainstream.
Any bulb upgrade suggestions please?
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If you are looking for just changing stock bulbs, I would suggest Hella powerlight which is much better than Philips extreme vision.
Hi,

Will upgrading only the bulb help? Pardon me for the ignorance, but what else can be uprgraded other than the bulb? And how much will that upgrade cost?

I am taking the delivery in a couple of days.

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Hi,

Will upgrading only the bulb help? Pardon me for the ignorance, but what else can be uprgraded other than the bulb?.

Hello Pc1686,

I have upgraded my headlight unit with projectors, DRLs and 5000K HID kit.
Please refer to the pictures and the posts on previous page.
Also refer to all the pages of my initial ownership thread, click on the link below.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...red-india.html


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Upgrading only the bulb partially solves the problem as I done it earlier but the permanent solution is projectors with HID kit.Here are some pictures for your understanding.

Hope this helps.
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Upgrading only the bulb partially solves the problem as I done it earlier but the permanent solution is projectors with HID kit.Here are some pictures for your understanding.

Hope this helps.
Thanks ecosport rules

How much do projectors with HID cost?

And if I want to upgrade only the bulb, can I take the bulbs (Hella powerlight as you have suggested in a previous post) to the dealer while taking the delivery and get it changed from him only?
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How much do projectors with HID cost?

And if I want to upgrade only the bulb, can I take the bulbs (Hella powerlight as you have suggested in a previous post) to the dealer while taking the delivery and get it changed from him only?
Hi,

I am not aware of the current prices of HID kits but you can contact Mr.Srinivas Gopal of Satya gopal auto. (9849314812)

Hella powerlight can be installed by the dealer or yourself
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Thanks ecosport rules

How much do projectors with HID cost?

And if I want to upgrade only the bulb, can I take the bulbs (Hella powerlight as you have suggested in a previous post) to the dealer while taking the delivery and get it changed from him only?
Philips extreme vision is the most common upgrade. As the wattage is same, it's just a plug n play setup. Should cost around 1200-1300.
Another option is to upgrade to 90/100w setup. This would need extra set of relays, ceramic holders and wiring kit. Extra wattage means Ford might void the electrical warranty.
HID's alone will cost around 8k-10k. HID's on reflector headlight assembly not recommended as it will scatter the light and blind oncoming traffic.
HID's+Projectors can cost 25k-30k where 4300k (color temperature) HIDs are recommended.

I have used all the above in my Swift and found HID's + projectors the best (not good in rains though). Planning to go for extreme vision in couple of months and 1 year down the line I might go for projectors. Waiting for some cool looking aftermarket kits.
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Philips extreme vision is the most common upgrade. As the wattage is same, it's just a plug n play setup. Should cost around 1200-1300.

Is the wattage of Hella Powerlight different? What is the specification and where can these be purchased?


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I am not aware of the current prices of HID kits but you can contact Mr.Srinivas Gopal of Satya gopal auto. (9849314812)

Hella powerlight can be installed by the dealer or yourself
What is the model of Hella and specs?

Thanks.
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Is the wattage of Hella Powerlight different? What is the specification and where can these be purchased?
Wattage is same (stock). AFAIK, it's 5000k (color temp) bulbs and will provide around 25-30% more light. I think you can check JC road for the bulbs.
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Hi Everybody,
Going to get delivery of my Sea Gary 1.5P Trend by this weekend, I am very excited. I had booked it in first week of July 2013.
Can anybody help me to decode the VIN?, which I received from dealer. VIN is MAJAXXMRKAEL17134. Thanks in advance.
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I just want to install DRL only. Can any one tell how much it will cost?
Can i get it done at kochi, kerala? Have any one of ecosport owner in kerala done this?
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I just want to install DRL only. Can any one tell how much it will cost?
Can i get it done at kochi, kerala? Have any one of ecosport owner in kerala done this?
I also have DRLs lying with me for quite sometime. Wondering if the DRLs can be installed through the headlamp/parking lamp holes without opening the lamp assembly?
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Is the wattage of Hella Powerlight different? What is the specification and where can these be purchased?
What is the model of Hella and specs?

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As Naveenraju said you can buy these bulbs anywhere.

Philips extreme vision is widely available hence most commonly bought, Hella power light is a little difficult to get hold of.

The wattage is 55w, same as the original

Colour temperature is 3000 to 3500Kand not 5000K(it is not possible for halogens to emit that colour temperature)


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I just want to install DRL only. Can any one tell how much it will cost?
Can i get it done at kochi, kerala? Have any one of ecosport owner in kerala done this?
You can get it online for around 3k-3.5k. TBHPian johannskaria from Thrissur got projectors and DRL's. You can contact him for more details.

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I also have DRLs lying with me for quite sometime. Wondering if the DRLs can be installed through the headlamp/parking lamp holes without opening the lamp assembly?
Are you talking out the same kind of DRLs that member ecosport rules got? If so, you will need to open the headlight assembly to install it. There's already a provision for the DRL's.
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Hi Everybody,
Going to get delivery of my Sea Gary 1.5P Trend by this weekend, I am very excited. I had booked it in first week of July 2013.
Can anybody help me to decode the VIN?, which I received from dealer. VIN is MAJAXXMRKAEL17134. Thanks in advance.
Congratulations on you new car.
Wildon is our distinguished bhpian who is an expert at decoding VIN numbers.

Follow the link.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buying...cture-vin.html (ARTICLE: Find your car's date of manufacture (VIN))



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Wondering if the DRLs can be installed through the headlamp/parking lamp holes without opening the lamp assembly?
No kind of DRL can be installed through the parking hole.
You have to open up for any of DRL fixing unless you want to stick it outside the head lamp which will look very ugly.

Ive seen some guys do that hideous job.
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