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Old 17th February 2018, 01:12 PM   #1
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SPF Headlight alternative

Greeting,
Was wondering if anyone had found a decent replacement/alternative/upgrade for the factory Superformance headlights. Not sure if all the SPF cars come with garbage lights or I just got a Friday car. Oddly the fog lights are nice and bright.
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Old 18th February 2018, 03:40 AM   #2
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Re: SPF Headlight alternative

I don't know about the SPF, but I changed my KVA 100/60 H4 lamps which gave an 'OK' output to HID versions, 2x 50W, and was amazed at the difference. You will need a couple of wiring changes, and of course, they are unlikely to be legal in California !
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Old 18th February 2018, 04:01 AM   #3
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Re: SPF Headlight alternative

Cheers!
Hoping not to get caught out in the dark but anything different might be worth a try.
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Old 18th February 2018, 07:42 AM   #4
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Re: SPF Headlight alternative

You can upgrade the headlamp bulbs to higher output units, however you do need to add larger gauge wiring and a relay system to power them as the factory setup is based on the original wiring and does not support the higher amperage draw of say a 100/140 watt bulb.

Using the standard wire from the headlight switch as the relay "trigger" and providing sufficient wire gauge and amperage to the headlamp will do the job.
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Old 19th February 2018, 04:50 AM   #5
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Hi Callaghan

I switched to LED headlights in my CAV. I very very nearly fit a large black pig one night. The old incandescent bulbs had to go! I presume it is a similar setup on the superformance. This is one of the best, and easiest changes I have made. Here is the link that has the parts I needed.

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You are welcome to take a look some time. It is now a pleasure to use at night.

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Old 26th February 2018, 09:16 PM   #6
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What headlights do you run on the SPF.?
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Old 20th April 2018, 11:04 AM   #7
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Re: SPF Headlight alternative

I just replaced the really awful factory SPF bulbs with LEDs I purchased from Amazon: Amazon.com: MICTUNING Extremely Bright H4(9003) LED Headlight Bulbs, 80W 8000 Lumens Hi/Lo Beam (6000K White, Pack of 2): Automotive

The only other thing I had to purchase was a P43T to H4 adapter to place between the LEDs and the headlight housing: 1 X P45T R2 H5 to P43T H4 BULB ADAPTER MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER MOPED OLDTIMER CLASSIC | eBay

The results are simply astonishing. Super output and I no longer have to worry about being seen at night. This was just about the best $50 I've spent on this car.
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Old 20th April 2018, 11:12 AM   #8
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I just replaced the really awful factory SPF bulbs with LEDs I purchased from Amazon: Amazon.com: MICTUNING Extremely Bright H4(9003) LED Headlight Bulbs, 80W 8000 Lumens Hi/Lo Beam (6000K White, Pack of 2): Automotive

The only other thing I had to purchase was a P43T to H4 adapter to place between the LEDs and the headlight housing: 1 X P45T R2 H5 to P43T H4 BULB ADAPTER MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER MOPED OLDTIMER CLASSIC | eBay

The results are simply astonishing. Super output and I no longer have to worry about being seen at night. This was just about the best $50 I've spent on this car.
Exactly what I did on the CAV. Absolutely amazing difference! I went from a very scary ride on back roads (VERY nearly hit a pig!) to being a joy to drive in the dark. I also changed the other bulbs so people can see me better (brakes, indicators). The bulbs also have less current draw.
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Old 20th April 2018, 12:48 PM   #9
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Re: SPF Headlight alternative

Tim:

The link to the MICTUNING bulbs takes you to a page on Amazon with six different bulb options. Looks like different fittings on the bulb. Which one did you buy?

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Old 20th April 2018, 02:37 PM   #10
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These are the ones I bought:

Amazon.com: MICTUNING Extremely Bright H4(9003) LED Headlight Bulbs, 80W 8000 Lumens Hi/Lo Beam (6000K White, Pack of 2): Automotive

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Old 21st April 2018, 11:30 PM   #11
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Thanks, Karl. I just ordered mine.
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Old 22nd April 2018, 01:59 AM   #12
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Don't forget the adapters! It seems the SPF needs the same.
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