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Head light upgrade

I want to upgrade the head lights on my 57 Chevy pickup , anyone have any suggestions ? Something reasonably priced and something that I won't need up the amps in my altenator for.
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Years ago I put some Bosch halogens in my 55 Chevy....worked fine without upgrading wiring etc....I dont think that todays brighter lights take any more amperage than what you have in it now, maybe less
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Check out this site on making your lights brighter: http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...ys/relays.html
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headlight wiring

I believe that halogen lighting will require 16 awg wire as found in many north american cars. Of course you could easily upgrade using a relay located close to the headlights for super high intensity current hungry headlights.
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I know I've always upgraded to the basic halogen headlights. Their bright and easy to install. I installed relays on my headlight wiring anyways, although is the lights are slightly brighter, I noticed a big difference on draw from my alternator using my voltmeter. Without the relays, my voltage dropped below 12Volts with the lights on. With relays, the voltage stayed around 13.2 volts.
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Years ago I put some Bosch halogens in my 55 Chevy....worked fine without upgrading wiring etc....I dont think that todays brighter lights take any more amperage than what you have in it now, maybe less
Ayuh,.. I've converted several rigs over the years, back when the headlights were either 5" or 7"...
The component lights are, like everything else, dependent on the components used...
Something like This , has leaded Crystal lens, 'n a myrid of choices of bulbs, from the normal 55w/ 60w, to 80w/ 100w blinding light...
The lens, the way their cut, is amazin', 'n really puts the available light where it's needed, Without blindin' the poor sucker comin' at ya on a windy 2 lane goat trail...

The low beam cut off, aka; top of the beam, can be held to waist high, for darn near forever...

Btw,... Never up-graded the wirin' on any of 'em, 'n never had any Issues...
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57haldton: lmctruck.com sells a halogen upgrade to replace your existing t3 headlights.
i use them on my truck, they light up the ground very well (i just have never aimed them correctly).

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