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misty440
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« on: November 16, 2021, 06:42:43 PM »

Hey guys,
Looking to upgrade my stock halogen headlights, what have you guys used? I was looking at some H4 bulbs? I dont want to go LED. My lights are so dim that I avoid driving at night. What do you guys recommend?

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2021, 07:53:18 PM »

I'd start with a relay system upgrade to provide more consistent voltage to the lights before getting new lights.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2021, 11:18:22 PM »

I did both. I added relays AND the Hella H1 and H4 headlights. The bulbs in the lenses are 55/60, the lowest wattage and still much brighter than the stock lights. I may step up to the 80/100.


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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2021, 09:39:37 AM »

Thanks, do you have two types of bulbs? H1 and H4? I think that I saved that thread about the relay upgrade so I will check that out also and try that first but really want bright lights as my eyesight is not what it used to be and at night its worse! Did you get the Hella light conversion from Summit Racing?

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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2021, 11:29:01 AM »

I have been looking for the headlight relay upgrade thread and have been unable to find it. Perhaps my wording is not correct when I search for it.
Can someone share the link if they have it saved, please?
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2021, 07:04:42 PM »

I learned from someone else hear to type into google "site:dodgecharger.com relay" and it gave this one (http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,168.40.html) and some others.

I do not know enough to know if this is what you are looking for, but searching with site:dodgecharger.com can help you find the stuff here.
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2021, 09:19:20 PM »

I did the relay up grade on my car for this summer
Made a big difference almost twice as bright as what it was before with the same lights still in the car
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2021, 01:21:10 PM »

I learned from someone else hear to type into google "site:dodgecharger.com relay" and it gave this one (http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,168.40.html) and some others.

I do not know enough to know if this is what you are looking for, but searching with site:dodgecharger.com can help you find the stuff here.

That's what i was looking for. Thanks and thanks for the tip to use Google to search the site.
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2021, 06:08:20 PM »

My headlights came from Summit Racing. The H1 are high beam only and the H4s are the high and low.
For relays, I bought a plug and play harness from a guy that is on FABO. FBBO and Moparts under the name "CrackedBack". Mine was $180.
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2021, 06:39:01 AM »

My headlights came from Summit Racing. The H1 are high beam only and the H4s are the high and low.
For relays, I bought a plug and play harness from a guy that is on FABO. FBBO and Moparts under the name "CrackedBack". Mine was $180.
I'll have to look into this plug and play harness. Sounds like it is the way to go.
Thanks for the tip!
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2021, 02:18:35 PM »

What kern Dog said. Harness + relays + H1 and H4s. I got clear lens high beams with 100w bulbs. There's more light than I could ever hope for.
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2022, 03:56:19 AM »

i purchased some new ones same as factory lights but semi sealed  so i can put just about any globe which suit h4 if i remember correctly and still looks all original same wiring etc
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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2022, 01:29:33 AM »

I simply used halogen versions of same sealed beams. No moisture getting into the screen.
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I did this modification to four Charger's. It made a huge improvement and the switches no longer warm up.
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