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#1 Stephenk20mini

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 08:01 PM

Hi folks.
Quick question, can anyone recommend an upgrade headlight kit for my mini.
I don't want the sealed unit anymore.
I was hoping for halogen or better!!
If anyone has any info on a good kit and where to source it that be great.
Ps I'm fabricating my own chassis loom to keep thing's simple.
Cheers

#2 slidehammer

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 08:08 PM

Hi

 

I have used WIPAC QUADOPTIC from Mini Spares on 2 minis now with good results and that was only with standard 55/60 watt bulbs. Much better than sealed beams



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 09:07 PM

Cheers for the reply slidehammer. It's great to know of someone who has used them with good results.
Can I ask did you wire them to an existing mini loom or did you make your own loom?
I read something about people wiring in two relays per headlight which seemed a bit much in my opinion but I'm sorry to say minis are new to me
So I figure since my mini was literally just a shell I wound make a simple loom myself.

#4 peter-b

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 07:25 AM

You can get higher light output globes without going to the high wattage units, I.e. 100w
I have the Wipac units with Narva plus 120 H4 globes with relays, as good, if not better than driving lights.

#5 Stephenk20mini

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 07:46 AM

Cheers for that peter-b. Where did you source the wipac units and globes?
Cheers Steve

#6 slidehammer

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 02:00 PM

Hi

As I used standard wattage Halogen bulbs on mine so I stuck with the standard wiring, all I needed to do was alter the plug for the side light - (which comes with the set) I got mine from Mini Spares.



#7 Stephenk20mini

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 10:29 PM

Brilliant stuff thanks again guys I shall be purchasing a set to try and get this car finished

#8 gadget555

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 09:50 PM

What about some HID units? can be had very cheaply from fleabay these days.



#9 KTM kid

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 12:25 AM

I have fitted HID units, they work very good and are not dear as when I bought them, you can get some Halo lights from any mini show or mini dealer, its a straight plug and play,






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