Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

updating 88 to 91 dual headlights to a one piece composite set up

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 55Willy, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2001
    Posts:
    9,946
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Keizer, Or
    I know I saw a write up on here with an upgrade to a celebrity headlight? where you can then run a 9005 and 9006 lamp instead of a full replacement everytime plus ability to run a higher wattage bulb.

    ????
     
  2. daleearnhardt01

    daleearnhardt01 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Posts:
    3,223
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    blazerkraze did it....
     
  3. DaPlumber

    DaPlumber 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2003
    Posts:
    212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Holland Oh.
    Hmmmm!!!

    I have been thinking of doing this too!!!
     
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

    Joined:
    May 31, 2000
    Posts:
    10,384
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Georgetown, TX
    I've tried higher wattage lamps in the composite headlights on our '94 Sub. If they were actually brighter, I sure couldn't tell. :( And they burn out way quicker than the stockers. :mad:

    So I mounted up a pair of Hella 500 driving lights that come on with the high beams. They only use 55 watt halogen bulbs, but due to their better reflector and lens design they LIGHT up the road when they come on. :eek1:

    Oh yeah, the 9005 and 9006 bulbs usually cost as much or more than the older "whole headlamp" replacements. :eek1:
     
  5. Blue85

    Blue85 Troll Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2000
    Posts:
    9,072
    Likes Received:
    483
    Location:
    Grand Rapids area
    I agree with Harry. This upgrade is for styling, not functionality. Plastic headlamp lenses are the opposite of an upgrade. They get cloudy and scratched up over the years. If you can get a big enough bulb in there to actually make them bright, you will probably need bigger wiring for them and in the end you could melt the housing.

    If you want better lighting from the grill, find a way to swap in HIDs.
     
  6. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2000
    Posts:
    7,921
    Likes Received:
    331
    Location:
    Fort McMurray, Alberta
    Try putting some high wattage PIAA bulbs in, those things are amazingly bright!
     
  7. DaPlumber

    DaPlumber 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2003
    Posts:
    212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Holland Oh.
    Are you reading what we are talking about!!! Or just typing for the fun of It??? LOL
     
  8. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2001
    Posts:
    9,946
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Keizer, Or
    cost doesn't matter for the 9005 9006 bulb, i get my manager discount so I can run the sylvania silverstars for about the same price as a reg light to a customer.

    i currently have the 6054 conversion with a 90-130 lamp and it is indeed brighter.
     
  9. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Posts:
    3,105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX.
    I agree with that, about the down grade. The whole cloudy headlight thing is a major bummer. I like th efact that when it's time for new bulbs, I get everything new on the K5 ... no cloudy or scratched up leanse to deal with.
     

Share This Page