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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-14-2017, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Need help with headlight options

I want to find what headlight unit I could replace on the F4. This unit comes in at over 3 lbs with the two glass projector lenses accounting for nearly 1 lb of it. I am going to keep the housing but want to find a way to get rid of the glass lenses. What are my options?
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To explain more. I am looking for a light unit, not just a bulb, that I can put in place of the stock unit. I am not objective to cutting the unit I have circled below. Want to find a light that does not need the projector or heavy transformers, and will not blind oncoming traffic. So it has to behave like a headlight should and not just a basic bright light.

I have found this light not sure if it is what I need.
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Have you considered trying to retrofit an LED projector headlamp in there? Some of the newer kits are small, light, dot certified, and amazingly bright. I'm amazed at some I've seen lately.

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Yes. LED is what I was leaning towards. Just did not know if they would be too blinding. Guess DOT is what I need to search for.
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As long as they are aimed correctly and have the correct "shaping" reflector, there should be no blinding problems. Poorly directed headlights are what can cause an issue.

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And don't forget this. I think the synthetic polymer fluid is lighter so it may save a few ounces of weight. You might find alternatives if you Google it.
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And don't forget this. I think the synthetic polymer fluid is lighter so it may save a few ounces of weight. You might find alternatives if you Google it.


Now if I can get rid of the blinker fluid.
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Coming close to a solution. Looking at about .7 lbs of weight savings.
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learn something new every day? light bulb oil? I have seen and have a spray to help connections made by permatex. but no oil for lighting ?
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Now if I can get rid of the blinker fluid.
I don't think can do that. But STP is the best IMHO. (hopefully that doesn't start a blinker fluid debate) You could always add some summer air to your tires. It's not as dense as winter air and might just shave off those extra oz's you're looking for. Just trying to help here.
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