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I am new to the Westy world and just love my van. I have a 1990 with the original square headlights that I need to upgrade for better night vision.
I would like any impute on weather to go with upgrading the existing headlights with the high output halogen bulbs or convert to the duel 7 inch round lights and grill. I have a grill, original set of Bosch H4 lights, and buckets, in very good condition. So at this point it's basically just the expence of the realies I am looking at. Being an old Euro car owner I do like the round headlight look a lot better.
Any feelings about one over the other?
Splurge on a South African Grille with inner and outer driving lights. One of the best upgrades out there, especially if you drive at night a lot. All the online vendors sell it, Bus Depot, Van Cafe and GoWesty, to name a few.
You can use the grille and Bosch H4 lights you already have but there's nothing like quad lights to light up the night! And it looks good.
The S African grill was my first option I was going to go with. But I already have the early grill & single H4 lights. So for less then a total $100 investment I can upgrade. The S African would be an additional $400 . I drove many a Euro car with these similar lights and they worked fine. Especially being that the van can't go as fast. I really enjoyed meeting you and all at Trainspotting last year. I hope to find the time to do more with you all.
I installed this kit on my 89 westy and it dramatically improved my nighttime driving visiblity.