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Why are these lights so expensive?

The cheapest I've seen them has been $1800 on eBay. Why is this? I'm not in the loop when it comes to auxiliary lighting, so what makes these special? They're Hella 4000 Rallye's.




I wanted to mount two of them side by side on my front bumper in front of the grille like the old GT500's:

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these are your standard 4000s
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They also have the 4000i which is HID that is around 450-500 bucks per light. The lights in the picture appear to be the 4000i's.
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these are your standard 4000shttp://www.amazon.com/HELLA-H1256003...=pd_sim_auto_1

They also have the 4000i which is HID that is around 450-500 bucks per light. The lights in the picture appear to be the 4000i's.
That's not bad! I might just do it now! I have some square Hella fog lights coming, and if I add the 4000's, I'll have a use for that second fog light switch in my radio bezel. Thank you :)
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no problem another one to look at would be the 500 series. a pair of those are like 60 bucks usually.
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I actually considered a set of 500's a while back, but I like the larger diameter and the plastic covers of the 4000's better.
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dont spend that kinda money on a set of lights. get the 700FFs, bigger than the 500s and almost as cheap.
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I have 500FF's. I'm ordering HID's to retrofit into them
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I have 500FF's. I'm ordering HID's to retrofit into them
nice. i retrofitted some lights i had but then blew a ballast, im still waiting on cash to get a replacement. but hid retrofits are way better than halogen. lemme know how it goes.
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I've got the 500ff's inside my grill... bright enough.
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I heard when you convert them to hids you have nothing but problems.. I do want something brighter for mine though.
-They get too hot and melt the plastic shell
-The bulbs are too long for the housings
-The pattern of the ff's is horrible with the hids
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I don't care about the whole HID vs. Halogen thing. Halogen would be perfect for me, and these lights will rarely (if ever) be used.
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I heard when you convert them to hids you have nothing but problems.. I do want something brighter for mine though.
-They get too hot and melt the plastic shell
-The bulbs are too long for the housings
-The pattern of the ff's is horrible with the hids
It's been done several times. btm757 did it to his and he hasn't had any problems. You have to either cut or shape the back of the housing to fit them. Never seen anyone melt them yet

I don't care about beam pattern I only use them off roading or going to parents farm at night
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I don't care about the whole HID vs. Halogen thing. Halogen would be perfect for me, and these lights will rarely (if ever) be used.
The 55W was ok, I had to step them up to 100W thought. It made a lot of difference
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is there a 100w halogen that fits in with no issues?
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get some lightforce! alot stronger ones! and great light!
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is there a 100w halogen that fits in with no issues?
100W Silverstars fit perfectly
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100W Silverstars fit perfectly
thanks, is there a certain part # I may search it by or no?
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thanks, is there a certain part # I may search it by or no?
I just searched "100W H3 bulbs" on Amazon
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ok thanks!
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Another question: I ordered some Hella fog lights yesterday, and I expect them next week. My truck is pre-wired for fog lights behind the dash and underneath the hood, but doesn't have the relays. If I install the relays, cut the pigtail off of some junkyard Explorer fog lights and splice it into the Hellas' wiring, will that work?
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is there a 100w halogen that fits in with no issues?
yea just replace hellas 55W H3 bulb with a 100W one from vatozone.
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I like the larger diameter and the plastic covers of the 4000's better.

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Another question: I ordered some Hella fog lights yesterday, and I expect them next week. My truck is pre-wired for fog lights behind the dash and underneath the hood, but doesn't have the relays. If I install the relays, cut the pigtail off of some junkyard Explorer fog lights and splice it into the Hellas' wiring, will that work?
Can anyone answer this? :)
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I think they will work, but I'm not 100% sure.
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your mothers high beams where expensive too
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