Kirban upgraded H4 headlights (4) kit w/harness

1KWIKSIX

Well-Known Member
#21
before I went to LED projector headlights, I had Kirban's wiring harness with double fuse / relays installed with Hella E code H4's (low beam) and H1's (High Beam).
It was a phenomenal improvement over the less then adequate lighting that these cars came with! I say go for it. It's plug N play and easy peasy to install. You won't regret it. Best bang for the buck
 

1986 Buick GX1

GX1 #001 [The One and Only]
#23
When you say the headlights look as close to the original as possible, what exactly is the difference?

What brand headlights come in the kit?

I notice that it says HID will not work with the kit, why is this? Wouldn't an H4 HID retrofit kit fit?

What about H4 LED bulbs?

When removing/replacing the headlights, does it mess with the headlight angle/adjustment? Do i need to readjust my headlights afterwards?

Thanks
Some lights have a fluted lens and look more stock than the "crystal cut or euro style" lens.

Stock looking.
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Not so stock looking.
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With the lights having different fluted lenses or reflectors it would be best to re-aim the headlights for the best light on the road.

You are right in thinking any H4 HID or LED will fit, but I suspect the housings aren't designed for them as they have a different shaped light source and may have a different light pattern on the road. They may be close.

Dennis probably can't recommend them for use with HID's or LED's as they are not DOT approved as such.
 
#24
When you say the headlights look as close to the original as possible, what exactly is the difference?

What brand headlights come in the kit?

I notice that it says HID will not work with the kit, why is this? Wouldn't an H4 HID retrofit kit fit?

What about H4 LED bulbs?

When removing/replacing the headlights, does it mess with the headlight angle/adjustment? Do i need to readjust my headlights afterwards?

Thanks
I can only comment on my experiences and what I got with the kit as follows:

1. They look pretty much exactly like the original sealed-beams, anyone being very particular will notice the difference. From a distance, looks the same (other than the light being brighter). As GX1 pointed out, those are the differences.

2. Octane brand lights came with mine.

3. Can't say 100% about the HID, my experience with HID conversions says the bulb is longer than a standard bulb and I would imagine there isn't enough room for that big of a bulb (the H4s are pretty small). Haven't tried, though - so all the power to ya if you do.

4. Can't comment on LED bulbs, these are MUCH brighter than the sealed-beams but i think I may eventually throw some silverstars in it.

5. If you remove the bezels from the lights to replace them, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't mess with the alignment as you aren't touching the alignment screws. If you take the whole bucket out, then yes - you'll have to realign. I would anyway just as GX1 says as well. I'm sure the beam pattern is slightly different (my car is still in the garage being worked on, so haven't used them on the road yet to be able to confirm).
 
#25
Thank you very much 1986 Buick GX1 and NyteSnyper.

Wishing the Kirban kit came with the Hella E-code lights instead of "octane" brand. Definitely like the stock/OE look as anything else like the euro or halo lights look horrendous.

I'll probably get just the Kirban harness and buy the Hella E-code lights myself
 

1986 Buick GX1

GX1 #001 [The One and Only]
#27
Thank you very much 1986 Buick GX1 and NyteSnyper.

Wishing the Kirban kit came with the Hella E-code lights instead of "octane" brand. Definitely like the stock/OE look as anything else like the euro or halo lights look horrendous.

I'll probably get just the Kirban harness and buy the Hella E-code lights myself
Check with your buddy at NAPA, I've gotten some (for other vehicles) for around $40 ea..

Thank you for posting the links, very helpful.
 

Dennis Kirban

Well-Known Member
#28
kirban 2 cents worth

Headlites look close to original in every regard they are glass takes pop in bulbs easy to replace nothing complicated about it we sell it to monte carlo vendors same product for probably 4 or 5 years now. all plug and play re=read posts it was tested originally on my personal white turbo t....I would not sell a product if it did not do what I claim difference is very good like our dash led lites our cars are quite primitive in the lighting department just like G body has the window racer fixes another short coming these cars have and spoolfool with his drip lip diaper solved another annoying issue we did the horn ring first I think which solved the other issue of a warped cracked plastic horn ring....

You got plenty of options but one we sell looks stock no wires get cut and no real skill required as I installed it myself years ago....

denniskirban@yahoo.com
 
#31
I put the kit on my GN and really like it. The headlights are much brighter than the old H1's and it wasn't too hard to do. Took me about 3 hours and I even had to run to the auto parts store for new positive battery terminal nut with an extra connection.
John