Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Test it for yourself. Rig a voltmeter across the headlight bulb terminals with a pair of jumper wires and compare the voltage at the burning bulb with the voltage at the battery terminals with the engine running at the same rpm...or the engine off. The only way a relay kit brings more voltage to the headlight bulbs is if the stock wiring is way too skinny and causes a voltage drop. I don't think this is the case. If you test it, please let us all know. By the way, my Vstrom headlight wiring is bigger gauge wiring than my Toyota Tundra headlight wiring.
I don't think the relay kit is worth it with stock wattage headlight bulbs. Yes with over wattage bulbs. I'd rather use high output stock wattage bulbs, although those have a shorter life than stock bulbs.
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