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BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS

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BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS
June 30, 2010 09:21PM
Picked these up cheap. Came from an 80's circa 99. what i do know is the were certified in germany and are Driving lamps, i did find a source for the mounts however nothing on replacement lenses. should i keep them for a far fetched stage car? or sell them for gas monies?





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a bit of detail on the concave nature of the lens.



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Re: BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS
June 30, 2010 09:24PM
They look the same as the Bosch 225's I have, but smaller. The 225's are decent lights. Use them till you break them.

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Re: BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS
July 03, 2010 11:59AM
keep them, or sell them to me.
they are hard to replace, and AMAZINGLY bright. (similar to the 225)
i've had one fall of my bumper and get crunched by the skidplate, on the way to a twighlight stage after a hurried service.
my other got chipped in the back of the service van.

in the NW, we really don't do much dark driving anymore.

nice get, mine came off an older mercedes.



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Re: BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS
July 03, 2010 05:31PM
I was amazed by how bright they are. i plan to run some all night tsd's this season and i think these are overkill. i may go with some hella 500's which are cheap, durable and not soo powerful, if you want them and could put them to use i am sure we could work something out.
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Re: BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS
July 03, 2010 07:43PM
Hey I run Cibie Oscar+ lights as extra high beams on one car, and Hella 4000 Compacts on the other. If you use 55w bulbs, switch to low beam before you actually SEE oncoming traffic, and take some care in aiming them you probably won't have a problem. I've run those and/or Hella 3000s for more than a decade on my cars with lousy stock lights and haven't been pulled over for them yet. I have had to remove them at a couple state inspection places, but most places don't really care around here.

I'd run 'em. I might put some of that clear plastic film over the lenses to reduce the chance of them getting dinged by a rock.



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Re: BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS
July 04, 2010 09:41AM
I have a set of those in the basement. I think they are going to find their way onto my rally van. They are bright...and look cool. The black housings look better than my pock-marked chrome.



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Re: BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS
July 04, 2010 09:57AM
Those are called Bosch "Knick" and you say the K in all languages but Angleski.
Bosch Sweden developed and made them.
H3 bulb, which Bosch developed 9surprisingly)
Knick was the hot thing and when I started I imported piles of them and we could get 8-10 different lenses.

The bigger ones came about 1986 and was creatively named "Stor-Knick" or "Big Knick"

Canadian Tire in People's Respublik of Canuackistan had them available in the mid 80s and with the exchange rate they were like barely 40 each., Stor-Knick a wee bit more.... but that's cause Canajians are all godless communists so they have an affiliation with the Swedes who are also godless communists, for that matter everywhere cold is..


These things go back into the early 60s then with chrome case--thru the 70s, I remember in 70-72 in Sweden 3 across the front of Saab 96s long before I had a clue what rally really was, and then when I was actually interested we'd see 6 of them in groups of thee on the works Quattros.
6! plus the headlights---and the flames....

Gawddam so little night stages now, what a loss.



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Re: BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS
July 05, 2010 12:04PM
I picked up 3 pairs of the bigger (9"?) chrome lights from a 4 x 4 shop a few years ago. Paid $60 a pair, new in the box! They work pretty well for the money I spent.



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Re: BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS
July 05, 2010 12:50PM
Ascona73 Wrote:
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> I picked up 3 pairs of the bigger (9"?) chrome
> lights from a 4 x 4 shop a few years ago. Paid $60
> a pair, new in the box! They work pretty well for
> the money I spent.
>
> Opel is a 4-letter word...

These ARE the biggest that came chrome and that was only till end of the 70s then they went crinkle black.

The "Stor-Knick" never came chrome.






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Re: BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS
July 05, 2010 03:21PM
Keep em!

pick up some of this

http://www.eautoworks.com/product-LaminX-103752.htm

i have it on my lamps, my PIAA's on my truck and on my wife's fog lamps. The PIAA's have been thru hell and back. Stuff is pretty good.
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Re: BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS
August 01, 2010 08:33PM
Took some pics of these:



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Re: BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS
March 02, 2011 08:37PM
Newb here....I saw on a post where one of the forum members found a source for a mounting bracket for these lights, which I need as well....can anyone help?
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Re: BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS
March 03, 2011 05:07AM
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Newb here....I saw on a post where one of the forum members found a source for a mounting bracket for these lights, which I need as well....can anyone help?
Rallylights.com should have them, if not they could find them for you.
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Re: BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS
March 03, 2011 10:08AM
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Newb here....I saw on a post where one of the forum members found a source for a mounting bracket for these lights, which I need as well....can anyone help?

Bracket for mounting???
Que?
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Re: BOSCH 180 RALLY LIGHTS
March 03, 2011 08:59PM
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Bracket for mounting???
Que?

I agree JV, I have had mine on the MB for almost 80k now and have had no issue with using only the stock bottom mount.

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