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Headlight relay options

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Hey everyone, I've read the forums on adding a headlight relay set-up for Z cars, and saving switches and directing more voltage to the headlights makes perfect sense to me. But, I'm a little confused about what package to get, and the prices are really different.

For example, Black Dragon sells a kit for $30:

Datsun 240Z, 260Z, 280Z, 280ZX & Mazda RX7 iCatalog - Black Dragon Auto

Seems pretty straightforward...but the Datsun store sells one for $156.00

Headlight Relay Kit 70-72: Electrical Z - Lighting - 20030-EBE - Z Specialties Online Store - If we don't have it in stock, we can get it!

I hate doing things twice, so I'd rather have something that will last than something I'll have to replace (or won't work)....but I'm not an electrician. It seems both kits basically do the same thing but in different ways? Maybe? Anyone used either kind and had any experiences?

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I bought the Black Dragon kit and didn't like it much. The relays are not standard. If one fails, you will be hard-pressed to find a replacement. The wiring is on the short side, too. In all of the years Dave Irwin has made his relays, you can count the complaints on the fingers of one hand. He will stand behind his work, too. Buy the MSA kit.

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Wow...thanks for all the advice, everyone. I found Daniel Stern's website from your posts and will be dropping him a line today to see what he can do (or if he has any harnesses available). Seems like a good upgrade with high-quality components. Wahooo! :-)

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