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X308 Quads into XJ40 (Fitted with Pics)

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Re: X308 Quads into XJ40 (Fitted with Pics)

Postby boyan » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:57 pm

I like the idea looking good :)
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Re: X308 Quads into XJ40 (Fitted with Pics)

Postby naki_k » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:11 am

I wonder how the electrics/ BFMs were set up for this conversion? Presumably some wire cutting involved? Or is there another way?
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Re: X308 Quads into XJ40 (Fitted with Pics)

Postby Jaguarxj40 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:05 pm

I like your ingenuity at solving a future issue of possible scarce parts and increasing costs of buying parts like headlamps and I must say it looks very good.

Well done.

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Re: X308 Quads into XJ40 (Fitted with Pics)

Postby katar83 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:54 am

naki_k wrote:I wonder how the electrics/ BFMs were set up for this conversion? Presumably some wire cutting involved? Or is there another way?


I thought its not possible to fit these in a 40? I must say that I cant remember how good/bad the 40 lights are now but the x300 lights are in my opinion completely inadequate and plain dangerous for night driving, especially after 20 years and the x308 are as good as any modern car lights or even better. Very happy with my conversion.
Would be great if you could confirm Naki, how is that suppose to hold with all the tabs, apart from one, dremeled off? If that's holding up ok than I suppose it would be a great upgrade. No problems with BFMs, is there are separate headlight wiring in XJ40 like the X300 have? If there is then it can be easily adapted, its just a 4 or 5 cables that need soldering on each side(bulb to bulb output), that's how I modified my x300 one, just the x300 wiring on BFM side and x308 on the headlight side so I could still go back to x300 lights easily if needed with a new x300 headlight harness.
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Re: X308 Quads into XJ40 (Fitted with Pics)

Postby Brake buster » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:37 pm

has the pattern been checked at an MOT station since the conversion ?
as that would be my fear, badly aligned units, even if they are brighter......


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Re: X308 Quads into XJ40 (Fitted with Pics)

Postby katar83 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:39 pm

In my case the side alignment was fine but up and down definitely wrong, with both pointing too high. Its easy to adjust them on x300, cant remember how they are adjusted in a 40 though and with no tabs I'm not sure. Looking at this pic:

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It looks like they are holding on the chrome retainer indeed. Not sure this is all that hold the headlight, we need a better pic I suppose. Adjustment would be important indeed.
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Re: X308 Quads into XJ40 (Fitted with Pics)

Postby naki_k » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:25 pm

katar83 wrote:In my case the side alignment was fine but up and down definitely wrong, with both pointing too high. Its easy to adjust them on x300, cant remember how they are adjusted in a 40 though and with no tabs I'm not sure. Looking at this pic:

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It looks like they are holding on the chrome retainer indeed. Not sure this is all that hold the headlight, we need a better pic I suppose. Adjustment would be important indeed.


Those crusty looking long bolts with the black caps on the end. Though very often they don’t want to move anyhow.
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90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 3.2 XJ6 SportPack Manual
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
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93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
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Re: X308 Quads into XJ40 (Fitted with Pics)

Postby xjr40 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:03 pm

Nice smart fit :)
I've got a set of US fish tank quads and I'm pretty sure they aren't a straight fit on European cars. They are bigger than usual fishtanks. I haven't tried though ;)
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