This is the famous South African 4-Headlight Grille set-up that everyone raves about. We are importing these directly from VW South Africa, where they are a standard feature on the Vanagon. If you want serious night vision with a contemporary "Euro" look, this kit is for you. To complete the South African look, try adding the South African lower grille! To maximize the light output of this fantastic grille kit, please add one of our high-powered headlight kits, found in the "related items" section below!
• Upper four lens grille
• H3 Inner high-beam lenses with mounting brackets and 55W bulbs
• As of February 1st, 2012, kit includes lens protection kits for all four halogen headlights! - A free $50 value!
• Center VW emblem in your choice of black or chrome
• Custom wiring harness with H3/H4 bulb plugs
• Complete installation hardware and instructions
• Optional GW-designed outer lens brackets w/adjusters and H4 lenses! Choose from Halogen or LED lights. (Please read fitment notes for more information on the brackets.)
IMPORTANT NOTE: All of these South African grilles arrive from the factory with very slight imperfections (blemishes). They are minor and mostly unnoticeable, and we have priced the grilles accordingly.
1980-1985 Vanagon: This kit is a direct replacement. You can re-use your existing 55/65W sealed beam driving lights; however, we highly recommend upgrading to Hella "Vision Plus" H-4 lenses for superior light distribution, and our high power headlight kit for increased wattage output. Note: Early-model Vanagons already have the "outer" lens mounting brackets, so you do not need to choose the H4 upgrade—just add two (2) H4 lenses from the related items section below, and save yourself some money!
1986-1991 Vanagon: This kit requires pre-1986 round outer headlight buckets. Please choose our custom-designed GoWesty mounting brackets with H4 lenses by selecting "Add H4 lenses and brackets" in the drop-down menu.
Custom-designed outer lens brackets: For years, we were forced to use old early-model brackets, so we decided to take the bull by the horns and design our own! They feature galvanized steel and a smarter design than the originals. We've eliminated the need for the prone-to-breaking plastic-tipped lens adjusters, which translates into years of worry-free service. Manufactured in the USA. Sold as a pair, and include mounting hardware for the lens retaining ring. They do not include the mounting screws, or upper grille mounting clips. Those can be reused from your original brackets.
This kit DOES NOT increase the wattage of your headlight system. It provides a superior light distribution pattern and more effective lighting than the late-model rectangle lights—and adds an additional set of high beam driving lights to the early-model round lights. This is an excellent upgrade to the quality of lighting, but to get the absolute MOST out of this system, you will need to ADD a high-powered headlight kit from the related items below!
This grille is challenging to ship without damage. As such, we package it in a special tube, which requires extra packaging materials and costs more (dimensionally) to ship. In other words, if you are wondering why it’s expensive to ship, it’s because we want it to arrive at your door undamaged!
**This item can only be shipped via UPS.**