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Old 05-06-2012, 09:23 PM   #101
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How can I fit PIAA H9 into the low beam...would it melt/burn cables or headlamp?
What is their power requirements? If they are 100W I would not trust them.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:26 PM   #102
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65...wanna get the white look
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:52 PM   #103
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Ok well my stock H9 are 65W too. So they should be OK.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:35 PM   #104
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Just did this mod after owning my new WRX for two weeks. The original bulbs left some to be desired.

I bought two phillips bulbs from Amazon for $15 to my door. Such a great mod. Thanks for the post and backing it up with temps!
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:25 PM   #105
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Can you put some pics of how they look now?
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:30 PM   #106
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I moved since I shot those pics so they are not going to look the same. Will see what I can do. Where I live know has street lights.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:32 PM   #107
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Great...I'm getting Phillips h9
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:42 AM   #108
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Noob question....Are the bulbs for low beams (normal) or high beams?
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:25 PM   #109
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These are for the low beams
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:52 AM   #110
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Installed a pair of sylvania oem grade H9s, they really put out a lot of light. I used a pocket knife and a small file to take off the extra plastic. It wasn't hard with a good light and patience. Now I'm wondering what I need to replace the high beams with, 9006? Does it have to be HIR or is that just optimal?
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:59 AM   #111
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did anyone find out having their low beams on while turning on the high beams after the mod?

(the factory set up should be no low beam while the high beam is on)
Mine have always ran both with the highs on. I did notice on my first drive that with the highs on the lows out did the highs and made the cutoff of the projectors clear. Looking foward to doing something with the highs as their now stock
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:54 PM   #112
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Are there any plus +50 high efficiency bulbs for H9? I want to put a GOOD bulb in there for even more light. Something like an oscram silver star or better.
Bumping. Looks like no one ever answered this.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:36 AM   #113
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Found alot of 100w h9 bulbs. Would it be ok to do this mod and just buy the upgrade wire kit. Or would the housing and wires get to hot? Thanx
Risky, the high temperature and current draw will melt something, eventually. Really not worth the long term trouble especially that you gain so much by getting rid of the H11s..
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:00 PM   #114
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Bumping. Looks like no one ever answered this.

i emailed daniel stern about this and apparently these do not exist. no one makes a +50 or high efficiency version of the H9, and that it is already the highest performing halogen bulb available.

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There is no Osram Silverstar H9 bulb. In fact, there is no legitimate upgrade H9 bulb from anyone -- you can buy blue-glass "extra white" junk from all kinds of places, but because H9 is already the top-performing halogen car bulb, there's no upgrade from there. An Osram, Sylvania, GE, Philips, or Tungsram H9 will be fine
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #115
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I bought Osram's from him and they were great.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:12 PM   #116
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I bought some sylvanias from Advance Auto. Should be the same.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:48 PM   #117
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this thread is amazing! just purchased 2 bulbs from amazon for $15. sadly, it wont ship out for 3-4 weeks. still worth it for how cheap it is.

search samsung h9 bulb
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:14 PM   #118
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This is a great thread (no, there is not an echo in here). I did this in 15 minutes and only broke a sweat cause its hot a f*$k out. Ordered Phillips H9's from Amazon. Prime is the best!
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:50 PM   #119
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I finally got an opportunity to drive my car in complete darkness the other day. The difference between the stock bulbs and these H9's is huge! I love the light now and am also happy that I do not have to run obnoxiously bright HID's to get great visibility at night.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:15 PM   #120
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i put in my h9 osram (german) bulbs from autozone about a year ago, still running, and i turn on my lights right when it starts to get dark. bump for longevity
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:15 PM   #121
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hey i went to advance auto parts and picked up some osram h9's for my 09 wrx and i have to ask, did anyone have any trouble getting them installed? i've changed many bulbs in different cars and these dont seem to fit. It seems that for almost everyone, they went in as easy as they came out, but not for me.

I filed down the appropriate part and my bulbs look identical to those on page 1 used for this tutorial, but they do not want to fit.

any help is appreciated
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:33 PM   #122
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You are installing them in the low beams port (behind the battery on drivers side) and not the high beams port, right?
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:30 PM   #123
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"Facepalm" yeah that was the issue. I hastily attempted to install them and posted on here prior to doing the sensible thing and looking in the owners manual
Thanks anyways
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:30 PM   #124
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You are installing them in the low beams port (behind the battery on drivers side) and not the high beams port, right?
Good catch.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:36 PM   #125
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"Facepalm" yeah that was the issue. I hastily attempted to install them and posted on here prior to doing the sensible thing and looking in the owners manual
Thanks anyways
The facepalm made me lol. I'll be swapping mine this weekend.
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