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Old 01-01-2010, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default Best type of bulbs to replace the low beams on a 09 WRX?

Hello,

I have been looking around but I couldnt find the answer to this question in the forums.

The low beams on the 09 WRX are just sad, and I wanted to replace them with a better, brighter set of bulbs.
Just plug and play. No wiring needed.

What type of bulbs would be best for this? I have seen HID, LED, Xenon, Halogen and some other types, but I do not know what would be best.

Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:41 AM   #2
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:30 PM   #3
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Thank you sir

It didnt explain all the types of lights I found, but its more than worth it.

Bookmarking that now.

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Old 01-02-2010, 02:49 PM   #4
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After reading that thread and researching more, I put the Narva Rangepower +50 in. They are very nice thus far in my limited driving. Not entirely sure what style bulb you need (H1, H2, H3 etc etc) but I am very happy with them for a halogen. They are nice and bright (cleaning up my lenses helped too) and very white. I drive an 04 WRX, but doesn't make a huge difference when just talking about bulb types. I read a bunch on Daniel Stern's website (referenced in that sticky). A +50 or +90 is a good choice for a halogen.

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Old 01-03-2010, 10:18 AM   #5
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He needs H11.
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He needs H11.
+90 bulb in an H11 format:

http://store.candlepower.com/bconibr90ulh5.html

Much brighter, but much more expensive.
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I'm surprised no one suggest upgrading to a better wiring harness. They help reduce voltage loss.
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+90 bulb in an H11 format:

http://store.candlepower.com/bconibr90ulh5.html

Much brighter, but much more expensive.
you can get them for $20/set on eBay.

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I'm surprised no one suggest upgrading to a better wiring harness. They help reduce voltage loss.
This too.
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Old 01-04-2010, 10:24 AM   #9
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you can get them for $20/set on eBay.
These ones you mean?

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=Osr...+h11&_osacat=0


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