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Old 02-02-2003, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default Replacing stock foglight bulbs (98RS/L)

The foglight bulbs that I have in my 98 RS now (the small style lights such as on the L bumpers) are pretty much useless. I would like to try and see if I can get something more powerful. Does anyone know of any bulbs that would be a worthwhile upgrade for my stock bulbs? I am not even sure what wattage I need at this point.

Also, could anyone give me some advice on how to aim the lights once I get some new bulbs?

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Old 02-10-2003, 09:13 PM   #2
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ahh, no love for this thread. Nobody has any info on this?

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Old 02-11-2003, 09:06 PM   #3
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i put piaa 85 watt super whites in mine...they made a rather noticable difference...try that. right now i have the 85 watt piaa super plasma...these are a purplish/pink color that looks like nothing else on the road...originality is what i like.
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Old 02-12-2003, 01:19 AM   #4
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Thanks for the referral. I really don't know, or else I wouldn't have posted this thread obviously, but isn't 85 watts pretty high for those little bulbs?

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Old 02-16-2003, 03:45 PM   #5
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Alright one more bump. Somebody has got to know what wattage these bulbs require? I don't want to burn out my wiring harness or anything.

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Old 02-19-2003, 03:13 AM   #6
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I have gone through more H3 bulbs than I can count. APC's, PIAA's, Seltek...etc. None of them lasted more than 4 - 5 weeks. When I asked my dealer to check the lights, they said that they were blowing out because I was using aftermarket bulbs. I don't really understand this answer, since the bulbs were the same wattage. My solution was to stop buying the expensive bulbs (around 30 - 40 dollars), and try sylvania 100 watt H3's. They are nice and bright, and they've lasted about 4 months. The only catch is that there is a little metal nub that you have to bend up in order to get the bulb to sit flush in the socket. Oh! and the best part is that the Sylvania's are about $6 bucks and available pretty much averywhere.
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Old 02-19-2003, 03:15 AM   #7
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The stock wattage is 55 dollars, but this renders the lights pretty much useless.
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Old 02-19-2003, 03:16 AM   #8
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oops meant to type wats. Shows where my mind is.
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Old 03-20-2003, 08:21 PM   #9
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I have gone through more H3 bulbs than I can count. APC's, PIAA's, Seltek...etc. None of them lasted more than 4 - 5 weeks. When I asked my dealer to check the lights, they said that they were blowing out because I was using aftermarket bulbs. I don't really understand this answer, since the bulbs were the same wattage. My solution was to stop buying the expensive bulbs (around 30 - 40 dollars), and try sylvania 100 watt H3's. They are nice and bright, and they've lasted about 4 months. The only catch is that there is a little metal nub that you have to bend up in order to get the bulb to sit flush in the socket. Oh! and the best part is that the Sylvania's are about $6 bucks and available pretty much averywhere.
Talk about abandoning a thread. Things have been busy lately, haha. Thanks Jimi!

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