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Old 03-07-2001, 04:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy most likely I'm an idiot, but I need some help...

I just purchased some PIAA H3's to replace my stock fog bulbs... easy enough, BUT, when I pulled my existing bulb it says "H3 55W 12V", so, I pull out the nice new PIAA and it says the exact same thing!!! Am I dumb or is this the same thing? I thought our stock fogs were a lower wattage... so, what's the point in even replacing the bulb if a higher wattage will burn the wires? I'm really lost here, I think the existing fogs pretty much suck, but I'm not quite prepared to dish out the cash on the PIAA ProXT80 kit($280.00)... to make a long story short: PLEASE HELP :sad:
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Old 03-07-2001, 04:59 PM   #2
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Hey, brucelee, thanks for the info...
Do you know if the Hella 500 fog lamps are brighter than the stock fogs? I believe that the Hellas are also 55W...
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Old 03-07-2001, 06:07 PM   #3
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Ronin - just get a heavy-duty wiring harness and run 85 watt bulbs until you can afford good lamps. You can get a generic harness at an auto parts store which is better than the half-assed stock wiring.
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Old 03-08-2001, 12:15 AM   #4
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Or just use the "half-ass" stock wires like me. No melting. Maybe my lights aren't as bright as they could be, but they're a lot better than before. One of these days I might go and get a decent harness.
BTW I've got PIAA 80w=135w platinums in mine.
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Old 03-08-2001, 01:10 AM   #5
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Horatio,

Nothing going brown yet?
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Old 03-08-2001, 02:18 PM   #6
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The little nub center reflectors are a nice rainbow-gold color. I prefer to call it 'custom' rather than 'broken'
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Old 03-08-2001, 02:43 PM   #7
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RONIN-

where can you get the PIAA ProXT80 kit for $280.00? I have only seen it in the mid 300.00's.

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Old 03-08-2001, 03:43 PM   #8
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<FONT COLOR="Blue">wop-</FONT c>My bad, yeah they are a bit more expensive than I posted, my mistake... I was thinking of something else
head up my arse
Will

btw-thanks everyone for the help... I think I'm going to run the 80 or 85 watt bulbs and just deal with it...

edit-foul language... sorry

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not a worry

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Old 03-09-2001, 08:35 AM   #10
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I just have a set of Xenon White 100W bulbs in there. They looked nice and clear compared to the stock headlights, but I threw a set of the same in the headlights, now those look blue-ish (really white, but I think there is a hint of blue).

No problems with melting wires or anything yet... Another guy on the board has been running them for a month without troubles too.
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