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Old 12-16-2004, 06:36 PM   #1
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Post Best 9007 bulbs?

Well as I found out in the Silverstar thread, I am not capable of getting Osram Silverstars for my 02 WRX with the 9007 bulb size. I have found myself foglight bulbs to replace my burnt stockers, but improved headlight bulbs are also on my list. So I ask, since I cannot get the Osrams, what is the best bulb with actull useable light performance for 9007 bulb size. Oh and a website or recommendation as to where to get them would be much appreciated! Thanks alot.
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Old 12-16-2004, 06:44 PM   #2
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You can get Sylvania Xtravisions in most parts stores. They may not have the output of the Osrams but should be somewhat better than stock bulbs. Unfortunately there aren't that many options for truly upgraded lighting with the 9007 configuration, most of the aftermarket bulbs available are the blue-coated "superwhite" or "HID look" type that look brighter but aren't.
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Old 12-16-2004, 07:16 PM   #3
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you can try the GE night hawk (which claims to be up to 30% more vision on the road and the road signs) and if you have a bit more money to spend, get a set of wiring harness kit for 9007 then you will benefits from them.
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:23 PM   #4
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I can do both. I saw the Xtravisions and I am gonna look up the GE Night Hawk as well as the wiring harness. Thanks for the advice. Mulder you have been especially patient and kind thanks for the help, its been much appreciated!
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:37 PM   #5
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Yes a harness may also be helpful, but only if it addresses the voltage drop on the ground side which is the weak link in Subarus. The drop on the positive side isn't that much, but the loss through the switched grounds is considerable. If you install a harness that uses relays to directly switch the bulbs to ground, or make one yourself, there should be a noticeable improvement in light output with whatever bulbs you decide to use, even stock ones.
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Old 12-17-2004, 01:30 PM   #6
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If you want a stock voltage lightbulb, get the Philips Hi-Visibility bulbs. An extensive test by gtguy appears here:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=303370

I've got 'em and I love 'em.
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Old 01-05-2005, 12:27 AM   #7
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Can you reccomend a harness for OEM '02 WRX 9007 headlights? I did look at SUVlights.com, but they seemed to have 4 relays. Would 2 relays be enough?

I'm not looking to craft my own.

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Yes a harness may also be helpful, but only if it addresses the voltage drop on the ground side which is the weak link in Subarus. The drop on the positive side isn't that much, but the loss through the switched grounds is considerable. If you install a harness that uses relays to directly switch the bulbs to ground, or make one yourself, there should be a noticeable improvement in light output with whatever bulbs you decide to use, even stock ones.
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Old 01-05-2005, 02:28 AM   #8
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Can you reccomend a harness for OEM '02 WRX 9007 headlights? I did look at SUVlights.com, but they seemed to have 4 relays. Would 2 relays be enough?

I'm not looking to craft my own.

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yeah, their upgraded harness has four relays. One for Hi and one for low. and a pair for each side. Its pretty good. Their service is so so. I didn't really notice any increase in light out put in the stock bulbs. And the PIAAs I ran in them seemed to work fine. I have since disassembled it and used it for other things.
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Old 01-05-2005, 08:04 PM   #9
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yea, two relays would be enought. thats all i use, and i have gone up to 100w lights in it with out hurting the harness
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