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Old 03-17-2006, 11:14 AM   #26
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Old 03-18-2006, 12:04 AM   #27
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I used the email you gave me and he emailed me back almost immediately. THanks.
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Old 04-04-2006, 12:41 AM   #28
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Well I put in 9011 bulbs into my 2006 to brighten up the high beams. Works quite well. At $58 shipped for a pair they are perhaps marginal as to cost effectiveness, as one doesn't get all that much use from the high beams - but they do really give a brighter light. It's certainly noticable, and useful for those few times one does need and can use the lights. And the Toshiba bulbs I put in were an easy 2 minute mod to trim down the tab. HIRheadlights.com even had marked the tab to show what trimming was needed. Super easy with a dremel.
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Old 04-04-2006, 02:06 AM   #29
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I'm glad to hear about another satisfied subaru driver!
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Old 04-09-2006, 09:53 PM   #30
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the bulbs at AUTOLUMINATION.com are really pretty nice for 55w selective colored bulbs, but like many others they burn out very quickly. i was very happy with my neon yellow colored 9007s for about two months of heavy night driving before one blew.
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:17 PM   #31
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tried to e-mail dastern@torque.net, but no reply. if you call the phone number to order the bulbs, do you need to leave paypal info for him to request payment or what? thanks,

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Old 05-09-2006, 11:30 PM   #32
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Thanks for the great thread! I have an '04 Impreza Outback Sport, and recently had one of the original factory fog bulbs burn out on me. I found this forum by sheer accident, and started to read-up on lighting technology. This thread was a great resource.

I'm now driving with the Narva Rangepower +50's for lows, the HIR 9011's for highs, and Tungsram Gold selective-yellows for the fogs. This seems to give me better performance from all three lighting systems.

My first major trip with these was over this past week, with a decent amount of night-time highway driving and night-time back roads driving. On the way home, I had about 500 miles straight of heavy rain and fog, some of that at night. The new fogs were great and helped to provide some much-needed contrast on the back roads and in the rain and fog. I didn't have lots of opportunities to use the high beams, but they seemed to perform much better than the factory stock units when I did use them.

Overall this was a great upgrade. I installed the headlight bulbs myself, after teaching my hands some new convolution tricks. After examining the procedure for replacing the fog bulbs, and considering the amount of time I had available between getting the bulbs and leaving for my trip, I ended up having my friendly garage do those for me when they changed my oil (yes, I have someone else change my oil--I don't have time to deal with it myself, and it is a lot easier for me to have someone I trust take care of this for me). Since they already had the car up on the lift, they didn't charge me anything extra for the installation, so it was a win-win situation.

One interesting thing to note.. While reading the manual pages on how to replace the headlight bulbs, I noticed that they recommend the disconnection of the negative terminal from the battery. I'm guessing that this is because of the switched-negative system in use for these headlights. In any case, I did that, and had to power-cycle the radio twice to get it to come back (it was displaying "sys" on the front panel). No problems since then, so everything looks like a "go".

Thanks again!

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Old 05-10-2006, 02:30 AM   #33
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I'm glad to hear I helped you out! Thats the reason I made this.


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Old 05-10-2006, 09:19 AM   #34
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One interesting thing to note.. While reading the manual pages on how to replace the headlight bulbs, I noticed that they recommend the disconnection of the negative terminal from the battery.
This is just a standard recommendation found in the owners and service manual for doing just about anything on the car. It is not really necessary to do so, and is more about the manufacturer covering themselves by advising the maximum possible caution for anyone doing their own work. Nothing in the headlight circuit is energized when the car is off so you can change the bulbs safely without disconnecting the battery although there is no harm in doing so if it makes you feel better (other than the inconvenience of having to reset the radio and clock, and the fact that it resets the ECU).
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Old 07-05-2006, 06:59 PM   #35
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I have owned several LED replacement bulbs (3157,1157 etc.) and All that I have owned have blinked fast (was too lazy to install the resistor). But anyways, I have had a problem with all of them. I usually get the ones with 19 led's. I have four on my subaru. 3 of them just recently have 3 bulbs out around the center. On each bulb, its the same three that are out. They are connected like a crescent. Is the fast blinking wearing them out??? OR is there another problem.

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Old 07-21-2006, 05:25 AM   #36
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Hey Drew, how many watts do those +50 bulbs draw out. I plan on getting Philips VisionPlus. I hope they are 55w so they don't fry anything...
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Old 07-21-2006, 01:24 PM   #37
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Hey Drew, how many watts do those +50 bulbs draw out. I plan on getting Philips VisionPlus. I hope they are 55w so they don't fry anything...
They are 55w bulbs so you wont have to get out the Fire Extinguisher.
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:14 PM   #38
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I just posted another replacement for the 194s
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:11 PM   #39
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I just posted another replacement for the 194s
For everyone too lazy to search here is the link to what MAV is talking about http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1051333

Looks good man, good find!
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Old 07-22-2006, 05:35 AM   #40
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How much do the OEM H1's cost? One of mine died and I replaced it temporarily with something a lot brighter..
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Old 07-22-2006, 03:08 PM   #41
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Why do you want to go back to stock bulbs? I only know the prices of the better osram and narva bulbs.
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:37 PM   #42
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best. writeup. on bulbs. ever.
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Old 07-25-2006, 07:59 PM   #43
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:31 PM   #44
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how do these bulbs compare to PIAA bulbs? which is what I have but they are expensive. I could get a pair of the HIR bulbs for what one PIAA costs. By the way, this is a very informative thread. thanks for posting it!!
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:53 PM   #45
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Stay away from PIAA's, or any other bulb that uses a colored coating on the bulb. All that does is take away from the output. They claim 55w=85w... my arse! They just color the bulb to change the "look/temp" of the bulb to make you think you are seeing more.

After you've seen a Philips/Narva/Osram +50 side by side on a really dark road, the difference is obvious. I had PIAA Xtreme White Plus on my Rex and they were horrible just after dusk. The only time they did anything was when it was pitch black out and even then they do not compare to the other 3 I mentioned. They did look pretty cool though! I picked up my Philips +50 for about $30 shipped.

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Old 08-13-2006, 04:02 PM   #46
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Hello to all, I'm a newbie here on the subaru forums. Quick reference, 2000 Impreza L Wagon that the family got for cheap.

One question though on the plus50 bulbs, any words that anyone would like to offer on their longevity?

Happy Motoring,
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:06 PM   #47
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Hello to all, I'm a newbie here on the subaru forums. Quick reference, 2000 Impreza L Wagon that the family got for cheap.

One question though on the plus50 bulbs, any words that anyone would like to offer on their longevity?

Happy Motoring,
Kurt
I have had mine working since a month or two before writing this DIY and they still work. I took out my daytime running lights, so I only have them on at night. Which I still do a lot of driving at night. I hope that helps.

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Old 08-16-2006, 01:04 PM   #48
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I've had mine in for about 9 months now. They are still going strong & no problems. I also have my DRL's disconnected, so They're only on at night or in bad weather; I live in SoCal, so that's not very often.

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Old 08-18-2006, 01:56 PM   #49
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for guys with 06 Imprezas, did you have to remove the battery to change the driver's side low beam light?
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Old 08-18-2006, 02:10 PM   #50
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for guys with 06 Imprezas, did you have to remove the battery to change the driver's side low beam light?
Absolutely. There's really just no clearance to pull off the cover to the low beam bulb without pulling the battery.

I have a little 500ma 12V wall wart hooked to 2 clips that I use whenever I remove the battery to keep all my electronics alive and their memories intact. Saves me reprogramming the stereo and such.
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