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Old 08-18-2006, 04:56 PM   #51
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thanks, I was hoping to do it without it, but I guess there's really no way.
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Old 08-18-2006, 05:12 PM   #52
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It's really no biggie to pull the battery - 3 minutes does it. I also found that unhooking the ground wire that fastens to the fender helps move the wires out of the way. Another 30 seconds. I also wonder if the battery needs the removable side protection thing that is wrapped around it - it would make a little more space with it removed. I've also considered cutting out some of that wrap near the low beam area.
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Old 08-23-2006, 08:39 PM   #53
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I would assume they make H1 HIR bulbs but I cannot find any place that sells them. That ebay linky no worky. Anywhere else I can get them?

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Old 08-23-2006, 09:53 PM   #54
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I would assume they make H1 HIR bulbs but I cannot find any place that sells them. That ebay linky no worky. Anywhere else I can get them?

Scott
They do not make HIR bulbs in the H1 base bulb. They only make them in the 9005 or 9006 bases. I have seen them for an H3 base but they cost around $75 each .
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:56 PM   #55
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Oh and www.rallylights.com sells the HIR bulbs as well.
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Old 09-22-2006, 04:22 PM   #56
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Man, and I just bought the SilverStars Guess that's what I get for not reading first! Oh well, it's just for my H3's and I got one of um free, so if they only last a little bit, no biggie, I'll do it right next time!
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Old 09-26-2006, 12:03 AM   #57
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It's really no biggie to pull the battery - 3 minutes does it.
Agreed, pulling it's the easy part. Maybe I'm just spastic but I spend forever and a day fighting to simultaneously hook the tie-down bolts under the cut-outs in the battery pan and screw down the nuts to the point where the J-hook won't pop out of the cut-out.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:22 AM   #58
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I ordered mine over the weekend and they came in today. I ordered the 9005 and 9006(because I'm a freaking idiot). Those 9006's aren't going to fit in my wagon. Got the 9005's in and they look good. Really bright. Now I just need some H1 HIR's and sell off my 9006's.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:37 AM   #59
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Now I just need some H1 HIR's and sell off my 9006's.
Yeah its too bad they don't make the HIR bulbs in the H1 base. If they did, I would buy them right away.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:29 PM   #60
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One thing about the LEDs also is that they don't produce that much heat which is fine for the summer, but if you live in snowy areas, and you use them as brake lights, you are missing the heat that is normally produced by normal bulbs and snow can build up on the outside of the light. Try passing a Semi with LED brake and marker lights at night in a blizzard, it sucks!
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:18 PM   #61
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Actually, it's the opposite.

Since it's running cooler, the snow is less prone to accumulate on those lamps. This is because the snow doesn't melt as easily. So there isn't any water on the lamps for the snow to adhere and freeze to.
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:38 PM   #62
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any recommendations on replacements for 04/05 jdm fog lights.
I have the ion ones.
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Old 10-14-2006, 01:57 AM   #63
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any recommendations on replacements for 04/05 jdm fog lights.
I have the ion ones.
I have the PIAA Ion Yellow Crystal bulbs in my fogs. They are brighter than the OEM bulbs and I've had them in for over a year with no problems. I would never recommend PIAA's for driving lights though.

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Old 10-29-2006, 11:23 PM   #64
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ok i went to rallylights.com and and was wondering if the Xenon +50s were the same as discussed,also i couldnt find the mentioned yellow fog lights-how do these compare? one more question is the bulb life...the HIRs look a bit low.
heres what i found. should i buy em?

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HL78149 Replacement Bulb, H1 12V, 55W, Xenon +50, Premium, each $11.76
Xenon +50 None 55W 1780 350 3250 1 CP9011 9011-HIR1 Bulb, 12V, 65W, Toshiba, each $29.75
HL78135Y Replacement H3 Bulb, 12V, 55W, Yellow Star, each $5.82


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Xenon +50 None 55W 1780 350 3250
(HIR) IR 65W 2300 235 3400
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:16 AM   #65
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Could anyone recommend be a light housing that will fit the in Bugeye fog light housing (5"? 6"?) but will accept a HID bulb (H3 or H4, probably H3).

I know this seems ludicrous but I hunt and have to get up the mountain full of snow and want the light as low as possible (fogs) but as bright as possible on the road (under the falling snow).

I found a great deal on H3 and H4 HID kits (used) and I would really like to do this, but only if it will actually help.
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:52 PM   #66
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i liked the write up, it explained alot, i have some yellow h1 and h3 lights in my wrx now but they are not yellow enough, the brand is Euro Dezigns, i want my lights to be insanely yellow, does anyone know of a good brand to accomplish this yellow look?
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:58 PM   #67
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Hey,
I need new high beam bulbs for my EDM's, should I look into HIRs or are they out of the question now?

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Old 11-27-2006, 09:10 PM   #68
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I need new high beam bulbs for my EDM's, should I look into HIRs or are they out of the question now?

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It depends what bulb that light takes. If it is the 9005 or 9006 bulb, then YES by all means get the HIR bulbs, they are redicilously bright. You will like them cause they light up cop cars off in the distance.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:11 PM   #69
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i liked the write up, it explained alot, i have some yellow h1 and h3 lights in my wrx now but they are not yellow enough, the brand is Euro Dezigns, i want my lights to be insanely yellow, does anyone know of a good brand to accomplish this yellow look?
You could put some yellow rockblocker over your lights, that would make it really "insanely yellow." (yes it will dim the light a tit bit, not too much to notice though)
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:02 PM   #70
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Thanks for a great lighting thread. I upgraded my stock bulbs this weekend in my 06 wagon to H3 - 55W Tungsram Gold for the fogs. Osram H7 rallye+65 for the low beams and Toshiba 9011 HIR bulbs for the high beams.

I can't believe how much better I can see road at night. We also adjusted the stock fogs upwards so they hit the road 20 feet from the car, they were uselessly hitting the road 5 feet in front (only helpful for seeing what you just ran over but too late to react), and aimed the low beams about 2" higher. If I start getting irate flashing from on coming cars I'll drop them back down a bit, but no trouble yet.

If you do any off road or rural driving, these bulb upgrades are great!
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:53 AM   #71
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Anyone use these bulbs on a bugeye ? from rallylights.com

HL83700 Replacement 9007/HB5 Bulb, 12V, 60/55W Xenon, Hella High Performance, per Pair
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:32 PM   #72
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Good Thread!

My Stock left front headlight went out Along with my Left Front Fog light which has been out for like 7 months.

Where can I get the Philips VisionPlus? Since those seem to have the brightest output of light.

Sometimes with the OEM bulbs I have to check to make sure I have my lights on.
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Old 12-11-2006, 01:21 AM   #73
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^^^ Try RallyLights.com or SUVLights.com

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Old 12-12-2006, 12:37 PM   #74
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anyone tried the new ultra silverstars? i just swapped them in for the old silverstars and i have to say there is a noticeable difference/improvement.
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Old 01-02-2007, 03:15 PM   #75
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My new toys



The Hella boxes are 4 H3 55W Yellowstars (2 for my fogs and 2 for the GF's GLi)
The Osram boxes are the H7 65W H9 Burner from www.rallylights.com 2100 lumens or something like that.

I will post back after I swap them.

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