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Old 10-25-2005, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Front headlights not bright enough

Driving at night I don't think the front headlights are bright enough (as the title emplies). I want it to be just a little bit brighter. Now do not post comments saying that maybe I have the parking lights on cuz I do not have those on at night when I drive. Also their is a brightness thing near the cruise control button its on the highest setting for the brightness (but thats for the gauges).

Now without going out and buying fucken expensive bulbs or 20$ bulbs what should i do. Is their a (basic bulb) which gives more light for cheap? I work in a Hardware store and we have a small auto section in which their are like a couple different bulbs which i dunno what they are (basic stuff). What # bulb should i look for?

Searched no results on this topic. Only results was in regards to buying types of headlights. I will be keeping these headlights and making black housing in the future.
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Old 10-25-2005, 06:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You didn't find anything in search? Wow.

Sylvania Silverstar Headlight bulbs
My lights are too DIM!!!!!!!
What headlight bulbs?

That barely scratches the surface...
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20 bucks are the cheap ones. Id say get some silverstars
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You didn't find anything in search? Wow.

Sylvania Silverstar Headlight bulbs
My lights are too DIM!!!!!!!
What headlight bulbs?

That barely scratches the surface...
Hmm i see maybe I didnt search hard/carefull enough srry
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Hmm i see maybe I didnt search hard/carefull enough srry
No problem. Sometimes it's as simple as changing the wording in the search. It's on a long list of "lessons learned while searching."

Good luck on the selection!
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No problem. Sometimes it's as simple as changing the wording in the search. It's on a long list of "lessons learned while searching."

Good luck on the selection!
thx bro. So I can't use the other "basic" bulbs we sell at the hardware stores auto section.
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thx bro. So I can't use the other "basic" bulbs we sell at the hardware stores auto section.
Well, you CAN use them but I doubt you're going to notice much of a difference unless your bulbs are extremely old and worn. To be perfectly honest, follow this guideline:

Good: Stock headlamp bulb replacement >$10
Better: Upgraded bulb (Silverstar, etc...) $20-$40ish if you shop
Betterer: HID plug and play kit with glare shields $350-$500
Best: HID projector retrofit $500 +
Ultimate: Drive during the day $Priceless
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you know what the simplest soultion to this would be.... buy higher wattage bulbs. thats all you need.
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you know what the simplest soultion to this would be.... buy higher wattage bulbs. thats all you need.
Higher wattage bulbs are brighter but are potentially dangerous for the wiring. I know several people have had no problems using a higher wattage bulb, but Hondaisdabeast would be the first person to have his harness melt if we advised him otherwise.
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you know what the simplest soultion to this would be.... buy higher wattage bulbs. thats all you need.
Whats the Max wattage bulbs i can use if i just get a higher wattage one? (without getting a wire harness-using what i have-whats their stock)
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Whats the Max wattage bulbs i can use if i just get a higher wattage one? (without getting a wire harness-using what i have-whats their stock)

Well that's the issue. I've seen a lot of 80W low/100W high or 180/120s for aftermarket bulbs. I think that our stock lights run around 55/65. I've never seen anything inbetween. My friend had his wiring melt using 80/100s. He drove at night quite a bit, so that might explain why he saw his harness melt so quickly.

I'd stick with something as close to stock as you can for safety's sake. I personally don't trust higher wattage bulbs unless you get a better harness. And at that point, you're spending more for hardware to get only marginally better lighting.

I guess I should pose this question: what about your lighting is bothering you the most? Brightness on the road within your headlamps' light pattern, or the "distance" the lights will illuminate?
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you should just blow a couple hundred on some HID's.. Im planning on it soon. Its gonna be hardcore.
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you should just blow a couple hundred on some HID's.. Im planning on it soon. Its gonna be hardcore.
That's what I did too. It's truely the only way to significantly change the way your headlights perform.

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That's what I did too. It's truely the only way to significantly change the way your headlights perform.

a couple hundred fuck dat u can get a whole new set of headlights for that much
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a couple hundred fuck dat u can get a whole new set of headlights for that much
That brings me back to my question to you: Are you disappointed with the quality of light on the road, or the distance they shine?
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