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Old 10-30-2003, 12:44 PM   #1
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I am looking for headlights that will give me the best visibility for my 95 Bonnie, so I can avoid a Bambi suicide , among other things.

I am not after what looks "cool". I want the best light without blinding oncoming drivers for both my headlights and my driving lights.

Any suggestions?
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silverstars and upgraded driving lights
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Bingo. My preference is Silver Star lows, Cool Blue highs (both made by Sylvania and both street legal), and the upgraded fogs (55watt). Deer are a big problem here, too. The Silver Stars are bright enough to pre-cook the meat before you hit it.
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Bingo. My preference is Silver Star lows, Cool Blue highs (both made by Sylvania and both street legal), and the upgraded fogs (55watt). Deer are a big problem here, too. The Silver Stars are bright enough to pre-cook the meat before you hit it.
yeah, i'm running silver star highs and lows, and let me tell you, they are bright mothers...
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Russell, you notice how much more you can see in the rain? I sure have here.
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Russell, you notice how much more you can see in the rain? I sure have here.
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OK, I am sold. Can I get these at a local parts store? How about the best place to order online?
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Zamboni....you're in f-ing NY. You have everything within an hour!

I wouldn't order these online. Broken bulbs in shipping are a PITA. Buy local. Anyone should have them. NAPA, Pep Boys, etc. whatever you have available. Sylvania'* are everywhere. (even autozone)
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Have any of you guys tried the Xenon bulbs, I have them in three of my vehicles, including my Z-71 4wd that sets up a little bit. I do have to aim down the headlights some to keep from blinding, and havent had any problems in two years....except for one. My wife has a 98 Crown Vic and the 80 watt bulbs didnt settle too well with the circuit breakers, seemed to draw more heat than they liked, after about 6 mths, the lights started flashing, and went haywire, pulled them back out and didnt have a problem since. I havent seen any schematics on this Bonneville yet, do they have the breaker type circuit protect, and does anyone know what they are rated at? And gauge of wire?
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i dont like cool blues i have them in cant tell a difference i like matrix green bulbs
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