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Old 01-02-2003, 02:04 AM   #11
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when you say 'driving lights' you're referring to what?
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Fog/driving lights. The low ones on the bumper. Outside edges of the SE, each side of the license on the SSE and SSEi. Whatever you wanna call em!
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oh ok because my driving lights (DRL) were the regular headlights.
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i run PIAA`* ouch extreme white brighter than anything i`ve see so far...but at $100 a pair if you buy them at store...got mine at work out of a wrecked 99 Regal GS
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This is a very informative thread.
I went into Fred Meyer while on my layovers on New Year'* Day ( I'm a Bus Driver...hence, the name 'BusMaster007'... ) and was checking the Sylvania display in the automotive section. The amazing part is I went in 5 times and didn't spend any money!

Anyway, I was looking at the Cool Blue and the Silver Star. BIG price difference.
$25 for the Silver Star. $12 for the Cool Blue.
I didn't know which # to get, though, as they listed both a 9005 and 9006.
I saw a difference in the plug-ins, and couldn't determine which was correct, so I opted to wait until I saw what came out of my car.
There was a single or double tab protruding into the plug-in cover.

willwren, thanks for the input on the differences between the bulbs.
Seattle is known for being wet and gloomy 9 months out of the year, and, with my varying schedule, I find myself driving to and from the Base in the dark and in the rain quite often.
The Silver Star sounds like the best bet for what I want to see.
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I'm a Norwester just like you, and know Seattle all too well. The cool blues were great, but like I said, the Silver Stars are even better. Worth the price, and they're cheaper now than when they first came out. You'll need 2 9005'* and 2 9006'* to do high and low beams. If you want economy, do the Silver Stars in your Lows, and Cool Blues in the highs. That'* what I'm running right now.

Up in Techinfo, Specs, you'll find the listing for the lamps. It'll tell you what you need!
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I like that idea to save $25.

What I really need to do is get a Chilton'* or Hanes book, or both, and start reading up on what I've got here!

I'll do the Silver Stars first, and run the Cool Blues next. Good idea.
I don't need a set of Photon Death Rays up front.

'Enhanced Lighting' is really what I'm after, and, I run with the fog/driving lamps on all the time, too. Seems safer to have 'em on.
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I like that idea to save $25.

What I really need to do is get a Chilton'* or Hanes book, or both, and start reading up on what I've got here!

I'll do the Silver Stars first, and run the Cool Blues next. Good idea.
I don't need a set of Photon Death Rays up front.

'Enhanced Lighting' is really what I'm after, and, I run with the fog/driving lamps on all the time, too. Seems safer to have 'em on.
I have Plasma Glow xenon-plasma bulbs for my 9005/9006 and my 893 fog lamps. They are all "blue". The increase in visibility over stock is amazing. When driving past large street signs, you can see the reflected light difference. Best part is that I have about $40 into all three sets. I have been running them for about six months and there have been no issues with overloading the wiring harness or any melted lenses (fog lamps).

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Plasma Glow sounds like the next best thing to Photon Death Rays!

Where would I find out about them?
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Plasma Glow sounds like the next best thing to Photon Death Rays!

Where would I find out about them?
I actually bought mine on Ebay (after reading up on them) and got a much better price. But, here are some websites:

http://www.sweeteffects.com/
http://www.tightstyle.com/

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