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Old 01-05-2003, 12:02 PM   #21
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I bought these and I think they are the BEST bub out there for the best price . I've had people ask me where I got the HID kit fromd for how much . I havn't had a problem with the wires melting or anything like that. I drive for up to 3 hours at a time . The light up the road like you wouldn't beleive!!!Best bulbs in the world
I'm not an advirtisement , I'm speaking from truth ! Forget all the other stuff the other companies tell you , I'm telling you they are the best !
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Cool links.
I'm thinkin' bright white low beam with a bluish tint high beam, as willwren described with the Sylvania Silver Star and Cool Blue.
These would be the most econonomical alternative and easiest to replace at this time.

What would give me a bluish tint to the fog/driving lamps?

Uh-oh. I'm kinda gettin' into the lamp thing. I'd better watch out.
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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.
OK wilwren, how about the fog lights? The lower lamps, are there any yellow-amber or orange-amber lampe for them?
You know what the fog can be like around here and to my knowledge any white light only brightens the fog intensifying the "blindness" that fog reflects, and that the amber range allow us to not illuminate the fog and thus see a clearer path on the road in that light color.
Is this true? If so, are there lamps for this application or do we have to remove the cover lens and dpray with a clear amber.
BusMaster007 did this with a pair of standard lamp covers for his high beams on his 70(?) LeMans and his high beam lamps put out an awsome widespread amber!
Also, how do we get to the cover lens for removal, I haven't been that inquisitive as yet.
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I know exactly what you're talking about. I live in Albany with 2 rivers. My commute to work is right beside one of these rivers. Fog fog fog. Yes, Amber cuts it better. We're not too bad off because of how low our lights are.....we don't get it reflected off the water particles back in our faces that way.

While we're talking about this, remember that GM dropped the wattage of the driving lights from 50W to 38W in either 95 or 96 I think. If your OWNERS manual says the bulb is an 885, you're ok. If not, find the circuit that feeds the driving lights and increase the amperage by 5 amps....then switch to 885'*. Easy upgrade. I just don't remember what year dropped to 38W.

No, the lens cannot be removed.......but all hope isn't lost.

Back to the trusty Corvette forums for help. I found this some time ago, and it'* a GREAT article. It talks about upgrading to higher wattage, but also makes some suggestions for other options in 885 bulbs. Just exactly what you're looking for methinks:

http://www.corvetteforum.com/techtip...D=52&TopicID=2
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...While we're talking about this, remember that GM dropped the wattage of the driving lights from 50W to 38W in either 95 or 96 I think. If your OWNERS manual says the bulb is an 885, you're ok. If not, find the circuit that feeds the driving lights and increase the amperage by 5 amps....then switch to 885'*. Easy upgrade. I just don't remember what year dropped to 38W.
My stock 880'* were 38W, but the new 883'* are either 50W or 55W, I can't remember for sure, but I have had no problems with hot wires or melted lenses. I have had them in for about 6 months and have the fog lamps on all the time.

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...While we're talking about this, remember that GM dropped the wattage of the driving lights from 50W to 38W in either 95 or 96 I think. If your OWNERS manual says the bulb is an 885, you're ok. If not, find the circuit that feeds the driving lights and increase the amperage by 5 amps....then switch to 885'*. Easy upgrade. I just don't remember what year dropped to 38W.
My stock 880'* were 38W, but the new 883'* are either 50W or 55W, I can't remember for sure, but I have had no problems with hot wires or melted lenses. I have had them in for about 6 months and have the fog lamps on all the time.

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Tell me your lenses aren't plastic. Please.
Mine are tempered glass. It'd take a helluva bulb to melt them.
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Tell me your lenses aren't plastic. Please.
Mine are tempered glass. It'd take a helluva bulb to melt them.
At least 2000+ for sure use plastic lenses on the fog lamps. My ex'* 94SE did too. I am sure it is a "better" plastic than what you may be thinking. I think it is at least a 1/4" thick with the fluting/dispersion lines molded in.

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Great link, Will. I can't wait for the warm weather to arrive so I can start the annual "upgrade" season. Got lots to do this year and this on tops the list! Followed by headers, new intake, RAM AIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(specs to come later....)
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These are how my lights look. I got a better camera yesterday!
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Go with the 885.......I know it will work for sure. I've since upgraded my lights to a blazer-style. I'm running 55 watt H3'* now. Whiter light, but brighter and more visible, and better focused where I want it. $50.
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