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Old 11-04-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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im lookin for good headlight bulbs to put in that are brighter then the standard ones.. any recommendations? and where to find them
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The silverstar ultras are real bright, but I have heard about a lot of problem with them burning out on 2000+ bonnevilles. It has to do with how the headlights are mounted, 2000+ seem to have very little vibration dampening. So the vibration blows out the high intensity bulbs.
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I have SSU bulbs in my 02, good upgrade. Just need to do the high beams now, and switch the lows to HID.
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I'm running Silver Start Ultra'* and haven't had a burn out yet after 6 months, but I also have replaced both my headlight housing with the newer version 00-03 fitment.
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im running the philips crystal vision. They are like the SS'* and i love them. I had the SSU and they burned out within a year. :(
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I have HID'* and no problems at all. i can light a license plate up from 5 blocks away
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I have HID'* and no problems at all. i can light a license plate up from 5 blocks away
Do you have HID'* in the stock housings, or are they modified?
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GE Nighthawks are on amazon for $56 for high and lows with free shipping. 10 off that if you're willing to send the rebate in.
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where did u get the HID'*? and is there different versions of the HID'*? or only one kind? i just wanna get something that nots gonna blow out on my right away and that actualy makes a really good difference.. i found the HID Xenon lights on ebay brand new for 12 for both the high and low beam and they are the 5900k? whatever that means

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HID'* should be used on low beam only, because they have to warm up to get the full use out of them. With the highs being turned on and off, it'* bad for them. 9006 is the bulb type for the low beam.

Don't buy the cheapest kit on eBay you can find, but don't spend more than $100 either. Also, 6000k is probably the color temperature you want. It'* the brightest you can get before you start getting into the weird blue or purple looking lights.
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