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Old 12-14-2005, 11:51 PM   #1
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i did an expeiriment where i replaced just one low beam(9006) with a $8.00 GE high beam(9005) HOLY COW BATMAN big difference in light out-put. the stock low beam looks yellow where as the modified light is a whiter light, on a 2000 Bonneville there is a light shield built into the light housing to block the tip of the light. it lights up the road better and farther down the road but it does not blind or look overly bright (HID) to on coming traffic. i stood 12 ft. in front of my car and had to stoop down to about 18 in. above the road and then it got bright ! just for the heck of it i went to the stock side and stoopped down and it also got bright just not as bright as the modified side . tomorrow its off to the store for another $8.00 GE light. if your head lights are adjusted properly you should have no problem with the police or other motorist.

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P.*. its going to be foggy tomorrow here in Sacramento i'll let you know how it goes , it shouldn't present a problem because it is still pointed down towards the road.
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I tried a GE light about 2 years ago and then I went to silverstar....QUITE a diffrence....at least in the focus of the beam, hwoever the ge is an improvment over stock for sure.
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but did you put the hi beam light in the low beam side?

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but did you put the hi beam light in the low beam side?

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oh i misread your post. I did not know they would actually fit in the sides. on the 92-99 cars they are not interchangable (at least I didnt think they were)
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i have silverstar 9005'* in my lows and highs
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I might actually give that a shot :P
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Tried my new light out in thick fog this morning, penetrated the fog better than the stock side with no glare back at me. Went ahead and changed the right side tonight, took it out for a drive, so much better than stock. That is with a cheap $8.00 GE light(9005). When these burn out I may try the better sylvania bulbs. So far driving in the early morning hours and evening hours no one has flashed their lights at me. I followed a CHP officer about a mile down a main road and he didn't have any problem with the lights. You can see the cutoff line on the car in front of you where the light doesn't shine above that line. If your head lights are adjusted properly this should not cause a problem to other drivers. Many different manufactures use the 9005 and 9006 headlights. This could be an inexpensive way to get more light without spending a lot on HID'*.
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Graet mod! Easy to do, too!! Although, once it warms up, I may just replace the sockets rather than modify the bulbs again. I noticed PepBoys has the sockets on thier shelf when I was there last....
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For those that want to do this. ... 92-95 I had a bunch of broken housing lying around last week and with two screws the metal piece that keeps you from putting the wrong bulb in...well..they were in my hands.

Anyone want them and have the bulbs fit perfectly?
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