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Old 01-18-2012, 08:47 PM   #11
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What kind of bulbs are they? 9006? You could modify some 9005 bulbs to fit for the time being. That'* what I did while I'm waiting for my new ballast. Mine are eurolite bulbs, and have the blue coat, even though they look more like a 4000k temp. I've been thinking about putting my one ballast back in with my 4300k bulbs because the halogens suck so much compared to the HIDs lol
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I still have my DDM 6000k 35W kit for my low beams. Using Phillips 9011 HIR'* for my high beams. They are great, out here in the country on the hills and back roads. (Along with the Hella fog beams.)
But, I too have a similar problem with my night vision. The contrast helps make the white in the lane markings and in road signs "pop" or glow. And now, with snow all over, it helps see my surroundings when driving at night. Just avoided 2 deer on my way home tonight because of them. I just got a new script and new glasses, which help some, but I don't think I could go back to bulbs with a lower color temp.
I have some spare housings here. I thought about doing the "mini" housings that supposedly fit (with a bit of work) into your opening for the 9006 bulbs. They fit through the hole, and attach with a large nut on the back, and you can run HID bulbs in them with a nice cutoff pattern.
Not in your budget range though. I just don't see it happening for less than $100, maybe even $100 per side.
If you have to drive a long way, maybe just aim the passenger side more toward the center for the time being. Or maybe even switch them, as the driver side tends to shine back across your lane instead of outward.

Another thing to consider, try a HIR bulb (9011 is 65W, I believe), and can be adapted to either the 9006 or 9005 opening, depending on how the one tab is cut. The 65W HIRs are nearly as bright as a 9006 HID as far as output. The color is still yellow in comparison, but its better than your average auto store bulbs.
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thanks for all the tips guys. where did u get your mini housings? ive seen them on alot of sites with widely varying prices. they will fit in the stock hole, but you only get about 4 threads. most of the people on youtube dremel out the slots the stock bulbs fit in to get more threads.

as for the driving a long distance, i will be driving a relatively long distance.. bout 250 miles down hwy 78. i dont think there is a level section of 78 between here and birmingham lol.

as for laurens home town, where ill be spending the weekend... you know those back roads up north that are curvy and have trees growing half way over them and you're always afraid a deer is gonna run out that all us northerners tend to avoid? thats her entire town lol.

i think for the weekend, im just gonna try to suffer through and try to focus on the shoulder and hope for the best. money is tight right now. espically now that we've gotta drop $1600 on a transmission rebuild.
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