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Old 11-16-2006, 02:04 PM   #11
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Four feet? Good lord....

My stock foglights shine farther than that.

Get some nighttime pics so we can see what you're talking about, if it'* raining, that'll help us even better, just park in front of a wall about 25 feet away and take pictures of the light shining on the wall then post it and the Lightning Gurus (Rob and Bandit aka Ryan) will help ya.
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OK, for starters, you need to clean up the housings. The come apart fairly easily, if you're very careful. Get them all nice and dry before your reflectors start to deteriorate (if they haven't already).

Secondly, are you sure the bulbs you bought were what they say they are?? That'* my biggest issue with eBay, you can't be 100% sure of the honesty of the seller. head to WallyWorld or your local parts store and get some well known bulbs. I got the GE NIGHTHAWKs this last time, and they seem great!
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yeah im sure i got what i ordered its printed right on the bulb! and if i take the assebly apart to clean it whats ganna stop it from getting the moistier in there again?
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When you reseal it, use silicon adhesive. The original adhesive/sealer may have shrunk and/or dies on you.

I would recommend the removeable silicon, though. I used real silicon, and mine will probably never open again....

One more thing, considering the original/stock high beams are only 65 watts, I personally would have a hard time understanding how 100W bulbs would not be more than bright enough...
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Will that work for the fog lights also cause the driver side is about 1/2 full of water!

i dont understand why the 100W are not bright eather mabe cause they shine whit not yellow i dont know, i still have to ajust the lights to cause there outa whack.
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I never took the foglights apart. Mine were skag-nasty so I replaced them.

I am currently running ProBurners (20 bucks at Wally World). More than bright enough, and almost a direct drop in.
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I never took the foglights apart. Mine were skag-nasty so I replaced them.

I am currently running ProBurners (20 bucks at Wally World). More than bright enough, and almost a direct drop in.
I'll have to check them out!
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i dont understand why the 100W are not bright eather mabe cause they shine whit not yellow i dont know, i still have to ajust the lights to cause there outa whack.
i HIGHLY doubt that the "ebay" bulbs are 100W...

you get what you pay for....

clear the moisture out of the HL housing and then invest in a pair of Silverstar blubs
also good driving lights will help you also
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i dont understand why the 100W are not bright eather mabe cause they shine whit not yellow i dont know, i still have to ajust the lights to cause there outa whack.
i HIGHLY doubt that the "ebay" bulbs are 100W...

you get what you pay for....

clear the moisture out of the HL housing and then invest in a pair of Silverstar blubs
also good driving lights will help you also
Yes the stock "fog lights" suck, get some real driving lights, they will work wonders for ya

Wallyworlds $20 cyber whites are pretty good
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thanks guys im ganna try everything that you have mensioned plus get my eyes checked out lol, i was driving tonight opened my eyes REALLY wide and wouldnt you know it i could see better!
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