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Old 05-31-2005, 05:10 PM   #11
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u guys should try those philips cybervisions. they alot cheaper and just as bright. im gonna buy those when the SS die.
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Old 05-31-2005, 08:59 PM   #12
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the SS h3'* didn't last me over 2 months from what i remember.

the SS 9005s haven't been a problem (had for about a year now)

the piaa lows are still working fine for me after about 2.5 years
Now thats what I wanted to hear....piaa lows last eh?

Good point about the drl causing them to burn out.....zzzzeke you got drl on your car?
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Old 05-31-2005, 09:29 PM   #13
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i do...but i hate them....so i just run low beams at all times LOL
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Old 05-31-2005, 09:42 PM   #14
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i may be upgrading to a plug n play hid kit shortly. some kid i know with a z33 has a 9006 kit and he loves it. i am gonna look into it.
No no... this will cause more glare then anything to oncoming traffic
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i may be upgrading to a plug n play hid kit shortly. some kid i know with a z33 has a 9006 kit and he loves it. i am gonna look into it.
No no... this will cause more glare then anything to oncoming traffic
not if they are re-aimed correctly
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Old 05-31-2005, 11:02 PM   #16
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not if they are re-aimed correctly
True HID equipped cars have a VERY distinct cutoff due to the brightness. Halogen housings do not. If you aim it such for the HID, you're pointing down too much to be totally effective.

I've driven over 1000 miles with a 96-99 bonnie with HID behind me so I can attest to this more then anyone. They weren't bad, but it certainly stuck out . I've had worse behind me that needed a re aim.
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I upgraded my lows, highs and fogs to XD5 bulbs I got on ebay. A friend of mine has them in his truck and they have been great for 2+ years with no probs. I got all 6 bulbs for $30 and they are great, love em'.
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You may want to try Toucan bulbs. I use the Xeon ones and have had GREAT luck with them. Most places have to order them and run less then $20.00 a set.
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But if you still like to go for it.. just be kind and make sure you aim it lower that you don't blind the folks in front of you.. specially a cop unless they're wearing in nite

Halogen housing was design just for that.. not for Xenon - capsules..
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Interestingly enough BOTH of my brand new ones just went at the same time. I didnt do anything to the car, havent been under the hood since I put them in. They just both stopped working (blown) at about 4 weeks. I'm done with them and running stock bulbs until I find a suitable replacement.
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