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Old 12-13-2004, 03:03 PM   #1
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i got mine installed this weekend, they look great, and i used the stock mounts and still have the stock alignment angle adjuster.

they are freaking bright, but since i have the SSE bumper, the lights are 2 ft apart...it only lights up a 10 ft wide path on the road.

i have them set really low, and my dad says they still still in his eyes...i guess they arent meant as fogs AT ALL...
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what driving lights did u put in
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Hella Lighting Angel Eyes OPTILUX 2500

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i have the hellas too, if u want bright..... put the Silverstar 55W H3 in. I have them in mine

they are difficult to get aimed, i dont care though
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I only run mine when the climate/speed conditions call for it. 55w Silverstars aren't going to be brighter then 55w hella lamps. They have a blue coating which will reduce light output, all the SS'* do is cause more glare which appears to be more light. Andrew and I did some testing on my car with a pack of SS'* and such. Whenever i pluck my camera from the car, i'll show you.

But smellbird kinda turned me onto H4 bulbs (i think). They're a dual filament (hi/low beam) bulb. I'm tempted to look into this at some point.
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i have the hellas too, if u want bright..... put the Silverstar 55W H3 in. I have them in mine

they are difficult to get aimed, i dont care though
they are bright enough alright...

im gonna try to match my headlights, and get they cheap ebay blue bulbs...they just as bright as the silverstars i had in, and they look whiter...

i wonder if made some eyebrows for em, then i could use them in traffic
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I use mine all the time when I was driving 40+ miles a day at night. They are better than the headlights and alot brighter. I have had people flash me but I just flashed them back, although I have my wired my fogs to stay on with my high beams
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I use mine all the time when I was driving 40+ miles a day at night. They are better than the headlights and alot brighter. I have had people flash me but I just flashed them back, although I have my wired my fogs to stay on with my high beams


How did you wire them together?? i saw a grand prix with all the headlights on at once. the lows, highs and fogs....
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I took the foglight wire and made it have a permanent ground. the fog lights are grounded when the low beams are on. When the higs are on the fogs loose there ground and then therefore shut off. So when the high are on the fogs still have a ground
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So did you find that ground way up under the dash like Bill did, or did you ground them closer to the bulb?

Harofreak....i wonder if you could put washers in behind the inside bracket mounting bolts to make them point away from the center of the car.
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