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Does anyone have any recommendations for headlight bulbs to fit a 2nd gen?

I just got new headlights for my 94, and want to upgrade the bulbs too while I´m at it. I don´t want anything high power that will fry my wiring or be illegal. A custom look and better illumination would be nice. Any ideas?
 

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I´ve got 9004SB in my scort, they´re not ultra super duper bright, but they´re definately brighter than the stock bulbs.
 

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headlight *casings* not cadings... I would have edited, but it won´t let me. Casings as in the actual unit that acts as the lens for the bulb...
 

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great. but are they talking about the OUTSIDE of the lens, or the inside of the lens? It seems like sandpaper would leave a ton of scratches everywhere...
 

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PIAA´s, Raybrig´s, Hella´s and SilverStars are all nice bulbs. For the price, the SilverStar´s are not a bad way to go, but as I mentioned on a previous posting, I am not completely convinced that the difference is any better, maybe just different. The price and availability of the SilverStars makes them attractive.

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They´re talking about the outside of the lenses. When you get up to the higher grits (2000 grit) it doesn´t actually take much plastic away, and then when you use the clearcoat and/or plastic polish, it gives the lenses an ultra-clear wet look.
 

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I got zeenon bulbs in my scort. There made by APC. I don´t think they are really illegal cause I see everyone with them and nothing is ever said. I havn´t had any problems with them and the wiring at all. I have had them in for about 6 months also. They are cheaper than the silverstars also.
 

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So has anyone tried the clear coat, before i did mine i went to some diffrent boards and the idea has been thrown around but no one actually has done it.
 

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Well, I took the easy way out with my yellowed and oxidized lenses, and just bought brand-new replacement headlight assemblies.

Who makes a 9004SB bulb? Does "SB" stand for Super Bright?
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Any more suggestions on what kinda bulbs I should put in them?
:p Thanx everyone!
 

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Any ideas?
 

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GE makes a 9004SB bulb where SB stands for Super Blue. They´re not overly blue like some of the illegal ones, but a nice white. They´re cheap and they´re at your local Wal-Mart.
 

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Superwhite bulbs are illegal around where I live as they do not disperse the light correctly. Xenon bulbs will only last 4 months if used often. As for fixing up your headlights I have heard good things about 3m plastic polish. I don´t like the idea of sanding either, buffing them would be a better idea.
 

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I ordered APC UltraWhite (Dot aproved) bulbs from NOPI. They were not crazy expensive like some others. I´ll let you know how I like ´em!
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I have had my zenon bulbs for over a year now. And that was my daily driver till i got my explorer backa few months ago. And no problems with them at all.
 

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Today I installed brand new headlights on my 94 LX, along with APC Ultra White bulbs. The change is pretty dramatic. Even with the lights off, the lenses are so much clearer. They actually match my clear corners now. When I got the first one on, I turned the headlights on to compare new with old, and the new bulbs put out a white light unlike the yellowish light of the stock bulbs. While the light beam itself is white, the lens lights up slightly blue. I´m very happy with the change so far, and will have to see how I like this color light for driving. It definitely looks 100% better tho!
 
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