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Well this one is for the Canadians,

like I said Sylvania Silverstars and now at Canadian Tire....now they just started this week so your area might not have them yet(Burlington, Ont does :lol: )
The brightest LEGAL bulbs you can buy("as advertised").

I got a pair of 9004's for about 40 bucks which isn't that bad, cheaper than aftermarked typical ultrawhite bulbs. The Cool Blue ones by Sylvania are 20-30 something so I think its all good.

I already installed them and so far AMAZING!!!, very clean light and good amount of it, fills the pattern a bit better. I still think I need to get my headlights adjusted.

10 min install, Highly recommended.
 

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Those bulbs (and others like them) are the reason why I have no retina's left :x, especially when some buggers forget to turn their high beams off when passing you, blind the crap out of your eyes when they pass and for about five minutes after 8O

Matt 8)
 

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Well I do agree with you on the "buggers" don't turn off there high beams or have them angled properly. But I find just as much of a problem with the minivans/suv's with fog lights that never get turned off.

I do ALOT of late nite back-road commuting so the extra light and fog lights are a big saftey thing for me. With that said, if anything my beams are aimed low, and I went as far as to ask a couple of people if my lights were bugging them, no issues. And they are DOT approved. :wink:

Not arguing with you, more trying to state a point(probably badly) :?

Edit:Spelling, I suck
 

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As long as they're not blue :x If my windsheild isn't perfectly clear (which is never w/ 180,000+ highway miles worth of road rash) then the whole thing turns bluish and I can't see anything until the damn car passes. Will happen also when a car behind me w/ blue headlights has them aimed too high.

They're supposed to check headlight aim in NC at the yearly inspections.. but I've only ever seen 1 station check it on any of our vehicles.. and that was only one year and not the following one. (I check it myself, btw)

As for people with their brights on.. it's the ones that are in such a hurry to flip them back to high beam after dimming them for you, they throw the switch while about 20ft in front of you.. blinding you just as they pass.. *shakes fist in air* Bastards. [/rant]
 

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Black_Knight said:
Well I do agree with you on the "buggers" don't turn off there high beams or have them angled properly. But I find just as much of a problem with the minivans/suv's with fog lights that never get turned off.

I do ALOT of late nite back-road commuting so the extra light and fog lights are a big saftey thing for me. With that said, if anything my beams are aimed low, and I went as far as to ask a couple of people if my lights were bugging them, no issues. And they are DOT approved. :wink:
Agreed, some of the so called "fog lights" are worse than the head lights. Most of these "fog lights" don't even have any functionality in the fog, they're not even the proper yellow bulb let alone aimed properly 8O They're more like auxilary lights, for appearance purposes only. I as well do a lot of pitch black back road driving. That's why it's so bad. You go from eyes wide open to seed in the dark, to a bazillion waats shining in your fully open eye. Not to mention that the back roads I take are in the 'ritzy' area of the country side where every one drives $100 000 cars with about 6 HID bulbs in each lamp :? Definately keeps you awake. :roll:

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Well, I got to test the lights of alot tonight,
first was a 50km drive in dry/dark backroad conditions...absolutely awesome lights, and when you put on the highbeams, just so nice.

Second was the drive home, really dark/rain(ranging from downpour to that light misty condition)... I could actually see the road and lines... it was amazing.

man, I've got to quit getting so excited about little things.
 

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Black_Knight said:
man, I've got to quit getting so excited about little things.
Careful what you wish for...

Life would be really boring waiting for the big things if you don't take pleasure in all the little things.
 

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I got a set of those lights about two months ago. Very nice, much better than my old ones. Now, if only the composite headlight assembly wasn't so scratched and fogged up. :?
 

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Hi pplz!!
I bough a pair of those silvania silverstar 9004 lights today...but haven't installed them yet...do one have to perform any modifications to the wires or some electrical componentS??? Cauz i would not like to cause stupid damage on my car :) hehehe tanx for the inputs
 

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I'm not real sure. I just bought the 9007 ones (I didn't feel like jimmying around with a knife) but my friend with a neon had to modify his to run a different type... I think you need to smooth out the inside of the plug or something like that. Anything that you do /should/ be able to be put back to normal, it's just a couple tabs. Some of those higher wattage bulbs can burn out your hi-low switch though, I think that happened to Rascal. (Over a period of a year or so)
 

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Electronikal-you don't need to modify anything at all, I use 9004 and they pop right in.
I believe the 9004 bulb is for escorts 91-96(correct me please). 97 and up used a different bulb.
 

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Might have to install some kind of a breaker to prevent the system from overheating..
i'll ask to one of my friend who works in the electronic industry ...
For how long have you been using those bulbs black-knight
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Ciao man
 

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i'm not in canada but i use the 9004 and they were a direct fit into my car. but i drive on the back roads a lot to so i got some nice "driving lamps" fog lamps and put some police spot light blubs in them with like 1,000,000 candle want power and then i just buoght some spares when those go out and they are 100w of power
 
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