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Old 05-02-2017, 05:27 PM   #1
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Is there any type of cheap option to get brighter lights? Mine seem so dim that it's difficult to see sometimes at night. Even the high beams don't seem great.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:14 PM   #2
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First make sure they are pointing in the correct direction, then try using the brighter bulbs you can get at the auto parts store see if that helps


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Old 05-03-2017, 02:01 PM   #3
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I have silverstar ultra but wont say there is a big diff they are better. g
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Silverstar ultras are a better. Like many of the better halogens they just don't last that long.
I'm using the extravisions now and they are simple yellow like the OEMS but last longer than the ultravisions.

Never had an issue with oem highbeams though..brightness seems ok.
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:44 PM   #5
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Stock halogen bulb is H11. Replace it with an H9 bulb.

It takes a slight modification to the bulb base to fit.

H9 uses 10 more watts. It works just fine in our housings with no ill effects to the housing or wiring. I've done this swap on several cars.

According to Daniel Stern, the h9 has 2100 lumens per bulb, where the stock h11 is rated at 1250 lumens. That's 68% brighter.

This is the best upgrade option if you're looking to stay halogen.
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Old 05-12-2017, 10:06 PM   #6
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Amazon. Buy the JDM AStar G1 8000 lumen led bulbs. H11 is what fit in mine
JDM ASTAR G1 8000 Lumens Extremely Bright H11 H8 COB LED Headlights, Xenon White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JQV8QIG..._dgJfzbT49QEHN
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Its also only $50 too, same as what you would pay for the Xenon's
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Old 05-13-2017, 12:56 AM   #8
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Tell me about the modification? This sounds like the best way to a brighter quality bulb. LED's I've learned are bright, but that doesn't mean they project that light.

Now I'm going to have to run to the auto parts store and compare the bases. Great idea. Wonder why first time I'm hearing?

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Stock halogen bulb is H11. Replace it with an H9 bulb.

It takes a slight modification to the bulb base to fit.

H9 uses 10 more watts. It works just fine in our housings with no ill effects to the housing or wiring. I've done this swap on several cars.

According to Daniel Stern, the h9 has 2100 lumens per bulb, where the stock h11 is rated at 1250 lumens. That's 68% brighter.

This is the best upgrade option if you're looking to stay halogen.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:41 AM   #9
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Mine seem to do fine as far as projection. Did have to bring them up about three turns from bottom, otherwise they blind people.
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:43 PM   #10
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Tell me about the modification?
2 things have to be modified on the h9 bulb. Here is a pic of the first. The tab on the H9 bulb has to be cut out. I use a pair of side cutters. It breaks off easily.



The second thing that must be done is one of the tabs must be ground down on the H9 bulb as it is on the opposite side as the H11 bulb. Another pic for reference below. Side cutters again can work here. So can your wife's nail clippers (just don't tell her). I've also used a dremel with a grinding stone to do it.


Ignore where it says "fog light"



The changes needed to the H9 bulb can be done in minutes.

I searched for a comparison shot for reference. Here are a couple.




H9 is on the left, H11 is on the right.

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