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Old June 2nd, 2013, 08:30 AM   #1
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headlight bulb recommendation

Everything changes all the time and the websites lie so.... 8k miles running a comag modulator....it's time to replace bulb(s). I do not want to mod anything...just get the brighest, most visible, PITA for the guy in front of you bubls I can. Can anyone recommend. Thank you.
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Old June 2nd, 2013, 09:41 AM   #2
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I'm running sylvania silverstars. They are brighter than stock but recently I've been thinking of doing the hid conversion without the ballast and using the stock reflectors. Supposedly it's obnoxious and floods light everywhere and blinds everyone. Which sounds like exactly what you're looking for.
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Old June 4th, 2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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Old June 5th, 2013, 08:34 AM   #4
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Old June 5th, 2013, 09:54 AM   #5
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I'm running sylvania silverstars. They are brighter than stock but recently I've been thinking of doing the hid conversion without the ballast and using the stock reflectors. Supposedly it's obnoxious and floods light everywhere and blinds everyone. Which sounds like exactly what you're looking for.
Which kit are you planning on using? I'm not sure of which one to do and which instruction set to follow!
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Old June 5th, 2013, 10:50 AM   #6
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I'm not exactly sure. I'll probably start a thread about it. It's taboo to run that set up.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 10:56 AM   #7
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I dont recommend HID kits....everyone I know that has installed one has had issues with regulators and/or battery issues.

Just throw some silverstars in there and leave it at good.
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Old June 5th, 2013, 10:58 AM   #8
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Too much light may block the view of your directional lights.

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Old June 6th, 2013, 02:09 PM   #9
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I'm running sylvania silverstars. They are brighter than stock but recently I've been thinking of doing the hid conversion without the ballast and using the stock reflectors. Supposedly it's obnoxious and floods light everywhere and blinds everyone. Which sounds like exactly what you're looking for.
I ran HIDs with stock reflectors when I was commuting out to a research centre in the middle of nowhere, they were pretty good at lighting everything up, but they were dangerous as they blinded any oncoming drivers.

I took them out when I moved to my next job in a city, they done more harm than good there.

I've not seen one that can run without a ballast

If you do the job do it right.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 07:42 PM   #10
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I've also had really good luck with Sylvania Silverstars.

I remember some threads of various forums noting a short life-span, but I have been running the same bulb for probably at least 4 years.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 08:23 PM   #11
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I'm running sylvania silverstars. They are brighter than stock but recently I've been thinking of doing the hid conversion without the ballast and using the stock reflectors. Supposedly it's obnoxious and floods light everywhere and blinds everyone. Which sounds like exactly what you're looking for.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 09:32 PM   #12
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Jeebuz. Is it really that bad? The hids look like a real pain in the ass long term. Lots of people report problems with them so I went the bulb replacement route. OP did say he wants to be seen. My wants from the headlights are probably different from most anyway.
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Old June 6th, 2013, 09:40 PM   #13
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+1. These are what I ran. Cheap and very effective.
Same here! I love the output and orangy color helps with my vision.
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 09:26 PM   #14
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I installed HID low beam last week. Direct replacement H7 in standard housing.

Was not impressed with the throw distance. IMO (without back to back ride test, which I should really do to confirm) you can see more with an upgraded replacement bulb (which I was running prior to HID).
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