Methods of Improving Headlight Output

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Methods of Improving Headlight Output

Post by Alibi » Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:30 am

I'm working on this for a couple days guys, feel free to dump in any links though

T: I'm including all options, for better or worse, in order to properly compare all possibilities against each other ;)


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Silverstars

(Description)They're not all that they're touted to be... more on that soon

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Re-Wiring the Stock Harness for more Power input:


Thread: http://lesabret.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php ... =headlight

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9005 High Beam bulbs in the Low Beam Socket

9005 Low Beams (Bonneville Source): http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/fo ... f=14&t=620
9005 Low Beams (another Bonneville Source: http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/fo ... f=9&t=6702
9005 Low Beams (BMW Source): http://www.bmwe34.net/E34main/Upgrade/More_light.htm
Thread: http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/fo ... ead#unread

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HID Conversion

HID: http://lesabret.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php ... 30&p=40467

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Re: Methods of Improving Headlight Output

Post by T » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:22 am

I don't like the idea of using the 9005 bulbs because they are not properly shielded to prevent blinding other drivers. Your best bet is to use the HIR 9012 bulbshirheadlights.com. I got some from my John Deere dealer for ~$10 a bulb.

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HID retrofits are another option, but they are usually much more expensive, don't last as long and can be a blinding problem.

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