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Old 01-25-2010, 07:08 AM   #1
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09 Headlight bulbs

Has anyone switched out their stocks bulbs on their 08+. I was driving on the beltway this morning in heavy rain and could barely see. Anyone have any recommendations on better bulbs without going to an HID kit??


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i have ones from Eurodezigns in mine, but they don't do in the rain either. I've used Piaa bulbs in the past that worked pretty well. I'm gettin my hid's in today and hopefully put in tonight or tomorrow so i'll let ya know how those go. they weren't too expensive either.
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yeah sweet let me know, I've been lookin into HID's but I don't wanna cut up my wiring harness. I'm curious though if it works out with you I might go that route
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no cutting needed. the ones i'm getting are plug and play. check out ddmtuning.com
they have two kits on there. If you go with the 35W kit just plug and play should work fine. Or they have a 55W kit that requires a power harness, but still just plugs in.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:56 PM   #5
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well i stand corrected. they are not plug an play as I though. you do have to connect 2 wires ( I just stripped back the wire and soldered it) for each bulb, but no big deal. they made a HUGE difference. I have blue laninex on all my lights which made a bit of difference in output and color. Overall they worked great. very bright, cutoff is good. they don't seem to blind anyone. I'll have to wait til it rains to see how they do there. overall I'm quite happy with them so far.
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You don't need to cut anything for HIDs, just get this...

http://www.amazon.com/Headlight-Upgr...4555235&sr=8-7

And if you have daytime running lights, you'll need a relay harness plus a capacitor.

Here's a shot from my cell phone of the HID cutoff on my 08 in the factory lenses without any eyelids, etc...



I'll post one from my digital camera at some point.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:37 PM   #7
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Kipp, did the bulbs fit into the headlight just like the stock bulbs?? no mod? The kit is only like 50 bucks...seems to good to be true.
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yeah, you select what bulb size you need. direct fit. and I actually got the less expensive $30 set from them
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sweet...one more question and I'll quit bothering you. What about the high beams???
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I got the single beam setup. So no high beams. You can get the set with high beams too for about $20 more. Not sure how they work though. Mine work great with just the low beam
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