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Old 09-21-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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Hi, I want to replace my headlight & Fog Light bulbs.. Need more light!
Suggestions please on good reliable bulbs..Tx


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DDMTuning if your looking for a HID setup. H13 is your hi/lo bulb H11 is your fog light bulb.
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DDMTuning if your looking for a HID setup. H13 is your hi/lo bulb H11 is your fog light bulb.
Tx for the info, actually I wanted to keep the original light units and upgrade the bulbs..
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Please read this Sticky before adding HIDs to stock headlights.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:34 PM   #5
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Tx for the info, actually I wanted to keep the original light units and upgrade the bulbs..
An HID kit from ddmtuning would be upgrading the bulbs, and you can put them in your stock housings.
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HID Bulbs (D1R, D1S, D2R, D2S) are not the same as H13 bulbs, thus requiring a HID kit (ballasts, relay fuse...)

I think we should all read About HID's in stock housings.

I hear that the H13 Silverstars are actually pretty bright. Your headlights were built for H13 bulbs.
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For less than $100 having hi/lo and fog HID's (even in the stock housings ) is a great upgrade. I am assuming you would rather have some lights like this?
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/f...nshine_H13.jpg

If so don't waste your money. Do a HID projector retro fit, or slap some HID's in the stock housing. Be sure to have your "flame suit" on if you resort to HID's in the stock housing though. I love my lights, but others have different opinions.

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HID Bulbs (D1R, D1S, D2R, D2S) are not the same as H13 bulbs, thus requiring a HID kit (ballasts, relay fuse...)

I think we should all read http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=194324

I hear that the H13 Silverstars are actually pretty bright. Your headlights were built for H13 bulbs.
SilverStars are JUNK bulbs that cosy way too much for the life span of the bulb. The DDMTuning Kit has everything to install H13 and H11 HID's in your Focus. It is a plug and play kit.
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Be sure to have your "flame suit" on if you resort to HID's in the stock housing though. I love my lights, but others have different opinions.
I promise no flaming from me!
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I promise no flaming from me!
Seriously thank you. I hate all the back and forth banter about stock housing HID's vs. projector retrofit.

Having used the silverstars in many of my previous vehicles, I was happy with the obvious light increase. That being said I have seen more of a improvement using HID's in the stock housing, than using the silverstars.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:18 PM   #10
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dadsWagon- I have to say that is some project you got going on in that other thread. Wish i had the time and money for a retrofit like that. Looking good though i must say.
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