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Old 01-29-2011, 03:43 PM   #1
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08 SE headlight upgrade?

So I recently bought an 08 SE sedan and love it, except that it seems to me like the headlights are not nearly bright enough. The lenses look factory fresh and they are OE as far as I know for bulbs and everything else. Any ideas on what I can do to bump up my light output? I know Sylvania Silverstars helped in a cavalier I had. I would rather not put HID bulb kits into my stock housing if at all possible. Any other suggestions or should I be looking at new housings/HID?


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Old 01-30-2011, 01:59 PM   #2
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I hear ya... I bought HID kit for my car and its always flickering or doesnt even turn on properly. Feels like I down grade my car.. So I replaced it with my OEM light bulb and surely it isnt bright enough. Thinking about buying nighthawk h11 bulbs but even then... might not even notice a big difference. I'm subscribing to this lol
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:14 PM   #3
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I bought some kensun hid for my 09, bought the same for my fogs.

my dad bought the same for his 2011 f-250, both headlights and fogs

never had a problem with them.

best thing I bought for my car.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:22 PM   #4
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Ebay projectors and DDM tuning HIDs. Please please use the search button. I have personally responded to like 25 of these threads....
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:19 AM   #5
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I didn't find any solid answers to what I was after in other threads as to whether or not there was a standard bulb that would do the job. Steve where did you guys buy the kensuns?
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:37 AM   #6
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I was going to give the Sylvania silverstar Ultras a try, just cant quite afford the HID projector housings and a bulb kit yet, so until then, the next best/brightest thing! They seem to have a nice color, and sit at around 4,100k.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:43 AM   #7
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On the sylvania website they don't list an Ultra in the h13/9008 is there one out there and they just haven't updated the website yet?
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Well, crap, that bursts my bubble.....Apparently they do not have them for the H13/9008 bulbs :(
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:19 AM   #9
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So would Silverstars be worth it or are there any other bulbs like them that would increase light output? They do list Silverstars, just not Ultras.
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I hear the silverstars are UP TO 35-50% brighter than stock, and have read that confirmed by multiple people, including a friend.

Does anybody else know of a bulb manufacturer that is decent and has good products?
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