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02-15-2013 12:18 PM
waypastfast Anyone else have any input on this mod? Thinking about doing it myself!
02-10-2013 05:51 PM
kevinxb
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Originally Posted by Ox-y-GenIII View Post
I may be wrong, but I thought I remember FF members who swapped to H9's had issues with scorching the inside of the headlight assemblies slightly. I wonder if that's true?
You're right, see here: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=269744

I decided to stick with an upgraded H11 (Philips Extreme Vision) instead of going with H9.
02-10-2013 01:55 PM
slbenz
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Originally Posted by Ox-y-GenIII View Post
I may be wrong, but I thought I remember FF members who swapped to H9's had issues with scorching the inside of the headlight assemblies slightly. I wonder if that's true?
I was thinking the same until I came across this link from another car forum. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2083911 As long as we use the 65 watt H9 bulbs, a three degree increase in temperature should not be an issue with our headlight housing. Just don't use the 100 watt version and everything should be fine. Will share my long-term experience with this mod.
02-10-2013 03:46 AM
Ox-y-GenIII I may be wrong, but I thought I remember FF members who swapped to H9's had issues with scorching the inside of the headlight assemblies slightly. I wonder if that's true?
02-09-2013 09:30 AM
slbenz Just did the H11 to H9 swap. The modified H9 is definitely brighter than the stock H11. Tried to take a picture of the difference but my smartphone couldn't capture the light output properly. Had to use a Dremel tool to remove the additional tab on the H9 in order to fit. Other than that, the hardest part was to reinstall the headlight assembly back into place.
01-03-2012 01:26 PM
Mayonaze
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Originally Posted by Ox-y-GenIII View Post
The low beams and fog lights are H11's. The high beams are H1's.
Awesome! Many thanks for the info ffrocks!

Mayo
01-03-2012 09:52 AM
BetaDnB [QUOTE]There are no yellow H11 (or compatible) bulbs in quality worth buying
for your fog lamps.[QUOTE]

What exactly does this mean? I have 3000k Putcos that seem pretty quality to me. Way better than tinting or spraying the lenses.
01-03-2012 08:24 AM
FlankerDFR I swapped out my highs, lows, and fogs for Luminics Ti white bulbs. Very satisfied with all of 'em. The H1 highs aren't nearly as white as the H11s in the lows and fogs. And they were pricey..................
01-03-2012 02:05 AM
Ox-y-GenIII
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Hello folks, just resurrecting an old thread. I just purchased a new 2012 Ford Focus SEL HB and I want to upgrade the headlights and fogs. As I understand it, the high beam and fogs take an H11 bulb and the low beams are H1? Please confirm. Many thanks.

Mayo
The low beams and fog lights are H11's. The high beams are H1's.
12-31-2011 04:48 PM
Mayonaze Hello folks, just resurrecting an old thread. I just purchased a new 2012 Ford Focus SEL HB and I want to upgrade the headlights and fogs. As I understand it, the high beam and fogs take an H11 bulb and the low beams are H1? Please confirm. Many thanks.

Mayo
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