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10-10-2012 09:30 PM
focusonthefocus19
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Originally Posted by xxMichaelAnthony View Post
Get Hella High Performance Xenon Blue Bulbs. Ran them off road for years, never had any problems. You can get them at Pep Boys. Don't waste money on Sylvania Silverstar Ultras.




Please don't "just get HIDs" unless you're properly retrofitting your headlights.
Why can't people like you just stop telling people what to do to their cars. It's their cars, and their paying to mod it, not you. I've passed a lot of cars with HIDS in reflector housings, and they never blind me. Oddly enough some cars with halogens blind me the most.

Also helped a co worker install a 55W 5000K kit on his car, and he drove passed me just to see if they blinded me. Nope, not a single problem.
10-10-2012 09:26 PM
focusonthefocus19
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Anyone else have experience with these?

Thanks for the advice and the pictures. Makes a world of difference to see it like that.

The supposedly Hellas on the right looks pretty much like a 5000K HID kit to me. No way a halogen would be that white, and bright.

I'm just posting my opinion. I'm also looking for new headlights. Buying me a set of HID 5000K's on Friday. Yes in the stock housings for now so bite me. Doing a complete retrofit some time around Christmas.

I'm also considering buying the silverstars till I can do a retrofit. Any one use these?
09-14-2012 02:44 PM
sbc17
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Originally Posted by arjay219 View Post
aren't ZXEs sylvania's attempt to create halogens that resemble HIDs? Could you take a pic of their output? I've heard they give off a whiter light, but output is weak like a standard halogen.
I can't comment them being better than say the silverstar ultras because I haven't used them. My car had regular run if the mill yellow ish halogens that sucked. I put the zXe's in and there was a lot more road visibility. They are better IMO than standard halogens but I could see them being on par with the "whitest" of each brand.

I'll try and get a picture this weekend.

-sbc
09-14-2012 12:29 AM
arjay219
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Originally Posted by sbc17 View Post
I put the zXe bulbs in my focus the other night and I love them. They are really white and are a huge improvement.
aren't ZXEs sylvania's attempt to create halogens that resemble HIDs? Could you take a pic of their output? I've heard they give off a whiter light, but output is weak like a standard halogen.
09-14-2012 12:16 AM
zamball23
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
Hit up Julian at Tirerack for Hella's
I emailed Julian Sunday and have not heard anything. Anyone else?
09-08-2012 09:46 PM
sbc17
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Originally Posted by SilverST05 View Post
I have the ZXEs in my focus and love them. I put some in my wife's van as well. No problems. And a really white light. Better vision at night.
I put the zXe bulbs in my focus the other night and I love them. They are really white and are a huge improvement.
09-08-2012 09:32 PM
felixthecat
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I have a bone stock focus. I am looking to upgrade my lights. I looked at the sticky on head light compatibility. I did not see the Hella's on there. Here is what I found on JC W.
BULB H4 12V 100/80W HELLA BLUE
or
BULB HB2 9003 12V 60/55W HELLA BLUE

I drive at night a lot. I am not looking to install HID's. I need something bright.
Hit up Julian at Tirerack for Hella's
09-08-2012 08:27 PM
zamball23 I have a bone stock focus. I am looking to upgrade my lights. I looked at the sticky on head light compatibility. I did not see the Hella's on there. Here is what I found on JC W.
BULB H4 12V 100/80W HELLA BLUE
or
BULB HB2 9003 12V 60/55W HELLA BLUE

I drive at night a lot. I am not looking to install HID's. I need something bright.
08-31-2012 11:49 PM
SilverST05
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Originally Posted by savaget89 View Post
what about the zxes?
I have the ZXEs in my focus and love them. I put some in my wife's van as well. No problems. And a really white light. Better vision at night.
08-23-2012 12:54 AM
savaget89 what about the zxes?
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