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12-18-2012 05:41 PM
kevinxb I have a set of Philips Xtreme Vision bulbs in H11 coming. I had them ordered before I read people had good results with the H9 swap, so I am hoping for a nice improvement. I did not want a tinted bulb, just more light on the road. Looking forward to giving them a try. Philips claims they are +100% bulbs. From what I hear the higher the + percentage, the shorter the life, so if they die prematurely I'll be giving the H9s a shot.
12-17-2012 05:16 PM
MetalMuffins I'm just concerned with them being bright to the point of everyone flashing highs at me... Not sure if I'm being overly cautious, just not sure what the difference would be between 55W and 65W would be.
12-17-2012 04:50 PM
slow3v
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I drove the car for 11 months after doing the H9 conversion with nary a trace of melting.
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I am thinking of getting a pair of Nokya H9 Hyper yellow bulbs for my fogs, would you recommend it? (http://www.advancespeedshop.com/noky...25-p-1850.html)

Also, is anyone doing anything for highs? I am looking at getting the Phillips Diamond Vision (5000K) H1 for my highs and H11 Crystal's (4300K) for my lows.


WHy not get H9s for the low beams and fogs too?
12-14-2012 02:55 PM
TiStick Lights are next on my list. My drive to/from work is dark now, regardless if I'm working day or night shift. I'd like something better.
12-14-2012 02:38 PM
MetalMuffins I am thinking of getting a pair of Nokya H9 Hyper yellow bulbs for my fogs, would you recommend it? (http://www.advancespeedshop.com/noky...25-p-1850.html)

Also, is anyone doing anything for highs? I am looking at getting the Phillips Diamond Vision (5000K) H1 for my highs and H11 Crystal's (4300K) for my lows.
12-14-2012 11:15 AM
hand-filer
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To those running H9 bulbs, are you melting the reflector or housing?
I drove the car for 11 months after doing the H9 conversion with nary a trace of melting.
12-14-2012 11:10 AM
waypastfast I was doing some further research on this mod and it seems extemely popular with the Subaru guys! Changing the bulb from the H11 to the H9 seems to make quite a difference!
12-13-2012 07:46 PM
slow3v Pictures as requested. They don't really do them justice, but going from 1350 lumens to 2100 lumens is a 65% increase in light output, roughly. So as you can imagine, it was pretty drastic. Note too my housings are filthy due to my car being.. filthy. Rain FTL



Fogs are stock





I'll have to get a broader shot in a large un-lit parking lot eventually. Possibly this weekend.
12-12-2012 06:42 PM
Joey D I had the Phillips Crystal Vision bulbs before converting to HID's and still run a pair in my full beams. They are the best standard headlamp bulbs I've had experience with. Silverstars are by far the worse bulbs I've ever used, their life expectancy is awful for what you pay for them. I know some people have had good luck with them but I never have. The Phillips are very reliable and I haven't had one fail yet.
12-12-2012 05:26 PM
slow3v
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Sorry I meant a picture of the lights on in the dark so I can see how bright they are! And did you do both driving and fog as well? Thanks for the other picture as well
Whenever my headlights are on I turn my fogs on, and I've also run the highbeams for a long extended period of time too. They're a separate bulb, and I haven't changed those yet.

Ill see if I can snap some pictures later. Hopefully my phone (galaxy nexus) captures it alright. Camera is kinda meh
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