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Old 01-20-2004, 08:32 PM   #31
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Sounds like a bad bulb experience.
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Old 01-21-2004, 04:23 AM   #32
 
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I got the Stock H.I.D. on my SVT those headlights are so cool, They do sell Aftermarket H.I.D. I would spend the money personaly. You can see the road better for one and they put out four times the light of regular halogen bulbs yet use less then half the wattage. And aftermarket kits come in three shades. Blueish White, White, and Puplish White. They start at $400 to $600, but look around you might get some cheaper on ebay. So if you want the hyperwhite look do it the right way.
For those who do not know, most aftermarket "plug and play" Hid kits (esp. Taiwanese/Korean made) for what it's worth, probably won't even last more than a year - just look at them....they are not quality components (not to mention illegal) and will most likely create a lot of glare installed in headlamps that were not meant for Hid. If you need some good info on Hid lighting please check out:

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Old 01-21-2004, 02:09 PM   #33
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To help extend light bulb life do not turn your lights on before you start the car or turn them off after you have turned off the ignition. When your car is running your lights are getting as much as 14 volts directly from the alternator. When you turn the car off the voltage drops (with a good battery) to somewhere between 12 and 13 volts. Why this increase and decrease in voltage change doesn't sound like much, its enough to play havic on the bulb filament and can greatly reduce bulb life.
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never thought of that, geezer. makes sense, though. i'll have to remember that.

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Old 01-21-2004, 02:28 PM   #35
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PIAA Super Plasma GT-X in mine. They make a big difference in my opinion, I've had no melting as they are a 55/60 bulb like stock. I have a picture comparing stock to these...hold on...

Oh and just so people know this...PIAA makes a Super Plasma which is a higher wattage, and can melt the plastics, the GT-X does not. I guarantee this statement as fact, I have NO melting whatsoever.

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Geezer: I never knew that! Thanks for the info!
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ya i hav to take pics of what a higher wattage bulb can do still havnot decided when to get mine fixed thoug
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so those really bright piaa's like the xtreme white ones that are 55-60 watt light with 125-135 light out put will melt the housings? does anyone have these? how bright are the silverstars over the stock lights? thanks.
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Old 01-25-2004, 04:37 PM   #39
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i just checked piaa's site all there bulbs are rated 55/65 watt and light out put of over 100 in each style light so if the plasma ct-x dosent burn out why would the piaa extreme white's cause a problem? thanks.
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I didn't say the extreme whites would, I said they make a Super Plasma bulb and a Super Plasma GT-X, I don't know if the Super Plasma melts or not. The Super Plasma GT-X does not. I have had the Super Plasma GT-X in my car for about 8 months now...I have no melting anywhere, the reflector housing or the wiring harness. The bulb is a 55/60 bulb just like stock, it outputs light equivalent too a 100+ watt bulb. Though I don't have any lumens information to back that up. All I have is the pic showing the difference...if you want I can take pictures of the housing and the harness to prove that there is no melting going on.
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