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Blue Batmobile Oct 26, 9:03pm - #310371 
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Wanna upgrade my halogen Bulbs, which ones?

Any suggestions on Halogen Bulb Upgrades? I'm new to this. Thanks guys wink.

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CelicaRacer05 Oct 26, 9:06pm - #310372 

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M-tecs...

are hids out of your price range?
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celicajonz Oct 26, 9:44pm - #310373 
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...m-tec r piaa thumbsup wave

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drkramm Oct 26, 9:55pm - #310374 
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im gonna go with a 8k hid good color and output

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defyenz Oct 26, 10:15pm - #310375 

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i want some 4300/4700k hids but not sure about fog lights. what's something that will make it look yellowish?

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Blue_Bomber Oct 26, 10:27pm - #310376 
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Save up for HIDs unless you like blue tinted bulbs that reduce your vision (physically impossible for them to improve it) and blow out every now and then. thumbsdown
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VSGTS14 Oct 26, 10:48pm - #310377 

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wait, for what car?
what are you driving nowadays? spineyes

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Virgilson Oct 26, 10:52pm - #310378 

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get some PIAA Plasma Spark Blue bulbs...Xmangt1 has them...looks great on his car thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Oct 26, 10:58pm - #310379 

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i recommend PIAA anyway

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Maka Oct 26, 11:46pm - #310380 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
wait, for what car?
what are you driving nowadays? spineyes

I think he has a 350 z now thumbsup thumbsup

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Mp3Supply Oct 27, 12:15am - #310381 

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w-t-f. ... you have a 350 with HIDS standard. . .

this has to be an old thread

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VSGTS14 Oct 27, 12:15am - #310382 

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oh yea aduh, my mind went completely blank.

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Blue_Bomber Oct 27, 3:49am - #310383 
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HIDs aren't standard on the 350Z. I'd get either Philips VisionPlus if you want slightly brighter (clear bulb), or Philips Blue Vision if you want the light to be whiter (light blue tint, but the light isn't blue). Besides that, HIDs are the only way to get a white/blue look outside the car and maintain/improve visibility . 4100 and 4300 are the brightest and whitest, then 5000 (light blue). You don't want to go over 6000 (moderate blue) or cops might start to hassle you, and the brightness starts to suffer big time (over 6000 uses blue tint to change the color; 6000 and under is clear).
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Mp3Supply Oct 27, 3:51am - #310384 

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well i'll be dip'ed in shit and rolled in bread crumbs. . .

i coulda swore they all came with hids. i have YET to see one without. . .

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SmutasticGT Oct 27, 4:22am - #310385 

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PIAA thumbsup thumbsup
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Blue Batmobile Oct 27, 4:40am - #310386 
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I have a base model. Comes with Halogens.

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Happy Birthday Nemesis Oct 27, 4:48am - #310387 

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If u're Rn't planning to go HID, then ur BEST BET is PIAA. Take a look at my PROFILE I got pix of the PIAA XTREME WHITE (Low Beams) with the PIAA ION YELLOW (Fog Lights).
CAN'T GO WRONG WITH PIAA thumbsup!

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Blue_Bomber Oct 27, 5:45am - #310388 
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Some of PIAA's bulbs are the same ones used for APC bulbs. thumbsdown PIAA's silicone wiper blades are nice, though. thumbsup
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cwsample Oct 27, 6:35am - #310389 

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I've got Sylvania SilverStars on mine, awesome white light.

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RevMonster Oct 27, 6:47am - #310390 

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Obviously, HIDs are the best way to go.

If you want to save some cash and get some of that look, there are a couple good options. I had MTECs and they were extremely bright and clear. When they burned out, I bought Nokya Artic Purple bulbs. They have that nice, crisp intense white look to them. I love the color, but they are no "brighter" than stock.

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Blue Batmobile Oct 27, 12:05pm - #310391 
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I'm gonna satick with halogens for now, just wanna upgrade to something alittle brighter, but not extreme. I don't want any problems from the cops. How long will these last compared to my stock halogen bulbs? Also, I'm not familiar with the h1, h2, h3... classifications.

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VSGTS14 Oct 27, 10:39pm - #310392 

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they will last just as long if you install them right...
and go PIAA thumbsup

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Toyotapartsdude Oct 28, 1:03am - #310393 
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ive got the silverstars and thier awesome , but those piaa spark blue bulbs xmangt1 has are fantastic looking but if you live in a strict area they might be trouble. The only thing that sucks about em is thier japanese import piaa and only come with a 30 day warranty and thier $90 a pair!
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Vroom_Vroom Oct 28, 1:16am - #310394 
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If your going to upgrade to a different halogen i reccomend going with either the Phillips Bluevisions or the Sylvania Silverstars. The bluevisions have a slight tint of blue but the light output was much better and the emitted light is not blue. They lasted me about 8 months before they blew out. The silverstars are appear white and have no blue tint on them whatsoever, they seem only slightly brighter than stock. I highly doubt that youll get pulled over for these since they look stock. Just stay away from anything that has a dark blue lense and emits blue light. go to www.powerbulbs.com
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ToiletPaper Oct 28, 1:31am - #310395 
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PIAA is a really nice brand that you can buy. They do cost a bit, but they're better than most f the other bulbs out there. HIDS are definitely the best way to go though. They're bright, cheaper in the long run, and will outlast the halogen bulbs.
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celicamaniac Oct 28, 4:05am - #310396 
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Originally Posted by Blue Batmobile

I'm gonna satick with halogens for now, just wanna upgrade to something alittle brighter, but not extreme. I don't want any problems from the cops. How long will these last compared to my stock halogen bulbs? Also, I'm not familiar with the h1, h2, h3... classifications.

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Zup Bat, I bought mine at www.autobarn.com. Sylvania Silverstar Halogen lights (H7 ST). 5 Dollar mail and rabate end up costing $16.00 bucks. They light up pretty bright. Look into it. thumbsup
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AzNRaCeR Oct 28, 4:16am - #310397 
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go for the real stuff...HIDs! i prefer the 6000K range...its either too blue and no light or lots of light but more yellowish...not like its yellow but when you compare it to 6K it is. Im happy with mines...dont have to deal with blown bulbs abd burnt wirings

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Sancho Oct 28, 4:19am - #310398 

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Originally Posted by Blue Batmobile
I'm gonna satick with halogens for now, just wanna upgrade to something alittle brighter, but not extreme. I don't want any problems from the cops. How long will these last compared to my stock halogen bulbs? Also, I'm not familiar with the h1, h2, h3... classifications.

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PIAA Xtreme White Plus, slight tint of blue, completely legal. Except your fogs, which stay either stock or go for amber/yellow, less reflective than white in heavy fog. thumbsup

H7 are your low beams. 9005 are your high beams. H3 are your fogs.

As long as you don't touch them with your oily fingers, they should last just as long as your halogens.

The next step up is HIDs.

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Clos Oct 28, 4:25am - #310399 
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i would go with the 42k HIDs there really nice and white, a friend of mine with a rsx got the 42k and there awsume
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RevMonster Oct 28, 5:58am - #310400 

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Originally Posted by Clos
i would go with the 42k HIDs there really nice and white, a friend of mine with a rsx got the 42k and there awsume


I think you mean 4200. If 12k is purple, I think 42k would be black light? tongue

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Blue Batmobile Oct 28, 6:51am - #310401 
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I'm leaning towrads Piia's since it seems they are one of the best quality bulbs out there according to many people. I've heard mixed reviews on Sylvania's.

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drkramm Oct 28, 11:19am - #310402 
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Originally Posted by Sancho
Originally Posted by Blue Batmobile
I'm gonna satick with halogens for now, just wanna upgrade to something alittle brighter, but not extreme. I don't want any problems from the cops. How long will these last compared to my stock halogen bulbs? Also, I'm not familiar with the h1, h2, h3... classifications.

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PIAA Xtreme White Plus, slight tint of blue, completely legal. Except your fogs, which stay either stock or go for amber/yellow, less reflective than white in heavy fog. thumbsup

H7 are your low beams. 9005 are your high beams. H3 are your fogs.

As long as you don't touch them with your oily fingers, they should last just as long as your halogens.

The next step up is HIDs.


those numbers are for the celica hes talking about his z

low beam h7
high beam h1
you can always take the bulb out also and look it should say it by the plug or in your owners manuel

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Blue Batmobile Oct 29, 1:07am - #310403 
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cool, thanks!

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Blue Batmobile Oct 30, 5:53pm - #310404 
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Went with Sylvania Silverstars smile.

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RevMonster Oct 30, 7:09pm - #310405 

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Don't lie, it's because their package looks coolest. tongue

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Blue Batmobile Oct 31, 5:00am - #310406 
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hehe, their packaging is cool. I love the lok of the light emitting from these. Much better than my stockers. Unfortunately, I hear they only have 1/2 the lifespan of regular bulbs, and chenging my bulbs out on my Z requires removing my bumper frown.

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wtf are you telling me the owners manual suggests removing the bumper to change bulbs?!?!

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Blue Batmobile Nov 1, 9:44pm - #310408 
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You need to.

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Miketrd Nov 2, 3:00am - #310409 
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where can i buy piaa bulbs?
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silver Nov 2, 4:10am - #310410 
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Originally Posted by Blue Batmobile
You need to.

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slap Nissan.

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Blue Batmobile Nov 2, 6:53am - #310411 
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hehe, pretty much.

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