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Oct 26, 2:03pm - #310371 
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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Oct 26, 2:06pm - #310372 
M-tecs...

are hids out of your price range?

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Oct 26, 2:44pm - #310373 
...m-tec r piaa thumbsup wave


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Oct 26, 2:55pm - #310374 
im gonna go with a 8k hid good color and output


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Oct 26, 3:15pm - #310375 
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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Oct 26, 3:27pm - #310376 
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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Oct 26, 3:48pm - #310377 
wait, for what car?
what are you driving nowadays? spineyes


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Oct 26, 3:52pm - #310378 
get some PIAA Plasma Spark Blue bulbs...Xmangt1 has them...looks great on his car thumbsup

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Oct 26, 3:58pm - #310379 
i recommend PIAA anyway


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Oct 26, 4:46pm - #310380 
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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Oct 26, 5:15pm - #310381 
w-t-f. ... you have a 350 with HIDS standard. . .

this has to be an old thread


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Oct 26, 5:15pm - #310382 
oh yea aduh, my mind went completely blank.


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Oct 26, 8:49pm - #310383 
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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Oct 26, 8:51pm - #310384 
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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Oct 26, 9:22pm - #310385 
PIAA thumbsup thumbsup

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Oct 26, 9:40pm - #310386 
I have a base model. Comes with Halogens.

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Oct 26, 9:48pm - #310387 
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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Oct 26, 10:45pm - #310388 
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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Oct 26, 11:35pm - #310389 
I've got Sylvania SilverStars on mine, awesome white light.


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Oct 26, 11:47pm - #310390 
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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Oct 27, 5:05am - #310391 
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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Oct 27, 3:39pm - #310392 
they will last just as long if you install them right...
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Oct 27, 6:03pm - #310393 
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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Oct 27, 6:16pm - #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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Oct 27, 6:31pm - #310395 
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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Oct 27, 9:05pm - #310396 
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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Oct 27, 9:16pm - #310397 
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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Oct 27, 9:19pm - #310398 
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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Oct 27, 9:25pm - #310399 
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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Oct 27, 10:58pm - #310400 
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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Oct 27, 11:51pm - #310401 
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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Oct 28, 4:19am - #310402 
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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Oct 28, 6:07pm - #310403 
cool, thanks!

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Oct 30, 10:53am - #310404 
Went with Sylvania Silverstars smile.

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Oct 30, 12:09pm - #310405 
Don't lie, it's because their package looks coolest. tongue


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Oct 30, 10:00pm - #310406 
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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Oct 30, 10:05pm - #310407 
wtf are you telling me the owners manual suggests removing the bumper to change bulbs?!?!


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Nov 1, 2:44pm - #310408 
You need to.

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Nov 1, 8:00pm - #310409 
where can i buy piaa bulbs?

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Nov 1, 9:10pm - #310410 
Originally Posted by Blue Batmobile
You need to.

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hehe, pretty much.

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