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      04-03-2013, 02:21 AM   #23
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hahahaha!!! I wish! Dane's car is INSANELY loud! hahaha
I'll be up and running soon, engine came in today. I'm waiting on Insurance to check out my car on Thursday and after that get my windshield replaced, the car repainted, and maybe wrap it after.
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hahahaha!!! I wish! Dane's car is INSANELY loud! hahaha
I'll be up and running soon, engine came in today. I'm waiting on Insurance to check out my car on Thursday and after that get my windshield replaced, the car repainted, and maybe wrap it after.
oh ok ask motorsport for a stud kit hook up price haha
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remember the more blue the bulb the less light you get. All bulbs use similar filaments with coating to block out certain wavelengths of light. The more blue the light the less lumen output
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remember the more blue the bulb the less light you get. All bulbs use similar filaments with coating to block out certain wavelengths of light. The more blue the light the less lumen output
Thanks, I don't want blue though but I think I've found Osram night breakers and signal light bulbs to be the winner. Hopefully they last a few years.
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You are not going to get any errors for just swapping bulbs in... as long as the application is right and same wattage you are fine. If is higher wattage, upgrade the wiring or you will fried yr light unit and module
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You are not going to get any errors for just swapping bulbs in... as long as the application is right and same wattage you are fine. If is higher wattage, upgrade the wiring or you will fried yr light unit and module
Yeah I got the 55w/12v bulbs, I am assuming they are oem spec, that's the lowest specs I commonly saw and went for it.
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remember the more blue the bulb the less light you get. All bulbs use similar filaments with coating to block out certain wavelengths of light. The more blue the light the less lumen output
This is exactly right.

Here are my lights. I have:

GP Thunder - SGP75K-H8 - H8 7500K 35W Standard Wattage Bulb - 2 Pack
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MTEC 2X Super White H3 Bulbs (Stock Wattage)

Not the greatest pic (not taken to show lights, per se), but I am very happy with the color, nice and white (not blue) and bright.

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Yeah I got the 55w/12v bulbs, I am assuming they are oem spec, that's the lowest specs I commonly saw and went for it.
Ok, yea you should be fine as long as is stock wattage. What did you end up getting?
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Ok, yea you should be fine as long as is stock wattage. What did you end up getting?
Osram h7 night breakers plus (4 bulbs) $28/pair
Osram diadem (chrome but amber output) 2 bulbs $20
Osram sidemarker bulbs (2 bulbs) free
$77 total free ship, not bad
powerbulbs.com shipped from UK
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Osram h7 night breakers plus (4 bulbs) $28/pair
Osram diadem (chrome but amber output) 2 bulbs $20
Osram sidemarker bulbs (2 bulbs) free
$77 total free ship, not bad
powerbulbs.com shipped from UK

Osram diadem, is that for the parking lights? The bulbs on the side of the housing? What application is it? I want to get just reg bulbs and not LEDs. Thanks!
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Osram diadem, is that for the parking lights? The bulbs on the side of the housing? What application is it? I want to get just reg bulbs and not LEDs. Thanks!
Yeah it's all bulbs, no LEDs
headlights
http://www.powerbulbs.com/us/product...s-h7-two-bulbs
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http://www.powerbulbs.com/us/product...ome-py21w-twin
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I dont think the PY21 will work on the parking lights. I remember i pop them out last month and the one in the car is alot smaller
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I dont think the PY21 will work on the parking lights. I remember i pop them out last month and the one in the car is alot smaller
We'll see I'm basing it off the forum threads
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46758
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=656743
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ic, pre LCI use PY21
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