View Full Version : Headlight Questions

12-05-2005, 07:39 AM
Ok, so the stock headlights suck. I have the one piece in my 99.5 and I can't see crap with my low beams. There is actually a shadow thrown by my car into my low beam light if there is a car behind me.

I've searched quite a bit and know that I should probably get a HIT kit, but I don't want to throw down $500 on them right now before Christmas. I've read that you can use H7 bulbs as a replacement in our cars, but am confused weather that is in low beams or fog lights.

Regardless, I need more light in low beam situations. I'm going to do the foglight mod so I can have the fogs come on with the low beams, but I need to know what my options for upgrade are.

Do I get H7 Silverstars, PIAA or what for the low beam? What about for stock fogs?


12-05-2005, 01:28 PM
h7 for low beam silverstars not a bad and cheap investment.

12-05-2005, 01:33 PM
have your housing ever been out?

are you sure your cut-off plates havent been messed with?

12-05-2005, 01:52 PM
all 3 bulbs on your car are h7's,..low beam, high beam, and fogs

silverstars are good stuff for the $$

12-05-2005, 02:00 PM
HID is the only solution, in my opinion. Even with HIDs, I want more... Don't waste your money on bulbs. Some of the cut off sheilds are only a gun slit, to reduce light directly in front of the car, maight try opening that up a little bit...

12-05-2005, 03:31 PM
PIAA xtreme white bulbs are the best H7 bulb that you can put in, but they are significantly more expensive than silverstars (pm me if you want mine, 17 shipped)

but if you really want the best bite the bullet and get an HID retro fit kit

12-05-2005, 04:27 PM
get the d2s oem hid kit and install it in place of the h7's. It should run you about $300 or less. Isn't there someone on here who sells them for $270?

12-05-2005, 10:23 PM
Go on ebaymotors.com and order the 5000k McCulloch HID Xenon kit with H7 bulbs. I ordered one of these for $280 with free shipping, the 5000k kit is closest to stock (4300k) and is one of the brightest. They're well worth the money!! They light up the night, look great and everything plugs into your stock wiring harnesses! It literally takes 30 minutes to install + a 10 minute burn in process and you're ready to go!
AND you don't need to worry about melting your housings, because the HID Xenons run cooler than any other bulb! I HIGHLY recommend them! [up]

12-05-2005, 10:25 PM
i have black housing angel eyes and i dont know how to adjust the low beams...anyone know how...the high beams arent a problem but lows i dont see how to adjust...sorry for the thread jack

12-05-2005, 10:31 PM
i got 5300K from this guy....i love them. I personally think its the best mix. I thought 5000K was too white and not enough blue, but the 6000k was too blue and not enough white. Theyre a good price too.


12-05-2005, 10:42 PM
id get the 8000 cause i love the blue..ohh wonder if they will melt the cheap ass made black housing angel eyes i have

12-06-2005, 07:02 AM
Great info, exactly what I was looking for thanks. I am going to try to find an HID retrofit and put it in my stock projectors. Then maybe down the road get some e-codes. I need some fogs right now so I'll grab some PIAA's. I'll probably take yours AJ, if I can't get out to the parts place today.

Offroader: I did have the housings out during the TB change, but they were the same before. I don't think they have been out before.

Thanks Again.