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Old 11-12-2012, 09:22 AM   #1
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Default High beam upgrades?

I just upgraded my low beams to 35W 5000k HIDs and they look awesome. Now looking for an upgrade to the high beams so they don't look like crap compared to the 5k HID lows. (i.e. want a similar color).

Are there any potential options other than getting different colored halogen bulbs, or HID's? I don't want to go HID's becuase of the warm up time.

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Old 11-13-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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i just throw some of those yellow/amber high beam replacements to be different..
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #3
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Since I rarely use my highs for "flickering" I put 8k 55w HIDs in them.
BRIGHT AS HELL. really effective. just kinda cuts the "Hey F YOU" flicker unless you have them warmed up xD
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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PIAA Yellow Ions, and I LOVE THEM...
SKIP HID's they take too long to warm up when oncoming cars come...
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:36 AM   #5
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Yeah I wasn't looking to slap HID's in there, also don't really feel like mounting another set of ballasts.

Are the yellow IONs, really yellow in color? Like are they close to the stock output color, more yellow, or more white?

I guess I am looking for a "whiter" output light than the stock high beams
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:05 AM   #6
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Yeah I wasn't looking to slap HID's in there, also don't really feel like mounting another set of ballasts.

Are the yellow IONs, really yellow in color? Like are they close to the stock output color, more yellow, or more white?

I guess I am looking for a "whiter" output light than the stock high beams
Oh no...
Mine are YELLOW...
Foglight yellow...

They are awesome...
Complete opposite of the HID's
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:06 PM   #7
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Ahh okay, I was looking for a more white colored high beam bulb. Any suggestions?

Aren't high beam bulbs like H9 or something like that?
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:10 PM   #8
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Ahh okay, I was looking for a more white colored high beam bulb. Any suggestions?

Aren't high beam bulbs like H9 or something like that?
Yup they are H9's
And Any of the PIAA bright white bulbs etc will be great...
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:18 PM   #9
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Yup they are H9's
And Any of the PIAA bright white bulbs etc will be great...
Great, thanks for the advise!
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:29 PM   #10
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Where can these (PIAA H9's) be ordered? I'm getting inconsistent results via Google interweb searches.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:11 PM   #11
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Where can these (PIAA H9's) be ordered? I'm getting inconsistent results via Google interweb searches.
I got mine on Amazon.
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May not be PIAA, let me look.. Maybe can me Nokya... I'll look when I get home from work in 2 days...
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:50 PM   #13
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i just throw some of those yellow/amber high beam replacements to be different..
I did the same thing. The contrast looks badass.
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