12-03-07, 12:15 AM
I am only going to keep my wife's 99 Catera 2 more years. I can't justify putting in HID's with ballists so what is the brightest lights that I can install in the high & low beams as well as in the fog & turning lights? The stock lights are the dimmest I've ever seen and it is almost like driving blind. The low beams only shine out about 15 ft. Can the low beams be adjusted separately from the high beams? I do not have an owners manual or a service manual either. Thanks for your advice and help in advance! :hmm:
the brighest bulbs are Sylvania Silverstar Ultras the reg silver stars are bright too i have just some cheap ebay zeons that im happy with arctic white temp. adjustment? im not sure
12-09-07, 02:49 PM
I purchased a simple HID kit on ebay, so easy to install, best thing about the kit is that as easy as it went in, it comes out. Best $100 bucks I put in to the car yet!
Donít even bother with the foglights unless you go hid, i bought the Sylvania for the foglights and it was a waste of money you still couldnít see them much. The turn lights, not much you can do with those, they are useless as well. For your headlights, are your lenses pitted or foggy? Might need to polish them. As mentioned above spend the money on the hidís, itís only 100 on ebay and itís the best light youíre going to get.
12-30-07, 04:32 PM
Only $100 for an HID kit? That Obviously can't be a very good kit. I like to save money just as much as the next person, but there are some things where I prefer quality over big savings.
The original poster was looking for affordable bright lighting. For the headlight I would normally recommend using the OEM HIDís but donít think people like to pay over $800 for lights. I have an 01 sport so I already have HIDís but I did buy a H3 kit for my fog lights on eBay and with many hrs of use after over a year they are still fine. (I use my fogs as daytime running lights so they get more use then my headlights)
Currently if you spend more then 100 on a conversion kit you probably got ripped off. Take a look at the following : (this is not the kit I bought, Iím just using these auctions as an example)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/10PCS-Kit-CONVERSION-XENON-HID-H1-H3-H4-H7-H11-9004-5-7_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ36476QQihZ010QQitemZ2 00186669925QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/10PCS-Kit-CONVERSION-XENON-HID-H1-H3-H4-H7-H11-9004-5-7_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ36476QQihZ010QQitemZ2 00186669925QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW)
Sub $100 kit
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kit-DE-CONVERSION-XENON-HID-H1-H3-H4-H7-H11-9004-9007_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ36476QQihZ010QQite mZ200186803606QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kit-DE-CONVERSION-XENON-HID-H1-H3-H4-H7-H11-9004-9007_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ36476QQihZ010QQite mZ200186803606QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW)
Look at the image of the product, they are probably both made in china and both cost the seller the same. The only difference is you are giving the seller of the first auction $300+ extra