: Brightening up the Fog Lights



Staxxin
04-12-06, 02:53 PM
I know many of you have installed different bulbs to brighten up your fog lights and match the HIDs. What do you recommend as the best buld to use? Please include part numbers...

THANKS!!!

nikon
04-12-06, 03:11 PM
I think 9005, PIAA super-whites is what everyone has been runnin, Ive yet to pick a set up.

Staxxin
04-12-06, 05:23 PM
Thanks!! How about the SilverStars or GE NightHawk? Not sure if they would still be 9005's or not.

nikon
04-12-06, 05:30 PM
Thanks!! How about the SilverStars or GE NightHawk? Not sure if they would still be 9005's or not.

dunno about them, but I will tell after reading your post I got the sudden urge to go buy the PIAA's. The guy said the super-whites are discontinued and the X-Treme whites are the new one....I bought them, installed them and I should have saved my money...not worth it. You may have different luck with the silverstars though...I personally will wait and buy a real hid-kit to perfectly match the headlights.

CVP33
04-12-06, 06:35 PM
I just put these in my SRT-8. Went from 45 watt to 100 watt. Literally night and day.

Staxxin
04-12-06, 06:58 PM
Interesting.....

Are you guys using 9005 or 9145 bulbs?

Staxxin
04-13-06, 06:14 PM
bump...

Does anyone know whether or not I should use 9005 or 9145?

THANKS!!!

nikon
04-13-06, 06:41 PM
I think you'll only find the "brighter" ones in 9005....and I somehat retract my previous statement, although no real color difference that I could see at dusk, when nighttime came around, I started driving and I can no longer differenciate betweeen the headlights and the fog's it may not look super blue, but oh well. Ive changed my mind though, I now say somewhat of a worthwhile mod.

1MEANV
04-13-06, 08:11 PM
9005 is what i use in mine, and they are bright

Staxxin
04-13-06, 08:45 PM
Excellent, Thanks for the info guys!!! Any tricks on installation?

ChicagoCTS32
04-13-06, 11:53 PM
You can do a super-white LED bulb set from www.superlumination.com... Just a thought.

Lots of guys on the non-V forum have done silverstars down there and been pleased with them. Their only complaint is that they burn out quickly because the filament burns too hot.

atdeneve
04-14-06, 05:14 AM
ChicagoCTS32, which LED could you use?
I wanted to switch 'em out for an LED, but couldn't find one available that could be simply swapped for either the 9145 or 9005. If you know which LED would fit, holla.

ChicagoCTS32
04-14-06, 08:12 AM
ChicagoCTS32, which LED could you use?
I wanted to switch 'em out for an LED, but couldn't find one available that could be simply swapped for either the 9145 or 9005. If you know which LED would fit, holla.

Crap... I was thinking of the back up / brake / little corner headlight bulb replacements... I forgot that the fog lights are 9005 bulbs.

Retraction, superlumination LED's won't work. Sorry! Guess I should do my homework first.:mad:

rand49er
04-14-06, 08:41 AM
9005 is what i use in mine, and they are brightStupid Ques: Does the local auto supply have these? :confused:

Ryan's '05-V
04-14-06, 08:53 AM
Randy, yes and I sent you a PM.

nikon
04-14-06, 08:58 AM
The only trick to doing them is, well, nothing really, yor just got to get 4 little puch pins out of the wheel well, dont remove the wheel well, but it will bend far enough out of your way to get your hand in there...oh one more thing, the 9005's arent a perfect fit, one of the little tabs is a bit bigger so you kind of have to force it in there. Oh ya make sure you have a good flashlight, it helps.

Staxxin
04-14-06, 09:56 AM
The only trick to doing them is, well, nothing really, yor just got to get 4 little puch pins out of the wheel well, dont remove the wheel well, but it will bend far enough out of your way to get your hand in there...oh one more thing, the 9005's arent a perfect fit, one of the little tabs is a bit bigger so you kind of have to force it in there. Oh ya make sure you have a good flashlight, it helps.

Excellent Thanks, I guess there's enough clearance with out having to take the wheels off?

nikon
04-14-06, 10:05 AM
Excellent Thanks, I guess there's enough clearance with out having to take the wheels off?

oh plenty, just when your doing the drivers side, turn the wheels to lock right, and vice versa for the passenger side.

Staxxin
04-14-06, 10:37 AM
oh plenty, just when your doing the drivers side, turn the wheels to lock right, and vice versa for the passenger side.

Great Thanks!!!