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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:49 pm 
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Ok, now that we're getting into the darker time of year, I want to make my headlights a little brighter, better.
The standard ones are quite shocking...

Which bulbs would you guys recommend I replace them with?

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EDIT: I saw the other post on headlights...but I wasn't sure if XR6 are any different?
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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 10:23 pm 
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only different in what size bulb

 

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 11:04 pm 
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funny thing is xr lights are heaps better over standard
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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 11:09 pm 
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only different in what size bulb


Same as EF XR and GLi/Futuras are the same if anyone cares!

 

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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 11:12 pm 
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Rapier wrote:
funny thing is xr lights are heaps better over standard


really?

the general spread on the XR6 is shocking compared to standard I found.

I'm just looking to buy something a bit better than the "standard" bulb replacement...
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Posted: Mon May 01, 2006 11:19 pm 
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i think the GLi's are a bit (very slightly) better spread but the xr's are way better distance!! I'd much rather the XR lights.

 

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Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 12:06 am 
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the general spread on the XR6 is shocking compared to standard I found.
How's your headlamp adjustment Dave ??

 

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Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:50 am 
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i replaced my globes in the el with narva plus 50.....bloody great globes,nice and bright on low and the highs were awesome...im sure there are plenty better about but for the reasonably small outlay these were great..

 

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Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 2:25 pm 
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go HIDs and u will never look back :). ive never used high beam since the HIDs went in :)

 

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Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 4:19 pm 
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i replaced my globes in the el with narva plus 50.....bloody great globes,nice and bright on low and the highs were awesome...im sure there are plenty better about but for the reasonably small outlay these were great..
^ what he said,theres only a few new globes using the same power and make more light - be carefull,some make blue light and can be a defect in some states. i use above and have adjusted legal, but still get flashed - if you flash back you may blind them, so must be brighter,easy to see road and white light - compares to new cars and often brighter when side by side. enjoy :roll: :roll:

 

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Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 4:23 pm 
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just wondering what brand of HIDs I should be looking at and also whether you know of a website or something. I have an EL XR8 and I too have s**t lights even with plus 50s in the low beam I can hardly see the road around town and on the highway the high beam is just pitiful.

 

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Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 4:42 pm 
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I've found mine crap, one of the weaknesses of the car i would love to get Xeon ones but i think they are around $1,500 which is out of my price range.

 

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Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 5:35 pm 
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the issue for the poor light spread it that the headlights are set so deep in the bumper, they are better than EF XR lights though, but the bloody things pretty much sit inside cylindrical extrusions that dictate the throw of the light, the only way to better this is to bring the lights to the front of the bar like the rest of the range, there is then nothing to inhibit the side throw of the lights..

observation only.. but I think a pretty good one..

 

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Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 5:38 pm 
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Yea, thats what tghe problem is regarding the spread of the lights...

Im just after something a bit brightewr, better in general than standard replacements...
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