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Old 05-08-2016, 07:48 PM   #1
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Need some brighter bulbs man!

I have an 04 with an absolutely bad a$$ set of blacked out super smoked ridiculously light limiting headlights from AM. I love these lights and knew when I bought them that my after-dark performance would be less than stock. It's worse than expected though, so much that I avoid driving at night if possible. My car isn't a DD (only drive during warm weather on weekends). Do you guys know of any bulbs that will light me up some?




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Philips Xtreme Vision or get rid of the smoked lights. Or an HID retrofit. Note I said retrofit, not a $40 set of chinese junk bulbs in the halogen housings. Honestly... if you need to drive the car at night then put the OEMs back in. The 01-04 OEM housings are already smoked and look great as is.
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Philips Xtreme Vision or get rid of the smoked lights. Or an HID retrofit. Note I said retrofit, not a $40 set of chinese junk bulbs in the halogen housings. Honestly... if you need to drive the car at night then put the OEMs back in. The 01-04 OEM housings are already smoked and look great as is.
This is the best answer I can think of.

I love the look of smoked lights on a black car, but if the lights are causing a visability issue you have to choose safety over appearance. Those smoked lights will not look good with Bambi, or some other unseen animal or object stuffed in them.

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I may try those Phillips bulbs first and if that doesn't help buy a set of factory tinted lights.

Maybe use these dark smoked for car shows. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ


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one vote for function>form. I understand how people like the look of tints but the reality is not good.
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one vote for function>form. I understand how people like the look of tints but the reality is not good.
Yeah, efficiency over aesthetics anytime.
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I may try those Phillips bulbs first and if that doesn't help buy a set of factory tinted lights.

Maybe use these dark smoked for car shows. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ


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I see 01-04 take offs on CL or ebay all the time for cheaper than the AM reproduction ones. Ford nailed the 01-04 lights, no idea why ppl swap them with super black ones or the rice *** raxiom projectors.
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I have the Philips xtreme bulbs and nokya for fogs. They are perfect together no doubt. Brighest halogen you are gonna get.

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I have the Philips xtreme bulbs and nokya for fogs. They are perfect together no doubt. Brighest halogen you are gonna get.

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Thanks for the reply. Are you running stock or the extreme smoked housings?


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Stock AM housing.

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Which is a replica of the 01-04 OEMs. They actually are pretty good for aftermarket headlights but if you can find a clean set of OEMs, get those or if you already have them, I'd put them back on.
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Mine are aftermarket, black housing but no tint. Still looks good, but I have no issues at night. I'm also using the Phillips Extremes.

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