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      upgrading headlights

      hey i got the stock headlights and bulbs on a 05 2.5t but cant see anything at night! i am thinking about upgrading the bulbs, what do you guys recommend for the best lighting, i would prefer a cool white if possible.

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      I'd recommend the Philips crystal vision ultra. Plus cleaning and polishing the lenses if they are yellowed.
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      Quote Originally Posted by 91shelby View Post
      I'd recommend the Philips crystal vision ultra. Plus cleaning and polishing the lenses if they are yellowed.
      THIS! ^^^

      I myself went the aftermarket HID route and haven't looked back. I've done this on every car I've owned in fact. I have some LED headlight bulbs on hand that I plan to try out soon.

      But if you want to only go the bulb replacement route, you really can't beat the Philips Crystal Vision Ultras.
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      Morimoto 2Stroke 2.0 LEDs actually work in these headlights.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Morimoto 2Stroke 2.0 LEDs actually work in these headlights.
      Is there any difference between 05 to 07 headlights? These (Morimoto) look very similar to some I have already tried to get in with no luck. They do look a bit smaller in diameter at the "radiator" (as they call it).
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      Quote Originally Posted by Roadboy View Post
      Is there any difference between 05 to 07 headlights? These (Morimoto) look very similar to some I have already tried to get in with no luck. They do look a bit smaller in diameter at the "radiator" (as they call it).
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      Shouldn't be. I didn't have a problem getting them in. Are you sure you had the right base? Lows are H11 and highs are 9005 but you'd be better off modifying a HIR1 base to fit since it's electrically and optimally the same just produces 600 lumens more.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Shouldn't be. I didn't have a problem getting them in. Are you sure you had the right base? Lows are H11 and highs are 9005 but you'd be better off modifying a HIR1 base to fit since it's electrically and optimally the same just produces 600 lumens more.
      I had H11 for the low (which I had a problem fitting), but mine has H9 for the high (same as 9005?). What exactly is a HIR1? Google didn't help much, appears to be an upgrade bulb for 9005?
      Thanks again Scottish
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      Quote Originally Posted by Roadboy View Post
      I had H11 for the low (which I had a problem fitting), but mine has H9 for the high (same as 9005?). What exactly is a HIR1? Google didn't help much, appears to be an upgrade bulb for 9005?
      Thanks again Scottish
      Oops. My mistake. Should be h11/h9 the 9005 is p80 jewels and p2 01-04.
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      Back from the dead! Anybody know if an 07 needs the anti flicker harness? I would think not since the drl isn't half power. Thanks
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