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Good evevening everyone and Happy New Year.

If this is in the wrong section, please move it.

OK, I want to replace all my headlights and fog bulbs. I' not ready to do HID so I'm wanted to know who has the best. I'm looking for max output of light, brighter the better I use to get these highbeam/low beam bulbs in my Toyota, I think they were H4 but I found 85/100 and they put out a pure white light.

So there you go, what are the BEST replacement bulbs for the Headlights, Fog light. I want to go as bright as I can wihtou going to HID. I have a few in mind but you all may be able to add to that, maybe I'll find something I didn't know about.

Thanks for the time and Happy New Year everyone.
 

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the silverstar ultra or the new ZXE bulbs are good ones. I have used both and have been pleased with them.
 

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I was going to try what Brutus just ordered but went with HID's in the end. First however I went with PIAA Ultrawhites in the lows and Putco's in the fogs. I was really quite impressed with the PIAA's.
 

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I was going to try what Brutus just ordered but went with HID's in the end. First however I went with PIAA Ultrawhites in the lows and Putco's in the fogs. I was really quite impressed with the PIAA's.
Hey Stump3r..not a smart arse question, but if the PIAA's were good, why go with the HID's?

ithe reason i ask is because 'm having an HID dillema. i cant find a definative answer whether the Daytime running lights will still operate with the HID kit, and i want to keep them working. I too was thinking PIAA's, but i'm looking $90 bucks for two bulbs, and $125 for the HID conversion...im a cheap SOB and dont want to waste the cash on the PIAA's if i end up going to HID like you have done...
 

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Hey Stump3r..not a smart arse question, but if the PIAA's were good, why go with the HID's?

ithe reason i ask is because 'm having an HID dillema. i cant find a definative answer whether the Daytime running lights will still operate with the HID kit, and i want to keep them working. I too was thinking PIAA's, but i'm looking $90 bucks for two bulbs, and $125 for the HID conversion...im a cheap SOB and dont want to waste the cash on the PIAA's if i end up going to HID like you have done...
Very good question actually!!!!

I went with HID's because they were supposed to be a far cry better than halogens. I was happy with the PIAA's but wanted the "best" lighting possible so I bit the bullet and went with HID's in my lows and fogs. One problem though I went cheap with my original HID kit and have since had to replace it.

If modding on a budget avoid the cheap HID kits, they are cheap for a reason. The PIAA's are worth every penny IMO and you will be really happy with their output. If going with HID's spend the money on a quality kit and go 55W over 35W. I still haven't done my high beams as I am happy with the output I get with my them.
 

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Very good question actually!!!!

I went with HID's because they were supposed to be a far cry better than halogens. I was happy with the PIAA's but wanted the "best" lighting possible so I bit the bullet and went with HID's in my lows and fogs. One problem though I went cheap with my original HID kit and have since had to replace it.

If modding on a budget avoid the cheap HID kits, they are cheap for a reason. The PIAA's are worth every penny IMO and you will be really happy with their output. If going with HID's spend the money on a quality kit and go 55W over 35W. I still haven't done my high beams as I am happy with the output I get with my them.
I was going to try what Brutus just ordered but went with HID's in the end. First however I went with PIAA Ultrawhites in the lows and Putco's in the fogs. I was really quite impressed with the PIAA's.
Well after alot of thought, and a bit more research, i think I might go with the PIAA's and then add the Mopar aftermarket fogs (The rectangular ones that fit in the front bumber by the tow hooks). I think what i miss about the lighting on this truck most is the lack of fog lights. The lights on my 96 Ram was quite frankly crap too, but the fog lights were always on and they were a drastic improvement over just the sock lights.

I have noticed the the least lighted area of the road is right in front of my truck, especially now that it sits a couple inches higher in the front...Maybe this will help instead of heading down the HID route.
 

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i have an 05 toyota tacoma as a personal vehicle (the ram is my new work truck). i found some bulbs for the tacoma that were a higher wattage at napa. the OEMs are 55w, and these bulbs are like 80w...and they were only like $10/each

when i picked up the ram this weekend, i was (and still am) highly disappointed in the lighting. i dont know if napa makes those higher wattage bulbs in an H11 base, but it might be worth checking out. i personally am going to pick up this HID kit from theretrofitsource.com, a place where i get all my HID stuff (i do projector retrofits for the 05-11 tacomas)

FYI, when i installed those higher wattage bulbs on the tacoma, i made a new wire harness w/ relays, larger gauge wire and also used ceramic plugs...something to consider if you use higher wattage bulbs (as they will produce more heat)
 

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well i didnt get the PIAA's...im a cheap scottish SOB, but i did get these Phillips Crystal Vision ultra for 30 bucks at carquest this week. they are a vast improvement. so far pretty happy!

hard to tell. it is a bit bright out here, but the driver side light is the new phillips crystal vision ultra


driver side is new bulb again


both changed to crystal vision ultras

 
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