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9005 foglights

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by TacoTimmy, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Mar 1, 2012 at 2:47 PM
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    TacoTimmy

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    I noticed that the 9005 lights had similar tabs as the stock 9145 bulb. I figured they would be a little brighter because they do not have the painted end cap. I bought a set of silver star ultras. Turns out they are real close but not perfect. One of the mounting tabs have to be trimmed on the bulb. After I did that they went in and plugged up with no problem. Waaay brighter. Just thought I would share that if you want brighter fogs!
     
  2. Jan 28, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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    3boyztaco

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    How's the 9005 bulbs working out? Any probs since installing? ie: lens melting, water leaks, wires melting, etc... I'm very interested in trying this setup on my 2010. Thanks.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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    Everything is great! No adverse affects. One of the best mods I have done!
     
  4. Jan 29, 2013 at 9:11 PM
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    Except the lack of painted tips is blinding other drivers and neutralizing the beam pattern of the fog light reflector.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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    fyremanpat

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    OME 886x and 5100's all the way around. Toytec AAL. Phillips x-treme vision headlights. 886 reverse lights. Borla exhaust. 20% tint. Hi 6 mod. 285/65/18 Nitto TG on 18" Moto Metal 955's. Airaid intake. Scanguage2.JBA LT's.GC Grill..more to come.
    Pretty sure that black paint isnt doing much...
     
  6. Jan 30, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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    good to hear that. Thanks.
     
  7. Jan 30, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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    Rich91710

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    It is shielding the filament from direct view of oncoming traffic.
    Exactly the same reason your headlights have chrome caps in the middle.

    The 9005 is intended to be used as a high beam and not used when there is other traffic in front of you.

    Don't be surprised if you get pulled over for it.
     
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