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    The past week or so have confirmed to me that the basic headlamps in my preface are shocking! I know that HIDs are the muts nuts but right now I dont have the £60+ required so what are my other options? What are best direct replacement bulbs and where can they be bought?

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    IMHO, you're just throwing money away buying bulbs that claim to be brighter. From experience they don't last as long as they're driven a lot harder to obtain the extra brightness.

    HIDs is the best way to go (or eat loads of carrots )

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    Looks like it's carrots then.

    I have just been looking at bulbs on google and the ones that are spozed to be 'the best' are 40 odd quid!

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    Phillips Ultra vision are meant to be awesome. Im looking at getting some for my main beam.

    I know a few ppl with them in Astra VXR's and they prefer them to HIDS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    IMHO, you're just throwing money away buying bulbs that claim to be brighter. From experience they don't last as long as they're driven a lot harder to obtain the extra brightness.

    HIDs is the best way to go (or eat loads of carrots )
    I bought some cheapish 100w upgrade ones off ebay and they dont last long at all so I would agree with Big Dave.
    Maybe ask santa for a set mate but honestly save for some HID's its well worth the money!

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    I've got lucas 50% lightning fitted to mine and imo they are a decent bulb for the money

    same as in link below

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Lucas-Blue-Lig...item3f0511eb3d

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    Try adjusting your headlamp height first before changing bulbs... I bought and tried loads, all crap till i got HID's...

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    h.i.d's have them in my fog full beam and dipped beam totally unreal light

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    Try adjusting your headlamp height first before changing bulbs... I bought and tried loads, all crap till i got HID's...
    Its just had an MOT so I'm assuming they're already set at the correct height?

    It's frustrating more than anything and the mrs wont let me spend £60 on HIDs as we're about to move so every penny counts.

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    I thought HID's cost a lot more than £60?

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