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    Hi everyone i woudnt say i have a problem but when i drive my car on a night my lights are rubbish barley light the road up lol no i dont want to fit hid as i hate them with a passion my car is 03 sri what would be my best bet better bulbs or xenon headlight if available all comments welcome
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    If you do a quick search: 1st step upgrade the bulbs but also do the height adjustment mod to extend the distance covered by the dip beam.

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    If you don't want to fit HIDS, you don't have many options.

    You can try different bulbs but none of them will make much difference. You can fit 100w bulbs, but not only are they illegal, they also get way too hot for the plastic light lenses and don't make a massive difference.

    The best you can manage is something like Osram Night Breaker bulbs which are a standard 55w but brighter and do the headlight adjustment mod. Basically stick your headlight adjuster on position 2 and then align your lights where they were before so when you stick it back on position 0 they're higher. Loads of people done it on here and it shouldn't be too high.

    Personally though, having said I would never fit HIDS and finally giving in and fitting them a couple of weeks back I'd never go back, the difference is literally night and day.
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    cheers for that is there a how to on the headlight adjustment mod.

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    If you can find them Bosch pure light bulbs have been rated by which as the dogs.. Going to try and find some where to get them for my car..

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    i put the osram bulbs in mine ,didnt notice much difference

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    Hids wasting your time with xenon bulbs and that

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    From the start of next month Hids are gonna be more hassle than their worth anyway tbh

    I had Ring xenon max bulbs fitted to my last Vec and i've just literally bought another set for this on as they are pretty good for a standard bulb

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    [QUOTE=john.robertson2;1676634]From the start of next month Hids are gonna be more hassle than their worth anyway tbh

    why???

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    [quote=reeseandellie;1676643]
    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    From the start of next month Hids are gonna be more hassle than their worth anyway tbh

    why???
    HID's fitted without headlight washers/self levelling will be an mot fail and I can see the police clamping down too

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