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    Default main beam alternatives....

    I know there are tons of upgrade suggestions for driving / dip beam, but I've just bought some Osram Nightbreakers for the main beam...

    Has anyone fitted these or similar to their main beam and has it made a huge improvement ... or none at all?

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    Ring Ultima 120% the same maybe slightly better than nightbreakers, and a huge improvement on standard.

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    Or start saving up for afl conversion

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    do they have better main beam?....

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    I put night breakers in my mains last weekend, not much different over the original tbh but I did also fit HID's at the same time which may be the reason I can't notice much difference! Night breakers in the dipped on my dads vec were much better than standard bulbs though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotsDragon View Post
    Ring Ultima 120% the same maybe slightly better than nightbreakers, and a huge improvement on standard.
    I have the H1 and H7 of these on main and dips - a lot better imho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastian View Post
    Or start saving up for afl conversion
    Quote Originally Posted by chewy71 View Post
    do they have better main beam?....
    they are Bi xenon so the dipped beam is also main bean as well as ur normal main beam

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    I found the Osram NBs an improvement over the standard H1's.

    When one of the Osram NBs failed approx 3 years later, I gave Ring Ultimas a try.

    I found they're not quite as good as the Osram NBs. The beam isn't so well spread out as the NBs. It's almost pencil like in comparison. Next time they blow, I think I'll get some more Osram NBs for the high beams.

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    thanks guys,... and as you say Dave, I read the report on beam spread of Osram to be better or less pencil like than Ring, so opted for the Osram.

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