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    Hi all,

    Was just wondering if it's worth upgrading the main beam bulbs on my GSI?

    It has (proper) xenon bulbs for dipped beam... and to be honest i'm happy with the performance, but you know what it's like... if you can have more it'd be good...

    Anyone running xenons and upgraded main beams? All info much appreciated...

    Cheers,

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    HIDs take a few seconds to reach full brightness, which is no good for flashing your main beam as and when required. I've read somewhere that the minority of cars that have HIDs for main beam as fitted by the manufacturer (and the majority of Mercs/BMWs, for example, only have it for dipped beam), have two bulbs - a halogen for flashing and a HID for sustained main beam use. Given how infrequently main beam gets used, I wouldn't go further than fitting Philips Xtreme or Osram Nightbreaker bulbs.

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    The Osram Nightbreaker bulbs for fullbeam are superb. Highly recommend them

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANDY W View Post
    The Osram Nightbreaker bulbs for fullbeam are superb. Highly recommend them
    cheers... i want to keep things standard, so won't be looking at HID's for main beam...

    take it i need H1's ???

    ian b

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    Pre facelift - H7's (dipped and main)

    Facelift - H1 (main) H7 (dipped)

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsco View Post
    Pre facelift - H7's (dipped and main)

    Facelift - H1 (main) H7 (dipped)
    thanks for that fella

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    i have hids in main beam to ,like said above when you flash them there not that bright but if you leave them on for more than 5 seconds there great

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