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Old 12-19-2010, 09:10 PM
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headlights not as bright as they should be

i just bought some new headlights. just replacement bulbs. they have a purplish tint to them. everyone in the comments say they are bright and better at night, but when i put them in they werent as bright as the oem bulbs i had. I dont know if it is an electrical problem or just a bad set of bulbs. if its electrical what can i do?
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Re: headlights not as bright as they should be

plug one of the oem back in and see if they are dimmer than before. sounds like they really arent good lights. is it possible you bought a lower quaility bulb but is the same brand? I bought some lights for my 3 series BMW. My dad ended up telling me to get some other ones that were better 60 dollars more, same brand,same package, but big difference
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Are you running HID's? Purple tint usually means a bad bulb.
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Are you running HID's? Purple tint usually means a bad bulb.
or it means someone has 25k HIDs
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:48 PM
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If you're running HID's, the higher the K, the less light it puts out.
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Re: headlights not as bright as they should be

4300k puts out the brightest light output for hids but most people have 6k, Anyway, do like ITscraps said and report back with the results!
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4300k puts out the brightest light output for hids but most people have 6k, Anyway, do like ITscraps said and report back with the results!
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Re: headlights not as bright as they should be

I'm a 6k kind of guy. lol. But most likely it's just crap bulbs. Switch them out and see what happens
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Re: headlights not as bright as they should be

i like 6k too bad my hid's stopped working. i been driving around with yellow high beams only lol
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You HID kit guys... I don't think I'll ever understand how you guys function lol.
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well i can't see dick at night with halogens...that's how i function with hid's
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well i can't see dick at night with halogens...that's how i function with hid's
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HIRs are awesome.
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headlights are for fags. Any real baller will just roll around with their foglights on.
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Headlights and fogs are for fags. Any real baller would roll with roof light bars... jk.
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Headlights and fogs and roof lights are for fags. Real ballers use nightvision.
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