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Since aftermarket HID's are illegal, you could POTENTIALLY be pulled over for having them too. Plus, I'm concerned about the longevity of the HIDs since you have to drill in that dustcap, what happens when they burn out and you have to go back to halogens? Will they outlast the car like some say, or last 3-5 years like others say?


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Since aftermarket HID's are illegal, you could POTENTIALLY be pulled over for having them too.* Plus, I'm concerned about the longevity of the HIDs since you have to drill in that dustcap, what happens when they burn out and you have to go back to halogens?* Will they outlast the car like some say, or last 3-5 years like others say?
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yeah it almost seems like a chance you take....but they have LOTS of cars out there with HIDS(acura,BMW,mercedes etc) How would the cops know what to pull over or not ya know...so i bet it rare that you would ever get pulled over but its still a possiblity.....i think i will just try the white halogens to start .....
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You want high wattage clear halogen? (Sorry, I'm not sure what bulbs you guys use)

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H1 bulbs in both low and high beams. H3 for integrated fogs.

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I recommend PIAA bulbs.

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Originally posted by MZBuckeye@Jan 13 2005, 01:24 PM
I'm in the same boat as you.* HID's are great, but I'm having a hard time justifying $300 for lights.* I went with the Osram Silverstars rather than the Sylvania, and they're pretty damn good. You can get 'em off Ebay for like $30.* The Sylvania's are whiter cuz of the blue tint on the bulb, but the Osrams are brighter (because no tint on the bulb, duh) but they're nowhere close to HID's, but only 10% of the cost.* If you really want good lights, HID's are the only way to go.* The Osrams are a mild improvement over stock, but nothing like HIDs.
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What's the diff between the Osram Silverstars and Sylvania Silverstars? I just bought some, and the packaging has both Osram AND Sylavia written on it. I think Sylvania owns Osram, or the other way around. In any case, these bulbs are rated at 4000K. Quite good for a simple H1 bulb.

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Originally posted by MZBuckeye@Jan 13 2005, 04:37 PM
Since aftermarket HID's are illegal, you could POTENTIALLY be pulled over for having them too.* Plus, I'm concerned about the longevity of the HIDs since you have to drill in that dustcap, what happens when they burn out and you have to go back to halogens?* Will they outlast the car like some say, or last 3-5 years like others say?
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Forgive my ignorance, but how would the police know that your headlights are aftermarket HID's?

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i think too many people are hung up on what the police will pull you over for, that or the cops in your areas suck. for instance, i have blue lights in the parking lights, the liscense plate, inside, and under the car, the true euro tails and the rear reflectors are totally black and the window tint is too dark... now i may get nailed tomorrow, but i have never been hasseled for any of it.
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What's the diff between the Osram Silverstars and Sylvania Silverstars? I just bought some, and the packaging has both Osram AND Sylavia written on it. I think Sylvania owns Osram, or the other way around. In any case, these bulbs are rated at 4000K. Quite good for a simple H1 bulb
I think Osram and Sylvania are the same company, but Osram Silverstars and Sylvania Silverstars are very different. Sylvania's are blue tinted, decreasing the light output slightly while Osrams are clear. Also, Osrams are made in Europe; I think the Sylvania's are the U.S. version, however most say that the U.S. version is of substandard quality. Burning out soon, lower performance, etc. I love the Osrams, I've had them ever since I got the car and they're going strong in both my lows and lower fogs. You can see the difference in the bulbs:
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Forgive my ignorance, but how would the police know that your headlights are aftermarket HID's?
They'd either have to know that the 6 does not come equipped with HID's factory, or the glare was too bad from the halogen projectors that it tipped 'em off that something was up. Or, if the K rating is too high and they look real blue, that would tip 'em off too.

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i think too many people are hung up on what the police will pull you over for, that or the cops in your areas suck. for instance, i have blue lights in the parking lights, the liscense plate, inside, and under the car, the true euro tails and the rear reflectors are totally black and the window tint is too dark... now i may get nailed tomorrow, but i have never been hasseled for any of it.
Maybe so, but I really don't ever want police hassles, especially hassles that are provoked by something I've done. I have yet to see aftermarket HID's on a 6 so I can't tell how "aftermarket" they look, so I'm not convinced that I will be safe. Aftermarket HID's are illegal for a reason, and I'm just not sold on the fact that our halogen projectors are sufficient for such an intense light output.

And yes, the police in my area (especially East Cleveland) DO suck. One of my coworkers got pulled over and ticketed for having a FACTORY tow ball installed in the bumper of his S-10 that "blocked" his license plate. Just one example....




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I think Osram and Sylvania are the same company, but Osram Silverstars and Sylvania Silverstars are very different.* Sylvania's are blue tinted, decreasing the light output slightly while Osrams are clear.* Also, Osrams are made in Europe; I think the Sylvania's are the U.S. version, however most say that the U.S. version is of substandard quality.* Burning out soon, lower performance, etc.* I love the Osrams, I've had them ever since I got the car and they're going strong in both my lows and lower fogs.* You can see the difference in the bulbs:
OSRAMS
They'd either have to know that the 6 does not come equipped with HID's factory, or the glare was too bad from the halogen projectors that it tipped 'em off that something was up.* Or, if the K rating is too high and they look real blue, that would tip 'em off too.
Maybe so, but I really don't ever want police hassles, especially hassles that are provoked by something I've done.* I have yet to see aftermarket HID's on a 6 so I can't tell how "aftermarket" they look, so I'm not convinced that I will be safe.* Aftermarket HID's are illegal for a reason, and I'm just not sold on the fact that our halogen projectors are sufficient for such an intense light output.*

And yes, the police in my area (especially East Cleveland) DO suck.* One of my coworkers got pulled over and ticketed for having a FACTORY tow ball installed in the bumper of his S-10 that "blocked" his license plate.* Just one example....
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whats up man...so you have osrams.......how long have they lasted you...do you have any pics.....people are talking all bad on the silverstars....osrams might be my choice...how white,blue are they?...are they 4000k as well?
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