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Old 11-02-2004, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok, so i was driving home from school, and i took a back way through a rich area, and there is no lights on the road at ALL!!.. and the road is all windy...

now?? i couldn't see crap?? my question is... are ellipoids with no dde gunna help this at all?? or am i just gunna have to buy ellipsoids and later buy HID's!???


i know u guys might be mad that the area where i posted this, but i get no response's elsewhere!

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Old 11-02-2004, 06:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes...and then apparently Silverstars will help even more
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Old 11-02-2004, 06:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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silverstars dont add to preformence lighting wise.... there was research and a long write up somewhere. i am sure someone has the link/article.

they make your lights look brighter or some shit, but dont add to range, ect..
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ok, so i was driving home from school, and i took a back way through a rich area, and there is no lights on the road at ALL!!.. and the road is all windy...

now?? i couldn't see crap?? my question is... are ellipoids with no dde gunna help this at all?? or am i just gunna have to buy ellipsoids and later buy HID's!???


i know u guys might be mad that the area where i posted this, but i get no response's elsewhere!

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ellipoids will definatley help visibility at night, even without hid, the european projectors emit way more light than the horrible NA spec headlights. they also look way better during the day as well so its a double
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Old 11-02-2004, 07:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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do they make silverstars in H1 bulbs?
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Yes, yes and yes.

I have ellipsoids, and they are infinitely better than the NA oem headlights. It's truely amazing. I wanted the cool DDE's, but the reason for the upgrade was to improve my night vision. I'm very happy.

I have added Silverstars (after being disapppointed by Hella and PIAA bulbs).

And they do make the Silverstars in an H1, that's what I have.
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Yep, definetely. Ellipsoids will add a LOT of light to the road. That's why they aren't legal for US driving ; )
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Old 11-02-2004, 10:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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sounds good, thanks alot guys... i'm gunna buy them, i'll get pics when i put them in!
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