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Old 02-16-2012, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by slo5oh View Post
Not for most of our trucks, but for anyone that can use the 9005 or 9006 bulb stock you REALLY should consider dropping a little more $ and getting the 9011 or 9012 instead. They can be found cheap on Amazon. These HIR bulbs really are a great upgrade over standard.
I replaced the bulbs in my Toyota with these and the improvement was significant. I had to modify the wings that lock the base into the housing just a tad. It was pretty easy by simply comparing the old bulb with the new bulb.
HIR bulbs were designed to be used with a bulb shield/cap/cover to prevent unecessary glare and hot spots in the light pattern....otherwise they have great output....
 
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:33 PM
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Outstanding post Raptor05121...very informative. I'm in the process of replacing the fog light bulbs on my 05. I'm thinking 9155's...thanks for the info.
 
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new fog bulbs

Awesome post Raptor05121! Very informative.
I do have a question about "upgrading" my fog light bulbs. i have a 09 stx with the 9140 bulbs, i want to upgrade to something thats basically white, i understand not going higher than the 9145, but what about going with an led to get the whiteness im looking for?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:40 PM
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The LED will get you the color (but then the LEDs will be whiter than your headlights) but you will not have fog lights anymore. LEDs are for aesthetics only and will provide 0 forward illumination.
 
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I'll be putting the 9145's in my 09 Lariat soon.
 
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:21 PM
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Awome write up! Answered a lot of questions for me. Looking at upgrading my lights soon.
 
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Picked up a pair of Silverstar Ultras today. Not sure what is in the truck already, but haven't been impressed. Think I'll change one first and see how much difference there is. '09 F150
 
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:28 PM
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Picked up a pair of Silverstar Ultras today. Not sure what is in the truck already, but haven't been impressed. Think I'll change one first and see how much difference there is. '09 F150
X2, paid $25 on fleabay.
 
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I'm looking at a set of led bulbs for my fogs, they claim they use only 12 w of power and are bright white at 6000K. The main led uses a cree lighting bulb. Not bad for 50 bucks a pair. With them being real LED's the lifespan should be greatly increased.

http://www.highperformancebulbs.com/...led-bulbs.html
 

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Old 12-27-2013, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by 05RedFX4 View Post
I'm looking at a set of led bulbs for my fogs, they claim they use only 12 w of power and are bright white at 6000K. The main led uses a cree lighting bulb. Not bad for 50 bucks a pair. With them being real LED's the lifespan should be greatly increased. http://www.highperformancebulbs.com/...led-bulbs.html
You did note these are Daytime Runnjng Lights (DRL)?

I expect the brightness & luminosity would be less than a fog lamp should provide.

I would like to hear your results once you have installed these.
 
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I haven't bought them yet, I'm still looking around to see what I can find.
 
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So for my 2001 Screw i could go with the 9011 or 9012 for better output..? im sorry as the numbers confuse. Had a 16 point rape my fogs and driver front headlight. Didn't destroy the housings on headlights but blew out my bulbs..? i want the BRIGHTEST i can go without going HID in both the heads (Dual Filament) and fogs.. no yellow, white best, little blue is tolerable.. thanks for the advice, and sorry if im asking in the wrong place... -Semi i hope someone can\will help thanks again..
 
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by DimentedScrew View Post
So for my 2001 Screw i could go with the 9011 or 9012 for better output..? im sorry as the numbers confuse. Had a 16 point rape my fogs and driver front headlight. Didn't destroy the housings on headlights but blew out my bulbs..? i want the BRIGHTEST i can go without going HID in both the heads (Dual Filament) and fogs.. no yellow, white best, little blue is tolerable.. thanks for the advice, and sorry if im asking in the wrong place... -Semi i hope someone can\will help thanks again..
9011 and 9012 are single beam only replacement bulbs.

You will still need a 9007 bulb and 9145 (H10) for the fog lights.
 
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Originally Posted by DimentedScrew View Post
So for my 2001 Screw i could go with the 9011 or 9012 for better output..? im sorry as the numbers confuse. Had a 16 point rape my fogs and driver front headlight. Didn't destroy the housings on headlights but blew out my bulbs..? i want the BRIGHTEST i can go without going HID in both the heads (Dual Filament) and fogs.. no yellow, white best, little blue is tolerable.. thanks for the advice, and sorry if im asking in the wrong place... -Semi i hope someone can\will help thanks again..
Ask a Mod to merge/consolidate all yer threads on the same subject - yer cluttering and cornfusin' folks.

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Ask a Mod to merge/consolidate all yer threads on the same subject - yer cluttering and cornfusin' folks.

Please & Thankee!

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Sorry... Now on I'll be a "seen n not heard" type of member... Read and not responded thing.. Again, I apologize... Thanks everyone for all the info btw..
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