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#1 Raizak

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 10:09 PM

Hi guys it's me again lol! I'm getting my rear windows tinted next week, my ford gel badges are on their way aswell so now i've thought about changing my bulbs from the headlights to something that is much clearer and brighter.

Are they hard to change and what's the best one's (brightest) i can get that are legal and won't get me pulled every 5 minutes lol? Cheers! :lol:

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#2 Mk7_Rbj

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 11:19 AM

I am also looking to change mine in the near future

Some non-road-legal H7s that my mates swear by are the TRW lucas rally blues.. they are not officially road legal but would never have a problem with the heddlu

However, I think the view of the forum here is to go for phillips silver visions iirc

hope this helps
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Posted 03 November 2010 - 02:37 PM

Bluevision gets my vote. But seeing as you haven't got an MOT for a few years I'd go hid 6k as the mk7 has projector headlights so the light dispersion is the same.

I love my posh looking lights

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 09:42 PM

Hi - I bought some from Halfords and they're absolutely brilliant.

They give a nice white and can see the difference when driving in low light conditions.

I have these:

http://www.halfords....tegoryId_205263

They're buy one get one free at the minute anyway so well worth a look!

As for the headlight unit - expect trouble! It took me about 20 minutes to get the first one off and lost patience and just ended up ripping out a little bit and hoping for the best lol - fortunately it did work!

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 09:55 PM

Hi - I bought some from Halfords and they're absolutely brilliant.

They give a nice white and can see the difference when driving in low light conditions.

I have these:

http://www.halfords....tegoryId_205263

They're buy one get one free at the minute anyway so well worth a look!

As for the headlight unit - expect trouble! It took me about 20 minutes to get the first one off and lost patience and just ended up ripping out a little bit and hoping for the best lol - fortunately it did work!


are you for real?! the mk7 has THE easiest headlight removal I've ever seen, 2 screws and then a tug to take it out of a clip housed underneath.


takes 2 mins max to undo eachside!!

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:02 PM

are you for real?! the mk7 has THE easiest headlight removal I've ever seen, 2 screws and then a tug to take it out of a clip housed underneath.


takes 2 mins max to undo eachside!!


1) Yes, I am for real.

2) I'm extremely glad you take 2 minutes. I'll pick you a trophy up after work tomorrow.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:07 PM

Headlight changing guide at the top of the forum :lol:
Its dead simple!
I've had no problems with my Philips since installing them, they looks so much cleaner and brighter

(Edit - Guide at the bottom of my sig)

#8 Raizak

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 11:12 PM

Anyone got a suggested retailer or a direct link to the silver visions? I can only find x-treme vision etc? ;)

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:09 AM

are you for real?! the mk7 has THE easiest headlight removal I've ever seen, 2 screws and then a tug to take it out of a clip housed underneath.


takes 2 mins max to undo eachside!!



i would love to see that , oh and dont forget you forgot to mention the removal of the wire cable

to the OP i have philips bluvisions for my headlights and for full beam i have the philips extreme power , very pleased with both , you dont get a blue tint from the bluevisions but they are defiantly whiter looking and are a big improvement over the standards.

http://www.powerbulbs.com/

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 12:31 PM

You don't even need to take the light out. I changed my HIDs buy removing the rubber cap at the back and fitting them from there.

No need to take the whole unit if you don't feel comfortable doing so.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 01:43 PM

i would love to see that , oh and dont forget you forgot to mention the removal of the wire cable

to the OP i have philips bluvisions for my headlights and for full beam i have the philips extreme power , very pleased with both , you dont get a blue tint from the bluevisions but they are defiantly whiter looking and are a big improvement over the standards.

http://www.powerbulbs.com/


Do you seriously want me to record myself against a stop watch? What you gonna get me for doing it. I'll even start with my tool box closed and use a manual screw driver, no ratchet or automated tools.

So far I'll have a medal from one member plus your amazement for doin it in 120seconds seemingly.


The wire removal from the lamp itself would be far from an obstacle.


Who else doesn't believe me, can we start a pool on the actual time it'd take me :)

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 03:23 PM

Do you seriously want me to record myself against a stop watch? What you gonna get me for doing it. I'll even start with my tool box closed and use a manual screw driver, no ratchet or automated tools.

So far I'll have a medal from one member plus your amazement for doin it in 120seconds seemingly.


The wire removal from the lamp itself would be far from an obstacle.


Who else doesn't believe me, can we start a pool on the actual time it'd take me :)


you need to chill out a bit mate haha.

#13 mikester

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:11 PM

you need to chill out a bit mate haha.



can i put you down for a time of 1min 39 seconds?

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:30 PM

Mikester, can you take some photos of how you've got your HID Ballests and stuff in place? Really interested in getting some for my fez but can't find any pics of them fitted anywhere! <_<

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:44 PM

can i put you down for a time of 1min 39 seconds?


1 min 21 here :)

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