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Unread 08-16-2008, 11:41 PM   #1
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h3 wattage fog lights

my light burned out in my fog light right now their street legal 7 inch round fog lights 55 watt

been looking up lights on ebay,quadratec and autozone. 55 will keep it street legal 100 watters are the same price 130's are like a buck more.
the wiring is sound so is the relay the only thing im worried about is the heat its a glass lense and has some plastic housing crap.

piaa is like 55 watt equivilant pricy stuff
some ebay junk is blue hid plasma crap or yellow


any ideas?

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Unread 08-16-2008, 11:49 PM   #2
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what kind of lamps? if the stock bulb is a 55w i doubt the wire is thick enough to hold a higher wattage, and if the reflector is crappy you wont get a good beam out of it.
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Unread 08-17-2008, 06:11 PM   #3
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the wiring is part of the bulb on mine and the beam pattern is just fine kinda longrange but really wide
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Unread 08-20-2008, 08:22 AM   #4
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the wiring is part of the bulb on mine
that makes 0 sense. all H3 bulbs have a wire attached to them. i meant the actual wiring to the battery, relay, switch, etc.

if its some off-brand light kit, anything more than a 55 wont even get you a nicer light output, itll just be brighter with a crappy beam. and itll probably burn out the wiring.
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Unread 08-20-2008, 07:57 PM   #5
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i did all the wiring myself its more then adequate. 4 gauge to the auxilary fuse box and i believe 12 gauge to each light. a nice relay about 8 inches from the fuse box. the grounds have been sanded and gooped with silicone dielectric.

the only thing im wondering is how much more heat the higher wattage bulbs will make? why would higher wattage bulbs mess with the beam pattern?
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