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    H7 lighting question.

    I have the Prodrive headlights. They take H7 bulbs; one for low beam and a second for high beam. I would like to replace the high beam. The standard bulb is a 55w unit made by phillips. I found some 80w H7's by Philips.

    My question is, do you all think this might put the OEM wiring in danger of melting? I suspect that a re-wire would be the best thing to do, but I didn't want to undertake the project if the rally spec, 80w units weren't going to be all that much better.
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    yes.

    Go with VisionPlus or Osram Silverstars.

    Both are excellent bulbs

    right now, I'm waiting for my set of Osram All-Season H3 from Powerbulbs

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    Originally posted by tan
    yes.

    Go with VisionPlus or Osram Silverstars.

    Both are excellent bulbs

    right now, I'm waiting for my set of Osram All-Season H3 from Powerbulbs
    Are the Osram Silverstars different from our Sylvania Silverstars? I thought they were one in the same.

    ...and "yes", you think the H7 Rally I have linked will work fine or "Yes James, you'll fry your wiring with that baby"?
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    yes, the harness won't survive.


    The sylvania are tinted to try to achieve the HID look. For the Sylvania Silverstar H7 (I have them), they are not worth the money.

    Osram Silverstars compete with VisionPlus

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    Originally posted by tan
    yes, the harness won't survive.


    The sylvania are tinted to try to achieve the HID look. For the Sylvania Silverstar H7 (I have them), they are not worth the money.

    Osram Silverstars compete with VisionPlus
    That is exactly what I needed to know. Thanks! I think I will order the Osrams and then look into a different set of driving lights to fit in the OEM location. Are the Hella 500's still a pretty good way to go?
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