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Old 12-09-2012, 06:14 PM
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Headlight question to the pros out there......(NOOB)

I have a 2005 GMC Envoy SLT and I have a question about headlights and the wiring harnesses's capacity.
I now have Sylvania Silverstar Ultras in my truck. To be honest...they're not bright enough!! I pass those little rice burner Fast and Furious type cars and their headlights seem to be waaay brighter than mine!!
What brand name headlight can I use to get maximum brightness without exceeding the capacity and frying my wiring harness?
I do not care about the possibility of ticketing....I want to be able to see!!
I already have 800 series bulbs in my fog lights and they're 50 or so watts a piece.....can I go brighter on these??
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:18 AM
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You would be better off asking in the "exterior" forum, this is more about mobile electronics.

You can look into replacing them with HID Headlight bulbs, they're pretty easy to install (the only difference is you have to run them through a ballast). They come in different shades, or temperatures, ranging from 3000k(yellow) to 10000k(blue) and beyond (purple)- order the 5000k temperature HID's for pure white light and it won't look ricey at all, it will be similar to the headlights on the newer SUVs and cars.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:12 AM
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I agree with the above. Any higher wattage bulb then stock will melt the wiring. HID's would be the way to go.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:15 AM
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HID's are the way to go. Agreed with the top post. Just remember that being the brightest isn't all it's made up to be simply because the safety of the others facing you in traffic.
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