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Old Jan 9th, 2013, 10:44 PM
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Bulbs and aerial question

Not sure if this belongs here or I.C.E. section so I apologize if it's wrong. The car is a 56 cooper park lane

Not overly impressed with the brightness of the current bulbs so want to change to Osram nightbreaker plus as I had these on my Audi and they made one hell of a difference. Just wanted to confirm sizes I need before ordering;
-2 sets of H4s (main/dipped)
-1 set of H7s (fogs)
-1 set of 501s (sides)
-1 set of 581s (indicators)

Also been looking at stubby aerials but is there any that do not affect the reception as the other half likes listening to the radio?

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Old Jan 10th, 2013, 08:23 AM
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I have an alta stubby and its very good no loss in reception. Also, get LED sidelights. They look great. Fogs are deffo H7 but can't comment on others


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Old Jan 10th, 2013, 11:46 AM
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be aware that most LED sidelights will flash and/or stay on after you turn them off. Not sure if there are any that don't do this.

Overall sidelight options have always left me disappointed. All the regular bulbs that say they are xenon white always look yellow next to your xenons and the 3 pairs of LEDs I've tried have the above problem and just aren't bright enough.
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I order PIAA lights for the fog & parking lights in front. I was surprised that Tire Rack had a good selection and a good price. Now the color is the same as the Zenon headlights. These are not LED although PIAA does offer LED also.
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I only have halogens on mine not xenons so shouldn't be an issue with looking yellowy got the lot for my Audi off of amazon as they had a set of white sidelight bulbs were pretty good tbh and not a fan of L.E.D. light as I know they can be a pain

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