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Best recommended replacement HID bulbs for OEM setup?
This is for my '05 c230 kompressor sedan, but I'm sure it applies to you folks' bulbs too.
The problem? Stock ones are still a bit yellowish and everytime a modded Subaru impreza passes by, their lights flood mine out making mine look like halogens.
Not looking for an entire aftermarket HID kit - just bulbs.
Got some ebay ones for my sister's mini cooper and they're awesome. Whiter, brighter. Perfect, but the quality control sucks. Purchased another set for my benz and it was crud. 6000k looked 8000k and was super dim. I realize the light output gets lower as you go higher in kelvin, but this was ridiculous. At times, I literally had to check to be sure my headlights were on at night. If I didn't live in the City, the bulbs would be a safety hazard.
So who's got some bulbs to recommend? Looking for something that will flood the ground wider, brighter. Read some stuff on DD Tuning, iJDMtoy, Xenon Depot, and Retrofit resource, but wondering what you guys are using.
One of you must know, "Oh yeah, just get ______." Care to enlighten me? Budget is $50 a pair unless it's ridiculously awesome in which case yes, I guess I'd pay $100.