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#1 Robdog77

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:30 PM

G'day guys..
Does anyone know if LED bulbs are compatible with the Gen3 factory headlights?
The issue I am finding is that because the headlight inserts have a retention clip..the LED bulbs with their fat ass heat sinks,are too big to re-insert the retention clip..
So what I am hoping for,is someone that has LED's in their Gen3..
An opinion on what LED bulbs are the pick of the bunch..
Lastly,is there a Canbus issue with the Gen3?
I live pretty rural..so poorly lit night roads and kanga's are a huge factor in deciding bulbs..
Cheers guys

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:19 AM

It seems that the general consensus is to stick with the halogens and just go with an increased intensity (e.g. Philips Diamond/White/X-treme Vision or equivalent), using LED's only for the park lights and interior. Here are some related threads that might help:

 

Re: LEDs

http://www.subarufor...lbs-etc-126066/

 

Re: HID vs Halogen

http://www.subyclub....-09-impreza-rs/

http://www.subyclub....ights-on-gen-3/

http://www.subyclub....ight-solutions/

http://forum.liberty...hp?f=24&t=22420

 

In regards to CAN bus LED's, I can't see a reason to use them in cars that don't have a 'bulb out' indicator/warning system. They will just create unnecessary load on the circuit.

 

CAN Bus LED bulbs should not be used in non-CAN Bus applications because in most cases they can cause other vehicle circuits to have problems. Electrical systems are much like the flowing water in a river. If a log or other obstacle is placed in its path, the water backs up, but then finds another route. A CAN Bus LED bulb presents more resistance than the stock bulb due to built-in resistors and may cause feedback into other circuits in the non-CAN Bus electrical system.

https://www.superbri...-led-bulbs/293/

 

More discussion on this here.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:40 AM

think about getting a LED light bar



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:27 PM

Appreciate the reply guys..
I am thinking of staying with the halogens ,the more I research,the more I find to stick with what I know..
Currently looking at Piaa Xtreme White 4000k and Silverstar Ultra..
Both from Amazon and pretty highly rated..
Piaa around $66 delivered
Silverstar around $49 delivered
I looked at the Philips Crystalvision as well,but couldn't find a lot of info on them..they were around $32 delivered
Thought about a Cree or light bar but don't really want that aesthetic look to the front of my car..
Thanks again guys..hope to get to know you all better over the next few months

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 05:22 PM

Piaa around $66 delivered

Thanks again guys..hope to get to know you all better over the next few months

 

Is that price per bulb? I haven't seen them for less than $100-125 delivered for a pair..

 

No worries mate, hoping to do the same!



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:25 PM

I put a lightbar behind the grill in my Outback, Only problem I had was when I switched from High to Low beam it was like turning the lights off!!!!


think about getting a LED light bar

Hey Dunc..... sorry but I may have posted this twice. My lightbar worked a treat but when I dipped the lights it was like..... Whoa,,, where am I?????



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:04 PM

Ads..
Yer mate,that was for a twin pack and posted from Amazon..
Best I found was $109 here..but I will research for hours to get the best price..lol
Just experienced Kaiguys for the first time too..Japanese bidding site..
Blown away by the postage costs though..




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