Calling all 5700XE owners/drivers--Need your help with headlamp bulb

Discussion in 'Western Star Forum' started by RocketyMan, May 4, 2017.

What bulb type do you put in the low beam spot?

  1. Halogen H7/H9

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  2. LED (please specify kit and picture of beam on wall)

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  3. HID (please specify kit and picture of beam on wall)

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  1. darkmoon99

    darkmoon99 Bobtail Member

     
  2. darkmoon99

    darkmoon99 Bobtail Member

    Good led and work very well
    No more burn headlight
    Sorry i don't have picture yet
    Check the vleds.com site
     
  3. RocketyMan

    RocketyMan Light Load Member

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  4. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW .......

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    You ever try any led bulbs out in your 5700?
     
  5. dustinbrock

    dustinbrock Road Train Member

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    As far as plug and play led bulbs go, most are horrible...especially for high beams. The only one I've heard good things about is diode dynamics sl1 bulbs but they are pricey and may be geared more towards reflector housings.

    That headlight is a perfect candidate for a bixenon hid projector retrofit. I think you can find a direct bolt in option by the looks of those ones. www.theretrofitsource.com has everything you'd need to have the best lights you've ever seen...

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    Here is a retrofit I did using a Morimoto fx-r projector.... You can easily tell how much brighter it is.

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    These 2 pics are one I did using a Morimoto md2s 4.0 projector and Phillips xv2 bulbs. I have never seen so good in my entire life! My western star has the evo2 jw speakers and they absolutely suck compared to my retrofit headlights..... Plus the projectors have a good cutoff line so I never get flashed.
     
    Tug Toy and RocketyMan Thank this.
  6. wsevon

    wsevon Bobtail Member

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    I recently replaced the left and right headlamp assemblies, the old ones used the worthless H-7 bulb. The new ones use the H-11 bulb. I have since installed H-11 LED lamps, much brighter, plug and play with no issues so far.
     
  7. TruckerDaisy

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  8. NorCenArk

    NorCenArk Light Load Member

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    I bought H7 led bulb from Headlight Experts. Works great. A friend of mine bought the same about a year ago, no problems.
     
  9. Wombat63

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    Did anyone come up with a good solution to the issue? I love the results that Dustin got, but will it work in the 5700EX headlight setup? Thanks My lights are so bad I can't hardly drive at night anymore!
     
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