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chipdog4
17th December 2004, 00:35
I would like to get some bulbs that don't appear orange behind my smoked lenses when the lights are off.

Question, I don't remember from when I put them in but I know the fronts are 1157's. What are the rears. I'm thinking 1156's?

These appear to be the ones. I'd like to find out who makes them to see if my father can order them at his store.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7925744048&category=33716

http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/164808/fullsize/Coyote%20Pictures%20005.jpg :frownthre

engine
17th December 2004, 02:17
yes the rears are 1156, single filament. 1157 is the front, dual filament.

I never saw those bulbs before...interesting.

AeroSport
17th December 2004, 06:36
I found the bulbs you are looking for at Pep Boys. They are made by a company called APC and are called the Titan series for the supposed titanium coating over the bulb. They are available in both the 1157 dual element and the 1156 single element for the rear. They look great but are more expensive than the ones on Ebay. I paid 5.99 each. Attaached are pics with and without

chipdog4
17th December 2004, 13:11
Damn,that looks good. It makes a hell of a difference, then. Good.

They better come with a lifetime warrenty for $6, though. :)

Thanks

hero
17th December 2004, 23:36
No-one seems to offer the Titan single filament 1156's, why is that? Only do 1156 in a 'waffle type', whatever that is.... (LOADS of dual-filament 1157's everywhere).

thesmithiz
18th December 2004, 00:22
Check this out http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/AutomotiveLighting/HighPerformance/SilverStarSignal/

chipdog4
18th December 2004, 03:22
My dad could "get" both bulbs. His cost will be $5.33 each for the 1157 twist type amber and $6.55 each for the 1156 twist type amber colored. Yikes...

I forget what he said the waffle type were but did say I didn't want them. I'll order them sometime after christmas.

hero
18th December 2004, 15:24
Thanks for the heads-up. Found the ones I was looking for ( APC Titan), but Autoindulgence.com are the only guys willing to ship worldwide. I've ordered & will let you know when I get them. Pics look great, Slass ! :dankesaig

mikeLI_77
18th December 2004, 17:28
the reason i think your having problems finding the single fillament bulb is because most of these bulbs were made for cars which all your turn signals are usually running lights also

hero
18th December 2004, 17:44
Yeah I figured that, running lights are illegal here in the UK (DUNNO why- just sounds safer having them, reduces the possibility of being mistaken for a car & everything? :confused: ) Anyway, they're on order now. Thanks for the input!

XLFREAK
1st March 2005, 02:35
Just got my chrome bulbs in the mail today. MUCH better! Thanks guys!

Turbota
1st March 2005, 02:48
We had another thread about these bulbs.

Here are the Silver Chrome bulbs that burn amber for $2.99 each. You can get them in both 1156 and 1157 for your smoked turn signal lenses.

Scroll 3/4 down the page.

http://autolumination.com/1156_1157.htm

cantolina
1st March 2005, 03:16
Yeah I figured that, running lights are illegal here in the UK (DUNNO why- just sounds safer having them, reduces the possibility of being mistaken for a car & everything? :confused: ) Anyway, they're on order now. Thanks for the input!

That REALLY sucks....I'm all ABOUT lights....whatever keeps me seen!

DLM32
1st March 2005, 12:04
Chipdog4,

Get out and surf the web dude! A buddy of mine was looking for red 1157s to convert his Honda VTX rear signals to auxilary brake lights using clear lenses. Found a supplier that sells boxes (10 bulbs) for $3.95 plus shipping from FL. They handle 1156 and 1157 in clear, amber, and red.

www.sherco-auto.com

Damn the Man! Buy a box, sell them to your friends. Next thing you know, you are the new Bill Gates. I run clear 1156s with smoked lenses in the front signals and clear 1157s with red lenses the HD auxillary brake light kit on the rear of my 04. :tour :D

Later,

martian
3rd April 2006, 15:50
red incandesent 1156 bulbs are hard to find if you do the clear or smoked lens and want to do run/brake/turn module....finally found at mrtaillight.com

sspeer
21st April 2006, 14:25
I'm having a hard time finding a bulb I like for my (lightly) smoked rear taillight. It came with a red bulb, but it kind of looks orange when lit and isn't as bright as i'd like. I bought a chrome one off ebay and a friendly policeman came up beside me and told me my rear light was dim. I went home, looked at it and wondered how I didn't get ran over on the highway

I guess my next option is LEDs, but the trick is to find one with alot of side firing lights as most put the bulk of them straight back and the bulb actually aims toward the ground a bit.

rx3732
28th April 2006, 14:49
We had another thread about these bulbs.

Here are the Silver Chrome bulbs that burn amber for $2.99 each. You can get them in both 1156 and 1157 for your smoked turn signal lenses.

Scroll 3/4 down the page.

http://autolumination.com/1156_1157.htm

THAT's RIGHT! I'm digging up an old thread!:p
Thanks for the link. Ordered some bulbs for mine earlier this week....put them in last night. I'll post some before/after pics sometime this weekend.

jaws
28th April 2006, 14:51
cool, I love them looks much better. Think I still have pics of them in my gallery.

XLFREAK
28th April 2006, 14:52
Just got my chrome bulbs in the mail today. MUCH better! Thanks guys!I ended up switching to LEDs not too long after. The bulbs burned out pretty quickly (a couple months) and one got so hot it melted my tail lens.

rx3732
28th April 2006, 15:18
I ended up switching to LEDs not too long after. The bulbs burned out pretty quickly (a couple months) and one got so hot it melted my tail lens.
Holy crap! Damn, wish you would've posted that sooner:doh ..... Oh well, I kept the MOCO amber lenses just in case.

rx3732
3rd May 2006, 03:11
THAT's RIGHT! I'm digging up an old thread!:p
Thanks for the link. Ordered some bulbs for mine earlier this week....put them in last night. I'll post some before/after pics sometime this weekend.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/rx3732/000_0042.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/rx3732/000_0041.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b221/rx3732/000_0039.jpg

sspeer
4th May 2006, 15:11
Are they plenty bright?

I'm still experimenting trying to find some decent bulbs for my taillight. I'm going to try some xenon reds and maybe try the chrome tipped bulbs to see if they reflect any light back to the reflector

I'm starting to wonder if the OEM lens was designed to disperse the light better than my replacement

m3dra@bellsouth.net
5th May 2006, 00:46
heres mine.

rx3732
5th May 2006, 16:07
Are they plenty bright?

I'm still experimenting trying to find some decent bulbs for my taillight. I'm going to try some xenon reds and maybe try the chrome tipped bulbs to see if they reflect any light back to the reflector

I'm starting to wonder if the OEM lens was designed to disperse the light better than my replacement

Yeah, they're bright. Might actually be brighter than stock....or it could be my imagination.