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First of all this company ROCKS!
Their customer service is 1st class!
And the bulbs are awesome and match up very nice!!!
Comparing to the Slyvanias that were in there is not even fair to Hoen...
the difference is literally night and day!
Gary Brown is the man over there and really knows his stuff.
I bought the Hoen H-10's and did the install last night...
took about an hour...
At first it was a bit daunting when you stick your head underneath the front end of a 300C SRT-8 (as it lower than the other 300C's) and there is alot of plastic with no openings at all anywhere...
So I got the jack and pumped up the left side first and got the height I needed...
I removed the 3 plastic plugs from the wheel well molding and the black undercarriage piece that is tied into the bottom of the spoiler.
I then removed the 2 screws that tie in the undercarriage plastic and the bottom of the spoiler.
I then pulled back on the black undercarriage piece...
mind you, you are on your back and it is tight due to the wheel...
and I was not taking it off (the wheel)...
once I pulled down the undercarriage plastic, the shroud tunnel for the brakes from the opening (to the left of the fog light) is clipped on in 3 spots and pops off easily.
You have to remove this piece otherwise you cannot get to the fog lights...
once that is done you have a pretty good size opening on the left side (the right side is another story, as the windshield wiper fluid container almost butts up right against the back of the right fog light area) you can do it, but it is tight.
Turn the bulb unit counter-clockwise - it is in at 9 o'clock and comes out at 6 o'clock.
and then pull back on two tabs and the bulb slids off when seperated...
Don't take off the blue piece (that is a guide for the wires and attachs to the connector ataching to the bulb and is a bitch to put back on when you are on your back upside down)
pop on the HOEN bulb and re-insert and turn to clockwise to 9 o'clock and you are good to go.
test the bulb and see if it works...
and man you will notice a HUGE difference in the quality of the color - clean!, not washed out white/yellow...
and it is not "blue" even though the bulbs are (JohnnyVIG)
ok, now the fun part...
buttoning it back up (literally)
the brake shroud tunnel needs to be put on first and clipped before "tucking" back in the black undercarriage piece.
Then re-insert the 2 screws for the black undercarriage piece and the spoiler.
and then this was the fun part...
getting the black undercarriage piece to match up with the wheel well plastic...
the plastic bolts are reusable and easy to use...
it is getting the wheel well plastic back to the tire and tight against the black undercarriage piece that is tough...
as you have no room to get anything behind it like your hand...
and the tire blocks the little opening that you could maybe get your hand in there to try...
after about 15 minutes got it to line up and 20 seconds later had them all in...
The right side had the windshield wiper container issue, but went in no problem.
And the 3 plastic bolts went in in 15 seconds this time with no problem. no delay.
and the lights look SWEET!!!
 

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pics please! i didnt read your whole post, but how do they look underneath the HIDs? i want something with a good contrast, and i was thinking about the nokya h10's, but these might be a good alternative. where did you purchase them and how much? thanks in advance
 

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How do you think they will perform in really thick fog? Will they be too bright and blind you at night? I'd also like to upgrade but ...
We've got some NASTY fog around here - "tuley fog" as they call it, so thick you can barely see two stripes ahead on the road at times.
 

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hornetC

I have a neighbor who flies your avatar...
as in Tulare, CA.?
that stuff is thick...
that would be a question for Gary Brown at Hoen.
here is there link: http://www.hoen-usa.com/
 

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HornetC said:
How do you think they will perform in really thick fog? Will they be too bright and blind you at night? I'd also like to upgrade but ...
We've got some NASTY fog around here - "tuley fog" as they call it, so thick you can barely see two stripes ahead on the road at times.
You may want to look into some yellow fog bulbs if you want a true fog light.......
 

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The bulbs look like they match pretty good, but i heard that bulbs that give the xeon affect can ruin your wiring and also burn out alot quicker than the regular ones.
is this true?
 

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CBUTLER, we are all waiting for the pics even though i already saw them in person and I am highly recommending them. I will be pruchasing them real soon, especially when Gary Brown @ hoen gives us all a group purchase or special discount on them, even if it is just free shipping.
 

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Discussion Starter · #8 · (Edited)
I brought the camera to upload the pics...

and thought I had installed the software from my camera on my computer...
it just kept looking and looking and I then I realized that I have not put any pictures on the "new" computer that resides under the desk...
NICE!!!
will upload them tomorrow...
my bad...

pics please! i didnt read your whole post, but how do they look underneath the HIDs? They look great!!! i want something with a good contrast, and i was thinking about the nokya h10's those guys didn't even return my e-mail request from a week ago, but these might be a good alternative. where did you purchase them and how much? I went straight to Hoenthanks in advance your welcome
 

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I have a neighbor who flies your avatar...
as in Tulare, CA.?
that stuff is thick...
Yup, Tulare, but I live NW of there a little bit. What's your neigbor's callsign? Maybe I know him.
 

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hornetC

you have a PM...
off the 198 eh?
 

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I think that these are the same bulbs that Kidcostal used on his foglights and he posted pics when it did it a couple of weeks ago.
 

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PICS: OEM HID Headlights and PIAA fogs installed + freebies

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Okay, thanks to the great minds of Herminio and Rogue, I had my install done this week for OEM HID retrofit.
I got the OEM HID assemblies
PIAA LED halo fogs
9005, 9006 Head Lamp Heavy Wattage Wiring System Kit (although I would probably get the OEM harness even though both work)
High Performace signal bulbs
OSRAM High beems
For the install, I went to a local place who knew a lot about auto electronics. We followed the simple and great instructions according to Herminio's install thread HERE
That Night, I took my car out for the first night drive.. Instantly I noticed something. uhhh HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM. It was like a disco in front of my car! HID's flickering like crazy. Relays chattering like mad. Im suprised I didnt get pulled over! Took it back to my guy and told him the "club effect" has got to go. After adding a capacitor or diod or capaciode or something (I dont know their language) he said he fixed it. Took it out tonight and it was completely fixed. No chatter and no strobe. Nothing but pure white light on the ground and a nice sharp blue cutoff line on top. I turned on the fogs and they REALLY lit up the road well. (although I need to aim the right fog down a bit) You can see the two seperate pics with fogs on and off. (Victor at VIP and Rogue turned me onto those fogs) and although a bit pricey...are WELL worth it. Match the HID's perfect. Since I dont speak the language I probably wont be able to answer a lot of tech questions about this but I will try and find out for you depending how much time I have.

Now the last picture is of the extra High performance Signal bulbs for the 300C and maybe for the base touring and magnum? I have a bunch extra and I will be happy to give them away for free until I run out. (Normally $25.) If you are local you can pick them up, if you arent local and want them shipped, they previously cost $10-20. to have them packed correctly and shipped to some of the other members here on the forum. They have been discribed as giving the signals and running lights a deeper orangish color while illuminated (You can maybe see from the picture) and a bluer color in the reflection during the day with the lights off. PM me if you are interested.
Warning to those with Volant CAI. You will have to take off the whole front facia to install these! Or take out the CAI... You were warned.
Last - James at 22elite is making my full custom interior Leather/Suede combo with custom stitched logos. I will be posting a full review when thats installed. As everyone knows, James does amazing work and takes pride in his stuff so you can imaging how excited I am to get it. We will post pics on his website under headliners and door inserts as well.
Okay, thats it... Im tired.

Thanks for reading.

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Here's what I was looking for.
 

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ok, I can't resist...

tonight at the meet in Garden Grove...
we had my car with the Hoen's and Jketron's without and the original sylvanias...
and everyone was in agreement...
there are definitely the way to go!!!
 

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Cbutler where are the pics. You are slacking......stop cleaining those rims and get those pics up!
 

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cbutler32 said:
tonight at the meet in Garden Grove...
we had my car with the Hoen's and Jketron's without and the oringal sylvanias...
and everyone was in agreement...
there are definitely the way to go!!!
I was one of the "everyone's" that saw these at the meet and they did look great, a near perfect color-match to the headlights.
My non-scientific assessment: after they were on for a few minutes on both cars I felt them and found no temp difference between the two.
 

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Now im deciding on getting the Hoen bulbs, but when I looked, they have 4 different types.
One type says its there brightest (xenonmatch Titanium) and the other says its a HID looking (xenonmatch plus).
They also have the Höen xenrange and the
The Höen range but it looks like less kelvin.
Which ones did you guys get for your low beam and fog lights.
I want the one that doesnot have the yelloe but gives more light or equal to the oem halogen bulbs.
 

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They are the H-10's...
Call Gary with any questions...
 
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