Osram 66240 CBIs. The difference is mind-boggling - almost can't drive the wife's car at night anymore.
If they don't sell, I'd say toss those in for your foglamps (providing you don't do much high beam usage)
Got my 66240CBIs installed and honestly, I'm not impressed. They don't appear as 'white' as I anticipated, even after 30+ hours of burn time. The light being cast is good, comparable to my old 50w. But when you see other cars driving down the road, the headlamps are a cold white light while mine still appears warmer. I don't know if it's because the clear lens doesn't diffuse the blue cutoff or is just reflecting the silvery metal inside or what....
They're still plenty bright and going to be much more reliable than my 50w kit, so I still wager it being worth the money; I won't have to replace the projector every year or so when the chrome fails.
I agree. While I had great results with my XB35 + 66240 CBI setup, I am eventually going to put the XB35's in my fogs and order a set of Mitsubishi ballasts (or Denso). Currently, I'd say my lights are whiter than 90% of vehicles I drive by. The folks on HIDPlanet seem to say 250 hours of burn time is the norm.Really... I have the 66240's and am amazed at the difference. What are u running for ballasts? I'm running Toyota OEM and have to say the regular osrams are amazing so I'm surprised your not happy with the CBIs which are in the 5000K range.
Mine are a warm white (4100K estimate). And give incredible output compared to my morimoto setup
klitch, most of the pictures on my original post are from an 08 Milan. The projectors on the 06 and 08 are identical.
That said, a PnP kit will have similar results to the pictures I posted. An EvoX-R retrofit will bolt up right to the factory projector mount and look virtually indistinguishable from the outside (save for a clear lense instead of frosted)
Correct, mediocre but not insanely glaring. It's really up to you on your choice. My decision was partially fueled by the desire for the cold white light, not specifically highest lumens.So what I see in the very first picture is what I should expect from doing hid in stock Milan? Kind of so-so results?
Would I be best trying to figure out a nice quality halogen bulb? Seems like a set of 4 nice bulbs comes out to half the cost of a budget friendly hid kit
Well then maybe mine just hasn't burned in enough. It has about 30-40 hours so far.
I'm running the XB35 ballasts.
I can't remember where my pictures are...
I originally mounted my passenger ballast to the fender bracket and driver ballast to the framerail. When I swapped to the XB35 ballast, the passenger side needed to be squeezed on top of the washer fluid bottle because of the revised design.
On an earlier note, the lamps look whiter now. Still not as bright as I'd like and they still don't have that cold blue look of many modern HIDs... and at the same time my left projector is slightly pointed inward. I'd also like if my hotspots were closer to the cutoff.
I'm going to leave it I think. Hotspots are even and the cutoffs are level.