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H9 instead of H11

I have searched and i could not find the info that i wanted so here we go,

I know on other cars, people have swapped the h11 with h9. I know the drawbacks are shorter life span and some modifying, but that's OKay.

I previously had HIDs in my car and without the proper retrofit, the kit looks just cheap. So i pulled out the HID and put the H11 back which is really deem.

So Did anybody installed modified H9 bulbs into our low beam reflector?
If so were you satisfied with your results? Any pictures to compare?

Please do not waste your time saying get the HID, because i had them for a while and hate them now.

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you can do that, just make sure you get the regular H9 bulbs. There are the 85w and 100w, but you'll have to get the aftermarket harness so that those high power bulbs don't melt the harnesses. The 85w/100w bulbs will have shorter lifespans but much brighter output than a regular h9 65w bulb



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you can do that, just make sure you get the regular H9 bulbs. There are the 85w and 100w, but you'll have to get the aftermarket harness so that those high power bulbs don't melt the harnesses. The 85w/100w bulbs will have shorter lifespans but much brighter output than a regular h9 65w bulb
I thought the voltage was the same, so heard that the harness was not necessary? even though the wattage is higher
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i found these photos on another forum site. the guy used all the original wiring and harnesses

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o.../H9toH11_1.jpg
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...>H9toH11_4.jpg


i might consider doing this for my fogs
Thank you for your kindness, I was actually looking for pictures of the light output of the altimas with h11 and h9 how well it lit the road.
I guess i might be the first one to do so, since people on this forum like HID So much, i suspect that they don't have this.

and for your Fog, i heard it scatters the light in the fogs so it actually makes the visibility worse, so look into that first

Right now h9 philips bulbs on sale from amazon for 7. 50 each
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Thank you for your kindness, I was actually looking for pictures of the light output of the altimas with h11 and h9 how well it lit the road.

and for your Fog, i heard it scatters the light in the fogs so it actually makes the visibility worse, so look into that first
you are welcome and i will keep that in mind.


i have PIAA superwhites in lows and fogs and it lights up my path VERY well for regular bulbs. i only got them because i had a store credit with an online vendor and that was the only thing they had for my car. i was gonna get DDM agains but since these were free and give a nice beam pattern im not gonna change it. just an idea for you since you dont want the HID look
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so wat is the purpose of this?

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so wat is the purpose of this?
H11's lumen is 1300, h9's lumen is 2100, it lits up the road a lot better than stock as well as Hid in reflector housing.
The lights are more usable.

I heard about PIAA, philips Crystal night vision, Hoen and extra

But the H9 are yellow but provide a lot better light output. albeit the short life span of 500hours vs 2000 h11.
People have been happy with the upgrade, and went longer than a year with h9, so i will update you guys on this
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sounds good. what brand bulbs you gonna use?
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sounds good. what brand bulbs you gonna use?
Philips hands down

Cheap and quality bulbs at 7.50 each....
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Yeah Sylvania silver ultras don't last very long. They are very bright but I think the Philips last longer plus the sylvanias are closer to yellow in that they're 4300k



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Hotbryan, did you do the h9 mod? I want to do the same in the 2013 altima, but everytime i ask this question people turn it into an hid discussion. If you did this pls post your impressions. I am worried about longevity as the bulbs are a pita to swap. Hiwever, the h11 stock is dim and horrible, without an increase in lumens i dont expect better performance from an h11 bulb.
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