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Gear Review / Re: Headlight Bulb replacement for Performance
« Last post by Erick on Today at 09:25:21 PM »
Nemo,
Headlight Bulbs are normed for different fits for  different vehicle models.

There is the common 9007 (which I have), 9005 and other sizes.. Kind alike Tires sizes.
Your owners manual will tell the proper bulb "shape".

I also actually had quite a bit uncertainty at first about ordering the right set of bulbs.

But you can also use this application:
http://www.philipsautolighting.com/ajax_select.php

BTW just got back from a short 22 mile night drive just for fun.
It was a joy driving with these Bulbs.
Since I had also just replaced 2 tires and had all 4 balanced and aligned I felt like I was driving a brand new SUV :D
Definitely a significant improvement. the "100% extra light" claim is believable to me based on tonight's subjective experience.

I checkd for your Escape but it asked me an "S" , "SEL" or "Titanium and I dindt know
Same w/ the F150 you have to enter  a trim if you have HIDs or not.

For example the non-HID (which I suspect you may have) 2013 F150 takes H13 (9008) Bulbs were just one bulb does both Hi and Low beam.
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Gear Review / Re: Headlight Bulb replacement for Performance
« Last post by Nemo on Today at 08:21:41 PM »
I can find no way to determine which bulb fits which vehicle.  Is the one you noted good for an 09 Escape and a 13 F 150 or is there a search link for them or how do I get the right one?  Do they come in different shapes and fits for different vehicles or ?

Nemo
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Gear Review / Headlight Bulb replacement for Performance
« Last post by Erick on Today at 06:01:53 PM »
Finally received my Phillips X-treme visions headlight Bulbs.
They claim 100% more light than "normal" Halogen replacement Bulbs (Must get the X-treme Vision bulbs for this.. other versions the "Ultra" and blue eons do not give as much)

Prepping is sometimes not just about Beans Bullets band-aids
But good vision at night.. especially when tired or in a high threat bug out but you are forced to drive at night anyway..)
Not everyone can afford (or wants) Xenon conversions.
next best thing the brightest replacement bulbs out there.
Sold in pairs.
https://www.tirerack.com/lighting/detail.jsp?ID=2622&brand=Philips

these are by far the best reviewed ones out there.
Sylvania makes a similar product but it has terrible reviews for longevity of its highest performance version and a guy I know from Industry says these Phillips really are the best and these only cost me like 2 dollars extra over the equivalent  Silverstars.
No brainer.

So here is the pic.. Guess which side is the new Phillips X-Treme Vision

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Gear Review / Phillips X-treme Vision Headlight Bulbs
« Last post by Erick on Today at 05:59:46 PM »
Mods Please delete double post
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General Discussion / A CHRISTMAS POEM
« Last post by JoJo on Today at 04:36:14 PM »
This poem might might have been posted before but it's worth reading again.

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  A CHRISTMAS POEM

 
  TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
    HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
    IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
    PLASTER AND STONE.
   
  I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
    WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
    AND TO SEE JUST WHO
    IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.
   
  I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
    A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
    NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
    NOT EVEN A TREE.
   
  NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
    JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
    ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
    OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.
 
    WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
    AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
    A SOBER THOUGHT
    CAME THROUGH MY MIND.
   
  FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
    IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
    I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
    ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.
   
  THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
    SILENT, ALONE,
    CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
    IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.
   
  THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
    THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
    NOT HOW I PICTURED
    A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.
   
  WAS THIS THE HERO
    OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
    CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
    THE FLOOR FOR A BED?
   
  I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
    THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
    OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
    WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.
   
  SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
    THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
    AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
    A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.
   
  THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
    EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
    BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
    LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.
   
  I COULDN'T HELP WONDER
    HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
    ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
    IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.
   
  THE VERY THOUGHT
    BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
    I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
    AND STARTED TO CRY.
   
  THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
    AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
    "SANTA DON'T CRY,
    THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;
   
  I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
    I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
    MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
    MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS."
   
  THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
    AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
    I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
    I CONTINUED TO WEEP.
   
  I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
    SO SILENT AND STILL
    AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
    FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.
   
  I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE
    ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
    THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
    SO WILLING TO FIGHT.
   
  THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
    WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
    WHISPERED, "CARRY ON SANTA,
    IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE."
   
  ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
    AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
    "MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,
    AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT."
 
    This poem was written by a Marine. The
    following is his request. I think it is reasonable.....
   
    PLEASE. Would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon, and some credit is due to our U.S. service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities. Letís try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe.
  Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us. Please, do your small part to plant this small seed.
   
  May God Bless You and Have A Great Day!!
 
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General Off Topic / Re: Crypto coins
« Last post by pkveazey on Today at 12:52:14 PM »
I only have one question, and I'm not trying to be a smartass, and that question is if Bitcoins and or Crypto Coins are better than money, why would anyone sell you a bitcoin for money and why would they want your money? OK, two questions. Who gets the money? Does your money go into some internet access account that is secret to only you and how do you get it out if the Internet goes down? OK, three questions. Who handles the transaction and do they do it for free? I've been curious about Bitcoins and Cryto Coins but I'm still buying physical Silver because its portable and if everything quits, I still have something of value to trade. I do understand that bitcoins are supposed to be hidden and the Government doesn't know who has what and where it is located. Nothing goes unnoticed by big brother. I've already heard news reports about the Government trying to get involved in controlling and/or accessing Bitcoin accounts. At this point, I'm staying away from nontangable money.
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General Off Topic / Re: Crypto coins
« Last post by grizz on Today at 12:05:14 PM »
Problem is that when you turn off the electricity bitcoin becomes unusable.  Its a bit difficult to put a bitcoin in my jar under the second post from the left on the back fence.

Nemo

If electricity goes out your Bitcoin will be safe on the blockchain. In 10 years or less when the power grid is decentralized, this won't be a concern at all.

What does that mean?
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General Off Topic / Re: Crypto coins
« Last post by Grudgie on Today at 10:50:48 AM »
I agree Johnny Mac. Crypto is in a dotcom style bubble for sure. The crash will be painful. Crypto has had 4 major bubbles in the past. We are still on the way towards mainstream adoption.
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General Off Topic / Re: Crypto coins
« Last post by JohnyMac on Today at 08:53:27 AM »
I am not for or against BitCoin; However, there are other examples of BitCoin in our past. Some to look into are:

Tulip Mania,
South Sea Company,
Railway Mania,
Florida Land Boom/1920's,

...to name a few from our past then of course in our lifetime we have had the:

Dot-Com,
Housing,
Et cetera bubbles.

 
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General Discussion / Re: Erick PLEASE
« Last post by Erick on December 15, 2017, 08:50:14 PM »
JoJo et al:

Just performed some more edits for better nuanced explanation.
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