Hey guys, got a 2017 Kia Rio LX Manual. Wanting to get some LEDs to replace the halogens. Any advice or links to some LEDs would be appreciated and also need to know the bulb type. I believe the halogens are H4 9003 but wasnt for sure.
If the 2017 has reflector headlights with the H-4 halogen dual filament bulb it would be hard to find a truly perfect LED .......It all has to do with the placement, the shape, etc. of the directional led’s . It’s extremely difficult, some say impossible, to mimic the halogen bulb.
You will probably have a scattered beam, some glare to oncoming drivers, lots of close up bright light and lose some distance light.
P.S. I’ve got an H-4 and a H-11 set of LEDs sitting in my garage both from failed attempts at replacing halogens. The H-11 were in projector housings that we’re ultimately replaced with HID’s . The HID’s worked great.
I've had great luck with H11 LED bulbs. Also had great luck in modified H9 base halogen bulbs in H11 halogen connector sockets (in my "run about" other vehicle) as well. The secret in getting good LED bulbs is using LED with `skinny` LED strips. They are much better than wide LED strips. If wondering, I use H11 LEDs in my towing vehicle (with adjusted aim) and they work great.
With above in mind, give LEDs a try. Especially the LED bulbs with adjustable aim focus point - using their adjustment screws. And after installing LEDs, do re-align their aim (which many people fail to do) as well. On my towing vehicle, I had to turn its left side light inwards (using a flat washer behind its light assembly) because its factory aim was way off as well. And, check their horizontal cut-off line as well. Not all LED lights are the same. And, remember to avoid the LEDs with "wide" LED strips.
I have LEDs in both cars, both have separate Lo beam projector.
Forte got SeaLight X1 and Sportage got Hikari (red box) - both are H11 bulbs.
Sealight is whiter in color and both are about same in brightness.
Check out Nineo LEDs as a very good bulb and not expensive either.
An update on my LEDs - replaced SeaLight X1 series H11 with Katana H11 LEDs in Forte - very happy with results - much brighter and cast light a bit further.
Apparently, these LEDs are same as Supernova V4 at about 1/4 price.
I’ve got an H-4 and a H-11 set of LEDs sitting in my garage both from failed attempts at replacing halogens. The H-11 were in projector housings that we’re ultimately replaced with HID’s . The HID’s worked great.
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Can a sub woofer box be plugged in the back of the stock radio? I haven't taken it out so dont know if it has those rca type ports to just run a line to a woofer. Any help is appreciated. And is the trim hard to pop off around the radio? Any corner I should start prying on first?