Originally Posted by Dabitz
I have been very happy with my Sylvania ZXE (H11). My first original pair lasted over a year, just ordered a second pair from Amazon. Didn't find them at any store though, had to order from Amazon. Not HID but very bright and white. Their "Ultra" model put up more light but not as white. You guys talk about HID's like it's a simple swap.
I can vouch for the ZXE's as well I used them before I did bixenon upgrade and they where better than the standard halogens. After I installed the ZXE's I stopped using the headlights and the foglights to drive at night.
The ZXE's and regular silverstars are only guaranteed for a year, it is an easy swap but those bulbs add up and changing bulbs on the WK2 is a pain in the butt so it is better to find another option that lasts longer for the money.
Doing an HID retrofit on a Wk2 is not that hard if you use the CAN Bus capacitor instead of the relay harness, just make sure you get the shielded bulbs to cut down on some of the glare.