Originally Posted by geddyup
I live where there are alot of potholes, and have never blown a bulb. The better, and more believable theory on headlights blowing prematurely is because of the DRLs. They run the bulb at 50% and the bulbs are designed to run at 100% so they get hot and function properly.
I find that theory easier to believe since I personally have never blown a bulb, and I unplugged my DRLs a week into owning my car.
The rattles are due mainly to the fact they made the frame stiffer in this car and ignored what that can do to everything that attaches to the frame, body, interior etc.