I have had no problems using a 2 stage 1157 bulb in my car front and rear.
I use these xenon orange ones in front, they glow so nicely and rich in color when on.
In the rear I have red ones, with both bulb stages lighting, and they are bright and red. looks good.
'92 300CE - Sold
2004 C240 - C7 Wheels
2015 ML350 - P1, Pano, Ash poplar wood, Sport Dinamica interior, Running Boards Keyless go.