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Silverstar Ultras FTW

okay, so I while ago I was feeling ricey and wanted blue headlights and yellow fogs. My yellow fogs blew up when I got water in the fog light lenses from driving through a big water hole and the blue headlights just sucked all sorts of ***.

Instead of going for HIDs, I just went out and bought Silverstar Ultras for my headlights, and got 9005's for my fogs and modded them to fit.

All I can say is that for the ~$100 CDN I spent on the 2 sets of lights, night time visibility is absolutely INCREDIBLE. It's no wonder you guys who already run them swear by them and recommend them. I had plain Silverstars before and I didn't like them at all, I found them no better than the stock lights, but the Ultras make a world of a difference.

When I drive to work in the morning at 5am or am leaving work at midnight, I drive home for about 35km up 2 lane dark highways with no street lights. The Light these bulbs put out for a standard halogen is crazy!

They were worth every penny. I am so happy I finally broke down and bought a set. They aren't fancy blue or yellow or purple, but they are bright as hell and give clear, fantastic vision.

On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the best, for a halogen bulb, I rate these an 11. Go buy a set if you don't already have them. They turned a nay-sayer into a beleiver.
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I got both sets of mine for 23 bucks on eBay, unopened. I just need to reaim my lights from the HIDs and check them out. I'm glad I got rid of HIDs, way to much glare in the stock housings.
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I Put them in my Jetta a few years ago, and when I bought my Ranger I had these within the first week. No way i could go back to regular halogens, it was like my lights weren't even on. I am considering trying out a HID kit now tho just to see the difference.
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I got both sets of mine for 23 bucks on eBay, unopened. I just need to reaim my lights from the HIDs and check them out. I'm glad I got rid of HIDs, way to much glare in the stock housings.
Thats why I was iffy on how it would work because i heard they dont focus properly because the reflectors behind them werent meant to aim those bulbs. And are brighter but dont project as far for this reason.. But i would like to see it for myself as well.
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Kinda glad I didn't buy HIDs either, especially since I would have wanted a hi-low set up.

The Ultras are just perfect. BTW, they retail about $56 CDN per paid up here. Paid about $61 per pair with tax. Typical other rice lights like Eurolites and stuff typically sell around $30
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The HIDs are bright and seem to reach for ever. The different colors you can get are fun too. The thing for me was I just didn't like pissing off the other drivers, after seeing people come towards me with retro kits and hearing my girlfriend complain about me driving behind her I decided to get rid of them and try the Ultra's instead.
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I love my HID, I never have a problem with other drivers, or too much glare. I also have a high/low setup and have done the HI w/ Fogs mod. I would never trade my HID for any incandescent bulb.

I am even considering modding my car so I can have HID Projectors/Fogs and Highbeams all at the same time. This would be sweet for those roads with no street lights.
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I'm sure there is no comparison to HIDs. I had projectors in my Catera and I really should have gone HID when I installed them.
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Im exiting the HID world for now, but may return later on. I am gonna pick up some of the ultra's tomorrow. I'll get the fogs later. I am still running on my original foglight bulbs from when I bought the truck new in 04 lol.
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Im exiting the HID world for now, but may return later on. I am gonna pick up some of the ultra's tomorrow. I'll get the fogs later. I am still running on my original foglight bulbs from when I bought the truck new in 04 lol.
Why are you taking your out? just looking for opinions before i make up my mind, thanks!
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The HIDs are bright and seem to reach for ever. The different colors you can get are fun too. The thing for me was I just didn't like pissing off the other drivers, after seeing people come towards me with retro kits and hearing my girlfriend complain about me driving behind her I decided to get rid of them and try the Ultra's instead.

Thanks dude! Everyone else will appreciate it!

I know I've said it before, but I like HID's, and I think they have their place.
But not in a halogen reflector for street use.
They would be great to retro some off road lights. I'm actually trying to get a hold of HID landing lights for the helicopter I fly, the light output from them is incredible, and they are supposed to last for more than 2000 hours, versus the 20 hours of the 100 watt landing lights in there now. Not only will I be able to see much better at night, but I can leave them on all the time and be much more visible to other air traffic. Downside is they are $1200...
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20 hour lifespan?! Did I read that right?
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Thanks dude! Everyone else will appreciate it!

I know I've said it before, but I like HID's, and I think they have their place.
But not in a halogen reflector for street use.
They would be great to retro some off road lights. I'm actually trying to get a hold of HID landing lights for the helicopter I fly, the light output from them is incredible, and they are supposed to last for more than 2000 hours, versus the 20 hours of the 100 watt landing lights in there now. Not only will I be able to see much better at night, but I can leave them on all the time and be much more visible to other air traffic. Downside is they are $1200...
Agree 100%, some retro fitted projectors would be awesome, just don't have the cash to do that right now.
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Hey guys, I REALLY need new lights for the truck, driving home at night, its like the dam things arnt even on.. So, im gunna go see if i can pick me up a pair of these(hopefully someone on base has them).. But some of you guys said you got these for your fogs as well.

which bulbs do i need for the headlights and which for the fogs.. thanks
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Mike, welcome to the world of visibility!!! LOL

You'll never go back to anything else!!
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So you think the Ultra's are worth the money, eh? I almost bought some lost weekend, but when I asked how much they were, I **** my pants, and had to go home to change.
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i have them in my truck best lights ever.. low beams are almost like high lmao
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i have them in my truck best lights ever.. low beams are almost like high lmao
Do you ever get people flashing you because of that?
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not yet lol
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20 hour lifespan?! Did I read that right?
Yep. They claim up to 50 hours but I never see them go anywhere near that long.
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So you think the Ultra's are worth the money, eh? I almost bought some lost weekend, but when I asked how much they were, I **** my pants, and had to go home to change.
Check eBay, i got my 9007s and 9005s for 55 shipped.
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20 hour lifespan?! Did I read that right?
It may not sound like much when you see the thousands of hours the plane/chopper flies, but you got to realize that the lights are only on for landings and takeoffs. So you can fly for 100 hours and only have the lights on for a total of 2.
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hey crazymikey, what did you have to do to the 9005's to make them fit in the stock fog location..
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Well, I went up to the parts store and got the bulbs.....$49.99, which I guess is alright.

Should be a huge improvement, as I wasn't aware that my Dodge had the BLUE HEADLIGHTS IN IT!!!!!! I hope so, anyway.

I'll be checking it out tonight. Hopefully I don't have to adjust them, as my drivers side light is in need of a change, lol. Just too lazy to get new head lights.
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I didn't adjust mine and nobody has flashed me or anything in over a week with them.

They aren't any fancy colours or anything, but they are just the brightest halogens I've ever seen or used. The best part is that when they are on, they do not look blindingly bright to oncoming traffic, they almost look like an OEM bulb.
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