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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.
I don't care about colors or anything. My night vision has a lot to be desired, and if I can increase the light output without blinding the hell out of people, or putting in HID's, then I'll be happy.

I'm getting new glasses the week after next, so hopefully that will help too. These ones are just a little bit on the weak, beat up side
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The Ultras make such a huge difference. Those blue bulbs I had were pure crap, they were like driving with just my fog lights on, and not to mention the horrible glare.

Like Lazler said, the Ultras low beams are almost like driving with your highs on. The light seems to go on forever and your outward and roadside visibility are greatly increased.
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GET DARK ALREADY!!!!!!
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lol, 6:40 here and won't be completely dark for another 2 hours..
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lol, 6:40 here and won't be completely dark for another 2 hours..
4:40 here. I still got until 10......
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10?!
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10?!
That's when it's black out. At least right now.

In the summer time, the sun doesn't go completely down until about 11. Gotta love MT and it's massive skies, and super altitude (lol).
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That's awesome. I think here in the summer, the latest it's ever light out til is like slightly after 9-9:30ish on the longest of days.
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Alright, so the sun goes down a little sooner then I thought.

If I had to rate them on a scale of 1-10, I will give them an 8. They do increase low and high beam visibility with a more pure white light, and it does seem like they reach out a little farther, however, they aren't "OMG, SO AWESOME" awesome. It's a step up from what I had in my truck, but not a huge step. Maybe it is because I sit higher then you guys, or because my headlights themselves might be a little foggy, but I honestly wasn't impressed enough to do what my avatar is doing.

Low beams are hardly like my high beams. It did seem to light up the road closer to my truck, and the ditches well. High beams reflected light off road side reflectors a LOT better them the ones I had, and they did seem to light up more between my lights and the farthest distance they could reach, but again, it wasn't awe inspiring.

All in all, I am happy I bought them, but I don't think I will spend $50 on a pair of light bulbs again. Unless of course they last long. We will see.
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yeah,you have the old style 'sealed beam' type lenses that aren't clear like ours. Having clear lenses makes a huge difference. I find the same thing, the style of lenses like yours dont put out as much light as a clear one does.

I had the old style lenses like yours on my Cadillac and I bought clear projector lenses and they were way better, and I wa susing the same bulbs.
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Is there a write up on how to make the 9005 fit?
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Not that I know of, but it's really simple. Test fit the 9005s into your lens and you'll see where the tabs wont fit. Take a dremel and slightly grind down 2 of the tabs until they fit into the socket. It's like a 5 minute mod.

Oh, and there's 2 tabs inside the plug where te prongs re. You have to grind those completely off, because the 9006's only have 1 and the 2 tabs wont fit the socket.
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Jeez, i'm not sure what I want anymore. I wanted HIDs but now hearing lots of people ditching them for silverstar ultras i'm thinking I want those now...
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Ive heard those Silverstar Ultras don't last long and that it even says so right on the package. I'm going with PIAA Xtreme whites when I upgrade

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Ive heard those Silverstar Ultras don't last long and that it even says so right on the package. I'm going with PIAA Xtreme whites when I upgrade
Weird, cause I don't see anything on the package saying that.....I'm looking at it right now.
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im thinking of running these in the focus i need more light and my fogs arent that bright on there
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Weird, cause I don't see anything on the package saying that.....I'm looking at it right now.
Youre probably looking at a different model then, I was reading reviews on Amazon and a few people said something about Sylvania's bulb life chart. It was for the 9007's in the orange package
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Youre probably looking at a different model then, I was reading reviews on Amazon and a few people said something about Sylvania's bulb life chart. It was for the 9007's in the orange package
On the one's I got today it does says it. It has a life span of 1 out of 5. I haven't really gotten to use them in the dark much. Still working on my aim due to the aim I had with the HID's. So far I like them, but they aren't OMG yet.
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I just find they made a huge difference on my truck going from barely able to see, to being able to see everything.

However, I think today or yesterday, one of my modded 9005's must have loosened up and fell out of my fog light assembly, cuz I noticed my fog light plug hanging down and I was like WTF nd saw there was no bulb and then I was really like WTF, so I just threw a stock 9006 back in.
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My yellow fogs blew up when I got water in the fog light lenses from driving through a big water hole ...
Same thing happened to my fog light, although the bulb I had in it was the silverstar ultra. Since I really didn't want to purchase a new bulb everytime I got water in my fog lights, I decided to silicone the rim of the fog lights. I have never gotten water in them again, saving me money!

And I have been running them in my truck for almost a year without the headlights burning out. The fogs have gone out once (Not including the once that blew up because of water in my fog light), but probably to increased vibration.
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I picked up a pair of 9005 SilverStar Ultra's on Amazon for $19.99 plus shipping, or $23.78 to my door. Now to get the $10 rebate makes them $13.78 not a bad buy

Haven't been out after dark yet.
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I put in a pair of Ultra 9007's a couple days ago, I haven't even really been out at dark to test them out yet!
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