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Headlamp Lighting

Ok i hear everyone talking about silverstars.
What about these other light off ebay???
Should i go with a 9007 55/60 watt bulb or a 9007 100/90 bulb?
Or are the silverstars the best?
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No link to the lights you are talking about. I have been pleased with Silverstars. If you are going to "upgrade" your bulbs, stay with the recommended wattage or you will fry your wiring.
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If you are going for effectiveness, at night the silverstars are awesome. They have a nice white beam and really light up the road ahead of you. But if you want something for "looks" as well, silverstars look like an ordinary bulb unless its really dark out. So if you wanted the look of HID or Blue or something during the day, do not get silverstars.
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Any late 90's or newer ranger is not equiped with wiring to handle 100 watt lamps. You will have to stick the lower/stock wattage. Go with Silverstarts or Xtravision bulbs. All the rest are a joke.
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Any late 90's or newer ranger is not equiped with wiring to handle 100 watt lamps. You will have to stick the lower/stock wattage. Go with Silverstarts or Xtravision bulbs. All the rest are a joke.
listen to him i burnt up my headlamp plugs with those stupid blue 100watt bulbs......shyt sucks............go HID if ya got the money.....thats my next mod!!!!!!!!! hehehehehe
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theres silverstar plus out now, i just installed them and did the fog lights too, bit pricey to buy but they light the night up well.
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Ok cool i will be getting the silverstars. how hard is it to replace the bulb?
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if ur not car savy(which u dont need to be) about 2 minutes, just unscrew, pull, rescrew done
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The piaa extreme white plus bulb are nice as well.
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Any late 90's or newer ranger is not equiped with wiring to handle 100 watt lamps. You will have to stick the lower/stock wattage. Go with Silverstarts or Xtravision bulbs. All the rest are a joke.
Not to mention the fact of the legality of anything over 55watt for normal usage and 65watt when not within 500ft of another vehicle. DOT laws, for halogen lighting anyhow.
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upgrading your factory harness to something like www.suvlights.com sell also helps, even with factory bulbs you will notice slightly more light output.
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Ok Sweet. I got them in. It took like 10 min. Thanks.
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Ok Sweet. I got them in. It took like 10 min. Thanks.
You got silverstars or an upgraded harness??
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BOTH!! There is a truck aftermarket place about 20 min away and they had the harness. but to put the harness in took awhile. the silverstars i got at walmart for like $36.
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BOTH!! There is a truck aftermarket place about 20 min away and they had the harness. but to put the harness in took awhile. the silverstars i got at walmart for like $36.
Nice! Let us know what you think once the sun goes down =]

You should've done the silverstars and checked the brightness, then installed the harness and rechecked. I dunno, I'm just a mad scientist that way I guess.
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HUH .... well i cant wait till it gets dark....try these out.. yesterday i took my dash apart to replace some of the 194ll bulbs behind the istrument cluster... what a job. i also replaced the spark plugs and wires with NGK irriduim plugs??? and belden wires. and cleaned the pcv valve and replaced the fuel filter... SO this truck is good for a couple thousand miles,
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