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Hey i just signed up recently, and i dont know where to put this as this is my first post so sorry if its the wrong place.

I recently changed my headlights to the halogen bright white lights, from the original like yellowish dull lights, I thought that the halogin white lights were going to be really bright, i want the kinda look that i think its the xenons? give out, they are like the lights that sports cars have, they are like blueish, and i personally think they would lick sick on my truck. I know its possible cause alot of my trucks around the area have them. If anyone could link me some sites that have the lights (blueish sporty and really bright)..

my truck is a 2005 Ford Ranger.

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Skip those! They look blue but don't provide good light. If you want something bright, clean, and white try the Sylvania Silverstars.
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^^ What he said ^^

The look everyone tried to imitate is the look if High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps. These lights use ballasts that ignite the arc discharge lamp with a pulse of several thousand volts and then maintain 80+ volts while running. These arc discharge lighting systems typically found on high end cars costs several hundred dollars and are VERY VERY bright. The produce a blue tinge to the rest of us looking at them.

Some people like to pretend they have these lights buy installing blue tinted halogen lamps. This actually reduces your visibility. If you actually want improved vision without the yellowish look, use the Silverstars or XtraVision bulbs. Really bright and are a good compromise between function and looks.
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Go with the SilverStars
There are 2 kinds of SilverStar, ST and SU . The SU (SilverStar Ultra) are the Brightest (and most expensive). SU's are on sale at Advance Auto Parts right now (through Dec 30) for about $38. ST's are a little cheaper.
All Sylvania bulbs are on sale right now.
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Thank you everyone, i now remembered the lights that i put in, i use the sylvania silverstars, it said they are very bright and stuff and i put them in my car and they have good visibility but i want better, i might try the silverstar ultras.. those still produce the white-ish color right? and i heard from a friend that if you put the really expenisive blue looking lights in your car, it could burn your wiring system, Is that correct? If i cant get the blueish looking lights then what would be the best alternative?
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These are the kind of cool light colors i was looking for..
http://www.xtralights.com/index.asp?...ROD&ProdID=239

If i have the money are they worth buying and are they O.K-Great visibility?


Thank You.
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Note they are low beam or high beam only!
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i had silverstars, they burned out too fast for me, swithced to xtravsions, for that added visibility, i got a paid of KC 165watt long range lights.... make high beams look like a joke.
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blue headlights don't do sh*t i have the xtravision in my headlamps. works great, not too spendy and have lasted over 3 years.
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Sylvania Silverstars in the fog lights to, make big differance
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+1 on the Sylvania bulbs! I have them in both my Ranger and Cobra. I know if you are looking for HID's, there's a kit on ebay that works for the 9007 bulbs going for about 144 shipped... While I'm going to order it very soon, several Cobra owners have used the kit w/o issue.
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Note they are low beam or high beam only!
What does that mean??? I'm thinking about getting the Silverstar 9007SU's for christmas, but you just threw me off - what do you mean by that?
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What does that mean??? I'm thinking about getting the Silverstar 9007SU's for christmas, but you just threw me off - what do you mean by that?
They are not dual filaments so they only do the high or low beams. Either way they are gonna be way brighter. I would go for the low beams otherwise you are only gonna have high beams.
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Oh okay. Well how do you know which is low beam and which is high beam?
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The Ranger only use 9007...I think thats it. I have SilverStars as well.....i love them.
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The Ranger only use 9007...I think thats it. I have SilverStars as well.....i love them.
I don't know what that means really. I know I use 9007 model headlights. I have some cheapo Xenon lights in now, and I want to upgrade to a light that lights up the road much better. I have a hard time seeing at night as it is now. So I've read up on here and found the Silverstars are really good. So I want those. And I'll probably get the new SU's also. So if I get the Sylvania Silverstar 9007SU's, that just automatically means they're the low beam ones? Thanks
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like 98rang said if u want some blueish tint headlights then the regular bulbs with blue tint are not good if u want bright Ice Blue tint and very bright and excelent performance u got to get hid's the kit shown below is a 8000K Hid dual beam kit.

the pic with 1 hid and 1 Piaa Halogen bulb(little better then Silverstars on left) looks yellow becasue the hid on the right is so much bright then it.

these look blue when you are driving at me and are extreamly white when driving u dont see the blue and is Very good in rain and foggy conditions.
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I don't want anything expensive like that. I'm set on getting the Silverstars, I just want to make sure I get the right ones.
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I don't know what that means really. I know I use 9007 model headlights. I have some cheapo Xenon lights in now, and I want to upgrade to a light that lights up the road much better. I have a hard time seeing at night as it is now. So I've read up on here and found the Silverstars are really good. So I want those. And I'll probably get the new SU's also. So if I get the Sylvania Silverstar 9007SU's, that just automatically means they're the low beam ones? Thanks

Each light has a High and Low Beam In it......9007 is it...there is not high beam, low beam. One light does both. The have dual Filiments in them. So that's all ya need.

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The Foglights are just some Walmart Specials...but they look good.
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Each light has a High and Low Beam In it......9007 is it...there is not high beam, low beam. One light does both. The have dual Filiments in them. So that's all ya need.
Thats what I had thought all along until I read post #7
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See my pic?
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Yes I see it. Are those the 9007 Silverstars? Is that ST or SU?
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Thats what I had thought all along until I read post #7
haha i saw that to i was like wtf? idk what he talking about we only got 1 bulb that does both id like to know what hes running lol
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ST...Walmart was out of the SU when I got mine. If you go to Sylvinia's (sp) website you can see the difference in the two. I like them...I have put them in everything I drive. I even had them in my old 1973 Chevy one ton Crewcab.
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Okay cool. Well everybody loves the ST's, so the SU's can only be better, right?
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