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Old 12-23-2009
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Some updates.

Well last friday i drove and picked up AVM hubs.

it snowed about 5 inches already today and were suppose to get up to about 20 untill christmas is over.

so tonight my dad and i put them on, really simple to do. don't mind my ugly a$$ rims by the way! so nasty.



then i also put in my silverstar bulbs.

way whiter than stock and brighter also.

you can see how much its snowing in the picture.

sorry cell phone pic.



i had to test out my 4wd again with my crappy wrangler rt/s ha

went bombing in some fresh powder, was about 8 inches high, then went though a spot where it was just about 1/2 way up my door i slowed way down but made it through ha.

super excited for new rims/tires in the spring.

i also have new tails i gotta mod and install.
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not to put a damper on you, but I had silverstars in my headlights and unless your on a dark, dry highway, they really suck in fact, when it would rain at night, i would sometimes check the headlight switch to see if i had the lights on, they were that bad.
maybe it's just me, but when i switched to philips Xtreme power bulbs, which DO NOT have a "bluish coating" over the bulb capsule, i could see the road with them a lot better.
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not to put a damper on you, but I had silverstars in my headlights and unless your on a dark, dry highway, they really suck in fact, when it would rain at night, i would sometimes check the headlight switch to see if i had the lights on, they were that bad.
maybe it's just me, but when i switched to philips Xtreme power bulbs, which DO NOT have a "bluish coating" over the bulb capsule, i could see the road with them a lot better.

Having the same problem with my silverstar bulbs...not looking forward to the 40mph blowing "Blizzard like conditions" heavy snow that's coming today. Getting home from work tonight should be exciting.
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it was snowing hard like in that picture i and i could see better than the stockers, won't know about rain till spring but so far i like them.
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it was snowing hard like in that picture i and i could see better than the stockers, won't know about rain till spring but so far i like them.
I never had a problem with mine either, I love them.
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The wrangler rt/s didn't do to bad in 4wd, but i def want new tires.

i made it up a pretty big hill in a foot of snow. i love driving my ranger around.
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not to put a damper on you, but I had silverstars in my headlights and unless your on a dark, dry highway, they really suck in fact, when it would rain at night, i would sometimes check the headlight switch to see if i had the lights on, they were that bad.
maybe it's just me, but when i switched to philips Xtreme power bulbs, which DO NOT have a "bluish coating" over the bulb capsule, i could see the road with them a lot better.
I have silver stars and there is no bluish coating.....Sure you didnt have some off brand?
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Found that cleaning off 1/4" of road salt helped a lot, but they still don't seem to work all that great at night when the streets are wet.
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I have silver stars and there is no bluish coating.....Sure you didnt have some off brand?
I can't remember where I read it, but I heard that the Orsam (the company that owns/merged with Sylvania) branded Silverstars do not have the blue tinting, while the Sylvania branded ones do.
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i like those rims, clean them up and get rid of that oxidation and they would look great.
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So much for lights; how did the hub install go ?

The rims, if you want them, can be sand blasted and polished or black teflon sprayed on, either way could be a nice set of wheels.

OR for the price it may be cheaper to buy new, check it out first.

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