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Old 10-08-2006
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Exactly Which Sylvania Silverstar ?

I've read all the Silverstar related posts, however I still have a question. The Sylvania site lists the following compatible headlight bulbs for the '01 Ranger.

9007SU Silverstar ULTRA for Ultra Night Vision - The Whitest and Brightest Halogen
9007ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen

I've not seen anyone distinguish as to which one they're using in their rig. I've only found the "ST" version available online for purchase. Is there a big difference between the SU and ST? Which one do you use?
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Everyone here prolly has the "ST" version....I am guessing the "SU" version is a new version....I couldn't find it mentioned ANYWHERE, other than on the Osram website (just like you).

Looks like they are coming out with a new version! Or, I could be completely wrong! I am sure others will chime in as well....

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ST's here as well.
Never heard of the SU's.
As mentioned, must be a new version bulb.
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Alright, well I talked to a few on my buddies, they say that the "Ultra" versions are now out in a few stores around here....in the next few days I am going to check them out, I will let you know what I find out. But, I also found the following on there webiste: http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...on/default.htm
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I saw these at autozone the other day, might be worth a try, im still on my original Silverstars from over 2 years ago.
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I'd love to give the SU a try, but I need to see about getting some new un fogged head lamps.
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I saw these at autozone the other day, might be worth a try, im still on my original Silverstars from over 2 years ago.

Nothing wrong with the lamp life on yours!
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Thanks guys. I ordered a couple of the 9007ST ones online last night. It sounds like they're definately better than stock, so I'll give them a whirl first. I'm looking forward to hear any reports on the SU version.
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They are much better then stock for sure. I've had my headlight bulbs for 3 years now. I had a problem with the fog lights burning out due to moisture getting in around the harness (the 9006's arn't really the right application). Ever since my accident and the fog lights were replaced....I never had a problem (going on 1.5 years now).
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Thanks guys. I ordered a couple of the 9007ST ones online last night. It sounds like they're definately better than stock, so I'll give them a whirl first. I'm looking forward to hear any reports on the SU version.
Ray I am really surprised that you didn't go for the GT Silverstar SUs

You are known for having the best illumination tools and you settle for ST's?

I found this thread because I had a headlight lamp (low Beam) go out on my Ranger this week. I am definately going with the SU's and Autozone has them now.

I'm sure those STs will be a big improvement. We upgraded to Silverstar fogs in our Jeep last year and it was a big improvement over stock.

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I couldn't find the SU's anywhere, so I "settled" for the ST's. I was able to get 20-minutes between thunderstorms last night to install the ST's. They really do make a difference. This morning driving to work in the dark was awesome. I can't believe the difference they make. Now, I'll have to try these in the fogs lights (after I find the part number of the correct ones for the fogs).
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The ST's really did nicely this morning in the race. I'm pleased with them. I also purchased a couple 9005ST's to put in the flog lights. I tried installing them tonight, but they don't quite seem to fit. Am I supposed to mod these somehow to get them into the light casing? The plug end fits fine.
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I didn't have any problem putting mine in the foglights. I thing I got the cool blue series 9005's. But I just ordered EuroDezigns 8500K 9005 foglights. They should be nice and blue like my headlights. They're the same thing but 9007's. I saw the SU's at Autozone, I'm going to have a friend get them because his headlights are dim. I'll let you know what the outcome is.
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I picked up a pair of Headlights (9007SU's) and a set of Fogs (9006SU's) at Autozone today. They also had a $10.00 mail-in rebate per pair going. So the SU's after rebate were $39.00 a pair plus tax. Will have to get them installed soon and test these!

TINC-Glad the ST's are working out for you. White Light is great!
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Now I'm confused again (it doens't take much). I thought the 9005's were for the Ranger foglights. What's the story with the 9006's?
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I also just picked up the new Silverstar SU's for my headlights...cannot wait until later tonight to check them out!

I also picked up Silverstars for my fogs, but I got the factory size (9145ST)..Should still be plenty for what I need!
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Let us know how the SUs look. I didn't realize there were new ones out. I've had my STs in now for nearly 3 years and nothing has gone wrong yet but I may try out the new ones if they are better or a more appealing color.
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Now I'm confused again (it doens't take much). I thought the 9005's were for the Ranger foglights. What's the story with the 9006's?
On my 03, which has the same headlight as your 01, they took 9007 dual filaments. The stock fog light is a 9145, some of these guys buy a 9006 high beam filament to put in the fog lamp socket for upgraded lighting I guess. I run my fogs 24/7 so it'd be illegal as hell if I did that. The silverstar 9145's are awesome for oem fog lamp replacements.
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Thanks. I got tired of messing around, so I got the 9145ST's for the fogs. I put them in at lunch time and got to use them tonight. Very nice indeed. Now I'm fully SilverStar up front, which makes a big difference.
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Did you get the silverstar polarized turn signals? They look sweet! Plus they're alot brighter than oem replacements.
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No. I'm not really worried about the brightness of turn signals. For me, it doens't matter how they look or how bright they are, however I appreciate the suggestion.
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They look cool too! They're a blue-ish color then turn amber when lit.

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Yeah, I have signal lenses in my lights too. I get alot of comments about them as they make that nice blue refection in the daylight.
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I saw these at autozone the other day, might be worth a try, im still on my original Silverstars from over 2 years ago.

going on 3 years here... its funny i can get my headlights to last this long, but i can't make a set of 9005 silverstars last 6 months in the fogs, but i have reg 9005's in the fogs now, and they work great
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I used SilverStar 9145's(oem replacement)40w in my fogs and never had a problem. It might be the fact that you're trying to run too high a wattage through it. There 65w right? That's a 25w jump, that may be your problem.
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