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Old 10-16-2008
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I got silverstar ultras and they are def. a step up from the regular stock bulbs for sure.
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I've been running Silverstar Ultras since they got to my local Autozone. They've dimmed quite a bit since I put them in.

Light output is great but still not where I want it to be.

HID Conversion is in my future.
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I bought my headlight bulbs off some wierd japanese company when my buddy got some for his bmw, they're probably 5 years old now and there still white/blueish. I should get a pic and try to figure out what company it was. The high beams are way awesome for a single bulb setup
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I'm running Silverstar Ultras in my truck right now and so far they are goos,but they kinda suck in the fog/snow. Highbeams are fantastic and can see for miles.

I have been using Silverstars in all my vehicles for the past 4 years and overall have been very happy with them. The first set I ever bought were a pair of sealed beam Silverstars which lasted 3 years before both of the low beams decided to burn out on the same day about 20 minutes apart. Wondering why my headlights shut off by themselves,but the high beams still worked, made me beleive my lows just burnt out. I am also one of those people who drives with their full lights on all the time,no matter what, so I probably go through bulbs a little quicker.
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For the money you spend on these bulbs, it's better in the long run to buy HID's. They last longer, use less power and are way brighter.
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for the length of time i own vehicles,which is usually 3 months to 2 years, it's not worth the money to put in an HID kit for me.


...but then I go and spent money on wheels,stereo,suspension,exhaust...yeah ok...so I'm a hypocrite,lol. Sue me. haha
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They're down to $55 or so now. How much are SS's? $60?
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They're down to $55 or so now. How much are SS's? $60?
I bought the Silverstar Ultra's via Autozone 3 months ago, at $50 for the pair.
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i got the PIAA's in my ranger. they're brighter and put out much nicer light than the Silverstars i had in there before. when im driving next to a car that has HID's from the factory its nearly impossible to see t he difference between the output color and brightness of my headlights vs. the HID's in the next car. unless their running some rediculous 30,000K purple bubls.

of course i am going to be putting HID's on my truck as soon as i find the right kit.
just thought id add my .02
the PIAA's are badass. more expensive than the SS but worth it. and they have a blue cap on the end of the bulb that lights up your lens blue and white both when the lights are on and off.

ill try and grab a picture later
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Check out this site.

Daniel Stern Lighting Consultancy and Supply

Seems to have lots of good, comprehensive info.
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philips "xtreme power" bulbs make silverstars look like your grandma's 1974 AMC hornet's headlights
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philips "xtreme power" bulbs make silverstars look like your grandma's 1974 AMC hornet's headlights
The site says they are only in H4 and H7. How did you get them to work for ya? or do they make a 9007?
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simple and HID should probably not be used in the same sentence
if you find a quality kit that fits Rangers be sure to post it
I have been looking but not found one that is compatible yet
it will not be cheep though, figure on at least $500 for a set
oh my how times have changed! here we are buying HID's for 40 friggin bucks
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The site says they are only in H4 and H7. How did you get them to work for ya? or do they make a 9007?
they now make themin 9007 and a bunch of other sizes... got them thru a friend at napa auto who ordrered them. check around, their now available!
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My Sylvania Silverstar 9007's have lasted over 4 years. The 9005's in the fogs last 6 months to a year. I feel that the 9005's (being improper bulbs for the fog lights) do not seat correctly in the housing allowing moisture to accumulate on them.
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they now make themin 9007 and a bunch of other sizes... got them thru a friend at napa auto who ordrered them. check around, their now available!


Ill give them a shot. I had Silverstar Ultras and was happy with them, but theres nothing wrong with trying out something new.
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My Sylvania Silverstar 9007's have lasted over 4 years. The 9005's in the fogs last 6 months to a year. I feel that the 9005's (being improper bulbs for the fog lights) do not seat correctly in the housing allowing moisture to accumulate on them.
I used to have 9005's in my fog lights until moisture got inside the lamp housing and shattered the bulbs. AND the moisture ended up rusting out the insides.
I've replaced the fog Lights and now use the proper sealing 9145 bulbs.
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Cool Bulbs and they do shine blue

I bought they bulbs guys for my 06 Ranger sport 4x4 for the main lights and fog and they both shine Blue pics later
Nokya Xenon and Halogen Bulbs, Headlights, Arctic Purple, White, Yellow lights

And here in Canada I payed 27 for the headlights and 35 for the fog 4 lights for the price of silverstars and Canadian tire
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I got 10000K HID lights for my ranger for about $180 and absolutely love them. They are as bright as day when they are on at night
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I got 10000K HID lights for my ranger for about $180 and absolutely love them. They are as bright as day when they are on at night
10,000k is horrible for light output on HID's. BEST possible are 4300-4500k which are factory for BMW, Merc, Infiniti, etc... The blue on those are from the projector lens' shield inside. Once you go beyond 5000-6000k you start losing light at the cost of that "*****in' ricer color." I've made retro-fits for cars using Infiniti bi-xenon projectors with a hi-low function into HHRs, Cobalts, VWs, and Suzuki motorcycles. Those are the best way to get HIDs but unfortunately cost muhco $$$. Ditch your 10,000k and run a 5000k or a 4300k and you will see a massive difference in your light distance.
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Yes, and I wouldn't run them without that, lol. I've known quite a few people toast their sockets if they didn't upgrade. Ranger harnesses and sockets are ka-ka.
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How crucial is upgrading the harness..? like If I were to put the xtravisons on my 99, would I run a risk, or it would prob be ok?
I just lost a headlight and i'm looking at going to a good quality (brighter) halogen. should i worry about my harness/sockets?

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i got the PIAA's in my ranger. they're brighter and put out much nicer light than the Silverstars i had in there before. when im driving next to a car that has HID's from the factory its nearly impossible to see t he difference between the output color and brightness of my headlights vs. the HID's in the next car. unless their running some rediculous 30,000K purple bubls.

the PIAA's are badass. more expensive than the SS but worth it. and they have a blue cap on the end of the bulb that lights up your lens blue and white both when the lights are on and off.

ill try and grab a picture later
I have a pair coming in the mail, can't wait to throw them in! Alot of ppl say theyre worth the price and better than the Ultras.

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philips "xtreme power" bulbs make silverstars look like your grandma's 1974 AMC hornet's headlights
LOL, I'm running the Xtreme Powers that replaced my 20 month old pair of Ultras. I wouldn't say the Ultras are THAT bad next to the XPs. The main thing about the XPs is they put out alot more light to the sides. They are also yellower which kinda sucks. But they do put out more lumens than the SS Ultras hands down. Theyre considered one of the best halogens in the 9007 size.
Im going to see how they stack up against the PIAA Xtremewhite Plus.

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try these, i had them in my chevy, worked awesome with 5k-ish for hi/lo, and 3kish for fogs, theyve outlasted cen cal dist kits i paid 3 times as much for

and the 50w version, VERY BRIGHT!
they used to be about $30, but i think they upped the anty with a 55w version, and the ballasts are slimmer

o yea, lifetime warranty!

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DD...ast-35W-or-55W
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I know this is an old thread, which is why im now giving my .02 on a new product.

Got the Sylvania zXe's the other day! Love them so far! I still have my HID's sitting in my room debating whether to buy projectors first, not sure tho
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HID "kits" and "Whitish" halogens

Daniel Stern Lighting Consultancy and Supply here is some bedtime reading. Really an eye-opener.

Bottom line is, more often than not, you are getting a downgrade when you buy a new bulb, or conversion etc.

Lets just say I am pissed I spent 50$ for a pair of Silvania Silverstars the day before I read that site.
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