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Old 04-07-2004, 02:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was at Pepboys today and I picked up a pair of Sylvania Silverstars to try out. My low powered oem bulbs just weren't doing the trick, but I couldn't bring myself to spend $400-800 for HID lighting. These are said to be the closest to HIDs halogens will every get and they are much brighter than other aftermarket halogens. They burn at an impressive 4000k!

Have any of you guys or girls tried these out yet? Have you even herd of them? They're quite new to me.

I will install them tomorrow and let you all know what I think.
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Old 04-07-2004, 07:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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About a month ago, I replaced the headlight bulbs and fog lights in my '00 4 runner with the silver stars...like them alot! guess i will wait till one of my piaa's blows in the bimmer before i try them in it!
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Old 04-07-2004, 08:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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suppose to be the most reliable, brightest,cheapest you can get. they are going in next on my car
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I will also be getting them soon
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I actually found out the hard way that the Sylvania's are great. I first bought some crap bulbs from a local auto parts store for 15bucks and they actually looked good but made the light housing blue when OFF. Then I bought the Hella xenon white bulbs because Hella is such a good company. Well they sucked. Not even as good as the crap bulbs. Then I tried the Sylvania...very good. I plan on purchasing an HID kit and upgrading to real HID, but for now these are great!!!
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I have had them about a month now. I love them. Well worth the extra scratch....
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Old 04-07-2004, 06:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the responses. Makes me feel good about buying them. I just put them in today and I'll see what they look like tonight.
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Thanks for the responses. Makes me feel good about buying them. I just put them in today and I'll see what they look like tonight.
A really good way to compare them with the stock bulbs, is to put a new bulb in one side and leave the factory one in the other, and turn your lights on at night....WORLD of difference!
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Silver stars are good I've used them but wait till you put in HIDs holy S#@T!!! Do what I did, go to some body shops talk to some cheap labors not the boss you can get a set for cheap I got mine for $300 yes that's $300USD for 4 ballasts and 4 bulbs. Is worth the extra work.
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How did the guys at a body shop hook you up with HID?
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What I want to know is why you have 4 ballasts. Are your fog lights HID's? You got a steal if you recieved 4 bulb kits for 300. Rediculous. I'm jealous.
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Yeah dude, Im moving to NY in the fall. Gimme your hookup so I can have matching highs.
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Old 05-20-2004, 11:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Ah, I see. I'd like to get to know your source as well.
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I put the silverstars in for the high beams and they're sure as hell whiter, but don't give any additional coverage or brightness. I think they're great. The contrast is much better than before. I've had 'em for about 2 months.
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Do you guys recommend putting the 60 watt high beams lights into the low beams? Would that be an issue? The usual low beam wattage is 51.
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