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Old 07-24-2004, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have ordered zkw euro ellipoids and want to put the silverstar bulbs in them. when i was looking at the bulbs at the store they had many different numbers on them. was this for the color? i want them to be as bright a white as possible. which ones should i get? can these be put in high and low beams and foglights? thanks
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I have had silver stars and they sucked as compared to other brands out there.
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i bought the silverstars and IMO they rock. much brighter compared to regular halogen, and they look white, not as HID as i thought, but still tons better

the numbers do not stand for color, but type/size/orientation? of the bulb. certain cars require different connections to the bulb, and these numbers just tell you what cars they will fit. just go into the autoparts store and ask them to look up what size will fit your car. im not sure if the bulbs in the US spec headlights vary from the zkw ellipsoids, may want to check the documentation or the bulbs that came with the ellipsoids
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As usual. Prez is right. I have the ZKW's and Sylvania Silverstar h1 bulbs. Good combo. You will love 'em...
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I love my silverstars!
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so i should just get H1 bulbs? is that what the package will say?
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yeah thse bulbs make your car look great, almost as good as HID

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but there are several different kinds of H1 bulbs, the number on the package that fit my 3 series is 9006 ST
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The H1s fit ellipsoids. The NA spec lights use 9005 and 9006.
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the foglights use H1s as well right?
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