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Old 12-05-2010, 01:06 PM
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Default Silverstar Ultra?

Wondering if anybody has tried the Sylvania Silverstar Ultra bulbs and what they think of them. I'm looking for very bright and white high/low beams. If you have suggestions of other comparable brands ect. feel free to post. Wondering what everyone thinks...
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:10 PM
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how much are you gonna pay for them? i bet not much less than an HID swap. i would go HID, its gonna be waaaaaay brighter i bet. i had those on my civic last year, they were definitely noticably brighter than stock tho.
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:23 PM
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yea the silverstar are kinda a waste of moolah soo id go with an HID kit
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:34 PM
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i only need bulbs so it is gonna run me about 45-50. And I looked at DDM's HIDs and they are like 40 with shipping so it really is about look/quality for me...
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:38 PM
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Go with hid I have silverside ultras now and they bright but hid are way better
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:40 PM
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I have the silverstar ultras in both my trucks and I love them, definitely worth the money.

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Old 12-05-2010, 01:42 PM
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i would go with HID, they are cheaper and brighter. plus i think ddm has a lifetime warranty on their bulbs.
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:56 PM
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A timely post as I was reading about them this morning. From what I read they only last about a year or less.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:02 PM
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My dad runs the normal silverstars in the astro van, they are a HUGE inmprovement over regular headlights. He's had his 2 or 3 years now and my grandma has 4-5. Haven't burned out yet. My Uncle runs them in his F-150, 350, and both his and his wife's motorcycles and swears by them. As for the HID kit, they may not be 50 state legal, silverstars are, if that matters to you. I've never been an HID fan so, i'd go for the silverstars
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:08 PM
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A timely post as I was reading about them this morning. From what I read they only last about a year or less.
I've had them in my ranger for about 4 years and I'm going on a year in my F-150

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Old 12-05-2010, 02:30 PM
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Google HID and LED problems/issues. Lots to read. I get in my truck I want to be sure that my lights not only work well but are reliable..and won't fry wiring. I used 2 sets of Silverstars in about 7 years...both times replaced both after one burnt out..as recommended. But this year when one burnt out I decided to give GE Nighthawks a try. Little to choose from regarding the 2 brands brightness wise..maybe the GE's are a little better. No legality issues since they are not annoying bright or blueish..why invite that is beyond rational thinking. Might as well throw in a hand held cell phone in both hands and text into Facebook 'What are you doing now?...I'm doing nothing' with toes on a netbook at the same time.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:32 PM
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I have Silverstar Ultras in my Mustang...had them for a couple years and would definitly recomend them
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:35 PM
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FWIW: Any lights that are white or blue suck donkey nuts at dawn and dusk... it has to be PITCH BLACK out for them to light up well. They do light up decently when its completely dark, but if there is a small shred of light at all they suck.
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: Silverstar Ultra?

Interesting that you are getting good life from them. I'm still on the fence as to whether or not to try a set.

Sylvania's web site rates them at 150 hours which doesn't seem very long. Note: I didn't see the Ultra listed in the chart.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:12 PM
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A timely post as I was reading about them this morning. From what I read they only last about a year or less.
they last longer then that, my first pair of reg silverstars i ran them from 2003-2006 and then upgraded to the ultras, and still running the ultras today
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