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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-06-2005, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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want to put brighter bulbs on my girls car.

Her stock lights just really are not very bright and she does alot of driving at night. I dont want it to be ricy I just want them to be extremely bright for her she has a 97 Saturn SC1. Ive herd the silverstars are pretty good I might just pick up a pair at walmart for like 40$ am I better off just going with them? I've never seen them lit up before I dont know how bright they are. anyone have any experince with this kinda stuff?
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the silverstars are very popular around here. I finally got some after I got tired of reading about them, and I love them. Definitley brighter and very cheap in my opinion. DO IT !!!
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How good are these 5000k ones on ebay for like 12$ ?

like these
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=33710

Are these gonna be really blue I dont want them to be I want a nice white.
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I've had those before also. They have a real light blueish tint, nothing ricey. But they were no brighter than stock bulbs in my opinion.
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I put some Silverstars in last week...much nicer at night.

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The silverstars made a nice improvement on mine. With a good set of driving lights, night time highway or backroads driving is alot easier.
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i bought a beater with those "blue bulbs" and at night i honestly hate it, it does not do a good job of lighting up the road, and when i get around to it, im gonna buy a set of silverstars because of the good repuation around here
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Silverstars or nothin man, they are great.

They look stock when lit up, but when your driving they are a really crisp white with a slight tinge of blue and they light everything up. Its amazing.

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I wish my girlfriend had better headlights too.....




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i was doin some headlight research today just to see what other quality products are out there and i found out that philips makes some bulbs that compete with the Silverstars...

Philips Automotive Lighting

I think i may purchase a set of the Vision plus or Hi-visibility bulbs to try in my other car and see how they compare to the silverstars i have in my bird...

anyone ever use philips stuff???

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I wish my girlfriend had better headlights too.....

my girlfriend has nice headlights...

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upgrade the wiring harness for the headlights using the competition headlight harness upgrade, use silverstar headlights, then use hella ff75 driving lights with silverstar bulbs inside. do that and never touch lighting again





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how complicated would you say the harness upgrade is mike? The harness in there looks a mess to begin with but im sure its something i could pull off over the weekend..

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if you can install foglights you can install the harness. i sold mine when i got my hid's but just look on ebay or most wanted parts and you'll find it

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I wish my girlfriend had better headlights too.....
Just keep the highbeams on and it's all good.
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i wouldnt reccoment buying e-bay bulbs, i had a bad experience with the "eurodezigns" ones, or something like that, they were constanaly burning out, they came with a lifetime warranty but it takes like a month for the company to send you a new bulb, and they wernet even all that bright, i eventually scrapped them and went and got silverstars, best move i ever made, they are a little expensive but well worth it
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Do NOT get Silverstars if you want maximum light output. Get the Sylvania Xtra Vision. They don't have that white light if that's what you're looking for, but the lumen output doesn't get any better than this when it comes to halogen. In other words, if you want your girl's car to look good with added brightness, get Silverstars. If you want her to be able to see as much as she can without pissing off other drivers, get the XtraVision bulbs.

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You can get Silverstars on eBay for under $30 shipped for a pair.

Then get some foglights and have them hidden. I have mine behind the grill. On the cougar they were tucked under the bumper. I used a relay with a diode coming off of the high and low beams so the foglights would be on with either one so I didn't need a switch or to run a bunch of wires. Foglights usually help a lot. Put some on my mom's car, and they're about like brights. $20-30 at Wal-Mart.

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