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cwsample Dec 8, 5:51am - #346202 

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SilverStar's

ive been reading a lot lately about headlights and HIDs...i bought sylvania silverstars thinking they would be the bright white that i was looking for...they run at about 4000k

they dont look like any white lights that i see driving down the highway...did i misinterpret this and buy the wrong bulbs, or am i just not seeing it?

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Polykarb Dec 8, 5:54am - #346203 

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nah, my dad has them on his land cruiser, and they look hot.

I also have Sylvania cool blue (lower model to silverstar), and they shine bright and lok nice without sacraficing quality.

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cwsample Dec 8, 6:00am - #346204 

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do HIDs burn brighter than the SilverStars?

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skym Dec 8, 6:54am - #346205 
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you bet they do

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i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
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ragingpaseo Dec 8, 8:37am - #346206 
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silverstars are dim as hell, i had them for a day, then i took them out. hum...i should write a review in our product review page...anyway, here are the bulbs i have/had and in order of brightness...

piaa extreme force > piaa extreme white+ > metec 4350k > silverstar > stock
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hombredelassrtas Dec 8, 2:11pm - #346207 

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forgot piaa spark blue in the front wink Yea there is a lot of hid froms ot ther. search it and read all aobut the wonders of it. I have to stock HIDs and they are amazing. I woudl say save up 300 and go get urself a kit.
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skym Dec 8, 4:08pm - #346208 
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
piaa extreme force > piaa extreme white+ > metec 4350k > silverstar > stock


are you sure about the brightness? I thought the stocks were brighter than all the HID look a likes...

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i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
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hombredelassrtas Dec 8, 4:49pm - #346209 

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nope. prettymuch all piaas are brighter then stock. i know silverstars are as well. i hear mtecs are brither too. so prettymuch stock sucks and as long as you dont get bobo brand ur good.

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cwsample Dec 8, 6:06pm - #346210 

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well, i spent 20 bucks per bulb...high and low beams...total of 80 bucks. i hope it didnt go to waste...

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cwsample Dec 8, 6:28pm - #346211 

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i just found this picture...this is my car

it has the SilverStar's on the driver side and the stock on the passenger side...the fog's are still stock
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hombredelassrtas Dec 8, 7:03pm - #346212 

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big differnce

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ragingpaseo Dec 9, 3:17am - #346213 
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas

forgot piaa spark blue in the front wink


i never had spark blue:
Originally Posted by ragingpaseo

anyway, here are the bulbs i have/had and in order of brightness...
piaa extreme force > piaa extreme white+ > metec 4350k > silverstar > stock
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ragingpaseo Dec 9, 3:20am - #346214 
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Originally Posted by skym
Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
piaa extreme force > piaa extreme white+ > metec 4350k > silverstar > stock


are you sure about the brightness? I thought the stocks were brighter than all the HID look a likes...

it's brighter and whiter, but it sucks during rain...
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cycocelica Dec 9, 3:30am - #346215 

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HIDs are worth it...save up
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ragingpaseo Dec 9, 3:31am - #346216 
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^yes, HIDs are much better...
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hombredelassrtas Dec 9, 4:01am - #346217 

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sory i didnt read you said you had those, i thought you were jsut naming some in order of brightness smile must have been late when i read it wink

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ragingpaseo Dec 9, 4:32am - #346218 
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no biggie... wave
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faran325 Dec 9, 5:42am - #346219 

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SilverStars ROCK!!!
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fonz182 Dec 9, 6:33am - #346220 

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i like silverstars because they are reliable in brand quality and much cheaper than piaas although not as bright
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Polykarb Dec 9, 7:13am - #346221 

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Originally Posted by fonz182
i like silverstars because they are reliable in brand quality and much cheaper than piaas although not as bright


lol exactly my point for buying a sylvania product. TV's to halogen blubs and lamps for like 50 years!

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ragingpaseo Dec 9, 3:28pm - #346222 
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i wish you guys would try the extreme force one day. you would see the major difference... smile
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hombredelassrtas Dec 9, 5:52pm - #346223 

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i was bidding on spark blues at 9.99 and was praying it didnt go up. man was i wrong wink back up to 80 frown

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fonz182 Dec 10, 4:55am - #346224 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo

i wish you guys would try the extreme force one day. you would see the major difference... smile


i think so but the price for a pair of bulbs eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek eek

plus if its too white you cant see in the rain
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hombredelassrtas Dec 10, 4:56am - #346225 

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who cares about seeing wink

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Blue Batmobile Dec 10, 7:18am - #346226 
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I LOve my Silverstars smile.

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Gen7fan Dec 10, 9:00pm - #346227 
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I put in silverstars after all the sets of Mtecs I bought went to hell one after the other in no time. Silvers are not as blue as Mtecs but just as bright, I did a side by side with the one working Mtec I had. Also the Silvers are (so far) lasting a lot longer than the Mtecs ever did.

Thinking about using PIAA or Silver Star to replace my burt out Mtec fogs.
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CivicRunner Dec 10, 9:13pm - #346228 
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i wasnt impressed with the silverstars i had
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I replaced my cheap ass mtec low beams with silverstars. I was dissapointed with the performance with the MTECS. Didnt last long.
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ragingpaseo Dec 11, 6:46am - #346230 
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
I put in silverstars after all the sets of Mtecs I bought went to hell one after the other in no time. Silvers are not as blue as Mtecs but just as bright, I did a side by side with the one working Mtec I had. Also the Silvers are (so far) lasting a lot longer than the Mtecs ever did.

Thinking about using PIAA or Silver Star to replace my burt out Mtec fogs.

rob do piaa extreme white H3, that will be brighter than your silverstar H7...been there done that... thumbsup
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sean2857 Dec 11, 8:19am - #346231 
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lol yea i am an hid man myself wink

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