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aftermarket light bulbs

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by RDAY, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. RDAY

    RDAY [OP] Well-Known Member

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    r there any aftermarket bulbs out there that are better than stock, silverstar ultra? PIAA?
     
  2. Delmarva

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    Phillips X-treme power bulbs get good reviews
     
  3. G-Sak

    G-Sak Well-Known Member

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    The PIAA Intense White bulbs are pretty good. I ran them for a while and they put out a much whiter light than the stock bulbs. If you like a slightly blue color then the PIAA Xtreme White bulbs would do the trick.

    As for the silverstar ultras, I have not used them on any of my vehicles, but I did install some on my girlfriend's car this past weekend and they are better than the stock ones were. The difference was not anything to brag about though.

    I would consider looking into the Phillips X-treme power bulbs like Delmarva suggested above. I have heard good things about them as well. They claim they put out up to 80% more light than standard halogen bulbs. That is quite the claim if you ask me!
     
  4. DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    I have the Silverstar Ultra's for my headlights and they aren't bad at all. Much brighter then the stock bulbs. But if your going for the HID look, these aren't the ones you want. I used to have just the Silverstar's and not the ultra's for the fogs and they worked good as well, also brighter then the stock fogs. But now I have some other bulbs in the fogs.
     
  5. G-Sak

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    Which bulbs for the fogs have you had the best results with if you don't mind me asking? I'm looking to upgrade in the future.
     
  6. DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Well I really liked the Sylvania Silverstar's! Only reason I swapped those out were for some yellow bulbs instead.;)
     
  7. Delmarva

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    x2... I run Superstarts in my headlights and Nokya Hyper Yellows in my fogs.
     
  8. Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    I was using the silverstars for a little while, much better than stock but not even close to my HID's :D
     
  9. Jester243

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    I just changed mine last night to the Silverstar Ultra's for the headlights and the fogs. Schucks Auto has them with a $10 instand rebate and a $10 mail in rebate right now so I was happy to buy them. I also replaced my wifes car's headlights with the same. Comparing the new builbs to the stock ones the stock ones almost had a yellow look to them compared to the Silverstar Ultra's. So far I am happy, I just hope they last a while. Also since Schucks auto is also Checker, Kragen, or Murray's dpending on where you live it may be worth while to look at these.
     
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    Yeah they are good lights! Just not the ones for you if you want that HID look.;)
     
  11. RDAY

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    what are the part numbers for are trucks? I want to check them out online to see what there is so what would u choose if I were to decide between PIAA and the phillips?
     
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    Personally, I wouldn't get either, unless you want to have to replace your bulbs every 4-6 months.
     
  13. RDAY

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    we have a one low beam bulb and one high beam bulb right? it doesnt switch on the same bulb on our truck does it?
     
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    cause i am looking to order some from www. powerbulbs.com but it says there can't be any high beam bulbs found but theres tons on low beam bulbs.
     
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    Hi and Lo beams are the same bulb. Headlights are H4 and Foglights are H10
     
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    thanks
     
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    What Mods!
    i have the piaa intense white bulbs and one bulb went out on me after a year but was replaced under warranty the piaa's are a solid bulb and i reccomend them. Sorry you had a bad experience
     
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    Can you buy blue turn signal light bulbs?
     
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