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SilverStar Ultra burning out

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Glamis, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Aug 12, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    Glamis

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    I have been using SilverStar Ultra head lights for a wile in my cars and tucks and have had good luck with the brighter light you get from them. For some reason my 2008 DL is eating them up. I'm Getting less then a year out of them. Does any one have SilverStar Ultra head lights in there truck?

    I do drive a lot at night and early mornings but I'm thinking i shooed get more then a year out of them.

    score as of this morning two full sets
     
  2. Aug 12, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    Ridgerunner

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  3. Aug 12, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    macgyver

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  4. Aug 12, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    It's always a trade-off. Brighter bulbs = less life. The filaments are usually finer/lighter, to create a brighter light and that means they're going to have a shorter life. Generally.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    I had a set go out after about a year. I replaced them with el-cheapos and couldn't stand it, so I went and bought another set. It's worth the $35.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    Glamis

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    9 months is about what i got also. out of both sets.

    So I called svanlan I just have to mail in the bad one and there sending me a new set 2day Fedex. Just needed some info over the phone from me to get a new set. Did tell me to save my UPC code for next time.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    Nice, I wasn't aware they would send out replacements... I will definitely save UPC next time. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    My '01 ate 'em like candy.
     
  9. Aug 12, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    Just need the Make, model, year, where i got the lights, how long I had them, {Did i offroad} UPC code or sales slip.

    I got them to send me a new set with out my UPC code or sales slip do to i was on my 2d full set in a less then two years. I did still have to mail the bad one in.

    Next time if i get a bad one i will not the UPC code and sales slip FYI

    supper nice ppl on the phone and ez to talk to help line.
     
  10. Aug 12, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    im running them in my truck right now... its been 10/11 months now, so far so good
     
  11. Aug 12, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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  12. Aug 12, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    I have them in both the head lighs and fogs. I have never replaced any in the fogs (I use the fogs all the time) but I have replaced the ones in the head lights multi times.
     
  13. Aug 12, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    checked, still good. maybe its because most of my driving is in the daytime anyway lol
     
  14. Aug 12, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    Do you have the factory alarm that turns on the headlights for a few seconds every time you arm/disarm? That is a lot of extra hot/cold cycles of the bulbs if you do.
     
  15. Aug 12, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    BigRedToy

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    Try Phillips next time. They make a "Super Bright" bulb. I have had them for a year and no problems.
     
  16. Aug 12, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    I have run the silverstars and the silverstar ultras in all my cars. Love the light but I too have to replace them at least once a year. Oddly enough, when I ran them in my Nissan and Pontiac I only had to buy one set and they went for two+ years (possibly longer but I sold the cars) but when I started driving Toyotas I am replacing them at least once a year. This goes for my 06 Taco, my 03 4runner and my 04 Corolla. With the exception of my taco fog lights, two years and running strong.
     
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