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You, you light up my....night

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Motorshooter, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Nov 3, 2010 at 7:59 AM
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    Motorshooter

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    I’m trying to add some quality light to my Taco. What are your thoughts and experiences with the Sylvania Silver Star replacement bulbs for the Tacoma?
    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    I was not impressed how long the Silverstars I put in my Scion lasted...
     
  3. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    if you the halogen route, get the philips xtremes. best out there right now
     
  4. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    this thread really gives me hope to carry on but that is during the day, i still need to know too what can fill my night with the best kind of light....
     
  5. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    just don't go to an HID drop in kit. that is the worst thing you can do. either do an HID retro fit like i did, or get the best halogen bulb you can find
     
  6. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    I run them in mine...they are brighter than regular halogen. I live in Deer land so good headlights at night are a must. My only complaint is they only last about 6 months then they burn out.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    36" led light bar in the lower valence :cool:
     
  8. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    blinding people and animals not a good idea
     
  9. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    hey question for you, how much would a projector set up run me?
     
  10. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    You're worried about blinding animals? :confused:
     
  11. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:45 AM
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    no the people....... another person who doesn't give a crap about anyone except themselves. lets blind everyone, but its ok... i can see right?
     
  12. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    Chill bro- I'm pretty sure mac is talking about running Silverstars NOT drop in HIDs.
     
  13. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    i've got the silverstars in my headlights.. had them in since 07 and just had to replace the first one about 2 weeks ago. i love them, so much brighter than stock.....
     
  14. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    why is it that people will buy what they think is the best of parts, but buy the cheapest shit for lights? it bothers me a lot. don't worry bro, i won't comment in this thread again
     
  15. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    I'm kinda confused where you are coming from honestly. You suggested those Phillips lights and then went off about the HID thing...Who said anything about the cheapest lights they can buy?? :confused:
     
  16. Nov 3, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    He thinks that everyone should have enough money to do a full hid retrofit with phillips d2s bulbs and projectors. Anything less is cheap shit that isn't worth it to him. Anyone running hids without projectors is a total dick in his mind.
     
  17. Nov 3, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    I ran the silverstars on my 2008. They did increase output well, and it was a lot better. Unfortunately they only lasted about 3-5 months at tops. Myself for my 2010, I'll be doing a drop in HID kit with them properly adjusted. 6k for the mains, 35watt.
     
  18. Nov 3, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    So now that my thread is totaly high jacked:(...if you don't like the Silver Star replacements bulbs...what do you suggest?:confused::confused::confused::confused:...other then a complete HID set up
     
  19. Nov 3, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    There really isn't much else.. that's why HID's were popping up. Don't get me wrong, the Silverstars do better output like I said... but you'd better keep a spare set in the cab for when it goes out... because it will.
     
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    Personally, I didn't touch the stock headlights since I drive around cities quite a bit and don't want to blind people. I have a set of PIAA 520 driving lights that I wired so they can only come on with my high beams for back road/off road driving. They're pretty bright and almost make the high beams obsolete.
     
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