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Old 09-10-2007, 10:04 PM
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brighter bulbs

What brand of bulbs do you guys suggest for brighter bulbs. i have seen hoen before they seem ok. i have also heard about silverstars. without spending alot.
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Silverstars.

Autozone.
 
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by ThumperMX113
Silverstars.

Autozone.
X2, these actually work and don't loose effect in the rain like most of those blue bulbs. AND higher wattage blue bulbs can burn up wiring harnesses too.
 
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yep what he said, like 40 bucks for each set
 
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:18 PM
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so would i need 3 sets right?
fogs
hi's
lows
 
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Nah, heads are a 2 in one bulb
 
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:32 PM
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Yeah Silverstars work like a gem, just two sets... one for the fogs and one for the low/high beams.

Check my sig for the model numbers or see the complete list below

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2007 FORD F150

High & low beam headlamp
H13 (9008)
H13ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen
H13XV XtraVision Halogen - The Brighter Light

Parking light
3157NALL
3157AST Silverstar Signal Lighting: Complete the Look: Crisp, Clean, Style

Front turn signal
3157NALL
3157AST Silverstar Signal Lighting: Complete the Look: Crisp, Clean, Style

Rear turn signal
4057LL

Tail light
4057LL

Stop light
4057LL

High mount stop light
921
921LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Fog/Driving light
9140

License plate
194
194LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Back up light
3156LL

Front sidemarker
194
194LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Rear sidemarker
4057LL

Map light
906

Dome light
578

Trunk/Cargo area
921
921LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp
 
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:33 AM
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Silverstars are good lamps. Decent improvement, a whiter and somewhat brighter lamp, that is still a DOT approved lamp. Just realize that these higher output or whiter/brighter lamps have a shorter lamp life. As one who drives 42 - 45K miles per year, I only get 12 to maybe 15 months out of these before one fails.

Sylvania should be releasing the Silverstar Ultra in an H13 configuration later this year, so you may want to wait. There are claimed to have a longer lamp life, and if I remember correctly "maybe" a little more output.
 
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This guy just put a set in and he Isn't impressed. There are a few others that don't think they're worth it as well. Just FYI:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/65...stars-and.html
 
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Originally Posted by last5oh_302
This guy just put a set in and he Isn't impressed. There are a few others that don't think they're worth it as well. Just FYI:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/65...stars-and.html
I dunno .. it's difficult for me to take the advice of anyone who uses the term 'philips thingamajiggy' seriously, y'know?

I use 'em - heads & fogs. I likes 'em.

 
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Originally Posted by MGDfan
I dunno .. it's difficult for me to take the advice of anyone who uses the term 'philips thingamajiggy' seriously, y'know?

I use 'em - heads & fogs. I likes 'em.

Fak, that's what I woulda called it.!... or the leveling/aiming thingamajig.

Ya, I know. I left myself open for a great comeback here
 
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so is there anything else i need to know?just replace the stockers with these and thats it?
 
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Yes, don't touch the bulbs with your greasy fingers.
 
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Originally Posted by last5oh_302
This guy just put a set in and he Isn't impressed. There are a few others that don't think they're worth it as well. Just FYI:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/65...stars-and.html
i have a hard time seeing at night so they'll be worthit. if i cant touch the bulbs how do i put them in?
 
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Originally Posted by Ron_b
i have a hard time seeing at night so they'll be worthit. if i cant touch the bulbs how do i put them in?
Use latex gloves if you have fat hands. You twist the back of the bulb housing, pull it out, twist the new one in.
 

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