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Post by welchspro » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:38 am

so my headlights seem a bit dim to me. I thought i should start looking into gettin some new headlight bulbs and i was wondering what you guys are using and would suggest. There alot of different options out there, but most look pretty cheap. Has anyone used the bulbs that MPx sells?
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Post by scneonchic » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:15 am

I have PIAA GTX bulbs...but personally, the silverstars that you can get at walmart or advance or auto zone are really nice.

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Post by Diablo0 » Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:25 pm

Pretty much anything that has a coating on it, such as a blue, purple, or any other color coating is going to reduce light output as it's filtering out visible light that would otherwise be shining onto the road. That type is only there to make your bulbs look blue or 'HID-like'

Silverstars have a slight coating on them but nothing like some of those that you can get on eBay and whatnot. Sylvania also has another set out that they advertise as being better but I can't remember what they're called, probably Silverstar Ultra :lol:

2003silverneonsxt uses another set of bulbs that he likes but I can't remember the brand. I'm sure he'll chime in on here when he's able...
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Post by SteelBlue » Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:16 pm

I've been running the silverstars for about a month and have been very happy with the light output. They aren't so bright that I get flashed (for supposedly running high beams) but are a big improvement over the stock bulbs.
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Post by kc2005ptgt » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:07 pm

Silverstars +1, great and can get em at WalMart for cheap. They are 4000k bulbs, which I believe is the highest output you can put in a car without going HID. :? Correct me if I am wrong.
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Post by Drvr02RT » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:33 pm

I use to have Silverstars but swapped them out for GE Nighthawks. I like the nighthawks much better due to the fact that they dont reflect off the ground when its wet and they're cheaper than silverstars. I've only been able to find the Nighthawks at Walmart.
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Post by ragek23 » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:43 pm

silverstars+1 Love em. Huge improvement over stock blubs. I originally just replaced my fog lights with them cuz one blew. I was so amazed with the difference i replaced my headlights.

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Post by jonnymopar » Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:00 pm

ragek23 wrote:silverstars+1 Love em. Huge improvement over stock blubs. I originally just replaced my fog lights with them cuz one blew. I was so amazed with the difference i replaced my headlights.
Bastard with your pre-03 :x . Last I check, there was no Silverstar option for the 03+ fog lights. My brother has had Silverstars in both his Rams (97 and 04). NICE improvement.
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Post by He Hate Me » Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:08 pm

I just bought some cheap Xenon lights off ebay, and they give really good vision and are really bright, heck, for $10 with shipping, you can't go wrong :lol:
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Post by sullygully » Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:07 pm

The best bulb you can get before going the HID route is the Xeno-Match lights by Visionbulbs. They perform at 4200k, where as silverstars perform at 3500k and nighthawks perform at 3800k

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Post by welchspro » Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:38 pm

hey thanks everyone for all your input, i'll head over to walmart one of these days and check out the nighthawks and silverstars.
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Post by OB » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:18 pm

any 9007 silverstar bulb should work fine, i dont see why you'd have trouble finding them. its one of the more common bulb codes from what ive seen.
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Post by 2003silverneonsxt » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:30 pm

9007 GE NIGHTHAWKS

CHEAPER then Silverstars, no coating, and REALLY BRIGHT!..

;) but my hids are brighter ;)
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Post by 04R/T » Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:56 am

jonnymopar wrote:Bastard with your pre-03 :x . Last I check, there was no Silverstar option for the 03+ fog lights. My brother has had Silverstars in both his Rams (97 and 04). NICE improvement.

I've been using 893ST silverstars in my fogs for about 2 years now. they're way better than stock. I also have silverstars for my headlights and turn signals.

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Post by Srt4Me03 » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:25 pm

I use SilverStar Ultra's and there pretty good. I had the reg silverstar's beforehand, and the Ultra's are a bit of an improvement.
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Post by ewetho » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:37 pm

I ran Silver Stars until one finally burnt out and replaces it "TEMPORARILY" with one of the original bulbs and notices they were exactly the same after only 4 months.

Also notices this with cool blues, and whatever else up to Silver Stars.

NEVER AGAIN got better stuff to spend money on than $25 bulbs that are the same as $6.50 bulbs in less than 3 months.

The first couple of weeks they were fantastic but slowly fade so you never notice they degradation. Save money and buy something else.
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Post by welchspro » Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:26 pm

hey thanks again for all yer help, i went over to walmart and picked up a set of nighthawks cuz they were cheaper and i didn't really hear too much negative feedback on em. NOW i just have to put em in, anyone have any suggestions on that one? i took a look at the clip in the back but haven't devised any clever scheme to get it off, whats the trick? i thought about taking the headlights completely out assembly and all but i think the whole bumper has to come off for that to happen. so if anyone could gimme a quick tip or shoot me over to some write-up in the how to section it'd help alot when it comes time to do it. its too damn cold right now!
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Post by 2003silverneonsxt » Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:29 pm

the clip just twist off...

the bumper doesnt have to come off

look at ur owners manual...

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Post by atom » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:11 pm

If you dont have an air box its easier, just reach in to the clip and unscrew it, then pull the bulb out. If you have an airbox you are likely to have to take that headlight out.
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Post by 03neonRT » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:45 pm

sullygully wrote:The best bulb you can get before going the HID route is the Xeno-Match lights by Visionbulbs. They perform at 4200k, where as silverstars perform at 3500k and nighthawks perform at 3800k
So where do you buy the Xeno-Match bulbs and how much do they cost??
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:21 pm

Im running the Napa Truview bulbs and they are also cheaper than the silver stars and just as bright.....
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Post by glasswars » Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:12 pm

is it just me or does this topic come up every week
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Post by welchspro » Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:07 am

haha, sorry if i brought up a common subject, i tried lookin around but couldn't find anything related. Thanks everyone for helpin out, i refered to the owners manual and according to it you gotta take the whole assembly out. I'll give a shot at just twisting the dang thing out, then i'll try removing the whole thing if that doesn't work.
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Post by welchspro » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:34 pm

bulbs are in, what a pain in the ass! the passenger side retaining ring was super stubborn. Its all good now though. thanks again everyone.
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Post by BigDutch » Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:38 am

ragek23 wrote:silverstars+1 Love em. Huge improvement over stock blubs. I originally just replaced my fog lights with them cuz one blew. I was so amazed with the difference i replaced my headlights.
What is the bulb number you have for your fog silverstars? I have them in my headlights and would love to have them in the fogs but everywhere i go they cant seem to locate them.
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