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timaishu
11-28-2008, 01:38 AM
Does anyone here have experience when it comes to silver star ultras?

Im thinking about getting a pair. The bulbs I have right now are stock and dull as hell.

Do you like them? How long do they last till they burn out?

dman4486
11-28-2008, 01:40 AM
have had them for 8 or 9 months....big step up from my stocks, but you will get gang raped by people telling you to skip the ultras and go hid.

infamous_e46
11-28-2008, 01:48 AM
big difference over stock but 50 bucks a pair mehh.................. hid kits can be had nowadays for about 70 bucks

timaishu
11-28-2008, 01:50 AM
I thought HID were more expensive than that. 70 bucks for real?

jdawg
11-28-2008, 01:51 AM
more than likley its your lenses and not you bulbs, also I would reccomend putting relays into your headlight circuits and upgrading their grounds first. About $20 in parts.

dman4486
11-28-2008, 01:52 AM
pics of the lenses?

timaishu
11-28-2008, 01:52 AM
Its not the lenses. I clean and polish those everytime I wash the taurus.

What difference would upgrading the grounds and such do? Provide it with more power?

timaishu
11-28-2008, 01:58 AM
Heres a pic of the lenses. Im pretty sure its just my head lights that ****.

Anyone have any other thoughts?

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a57/covertmission/untitled-2.jpg

jdawg
11-28-2008, 01:58 AM
Its not the lenses. I clean and polish those everytime I wash the taurus.

What difference would upgrading the grounds and such do? Provide it with more power?

yes its a common upgrade, you want to check voltage at the sockets and see what it is. Adding in relays will allow it to draw power through the relay directly from the battery, instead of through like 30ft of small gauge wiring and through a probably cheaply made headlight switch.

timaishu
11-28-2008, 02:03 AM
Have you ever dealt with SUV lights.com?

I hear that they make new headlight harnesses and such.

dman4486
11-28-2008, 02:16 AM
my ultras

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/dman4486/DSCN1692.jpg
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/dman4486/DSCN1690.jpg

sxpimpin
11-28-2008, 02:19 AM
I work at advance auto parts and personally I'd go with the plain silverstars over the ultras.

I see the ultra's coming back alot more and alot sooner than the plain silverstars...

It may just be the ********* touching the bulbs when they put them in but i dunno

jdawg
11-28-2008, 02:42 AM
seems expensive, for $10 you can get relays, and maybe 10 more if you dont have any extra wire or connectors, but if you dont wanna make your own harness (10 mins) then go for it

timaishu
11-28-2008, 02:43 AM
my ultras

http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/dman4486/DSCN1692.jpg
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/dman4486/DSCN1690.jpg

Wow. That looks pretty good.

My headlights would only would only barely reach to about the halfway point in between the first and second reflector in your picture.

My moms subaru outback lights extend much further and brighter than mine with the high beams on.

dman4486
11-28-2008, 02:46 AM
uphill section of road, so it looks a bit shorter, but these are the brights
I actually get flashed all the time. People thinking I have my brights on.(and they are aimed very well as you can see in the pics)
http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii191/dman4486/DSCN1701.jpg

Brian_smith06
11-28-2008, 02:48 AM
i have silverstars not sure if they are the ultras though. i have had these bulbs in for close to 2 years i think? and they are still going strong. i have had no issues with them either. i highly suggest them

dman4486
11-28-2008, 02:49 AM
on the second pic of my previous post which is of the low beam, the brights shine a bit further and make all the dim reflectors very visible up to the level of the oncoming cars at the right.

Brian_smith06
11-28-2008, 02:50 AM
[QUOTE=dman4486;5488234]
I actually get flashed all the time. People thinking I have my brights on.(and they are aimed very well as you can see in the pics) [QUOTE]

x2

timaishu
11-28-2008, 02:52 AM
Cool cool. Sounds like it would be a good investment.

Your lows are better than my highs and then some.

I would almost be borderline scared to drive someplace thats pitch black with no street lights or other cars to light up the road.

Im just used to there being street lights and other cars around to make up for my pathetic lights. hahaha

king ranch
11-28-2008, 02:53 AM
this isnt a bad hid kit i have used this kit before and know many f150 owners on the f150 site that say for a budget hid conversion kit this isnt bad for the money only problems is some radio static because the hids arent digital

http://stores.ebay.com/HID4U

but if you want some of the best hid's out there that are digital and 55 watt go search on ebay for the retro solutions seller very good product and not a bad price under 200 for bixenon

and i have 30% tint on my windshield so hids are a must for me

and to the person who posted the pics looks like u have a hid low beam and a halogen high beam

Fusion_FREAK
11-28-2008, 02:55 AM
The plain Silverstars are good.

And the $70 HID kits are decent, but in stock housings, you're going to have uneven light pattern, glare, and you could **** a lot of people off on the road.

Either get a good quality Holgen or Xenon or whatever they call it bulb, or retrofit your housings.

dman4486
11-28-2008, 02:55 AM
Cool cool. Sounds like it would be a good investment.

Your lows are better than my highs and then some.

I would almost be borderline scared to drive someplace thats pitch black with no street lights or other cars to light up the road.

Im just used to there being street lights and other cars around to make up for my pathetic lights. hahaha

be weary, the headlight design on the taurus is very ******. You may have more of an issue with the lens itself than the bulb's ability to put out light.

I have noticed that on the typical taurus, the headlights seem to be more of a flood style driving light, where they disburse all the light fairly close to the vehicle.

Let me do a little research to see if this is true for your model

king ranch
11-28-2008, 02:56 AM
this isnt a bad hid kit i have used this kit before and know many f150 owners on the f150 site that say for a budget hid conversion kit this isnt bad for the money only problems is some radio static because the hids arent digital

http://stores.ebay.com/HID4U

but if you want some of the best hid's out there that are digital and 55 watt go search on ebay for the retro solutions seller very good product and not a bad price under 200 for bixenon

and i have 30% tint on my windshield so hids are a must for me

and to the person who posted the pics looks like u have a hid low beam and a halogen high beam


get the hid4u or the retro solutions

dman4486
11-28-2008, 02:59 AM
and to the person who posted the pics looks like u have a hid low beam and a halogen high beam

actually one bulb. the camera adjusted funny for the high beam shot for some reason. however, the isuzu head lamp housing has an outstanding lens

rusty_armadillo
11-28-2008, 02:59 AM
i had these in my car and love my $100 set of HIDs alot better

dman4486
11-28-2008, 03:04 AM
can't find anything about any headlight issues on the 97 model:cool:

worst thing you could do is buy the ss at a place like advance, try them for a night and take them back stating they are the "wrong ones" and you apparently have aftermarket HIDs installed:laugh:

tilegend
11-28-2008, 03:04 AM
my suggestion is to get the philips xtreme power

you can order them from www.suvlights.com

http://www.suvlights.com/product_info.php?products_id=100

i'm going to try these when i get a chance... read alot of reviews from people going from silverstars to these.

timaishu
11-28-2008, 03:09 AM
can't find anything about any headlight issues on the 97 model:cool:

worst thing you could do is buy the ss at a place like advance, try them for a night and take them back stating they are the "wrong ones" and you apparently have aftermarket HIDs installed:laugh:

Sweeeeet. :cool:

I think I will give the silver stars a try. I cant imagine being disappointed. Anything would be better than what I have now.

Maybe in the future I will get a HID kit. But not now.

Thanks guys.

king ranch
11-28-2008, 03:13 AM
go silverstar ultra much brighter my sister has just silverstars in hers with no tinted windshield and mine are as bright or brighter than hers and i run the silverstar ultra and have tinted windshield 30% so that speaks for itself

dman4486
11-28-2008, 03:16 AM
and i have 30% tint on my windshield so hids are a must for me


go silverstar ultra much brighter my sister has just silverstars in hers with no tinted windshield and mine are as bright or brighter than hers and i run the silverstar ultra and have tinted windshield 30% so that speaks for itself

wat

timaishu
11-28-2008, 03:17 AM
Okay then. I will get the ultras. I can get them from autozone for like 40 bucks I think.

I had to replace my tail light bulbs recently as my left one died. I was eyeballing the ultras and I think thats about how much they were running for.

dman4486
11-28-2008, 03:21 AM
http://www.espotdeals.com/Shop/Control/Product/fp/SFV/31824/vpid/5229390/vpcsid/0/rid/123267


edit: 2 pack on ebay for $25

lil_italy773
11-28-2008, 03:21 AM
those HIDs look bad ***. only thing that im wondering bout is will the stock headlight assembly hold up to that kind of heat. i mean they do put out more heat dont they?

kovemaster559
11-28-2008, 03:24 AM
**** it i use highbeams

timaishu
11-28-2008, 03:27 AM
http://www.espotdeals.com/Shop/Control/Product/fp/SFV/31824/vpid/5229390/vpcsid/0/rid/123267


edit: 2 pack on ebay for $25

Niiiiiiiice! Wow man, you just potentially saved me some dough with that link.

timaishu
11-28-2008, 03:56 AM
those HIDs look bad ***. only thing that im wondering bout is will the stock headlight assembly hold up to that kind of heat. i mean they do put out more heat dont they?

You mean the heat from the light itself?

I highly doubt it will hurt it at all, it would have to reach the melting point of the plastic to do any damage. I doubt a HID will put out several hundred degrees of heat.

Correct me if Im wrong though.

king ranch
11-28-2008, 04:04 AM
wat

you cant read


those HIDs look bad ***. only thing that im wondering bout is will the stock headlight assembly hold up to that kind of heat. i mean they do put out more heat dont they?

halogen bulbs put out more heat than both the 35watt and 55 watt hids

bigaudiofanatic
11-28-2008, 10:32 PM
I live in deer CITY!!! and these work very well I can see the buggers a lot better than i could with stock lights.

dman4486
11-28-2008, 11:23 PM
you cant read

You typed it...all I did was copy it to the same post


So which do you actually have:confused:

king ranch
11-28-2008, 11:33 PM
i have used the hid4u and they are good lights for the money however u will get radio static since they arent digital, i run the retro solutions 55watt heads and 35 watt fogs thinking of getting the 55watt fogs but not sure if that will be too bright and not sure if the fog light housing can handle the extra heat since the stock fog housing is made for 35 watt halogen.

and i am thinking of switching the temp i have not sure if i want the 5k or the 6k

Akula Class
12-06-2008, 09:46 PM
Unless you have projectors try to steer away from HID's. Look into HIR bulbs. Best output I've seen for halogen bulbs.

king ranch
12-06-2008, 09:47 PM
Unless you have projectors try to steer away from HID's. Look into HIR bulbs. Best output I've seen for halogen bulbs.

your an idiot

Akula Class
12-07-2008, 01:05 AM
your an idiot

Me thinks you're the one lacking knowledge........... I know my fare share when it comes to lighting.

king ranch
12-07-2008, 01:09 AM
so do I my friend if you buy cheap HID kits then you shouldnt use with reflective housing if you get a decent brand then you can since the light wont be scattered and still somewhat have a cutoff

use retro-solutions Hid kit with stock headlights and not a problem for hundreds of people

Akula Class
12-07-2008, 01:13 AM
HID's in reflector based housings not made for HID's will cause glare PERIOD. And glare isn't safe for oncoming traffic. He has housing designed for Halogen bulbs. That's why I mentioned HIR bulbs and they are almost a plug and play and won't be as dangerous for oncoming drivers. Show me a picture of the cut-off for these HID-kits and I'll show you glare.

Akula Class
12-07-2008, 01:18 AM
Even you said as much here:


ok so what do you suggest i do, i want hid conversion kit and i understand being stock housing will be a bad glare and not that good of light output


Seems like you should know HID's in reflector based housings aren't a good idea: http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=350075&highlight=hid