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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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So... How long did yours last?

Silverstars I mean. I got 5 months. Left headlight blew yesterday. I've had ebay cheapies that lasted longer. I've heard they didn't last as long as factory bulbs but 5 months is a bit short.

Anyone who is thinking of getting them, save your money. At least in the Ranger housing there isn't much change in colour or intensity of the light.
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 08:09 PM
 
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3 years on the first set and 2 1/2 on the second set so far

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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-21-2008, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well crap then I must have picked a bad one. So maybe I'll pick up another. I put the factory one back in and it doesn't look as white. But there isn't a whole lot of difference though.
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Have you considered an HID setup?

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post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-21-2008, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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I thought about it but it wouldn't look right in the factory housings. (too much glare)
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post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-14-2009, 02:37 AM
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I have had mine for at least two years. I even transfered vehicles. They sat in my toolbox for a short time between vehicles as well.

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year and a half on the first set


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I used to run Silverstars in my work truck (highway rig), they were doing good to last 6 months. Mind you I drive with my headlights on so that meant they were on 6 days a week, 10 - 15 hours a day. I switched to the GE Nighthawks and found they weren't too much better, so I went back to Silvania Extra-vision. I run those 9007 bulbs in my Ranger as well, and albeit the light may not be quite as great, the highbeam/driving lights MORE than make up for them when I need more, and I'm not changing them nearly so often. Oh, and they're not as hard on other motorist's eyes either LR

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I had them in most of my vehicles and have never had one burn out. I cant find them for my truck at any store as my truck doesnt have a "common" headlight bulb.
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