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Has anyone tried the Sylvania Silverstar Ultra versions for our UAV's (Urban Assault Vehicle)?

I'm lookin' for a hella cheap mod that would make shed some light on the situation. They're only $45 bucks at Kragen (CA) and as easy as replacing the ol' shitty halogen bulb that comes stock. They look really bright like HID without the expensive cost. If no one replies in 2 days I'll just go out and buy em' and take some pics to see the diff. Any other brands I should consider for headlights?

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I have the normal Silverstars and they are ok. I have seen the new ones and was waiting for someone else to try them :)
 

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I guess I will have to venture into these Silverstar Ultra's alone. I will pick them up later tonight and post the pics. MC, yeah I think they're legal dude. Acording to their website, they're the whitest, brightest legal lights you can purchase. So...we will have to see.

And yeah, I'm "hella" excited to see what happens.

Is there a section that tells you how to post pics? Kind of a noob on that.
 

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Syndicate said:
Welcome, and while I can't answer your first question, I can answer the second.

While you have the forums page open, start another instance of Internet Explorer.

On that second instance, go to http://imageshack.us/. This site allows you to upload photos from your computer. Just make sure you select the box to resize them for "800x600".

Upload a photo, and it will give you a selection of code to chose from.

Copy the code at the bottom (Direct link to image).

Past the image's code into our forums.


Highlight the entire coding and click the button, located above the box where you enter your text. This will put special brackets around the code, which will show up as a photo once you hit submit.

The code should look like this once you've selected the [Img] button:

[img]The code for your image goes here.
Thats from Syndicate in another thread. Thats how I do it as well.
 

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Yea they look good. But I think I'll wait until I blow one. I think the lights are under warranty for a long time.

Excuse me for all my Legal Beagle stuff, But My triple's qualification can be revoked for a ticket, any ticket.(and they check quarterly plus it's the law I have to tell on myself!) Ohio State Troopers are pretty anal about things. Despite what you hear about our rust buckets.

What Ohio does is spot checks and each month they get a "Pick on list" Where that is what they look for that month. The month it's lights, they will check any light they feel they need to and it better be legal.

They got me on window tint in my Caddy in the middle of town last year.
It was like 3% darker than allowed and it had to come off right there or get a $150 ticket.
 

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WOW MC, :pale:
I'm glad I don't live there...I thought that the laws in Reno were off the wall. I've run the silverstar ultras in my both my previous car and my wifes current can and they work great. I will be changing mine in the Xsoon.
AUTOZONE has the Ultras on sale $49 bucks i think with a $10 Mail in rebate, $39 is same they want for the old style. So you get new for old price, I almost went for it but i have to let you guys do some experimenting.

It's only the troopers that are bad. And I run to work right through their Bear Den on the Ohio Turnpike. If it's legal they don't care.

I do wish I had a link to the article I read about aftermarket lights though. Her is what can happen. These were sold as better. I read some even explode and tear up your headlight reflectors. But syvainia is big enough to know and pay.

Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
APC / HB 5 9999

Manufacturer : AMERICAN PRODUCTS COMPANY, INC.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06E084000 Mfg's Report Date : OCT 16, 2006
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 15493
Summary:
CERTAIN APC HB 5 ULTRA WHITE HEADLIGHT REPLACEMENT BULBS FOR 9007 APPLICATIONS, P/N 509007UWS. THESE BULBS DO NOT PROVIDE ADEQUATE ILLUMINATION WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM TO THE VISIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
Consequence:
LACK OF VISIBILITY WHILE NIGHT DRIVING COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
APC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE UNITS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON DURING OCTOBER 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT APC AT 951-324-6040.
Notes:
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.



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I had some business to attend to tonight. I'll cop those lights tomorrow and try to get some pics up soon.
 

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2 The X said:
Sylvania is running an on-line rebate for the Silverstar Ultras. Navigate 1/2 way down the page to the Silverstar section for PDF rebate form

http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/LightingForHome/CouponsAndRebates/

Apparently the Silver Star Ultras have an improved range of "vision" as compared to the original Silver Stars. See enclosed comparison sheet:

http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/AutomotiveLighting/Products/ProductComparison/default.htm
Nice find. I'll have to get the lights now with that rebate. I'd be stupid not to :withstupid:
 

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Ok guys, quick review cuz i'm at work. i will try to post pics later.

Overall, there is a noticeable difference using the Silverstar Ultras versus Stock. The light is brighter, whiter, and range (not just down the road, but also peripheral light) is greater.

Note: I said noticeable difference, not significant difference because:

1) The stock lights are already Sylvania 9700 S
2) The Sylvania Silverstar Ultras are 9700 SU (I think).
3) The comparison of stock halogen lights that Sylvania uses to judge against the Ultras are not applicable to Xterras because we're already equipped with Sylvania (not sure if they're silverstar's). Looking at the front of the grill with the lights on I definitely see they're whiter than amber.

I paid $50.00 with the rebate. I think I got raped, but I'm not feeling buyer's remorse at all. If you wanna do a quick mod that will kick up your existing lights about 15% then this is it. I will post pics with walkthrough later. You're gonna get a laugh outta my noobish attempts to remove the lights, but what the hell, this is how we learn is it not?

Peace out, Xterra brethren.
 

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i have the Silverstar Ultra.
and they are really.
bright and wide..
good light bulbss
 

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Oh ok, sweet figured out how to get pics on life is good again.


1. Get a pair of gloves and some scissors to cut through the plastic wrapping.



2. Locate the housing for the lights. *Important* pull the plug directly from the housing (while it's still attached to the socket), by pressing on the little clamps. If you remove it and try to remove the light you will be in a world of hell. Trust me on this one.






3. Use the gloves so you don't jack yourself. If you are feeling frustrated because it's kinda tricky to get the housing back in properly: a) step back from the car, you don't wanna ruin your baby over some anger b) take a quick break

4. Lights before and after





And you're done. Go get a beer or somethin'.


Well, what do you guys think? Definitely brighter huh? Mad props to Dan and Sexterra for helping me get started with the pics. Becareful what you wish for cuz i got hella other stuff on the way :bom:
 
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