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Old March 13th, 2005, 08:18 PM   #1
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Just picked up some Silverstars.

They were $30 at pep boys for the pair (low beams Part 9006). I think they are a great investment. I installed just one and turned my headlights on to compare and they throw a lot more light and are MUCH better looking. I wouldn't say they look like HID's, but they're a lot closer than the stockers. Anyway, just my $.02
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Old March 13th, 2005, 08:59 PM   #2
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that's a pretty good price, usually they run for $50/pair
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Old March 14th, 2005, 12:17 AM   #3
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i got some silverstarts too.. yeah they are nicer than stock, but im upgrading to HID soon. haha
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that's a pretty good price, usually they run for $50/pair
Never pay that much.
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Old March 14th, 2005, 12:45 AM   #5
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keep us informed on how they do, i have heard that silverstars burn out fast.... hopefully yours dont
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Old March 14th, 2005, 12:50 AM   #6
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yeh i got some silverstars too....the cool blues for high beams.
i did the high beam conversion and its way brighter...and whiter. i like them
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Old March 14th, 2005, 01:01 AM   #7
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I got some couple days ago and much better....Anything more would be to much....I am hoping that a good seal will make them last longer......I took extra effort to make sure they were properly installed......
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keep us informed on how they do, i have heard that silverstars burn out fast.... hopefully yours dont
yep silverstars and other bulb for that matter will burn out IF you touch the bulb with anything.

the reason for this is that if u touch the bulb you leave debris, grease and other foreign particles which affect the temperature on the surface of the glass of the bulb and that causes it to burn out.

people have had silverstars on their cars for over 2 years now with no problems
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Old March 14th, 2005, 10:51 AM   #9
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Good luck on the Silverstars, I hope they don't blow out as fast as mine. Got any pics?
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Old March 16th, 2005, 08:29 AM   #10
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keep us informed on how they do, i have heard that silverstars burn out fast.... hopefully yours dont
yeah...like 2months after I bought mine, the right side bulb burnt out. I went back to a pair of PIIAS from like 2years ago that were in my old car (94' integra) and they still are humming along.
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So what should I do ? Remove the bulb and wipe off ? ? Then reinstall with gloves ?
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keep us informed on how they do, i have heard that silverstars burn out fast.... hopefully yours dont
my silverstars are still burning after 1year and 3 months( knock on wood). i guess it dpends on how much you use em.
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So what should I do ? Remove the bulb and wipe off ? ? Then reinstall with gloves ?
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If you touched the lamp, it's screwed.
How long it'll last is hard to say, but you definitely should expect it to blow before long.
Wiping it off won't help.
If anything you're just running the risk of making it worse.
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I remember reading something about cleaning it with diluted rubbing alcohol. Just search around online and you might find some info.
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Old March 16th, 2005, 11:45 PM   #15
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I remember reading something about cleaning it with diluted rubbing alcohol. Just search around online and you might find some info.

I read that from our owners manual.
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Old March 17th, 2005, 01:22 AM   #16
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I read that from our owners manual.
Should I wear latex gloves when installing...How is will I install if I cant touch it ?
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Should I wear latex gloves when installing...How is will I install if I cant touch it ?
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you dont need to touch the bulb to do it, you can hold it from the housing
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my silverstars are still burning after 1year and 3 months( knock on wood). i guess it dpends on how much you use em.

last time i qouted on how long my silver stars lasted (almost a year)....it blew out the next day....lucky for me the next day there was a guy selling hids for a good ass price....whew....i almost had to go back to stock!

but yeah if u touched the glass...wipe off the oila from ur finger...and reinstall it with a glove...its better to be over protective than not to be...
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