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Old 03-20-2005, 08:20 PM   #1
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Hi, I have a 1997 SSEi and I wish to upgrade the headlights. I tried SilverStars but was disappointed. The low beams were a blue light and not very bright and the high beams were more of an incadesent color and the light appeared to be a ball of light in front of the car versus straight beams shining down the road. I have been looking at PIAA bulbs. Anyone have suggestions?
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The best experiences here are with Silver Stars. I prefer Silver Star lows and Cool Blue Highs. An unstoppable combination, especially if you upgrade your fogs too.
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are your light aimed correctly?? that can have an effect to. But yes the Silverstars are widly used here and have lots of love
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are your light aimed correctly?? that can have an effect to. But yes the Silverstars are widly used here and have lots of love
$40 a set of course people are gonna like them.

A cheaper bulb alternative that has same or higher output, are Silvania Xtravisions. They aren't as blue either. If you drive in snow you'll appreciate the lower glare.

Aiming your lights is what you should do before anything. Grab a torx wrench, and get infront of your garage door, or a straight road.
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also.. is your reflective surface on your headlights scuffed or peeling or peeled? If those reflective coating is not up to par or perfect.. expect to have light lose.. also the glass piece in the front.. if it'* scuffed up good from road debris or what not.. it will also distort your light pattern scattering it the wrong way
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I spent the $40 on silverstar highs and wish i had the $40 back after seeing the result.
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I love my silverstars... Better than the Xtra vision and the Blues... I Have the 9006 silverstars in my 95 along with the upgraded fog'*... Both make a great combination...

I took the blues and installed them in my 91... They were a decent improvement over stock...

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I've got PIAA'*. White and bright as hell.
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if you wnat the road directly infront of you lit then your foglights are the issue. upgrade to whatever bonnememn or 93sle say...
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Are there any decent white/blue headlights that don't cost $30-40 a pop?
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