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Old 09-28-2006, 04:13 PM   #11
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ya i have never experienced the 880 fog bulbs, but they suck based on other members experience but i have had the SS Headlights for 4 years and the H3 fog light bulbs for 2 years...(knock on wood) and they are still shining
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the ad says 20% brighter for $39.99 why not put a stock hi-beam light in the low beam side and get 70% more lumens than a low-beam light (1700 lumens vs 1000 lumens). thats alot more light for less money .

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the ad says 20% brighter for $39.99 why not put a stock hi-beam light in the low beam side and get 70% more lumens than a low-beam light (1700 lumens vs 1000 lumens). thats alot more light for less money .

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that 20% is vs a std silverstar bulb

or you put a silverstar ultra high beam bulb in your low beam socket for maximum pwnage
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the ad says 20% brighter for $39.99 why not put a stock hi-beam light in the low beam side and get 70% more lumens than a low-beam light (1700 lumens vs 1000 lumens). thats alot more light for less money .

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Because the older models have shielding etc that changes the light pattern. IIRC some have done it and loved it ...but I thought besides having to work over the socket and bulb..there was something else in the way.
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ya i have never experienced the 880 fog bulbs, but they suck based on other members experience but i have had the SS Headlights for 4 years and the H3 fog light bulbs for 2 years...(knock on wood) and they are still shining
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the ad says 20% brighter for $39.99 why not put a stock hi-beam light in the low beam side and get 70% more lumens than a low-beam light (1700 lumens vs 1000 lumens). thats alot more light for less money .

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Because the older models have shielding etc that changes the light pattern. IIRC some have done it and loved it ...but I thought besides having to work over the socket and bulb..there was something else in the way.
Bill it took me all of 30 min. to do my low beam lights , GOD i like the light it puts out. it made a big difference on my car, and so easy to do. all i did was modify the socket and bulb, nothing else.

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OK the new SS bulbs are in (installation was a snap), and in the words of the song, 'I can seee clearly now'...........Quite a difference from the standard bulbs.

Thanks for the help. I'm off this AM a '95 SSE with a siezed engine
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Also remember this thread is 8 years old, and a lot can change in that time. SilverStars are no longer a favorite of the forum on account of their service life being unreasonably short now.
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i woulnd say unreasonable, i get 3-5 years out of bulbs that are on all the time. there is a difference between the regular ones and ultra, which i dont buy the ultra. but the regular ones seem to be worth the extra to me
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