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Old 12-07-2006, 05:12 PM   #11
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880 fog lights in the silverstars
They are garbage. I went through 3 set on my GTP in two years. I finally switched back to stock. As far as I know it was a common problem with the 880s.
I like the light output alot but ive already had one burn out and they had only been on the car for 2 months.
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at this point there is no proof ultras actually last longer.

IMO, its still a marketing gimik.
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Just a FYi, the SS U are the same as the SS far as brightness, they may be a little different color temp but thats about it.
Bandit it Says on the Package of the SS ultra that they are 20% brighter

as well this was taken from the Sylvania web site...

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Las Vegas, NV (Oct. 31, 2006) – SYLVANIA will showcase its newest lighting solution for safer night time driving, SilverStar® ULTRA™ headlights, at AAPEX 2006. SilverStar
ULTRA headlights provide up to 25 percent increased down road visibility, increased side road visibility and up to a 20 percent brighter light, compared to standard halogen headlights.
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Just a FYi, the SS U are the same as the SS far as brightness, they may be a little different color temp but thats about it.
Bandit it Says on the Package of the SS ultra that they are 20% brighter

as well this was taken from the Sylvania web site...

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Las Vegas, NV (Oct. 31, 2006) – SYLVANIA will showcase its newest lighting solution for safer night time driving, SilverStar® ULTRA™ headlights, at AAPEX 2006. SilverStar
ULTRA headlights provide up to 25 percent increased down road visibility, increased side road visibility and up to a 20 percent brighter light, compared to standard halogen headlights.
and the normal SS said the same Thing
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880 fog lights in the silverstars
They are garbage. I went through 3 set on my GTP in two years. I finally switched back to stock. As far as I know it was a common problem with the 880s.
Yep, I've had similar (bad) luck with them too. I've got stock bulbs at this point.
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The regular SS don't have a problem with failure. I've had highs and lows for the last 2 years but;like has been said,the 880 fogs suck
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autozone has a 90 day return policy on all items with reciept
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Sorry guys but lights have nothing to do with the performance of your car, moving to electrical
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Passed on SS myself due to the blue coating, and the failure rate.

I believe the blue coating to be a two-fold problem. First off, it reduces output compared to a clear housing, and secondly it will create more heat inside the bulb from what I've read. This will cause it to wear faster.

They also glare slightly more then white, or the std yellow tinted bulbs on snow and wet surfaces.
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Failure rate is something that needs to be addressed....I have had my SS for 4 years now, and the H3 fogs for 3 years...no burnt bulbs.....
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