Upgraded Headlights - Page 3 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


General GM Chat When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made. Chat about all things GM (and related cars). Off-topic stuff should be in the Lounge, and all Model specific mechanical problems should be posted in the proper forum.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-09-2005, 01:32 PM   #21
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default

i considered converting to HIDs, but i wouldnt do it with my existing housings, and i can not figure a way to make projectors fit and look decent in my lamps
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2005, 01:32 PM   #22
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,936
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sse1990 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by toastedoats
i have used the cool blues, and i wasnt impressed by them at all, they didnt seem any brighter than the oem halogens, and ive already been through three sets of silver stars in the last 2 and a half years, so im not very thrilled about the reliability
I still think there is something with the light setup itself on that gen of car that is burning them out prematurely. If someone could figure out the problem that would be great. I was just mentioning that most of the aftermarket bulbs are considered performance bulbs and aren't intended to last long. Even the Silverstars are rated the same.
sse1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2005, 01:37 PM   #23
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sse1990
Quote:
Originally Posted by toastedoats
i have used the cool blues, and i wasnt impressed by them at all, they didnt seem any brighter than the oem halogens, and ive already been through three sets of silver stars in the last 2 and a half years, so im not very thrilled about the reliability
I still think there is something with the light setup itself on that gen of car that is burning them out prematurely. If someone could figure out the problem that would be great. I was just mentioning that most of the aftermarket bulbs are considered performance bulbs and aren't intended to last long. Even the Silverstars are rated the same.
i dont think there is anything that could be causing this.. i had the same experience with my 98 buick century before i traded it for the bonnie. i had one set in that for a year, then they both went out within DAYS of eachother. the second set lasted 3 months in that car, then another 6 in the bonnie, now its the third set in the car now, and one went out.
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2005, 01:45 PM   #24
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,936
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sse1990 is on a distinguished road
Default

Maybe I have been lucky with my silverstars then. Cause I spend MANY hours driving and I have daytime running lights that use my low beams and full power, and my lights have lasted longer than a year easily. I also have them installed in the Bonneville, for over a year now with no problem, and have them in my parents Montana for about a year now.
I hope to find another type of bulb to try out that is not as expensive as the silverstars but still put out the light that they do. I drive about 40-45,000 miles a year ( 70,000+kms a year for us Canadians, lol)
sse1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2005, 01:47 PM   #25
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sse1990
Maybe I have been lucky with my silverstars then. Cause I spend MANY hours driving and I have daytime running lights that use my low beams and full power, and my lights have lasted longer than a year easily. I also have them installed in the Bonneville, for over a year now with no problem, and have them in my parents Montana for about a year now.
I hope to find another type of bulb to try out that is not as expensive as the silverstars but still put out the light that they do. I drive about 40-45,000 miles a year ( 70,000+kms a year for us Canadians, lol)
the funny thing here is that in the 00+, the DRL uses the the highbeam at a reduced voltage, and im still on the same set of SS high beams that i originally put in my buick nearly 3 years ago.. but i keep burning out low beams.
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2005, 01:51 PM   #26
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,936
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sse1990 is on a distinguished road
Default

Hmmm, ok yeah that is screwed up.
sse1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2005, 01:53 PM   #27
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sse1990
Hmmm, ok yeah that is screwed up.
maybe the 9006 bulbs are just crap.
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2005, 01:55 PM   #28
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 2,936
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sse1990 is on a distinguished road
Default

Might be a good time to use the 9005 bulbs in the 9006 spot, lol. Actually I have only had to replace my low beams to date, then again I don't get a chance to use the high beams all that often ( damn traffic, lol)
sse1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2005, 02:33 PM   #29
Senior Member Emeritus
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Grand Rapids, Iraq
Posts: 1,129
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Chad V is on a distinguished road
Default

I used phillips Crystal vision[white/light blue beam] I think Sol uses them too. Bright buld, like 24 for a pair, and have had them for a year w/o any problems
Chad V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2005, 02:21 AM   #30
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Land of Lincoln
Posts: 1,107
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
scottydl is on a distinguished road
Default

HiLite Superwhites in my Aurora, I just got them but have heard good things about longevity. They physically look blue but put out a bright white light. They can be purchased on eBay from seller "carshowguy" or a little cheaper direct from his website at www.xenonlightshid.com ... I paid less than $45 shipped for 3 pairs (highs, lows, fogs). Here are some preliminary photos:

OEM lowbeams vs. HiLite high beams...
Name:  lights2.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  35.4 KB
scottydl is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PS2's got upgraded! BonneMeMN Lounge 2 09-18-2004 03:04 AM
Give me your best suggestion for an upgraded stereo STAGED Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 6 05-26-2004 11:18 AM
touch up paint (upgraded and updated) Plurr Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 20 01-28-2004 11:10 AM
Upgraded Brakes on Badzilla - DIAL UP WARNING complinitor 1992-1999 5 08-11-2003 12:30 AM
Upgraded Tires/Lowering the Car jasonapr78 General GM Chat 3 10-21-2002 12:23 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:13 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.