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post #1 of 26 Old 10-27-2006, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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2000 Cherokee Sport with Dim Head Lights

I just picked up a 2000 Cherokee Sport and the head lights seem very dim. A friend of mine said to purchase "silver stars".

Any more ideas?

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post #2 of 26 Old 10-27-2006, 04:24 PM
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nope Silverstars rock, i have a set in my 96 and the difference is amazing, i highly recommend silverstars.... and welcome to the board.

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post #3 of 26 Old 10-27-2006, 04:26 PM
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Yeah the stockers suck, silverstats are good for the $$$

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post #4 of 26 Old 10-27-2006, 05:07 PM
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silverstars suck balls. sure they're excelent lighting...for like 2 months till the bulb burns out and then you're spending another 70 bucks replacing them.

spend the 70 bucks once and get some hella conversion lenses and get some hellp/phillips bulbs.
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post #5 of 26 Old 10-27-2006, 05:32 PM
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Had my Silverstars for over a year, still going strong! Going to get them for the fogs next.

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post #6 of 26 Old 10-27-2006, 05:52 PM
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i have the sylvania silverstars in my dodge, have had em for at least 2 years.

i was complaining about the dim lights, but i just lifted the jeep. and now the lights seem a lot better! still gonna upgrade to the silverstars soon!

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post #7 of 26 Old 10-27-2006, 07:14 PM
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build a HD harness, like Go-jeeps and your stock lights will be MUCH brighter.

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post #8 of 26 Old 10-27-2006, 08:57 PM
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About a year and a half ago I had the exact same problem. Dim lights. I spent $40 for a set of Silverstars and they have been doing well ever since. Easiest and least expensive thing to try first.

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silverstars suck balls. sure they're excelent lighting...for like 2 months till the bulb burns out and then you're spending another 70 bucks replacing them.

spend the 70 bucks once and get some hella conversion lenses and get some hellp/phillips bulbs.

LOL

I paid $15 for each silverstar. Had them for more than a year until i replaced it with HID's
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post #10 of 26 Old 10-27-2006, 09:05 PM
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Yeah, i think i got mine for under 15$ and they have been great, i need to tip them down a bit with my lift, i get flashed all the time, but one flash back, and they have nothing else to say.

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Silverstars

I bought a pair of _Sylvania Silverstar_ headlights about 3 years ago and they are still producing more than twice the light that the stock bulbs did. What a difference!

They are every bit as bright as some newer vehicles on the road. You may want to adjust the aim of the lights so as not to blind oncoming drivers, or if you have a lift.
You might get flashed once in awhile, but that's because the Silverstars are so bright.
I spent $20 a piece for them. Best upgrade I have made for the money.

If you find that your headlights are still dim after the upgrade, then maybe your battery is about to go out and needs replacing. My battery died awhile ago, but on the way out it was able to light the headlights just enough for them to appear dim.

You can replace the wiring to the lights if you want to, but I would look at these two other things first. Replacing the wiring was unnecessary in my stock '92.

After that, I would recommend fog lights on the front bumper for better light coverage on the sides and down low in front. I have found that Jeep headlights reflect snow and rain rather well, unfortunately, and the fogs definitely help. I have amber fogs.
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post #12 of 26 Old 10-28-2006, 09:19 AM
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silverstars suck balls. sure they're excelent lighting...for like 2 months till the bulb burns out and then you're spending another 70 bucks replacing them.

spend the 70 bucks once and get some hella conversion lenses and get some hellp/phillips bulbs.
Wheres a link to this kit or better yet, where did you purchase it? I'd like to look into this.

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i just bought a set of nice fog lights mine was already prewired from the factory for them.
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post #14 of 26 Old 10-28-2006, 01:54 PM
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i upgraded to the next higher Sylvania (can't remember the name) but just under the silver stars.

yeah, i agree. the stock lights suck. these new ones are a huge improvement. i'd really like to see silver stars.

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post #15 of 26 Old 10-28-2006, 07:16 PM
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Silverstars here too. HUGE improvement over stock and got them for $17 each. I still want brighter, but they were definately worth while.

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