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Unread 02-26-2003, 04:22 PM   #1
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Sylvania Silverstars ZJ??

How would the silverstars look on a ZJ with badly faded plastic lens? They look like complete crap now. dull from any angle. Could I tell a big diff.?

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Unread 02-26-2003, 06:15 PM   #2
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This doesn't apply to the ZJ's, but I had them on my XJ and aside from the blue tint I couldn't tell a difference in light output. I was told a separate wiring harness would increase that, but I put some PIAA driving lights on instead.
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Unread 02-26-2003, 06:57 PM   #3
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well that does help some though. thanks. i have a friend that just bought the sylvanias for his TJ and he said he could tell a huge diff. but i havent seen them yet. how do the PIAAs look? and yours is a sealed beam so it wont fade because it uses glass of course. mine is a freakin plastic. is there anything i could spray on some new ones to keep them from fading?
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Unread 02-26-2003, 08:40 PM   #4
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Well, lets just say I get flashed a LOT when my PIAA's are on. I currently have them wired separately, but need to hook them up to my high beams. Amazingly, they're just the standard 55w bulbs!
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Unread 02-27-2003, 06:41 AM   #5
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well i would have to get the new lenses to make the silverstars look good. thanks for help though.
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Unread 02-28-2003, 04:15 PM   #6
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I have the SilverStars in my 97 ZJ I polished the lens to get rid of the yellow tint, but I have been getting flashed alot while driving with them (So I return the favor with all my lights), They are a bit brighter and I have heard the PIAA's are much brighter but 2x the price, I paid $50 for the set for mine

Also they are much better than the dipped cheap rip off you buy of ebay, My GF put some of those in her car for a few days and they were just cheesy.


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Unread 02-28-2003, 04:26 PM   #7
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I have the SilverStars in my 97 ZJ I polished the lens to get rid of the yellow tint, but I have been getting flashed alot while driving with them (So I return the favor with all my lights), They are a bit brighter and I have heard the PIAA's are much brighter but 2x the price, I paid $50 for the set for mine

Also they are much better than the dipped cheap rip off you buy of ebay, My GF put some of those in her car for a few days and they were just cheesy.


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I have a 200 Grand Cherokee Laredo V8 and just bought the Silverstars. How in the hell do you get the head light assembly off? I took the screw out and pulled, but jeeeez.
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Unread 03-07-2003, 07:37 AM   #8
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mine is a 95 i couldnt find screws. guess it takes alot of muscle.
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taking off headlights

First take off the corner lens (see bulb replacement in manual also) by opening the hood and unscrewing the first one up top. Then the second is under the lens itself. Once this is out of the way, disconnect your headlight bulb wire plug and now you can get a good grip on the edge of the headlight and pull it out one side at a time. It's held in by ball/socket holders.......hope this helps!
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Unread 05-06-2003, 02:06 PM   #10
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Thanks DJ. But not to be all correct, but I just pulled like hell and it snapped loose w/ no headlight harness broken or anything.
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I have a 200 Grand Cherokee Laredo V8 and just bought the Silverstars. How in the hell do you get the head light assembly off? I took the screw out and pulled, but jeeeez.
I had the same problem with mine. You just have to pull REALLY hard to get the things out. I actually scratched the paint underneath the headlight assembly on the one side doing it.

I tried the Silverstars a while back and I didn't like them. I only turned them on in my garage and couldn't see much of a difference. I decided to try them again but this time I took them out at night and I'm very happy with them. Their the closest I've seen to the real HID bulbs yet. When you put them in, stand in front of your Jeep about 20 or 30 feet looking at the front at a slight angle. They look really nice.

I also used the high beam 9005 bulbs in the low beam sockets. They still don't seem any brighter than the stock halogen low beams, but they are a whiter light. I also have to reaim the beams though.
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Unread 05-06-2003, 09:52 PM   #12
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bulbs

No problem, glad it came out easier for you!
Actually, everyone here has to learn that it's not the wattage or type of bulb as the LIMITING factor, it's our old reflector design.
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Unread 05-07-2003, 05:05 PM   #13
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Ya, the wattage difference between the high beams and low beams is only 9 watts anyway. I figured every little bit helps though.
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