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post #1 of 20 Old 07-01-2012, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Sylvania Silverstar ZXE

I took some pics of my ZXE's last night, thought I'd share in case anyone was interested. They make a great alternative for those of us who want the look of HIDs without spending big bucks on new headlights or messing with a cheap HID retrofit. These run about $60 local, but can be had for around $35-$40 on eBay.
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post #2 of 20 Old 07-01-2012, 07:12 AM
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These look great man I think I'm going to follow your route and not spend the big bucks on HID's.

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post #3 of 20 Old 07-01-2012, 07:42 AM
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I wonder what the life is one those bulbs, I have heard some silverstars burn out quick. I am interested as I have an 05, so I dont have OEM projectors
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post #4 of 20 Old 07-01-2012, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Yea I heard that too about their short lifespan. Hopefully that's no longer the case, guess we'll soon find out.

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post #5 of 20 Old 07-01-2012, 11:31 AM
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Those dont look bad at all! I got my low beam HIDs off eBay for $30 bucks shipped.

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post #6 of 20 Old 07-01-2012, 11:48 AM
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Look good, but I'd rather have HIDs

Also, you're aim is wayyyy off, or was.. in the first picture. Or the passenger side bulb was in upside down.
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post #7 of 20 Old 07-01-2012, 12:28 PM
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Been looking at them will probably do them and eBay HID fogs

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Looks nice a good clean light. Not sure what is going on with your driver side beam though, it is everywhere! I have had SilverStar Ultras in my car for about 5 years now without any issue, so either I am lucky or some guys got some crappy sets and it has spread like wildfire?!

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post #9 of 20 Old 07-01-2012, 01:39 PM
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They tell you that these bulbs have a shorter life span right on the back of the package.

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Ive had the silverstars for 3 years and about 35,000 miles. Havent burnt out yet.

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Those work great for the money.

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post #12 of 20 Old 07-01-2012, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Those dont look bad at all! I got my low beam HIDs off eBay for $30 bucks shipped.
Yea I had a set of those $30 Xentecs from ebay on my last car, 2011 Kia Optima with halogen projectors. They looked awful and flickered like crazy, even with a relay. I had to send one of the ballasts in for a replacement within the first month as well. Maybe I just got a bad batch, I don't know. It was enough to make me not want to do it again though.

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post #13 of 20 Old 07-01-2012, 05:53 PM
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I have always put Silverstar Ultras in every car that I buy. I have currently had my set in for about two years and they're working fine. I really like the look of the new bulbs. I wonder what they look like from behind the wheel?
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post #14 of 20 Old 07-01-2012, 08:49 PM
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I love Silverstars for the price but they didn't last long on my XJ. Maybe 1.5 years...

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post #15 of 20 Old 07-02-2012, 10:47 PM
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Is it a noticeable difference between the silverstar and the stock as far as distance goes? I had the regular silverstars in my Liberty and liked them. One thing I notice on my XK is that the fogs seem almost just as bright as the headlights.
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