What light bulbs?

What lightbulb?


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Alacran

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The GTP lost a headlight last night. I started on my own with 9007 and 893 Silver stars. Silver Star Ultra headlights (9007). Gave up on the 893 and switched to 880 silver star for the fogs.

Right now its sitting with a blown fog and headlight!:picard:

I just want something better than stock with reasonable life. Looking at GE on amazon but not sure if it will work.

Every auto part store around here sell silver crap. Should i got back to stock like bulbs or order the GEs?
 

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Just pick up a set of HID's. They are almost as cheap as regular bulbs now...
 
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but with ballast and relays i will end up paying more, right?
 

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It will be a little more, but it will be worth it. The light output is muuuuuch better.I've seen full HID kits going for as low as $50-$60 now. Let me find some really quick.
 

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My friend sells good kits with warranties for under $100.
I have the kits on all my cars and dad's cars.
PM me if you want more info
 

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I am sure you can get 893 single beams there as well as the the dual-beam kit for 9007 (get dual-beam 9007... they are telescopic) If no 893, you can get 880.

I have the 9007-3 (dual beam telescopic) and 880 kit (single beaM) from VVME, both in 6000K, and if you need a third party to tell you how they look, G_T_P, gtp23, and Fish can tell you how they look
 

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stay away from silverstars unless you want to replace them every few months. get some 5K or 6K HID's. they are easy to install and cheaper than silverstar ultras these days. to disable the DRL's you just cut a wire and splice into another wire. i forget which ones but i know its on clubgp. an added bonus is that your rear parking lights will flash when you lock or unlock your car.
 

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stay away from silverstars unless you want to replace them every few months. get some 5K or 6K HID's. they are easy to install and cheaper than silverstar ultras these days. to disable the DRL's you just cut a wire and splice into another wire. i forget which ones but i know its on clubgp. an added bonus is that your rear parking lights will flash when you lock or unlock your car.
For 97-00, there is a plug that is connected into a connector with a heat sink on the drivers side behind the dash. Unplug it, no DRLs. Super easy.

Id vote HIDs, but seems like the HID gods dont want me to have a working set for a long period of time.
 

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stay away from silverstars unless you want to replace them every few months. get some 5K or 6K HID's. they are easy to install and cheaper than silverstar ultras these days. to disable the DRL's you just cut a wire and splice into another wire. i forget which ones but i know its on clubgp. an added bonus is that your rear parking lights will flash when you lock or unlock your car.
No I don't believe so. You can disable the DRLs yourself though if you want. http://macgp.clubgp.com/howto/appearance/drl/drl.htm
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Id vote HIDs, but seems like the HID gods dont want me to have a working set for a long period of time.
where did you get your set? i had a w-body store kit (lol) and the bulbs lasted less than a year. and that year my car wasn't on the road too much.
i bought a new set for the GTO from a different company, hopefully they will last longer...
 

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First set was an ebay shop. Came with a blown bulb and ballast and no refund. Next couple sets were from ZZP. Highs and lows. One low bulb was half power at best and just died. One high either bulb or ballast is dead. 3 sets of HIDs, all being bitches.
 
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Forget it, I aint doing HIDs for this car. Again which 9007 bulb should i try next? Also, just found the package containing the bulbs i took out. The bulb that just failed was a silver star Ultra.
 

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silver stars last like 2-3 months it seems. good luck trying to have them warrantied too.....they give you such a hard time for bulbs. i had my HID kit from the group buy on clubgp. after about 8 months my wiring harness melted but the guy sent another one out free of charge next day. i would get HID's......they work great compared to any bulb your going to find.
 
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Yeah, its not looking good. Silver craps are everywhere and they suck Phillips does not even publish the specs of their bulbs. The only bulb i trust atm are GE Nighthawk but i have to order those.
 

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I am sure you can get 893 single beams there as well as the the dual-beam kit for 9007 (get dual-beam 9007... they are telescopic) If no 893, you can get 880.

I have the 9007-3 (dual beam telescopic) and 880 kit (single beaM) from VVME, both in 6000K, and if you need a third party to tell you how they look, G_T_P, gtp23, and Fish can tell you how they look
I also get myn from vvme. I have ordered 5 kits from them and a set of light bulbs.

Only thing I don't like is that the colors are a little off compared to other companys. My 6K looks more like 5K.
 

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mine are def 6K in the heads, but the fogs have a yellow-green tint to them in certain places...
 
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I found Nighthawk locally at a small auot part store. 14.99 for 9007. Going with that.
 

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I've had no issues with my HIDs and they were $60 shipped. All I had to was disable my DRLs and get an extra harness. Love the lights with zero issues. Highly recommend.
 
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I've had no issues with my HIDs and they were $60 shipped. All I had to was disable my DRLs and get an extra harness. Love the lights with zero issues. Highly recommend.
Glad you figured it out but i will try the Nighthawks next b4 i go HID and disable DRLs.
 

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just curious....why so against HID's?


:rofl: that was the first thing i did when i got home in the new car was unplug the DRL box. they look so stupid.
 

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