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    Hello everyone. I hope you all had a great christmas and got everything you wanted for your truck. I'm looking at up grading my front head lights and I really dont want HIDs cuz my truck is already a wiring nightmare. So my question is, is there a big difference between silver star ultra bulbs and the stock bulbs that come in the truck? I know they are supposed to be a brighter and whiter light than stock, but is there a significant difference?

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    2007 Silverado Crew Cab
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    Volant Cold Air Intake
    6000k HID DDMTuning Kit
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    LED lights for foot wells
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    LED Headlight Accents
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    I had Silver Stars. The problem they dont last long. Meaning they burn out. Look for a buld that has a lifetime warranty.

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    how long ago did you get yours? because ive heard they have made improvements on them to last a little longer

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    HID's really don't have alot of extra wiring, its plug in and play.

    2003 Silverado LT

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    ok. so what is the whole process for installing a HID kit or does anyone have a link that explains it? i saw a video on youtube that looked really complicated.

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    All you have to do on an 05' is unplug the plug from your headlight bulb. Plug that plug into the ballast that comes with the kit. Take the plug that comes out of the ballast and plug it into the back of the HID bulb that you replace your stock bulb with. Find a good clean surface to mount the ballast too. It comes with double sided tape. That's it. I assume that it's the same for yours.
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    I bought the PIAA extreme white halogen bulbs in the H1 style, for both my high beams and low beams and I loved them. Yeah I know they are expensive, I was tempted to buy the Silverstars until I heard about the short life of them. I have had mine in for 2 years, and they are still working nicely! Here's a video if you want to see them in action, and keep in mind these are projector headlights as well.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL-psa0rMKQ"]YouTube- Matrix projector headlights[/ame]
    2004 Chevy Colorado
    LS1 5.7 swap/TBSS rear axle swap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Len View Post
    I had Silver Stars. The problem they dont last long. Meaning they burn out. Look for a buld that has a lifetime warranty.
    I had the burnout problem with the PIAA bulbs. I installed the Silverstars and they haven't burned out <yet>.

    The PIAA's were a little brighter and a lot more expensive. I've only been running the Silverstars for a little less than a year but so far so good.
    Jim

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    Ive run the silverstars in my wifes car for a few years and they are a brighter white than typical halogens. I found the filaments to break very easily though. Just swapped them out for HID's in her car and projector lenses(for christmas) cuz she still complained they werent bright enough. It was simple enough just had to modify the housing where the wires went into the lens and wasnt anywhere to mount the ballast but I found a spot to tuck them away.
    David
    2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolwheels05 View Post
    All you have to do on an 05' is unplug the plug from your headlight bulb. Plug that plug into the ballast that comes with the kit. Take the plug that comes out of the ballast and plug it into the back of the HID bulb that you replace your stock bulb with. Find a good clean surface to mount the ballast too. It comes with double sided tape. That's it. I assume that it's the same for yours.
    since you just installed yours, could you give us a post on how-to install them? with pics?

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