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Old 09-15-2003, 07:28 PM   #1
IronMonkeyL255
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I was looking at getting new headlights for my wagon. I was hoping to get something a little whiter and a little brighter. I was thinking of getting Silverstars. Anyone here with the same year/gen of Legacy tried them? How did they look/work? I know what some of you are thinking... 'Go do a search of the Elec. & Lighting board'. I have already done that. All of the info there was regarding the bulbs, and how they work in a WRX. The main reason I was posting here was to find out if anyone knew the wattage for the stock bulbs. As I mentioned, I was thinking of getting Silverstars, but I wanted to make sure they didn't have too high a wattage, so I wouldn't melt anything electrical. The Sylvania sight says they have a max wattage of 65/72. Would this be too much for my Leg to handle?
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Old 09-15-2003, 07:37 PM   #2
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Silverstars will work fine (Great Actually) -- No worries about wattage and melting harnesses I'm using them and need to put my second set in the GL Wagon

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Old 09-15-2003, 07:46 PM   #3
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Sweet.
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Old 09-15-2003, 08:11 PM   #4
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Silverstars are cool, but expensive. The additional money could be used to create a low resisitance headlight curcuit providing more power to a new set of "stock" bulbs. Old bulbs do get dim before burning out.
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Old 09-15-2003, 08:18 PM   #5
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Yeah... I noticed that on the ones I have now. The silverstars aren't all THAT expensive. Only like $40 or $45 for a pair.
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Old 09-18-2003, 12:03 AM   #6
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Yeah... I noticed that on the ones I have now. The silverstars aren't all THAT expensive. Only like $40 or $45 for a pair.
Unless you get your 10% military discount!

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Old 09-18-2003, 03:21 AM   #7
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I got a set for my 91 Legacy (20 bucks for the pair from an i-club guy) and they work good. Not that much improvement over the ones before, but the light is less yellow. Maybe the new bulbs and cleaning some of the yellowing on the headlight itself would make a bigger difference than just bulbs by themselves.
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Old 09-18-2003, 12:36 PM   #8
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gO WITH THE SILVERSTARS. Just pay the extra money and get them. I like them alot. I have yet to turn on my brights at night on dark country roads. Don't expect them to be like HID's though. Don't believe those silly brightness charts on the product.
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Old 09-18-2003, 11:04 PM   #9
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I have Silverstars on my 01, they're awesome. I wanted to see the difference so I put one in and drove around the block. They are very noticeably better than the stock bulbs, well worth the money.
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Old 09-19-2003, 04:31 AM   #10
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honestly id go with PIAA- check out ebay. they can be had for $50 shipped- i just got me a set of h4's
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Old 09-19-2003, 04:43 PM   #11
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I don't have a credit card to order offline... I just go with what I find in the stores. I just recently took the oxidation off my headlights. Made a decent bit of difference. Anyone heard of 3M Perfect-It? That stuff works really well. My friend had a bottle, so he let me use some. He couldn't remember where he had gotten it, so I'm still looking.
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