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What Bulbs?

So I decided to try the Silverstars and got the ones listed in the manual. The 9006 ST has a 90 degree bend so, it won't fit in the housing. Turns out this might be a good thing as I've read some threads that these bulbs burn out too quickly etc. I do a lot of night driving so, I don't want to be replacing them every 3 months.....especially at those prices!!

So, any advice you guys can give me would be awesome! I have checked the search and, that's how I got the info about the Silverstars.

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Toshiba H1R bulbs modified to fit a 9006 socket. I believe that's a 9012 style bulb in the HiR application. Approx. $30 each. That's if you don't want to go the HID "kit" route that so many seem to complain about even though they've personally never purchased and used a set. My HID Denso ballasts and rebased 4300k bulbs have been going strong for 20 months and counting. Haven't been flashed by oncoming drivers yet...it's all in the aiming of the headlight housings.

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my silverstars have the 90 deg. bend...no issues here.
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Yeah smudga - I did the same thing - bought the L based ones. I was able to install them just fine. Had to pull a little on the harness, but they worked fine. Didn't blow out after 3 months either. Lasted a long time. Next pair I bought, I did get the straight base though
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I have the Ultras in my lows and beams. Both have the 90 degree bend in them, and I've had no issues. I've only had them in for about 2 months, so I really don't know how long they will last. My last set of bulbs (regular Silverstars) worked great for about a year and a half before they died.
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My Silverstars lasted for about a year and a half, with a so so amount of night driving. Funny thing, they both blew out one day after the other.
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I don't do a whole lot of night driving, but I do use my fog lights every day. I think I've had them for about a year now. They are Luminics 55W JDE Yellow. These are my favorite bulbs to use for fog lights. I've used the Hyper White for low beams with good results.

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HID is the way. I've posted pics of my 8000K kits in another thread in this section.

I agree with Rondo, aim them correctly and you wont have any problems. AND HIDs run at a lower wattage (35w i believe) and may last the life of your vehicle, instead of just a few months.

After i got the HIDs in my concorde I couldnt understand why i didnt get them when I had the trep. I went through 4 pairs of bulbs with the trep! and none of them looked as good or illuminated the road as much as the hid.

BUT if you really wanna stick to halogens, There's a new silvertar from sylvania called silverstar ULTRA. Apparently should be the next best thing, for halogens anyway.
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...Funny thing, they both blew out one day after the other.
Weird, so did mine.....
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I'm all for HIRs. If you're doing HID, please do a proper retro-fit instead of the kit. HIDs in a halogen reflector gives a horrible glare.

If you ever drive towards me with your HID kit in a stock reflector, you'll get a nice blast from a 100W pillar mounted spotlight! Well, two blasts if I happen to have a passenger with me
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I'm all for HIRs. If you're doing HID, please do a proper retro-fit instead of the kit. HIDs in a halogen reflector gives a horrible glare.

If you ever drive towards me with your HID kit in a stock reflector, you'll get a nice blast from a 100W pillar mounted spotlight! Well, two blasts if I happen to have a passenger with me
ACTUALLY, my kit, even though is 8000K, does not have any glare at all. Its like the Corde's housing were made for it. And its the reflector kind, not the one on the LHS with the lens. Have not gotten flashed once and not one cop has said anything. BUT I'll point out, that as soon as I put them in I spent a couple nights getting them to aim perfectly. I'll have pics of the beams tonight.

Most of the cars with the horrible glare are the ones with the highbeam in the same bulb like the 9007. When you put an HID kit not made for that specific kind, i.e., a set of 9006, not only do you lose the highbeam but now you do not have that cover in front of the bulb which prevents most of the glare.
On the corde, the housing itself, like on the 2nd gen treps, has the plastic cover so you need not worry as much.
Just make sure to aim them correctly after installing the housings back in.
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Thanks guys. Looks like I'm gonna be going the Luminics route until the budget allows for an HID conversion.
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for the un-believers of HID and "glare problems" lol

and smudga, this is kinda what it'll look like when you get your HID's, of course, the color is up to you.

https://www.dodgeintrepid.net/forums/...ad.php?t=83711
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