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Old 11-29-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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So just like a lot of us I hated my headlights on my 13 jkur so I changed the bulbs for 60 bucks . There ultras H13 9008 . Easy install just plug and play. They are a good bit brighter but there seems to be some shaded spots in the middle .. Out on the road. Kinda strange .. I do have headlight guards but they didn't show up on the stock lights . So I wondered if anybody els has noticed this ????

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Old 11-29-2013, 09:32 PM   #2
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I installed the same SS Ultras and while I fortunately got them on sale for $40, I still found it a waste of time and money. Maybe a tiny increase in brightness over stock. I haven't noticed any dull spots with them, just false advertising. 50% brighter my arse.

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Old 11-29-2013, 10:03 PM   #3
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I installed the same SS Ultras and while I fortunately got them on sale for $40, I still found it a waste of time and money. Maybe a tiny increase in brightness over stock. I haven't noticed any dull spots with them, just false advertising. 50% brighter my arse.
Yeah it's not even close to 50% but it seams better than stock and better than 500.00 truck lights
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:26 AM   #4
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I installed the same SS Ultras and while I fortunately got them on sale for $40, I still found it a waste of time and money. Maybe a tiny increase in brightness over stock. I haven't noticed any dull spots with them, just false advertising. 50% brighter my arse.
+1, good thing is I learned how to do this for next time. Also light is slightly whiter than stocks. i like high beam power on Silvania in this time of the year and while driving my empty village roads i do use them time to time. it scares stupid deers away well too ...
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You should be able to pick up a cheap set of.HIDS for around 75-150 bucks that'll last you a good year. Well worth the chunk of change.
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I have them in mine I had to have something last minute, and they are crap. Especially in the rain.
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I installed the same SS Ultras and while I fortunately got them on sale for $40, I still found it a waste of time and money. Maybe a tiny increase in brightness over stock. I haven't noticed any dull spots with them, just false advertising. 50% brighter my arse.
Bingo. I said it before, and I'll say it again...there are no cheap improvements for JK lighting. The $60 the OP spent was 1/4 of the money he could have used for trucklites. The problem is, most (including me) waste a bunch of money trying cheap solutions that don't work, only to realize that nothing works and they spend the big money to really upgrade their lights. The Silverstars arent any brighter. They are just a different color making it LOOK like they are brighter.
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Yeah it's not even close to 50% but it seams better than stock and better than 500.00 truck lights
Trucklites can be had for around mid $300s all day.
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Trucklites can be had for around mid $300s all day.
Where at ?
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Where at ?
Usually our vendors. Average price seems to be in the $350-$380 range.
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Usually our vendors. Average price seems to be in the $350-$380 range.
Thanks I'll check it out.
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I did the same, replaced the stock Wrangler bulbs with Sylvania Silver Star Ultras. Very noticeable difference, and I'm happy with the results. I'm not about to spend $300-$500 on headlights.
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I did the same, replaced the stock Wrangler bulbs with Sylvania Silver Star Ultras. Very noticeable difference, and I'm happy with the results. I'm not about to spend $300-$500 on headlights.
Do you see any shady spots ?
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Do you see any shady spots ?
Nope. Very nice even bright light. We don't have streetlights here so I'm really happy with those.
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So just like a lot of us I hated my headlights on my 13 jkur so I changed the bulbs for 60 bucks . There ultras H13 9008 . Easy install just plug and play. They are a good bit brighter but there seems to be some shaded spots in the middle .. Out on the road. Kinda strange .. I do have headlight guards but they didn't show up on the stock lights . So I wondered if anybody els has noticed this ????
Just put the same lights in my 2014 JKU and have the same issue. They are MUCH better than stock. I knew it wasn't going to fix the issue but it is a band aid until I figure out what lights to put on my rig..
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Headlight/tail light guards can do a lot of sheet metal damage if you actually end up needing them. Would be cheaper to replace a headlight or tail light......

And if my headlights were too dim and i had something in front of them....the first thing i would do is take that something off.........
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You should be able to pick up a cheap set of.HIDS for around 75-150 bucks that'll last you a good year. Well worth the chunk of change.
Those are illegal
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I had the Silverstars on my truck for a while. I was pleased with the light output but they lasted less than 1 year @ $60. The factory lights lasted 3 years. When the Silverstars wore out I replaced them with the next level down. Don't remember the name. Not quite as bright, but 1/2 the cost and still pretty decent. They have been on my truck for almost 3 years.

If you are willing to pay for the Silverstars and their reduced lifespan I think they are an improvement.
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There have been alot of write ups regarding the Silverstars and the illusion of being brighter. Actually, Phillips Extreme + 80's are a better choice as far as a basic plug and play lamp replacement.
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There have been alot of write ups regarding the Silverstars and the illusion of being brighter. Actually, Phillips Extreme + 80's are a better choice as far as a basic plug and play lamp replacement.
From what I've read you are totally correct. I was ready to buy the Extremes but instead ordered Dan Stern's Cibie e codes with 75/65W Osram's and a relay harness. I'm aware of the reduced bulb life with this set up, but better visibility is worth it to me.

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