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HSKR4X4 03-14-2013 07:42 PM

FULL SYLVANIA BULB SWAP!! (NEW KC HiLiTES 7" LIGHTS IN PHOTOS)
 
I did a full swap on my 08 and my two buddies' Jeeps (09 and 2010). I would like to thank Sylvania for the donation of bulbs and being part of this Write Up/Testimonial!

Lets get started!

About one week ago I did a full swap on all exterior bulbs for all three Jeeps minus the 2010 fog lights. The install is probably one of the easiest mods or swaps you will probably ever do on the Jeep, so there isnt a "write up" or "how to" swap bulbs. This write up is more about comparison and thoughts about the new bulbs against stock.

This is the list of bulbs I did on the Jeeps (no fog light option for 2010 and not sure on 11-13)

High Beam/Low Beam H13 (stock) and my H4 Upgrade
H13 (9008) H4 (9003)
SYLVANIA ZXE BULBS!

All the bulbs listed are the same part #'s and are all SilverStar Mini's! (3157)
Parking Light

Front Turn Signal
Rear Turn Signal
Tail Light
Stop Light
Back Up Light
Rear Side Marker

Fog/Driving light
SilverStar (9145)

License Plate & Front Side Markers
194 SilverStar LED's

Here is the link to see what bulbs are available for your year
Lamp Replacement Guide Home

Posted below are the pics we were able to catch. Photos like blinkers and direct shots will not be posted due to the photos not capturing the true brightness of these new bulbs.

First will be my H4 upgraded ZXE bulbs in the new KC HiLiTES 7" housings against the IPF headlight upgrade.
These photos are taken against brown garage doors. Further down in my photos you will see how much brighter white they are against white walls.

KC HiLiTES on left (SYLVANIA ZXE BULBS) IPF on right (BULBS THAT COME WITH UPGRADE)
Regular
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6383fa40.jpg
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps349cab22.jpg
Brights
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps369a5f52.jpg

KC HiLiTES on left (SYLVANIA ZXE BULBS) Stock Housing & Bulbs on right
Regular
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps24b106ea.jpg
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps84a30d6a.jpg
Brights
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...psc15432f9.jpg
Now Factory Fog Light Bulbs against SilverStar Fog Light Bulbs
Stock
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps22b40a3e.jpg
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...pscf484726.jpg
SilverStars
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8febfa01.jpg
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3f66c8aa.jpg
Stock Headlights against SilverStar Fog Lights
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps81624a2b.jpg
KC HiLiTES 7" Housings and Sylvania ZXE Bulbs (white wall)
Regular
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...psf4a028f0.jpg
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...psd7c3a853.jpg
Brights
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5ee43387.jpg
Factory Headlights & SilverStar Fogs (white wall)
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...psd827ff56.jpg

HSKR4X4 03-14-2013 07:43 PM

SilverStar LED Side Markers against SilverStar Front Turn Signals
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...psf680c8ad.jpg
SilverStar LED Plate Light against Stock
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...psce24a5b8.jpg
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...psa390fb5b.jpg
SilverStar Reverse Lights
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps81989f83.jpg
http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/...ps19964570.jpg

The conclusion
After all lights were installed, we were all highly impressed by the outcome of these lights. I can promise these lights will make a world of difference. They are easily twice as bright (if not more) when brake is engaged, turn blinkers are on, and even when in reverse. I know in the future now that any vehicle I buy, I will definitely be upgrading the factory bulbs to Sylvania.

Getyourwings383 03-26-2013 12:21 PM

I can vouch! I upgraded my headlights bulbs to the Silverstars and it makes a world of a difference. I didn't even think to change out the rear lights or marker lights... time to add those to the list of things to do!

st1264 04-11-2013 12:52 AM

Is the KC Hilites H4 swap plug & play? I'm interested in doing this but I have the mandatory Daylight Running Lamps and I'm wondering if that would be a problem... I would run bulbs close to stock color however.

I had the Silverstars in my Grand Cherokee and took them out as I thought I had less vision in fog/snow/rain. They were great on dry pavement though.

crawlin_archer 04-11-2013 06:26 PM

You can get the ProCal & set what lights you want to be your DRLs. You can use fogs, headlights or parking lights if you would need to change them if you had a compatibility issue.

st1264 04-11-2013 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crawlin_archer (Post 3625078)
You can get the ProCal & set what lights you want to be your DRLs. You can use fogs, headlights or parking lights if you would need to change them if you had a compatibility issue.

What is a ProCal? Sorry, I have no clue when it comes to this stuff. PM me if you like.

Thanks.

12JKR 04-29-2013 05:46 PM

Great write up.

alexandermf 05-02-2013 11:11 AM

Nice writeup thanks for the quality pics as well

Jeep757 10-02-2013 10:17 AM

Really liking this headlight upgrade option and at only about $150 bucks.

loftonww 03-06-2014 07:05 PM

would these parts #'s be the same for my 1998 tj?

HSKR4X4 03-11-2014 01:14 AM

Headlights yes, but if you upgrade others your best best would be pulling your light codes from here

https://www.sylvania.com/en-us/appli...s/lrgmain.aspx


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