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Old 10-22-2014, 08:47 AM   #1
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Headlights, Silverstar Ultra?

My Allure, just like my previous DP, has what I think are fairly weak headlights. I am not wanting to do expensive headlight mods but have considered trying the Silverstar Ultra bulb upgrade. Wondering if any of you have done this and, if so, were you satisfied with the results?
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I did them on my trucks, and depending on your expectations (which shouldn't be TOO much ) for the walmart price was worth it...
but not a great increase...
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Old 11-05-2014, 05:47 PM   #3
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I just recently replaced my bulbs with the with the SilverStar Ultras but have not had the chance to take it out at night to see if there's a difference. I also got rid of the stock headlight assembly and replaced them with aftermarket Euro style ones. Looks and performs much better IMHO.
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We installed the SilverStars, too. I think the headlights are about 2X as bright as the OEM bulbs. The light is a cooler (whiter) temperature, so that may be some of the illusion. Old bulbs wee more yellow in color. I any event, I like them! \ken
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I finally got a chance to try them out at night and they made a huge difference, but so did the fact that I got rid of the stock headlight lens sets that came on the rig and wernt with new aftermarket sets.
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I finally got a chance to try them out at night and they made a huge difference, but so did the fact that I got rid of the stock headlight lens sets that came on the rig and wernt with new aftermarket sets.
Those are cool headlights. What year is your Allure? Are those the old F150/Bronco headlights as in my 2004 Allure?

And, while I have not tried the Silverstar Ultra on this vehicle, I did have good success with them in two different model Saab's, a Mini and my MIL's Nissan.

For those needing more power at night, there is/was(?) a company that sells a kit that includes bumping up the wiring and fuse to handle more power feed. Read about this a few years back on Yahoo CC User Group, so some searching on that board may find the company.

We don't drive at night very often, and I found that with the old lense polished/cleaned up, and then the fog/driving lights also on, that I had adequate lighting for local around town late night driving. Suspect adding the Silverstar Ultra's would be an improvement. But, also would like to know more about the replacement light assemblies you used.

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I use the Silverstar Ultra's in both the MH and the toad. From the MH, the looking down at the road angle makes them appear less effective than in the toad where the view is more at street level.
I also have also aimed the MH lights a little higher and to the right which helped a lot.
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Here's the link where I found them on EBAY.......took about 2 hours, a small saw and some glue to install.

Anzo 111039 Headlight Amber Corner Pair Black | eBay
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Neglected to answer that it's an 04. I also peeled off the Diamond Shield (not fun) and then masked off the front end from about an inch above the new headlights and sprayed the rest with black plasti-dip spray paint. It gave it the appearance of bra and if it chips I can just give it a quick spray and if I ever sold and they didn't like the look, it peels off.
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