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I just installed these on my 07 GC and I was really blown away by the difference. While they are not in the same league as HID lights, the improvement over stock is dramatic. Sylvania claims a 20% improvement in brightness and range, which seems accurate or close to it. They certainly throw a much whiter, wider and significantly longer beam than the stock lamps. Hopefully Sylvania’s claim of a 30% longer bulb life will turn out to be equally accurate.
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I have the SSU's & would not say they are that much better than the factory Sylvania's. They are whiter & wider , but not much longer. I'm not saying I don't like them, just that they aren't quite what I expected. They seem to have a very defined cutoff point on the length of the low beam(maybe I need to ajust the bulb alignment). I'm not sure for the $$ that GE NightHawks may be as good(I've never tried NH's). I know that GE HO sealed beams worked well on older cars.


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I just installed these on my 07 GC and I was really blown away by the difference. While they are not in the same league as HID lights, the improvement over stock is dramatic. Sylvania claims a 20% improvement in brightness and range, which seems accurate or close to it. They certainly throw a much whiter, wider and significantly longer beam than the stock lamps. Hopefully Sylvania’s claim of a 30% longer bulb life will turn out to be equally accurate.
How difficult was it to install these lights, and do you need two sets one each for high and low beam. It has been many years since I have done any work on a car,and do not want to screw it up.

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How difficult was it to install these lights, and do you need two sets one each for high and low beam. It has been many years since I have done any work on a car,and do not want to screw it up.
You need a set of 9005's & a set of 9006's. They just unplug from wiring, then twist the bulbhousing left, reinstall the new. Do not touch the bulbs. It's much easier than the older seeled beam type.
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You need a set of 9005's & a set of 9006's. They just unplug from wiring, then twist the bulbhousing left, reinstall the new. Do not touch the bulbs. It's much easier than the older seeled beam type.
Exactly right. The whole process took perhaps 5 minutes with no tools required, although you do need to be a bit of a contortionist to reach the low beam bulbs. Again, SRT8 is 100% right, DO NOT TOUCH THE BULBS! The oils in your hands will cause them to die a swift death.
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I just installed these on my 07 GC and I was really blown away by the difference. While they are not in the same league as HID lights, the improvement over stock is dramatic. Sylvania claims a 20% improvement in brightness and range, which seems accurate or close to it. They certainly throw a much whiter, wider and significantly longer beam than the stock lamps. Hopefully Sylvania’s claim of a 30% longer bulb life will turn out to be equally accurate.
Thanks for the info guys, my last bulb changes were the sealed beams.I thought my eyes were dull, no it is the lights, will give them a shot.
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How do the Ultras compare to the regular SilverStars?
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I have the SSU's & would not say they are that much better than the factory Sylvania's. They are whiter & wider , but not much longer. I'm not saying I don't like them, just that they aren't quite what I expected. They seem to have a very defined cutoff point on the length of the low beam(maybe I need to ajust the bulb alignment). I'm not sure for the $$ that GE NightHawks may be as good(I've never tried NH's). I know that GE HO sealed beams worked well on older cars.
How about 9005's (65 watt high beam bulb) for the low beam, the high beam, and the fogs? Search the forum, with a little "surgery" to the plastic mount, the 9005's work at all three sites, and the 9005 has close to twice the light output of the 9006 bulb. Mine are the GE Nighthawks 9005's all around, and I have no complaints (color temp is more white than stock, but less white than the Silverstars). The combination of the fogs and low beams puts out a carpet of light on the back roads I drive to and from work.
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Not to sure i want hi-beams in the low beam units...kinda blind the oncomers. Also, my fogs are always on when the headlights come on...wouldn't the 65s hurt the housings?

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How about 9005's (65 watt high beam bulb) for the low beam, the high beam, and the fogs? Search the forum, with a little "surgery" to the plastic mount, the 9005's work at all three sites, and the 9005 has close to twice the light output of the 9006 bulb. Mine are the GE Nighthawks 9005's all around, and I have no complaints (color temp is more white than stock, but less white than the Silverstars). The combination of the fogs and low beams puts out a carpet of light on the back roads I drive to and from work.
Why not just drive with your high beams on all the time? Isn't what your proposing virtually the same thing?
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