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I was at Canadian Tire as I needed a turn signal light bulb for my truck when I remembered how much the stock headlights suck on the C5. I recall Brent changing to GE's NightHawk (I think...please correct me Brent) bulbs and saying that they made a world of difference. So, to make myself feel better about missing my car, I picked up a set of Sylvania Silver Star Ultra 9006 and 9005 bulbs for my car.
I want to know what other people have done to increase the night vision of their cars and if they are happy with it. I can always return these bulbs and get something else if people say they are crap or there is a way better solution.
I would really, REALLY, love to get some Halo ACA's, but they will have to wait until later.
 

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A group buy was just recently done for HID's many of us took part and one has completed the install and says it is incredible. PM me for info as I am not sure if I can post a link to his site or not.
 
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for just a bulb replacement, silverstars are awesome, but burn out real quick, so keep your receipt, they're under warranty for a year from CTC.
 

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for just a bulb replacement, silverstars are awesome, but burn out real quick, so keep your receipt, they're under warranty for a year from CTC.
Good to know! I will keep the reciept with me just in case!
 

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I bought some of those Nighthawks a couple of years ago, and the night vision went from really crappy to just plain crappy. HIDs are probably the way to go, but I'm waiting it out for a deal on some kind of projectors that don't look awful - in the meantime at night I drive with my fogs on all the time.
 

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Are you sure you didn't put you highbeams in your lowbeam plug and lowbeams in the highbeam? Hahaha, we had one member that did that, it was pretty funny.
 

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You know its amazing how things are good for one guy and not good for the other,I put the Silver Stars in and they are truely phenominal , my Vette has the best night driving of any of my vehicles now!! The last time I went to Calgary with the car(I prefer the drive at night) I could almost see the mountains the second I left the lights of Saskatoon. At no time was I unable to see everything and I never felt like I was over driving the lights not even once!!

I have a few vehicles all new and with all different types of head lamps and the Vette is by far the best now, best $100.00 I ever spent.

As well Riley was right they were by far the Worst I had untill I changed the bulbs, at night on the high way you were just guessing and relying on luck.

Brent
 
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Wait a while we will have some awesome upgrades and no broker fees and wait times from USA:canada:
 

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For a quick great lightbulb replacement for headlights are the " PIAA " Bright Whites. A little more expencive but awsome night driving lights. At times you end up getting high beamed cause they think your running them. Had them for 5 years and still excellent.
HID conversion kits are over 1k, you have to change the headlamp housing. Thats where the cost is mostly.
 

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Hey guys I was part of the group buy that CDN Z06 MIKE mentioned.

I got the 6000 Low beams and fogs plus the resistors and wiring harnesses all for $265.00
I put the fogs in yesterday "WOW" what a difference!!!!
You only change the bulbs and plug in the wiring.
If anyone is looking to do this PM me for the details.:canada:
 

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I could have done highs , fogs for $190 canadian with everything!!!hid kits with 6000kl and fogs complete . low beam hid for c5 110$
 

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That is awesome! But, I will be sticking with the upgraded bulbs for now, once I get sick of replacing them, or if they don't work well enough, I will let you know!!!
 

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OBSESHON MARK,
Aren't ya glad I left that car stock for you? Now you know whwre to put that extra cash!! lol!Want me to leave the C6 stock?
 

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I went to CT the other day at lunch as it was so nice outside and got a whole set of the Sylvania
Silver Star Ultra 9006 and 9005 bulbs cost about $55 a pack of two.
Installed them at the back of the shop afterwards and what a difference they make!
Had the car out last night and they do a great job over the stock bulbs, nice and bright white light.
I just need to adjust my beams a bit as they seem to be missaligned now. Well worth the money.
 

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Good to hear, as those are the same bulbs I picked up.
As I have zero knowledge on the matter, do HID lights burn out? What is the life expectancy of HID lights as that may be an option once my lights burn out.
 

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I had the Euro T-84 Glasslight converted to HID. but now have the ACA's. I just upgraded to 6000k bulbs, and replaced my PIAA 1100 driving lights with factory fogs vonerted to 6000k HID.

Frank



 

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That looks great Frank. I love those headlights.
 

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