SHELBY GT 350 Member
Joined: Sep 2010
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I've ran Silverstars in quite a few vehicles for years, never had any longevity issues with them at all. One of my vehicles has had them in it now for two or three years. The ones I used to have in my Mustang were over 7 years old and still worked when I gave them away to someone.
As far as light output they're ok, nothing special. What I have in my Mustang right now that kicks a ton of ass are PIAA 9007's. They are a bit higher wattage, 55/80 watts I believe (vs 35/55 like Silverstars and basically everything else). I get flashed occasionally, I suppose it may help to aim the lenses down a bit but the point is that I can actually see pretty good with them. I got mine from Pep Boys for $80, you should be able to find them on Amazon for a little less.
Either that or install an HID kit. Did that in my Sport Trac and they light stuff up real good as well, got Kensun 6000K from Amazon for $60. Will be installing these in my '08 Explorer soon, to upgrade from the Silverstars that are in it currently. People may say you're a d!ck for putting HID's in stock housings but pay them no attention whatsoever. If you get flashed a lot just aim them down a hair.
2001 GT Convertible
All the usual bolt-on's /200 I6, C4
And a few Explorers too... 2008 4.0 XLT 4x2, 1996 XLT 5.0 4x2, 2003 Sport Trac XLT 4.0 4x4