[V8] silverstar vs. HID

dsaad at icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Fri Jan 28 18:47:18 EST 2005

I am getting interested in a HID conversion. I might just put in a stock bulb
for now and then start looking around the junkyards for the HID parts. It sorta
looks like the bulb bases are the same??
This could turn into a fun project.



Quoting Daniel O'Dell <daniel_o_dell at yahoo.com>:

> Well, having both, I'll shed some light:)
> In the V8, the silverstars are more than decent, a little more
> blue/white, and seem to throw more light than the stock setup.  I was
> using a PIAA "hid style" halogen for about 2 years, before one went, so
> I replaced with the silverstars. I've been pretty happy, also since my
> car is canadian spec, the low beams are on all the time anyways. I also
> upgraded the fog lamps to a higher (60w?) PIAA yellow dichromatic buld,
> and have been very pleased.
> However compared to the A6 with its 6000k violet/blueish HID's the
> silverstars, or any bulb you put in a non-euro v8 look like cr at p.
> if anybody is wanting to do an HID conversion, I have one ballast left
> from my motorcycle experiment (HID on a bike is a very, very good thing
> in Seattle) I obviosly only needed one ballast to do that, but had two
> lying around...
> -Dan
> 91 V8QM
> 01 A6 4.2
> 98 Buell Lightning
> (the three vehicles discussed above)
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