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man, changed the bulbs and what a pain in the butt! knuckles are ripped to shreads. on a better note, the bulbs are great!
 

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the driver's side isn't too bad. it's the passenger's side... :rolleye:
 

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Feilo said:
What is a 57i kit, mijnheer?
A 57i kit is a K&N open filter kit for the 1.8T Passat & A4. You will have to remove the airbox, so it is easy to install the passenger side lightbulbs.

Any dutch relations??
 

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That's a relieve, I don't have them. Maybe it is a quality difference between osram and silvania?
I've heard differences in the lumens output between the two but not much conclusive on the longevity.

Disabled DRLs gave me 12 months till 1 of my Silverstars gave up the ghost.
 

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From what i have read the Osrams last nearly twice as long as the Sylvanias...

I have only had my Osrams for 6 months or so, but they are still going strong :lol:
 

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Yeah, I'm not a big fan of Sylvania Silverstar bulbs. The light output and color is solid, but they don't last very long. I've been pushing a set of Hoen XenonMatch H3's and PIAA Extreme White Plus H7's for the last 15 months and knock on wood they are holding tight. Even the Phillips BlueVisions H7's I ran on my old V6 4Motion which I sold to my cousin are still holding tight after 3 years.
 

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I got them because they were the only H7 bulb in town..one of my stockers died so I need new ones.
 

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In April it will be 2 years with my first set of Sylvania Silverstars. No problems here (DRLs disabled).
 

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traubenberg said:
Not if you disable DRLs!
I second that statement. After burning through my second pair of silverstars, I pulled my DRL's and have been fine ever since.
 
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