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So my wife's SXT AWD 2019 model year just lost the drivers headlight. It burnt out which also does the high beams. I. just noticed this driving back from Dinner. I don't know how long it's been out she said she didn't notice. I said before I realized one was out, that the headlights where way worse then mine are and it looks funky. Then I realized the Drivers headlight is out.

The car has the standard headlights. I'm tempted to just run over AutoZone and grab a replacement set, might as well replace both just in case. But I'm curious if the BETTER bulbs work better than the standard models as Audtozone as an array of different replacement bulbs and levels. I don't know crap about headlight bulbs. It doesn't make it faster so I'm not interested. But we need to see so there you have it.

Any suggestions on what to replace them with? What's better than stock? My Durango had HID's which where fantastic.
 

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Depends on your goal. If you're looking for improved illumination rather than "whiter" light, consider a 9011 upgrade, 2300 lumens vs 1700 for the Silverstars, for the same wattage. Got 'em on my '14 R/T Blacktop on the high beams. I think I paid about $25 shipped on Rock Auto for the pair, pre-Covid. I'm sure they're up a few bucks by now.
 
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IMO, there’s another HUGE difference, longevity.

I’ve mentioned before that my headlights are on for a daily average of 7-8 hours, every day.
Two different Chargers (my 15 and my 19), I was changing the OEM’s about every two months, alternating. One would burn out then two months later the other went out and so on. I’ve been running the same set of Sylvania for a year now, no issues.
That, if no other reason, is enough for me. Bonus is they are brighter.
 
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as much has i like auxito its a game with them and our cars, wifes jeep they work perfect, on mine there's blind spots with them, and yes they are positioned correctly, i actually just bought a cheap hid kit off amazon, never had bad luck with those in the last 10 years on previous vehicles, or go with another set of halogens, depends if you want whiter to match the daytime running lights or not
 

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Another option using 9011 bulbs and a pair of nail clippers on a tab.

will HID's be easy to install
Thanks, I'm gonna refer to this thread when my car need new bulbs. My wife wanted this fixed right away so I went to Autozone locally and got the Sylvannia Silver Star Ultra 9005SU-2 pack bulbs.

Easy install and they are absolutely brighter than the stock ones. I put the new one in on the drivers side, you have to take the intake out to get to the cover, and I left the stock but in the passenger side to compare and it's a pretty big difference. I took the Passenger bulb out and saved it in case one of mine blows and I decide to order a new set online , something even better as suggested above.

I'm happy she is happy and they perform better. Tonight when it gets dark , I'm gonna take the car out and see how much better they are.

Again keep th suggestions coming anyway, I plan on improving my cars bulbs as the stock one just suck. I wish HID's where standard in our cars. I can't imagine how awful a Widebody is with these headlights as they don't even have fog lights / drying lights. They took them out in favor of more air flow, I call bullshit on that. I'd much prefer to have the fog lights. Stupid as there is plenty of front end for both.
 

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Thanks, I'm gonna refer to this thread when my car need new bulbs. My wife wanted this fixed right away so I went to Autozone locally and got the Sylvannia Silver Star Ultra 9005SU-2 pack bulbs.

Easy install and they are absolutely brighter than the stock ones. I put the new one in on the drivers side, you have to take the intake out to get to the cover, and I left the stock but in the passenger side to compare and it's a pretty big difference. I took the Passenger bulb out and saved it in case one of mine blows and I decide to order a new set online , something even better as suggested above.

I'm happy she is happy and they perform better. Tonight when it gets dark , I'm gonna take the car out and see how much better they are.

Again keep th suggestions coming anyway, I plan on improving my cars bulbs as the stock one just suck. I wish HID's where standard in our cars. I can't imagine how awful a Widebody is with these headlights as they don't even have fog lights / drying lights. They took them out in favor of more air flow, I call bullshit on that. I'd much prefer to have the fog lights. Stupid as there is plenty of front end for both.
If you have HIDs, that won't be for a long time. I still have the original OSRAM bulbs in my 2013. I replaced them for about 8 months, but the aftermarket ones burned out so I put the OEM ones back in.
 

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When looking for your own car, I got mine at AutoZone as well. It’s not just whiter, their brighter.
They have been invaluable on summer of the roads I drive on.
not taking away from the SilverStar’s, they are very good. But they were my first attempt before the LED’s. It all comes down to your use and what you’re looking for.
Low Beams
Automotive lighting Sky Road surface Asphalt Automotive design


High Beams
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Easy install and they are absolutely brighter than the stock ones. I put the new one in on the drivers side, you have to take the intake out to get to the cover, and I left the stock but in the passenger side to compare and it's a pretty big difference.
Keep in mind that this isn't a valid or useful test. You're comparing a brand-new bulb to one at the very end of its service life. The output of halogen bulbs decreases with age.
 

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If you have HIDs, that won't be for a long time. I still have the original OSRAM bulbs in my 2013. I replaced them for about 8 months, but the aftermarket ones burned out so I put the OEM ones back in.
My Car came with regular bulbs , I don't think it has HID's, they don't move on startup like my Durango did.
 

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My Car came with regular bulbs , I don't think it has HID's, they don't move on startup like my Durango did.
My HIDs in my Charger don't move. Those are just self-leveling that are an option.

The yellowish color is just the color temperature. You can move to 6000k or 8000k which are a little bluer.
 
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