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OK, thanks, but Diggs is the only one that had a positive statement about the
lights.
I went to his link, and its a different type (brand) of light.
Also there was not a answer to how bright the stock bulbs are.
Just trying to find out more details.
Thanks Eddie
 

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The details.
OK, got my lights ordered.
I picked the PIAA,Xtreme White Plus.
The high beam is a 9005.
PIAA part number - PIAA-XWP-19615
The low beam is a H11.
PIAA part number - PIAA-15211.
I found the best deal on these on Ebay,
just search "PIAA"
These are DOT Approved
 

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Need some help and will give a little

HI everyone, my first post here but not a newbie to posting as I belong to another forum, Prowler Owners Assoc. I will get delivery of my 04 SSR next week sometime. I was looking at this post and decide to get in touch with a vendor I used last year for the Prowler when it came to upgrading my headlight bulbs. The web site is: www.candlepowerinc.com and it is a great site to get the right info on all bulbs for all vehicles and the owner is very friendly and will talk your ears off on bulbs if you call and get back to you personally by e-mail immediately.

Anyway, I was asking about what I could do to increase the light output over OEM and he sent back the following:

I'm glad you like the 9011 bulbs in your Prowler. Congratulations on the SSR; those are nifty and exclusive vehicles. We'll be able to help you with some of the bulbs you're after.

The upgrade bulb for the low beam does not require any modification. It is $17/ea.

The high beam may or may not be upgradeable. The factory-installed bulb is a variant of the 9005 bulb you took out of your Prowler, only the bulb in the SSR has a straight base rather than a 90° angle base. Aside from this difference, the bulbs are the same. The straight-base bulbs are often but not always used because there is insufficient space behind the headlamp for the regular angle-base version of the bulb.
Sometimes the straight-base version of the bulb is used because it is easier for robots to install on the assembly line.

So, using one of the 9005 bulbs you removed from your Prowler, see if there is space to successfully install it in the high beam of your SSR.
If there is, then you can use another set of the 9011 bulbs to upgrade the high beams.

Unfortunately, there is no hope for fog lamps with the type 880 bulbs to be anything other than dim cosmetic toys. Do not attempt to upgrade the bulbs in these; vehicle damage will result. You would need to change the whole fog lamp assembly to a better unit in order to get brighter and more effective light. I haven't got an SSR handy, so I am unable to measure the available space (diameter and depth). If you will provide those measurements, I may be able to get you pointed in the right direction.

Regrettably, my database does not contain complete information on the rest of the bulbs used in the SSR. I show type 194 bulbs being used for the front and rear sidemarkers, and we can improve those to make those lights 50% brighter with our type 2886x bulbs ($3.80/ea). The backup lights may be type 2057, which can be replaced with P3496 ($6.10/ea) for 33% brighter light. I don't have data on the front park/turn bulbs (they may be type 7443), and I also don't have data on which set of lights are used as daytime running lamps (might be full-time front turn signals, but I cannot confirm).

If you will fill in the gaps in our SSR information, we'll be happy to advise further.

-Candlepower


As you can see there isn't much info on the SSR. If you could please post here the numbers of the bulbs that he is having trouble with and I think we all can benefit from the experience. I have to tell you that the bulbs I changed out really lit up the night for me over OEM and they look very white not blue.

Give them a call or e-mail you'll be pleased and no I don't have any interest in this company at all other than a customer.

Thanks

Wally
 

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Driving lights

The driving lights can be replaced with an 880ST Silverstar or you can change to the 893ST Silverstar. The 880 is a 27w bulb and the 893 is a 37.5w bulb. The 880 Silverstar is 565 lumens and the 893 is 990 lumens.

I put the 893ST in our truck and it is better than stock but not nearly as good as the Hoen's in the GTO's driving lights. It uses a 9005 (what we have for a low beam) and is very nice.

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HI everyone, my first post here but not a newbie to posting as I belong to another forum, Prowler Owners Assoc. I will get delivery of my 04 SSR next week sometime. I was looking at this post and decide to get in touch with a vendor I used last year for the Prowler when it came to upgrading my headlight bulbs. The web site is: www.candlepowerinc.com and it is a great site to get the right info on all bulbs for all vehicles and the owner is very friendly and will talk your ears off on bulbs if you call and get back to you personally by e-mail immediately.

Anyway, I was asking about what I could do to increase the light output over OEM and he sent back the following:

I'm glad you like the 9011 bulbs in your Prowler. Congratulations on the SSR; those are nifty and exclusive vehicles. We'll be able to help you with some of the bulbs you're after.

The upgrade bulb for the low beam does not require any modification. It is $17/ea.

The high beam may or may not be upgradeable. The factory-installed bulb is a variant of the 9005 bulb you took out of your Prowler, only the bulb in the SSR has a straight base rather than a 90° angle base. Aside from this difference, the bulbs are the same. The straight-base bulbs are often but not always used because there is insufficient space behind the headlamp for the regular angle-base version of the bulb.
Sometimes the straight-base version of the bulb is used because it is easier for robots to install on the assembly line.

So, using one of the 9005 bulbs you removed from your Prowler, see if there is space to successfully install it in the high beam of your SSR.
If there is, then you can use another set of the 9011 bulbs to upgrade the high beams.

Unfortunately, there is no hope for fog lamps with the type 880 bulbs to be anything other than dim cosmetic toys. Do not attempt to upgrade the bulbs in these; vehicle damage will result. You would need to change the whole fog lamp assembly to a better unit in order to get brighter and more effective light. I haven't got an SSR handy, so I am unable to measure the available space (diameter and depth). If you will provide those measurements, I may be able to get you pointed in the right direction.

Regrettably, my database does not contain complete information on the rest of the bulbs used in the SSR. I show type 194 bulbs being used for the front and rear sidemarkers, and we can improve those to make those lights 50% brighter with our type 2886x bulbs ($3.80/ea). The backup lights may be type 2057, which can be replaced with P3496 ($6.10/ea) for 33% brighter light. I don't have data on the front park/turn bulbs (they may be type 7443), and I also don't have data on which set of lights are used as daytime running lamps (might be full-time front turn signals, but I cannot confirm).

If you will fill in the gaps in our SSR information, we'll be happy to advise further.

-Candlepower


As you can see there isn't much info on the SSR. If you could please post here the numbers of the bulbs that he is having trouble with and I think we all can benefit from the experience. I have to tell you that the bulbs I changed out really lit up the night for me over OEM and they look very white not blue.

Give them a call or e-mail you'll be pleased and no I don't have any interest in this company at all other than a customer.

Thanks

Wally
That is good info. Thanks :seeya
 

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Has anyone bought H11 Silverstar lamps for the headlights? I went to several places today and could not find them. I didn't even see any Sylvania H11 bulbs. oZone were two of my stops. Where can I find them? I saw the PIAA bulbs on ebay, but I am not going to buy light bulbs from Hong Kong.

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The Hoen Titanium bulbs are 70w. Aren't our stock bulbs 55w? Hoen says with bulbs 65w and higher, it may be necessary to use heavy duty connectors and/or upgraded wiring harness. If I use a higher wattage bulb than recommended and something happens to the housing or wiring, it will be my fault.

Jason
 
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