Hey all got my new L1224R's LED tail lights installed in my 06+ tailights on my 2000 ranger I got from JP7. Great guy who was extremely helpful and gave me an awesome deal on them too :) Send him a pm if your interested I think he might have a few more left.
I really like how they turned out as they look way better then the old standard incandescent bulbs in my tail light housings. They seem to a lot brighter as well although maybe not much as expected. Its hard for me to tell when applying brakes during driving since I already have a recon bar on there which produces a large glow behind me :D but they do produce a nicer color of red and come on a lot faster then before. Great safety benefits because that equates to a longer stopping distance warning for people behind me.
Anyways on to the picts:
This is the LEDs themselves along with the sockets i had to make using the corvette/STI method. I picked up a set of these from autozone and had to cut the bottoms off as well as cutting out the center then epoxying the two parts together.
Next I had to epoxy the new sockets onto the LEDs.
After that it was time to replace my stock ranger turn signal flasher unit (located under the dash) since it does not play well with LED and causes hyper flash. The solution for that is to pick up an electronic EP27 flasher that supports them. So I headed to Napa Autoparts since for some reason they were the only local place that carried them.
Now onto the final results with a few pictures of the running lights on. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take any pictures of the break lights which are full brightness.
Last pict with running lights and HID headlamps on.
Turned out well and not really that difficult. Now I need to find some good looking and functional LEDs for my Reverse lights and front turn signals. fronts are 2000 style which use two btw. Anyone have any suggestions?