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Old 10-29-2008
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hi guys i want to run HID's in my truck but my headlights are all foggy and look like crap so i was wondering if these would work and allow me to run HID's

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/98-99...mZ140277381140
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1998-...mZ350117551108
which one would be better for running HID's? thanks
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You don't want to run HID's in your stock housings. TONS AND TONS of glare will happen.

You need an aftermarket headlamp that has a 'dome' over the bulb. Something like these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-...=p4506.c0.m245


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-...=p4506.c0.m245
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You don't want to run HID's in your stock housings. TONS AND TONS of glare will happen.

You need an aftermarket headlamp that has a 'dome' over the bulb. Something like these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-...=p4506.c0.m245


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-...=p4506.c0.m245
How would the domes be any better? Wouldn't the projectors produce the least amout of glare? I know they are going to be nothing like retros but they are closer than stock/aftermarket with the domes.
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TRUE retrofitted projectors are the cure to all issues. Those ebay headlamps are not real projectors......they do not act as anything useful when light is put out from them. looks only.
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wait so then where do i buy projecter headlights from?????
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You can't, you have to make them yourself.
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just run HID's in stock housing only people you blind are people in lowered hondas and i saw screw them. Run them in stock housings and point them down a little bit over what they are now and make sure you use the right kind of kit.
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TRUE retrofitted projectors are the cure to all issues. Those ebay headlamps are not real projectors......they do not act as anything useful when light is put out from them. looks only.
Do you have experience with this or is this word of mouth? I was contemplating getting a set similar to the ones Manofak showed for my '93, but if you say they aren't all that great for HIDs then forget it...
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Do you have experience with this or is this word of mouth? I was contemplating getting a set similar to the ones Manofak showed for my '93, but if you say they aren't all that great for HIDs then forget it...
Anything that is not designed for HIDs isn't going to be "all that great" for HIDs. I have no personal experience with them so I can't say weather they would be better than the stockers or not.

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i HAVE hids.. I run 6000k in my ranger.. and hell they were 3 times brighter than the silverstar ultras... I run the in stock housing. Like i said they are just fine sure i blind lowered cars but oh well.

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Someone on RPS did make projectors for his ranger and there is a thread there.
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Do you have experience with this or is this word of mouth? I was contemplating getting a set similar to the ones Manofak showed for my '93, but if you say they aren't all that great for HIDs then forget it...
It's the reflector that blows in the projector aftermarket housings found on ebay. They put a REALLY REALLY REALLY weird beam on the ground when hid's are put in them. No clue on halogens in the projector. Yes, you can call it here-say.

Stay away fromputting hid's in a stock 98-00 headlamp imo....there's tons and tons of glare compaired to a headlamp with the 'dome' over the bulb(stock and some aftermarket 98-00 lamps do not have this dome). TrePaul's old truck had stock headlamps on his '00 with 4300k hids. glare galore. Glare isn't all too bad at all on a headlamp with the 'dome' over the bulb.

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I have a beautiful pair of lexus projectors for sale that can be modified to work inside a stock ranger headlight. They come with brand new HID bulbs and ballasts that have never been used. It is a sweet setup for someone who wants them. PM me.
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I have a beautiful pair of lexus projectors for sale that can be modified to work inside a stock ranger headlight. They come with brand new HID bulbs and ballasts that have never been used. It is a sweet setup for someone who wants them. PM me.
Why are you getting rid of it?
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jp7 hit me with pic and price
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I still wanna know why he would wanna get rid of them.. what bulbs????
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HID's are not designed for a stock housing and they shoot light all over the place. I had some installed and drove it for a weekend and took them out. I mean, I was shooting light all over the place. I'm not sure of a domed housing would help out or not. You can do it, it just depends on how picky you are with the results. I took mine out and put them in the quad....they kick *** in the woods lol
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You don't want to run HID's in your stock housings. TONS AND TONS of glare will happen.

You need an aftermarket headlamp that has a 'dome' over the bulb. Something like these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-...=p4506.c0.m245


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Car-...=p4506.c0.m245
i LOVE these replacement lights with the LED driving lights built in. Wish they made a set for the 01 Rangers or could get these ones to fit.
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