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Headlights SUCK!!!

Hey guys, so I need some advice ASAP.. The headlights on the truck absolutly SUCK!!! its like they arnt even on half of the time.. And the high-beams.. HAHAHAH.. yeah, when i turn them on its like everthing gets darker.. any ideas? im gunnna get some silverstar ultras today hopefully, will this help?
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I run ultras and find them to be pretty good. Theyre not hids but throw a pretty good distance and really light anything reflective up.

Are your headlight lenses milky/cloudy?

Also you did check and make sure both your bulbs are working right?
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Definately do the silverstar ultras. But then properly aim the headlights after you put them in. They're probably all messed up right now anyway.
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Definately do the silverstar ultras. But then properly aim the headlights after you put them in. They're probably all messed up right now anyway.
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HID 4300K, or 6000K with a headlight re-aim.
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thanks guys.. No one has them on base, imagine that, so it looks like im gunna order them.. any one got the proper part number for the headlights, and the fogs? thanks
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is this what i need? and do i only need one pack or two? i know, stupid ?'s, just want to get it right the first time..

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000M5Y72A
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1 pack has a pair of bulbs.
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gotcha, didnt see that, guess i should pay a lil more attention to detail... thanks guys.. any one know what would have to be done to make the 9005's fit in the stock fog location?
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I think Sylvania makes the fog lights to fit.
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ok, ill check.. I just ordered the 9007's.. cant wait to get them! it was like 36 bucks with shipping, not bad..
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You just have to trim a corner of the tab to make the 9005s fit, I have them in my fogs right now.
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I have 9005s in my fogs too. Just takr a dremel and trim 2 of the tabs and then lock them in the lens.

I just put Ultra headlights in my truck last week and they're fantastic for a halogen bulb.
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9005's fit into my fogs no problem.
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Depends on the year. Some take a 9145, others take a 9006.
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No 01 fog light takes a 9005 stock. You can get it in there but it won't fit like it should.
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really? Hmm. My Mazda takes 9006's.
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Must be a Mazda thing
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well, the mazda fogs are different than the ranger ones. that and they suck *** too. they're almost like the 98-00 style fogs, but a little smaller.
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Yup. Anyone know if the 98-00 fogs take the 9145 too?
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If they dont I would assume they woul dbe a 9006. 9006 is usually for low beams and 9005 for high beams, which is why I find it weird you said some take a 9005.
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hid is the way too go. just make sure your running relays or they'll fail..
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Yup. Anyone know if the 98-00 fogs take the 9145 too?
in my manual it says they take 9006. i dont have fogs though

i like my silverstars. realllly bright white
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i know this may sound weird, but when i turn the high beams on and push the lever forward and have them stay on its not as bright as if i pull the lever towards me and just hold it..
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