HID or no? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Exterior Semi-Tech General discussion of exterior for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

View Poll Results: HID or no?
HID's 20 47.62%
Silverstars 22 52.38%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-03-2009
rangerboy101's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Winchester, Va
Posts: 8,187
HID or no?

Today one of my head lights went out and i cant decide wether or not if i want to just buy some silverstars or if i want to go ahead and get some HID's. What do you guys think?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-03-2009
Jp7's Avatar
Jp7 Jp7 is offline
Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: My LED lab or on the dyno
Posts: 2,970
I love my HID: I can't imaging owning another vehicle without them. Between the car and truck I have 8 HID bulbs!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-03-2009
sonicbluestx's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Dover Delaware
Posts: 315
hids, no doubt! i have 8000Ks in my 05 and i love them!! except on rainy days when im behind white or silver vehicles.. haha
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-03-2009
brianjwilson's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 3,650
Quote:
Originally Posted by sonicbluestx View Post
hids, no doubt! i have 8000Ks in my 05 and i love them!! except on rainy days when im behind white or silver vehicles.. haha
Oh you mean when you are also blinding everyone else?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-03-2009
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
go HID's

i loved em in stock housings, aimed correctly, they werent too bad. but after getting projectors, well, i could never go back to stock housings lol
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-03-2009
sonicbluestx's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Dover Delaware
Posts: 315
i had more people flash me when i had silverstars, besides my headlights are aimed down a tad so i really only blind people in low cars.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-03-2009
01_ranger_4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 3,585
silverstars FTMFW. those ebay HID kits look lame to me.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-03-2009
Yellow_edge_4x4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bryan, OH
Posts: 723
HID Going to get another set for my fogs from my buddy for $65 buck.
Dont really like the hids in the rain.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-03-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
If you don't care about blinding people go with HIDs

I'm very happy with my silverstars
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-03-2009
RazorsEDGE's Avatar
There's no lifeguard in the gene pool
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 7,501
I thought you had HIDs Trent? You ditch them or what?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-03-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Yeah I took them off about a month ago for some silverstars. The color and brightness was cool for a while but I got tired of being like all those ricers out there.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-03-2009
RazorsEDGE's Avatar
There's no lifeguard in the gene pool
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 7,501
LOL. I have the 6000k HIDs in mine and its one of those mods that if I could go back I would've never bought. The light output is nice but I hate the bluish color. It feels ricerish like you said lol. I would put the stock lights back in but I hardly ever drive the ranger at night now anyways. Maybe when I'm not lazy I'll do it.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-04-2009
whisky's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lincoln,Nebraska
Posts: 265
Ill run mine till I get pulled over, then switch to silverstars.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-04-2009
rangerboy101's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Winchester, Va
Posts: 8,187
Hmm... I might do HID's and hold off on the system i was going to get for a little while. OR i might just get the silverstars now and get the system like next weekend or so.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-04-2009
The S-10 Killer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: BR, LA
Posts: 646
i got the cheap-o made ebay ones for 60 bucks and they are some light out putting mother effers....better deal that silverstars to me...
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-04-2009
FireRanger's Avatar  
Join Date: May 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by brianjwilson View Post
Oh you mean when you are also blinding everyone else?
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04blackedge View Post
If you don't care about blinding people go with HIDs
Why is this concept so hard for people to understand. If you properly aim you headlights, you won't be blinding anyone. HID's do not blind people. Improperly aimed headlights blind people. It doesn't matter what bulbs or systems you use.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-04-2009
MOTOunplugged's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Covington, Georgia
Posts: 759
Quote:
Originally Posted by FireRanger View Post
Why is this concept so hard for people to understand. If you properly aim you headlights, you won't be blinding anyone. HID's do not blind people. Improperly aimed headlights blind people. It doesn't matter what bulbs or systems you use.
+1

I never get flashed with my HIDs. Why spend all that money on another pair of halogen bulbs?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-04-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Quote:
Originally Posted by FireRanger View Post
Why is this concept so hard for people to understand. If you properly aim you headlights, you won't be blinding anyone. HID's do not blind people. Improperly aimed headlights blind people. It doesn't matter what bulbs or systems you use.
I had mine properly aimed and I still had people complain about them. When you can light up the highway signs that are 20 feet in the air you have glare problems.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-04-2009
ns_red7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Coldbrook, Nova Scotia, C
Posts: 558
Aiming the lights does nothing to change the design of the reflector, which was designed to work with halogen bulbs. Hids in a reflector are dispersing a lot of light, all around. The projectors most factory hids come with direct that light to where its not burning oncoming drivers retinas.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-04-2009
brianjwilson's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 3,650
I have seen plenty of hids properly aimed that still scatter a ton of light. It has nothing to do with the amount of light, just where it puts it.
I have never been flashed with silverstars but my heads and fogs are both aimed properly. My headlights have a very clean cutoff with no scatter.
Then again to disagree with you is pointless, because your way is the only way.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-04-2009
03bamaGT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: B'ham, AL
Posts: 1,752
Coming from someone who is lower to the ground then pretty much everyone here...

1. Silverstars blind me...
2. HIDs(even with projectors) blind me...
3. Even fog lights blind me...

FYI...Halogens have glare as well...

So...I have HIDs...I have amazing cutoff and not a lot of glare. And this is out of the factory OEM housing on the GT.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-04-2009
ns_red7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Coldbrook, Nova Scotia, C
Posts: 558
Someone with both hids and silverstars needs to take comparison shots. Or park hid and star equipped rangers with oem headlights side by side and compare.

Aim them the same and use the same settings on the camera.

Also would be nice to see it done with wet ground as that seems to intensify the glariness.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-04-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
I can do that tonight, I have some good pics of mine with HIDs and I'll just look up the settings in the EXIF data
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-04-2009
Focer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sandy, OR
Posts: 143
just aim your headlights to make your choice of bulbs work well without running risk of blinding oncomming traffic.. duh.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-04-2009
03bamaGT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: B'ham, AL
Posts: 1,752
I also have no problem in the wet. My Silverstars, when in the rain at night, seemed to disappear in the wet. My 6000k HIDs make it easy to see in the rain.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to Buy: 9005 HID kit and 9007 HID kit Police Interceptor Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 0 12-14-2010 03:04 PM
For Sale: HID Bulbs, HID Ballast, Sylvania Heads and Fogs-CA edgerider2002 Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 10 03-23-2010 10:42 AM
HID questions Robin Hood General Technical & Electrical 14 12-09-2008 02:00 PM
HID bulbs KWW2004EDGE General Ford Ranger Discussion 13 02-11-2006 02:14 AM
HID/Xenon Headlights smurf9271 General Technical & Electrical 40 08-09-2005 06:08 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:55 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.