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HID's

Were is a good place to get them? Also I noticed they had a 6k,8k, and 12k what one is best for lighting the night up?
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ebay

6 and 8 are best for driving....search ebay and you will see pics of the differences....

I have 8k and wouldnt go any higher than that.......10 and 12 k is PURPLE!
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Purple....YUCK!! LOL


I will go look for some 8K's thanks man. Also how much does they kit normally cost and also are they hard to install?
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I have McCulloch. Highly recomend that kit.....had mine for a year and 2 months, no problems watsoever......I paid 300 then they are downt to about 225ish now......


Plug n Play 5-10 min install time.....depending on mechanical ability
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i got my 8k hids for 160 shipped to door but there not as good as quality as Xtreamranger has
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I am pretty good at mechanical things.

So is this the kit I need for my ranger?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/McCul...QQcmdZViewItem
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Good link, Lotta controversy on retrofitting HIDs....matter of personal preferance IMO



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I am pretty good at mechanical things.

So is this the kit I need for my ranger?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/McCul...QQcmdZViewItem
Yep, just make sure you get the 9007 bulb type......Im pretty sure that what all the rangers take, but look at yours to make sure.....
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Ok, and where could I found out what bulb my ranger takes?
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Manula or pull one out...
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I will pull one out and take a look. Thanks man for all your help. Should have the kit ordered within a week!
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Sweet! Good luck, Post pics when you get them in!
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I'm going to do the same mod think. I've been kicking it around for awhile and I think I'm going to finally pull the trigger on it. This might sound stupid, but can I use the factory headlight housings or will I melt them?
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I have that same quesition. Can I just take my old bulbs out and put the HID's in or do I have to get a different housing?
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Melted headlights are not cool. lol
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Nope been there with my quad. Installed some 65watt HID bulbs and they melted my casing. Damn that was a expensive screw up.
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from what i've heard and seen, the HID bulbs actually burn cooler than their halogen counterparts.
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So I can just put them in place from where the stock ones go and be done?
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Same here Cody....did that with the Raptor. Expensive screw up.

I've heard they run cooler also but wasn't sure if it was true.

And Kevin, could you post some pictures of where you mounted all the extra hardware under the hood? Just looking for some ideas. Thanks.
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The seem to run cooler after a certain period of time.
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Yes they run cooler than halogens......No melting issues with mine, prolly cuz the projectors are metal.....Lol......Ill post some pics of the ballasts here in a few ......
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Awesome. Thanks Kevin.

If mine melt. I'll let you know Cody lol
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LOL ok. I will do the same.
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