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Old 10-03-2008
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My HID's COMING!

So i did it finally.. i mustered enough thought and bought a HID conversion for my Ranger.

They are shipped and on there way and I cant wait to see how they turn out!

I went 6000K for my headlights and am exploring my Foglights:


I wanna run 3000k in my fogs but i want to know where everyone put there ballasts for their fogs because i am assuming with weather that could casue issue..


Also anyone experienced issues with these lights in extreme cold conditions and heavy snow or rain?
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Only probs I really had were when offroading, make sure that the ballasts are snug and tight wherever you mount them. I went back to halogen in my headlights becuase they kept goin on and off while offroading, but my offroad lights with HIDs had the ballasts more securely attached and gave no probs. knock on wood.
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the only issue that I see with puting HID in the fog lights is water. Since they are lower to the road, you have a greater chance of getting water in the fog lights which would ruin a xenon bulb. I have them in my headlights though and have had no problems. Youre gonna love them!
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Okay thats what i figured is that they would get somehow water in them but i do love the 3000k and 6000k look
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anyone have pics of there 3000k foglights???? any good hid pics?
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did you go the cheaper route and by low beam only... or hi/lo setup?
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i have heard some interesting reviews on the hi/lo so for now i only went with the hi's, i can later buy the hi / lo bulbs if i wanna try it.

but we will see how these work out. im already ordering 4300k lights for winter and 3000k for my fogs.
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jus buy a set of 100wat offroad lights and run them as high beams... cause I agree the hi/low setups are too dang shady...
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where do you recommend mounting the lights? like getting a bull bar or something? or put them in the grill?
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I say around your grill a set of light tabs would work just fine... bolt them in the gap between your grill and bumper...

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i have a 2003 FX4 lvl II

where would i get on of those? And is it possible to mount em in my grill?
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I like 6000k in both. My buddy has a problem with his, his foglight switch won't power the fogs enough, only 1 HID truns on, then you have to wait a minute, flick the switch off then on real quick and they both turn on...just be carefull with that.
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hmmm well do you have that problem with your fogs turning on??

if so what is the alternative to getting them to work without this problem???
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Whered you get yours from, how much
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I live in rainy *** oregon....have no problems and i've had 'em on since April? HID fogs i'm talking about. I sealed the fogs them selves prior to installing using clear bathroom silocone on the glass/plastic gap, and again on the rubber seal on the interior of the lamp. I'm running 3000k's down there...9145 direct fit ones...no 9005 wiggle wiggle junk.

The left/right issues can easily resolved using a relay harness. And if you have that issue, ALWAYS check your underhood fuses. There a left side AND a right side fuse for the headlights. I've popped them a couple time the past year and a half i've been hid'd. The fogs is unknown issues to me....they work flawlessly on my truck and TrePaul86's truck.

I'm going to go out tonight or in the morning and take muchos fotos and finally add my Fog HID's how-to to my big hid thread in the how-to submission section of the site. So expect a bump of that how-to thread tomorrow...

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=67787


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You can see where i mounted my ballasts....behind the grille. You can see them mostly through the gap between the grille and bumper(red/chrome). The lengths of my wires were too short to mount actually in the engine bay where they should be, so i'll see how they work in this location. Been pouring down the past few days, and no problems what so ever.
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you mounted the foglight ballasts behind the grill?
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Whered you get yours from, how much
vvme and it was 68 shipped.
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you mounted the foglight ballasts behind the grill?
Yea...look behind the grille, bottom corners....you'll see 'em. bumper gap you can see them too. They are red, black, and chrome. With a tight bumper gap, you wouldn't see them very well....opposite of my 3/4" gap. lol.
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okay so explain where to seal with silicone? cause i am way excited about this project.
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Like i said.....wait for my big bump of my own thread tomorrow involing hid fogs...


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And the other is disassembling the adjusting piece from the stationary piece.....take the two halves apart and run silocone on the o-ring. I don't have any pics of that....but will fabricate them. I don't know if it helped any...but like i said...i live in rainy oregon and did both these and have had no issues...even splashing in any puddle i can find and still no problems. I do know that my fogs were outside for two years and before that they'd fog up...now they dont do that...
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thanks ill get pics soon too
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You are gonna love your HID's, once you drive with them you will never go back to regular lighting. It is such an improvement words cannot describe. Orgasmic just thinking about.
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just as long as you re aim your headlights... those HIDS throw out a lot of light.
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how should i re aim em? shouldnt i just keep em where they are???
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Aim them down a little bit. They will produce lots more noticeable glare to oncoming drivers and would be considerate if aimed down a tad.
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