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those should have a much better pattern... here is mine with stock reflector...

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So did u take that half circle piece out? what was the change?
I have the exact same ones in black and noticed high beams when I click them on arent far at all, but the normal lights are brighter then what I had before so its not huge deal.

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when i took the half circles out i shaved them down so they were a straight line across...that half circle thing is what makes the cutoff

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hes got the bulbs, and the projectors. but they are not of good quality.
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projectors should give you a spread like this

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yeah i dont think mine look like that....back to the drawing board
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ok just so im following when you shaved that down you got a bigger beam of light coverage or spread if you will?

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no i just got a straight cutoff
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i have this same lights but black and no hid's and they have the same step down patern and dont have a very wide beam. so ya'll are saying i can replace the projetori have with another one of better quality???
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projectors should give you a spread like this
Damn i want HID
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do you guys think that the 10000K are too much blue
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yeah go with like 8000k
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im not sure if we can just replace the projector part of the housing.....i might cut one open next weekend to see what i can see...or just drive with what i have and retro fit another set into my other housings
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yeah go with like 8000k
because on some pictures the 10000K looks good but there are some that look too much blue. You can get a ticket for having blue lights right
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because on some pictures the 10000K looks good but there are some that look too much blue. You can get a ticket for having blue lights right
yes, a ticket for impersonating an officer comes along with blue lighting. Tickets can also be had for installing HID "kits" in vehicles that did not come factory with them.

10k, are more purple than blue.
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all you need are these parts.


those housing look a like a really good starting point for a retro. they already have a larger style projector in them, unlike other ones that are smaller or even a factory housing.
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hey dirty what projectors are those?
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I'd say 4300K is your best bet. It's the perfect for HID retrofits and wont get much as much attention as some blue or violet temp.

VVME 4300K my stock Forester lamps.

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im not sure if we can just replace the projector part of the housing.....i might cut one open next weekend to see what i can see...or just drive with what i have and retro fit another set into my other housings
well if you do end up cutting yours open find out what size the projector is and maybe we can find one around the same size and fab it in cuz i want a nice big spread but noone makes really good projectos for rangers
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not too sure if i will cut into them soon..my truck is my DD..but i just bought a harley so when that gets here ill be driving that or my 7....crapy thing is that wont happen for about 4 wks..so i think ill just drive as is for now unless one day i get a wild hair up my
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ooo gotcha have fun with the harley ive rode my dads i had a blast
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Where can you get the whole HID projector halo headlights for a 2003 ranger?
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monte, I've got the same housing's as you just black, and I'm having the same problem. I have Pilot BI-xenon 8000k HIDS installed right now in mine and I'm in the same boat. They just kinda wash out, and the spread just isn't there. I had a better spread and illumination with my stock housing's and HIDS. I'm going to check to see if my housing's had the steup-up plate in the projector's too. I think the spread is actually affected by the overall size and shape of that projector housing. My HIDS are actually in our "LOW" beam position, and I have regular halogen lights in the projector....or the ones that came with it. ...a h1 bulb I think. which I don't even use my projector's that much, because the light output sucks.
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Whats with people and digging up threads? Lol any news on the retro fit?
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well i tried acouple different things during the summer but never came up with a solid plan. i got ahold of some projectors from an older bmw and took them apart to see if i could use any parts from that to make mine better, but came up with nothing. so for now im stuck with the crappy output and pattern that these projectors put out. not sure what options i have left. but for now i wont be doing much research on it, im in afghan country for a few months. but if someone comes up with a BA idea please post it up so i have something to do when i get home.

rangernvs - any ideas on what to do to make it better or fix this issue?
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