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'93-'97 headlight versus '98-00

Guys I ordered a set of projector headlamps off e-bay for my '98 and they came in today but are the wrong ones. The box says FR-5021A 93-97 Ranger Chrome. The receipt says '98-00. I've called the comapny and they apologized and are sending me via email a RMA shipping label, but I took one out of the box and held it in front of my truck and it looks at a glance that it would fit.

What are the differences between the '93-97 and the '98-00?

I was really set on working on my truck this weekend
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yapper shape is a little different and i also think the back
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They definitely wont fit Ill tell ya that
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Fudge!!!!
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Ok, I am scratching my head more. I've just been on e-Bay and did a search on projector headlamps for a '98 and the following aucton clearly states '98-01 which is odd because of the '01 change but you can clearly see it has the same part # of FR-5021A is what I got. I've also looked at the back pictures for these and the 93-97 and the ones I have look like nothing on the back of the 93-97 lights.

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Well I did a test install of one of the lights before I was going to send them back and they fit fine with a small modification to the GOR. They follow the contour of the grill and the side marker lights perfectly. My wife says they look great. :) I also sprung for some silverstars for my truck and her mini van.

Now I need to aim these buggers and find a place to mount the switch.
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Well we are gonna have to see this! This would be the problem with ebay, you really have to study the auction and do your homework.
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I did. I was planning thios for months. The auction said '98-00, the receipt in the box said '98-00. Only the box said 93-97. I researched a bunch on Thursday and saw the '93-97 even have a different mounting shceme that the '98's. I honestly think the box was mislabed. I can post some pictures later today when I get done.
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I did. I was planning thios for months. The auction said '98-00, the receipt in the box said '98-00. Only the box said 93-97. I researched a bunch on Thursday and saw the '93-97 even have a different mounting shceme that the '98's. I honestly think the box was mislabed. I can post some pictures later today when I get done.
ya it would have to be mislabeled because you wouldnt have been able to get the 93-97 to even mount up. sounds good thought brian btw did you get corners too or no?
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I did. I was planning thios for months. The auction said '98-00, the receipt in the box said '98-00. Only the box said 93-97. I researched a bunch on Thursday and saw the '93-97 even have a different mounting shceme that the '98's. I honestly think the box was mislabed. I can post some pictures later today when I get done.
Ohhhh, well that sounds better.
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Ok here is the link to my installation pictures with all the problems and concerns I came across.

The biggest problem was the projector light assembly hard interference to the GOR. The wiring harness extension was a nuisance.

As for the corner/turn signal assembly I didn't switch them to the clears because I really like the big orange turn signal lens underneath the headlamps. I wish I could change just the corner lamps. I am running silverstars in the main lamp.

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Looks really nice brian. glad my head lights made you change
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looks good
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hey brian they look good so do they work well? how does the projector work is it bright for city driving or do u have to use the reg belb to see? i been thinking on getting thoes i just want to know how they work, is there much diffrence then stock??

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