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Old 07-25-2006
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HID Headlights

Whos got HID Headlights on there Rangers, Im thinking about buying a single beam kit for now (if i like them ill buy dual beam).


If so, Where did you get them, or What Brand, and what Tempature Kelvin & color are teh lights when on

6000k
12000k
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6k is ok and 12k is well just a waste. 4300 is the best in light output.
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why is 12k a waste?
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its like driving around with blacklight as your headlight. then in th rain they are more of a hazzard than help.
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so 12k is like that annoying purple (i dont know anything about color wise i just know theres differe "k"'s)
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http://www.freestylephoto.biz/camerakh.php <thats a good example. look at the 4800-5500k and then look at the color change above 6500k

1200 K: a candle
2800 K: tungsten lamp (ordinary household bulb), sunrise and sunset
3000 K: studio lamps, photofloods,
5000 K: electronic flash, average daylight. A designation of D50 stands for "Daylight 5000K" and is the most common standard for professional light booths for photography, graphic arts, and other purposes.
6000 K: bright midday sun
7000 K: lightly overcast sky
8000 K: hazy sky
10,000 K: heavily overcast sky
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4000k-5500k are closest to natural daylight. if you want a little blue then 5500k-6500k would be a good choice. everything above that is a waste.
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Just know that it gets more blue up the scale..
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the more blue the less visible BTW
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i got HIDs i got 8300 there a blueish tint my next set will be 6K which are pretty much white
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have u tried the PIAA headlight's they might be expencive for bulbs but that have been worth it for me. i got a set w/diamond cut HL and upgraded wire harness and there awesome 10x brighter and whiter than i got with my silverstars that i tried first, seccond truck i have had them on and still the best, and i got a lot more distance i get a lot of flashes from other cars to.

the HID's do look cool tho
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which PIAA bulbs did you get?
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i belive there the Extream white 4700k or might be 4500k and there very white and are awesome! u can get on ebay cheeper i belive do not get the platnums tho there to blue i have heard and cant see as much in the rain
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Cool, i currently have silverstars, how much brighter/whiter are the PIAA bulbs?
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Well heres the thing, my buddys moving out west and he has 12k he wants to sell to me for $50....the box is still taped...there Hella transformers or w/e.


From what ive heard the 12k is purple, but i like the looks of it, but.....if i aint going to be able to see i dont CARE what they look like lol and i heard the HID's are big dollars
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just depends on what HID kit you. you can buy the kit from him then just go buy new bulbs.
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O i can?.....That would be sweet...From what ive been hearing the 12k is just about as useless as **** on a bull...
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ya pretty much lol
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damn... if you don't want it, i'm down to buy it from your friend.
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I want them but i dont want to waste my money, i guess everyones got something against those pruple lights....


Then again, i want to be able to see too
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the 6300 or the 8300 will be plenty..

i got the 8300s ill get some pics this weekend of em
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arent the HID bulbs really expensive???
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arent the HID bulbs really expensive???
i got the kit for my truck off ebay for like 275 shipped

-thats just low beams the kit with high beams were like 400 something..but you dont need highs with HIDs
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Evan your HID's look awesome. I don't know how the driving is with them, but they look really good at night!
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Just buy yourself a set of light tabs and Hella500 offroad lights and use them for your high beams. That'll only end up costing you at most $100 extra and you'll be covered.
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