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HID lights for my Ranger

Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice on HID lights for my Ranger. It's a 1999 XLT standard cab. Right now I'm looking at the Kensun brand on Amazon for 69.99$ It is a single beam 6000K HID conversion kit. What are some other decent brands to go with? And advice would be nice. Thanks.
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Save your money and get retrofit projectors.

Plug and play HIDs will blind everyone
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Save your money and get retrofit projectors.

Plug and play HIDs will blind everyone
x2 even worse in the a 99 housing that isnt clear.

if you really wanted the cheap alternative and get a plug n play kit, go to ddmtuning.com and buy a kit. 6000k is stupid blue, just get 4300 which is white, 5000K max.
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6000k isn't super blue lol. 5000k is as white as you can get. 4300 will be yellower.

And please for gods sake don't buy from DDM
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6000k is pretty blue. I have 5000 in my car and they have a good amount of blue to them.

my cars lights have taken on a deer at 50mph and still work 3 years later with the original bulbs.

the fogs on my ranger have been fully submerged in water/mud while being on and work perfectly fine.
DDM hids are fine if you make sure they come from California. If you don't request they be shipped from there instead they'll come directly from China.

i have a retrofit kit waiting to go in my truck but the fogs will remain DDM
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do the retrofit projectors. they give you the high beam function which is nice. Also super blue lights suck for visibility you can't see much with color temps that high they look cool but aren't very practical.
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6000k is pretty blue. I have 5000 in my car and they have a good amount of blue to them.

my cars lights have taken on a deer at 50mph and still work 3 years later with the original bulbs.

the fogs on my ranger have been fully submerged in water/mud while being on and work perfectly fine.
DDM hids are fine if you make sure they come from California. If you don't request they be shipped from there instead they'll come directly from China.

i have a retrofit kit waiting to go in my truck but the fogs will remain DDM
Let me guess, your 5000k lights are ddm? If so, they probably aren't true 5000k color. No matter where you get them from, California or not they still come from China. I'll try and find the info i found on them and post or here. But your 5000k if in fact they are DDM are more than likely more of a 5500-6000k temp. DDM is a **** place to buy from. I wouldn't suggest them to my worst enemy.

I've done the research, they are shady as ****.
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a quality set of 6000k HID's should be pretty much all white. with the tiniest hint of blue, next to nothing though.
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Save up and go with HID projectors. You will not regret doing it the right way. 5000k is the max. I run OEM D2S bulbs from an Infiniti in my projectors. The "yellower" light works much better in bad weather. I run 3000k Nokya halogens in my fogs. Those 3000k bulbs are really effective in bad weather. I can actually see better when I turn them on. I have the stuff to mod Fusion projectors in soon. Can't wait to see how they work with 3000k bulbs.
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