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any pics of the beam against the wall? nothing matches the abilities of a projector.

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oh and wait, thats in a truck?
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any pics of the beam against the wall? nothing matches the abilities of a projector.




oh and wait, thats in a truck?
check my sig, I can't wait to hear what you HID haters say when I'm done :-) BTW that looks tacky where you can see it says BMW...
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whats are those lights on ?
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xrunner.

the finish on the bezels would have been lost if any work would have been done to cover up the bmw. not very noticible unless up close anyways.

retro is the only way to go if wantin to move up to HID lighting.

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retro is the only way to go if wantin to move up to HID lighting.
No, retro is the only way to go if you want to run HIDs in a projector housing. You can run HIDs just fine stock, its been proven in this thread.
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sure if you want to be half A$$ when doing it.
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That would be like swapping a 2wd to 4wd with the IFS instead of SAS, it will do the same thing just not as well.
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theres is few members here who have done that. ironic.
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How hard would it be to install projectors in a Ranger headlamp anyway. I've never really looked into. Do you have a link to a how-to for the Taco?
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heres the write up on the blue trucks.
http://www.xr-underground.com/forum/...ead.php?t=6674

there are many more out there for tacos. there havent been many people doing them for whatever reasons. i guess the ranger owners are content with their plug and play greatness HID kits. Other than SouthernMudSlinger, who did a nice job on his.
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when are you doing a retro on your taco? I would be doing this but no one at those HID forums cares to help... anyone have a good site to get retro kits, I've heard of them... I've seen a set of Porsche Projectors, no bezels for like $249, I dunno if that includes brackets etc...
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most people just find good deals on tsl,tsx,or s2k lamps and piece together the rest of the stuff. im sure youve read a fair amount of posts over on HIDplanet in the last year that we've been debating in these topics. the parts are not the hard part, its the time to make them look good. The first pics i posted in this topic with the bmw shrouds were purchased from their original owner for $1K. yes one grand. time and quality is work more to some people.

im happy with my headlight setup as of right now. Black headlight mod, silverstar bulbs, fiberglas eyelids, nokya 3k yellow fogs .

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Until i want to set aside the money for the retro, im satisfied running what I am. I live in a well populated city, so plenty of street lighting. Im not often in a dimly lit place to really need a good HID setup. Its just a desire to have one. Im workin on other areas of the truck still, like getting into the 13s before going with a supercharger, and the exterior like powdercoatin the wheels and lowering the truck.

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cool, cool, sorry to sound pissed at you, but GAH DANG, those forum people are super smart, they make it sound like there making bombs... makes me afraid to even do a retro swap, all the technical issues, that if you do this, then this might happen...why can it be just dremel a hole put in the projector, add a bezel, aim and go? lol...
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read the howto in post 60. basically what he did. just have to worry about wiring since your adding them to something that didnt already have the setup for plug and play.
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link? I dont see 60... I'm thinking I'm just gonna sell my kit and go back to sylvania Silverstar ULTRAs... I hate to be bothering folks eyes... A guy on campus has a lifted 04 chevy sil. with I think a 6K kit and his looks about like mine(not bad) but then at the mall saw a lil civic? with them... GLARE city...lol
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hope you re aimed your headlights. HIDS are nice, but think about the poor guy driving towards you, being blinded. also, HID headlights require a "projector" beam. so, if you haven't converted your stock housing to a projector beam, you are not in compliance with the law. hope a cop doesn't get blinded....

Don't worry about this guy, I have 6000K HID in my fogs, and headlights - haven't had a problem in Chicago even where the cops are tough!
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I feel as though this is an ongoing battle.......



lol.


Personally, I'm never going back to halogen. And I am working on modding my extra set of headlamps with projectors.
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hehe... I wanna do this so bad, but I hate to take money that I've been saving... I'd hate to have $400 worth of lights up front then a d*** deer jump out and ruin them... IDK what to do... for know I KNOW I'm not blinding anyone so all is good...
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i actually have a vid in my truck at night with a short shot of an oncoming vehicle with an HID kit. brb

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And you know thats an HID kit by going by them at flanking speed for 1.2 seconds?
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sure do. if was in a projector housing, its would change colors, or at least flicker from the magnet trying to keep it level. that, was blinding, for the whole 30 seconds that i saw it. it was only on vid for "1.2 seconds"
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someone was doing some illegal speeding... :-(
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And how do you know they weren't just some ricer 150 watt blue tinted halogen bulbs?
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as a matter of fact here are some luminics installed on a 06? civic... looks just like HID to me...

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