looking to get hid's and would like some opinions - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-14-2009
edgerider2002's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 1,584
looking to get hid's and would like some opinions

so that bug has hit me and i think i want a set. question is what color temp. i know for sure id want 6k for my fogs but my headlights are undecided but its between 8k and 6k. anybody have these combos and could input some? i do like the looks of the blue light but i dont want to much but im afraid the 6k dosent have any.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-14-2009
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
I run 6K on my quad and it has enough blue for me. Anymore and it just looks dumb.

Here is where I get mine from: DDM Tuning - HID Kits, HID Bulbs, DEPO Lighting, BMW and Porsche Performance Accessories
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-14-2009
billet03's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: centralcity, KY
Posts: 771
yeah, I have 8k, not too blue.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-14-2009
edgerider2002's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 1,584
okay, i was looking to getting them thru the autoluminate store on ebay since they have the 9145 for the fogs. so the 6k does have some blue in it?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-14-2009
korey89's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South, FL
Posts: 4,672
6000k

4300k is too yellow
8000k is too blue
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-14-2009
btm757's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
Personally I like the 5000K
and 3000K

Only reason i like the 3000k is because it make it easier to see in the rain. the blue is reflected of the water and the road looks black the Yellow cancels this out and makes it easier to see



Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-14-2009
billet03's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: centralcity, KY
Posts: 771
12,000k is really blue 8k isn't but it's all personal preferance so like you said get the ones you like the most. can't wait to see'em on their.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-14-2009
Casper98's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Gresham OR
Posts: 1,789
6K heads 6K fogs
Name:  DSC_0546.jpg
Views: 15
Size:  83.0 KB
Name:  DSC_0520.jpg
Views: 14
Size:  91.8 KB
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-14-2009
karrbass4life's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 3,072
Quote:
Originally Posted by korey89 View Post
6000k

4300k is too yellow
8000k is too blue
x2. My brother threw his 8000k's on his Honda away and got some 6000k's.

I personally have 5000k (and have a set of 6000k bulbs I can throw in as well) headlights, and 3000k fogs. I love 'em.

My only suggestion is get a HID Relay kit.

Name:  100_2144.jpg
Views: 70
Size:  105.5 KB

Name:  100_2146.jpg
Views: 14
Size:  62.6 KB
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-14-2009
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
Quote:
Originally Posted by karrbass4life View Post
My only suggestion is get a HID Relay kit.
I'd only say for a 55 watt kit but you should be fine without one if you get a 35 watt kit.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-14-2009
karrbass4life's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 3,072
Quote:
Originally Posted by whippersnapper02 View Post
I'd only say for a 55 watt kit but you should be fine without one if you get a 35 watt kit.
I don't know which one I have, but my heads acted funny without them. My fogs aren't on a relay currently. I can tell I'm putting strain on my alternator with the heads and fogs on at the same time.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-14-2009
Casper98's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Gresham OR
Posts: 1,789
x2 on the relay kit might as well do it right the first time then having to go back and re-do it
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-15-2009
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: .
Posts: 87
I have 5000k in my fogs and i think i will get 5000k for my headlights too, it is a perfect white color with the slightest hint of blue but no yellow, my friend had 8000k on his car and it was to blue for me. By the way mine are an HID kit with relays and everything I got them from a seller on ebay, supervtec I believe it was, im happy with them
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-15-2009
jlstang351's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Covington,GA
Posts: 578
5K's here. Love them. I cant stand the really blue looking ones everyone around here seems to buy.

Name:  DSC01557-1.jpg
Views: 14
Size:  51.1 KB
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-01-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: National City, CA
Posts: 7
Recently I wanted a High Intensity Discharge kit for my 2001 Ford Ranger which is a very cool light and better visibility especially during night driving. I opted to go with the single beam HID kit too and love it, they are cheaper on ebay but I wanted a warranty so I got it here Sealed Beam Headlight Kits , or you can try one of the vendors. Also some of the forum sponsors selling Headlight Kits usually have a sale going on. Either way its a great system, and very easy to install.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-01-2009
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
I'd go 6000K, i like the amount of blue it has, not too much, not too little.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-01-2009
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by karrbass4life View Post
I don't know which one I have, but my heads acted funny without them. My fogs aren't on a relay currently. I can tell I'm putting strain on my alternator with the heads and fogs on at the same time.
except it doesn't make a difference if you have a relay... the lights still take the same amount of power, it just means you don't have to run a heavy wire to the switch.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-01-2009
rangerboy101's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Winchester, Va
Posts: 8,187
I have 6k heads with factory fogs. The light output is great. I stole Tyler's old pictures of when he had the kit in his truck:
Name:  HID1.jpg
Views: 14
Size:  42.9 KB
Name:  HID3.jpg
Views: 14
Size:  21.3 KB
Name:  HID2.jpg
Views: 14
Size:  30.9 KB
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Would like opinions about wheel n tire package LuckyRanger13 Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 13 03-22-2011 01:18 AM
Still not running just like I would like Rangerboy69 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 24 09-21-2010 08:57 PM
Would like some input reader585 Suspension Tech 1 03-08-2009 03:38 PM
Can I see some HID fogs? Opinions wanted.. Goodysgotacuda General Technical & Electrical 15 12-15-2008 08:31 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:23 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.