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talked to my GF and her brother said that he can probably get them, but that most of these aftermakret projectors dont put out crap for light. Hmm...

OK, whos gonna be the guinea pig now? lol
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file a 'not as described' dispute and you get your shipping back.
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That is just plain dumb. They might make $30-$40 off shipping to you. I would take the hit of $40(max) to get a set of lights out there and hopefully getting a good review.

Give a week and someone on RPS will have them.
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those look like sh*t. why do they always make them look ricey and corny as hell?
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How can you mod it so the low beams , aka projectors stay on with the high beams?
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How can you mod it so the low beams , aka projectors stay on with the high beams?
Assuming the wiring is adequate, a diode properly placed in the harness would allow the highs and lows to be on when the stick is pressed forward.
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anyone get them yet? im still curious as to how much light these things put out or if they are just a total waste.
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I was wondering if you would need to use a load resistor for the LED? I order a set for my truck should be in 1-2 weeks i just ill be guinea pig lol
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I was wondering if you would need to use a load resistor for the LED? I order a set for my truck should be in 1-2 weeks i just ill be guinea pig lol
Thats not the turning signal.

Wire them in parallel with the standard bulb and it will see the same load as if you just had the standard signal hooked up.

You should NEVER EVER use a load resistor in a Ranger, as we have the ability to upgrade to the electronic EP27 Flasher (MUCH BETTER)
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Bleh - to get or not to get.. that is the question...


I -really- want to see what type of light output these darn things have..!! And the adjustability - wouldnt mind trying out a dual bulb high/low HID in the projector housing to pair in with an open HID in the other one for a nice bright high beam
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Bleh - to get or not to get.. that is the question...


I -really- want to see what type of light output these darn things have..!! And the adjustability - wouldnt mind trying out a dual bulb high/low HID in the projector housing to pair in with an open HID in the other one for a nice bright high beam
Get em!
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If I do decide on it - the suck part is that my current 9007 bulb I have wont fit in teh housing - as it takes an H1 I believe... woudl have to order this, plus a new bulb - plus another HID kit for the "high" beam
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I say just get a new bulb for the projector first. If your satisfied with that then order another HID kit for the high beam spot.
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The other option is this:

Half the price, runs a low beam projector, high beam reflector - looks like it would fit on the stock 01 headlights w/ corners... and it also looks like it fits the standard 9007 for the "high" beam on there.. could go for quite a bit customizing it with an HID kit w/ High/Low, and a single low for the projection


The otehr benefit - it doesnt have all those flashy "things".. and I dont care for the Halo itself really.. loosk sort of cheesy with all that extra stuff in the housing.


Not even sure if they fit though - the housing looks the same, it says for an 01 ranger as well - but I sort of doubt it would actually fit on an 01'.. any idears?

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http://www.coolcarpartsonline.com/li...housing-p-3813
$20 cheaper.. at only $111


Edit #2:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/98-99...QQcmdZViewItem
Another 30 dollars cheaper then the last one

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The only thing i hate about those ones is that the projector would look weird when its on. Kind of like a crosseyed Ranger with it being off center like that. I Like that the one piece lights keep the projector where the normal headlight bulb would be.


Although the price difference between the two is shocking. Im still pissed they wont let me local pick up. SOMEONE BUY A SET!!!!! lol

EDIT - im with you in that i dont care for the halos much either, but id hook them up just because i dont like non functioning things on my truck.
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The other option is this:

Half the price, runs a low beam projector, high beam reflector - looks like it would fit on the stock 01 headlights w/ corners... and it also looks like it fits the standard 9007 for the "high" beam on there.. could go for quite a bit customizing it with an HID kit w/ High/Low, and a single low for the projection


The otehr benefit - it doesnt have all those flashy "things".. and I dont care for the Halo itself really.. loosk sort of cheesy with all that extra stuff in the housing.


Not even sure if they fit though - the housing looks the same, it says for an 01 ranger as well - but I sort of doubt it would actually fit on an 01'.. any idears?

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Ford Ranger 98-01 Projector Headlights Black Housing - $111.40 : Aftermarket High Performance Interior, Exterior Car Parts & Accessories Online on Wholesale, Aftermarket Car Parts And Accessories
$20 cheaper.. at only $111


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98 99 00 01 FORD RANGER TRUCK BLACK PROJECTOR HEADLIGHT:eBay Motors (item 120428994527 end time Aug-30-09 16:41:23 PDT)
Another 30 dollars cheaper then the last one
I am pretty sure they will not fit 01+. I know the auction says 98-01 but the light changed in 01. I want to say that the 98-00 lights dont use the same adjusters.
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Yeah thats not going to fit your truck Mike
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Yeah, I pretty much knew that from the get go.. but meh -laughs- buy one and dig the projector housing out of it and put it in our own.. might look wierd, but a bit of paint goes a long way eh?
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In that case I would talk to Jp7 about getting OEM projectors, much much better quality for not much more money.
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Yeah.. might be an idea - would have to borrow some headlights to use stock until I get new ones modified - my originals were tossed with the trash on accident *cries*
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There we go - just ordered those up - needed a back up set anyways - will give me the opportunity to make some actual projector lens housings
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There we go - just ordered those up - needed a back up set anyways - will give me the opportunity to make some actual projector lens housings
Nice cant wait to see a thread on them. From the way the housing are on the stock lights it dosen't look too be too hard to retro fit the projectors in. Now making them look good will be the hard part.
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Nice cant wait to see a thread on them. From the way the housing are on the stock lights it dosen't look too be too hard to retro fit the projectors in. Now making them look good will be the hard part.
Hah.. black paint to hide funky edges.. shouldnt be all too hard - I jsut have to make sure I use a high temp enamel of sorts so it wont fade from the heat buildup. Will literally be able to get rid of most, if not all of the chrome inside the housing once its baked/heat gunned and the lens is pulled off
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If I bought them I'd leave the halos un plugged... unless I could make them amber like those on the cameros
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