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02 HID/housing questions

Hey everyone, I have been using the DDM hi/lo HID kit for a few months now and love the amount of light they put out. At first I had my lights aimed a bit to high and people would flash their brights at me quite often. I lowered my lights a bit and no longer seem to cause a problem with other vehicles. Although now that my lights are a bit lower when i turn my high beams on the light gets brighter, but actually shines at an even shorter distance. I don't think my lights are too low, but is something off here?

Another question is regarding projection housings. I have read around and it seems there are no 02+ ranger projection housings beaming sold. I did come across this one piece and wondered if anyone has tried it out:


It looks nice and would be great to have a projector in my truck without all the fab work of making my own, but im hesitant to drop $150 for something from ebay.

On a similar note are there any reflector housings that are known to work better with HIDs than the stock ones?
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I haven't seen a housing like that before. Seems like it would work well with your HID's.

Someone may have a different opinion though
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just make sure the housings DOT approved...it will say DOT right on the light
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I think theres a couple people on here that have the one piece "mexican" design headlight. I plan on getting them with my hids from DDM too.
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They are called "Brazilians". I like them. Some even come with Ford logos and part numbers. Some guy was selling a set for like $300 in the classifieds. Defiantly need DOT approved ones though.

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I think they would help in the high-beam sector with HIDs. I just installed a set on my truck with stock housing and at low-beam the lights work just fine. High-beams seem to be splotchy but that makes since since the stock housing is reflective not projective. If I need high beams I just flip on my daylighters.

But from the looks of them, those light housing would seem to do alot better than the stockers for HID high-beams.
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funny thing I noticed... those Brazillians don't have a glare shield... My thoughts, Brazil is a lot less strict on those kind of things so those things might cause more glare...
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Here's another.

If I went Brazilian over 01+ HIDs w/ 06 Corners I would want them to be of really good quality. And depending on the look you are going for I would skip the Halos and LEDs.
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Hey everyone, I have been using the DDM hi/lo HID kit for a few months now and love the amount of light they put out. At first I had my lights aimed a bit to high and people would flash their brights at me quite often. I lowered my lights a bit and no longer seem to cause a problem with other vehicles. Although now that my lights are a bit lower when i turn my high beams on the light gets brighter, but actually shines at an even shorter distance. I don't think my lights are too low, but is something off here?

Another question is regarding projection housings. I have read around and it seems there are no 02+ ranger projection housings beaming sold. I did come across this one piece and wondered if anyone has tried it out:


It looks nice and would be great to have a projector in my truck without all the fab work of making my own, but im hesitant to drop $150 for something from ebay.

On a similar note are there any reflector housings that are known to work better with HIDs than the stock ones?
from what i've seen these have crappy light output. and they're kinda tacky looking...
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Dug up some more. Really sparking my interest, Might do these instead of stock headlights when I do my 01-03 conversion.

Stock brazilians from stock Rangers down there
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Those look much nicer than the ebay set I posted. Know of any vendors that sell the stock Brazilian set?
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Those look much nicer than the ebay set I posted. Know of any vendors that sell the stock Brazilian set?
Hire banditos to steal you some

Seriously, they'll be like $300 and someone south of the border will have to get them for you
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