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After-market projector lights

I have a '96 Ranger XL and I want to replace my stock housings/lights with projectors. After searching, I've read that ebay is a good place to get after-market projectors for my year. I wanted to see if the there was a specific brand that I should stay away from.

I'm looking to purchase these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-97...item2eada48213

What do y'all think? I eventually plan on getting an HID kit and using HID bulbs in the projector lenses, but until I can afford that, I think I'll use the regular halogen slots.

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I found site that seems to have a good reputation and a nice selection of quality "retrofit ready" projector kits. Have any of you used them or heard of them? Here is the site:

The Retrofit Source online: headlight upgrades for all applications

I am thinking of getting the following kit:

Bi-xenon FX-R Stage III Kit:

* 2x FX-R bi-xenon projectors (Low & High Beams)
* 2x HID ballasts (Morimoto, Matsu****a, Greddy)
* 2x Morimoto D2S bulbs (your choice of Kelvin)
* 2x Shrouds/Bezels (your choice of style)
* 2x metallic BIXENON bezel emblems
* 2x Alcohol prep pads for the D2S bulbs
* 1x Plug n Play Bi-xenon Relay Harness
* 1x TRS decal
* 1-year worry free replacement warranty
* Personalized after-sale customer support and "how-to" PDF's are available upon request.
* Free domestic UPS shipping with tracking and insurance included

This should fit nicely into the housing I'm planning to get.
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I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I didn't search long enough the first time around.

And after seeing all of the blacked out lights, the chrome halo thing is just looking worse and worse to me. I think I'm just going to get some plain black light housings and retrofit some real HID projector lenses in them - like Mike did in his thread. I'd imagine the process should be pretty similar.

Sorry for clutterin' up the forum.
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I agree with you, I think that will look and perform the best.
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i've got the chrome ones you posted and i love them. i put hids in the projectors this past winter and like them. need to go with a higher wattage ballast though.
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i've got the chrome ones you posted and i love them. i put hids in the projectors this past winter and like them. need to go with a higher wattage ballast though.
Thanks Troy. I've just found that I like the blacked-out look much better. I'm definitely a newbie when it comes to doing anything other than routine maintenance on cars/trucks, so I had to do quite a bit of searching before I saw the options available to me. After doing so, the black look is my fav. I eventually am going to go black trim, rims, interior, etc.

Also, I think I'm going to hold out for some projectors like the FX-R set I mentioned above from The Retrofit Resource LLC. They are more expensive, but knowing myself and my OCD/perfectionism, if I'm going to spend the time opening up my housings, I don't want to later regret not putting a high-quality lens in them. And, judging by what I've seen about the retrofit process, it's something I'll only want to do once.

All that to say, if I don't go all the way with these, I'm going to be pissed at myself later for not waiting.

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