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Look at the store link....all the telescopic ones have the same picture as the one in the direct auction link. soo.....here's the auctions......

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HID-B...mZ180214568888

Anyone use this seller?
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HIDs in the fog are fine. 9005 kit is what you need.
I thought you use the 9145/H10 one. Thats what my truck takes anyways. I have the square fog lights. Also, what does the "TELESCOPIC" mean in the kit?
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Just got mine put on, and these things are great, only prob. is that I wired them backwards, so I have to leave my bights on all the time,but thats no big deal. I'll fix it one day.
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Just got mine put on, and these things are great, only prob. is that I wired them backwards, so I have to leave my bights on all the time,but thats no big deal. I'll fix it one day.
I thought it was plug & play ??? How did you do it backwards so I can make sure I don't do that lol ??
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I thought it was plug & play ??? How did you do it backwards so I can make sure I don't do that lol ??
I just hooked the positive for the hids up to the wrong wire on the factory connector, I just need to switch them. And I remember you being worried about glare, I drove my moms car and she drove mine, and there wasnt any at all. But, I did angle my headlights down a little.

And with color I got 6000k and from in the truck, they are white, they have almost no blue tint.
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Dang, if I do this, I'll have to disconnect the wig-wags from my high beams and only use the off-road lights on the flasher.
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what are the chances tis would melt the headlight housing?

or do they not put off that much heat
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^^NO CHANCE!!! Hids run cooler by about 25 degrees or so. Captain Obvious aka Stephen Fitts has pictures to prove this posted on this site...it compairs his hids vs. regular halogen with a temperature gun.
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Anyone use this seller?
I just ordered my set from that seller, 07sport bought his from this seller as well, and he's an active one in the thread. I the sellers store name is hid_wholesale......just click the link that i got here for the store.


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I thought you use the 9145/H10 one. Thats what my truck takes anyways. I have the square fog lights. Also, what does the "TELESCOPIC" mean in the kit?
Yea, but that bulbs is a seldomly avaliable bulb, silverstar JUST came out with the 9145. Hense the reason most of us run 9005 in our fogs. It's a little wiggle but they fit fine. There might possibly be a hid bulb out there that's 9145, but i have never personally looked. I know 9005 hids are avalible.

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I thought it was plug & play ??? How did you do it backwards so I can make sure I don't do that lol ??
Pretty much all the kits are plug and play.....but some kits, imo, the nice ones, come with a relay harness to help protect the stock harness. Usually includes extra grounds that go to the chassis/body instead of just using the existing ground in the harness for the stock bulbs. I prefer to have an added protection.

The plug and play kits are super easy.........stock plug pigtail to ballast, ballast to hid bulb, hid bulb to housing. done.
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Yea, but that bulbs is a seldomly avaliable bulb, silverstar JUST came out with the 9145. Hense the reason most of us run 9005 in our fogs. It's a little wiggle but they fit fine. There might possibly be a hid bulb out there that's 9145, but i have never personally looked. I know 9005 hids are avalible.
i have the 9145 HID's in my fog lights...i bought them from ebay, they fit good
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I did angle my headlights down a little.

And with color I got 6000k and from in the truck, they are white, they have almost no blue tint.
how many turns did you do? and which bolt is it???
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okay....there ya go, there are 9145 hids'. Thanks man.
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I just ordered the 4500k set for mine. Can't wait to get these in.
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Nice Matt!! And to think i thought you were one of those HID haters. lol.
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I just ordered the 4500k set for mine. Can't wait to get these in.
Matt...maybe this will tide ya over......

My truck currently with 4300k:
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I just ordered the 4500k set for mine. Can't wait to get these in.
Welcome to the Dark side...

I'll go ahead and say, I've had mine on since December, and no trouble from LEO's... I agree with what one of my frinds said, you get away with them b/c your truck is stock... if you had a loud exhaust and rims chances are you'd get pulled over... I feel like HID's make this truck so much better, feel like I have additional road athority, haha... now I gotta save up some dough to get a nice tonneau cover, before May (going to FL for a week)
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Nice Matt!! And to think i thought you were one of those HID haters. lol.
No no no. I was a blue/purple/green poser ricer light hater, and I still am.

I'm going to have to wire the high beams in before my wig-wag flasher so they don't go up in smoke next time i go to a fire call. I have a feeling these might be so bright, i can put the off-road lights on a separate switch rather than having them run with the high beams. We'll see. I hope they show up by this weekend!
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oh yes they are bright def. on hi beam, congrats man! and remember to post pics
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Is that link really all you need to do the whole thing? Hi and Low beam? I have always wanted to do this but Im not sure what to get and what all I need
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I just got my set from the link i posted several times. It's got everything you need....ballasts, hi/lo conrollerharness, bulbs, ballast holders w/ hardware.

Here's the seller's store: http://stores.ebay.com/wholesale-hid

Andhere's the actual listing....although all their listings for hi/lo SAY hi/lo: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HID-B...mZ170196434659

I am learning more and more.......9007 telescopic ones are the ones that the bulb itself moves...clicks up and down. I've been told that these ones that the bulbs click up and down are less reliable.....but they work just fine and will post when they go out, if they go out. The ones I've been told are the best ones, are the ones that have a rotating "cover" that rotates around the bulb and redirects light. But I'll keep on truckin'.

I have also installed 6000k Hid's in my '92 Subaru...and boy oh boy, I almost kinda wish I went with 6000k on the ranger...i'm totally diggin the color.
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the only reason i got the high low kit is i don't want to take them out when i go to get it inspected. I should have gone thought those guys mine are coming out of china an it is taking forever
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I just got my set from the link i posted several times. It's got everything you need....ballasts, hi/lo conrollerharness, bulbs, ballast holders w/ hardware.

Here's the seller's store: http://stores.ebay.com/wholesale-hid

thats who i want to buy from, but waiting to hear back if they really need your phone number. being stationed in England, my home number will international from them. depending on what they say, ill be ordering a set of H1's for my ebay projector housings
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They didn't call me. I assume it is so they can reach if there is a problem or you forget to tell them which light and what color temp.
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hey i oredered a set of those 3 weeks ago i just need to put em in...
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Okay I got ya, dual beam if for hi and low beam and the lesser price is like what you would get for just the fog lights?
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