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Old 02-24-2008
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I may be chiming in a little late here guys but I did read this ENTIRE thread and I want some too now.......LOL!

I only have one question: My Ranger is a 95 and I read a post here about not putting them in a housing like mine? Did I read that right?

What housing should I buy when I buy these and run them? Projector lenses? Thanks.




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DUDE........you CAN run them in your current housings. But since you have the option of projectors avaliable in the aftermarket for your truck, i'd run projectors. Us '01+ guys have no option but go custom on projectors, we just rock them in the stock housings.

There's no problem running these in your stock housing...just got to aim down a little bit. Me, I've had mine aimed high, with a high truck, and have only been flashed at twice....by the same guy, at the same spot on the same road, at about the same time of the day. I don't know about ya'll, but I never find myself staring at oposing traffics headlights.....that dude must have a problem with staring.
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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


i stay away from anything coming from china, its usually knockoff junk
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Here's a tip for all potential HID kit buyers....

Only buy from a U.S. seller that has a U.S. warehouse.

Only crap I buy from china are LEDs.
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just ordered H1 6000K for my projectors $77 shipped. will keep you guys updated on when i get them and how they turn out.

where i ordered them from http://stores.ebay.com/wholesale-hid
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I have a question and don't want to start a new thread.

In Canada, we have DRL. If you install the HID kit, what do you do with the DRL? Are they disabled, do the HID run as your DRL? On the old Mazda 3, when on DRL it would only send like 20 watts to the lights and the HID needs 35 watts so they would pulsate, you would fix this by switching your DRL to you fog lights so I am wondering if the same has to be done for a Ranger/B4000

If anybody knows, that would be great.

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I drive with my lights on all the time anyways..........just habbit

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daytime_running_lamp

this is for a f150

http://www.users.voicenet.com/~storm/drl/

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i like this quote

Thousands of complaints regarding glare from DRLs were lodged with the DOT shortly after DRLs were permitted on cars, and there was also concern that headlamp-based DRLs reduce the conspicuity of motorcycles


Glare people are complaining of glare in the daytime (what god damn glare they look like a light that is ready to burn out)

silly people

and as for conspicuity of motorcycles (i think they mean now my bike doesnt look badass because of a safety feature)
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Opinions wanted!!
Want to go HID, and since I have a '93 I figure I'll get a projector assembly... anyone know of some good projector replacements? Also, the casings I've looked at have a spot for the projector, and what I assume would be a spot for another bulb... can I put the HID in the projector, and then my current halogens in the other spot? I'm refering to a set like this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-94...spagenameZWDVW

And to make this post even longer, can I put a low beam only HID, like a 6000k in the projector, and then have the halogen high beam come on only when I have high beams selected??? Is this at all possible?!?! I just don't want one of the hi/low HIDs, since they don't seem to be quite as reliable...
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snip snip crimp crimp....all about how you wire them.
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my kit came in today....so hopefully ill have time before work tomorrow to install...they are H1 6000k...still need to rewire the lows so they stay on when the highs are on...will post pics soon

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here are acouple pics of the HIDs installed...ill post the light pattern probably tomorrow in my thread about the housings...have to do some re-aiming

im sure you can see which is a halogen and which is the HID


halogen


HID


both HID
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nice! you can tell the projecters really help agains glare! lol 1st time I've seem them in those housings... Hurry up aftermarket, make projectors for 01+!!!!
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Those look awesome!
Is the bulb size H1 common for the projector housing? I'm thinking of getting a set very similar to this one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-94...spagenameZWDVW
but I don't know what size HID bulb to put in the projector housing(I'm going to put my sylvania 9007s in the other spot...)
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Nice!!!
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yeah they deff. help on glare.
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'01+ Projector Headlights, but $$$$$$

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NOPE! Their dates are wrong!
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Yea, guess you're right,,,,damnit, I hate when that happens..
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Anyone have any imput on the DRL comment? How would they be affected by the HIDs?

EDIT: with some research (duh) found that the DRL do cause an issue with the operation of the HIDs' but is solved by removing the DRL module and/or fuse. That being said I have just ordered a set of these.

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Just something I found out that some of you might find interesting. I was going to unplug my DRL module but it seemed to be very well intwined with the stock wiring so I opted to remove the fuse from the power box under the hood. The only problem with that is by removing fuse # 31 (20 amp) for the DRL it says it also prevents the foglights frmo coming on. Well I discovered that it only prevents the foglights from coming on with your PARK lights (headlight switch clicked on once) but they do come on with the headlights (headlight switch 2 clicks). Just thought I'd let you guys know incase it was preventing any of you fellow Canadians with the cursed DRLs know.
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Anyone have any imput on the DRL comment? How would they be affected by the HIDs?

EDIT: with some research (duh) found that the DRL do cause an issue with the operation of the HIDs' but is solved by removing the DRL module and/or fuse. That being said I have just ordered a set of these.
Well, If you wanna run after market HIDs, your gonna have to get rid of your DRLs. They cause all sorts of problems with the after market HID systems becuase of reduced power going through the system.

If you take your truck to a dealer they can probably disengage the DRLs, also theres a tutorial on how to do it yourself somewhere. Ill dig it up and post it here when I find it.

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This is a crappy ballast location IMO - you can see them. I hid 4 ballasts (bixenon headlights and foglights) under my shotgun fender reinforcments - its above the plastic wheelhouse in the front) - You cant see my ballasts. I shot them into the bottom of the sheetmetal.
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what is a

" under my shotgun fender reinforcments "


any pics?
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" under my shotgun fender reinforcments "


any pics?
exactly, get some pics... I had the airbox out and I still couldn't find a good place, an the driver side I was not removing the battery to put it somewhere...

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mine looks OEM from normal view...
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