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Hey All, I was looking at getting a set of these 1998-2000 Ford Ranger ColorMorph Halo Headlight Kit by LED Concepts and was wondering if anybody had any experience installing them and if they are worth it? Thanks!
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Hey All, I was looking at getting a set of these 1998-2000 Ford Ranger ColorMorph Halo Headlight Kit by LED Concepts and was wondering if anybody had any experience installing them and if they are worth it? Thanks!
Of course, as long as you have the time AND patience, it's a very tedious and frustrating job. The results are amazing as long as you hide the wires good and get it mounted well. You need to heat up the headlight it self to loosen the glue and remove the lens, a lot of people mess this part up and can't get the assembly back, I'd go to the junkyard and pull a pair for your truck and do it on those, that way you have an extra set of you mess up and it decreases the down time of your truck from hours or days, down to minutes. Go get a good sealant from your local auto parts store or online and your good to go, just make sure you give it enough time to cure before slapping it back on because you don't want any leaks. Oh yeah one more thing, while it's apart clean the inside and outside of the lens very well and go ahead and paint the base of you want, this is the time to do it. I hope this helps
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Most halo kits like this are a single PCB in a round shape (hence the halo) and something to keep in mind with the 98-00 headlight is the shape of the inside of the lens. The halo has a good chance of obstructing your headlight's beam.

Alternatively, I'd suggest getting some LED strips (RGB of course) and sticking them along the bottom of the lens however you like. Doing it this way now means the LEDs won't obstruct the 9007's beam, however this introduces a new problem.

The normal LED strips in this configuration will now reflect off the lens itself, causing the light output of the strips themselves to possibly dazzle other drivers. While you could 'haze' the strips themselves in a multitude of ways, I'd seek out a different style of strip.

Normal LED strips are 'top' emitting, such as this strip here.


Your best bet is to use a 'side emitting' strip. Doing it this way still allows the strip to be stuck to the bottom of the housing, but the light emitted is now pushed directly out of the lens, not nearly as obnoxiously as with top emitting strips.

However, another thing to bear in mind is the heat, both when in direct sunlight or when the bulb is on. You need to make sure the strips are rated high enough for these conditions. Not only that, but the strips only use a double sided tape, which will quickly fail with this heat and begin to peel away. Some temperature resistant glue will be necessary.
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Hey All, I was looking at getting a set of these 1998-2000 Ford Ranger ColorMorph Halo Headlight Kit by LED Concepts and was wondering if anybody had any experience installing them and if they are worth it? Thanks!
So did you get them? I saw the oracle halo kit on the net and looks like it can be another good option.
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Looks like a LOT of money for something that one can do themselves via parts from Retrofitsource...

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