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ok so i need to replace my fog lights, one of the them is cracked open and rocks keep breaking the bulbs. so i would like to switch to something brighter. i've heard about these HID lights but i dont know what they are exactly. i've read most people run 3000 bulbs. how much would it be to replace both fogs with the full assembly?
I also want to upgrade the headlights while im at it , i've seen people running 6000 HID but how bright is that? I want my lights to be bright! i also read that some dont have high beams? I would really like to have high beams, i do a lot of driving in the country so the more light to see deer and other things the better.
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Get a new foglight housing first. You can get a foglight off Ebay for about $35 and the HID's from DDM Tuning would cost about the same price.

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FOG LIGHT ford RANGER 01-03 truck 02 2001 2003 2002 NEW: eBay Motors (item 250691668150 end time Sep-05-10 20:57:11 PDT)

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HID Kits, BMW Aftermarket Bumpers & Lighting, DEPO - DDM Tuning
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I have 3000k Fogs and 5000K fogs

I love them both and will never have halogen bulbs ever again.
The silverstars are no comparison as to the brightness

3000k is the same lumens as the 5000k they are just yellow
The 5000K and 6000K are the brightest of the HIDs 6000k is just slightly bluer than 5000k. 8000k are really blue and dont have as much light output and dont do well in the rain. Blue light is absorbed through the water and dont show up well in rain that is why i recommend 5000k or 6000k The yellow also helps offset this too

35W hids recommended for fogs and headlights due to glare. 35w required in small foglights due to heat

As for high beams I have some hella 500s mounted on my bumper with light tabs for when i want more light... I am actually going to be upgrading the hellas to 55w 5000k HIDs
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ok well i would like to stay from the colors espicially the yellow, just not a fan of it. so what is the difference between the 35W 6000k and 55W 6000k?
so for fogs i should get 35W 3000k HID's?
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3000k is gonna be yellow.

i think fogs should be yellow

the difference between 35w and 55w is the 55w are almost twice as bright as the 35w
6000k also appears whiter when in 55w.

55w has more of a glare to oncoming drivers
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alright i've been reading on that website previously posted and i think im going with the 55W 6000k bulbs. but i have a few questions. how hard are they too wire up and these will be close too white right? also do these have high beams? Do i need the harness?

Is there any way to get white HID fog lights?
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looked up bulb type and they have a hi/lo option for the 9007. I know i've read on here somewhere that people had trouble with the hi/lo bulbs. will these work or are they a PITA?
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the regular kit does not have High beams but they have a kit that does have high beams. I myself have not tried them out so i cant really say how well they do.

yes you can get 5000K for the fogs double check the bulb number but i think they are 9145 for yours... Make sure for the fogs though you get 35w otherwise heat buildup can damage the kit.

As far as harnesses go you should be fine... sometimes you have to swap a couple pins around on the wiring to make them work right.
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so do i need the wiring harnesses? also do i need the code eliminator kit? i dont think i will.
also they dont have the fog light bulb listed, who else sells these?
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i j\order my lights and they same in today but there is nothing to mount the ballasts with. does it usually come with the mounting hardware? How did you guys mount yours?
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mine are just kinda wedged and ziptied so they wont come out

you can always use 3m tape
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So i have the lights all mounted up and I LOVE them!!! but now i'm thinking about adding some offroad lights, I'm not sure what to get there are so many options i was looking at the HID lights and they are really expensive so i was looking at the KC rally 800 series long range kit. but how big of a light can you mount before it looks to silly. I know stuffforyouranger has a light bar that will hold up too 4 8" lights, and i was planning to mount the lights on that.
Any suggestions on which light or size to go with?
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I have some (2) hella 500s on my bumper.

What you can do is get the lights you want then swap HIDs into the lights.
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i didnt know if that was possible also i'm guessing the wiring for the single beam HID is alot easier than the hi/lo ones? what size lights would you recommend? 8" or 6"?
I dont know anyone with some so its hard to compare.
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yea empasize a lil on the puttin hids in normal offraod lights
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