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What is a "Projector Headight" and how does it work?
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Projectors are a must for HID headlights. They project the light where it needs to go.
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Its just a variation of the light pattern if you don't have HIDS they really don't offer much improvement though. With HIDS like mine it creates a great light pattern in front of the truck much easier to see at night i rarely even use high beams anymore and HIDS last a LONG time compared to halogens.
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Is there a complete projector housing assembly available to fit the Ranger ?

If there is does it have the good projectors in it (which ever they might be) ?

Who makes it ?

I read up on all of the ranger modified housings and about the purchased housings and it gets confusing. FX4wannabe has written some good stuff about the mods needed and what is good stuff and some to avoid but I for one find it confusing, I know WTF the old guy...

Really interested but do not have the time to mod things up, would really like a good wrap-around light housing that is a bolt on replacing the headlight and side marker... is there something like this available and is it upgradable ?

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Is there a complete projector housing assembly available to fit the Ranger ?

If there is does it have the good projectors in it (which ever they might be) ?

Who makes it ?

I read up on all of the ranger modified housings and about the purchased housings and it gets confusing. FX4wannabe has written some good stuff about the mods needed and what is good stuff and some to avoid but I for one find it confusing, I know WTF the old guy...

Really interested but do not have the time to mod things up, would really like a good wrap-around light housing that is a bolt on replacing the headlight and side marker... is there something like this available and is it upgradable ?

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Nothing is available as a performance projector headlight as an off the shelf eBay buy. The one peice lights with projectors are on par with the performance output of plug and play hid kits In Stock reflector housing but the light is some what more controlled (less glare)

The best output comes from swapping in a set of high preformance projectors into stock headlight housings. Using mini h1 projectors, D2S projectors minimal mods and trimming are needed to the housing. FXR projectors require considerably more modification but offer close to the best out put available from a projector.
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Its a small very briight light that has to pass through a lens that magnifies the beam. Unlike a halogen bulb that reflects it light off the back of the housing of the head light and speads all the light out that way. The projector type lights have a very bright center spot that limits how much light it can spread out to the sides. I don't know if you have a Mag light flashlight but that how a projector light functions. It focuses the light and magnifies it. I don't know if its fixes or if you can adjust it to fit your needs like a Mag light.
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Nothing is available as a performance projector headlight as an off the shelf eBay buy. The one peice lights with projectors are on par with the performance output of plug and play hid kits In Stock reflector housing but the light is some what more controlled (less glare)

The best output comes from swapping in a set of high preformance projectors into stock headlight housings. Using mini h1 projectors, D2S projectors minimal mods and trimming are needed to the housing. FXR projectors require considerably more modification but offer close to the best out put available from a projector.

There should be !

A chance for someone to make some money.
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