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Old 11-06-2009
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I agree, go with a set of modded '06 tails so you can still run your three bulb set up.
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So what does the 06 tails look like?
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...STOCK FORD PARTS.
except for your clear corners and rim/tire combo right lol

07 tails look like this...

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I found them on ebay, but all the pictures I am seeing show 2 bulb instead of 3. Am I missing a slot?
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No, you have to mod the lower section to make it hold the third bulb.
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or, you could always mod your truck to be 2 bulb... which i don't think would be all that hard... but maybe... i don't know


no it would probably be hard...
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I think I found the tails I like. I have not done the headlight mod yet, but with black tails, it will come in the spring.

93-97 98 99-00 FORD RANGER BLACK CLEAR TAIL LIGHTS LAMP:eBay Motors (item 390113421905 end time Nov-06-09 1947 PST)
i dont care for those so much, imho i think they are way ricey, the first carbon fiber ones you had would look a hell of alot better with 1 or 2 light coats of night shade to give a smoked look and not blacked out look. those are some of the better lookin aftermarket tails ive seen
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I have never had to worry about my tail lights so they are just held on by the stock screws. I would be more worried about someone stealing my tail gate before my tail lights.

The last set of tails are ok, but still look to ricey to me. I would at least get the set of the black ones with the red lenses.
never mind, i like these best but i would smoke em
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i don't like the white halo that it leaves... it looks kinda messed up...

you also have to remember what colour your truck is, and what not, i don't think you can do the headlight mod on a 95...

take a look at these headlights, with these tails though...





i think they would match, so if you could get some 00+ headlights on there... DO IT! i don't know what it would take... i would check ebay, see if they have 00+ STYLE headlights made for yours...

the other thing, is the tails i posted right above... if you were to give it a light coat of night shade, it would take a lot of the rice out (i know i am repeating myself)
If you get these style make sure to get the L1224Rs so you will have red led tail lights
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red 1157's would work too... but LED>incandescent...
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red 3157's would work too... but LED>incandescent...
Fixed it for ya.
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thanks, this truck i have is 18 years newer than my previous newest vehicle, they didn't have 3157 bulbs on them... i just assumed it still used 1157, and that they would be the same

you can however always run 3157 LED's... which can be found on ebay, generally around $20 shipped, for 2 bulbs...

shmah! although these would not work for brake/turn, but on the 3 light bulb trucks (like yours), it should work for the turn bulb (on off function)

2x RED 36-LED BRAKE TURN TAIL LIGHTS BULBS 3157 3156 on eBay.ca (item 190347035369 end time 07-Nov-09 21:39:11 EST)

if you are planning on buying these, i would recommend getting as many LED's in them as possible, i bought a set for my bike, that were 12 led's and they just weren't bright enough for me... i buy ones that have 52LED's in them, although i can't find them now...

moral of the story, more leds are better, even if they are more expensive, and make sure that you get ones that the light projects out the sides (a ring of LED's that point outwards)

my other lesson on LED's would be, if you are going to see red, make sure you buy a red led bulb, regardless of the colour of the lens. The reason of this is all lights are set to put out a certain light amount, lets say 20 units, incandescent, if you put a white incandescent light into a red lens, the red lens will take approx 60% of the light (all of the colours other than red) which will leave you with around 8 units of red light. if you were to use a red incandescent bulb, this would happen on the coating of the bulb, and the light that gets through and hits the inside of the red lens is around 8 units, and the red lens (as they will never be the exact same shade of red) will take off another approx 10%, so now your down to about 6-7 units... much dimmer...

now with LED's because when you use a white, you emit the same 20 units from a white bulb, and then through the red filter (lens) it drops by 60% down to 8 units, just like with the white incandescent bulb. BUT when you use red LED lights, the actual light does not create a white light, it is red, granted it will emit a slightly lower amount (18 units) which is filtered only by the lens, which is also red, (due to the difference in the shade of red, 10%ish) so we are looking at roughly 14-16 units at that point, which is all the way through everything, so a red LED light, through a red lens, would emit more light, than a white incandescent light through a red lens... (red LED through a clear lens will work much better though, roughly 18 units)
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Of those two go with black

But like others have said, there are better looking tails
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06+ imo! those other ones are gay! take them to your local body shop and have them smoke them! i did mine and love them!
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i would get tha black ones!!!!
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how many horse power to the black ones add?!? I couldnt find how much the euro lights add on any of the links
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I was thinking about getting a pair of these. I'd put the chrome 3157's that burn Red (Stop/Signal) and the ones that burn white for the reverse. They would match my black head lights/corners with chrome bulbs.

Only problem would be, what to use the center hole for. I'm running a 2 bulb set up. I've seen a similar pair that come with a bulb/harness for the center slot. Could I just tap into my existing harness and make it a running lamp?

Those L122R's look awesome too, lot's of light output!!
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