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Are Projector really good lights?

I've heard some ppl say that they don't last or they crack. well heres the two models I'm favoring the Chrome Housing.


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i don't like the projector headlight.....but out of the two i like the crome ones the best.....
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Are projectors real good lights? Umm.... you can't say that.. Projectors are just a different type of light housing. It's GREAT for H.I.D's, because they do not produce a HUGE glare for other drivers. But if you were gonna run normal lightbulbs.. (halogen), i don't see a difference.

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Are projectors real good lights? Umm.... you can't say that.. Projectors are just a different type of light housing. It's GREAT for H.I.D's, because they do not produce a HUGE glare for other drivers. But if you were gonna run normal lightbulbs.. (halogen), i don't see a different.
couldn't ahve said it better myself.
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Yeah I agree with the above... There just for looks. And I think they do look a ton better than the opaque lenses that come stock.
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I liked the b/c it makes the ranger look newer and still kinda stock looking
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id get them then run the HID's . . as soon as they release a set for 01+ thats what im doin
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dont even know what they are
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well it says not to use HIDs but im guessing you can, so you gotta wire it all up not plug in and go?

I hope i can get HID that would be sweet!!!
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well if it says not to use HIDs then i wouldnt . . . they prolly run too hot and would melt the housing around it.
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HID don't run hot, they're cooler than halogens. (35 watts) They said no H.I.Ds because they are ILLEGAL. (aftermarket, that is)
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na they said they wouldn't fit... I think it should be okay to do it
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Lol, it will be ok to do it until a smart cop gives you a ticket for running them(which would probably never happen, but its still against the law)

The chrome of the two looks better. Just run regular bulbs, don't worry about HID's.
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i like the black housing on black trucks... chrome looks just a good tho!
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If that black wasn't as flat and had a gloss to it then it would be my choice, but the chrome is sweet. HID's are a must. And isn't there universal HID's for trucks like my 2001?
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I've been looking at new headlamps because my stockers are getting more cloudy, but I can't stomach the $300+ price for the projection units from APC and I'm not sold on the diamond reflector type either.
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the black would look really nice on a black truck
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I've been looking at new headlamps because my stockers are getting more cloudy, but I can't stomach the $300+ price for the projection units from APC and I'm not sold on the diamond reflector type either.
go to your local auto store and buy Plastx from Meguirs(sp?), it takes the oxidation off of plastic and fiberglass, it was $6 for a bottle, i used it on my friends civic and her driver light was yellow and it took 90% of it off and it looks 20x better, i used it on my headlights and it took most of the yellow off, i mean it dosent make them look brand new but close enough
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