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Got me some HIDs.

Yep... I've just become "one of those people." I couldn't help it, they were a good deal ($55 shipped) and I had a blown headlight.

I bought the hi/lo kit so that I could still flash people to turn out ahead of me on the occasional nice moment. The high beams look like very yellow, like old halogen lights, but still work well for lighting up the sides of the road.

We got our first snowfall today after I went out to take the finished photos, so they're not great quality.

Got some DRL questions if anyone can answer: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=76056

Here are my first photos with the lights on, enjoy.




HID vs halogen


The snow and the bad exposure make these look worse than they actually are. There isn't much more glare than the stock lights.


Snowy stepside
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I've already seen these pics somewhere...I want that light up Ford emblem!!!!!
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I've already seen these pics somewhere...I want that light up Ford emblem!!!!!
Is it really? That is awesome.
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Old 12-07-2008
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i had HID's man, and people flash you all the ******* time

i didnt think they look too bad either, but when you got a car commin at you on the other side of the road they look like brights.

thats why i took mine off till i can do a nice custom projector retrofit
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I see the light.
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that emblem is awesome man, nice HIDs too
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55 shipped? Thats awesome, whered you get the kit from?

Anyways, next mod should be some hiperwites in the blinker .... but thats me never liked amber lighting ... would have clears on my truck if they made em for the 98+ bseries.
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55 shipped? Thats awesome, whered you get the kit from?

Anyways, next mod should be some hiperwites in the blinker .... but thats me never liked amber lighting ... would have clears on my truck if they made em for the 98+ bseries.
ebay, from this seller: http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/hidgate/
They ship out very fast, it only took 3 days to get them.
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Why does the product cost 10 bucks but shipping is 56 bucks??
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Why does the product cost 10 bucks but shipping is 56 bucks??
ebay only charges a fee on the selling price, not the shipping so the shipping makes up the difference in price and they avoid paying a lot of fees
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those lights look sweet. how does that emblem work? i want one!!!!
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Im wanting some HIDs for my truck. That emblem is awesome. Im thinking about doing somethin like that with my emblems.
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ebay only charges a fee on the selling price, not the shipping so the shipping makes up the difference in price and they avoid paying a lot of fees
Ok so its just a loop hole. Thought the seller is shipping out of the north pole for that price.
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Thats a good deal! I might pick them up for my mom and girlfriends car. What looks white again? I know I have 6000k (i want another set for my fogs...next mod), but 4300 is white? I just don't want theirs to look weird or anything...both are relatively stock

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yeah 4300k is about the whitest you can get.

below that is just yellow.

which looks good in the fogs for sure.
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welcome to HIDS. =]
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The light up emblem is something I picked up in 2004, it is made by a company called Lumiglow. They are discontinued now by that company, and I've yet to find any other companies who make them.
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I looked for that emblem sometime last year. They don't make it anymore, it's now a collectible!

As for the HID's, you'll love them. I used to run 4,300k's in my headlights and 3,000k's in my fogs and I loved the areas I could light up. Surprised at the few people that flashed me too. Just for fun, I recently converted over to 6,000k headlights and 30,000k fog lights (pink) just for ***** and giggles. I can honestly say I noticed a vision loss from 6,000k's in it now over the 4,300k's I had in it before.
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I'm going to make my own lighted emblem, I have a few ideas up my sleeve.
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thats the best deal I've seen on a hi.lo kit, got any snapshots of the bulb close up?
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the kit says its the low is HID but the high is halogen? how does that work?
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means you only have hid lows.. and then it has an attached halogen fillement for the highs..

STAY AWAY FROM THESE KITS.


True HID headlights dont have a high and a low.. they are in a projector housing that actually shifts.
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thats the best deal I've seen on a hi.lo kit, got any snapshots of the bulb close up?
Sorry, no closeups. It is what Jaremy is talking about in the quote below.

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means you only have hid lows.. and then it has an attached halogen fillement for the highs..

STAY AWAY FROM THESE KITS.


True HID headlights dont have a high and a low.. they are in a projector housing that actually shifts.
Why should you stay away from these kits? Do they take away from the power of the HID because they are smaller bulbs?

I don't care that the high beams are hallogens, and are awful compared to stock. I use them to flash people through intersections and such when being kind. If it's nothing more than the reason that they're not a real HID high beam, I'm ok with that.
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Sorry, no closeups. It is what Jaremy is talking about in the quote below.



Why should you stay away from these kits? Do they take away from the power of the HID because they are smaller bulbs?

I don't care that the high beams are hallogens, and are awful compared to stock. I use them to flash people through intersections and such when being kind. If it's nothing more than the reason that they're not a real HID high beam, I'm ok with that.
i have seen tons of the same type kits as you have. I dont see a thing wrong with the dual filament kits.
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Well I had one that tilted those kits are lame... because over time the solenoid becomes lose and anytime you hit a lil bump your bulb wobbles around in the housing like crazy... thats why I took them off...my kit lasted ~4-5 months...
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