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Its like Christmas for the Ranger!

Well I had some left over cash so I figured I'd buy some stuff for the Ranger. The first thing I ordered was a set of 6000K HIDs off ebay. Took me about 45 mins to install, most of the process was trying to find a screw/nut and a good place to mount the ballast.

Halogen Bulb on Left, HID on Right
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Both sides installed.
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I think I'll order a kit for my Fogs soon.

The other thing that had been bugging me for over a month now was that I was rockin stock corners with black head lights. So I figured I'd replace those as well.

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And finally I was rather annoyed that my niteshaded tails were so dim even with my L1224Rs. The other part I didn't like is at night you could tell that the paint wasn't even when I would hit the brakes. Looked rather tacky to me. So I ordered a set of black after market ligths off ebay. They are little ricey but they look good with the LED bulbs.

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I'll get some better pics with my girlfriend's digital camera tonight. Just thought I'd share my latest mods.
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How do you like the HIDs? they look great..I want to eventually do the same w my ranger
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sweet stuff man looks good
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How do you like the HIDs? they look great..I want to eventually do the same w my ranger
They are awesome, easy to install, and really make a difference in both appearance and when driving at night.
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Everyone loves Christmas................LOL

Great mods man. And those tails ROCK......but I have a bias opinion. LOL
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welcome to the 6k club, if there is one. big improvement over stock. Get 3k for the fogs.
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Everyone loves Christmas................LOL

Great mods man. And those tails ROCK......but I have a bias opinion. LOL
Did yours mount completely flush? I can't seem to get a small gap to go away at the top of the tail lights.
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looks good, Im loving my 8ks...
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The only thing thats bugging me right now is that the LED doesn't fill the whole circle. You can only see it during the day and in person but there are two spots of the brake light that doesn't get filled up by the L1224Rs. There is a spot for a second brake light so I'm thinking about getting another socket and splicing in a cheap set of LEDs to fill up the gap.
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how much was the kit? I have never looked into HIDs but holy **** I want them! what kit did you get im going to order it?
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looks good, Im loving my 8ks...
me too
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I wanna get hid's but have no idea how to hook them up
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You live in Houston? We could meet up and I can show you how to install em.

I ordered them from the same person Shane did.
eBay Store - AUTOLUMINATE: HID CONVERSION KIT H1, HID CONVERSION KIT H3, H3 3000K Golden yellow

They were $50.
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I wanna get hid's but have no idea how to hook them up
they are really easy to install.
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super easy roach
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You better get some pics of yours up sully!!!! NOW lol.
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Yeah, Im thinking about buying that ebay kit as well...I figured theyd be around 150, but since they are only 50, I may get on them asap....Thanks paseries
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Yea you could easily spend more if you wanted to run bright lights as well. These are single bulb kits so you loose your brights, but the HIDs put out so much more light you don't really need your brights any more.
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It says that when you install the kit, you loose your high beam and only have low beam. Is this true? wtf?
EDIT: sorry i completely did not see that post above me lol
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u gotta be careful when gettin hids off ebay, make sure u get the dual beam to have brights
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ya thats what Im looking for none of the kits seem to have dual beam
What do you get for the fog lights? i found a slim kit for $35...that?
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dont waste your money on a bi-xenon kit, as they tear up easy with moving parts. if you want high beams stay halogen, or get a dual HID kit.
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For all of you guys worried about loosing your brights I'll post a pic of how much these light up the road tonight. Trust me you don't need em.
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this is how much my 8k's light up the street and theyre aimed poorly. you dont need a dual kit.

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So they're brighter than a standard hi-beam?
But dont they blind people? I dont want to be a dick, do you get people flashing their lights at you often?
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