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Old 05-02-2010, 08:39 AM
desjardo desjardo is offline
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Default Headlights - hid or led projection

So now that my light bar and halo lights are on the way I am moving on to headlights...
I want something that is simple to install and have a few questions.

1 - Is HID harder to install then led projection?
2 - How do led's actually perform at night?

Here are my favs so far;

http://cgi.ebay.ca/01-08-FORD-RANGER...item2306adb3e6

http://cgi.ebay.ca/01-08-FORD-RANGER...item1c122772bf
(like looks of this best)
http://cgi.ebay.ca/01-08-FORD-RANGER...item2eacc0a13f

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Old 05-02-2010, 09:14 AM
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Default Re: Headlights - hid or led projection

Retro fitting Projectors is going to be a pain and if you fuck up there's no turning back. So in my opinion, HID's are easier to install. I have a hi/low 6k HID kit in my heads and 6k HID's in my fogs and it's pretty bright.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:25 AM
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Default Re: Headlights - hid or led projection

Hmmm. Well I like the look of the black headlights... Do you suggest a manufacturer for this kit?
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:26 AM
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Default Re: Headlights - hid or led projection

You can buy black headlights off Ebay and put HID's in them.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:26 AM
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Default Re: Headlights - hid or led projection

Like these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2001-...Q5fAccessories
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:41 AM
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Default Re: Headlights - hid or led projection

I looked at your link and those are nice. And I assume bolt right in. \
I see links like this
http://cgi.ebay.ca/01-08-FORD-RANGER...item2eacc0a13f
Have installaiton video that makes it look quite simple but i am guessing its not as easy as it looks.... Do you know if anyone on here has these...?
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:45 AM
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Default Re: Headlights - hid or led projection

A couple people have them. I'll find the thread real quick that will help you most with those. Oh and the link that I gave you, yes those lights just fit right in.
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Old 05-02-2010, 09:46 AM
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Default Re: Headlights - hid or led projection

This one:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...light-mod.html
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:16 AM
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Default Re: Headlights - hid or led projection

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Retro fitting Projectors is going to be a pain and if you fuck up there's no turning back. So in my opinion, HID's are easier to install. I have a hi/low 6k HID kit in my heads and 6k HID's in my fogs and it's pretty bright.
the projectors are not that hard, the hardest part is seperating the housing, other then that, it was a cakewalk

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Old 05-02-2010, 10:36 AM
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Default Re: Headlights - hid or led projection

Rob, how much did ya get the projectors for?
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:38 AM
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i got them for $103, but the people i got them from on ebay i would not recommend them, they sat on my order for 2 weeks before they sent them out
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:54 AM
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Default Re: Headlights - hid or led projection

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Retro fitting Projectors is going to be a pain and if you fuck up there's no turning back. So in my opinion, HID's are easier to install. I have a hi/low 6k HID kit in my heads and 6k HID's in my fogs and it's pretty bright.
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I have the same setup VERY BRIGHT and its easy to do.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:23 PM
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Default Re: Headlights - hid or led projection

Does any one even make a led light kit for a ranger? I have not seen anything, except for Hummers and Jeeps. I am running 8k hids in my head and fog lights and am very happy with their output.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:52 PM
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Default Re: Headlights - hid or led projection

oh shoot thats no good that they took two weeks but 103 is cheap..cant wait to see the final product and write up
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:56 PM
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Default Re: Headlights - hid or led projection

i might be doing the D2S bulb swap on them if i don't hear back from them, i had a problem with the wires coming out one of the bulbs, and its an oddball bulb, so i have to do a swap, my buddy did it on his tacoma, and turned out sweet
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