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Old 02-02-2010, 02:30 PM
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HID kits are as low as $40 shipped. I just bought a set last week for my gf's brother's pathfinder. Spend the extra $15-20 and get a light you're gonna be truly happy with. Halogens are a thing of the past, and soon will all be gone to HID's. Just a matter of time.

You're already spending the money on the bulbs, spend a lil extra and get your money's worth.
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:38 PM
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^ i have to agree. did the conversion on mine a few weeks back, dont want to have anything besides the HID now. only thing im changing to is the dual ballast kit so i have highs as well
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:02 PM
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I have to disagree. I had the HID's in my 04 and it was a bit too much of a compromise to have only low beams in the truck. The quality also seems to just be too damn spotty to really be considered 'worth it'. Even with the relay kit on mine, there were times where only one bulb would ignite and i would have to click back and forth until both would turn on.

I hated having only low beams as well. In order to do it right, you should buy the hi/low kit with a relay harness. At that level you would more than likely be at about $100. Then you still have the glare issue. I hated pulling behind a Suburban or something like that because i knew my lights shining directly at the back of that truck were gonna reflect right back at me and it was bright enough to give me headaches a few times. Yes my lights were re aimed after i got the kit.

I just think that most people that have them learn to live with the compromises or just don't really think that the little issues with them (lights not igniting all the time etc) are worth reporting.

I would do HID's again, but ill wait for a better aftermarket projector and a better quality kit to come out for it.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:34 PM
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I have to disagree. I had the HID's in my 04 and it was a bit too much of a compromise to have only low beams in the truck. The quality also seems to just be too damn spotty to really be considered 'worth it'. Even with the relay kit on mine, there were times where only one bulb would ignite and i would have to click back and forth until both would turn on.

I hated having only low beams as well. In order to do it right, you should buy the hi/low kit with a relay harness. At that level you would more than likely be at about $100. Then you still have the glare issue. I hated pulling behind a Suburban or something like that because i knew my lights shining directly at the back of that truck were gonna reflect right back at me and it was bright enough to give me headaches a few times. Yes my lights were re aimed after i got the kit.

I just think that most people that have them learn to live with the compromises or just don't really think that the little issues with them (lights not igniting all the time etc) are worth reporting.

I would do HID's again, but ill wait for a better aftermarket projector and a better quality kit to come out for it.
all of those problems are results from buying shitty HIDs (the $50 dollar kits.......) you get what you pay for... I bought my HIDs from a friend who got them from a friend and there some of the best HIDs in the market... $250 for 4 ballasts and 4 bulbs 8000k.. it was a deal to be honest. they normally run 300+ and at my local truck shop there 400+. High beam is absolutely unnecessary if you have quality HIDs. My friends truck does the stupid only one light comes and he has to flick them back and forth and he bought a crap kit for 80 dollars off ebay... i've had my HIDs for a couple of months now and all 4 of my lights have come on immediately no flicker what so ever and there still as bright as they were the day i got them... in the end you get what you pay for. now that my rant is over i will get back on topic.

my friend bought some blue tinted halogen bulbs for like 20 dollars off ebay and surprisingly they were actually alot brighter and had a hint of blue... definitely worth the 20 dollars but they didnt hold a candle to real HIDs... if its the best you can do its probably worth it but i'd get HIDs if at all possible

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Old 02-02-2010, 09:42 PM
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mine have never single ignited like that. but i always have my engine running before i turn my lights on anyway
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:13 PM
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Yeah, the ranger electrical system won't hold a 12v constant when the truck is started. It drops, resulting in a flashing headlight or fog light... Or multiple ones flashing. Not to mention that's horrible on bulbs and ballasts. They need a constant 12-14v to stay lit and running correctly.
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