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post #1 of 86 Old 11-26-2010, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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HID conversion

Thinking about getting HIDS for my 05, what all do i need to run them? Whats the best place to but them from? Are they really that much better?
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I purchased mine from this ebay store, best I've seen

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The previous owner of my truck had them on, and they were nice. But I had to get rid of them because the connectors he used corroded which caused one of the bulbs to go bad. I went back to stock because it was easier than finding a replacement bulb.
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go to DDMtunning.com if you want hi/low beams get the kit, and you can pick between slim and reg. ballast. and then your Kelvin of light you want. you DO NOT NEED the error eliminator kit fords are just to simple for them. and that is it. DDM also comes with a warranty on there ballasts. I have 6K in my heads with hi/low, and 4500K in my fogs both have slim ballasts. if you want a pic let me know.

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Here's a better idea: support our vendors. Retrosolutions has some really high quality HID's and they're having a 15% off sale today.


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Everyone I've seen who has bought a kit from here has been very satisfied.
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ebay, 37$ shipped and ive been running the same kit for 2.5 years, had the bulbs and ballasts in my old ranger


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I bought my headlights locally (around $100), ordered the fog lights off of EBAY (around $40) . I went with 6000K which is bright white with a little blue.

I bought the bi-xenon kit for the headlights that uses a mechanical highbeam. So it came with a separate harness that physically moves the filament of the bulb when you turn the highbeams on.

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ebay, 37$ shipped and ive been running the same kit for 2.5 years, had the bulbs and ballasts in my old ranger
Does this kit just fit in the stock light housing? Forgive my ignorance, I am trying to find some better lighting but don't know a lick about it.
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yeah, the bulbs replace your factory bulbs, then you hook up a ballast and wiring harness. Here is a typical Bi-Xenon setup:


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Looks simple enough. Thanks!
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