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Old 12-21-2013, 04:00 PM
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-Best Fog and Best Headlights?

Hi all,

I'm scouring through numerous websites and am trying to find where to buy the best fog lights and headlights for our 2005 F250 Harley

I'm open to suggestions of either OEM or not...

thanks in advance!
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:25 PM
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Keep the factory headights, the aftermarket ones look like crap (projectors, halos, LED's, etc.). You can if you want get clear-cornered HD headlights instead of amber corner. For fog lights I ended up getting ones that have yellow lenses. They come in clear, yellow, or smoked. I went with yellow because I wanted actual fog lights, not just driving lights. The cheap ones on eBay fit perfect, I think I paid 35 bucks with shipping for them. The thing about these trucks is that the lighting and such is all pretty simple and not high quality to keep the cost of replacing them down.
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are you talking about just the bulbs or the whole housing? If it's just bulbs, try out the PIAA extreme whites. I put 'em in my truck last year and won't buy anything else anymore.

Stock housings, stock bulbs.


Stock housings, PIAA bulbs
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are you talking about just the bulbs or the whole housing? If it's just bulbs, try out the PIAA extreme whites. I put 'em in my truck last year and won't buy anything else anymore.

With the PIAA's, just make sure to keep an eye on your headlight plugs and wiring!
They have been known to melt due to the small size factory wiring and the higher wattage PIAA bulbs.
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^^^also a good point and one I've kept track of, but haven't had any problems yet....knock on wood
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Upgrade to HID's and dont look back.
I recently changed over to HIDs from DDM Tuning.
55w, 10k, slim ballasts.
Kit comes packaged extremely well, took about an hour to install.
Costs about $160 depending on what options you pick.

I have these in Harley housings, with the clear markers, and orange LED 3157 bulbs.
That teamed up with my CREE Offroad fog lights (6 led's per light), makes it daytime!
I have the same versions on the rear for back ups, but just the 4 led units (still makes it bright as hell).

One thing to point out, make sure all of these lights are adjusted correctly otherwise you blind the crap out of people.
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Not sure if you got this figured out yet or not, does your truck not have the factory foglights?

If it were me I'd keep the factory headlight housings and replace them with a new bulb like a PIAA extreme white or an LED bulb like what LifetimeLED has. I have HID's now and am planning on changing to the LED's in the headlights.

If you have factory fogs you can replace those bulbs with the same type of light from PIAA so they match. If you want more light, or amber fog you can add a small 10" LED light bar in between the factory fogs. If you're like me I drive everywhere at night with the headlights and the factory fogs on. If its foggy I can simply turn off the factory fogs and flip the amber LED bar on:

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Upgrade to HID's and dont look back.
I recently changed over to HIDs from DDM Tuning.
55w, 10k, slim ballasts.
Kit comes packaged extremely well, took about an hour to install.
Costs about $160 depending on what options you pick.

I have these in Harley housings, with the clear markers, and orange LED 3157 bulbs.
That teamed up with my CREE Offroad fog lights (6 led's per light), makes it daytime!
I have the same versions on the rear for back ups, but just the 4 led units (still makes it bright as hell).

One thing to point out, make sure all of these lights are adjusted correctly otherwise you blind the crap out of people.
Do you have any photos of this set up? Thinking of something similar. Need LED spots in the rear for when hooking up the horse trailer at night or early morning.

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I also upgraded to 55W HID's. I bought mine from Retro Solutions. With their DIESEL discount code you can get them for $150 right not. Very nice kit, ridiculousy bright. I wouldnt mess with different housing and crap. Good Luck!!
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