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post #1 of 21 Old 03-14-2012, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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whats a good aftermarket headlight???

looking for a aftermarket hid headlight for my f250.

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Like an entire headlight or HID bulbs?

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well originally whole headlight but now im looking for the best hid for a stock headlight. i want my fog lights hid also. im looking to just make my lights alot brighter up front hi and lo beams

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Lots of people on here are running Retro-Solution's HIDs and seem to like them. Believe that the LED/aftermarket lights currently on the market are only offered with projector lenses. However, looks like Recon's headlights can be upfitted with their HID kit. Nothing like buying new headlights for a few hundred then spending a few hundred more to add HIDs.

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Definately stay away from those projector lenses. I just sent a pair of them back to the seller. They suck IMO. I bought them and they look really cool, but at night the spread on the light is horrible. I added the 55w HID kit (6000k) and you could barely tell the lights were on. Stick with your stock setup for the lenses and go with 55w HID bulbs to be super bright. I suggest you use 6000k if you want a hint of blue and you want them really bright. The higher temperature you go, the less output you get. Stick with 35W bulbs for the fog lights or you could melt the housing. I just added some 6000k 35w HID bulbs to my fog lights and they are bright as hell!

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55w 5000k put out more lumens, but they don't have the blue hue. I wasn't a fan of the blue when I had 6k in my old car so I went to 5000k and liked them. It's all up to your preference though. If you decide to go with just the bulbs, go with Retro. I had DDMtuning in my car and they worked fine, but when I bought some for my truck they were finicky.

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Best way to do hid's is to do a true hid set up - retrofit a real hid set up with projectors. I was almost finished with my retrofit till my 05 was stolen. Now I have the 08 and I'll be doing the retrofit on those as well soon as I can find a good oem set of headlights. I have a thread in the 6.0 electronics section.

A retrofit is the best way to do an hid set up. Check out www.hidplanet.com. It can easily be done over the weekend.


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Damn that's alot of work, but probably worth it in the end. I guess you could always buy the cheap eBay projectors since they are pretty much fit for projectors and retrofit some better lenses in there.

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See, I tried putting a 5000k 55W HID kit in my stock housings and it was horrible. Granted, I bought a bi-xenon kit. Low beams were marginal, but high beams were absolutely terrible. Scattered the light all over the place. They would illuminate road signs a mile away but you couldn't clearly see what was directly in front of you. Love my HID fogs, but the headlights went back to halogen. I'm assuming I need a different housing as well, just don't feel the need to drop hundreds of dollars on that when my halogen headlights work pretty dang well.
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