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HID, Bi-Xenon, and Projector

Since it is almost Black Friday/Cyber Monday I was thinking in investing in some new headlights. I did have some Cheap eBay lights and ballasts on my last truck, but I want something better. I could have used a flash light and shined farther/brighter than they were. What does everyone use and where to they buy at? I was looking at the ones from and they seem reasonable with the price at 40% off. Whats everyone's thoughts?

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No PNP HID kits. Do it properly with parts from TRS, you will not be disappointed.



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The retrofit source. I too will only deal with them, I bought all my parts from them for my hid projector retrofit I did on my 6.4HID, Bi-Xenon, and Projector-imageuploadedbyautoguide1385445559.122920.jpgHID, Bi-Xenon, and Projector-imageuploadedbyautoguide1385445575.853906.jpg


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Oh I forgot to add, if your wanting hids and your plan is to install them in your stock reflector headlights then you need to do some further research and understand HID's, they're not and were never designed to be used in a halogen reflector. Read my link in my sig for my write up on how my hid projector retrofit. Pm me with any questions. Cary at ct performance, site vendor, offers this service. Or you can do it urself in a Saturday.


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Check these guys out. Excellent customer service and theyre site sponsors custom HID conversions, HID kits, LED, CCFL specialists - retrosolutions

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Do a retrofit or have someone do it for you. The difference between halogens and a proper HID projector system is literally a night and day difference. HIDs in reflector housings look trashy imo

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Ok, I was looking into painting the molding in my headlights anyways to match the truck, but no one has ever done a guide on putting them back together. That's the part that I'm worried about. would you just heat it back up in the over without using anything to hold it together?

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Ok, I was looking into painting the molding in my headlights anyways to match the truck, but no one has ever done a guide on putting them back together. That's the part that I'm worried about. would you just heat it back up in the over without using anything to hold it together?
You use butyl tape, stretch it and insert it into the channel, strap the lens and headlight housing so it's snug and hear in the oven. Iirc heat at 220 for 10 minutes.


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You use butyl tape, stretch it and insert it into the channel, strap the lens and headlight housing so it's snug and hear in the oven. Iirc heat at 220 for 10 minutes.


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I used some big c clamps that you would use for wood working, 3 of em on each light. I would bake them then just squeeze with my hands as much as I could. Then I would let them cool and redo it using the clamps to hold them down. Has held up through lots of rain and snow and so far no leaks or condensation.

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