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Old 03-27-2011, 07:52 AM
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Options for headlights

On my 00 Ex, my headlight assemblies are the old yellowish color and light the road horribly.

I used the McGuires headlight refurbish kit and very little help.

What are a coupld choice that are recommended for my truck?

I don't want to go hog wild with crazy add-ons or some wacky techno look (I don't mind a sharp new style, just not crazy). I am looking for a headlight assembly that will light the road nicely, and not blind the oncoming drivers.

If you have purchased a set from Ebay or somewhere else and like them, let me know the type etc...

Thanks in advance,
Mike
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Mike the 05 fron conversion is the most popular and easy to do..my trucks an 03 with front 05 conversion and rear 2010 conversion..

Or find some stock lamps off an 02-03..
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Mike the 05 fron conversion is the most popular and easy to do..my trucks an 03 with front 05 conversion and rear 2010 conversion..

Or find some stock lamps off an 02-03..
Wonderful write up on intake systems !

Do you have a write up on this? I am not sure I grasp what you are referring to. I am thinking it is using 05 headlights with a conversion kit. Where do I get the conversion kit from?

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Hey, if you look under exterior in the 7.3 section and at the top theres tonnes of writeups. there called sticky's.

The 05 headlights fit in our grilles with minor modifications. the rest bolts right in place..ford never changed these trucks, or you buy an 05-07 header panel and everything bolts on with no modification.
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05-07 CONVERSION instructions. ( here )
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My friend and I both put 05 headlights in our 2000 trucks, Very easy to do, I hot my lights off of ebay for $116 and used the Boss snowplow wiring connectors.
Before


After

Much better, Didnt take much to improve the trucks looks



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Here's a writeup I did on Headlights a while back that shows the different styles and light output. Head to Head Headlights
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05 harley davidson headlights the kit and instructions sold on amazon at a great price, made my e99 look better than my dads 05 lol
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I'm a big fan of the '05-'07 lights, I've put them in both my trucks... the ones for the red truck cost me $140 for the lights (with bulbs and shipping) and the relay conversion harness from GOS Racing was about $90. Cutting the headder panel was much easier the second time around, took about 3 hours to install the first set on the yellow truck a few years ago, took half that this time, on the red truck... need to update my picture in my sig now!!!
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Here's a writeup I did on Headlights a while back that shows the different styles and light output. Head to Head Headlights
Whew, a lot of reading !

It looks like I have to pull and replace the bumper and grill off to do this 05 conversion ?

Hmmm, I am not sure if I want to get this involved. Maybe I will just use an 02 -04 setup. I saw on one post where someone used HIDs in a reflector and lit up nice and clean.

Mike
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