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HID ???s

thinking about going with retro solutions HIDs. i have the clear 03-04 style lights, don't know if i should stay with these or do 05 lights. i am happy with the look but have read that HIDs don't work well in them. i am lost in lighting so am help is great. also, do i need to upgrade the harness?

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Go down a few places to the "Exterior Discussion Forum", there are Lots of threads about this.

IMHO, putting those Big Long HID bulbs in ANY stock housing yields poor results because they just aren't designed to properly reflect light from the bulbs new location. You end up just blinding oncoming drivers without throwing useful light (Brighter sure, but mostly scattered in front of the truck)
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If you want the best performance..we now have true projection hids kits with Housings...PM me if I can help.

New True projection hid kits.

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Go down a few places to the "Exterior Discussion Forum", there are Lots of threads about this.

IMHO, putting those Big Long HID bulbs in ANY stock housing yields poor results because they just aren't designed to properly reflect light from the bulbs new location. You end up just blinding oncoming drivers without throwing useful light (Brighter sure, but mostly scattered in front of the truck)
what housings do i use then? retro said most aftermarket housings are junk

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You can't use a hid bulb in any housng and get good results..you have to use a Hid projection unit....not a projection housing like whats on ebay..not made for Hids.
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Exactly, if you ask any of those suppliers that sell those projection "type" headlights if you can put HID bulbs in they'll tell you "Sure, no problem" but when you ask for a written guaranty that states HID bulbs will not damage their headlights the answer will be "Sorry we can't warranty our headlights for that."

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Yea, well, I bought cheap eBay projectors and peeled the "Not For HIDs" sticker off the housings and Never Looked Back

Haven't had any trouble, I'm sure "True HID" projectors would be better but, seems to be working fine for me!

To the OP, Again, look in the appropriate forum for Much more on this...
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