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post #1 of 22 Old 11-25-2012, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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upgrade to HID Xenon headlights ?

My old 2000 factory halogen headlights assemblies are a bit dull so I am investigating installing a set of the new "chrome" clear euro-look assemblies and doing a HID Xenon lamp/ballast upgrade.

Any of yall done that? I am thinking the performance would be great but that it might blind oncoming drivers.
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it will def be bright... i did the same thing onto my 03 superduty....
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Installing HID's in your stock housing is like driving around with your brights on. You can't focus a HID and you will blind everyone. Don't do it unless you get the correct housing.

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Try switching to the 2002 and newer housings. That alone made a big difference on my 1999. There is a post about them on here about doing it.
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Putting his kits in stock housings is a waste of time and money. Do it right and you'll have WAY better lighting and visibility at night. Do a HID retrofit. Check the link in my sig


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Yea, it really is a Huge mistake to just stuff HID bulbs in a stock housing. What you get, because they're designed for a shorter bulb and different focus, is a scattered mess that Is brighter, just not in a useful way. It's all right in front of you (doesn't "throw") and in everybody's eyes (you don't want to be that guy - do you? )
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In was just reading some threads about guys dumping their unreliable HID and ballasts and going with better bulbs http://powerstrokearmy.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=26709

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I was considering HID's as well, but I want wanted to see the difference with better bulbs first.
I got the Sylvania Silverstar Ultra's first. Noticed a huge difference in the lighting from factory bulbs.
Worst case if you don't like them - you're only out $40.
I'm still considering HID/Projector styles - but these are working fine for me right now.


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and it seems the correct housing would be that euro/clear chrome focusing type. They are so much brighter than the stock.
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