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Come on ford ! We need better headlights

Why when I buy an $90,000 king ranch it still comes with outdated headlights? Gm and dodge have upgraded their lighting. Hell even a ford car that costs 1/3 of the king ranch has upgraded lighting ,jeez even a Kia or Hyundai has better headlights. I don't want to have to buy aftermarket headlights from crappy retailers like recon (overpriced Chinese crap that might last a year) or Chinese copies, or have to retrofit them myself. All are not OEM quality. Time to update the front look ford!

Check out dodge and gms headlights.


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How did you manage to spend $90,000 on a truck?
I'm pretty sure even the new 150s have projector hid lights from the factory. I'll have my LEDs in next week and it won't bother me anymore lol


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That's the going price of a loaded king ranch f350 here in Alberta, Canada.

The f150 projectors do look good but there output is not as good as they should be. I'm talking, GOOD projectors like Acura tl or tsx, Lexus rx330 or ls430, infinity fx45 or honda s2000's.

LEDs don't give as good of lighting as a proper hid projector headlight. Speaking for experience with owning two bmw m3's and a Lincoln SUV with Lexus ls430 projectors retrofitted in. This is a shot of my Lincoln headlights.
Crisp cutoff , and long distance and wide beam pattern. They have since been improved by 50% by upgrading from a 35w hid bulb to 55w bulb and ballast

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That's why I never visit my family in Ontario lol. I haven't really driven with LEDs on and seem the view from the cab. I definitely know how great the range and quality are, my challenger has them and they're awesome. I thought about doing the projector retrofit but I couldn't bring myself to bake my headlights and drill them, nor would I pay the $1,200 a local shop wants for just the low beam conversion.


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My opinion... based on experience with them on motorcycles:

LED's on your vehicle are great for being seen by others... not necessarily great for you being able to see other things better.

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Heres a pic of my Lincoln with the retro fitted projectors on the street. You can see how much better they light up the road than any other car. Rarely do I need my high beams on the highway

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Yea I was kinda disappointed that Ford didn't change up the lighting any on the 15's.. Maybe Ford will and just hasn't announced all the changes yet...

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No way I would pay 90,000 dollars for a ford truck, King Ranch or Harley Davidson..
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My opinion... based on experience with them on motorcycles:

LED's on your vehicle are great for being seen by others... not necessarily great for you being able to see other things better.
Exactly. Led's are hard to aim. So as low beam driving lights it's hard to point them where you want (the road) without blinding all oncoming traffic. A proper projector is the best way.
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Yea I was kinda disappointed that Ford didn't change up the lighting any on the 15's.. Maybe Ford will and just hasn't announced all the changes yet...
Same here but Maybe, I was an hour or two away of ordering a 2014 until I saw the 2015 king ranch released pictures and itch the new turbo etc etc . So I can wait another year. But I hope they do something in the meantime.

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Ford has the best trucks out there, im with you hopefully they take notes and do it.
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