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Old 02-07-2014, 05:25 PM
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HID? LED? Definately not stock!

I am looking into getting some new headlights. I have been running the retro solutions kit for the past 2 years and now they are starting to act up a little. The pins are starting to corrode and the ballast screws are rusting out. When I got my plow installed the other day, they disconnected my HIDs. I figured if I had to go in to hook them back up, I might as well just replace them. So I started to look around and found LED headlights from VLEDs.com. They do not have a headlight bulb in our size, just a fog light. Does anyone run these or know anyone who does? Any feedback?

H11 5K CXA 2000LM | 1 PAIR - LED Headlights

I do not want to crack open my headlights to do a retrofit HID, so drop ins will have to work. What brands are people running? I was not thrilled with the Retro Solutions and heard horror stories about the DDM customer service.
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I was just thinking about this the other day, im done with hids, leds are the way of the future, id deff like to see those in action, only prob is we have h13 bulbs, not h11s

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I'm interested to see how LED headlights work...
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You'll never get the desired performance or the performance the hids or LEDs were designed for sticking the bulb in the stock halogen reflector. So if you don't want to open up your headlights then don't expect world changing differences when you pop a kit in your halogen reflectors. Not bein a dik, just sayin to expect that. Really tho, opening up your headlights isn't that hard, a simple hid projector retrofit with mini h1 projectors is a 3-4 hour job, and it's quality surpasses any drop in kits like retrosolutions.


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I just popped my hid kit in my headlamps and I saw a huge differance on how far I could see at night and how wide the peripheral was improved. So you will see a differance, not as good as with projectors but who wants bug eye looking headlights on a truck that wasn't designed around them anyways. Just my opinion on the apperance though.
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Do they make LED kits yet? That would be interesting to see
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I have led fog lights and didn't buy the headlight bulbs because everything I have read they say they are not very bright unless you have a projector lens . I do like the foglights being led though it gives a nice crisp light and not the annoying hid light


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I just popped my hid kit in my headlamps and I saw a huge differance on how far I could see at night and how wide the peripheral was improved. So you will see a differance, not as good as with projectors but who wants bug eye looking headlights on a truck that wasn't designed around them anyways. Just my opinion on the apperance though.

Yeah you'll see a difference but it's not even close to the level of running a true hid kit, as they were designed to be used in the first place. All the other truck makers offer true hid set ups except the superduty. What's even worse is seeing another person driving around with what they think is a good hid kit, don't be that guy! Makes me cringe seeing them blinding kits


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All I know is that I can see deer and elk on the side of the road way better with the white light as opposed to yellow and thats all I care about. I cant stand the look of those big bugg eyed looking recon type headlamps, just not in my cards jack
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All I know is that I can see deer and elk on the side of the road way better with the white light as opposed to yellow and thats all I care about. I cant stand the look of those big bugg eyed looking recon type headlamps, just not in my cards jack
The Recons wouldn't be bad if they didn't have those stupid LEDs and a maneragery of Projector and lights. I wish someone would finally just make a normal Harley style light with a single projector. Ordering a retro fit for $1200 is just a little insane for me. I am also nervous about cracking my lights open and putting those monsters in my oven. I don't want anything crazy just a single projector that does Bi-xenon.

On a separate note, I was looking at the Rigid D2 driving lights for my fogs along with their mount. After seeing the price, I was second guessing myself.I started looking at the BullyDog Led lights. Has anyone tried them?
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