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Ok guys i want to put a hid kit on my 03 f250. well after lookin on the internet for hours im just as confused now as i was 3 weeks ago when i started. Have any of yall put a hid kit on your trucks and if so where did you get the kit and the pro/cons of it.
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I just put mine in last night. It isn't just right yet. But it was probably my fault.


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Heres a kit from one of our sponsors, you can get ahold of Raul heres his username to pm him ( Raul@stealthautomtive ) He can tell yuo all about and maybe get you a good deal on it. HID Conversion Kit Theres different light ranges too. For example 3k is yellow, 5k is bright white, 8k all the way up to 12k gets bluer. so i hope that helps you and good luck. o and one more thing when you turn them on the need to hit up and depending on wat bulb you got it goes thru the different color ranges as it hits up


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VVME.com the best out there for aftermarket HID kits. The least expensive, and I'm pretty sure that they strictly stick with Hella ballasts.
I got the 4300K kit (5000k some call it) which is OEM color with cars that have it from the factory. It's the brightest one, once you start veering from that color it starts to get slightly less bright, but still way brighter than any halogen.

The Kits are just under $100 shipped. They also sell replacement parts. When you buy the parts separately it's slightly less than the kit, but the wiring harness is not included which really makes things install easier and cleaner.

I actually ordered my kit through eBay from a wholesaler of vvme.com Here

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when you got yours from vvme did you loose your high beams?

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when you got yours from vvme did you loose your high beams?
BTW In Rauls kit you keep your high beams but they are not HID.


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the Bi-xenon kits are high and low beam in hid

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Cons...Hids take specially designed housings and not a single manufacture of Hids sells retrofit kits or recommends them. Light scatter is a big problem as the housing isn't designed to properly focus the light which causes oncomming drivers problems. This is why its illegal to retrofit hids into stock housings.

If someone would come out with housings designed for our trucks for Hids I'd get them in a instant.

Untill then the Best upgrade is Hella harness and a set of their 80/100w 4k Kelvin bulbs, won't bother oncoming drivers and fantastic light.
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The 9007 HID bulb kit that I used actually worked out quite nice. It has a good beam pattern because of the kits bulb placement adjuster, you can adjust how deep into the projector the bulb sits so that it matches the factory bulbs placement. My lights on the road look great, nice and bright with a good horizontal line that I adjusted downward very very slightly so that I wasn't blinding cars in the lane in front of me or on coming traffic.
They may not be as good as my Audi's projector or my BMW's.
I've considered retrofitting the A6/B5 Audi's angle eye hi/low projector into the factory projector. That projector is one of the best made, and inexpensive on eBay. It will just take a lot of man hours on the retrofit. What I have now is more than tolerable, considering how much better than stock it is.

HaroHunter: The bulbs are a High and Low beam bulb, it has a shroud around the bulb that is slid out of the way for the high beam and slid over the bulb partially to dim it and change the pattern for the low beam

Upgrading ANY vehicle from halogen to a HID type bulb is a must in my eyes. They make night driving a hell of a lot better.

Also a HID kit for fog/driving lights makes a pretty impressive improvement on top of the new headlights. In conjunction with THE FOG LIGHT MOD so they stay on with the high beams you can make it like daylight in front of you.

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Black on Tan Leather
4x4 CC Shortbed
2.5" Leveling Kit, 35" AT
Straight pipe and intake
Badge and Emblem delete
SCT X3

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1993 Jeep Wrangler

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