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RetroShop headlights

I want to upgrade my 2006 F250 headlights ( non-sealed beam). Looking around it seems that there are basically two choices; upgrade bulb/convert to LED, or go the whole nine yards and get a replacement assembly from someone like RetroShop.

Before I spend that kind of money, I'd like to know if anyone has purchased these projectors and what has been their experience; i.e. fit, ease of installation, performance, durability, etc. I know that's a lot of money but the truck has been very reliable (after EGR delete and other mods) and is set up the way I want.
Many thanks for your time and reply's.
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I put upgraded LED's in mine last year. I went with the better style that basically puts the light in the same place and are intended to be used in the same housing as a Halogen bulb.. it's just a lot brighter now.

The problem with cheap LED's is they scatter the light all over the place.

The upgraded LED's made all the difference in the world. I can actually see now. I'm using the stock housing on my '07 King Ranch F350.

These are the ones I bought.

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I bought a set from RetroShop this past summer and I couldn't be happier. I didn't do anything crazy just the Harley housing with projectors for more of an oem look.

Fit - Like OEM for the housing. There are several places to mount the supporting hardware that are out of the way.
Ease of Installation - Plug and play minus the power wire going to a battery.
Performance - Awesome. At first I didn't aim them high enough but have since corrected that. Super sharp cutoff and tons of focused light. One big difference I noticed was in the light on the side of the road. I can see things in the ditch I never did before.
Durability - Great so far. I don't know what could break at this point.

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Bottom line for me is I wish I did them sooner. Expensive yes but these out perform our 2017 Explorer projectors by a long shot.
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Thanks for your time and response matman and d-lewis. I appreciate hearing from an owner of the RetroShop lights. I try to keep the ol'clatter truck upgraded with new stuff. Every time I get the urge not to keep the truck, I just price out a new one set up the way I've already got.
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Blindhog preach on! I can't bring myself to spend that much on a new truck. I'll take care of what I got and improve as I go.

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My only concern with Retro is they use aftermarket housings.
But their work seems solid.

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I put aftermarket housings with Hid low beams and LED highs in mine. I love the look and set up. I think HIDs have better light quality than LED's, but they need to "warm up" so they don't work so well with instant on of high beams.
The thing I don't like about this set up is that I have to take the housings out to adjust the aim. I also run 8k HIDs in the winter, because the bluish light cuts through rain and fog very well, then run the 6k's in the summer, because the white light is really nice.
Link to housings; https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-2005-...s/132541038859

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