F-150 Retrofits

Carolinaboy

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Well I have completed my retrofits. I didn't take the time I wanted to do a full write up & honestly I don't think I could've done a better write-up than his.

Here are some pictures of the process. Just random pics I took while working on the project. I would rate this a 5-6/10 for difficulty. There are a few things I would have done differently. But 100% glad I did it. Light output is great & it's nice knowing I am running HIDs and not blinding people

When you drive by a little civic or something the cutoff is perfect right at their windshield cowling. No Glare! :thumbs:

RETROFIT WRITE UP (THANKS powerz69)

I went with the FX-R projectors with the 5000k with Gaitling Gun shrouds (wish I went with Apollos....kind of) LINK


Somethings I would have done differently:

  • Not cheap Chinese lights. The OEM ones would have been worth the extra money honestly
  • NEVER EVER, trust Harbor Freight Dremel accessories. They are pure garbage
  • Take more time with the drilling/aligning
Pics:
Supplies
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Well worth the money!
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Mocking the projectors up
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Now you can see the need for sinking the shrouds down onto the projectors
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Mock Up
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LET THERE BE LIGHT
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Output down on one of our backroads (Shitty P&S camera don't do it nearly enough justice)
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(Brights) Output is outreal, literally can light up 4 lanes of traffic
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Lows
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Lows & Fogs (Halogen for now)
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Brights
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Lows you can see the sharp cutoff. Honestly my driverside light is slightly out of alignment
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Brights
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Just some Aesthetics shots:
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Let me know what y'all think. If anybody has any questions just let me know. I'll try and answer them the best I can. :tmc:
 
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Very nice upgrade! :thumbs:
 

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Nice!! :thumbs:

And I can also confirm that HF rotary tools (fake dremels) and their bits are pure garbage. I bought a tool with a bunch of bits and I literally just tossed it all in the trash can. I could remove more material with a goddamned nail file.
 

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Nice!! :thumbs:

And I can also confirm that HF rotary tools (fake dremels) and their bits are pure garbage. I bought a tool with a bunch of bits and I literally just tossed it all in the trash can. I could remove more material with a goddamned nail file.

:werd:

The sanding wheels suck, they last all of 5 secs. The collet wrench rounded off after one use :lol:
 

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