HID kit + glare = find a solution

mblouir

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I'm leaving for FL for a week on Saturday. I'll play with them down there and see what I can come up with. Still worth a shot. :thumbs:



Us F150 guys are just blessed with terrible reflectors.


yep... you got any idea what a retro fit would cost to get done?
To get someone else to do it would run anywhere from a few hundred into the thousands (for really high quality). I believe the guy at F150Online that got his done paid about $300. Don't quote me on that, though. Steve is getting his done soon by the same guy. Maybe he could shed some light on the cost.

But they look soooo good. Here's the link:
http://www.f150online.com/forums/2004-2008-f-150/412269-check-out-my-new-lights.html

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Do it yourself :)

It's easier than it sounds, you just need to be handy with a dremel and JB weld :lol:

You can do it yourself for about $120 worth of parts + a D2S HID kit (though, I highly recommend OEM bulbs...)
I may just try that. I love me some JB weld. :lol:

Happen to have any good links on hand for a DIY solution? I've seen a few youtube videos (I think I actually posted them here not too long ago). I would love to do this myself because I'd like to change a few things from what the guy above had done (like black out the OEM reflector for instance).
 

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Oh well, good try Matt!

yep... you got any idea what a retro fit would cost to get done?

To get someone else to do it would run anywhere from a few hundred into the thousands (for really high quality). I believe the guy at F150Online that got his done paid about $300. Don't quote me on that, though. Steve is getting his done soon by the same guy. Maybe he could shed some light on the cost.

But they look soooo good. Here's the link:
http://www.f150online.com/forums/2004-2008-f-150/412269-check-out-my-new-lights.html

If dude only paid $300 he must know the guy or something. On the quote I got the retrofit starts at $400, with additional fees for blackouts, larger projectors (3" vs 2.5"), additional CCFLs, Devil Eyes, smoked reflectors, return shipping, etc.

Looking at his posts I see he said the projectors cost about $240 for the set, is that what you were thinking of Matt?
 
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Yeah I misread what he said. I thought that seemed low (and for some reason remembered before that he said around $600). Good catch.
 

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well different make and model, do you think this glare is bad???

about 5'

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about 15'

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what do you guys think...

I dont think its that bad, :dunno:
 

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The glare doesn't look as bad, but they look bright as mine did judging by your sig. If you want to judge whether or not they are bad for other drivers, get eye level with the headlight and slightly off to the side. That's what cars will see at night. If you wouldn't want to see that yourself, I'd say don't run them. It's exactly why I took mine out. While the glare was gone, I'd be very pissed off to see headlights that bright at night.
 

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hmmmm maybe sometime I will have wifie drive the truck towards me while I am in the TB


It won't be as bad on yours because your reflector is low beam only.

The F150 (and any 2 headlamp system) have a problem with the HID's also lighting up part of the highbeam reflector.
 

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