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Old 09-04-2010, 07:56 AM   #1
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Headlights again

(yes i did read the other posts ladies

Folks
i have a 2001 Ford E350 SMB

due to global warming, the ozone layer
bad public works and Obamanomics
i dont see as well at night, it has nothing to do with the number of birthdays i have had

on the other posts there is mention of silverstars
hid kits, rewiring blah blah blah

I wanna pop out the exisitng unit and pop in
something that really works
i am ok with cost, new wire harness etc

also the holes in my aluminess need to be filled with something
STREET legal with something other than romantic lighting

i cant believe my only options are ebay parts with no intructions in english

Need:
reccomendations to replace headlights
reccomendations for street legal in California auxillary lights

???'s
do i just pop in a new bulb?
if so, which one?
blue, white??
aux lights, are they worth it?

links?
model numbers?
first hand experiance?

thanx in advance

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Old 09-05-2010, 08:36 AM   #2
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Re: Headlights again

I was also a bit underwhelmed by the stock headlights on my E-350 and after 4 years put in a pair of these:

http://www.lighting.philips.com/us_en/a ... d=&lang=en

Headlight opinions are like motor oil opinions.....quite diverse and a confusing mixture of opinion and fact. These Phillips bulbs had a large number of supporters.

So far, they are a noticeable improvement, but much more so on the normal setting. I'm not wild about the high beam setting. I'm not getting flashed by oncoming traffic so the level adjustment and brightness are OK.

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Old 09-05-2010, 10:24 AM   #3
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Re: Headlights again

Posted this here and expo forum

have suggested:

replacement bulbs plug and play

replacement bulbs with new ballast

replacement bulbs w/ new ballast and new wire

now we have the added clear lens

also there is a consultant that is gonna spec out a system

me thinks:
new lens
new hd wire
ballast
and some bulb choice

will advise

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Old 09-05-2010, 10:29 AM   #4
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Re: Headlights again

here are other sources feed back:

http://www.mod-express.com/category_s/32.htm

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/

i poked around abit and Danny Boy just might be The Man when
it comes to lighting

time will tell

i am pretty clear i need new lenses, bulbs, something w/ ballast
and a HD wiring harness
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:45 PM   #5
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Re: Headlights again

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Originally Posted by billwilson
here are other sources feed back:

http://www.mod-express.com/category_s/32.htm

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/

i poked around abit and Danny Boy just might be The Man when
it comes to lighting

time will tell

i am pretty clear i need new lenses, bulbs, something w/ ballast
and a HD wiring harness
Why not just try new bulbs first and then see how you like outcome? Sure a LOT cheaper than everything listed above and much easier too.
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:58 PM   #6
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Re: Headlights again

good idea, however i am striving to get max light

obvious my lenses are yellowed


also, a 1/2 day project is cool
except time is the one thing that
i am in very short supply of

taking the rig in for maintance
and will have it all installed
not being frivolus w/ $$$
just the time it would take me to do it
i would rather work, make $$, and the down time
go camping instead of working on rig

my two satang
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:08 PM   #7
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Re: Headlights again

Silverstar bulbs in the stock lens is a good upgrade.

Dual-mode HIDs in the clear Euro lens is the best. That's what I have now. I also have a pair of driving lights in the bumper, and 2 pairs of long-range lights, which are switched with my highbeams (in addition to the dash rocker switch). When the long range lights come on, the driving lights shut off, to save amps since they don't add anything when the long range lights are on.

The HIDs combined with the long range lights give me about a quarter miles of excellent visibility. But, the long range lights would not be legal in CA.

And a pair of foglights.

The driving lights have a blue lens so the light color matches the HIDs (but mostly because they fit well... most 4" lights don't mount up in the Buckstop as nicely).

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Sorry CarringB, but in Ca that just screams "pull me over". Looks cool though.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:41 PM   #9
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Re: Headlights again

Looks like this

new glass headlamps instead of plastic
new bulbs
HD wiring harness
metal rims around new glass headlamps that replace the plastic

about $300

will post pics

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Re: Headlights again

also post sources and a review if possible. I am interested in this upgrade.
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