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Old March 11th, 2013, 04:19 PM
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I'd be in for a group buy if there is a possibility in March 2013 since the post is 11/2012. OTOH how about these HID conversions - http://www.ebay.com/itm/H1-H3-H4-H7-...-/190810355017
IIRC, those HID conversions will not work without projector assemblies (i.e. they will not drop into non-HID lenses and work properly).

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I have no idea about any of this, but my lights are pretty dim. The fact that they are probably original to the truck certainly doesn't help, but I'd like something brighter.
I run Hella DOT with relays and my headlights are plenty bright. A big improvement on the stock bulbs without relays.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 05:17 PM
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Why not use the headlight assembly out of a 2006+ G wagon? G wagon update kits are on eBay for less than $400.
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There was a nice write up on Pirate 4x4 on the different LED headlights. I would personally be more inclined to retrofit HIDs than those funky looking projectors or LED's. I am very satisfied with e-codes and stock wattage bulbs.
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IIRC, those HID conversions will not work without projector assemblies (i.e. they will not drop into non-HID lenses and work properly).
They won't work properly even then. You need a complete HID assembly; bulb, housing, reflector, lens.

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I run Hella DOT with relays and my headlights are plenty bright. A big improvement on the stock bulbs without relays.
That's one of the most effective ways of getting better headlamps. Most bang for the buck.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-W46...a4386c&vxp=mtr

G500 light "update" kit bi zenon high and low beam.
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Very cool, but unfortunately I don't see them fitting in the wing with the spats in place
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We'll have an affordable option together for you guys end of next week hopefully.
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Interesting article on HID headlights:
http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...dvantages.html
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We'll have an affordable option together for you guys end of next week hopefully.
The next generation Trucklite LEDs have gotten good reviews, are DOT rated, and are reasonable at around $420 a pair online.
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I have been running a set of 4000 HIDs in the truck for about 3 hears now. The lower the number the less blue the lights are. They have served me well and I think I bought them from a local BMW shop for about $200 for high/lows. The fit an H4 headlight. I can see if I can get the part number if anyone wants it.
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The next generation Trucklite LEDs have gotten good reviews, are DOT rated, and are reasonable at around $420 a pair online.
$420 reasons why as much as I like the idea of LED headlights, I wont have them on my truck.
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I have been running a set of 4000 HIDs in the truck for about 3 hears now. The lower the number the less blue the lights are. They have served me well and I think I bought them from a local BMW shop for about $200 for high/lows. The fit an H4 headlight. I can see if I can get the part number if anyone wants it.
Yeah, I'd like to know as much about that as possible. Please post all info. Thanks, dnp

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Any new info on this application?
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Yeah, I'd like to know as much about that as possible. Please post all info. Thanks, dnp

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Any new info on this application?
We've got the parts here. The owner of the test vehicle hasn't been able to stop by for us to take pictures. Our option will be far less than $420 by the way.
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We've got the parts here. The owner of the test vehicle hasn't been able to stop by for us to take pictures. Our option will be far less than $420 by the way.
I'm interested. Please post all info as soon as it's available. Thanks.
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We've got the parts here. The owner of the test vehicle hasn't been able to stop by for us to take pictures. Our option will be far less than $420 by the way.
Awesome, standing by.

I know there are a bunch of tightwads on here and we all like a good deal but geez, good lights are kind of a critical, must have, are they not? Not like picking out new leather Puma seats..... .
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We've got the parts here. The owner of the test vehicle hasn't been able to stop by for us to take pictures. Our option will be far less than $420 by the way.
Any updates on the lights? I've got to upgrade my turn signals as well.
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