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Old 03-28-2017, 01:50 PM
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I now have 05-07 style with retrofit projectors, the difference is night & day, you see what I did there!
Dan needs more information on THAT!!!
 
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Dan needs more information on THAT!!!
I had the lights built by someone who had a thread on here a couple of years back, using Morimoto units from retrosource, I can't remember the username but I won't recommend them as although the build quality is good, it took a long time, much longer than promised. If I wanted another set I would build them myself.


 
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I just installed Trucklites in mine. $329 for BOTH lights.

If your truck has the sealed beam style lights these are simply plug and play. If you had the upgraded acrylic lights that took a bulb it's a little bit more work.
 
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Not really into the halo look, here's a picture of what the truck looks like with them installed.
 
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I put in 02-04 style headlight housing and Sylvania zxe bulbs in my 01. I then aimed them and have been good ever since. I am very happy with them.
 
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I put in 02-04 style headlight housing and Sylvania zxe bulbs in my 01. I then aimed them and have been good ever since. I am very happy with them.
I guess I missing something...

Is the 02-04 a direct bolt into the 01 truck? Or are there mods that need to be done to make them fit and mount correctly?
 
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I guess I missing something...

Is the 02-04 a direct bolt into the 01 truck? Or are there mods that need to be done to make them fit and mount correctly?
Could not be easier..direct fit.
 
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I was going to ask a question related to this thread. Do the 2003 lenses fit the 1999 or is their a slight body change? You can get new 2003 lenses off of Rockauto for $24 a piece and they are the newer clear style. That was going to be my route, but wasn't sure they were exactly the same?
 
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I put in 02-04 style headlight housing and Sylvania zxe bulbs in my 01. I then aimed them and have been good ever since. I am very happy with them.
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I was going to ask a question related to this thread. Do the 2003 lenses fit the 1999 or is their a slight body change? You can get new 2003 lenses off of Rockauto for $24 a piece and they are the newer clear style. That was going to be my route, but wasn't sure they were exactly the same?

Wow, very reasonable. I'm wondering how long they will last before fogging up?

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EWow, very reasonable. I'm wondering how long they will last before fogging up?

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Yeah, but will they even fit? I put some of the lenses for an OBS on my truck and they were still clear a year later. Not bad for less than 30 bucks.
 
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I was going to ask a question related to this thread. Do the 2003 lenses fit the 1999 or is their a slight body change? You can get new 2003 lenses off of Rockauto for $24 a piece and they are the newer clear style. That was going to be my route, but wasn't sure they were exactly the same?
'99-'04 will fit with no alterations other than connectors
'05-'07 will fit with alterations to the header panel or swapping the header panel to an '05-'07 panel (a better option)
 
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As mentioned above, they were a direct fit, removed the old, stuck in the new. No changing anything. I have had them for a year and a half and they are still as clear as when I put them in. I believe I bought my housings from 1aAuto. The bulbs I bought from O'Reilly's, as I was working there at the time and got a good discount on them. Amazon would be the place to get them from now probably as they seem to have the best price.

I also have an 05 that I put the zxe bulbs in and the 05 and 01 have very comparable low beams, both excellent in my opinion. The 05 does have better high beams though. I think the reflectors on the 05 were better designed.

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Great help here guys! Thanks for your input and suggestions.
 
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I've done a lot of research about HID's, LED's & Halogen's as well, and I believe this to be the best upgrade out there for out trucks where lighting is concerned. I recently had a conversation with another member that did this exact upgrade. It's by a company called TRS and it's a Projector HID install Kit with in the factory headlamp bucket, and the lighting is incredible. I personally did the SpecD Projector Headlamp replacement w HID's in the lo beam and Halogens in the HI beam. My light's are ok, but the light that is emitted from this other members TRS kit is truly amazing. I'll see if I can find the thread and post it up so you can see what i'm talking about. There's some work involved to doing a TRS Projector install, but it's well worth it. I'll post these up as I find them.
https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...rsal-kits.html
 
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Here's the thread along with pictures of his truck with the TRS Projectors kit installed on his truck. Post #202 and the member is LaxPlaya21
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/8...l#post17055121
On Edit: Here's is what it takes to do the install. It's a little involved, but most of us here could do this quite easily, and if I had it to do all over again, I would do it this way. I know, some of you are gonna look at the price of these kit's and say that's jut crazy, and come up with cheaper ways to get good lighting on your truck. That's fine, this isn't for everyone. Me personally, I like to have great lights on my truck, and I'm not one that cares about the price tag to get what I want, but that's just me.. Anyhow here's the video of the install.
 
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