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Old 05-06-2010, 12:23 PM
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Do the cheaper lights seem good enough quality to last a while?I was skeptical about using them.
Well, when I took the headlight out of the box I thought they were light weight, which concerned me. Then I removed the original lights from the truck and realized that they were equally light weight. Looking at both old and new together I don't see any difference in quality or functionality. In reality, the marker light assemblies are simply bulb holders. So are the headlights, but they also have to do a good job of focusing the light beam. The new ones seem to do that just fine when I was adjusting them on my garage door. I will get the truck out at night this weekend and see how they "light up the night" and report back.
 
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Please do report back on how well focused the new housings are! Some of the "cheap" reflectors I've checked had pretty lousy patterns, while a couple were actually better than stock.

Keep in mind the new lights will appear and actually be brighter because the new bulb will be brighter. All incandescent bulbs dim over time as burned off tungsten accumulates inside the capsule.
 
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:06 PM
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Well I finally got a chance to drive my truck at night. I have to say that the light output is very nice. I can't really compare it to the stock lights because they were so poor. The new lights really light things up, even with regular halogen bulbs. If any of you are thinking of doing this update, I highly recommend it. The truck looks much better and you can SEE at night.

Check out my other thread about driving lights to see how I really light things up!
 
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Nice job on the write up and pictures! Now there is something else I need to add to the list for my 10 year old truck.
 
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NICE WRITEUP...with PICS!!!
I was looking for a post to figure out how to get to my parking light.
Forget the parking light...I'm doing an UPGRADE!
 
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Nice writeup and pics! Could I ask what the model # is on your Hella fog lights?
Thanks, Don
 
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Nice writeup and pics! Could I ask what the model # is on your Hella fog lights?
Thanks, Don

They are Model FF75. I have a separate write-up on installing those and they run off my high beam switch.
 
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Post the link Pigdaddy...don't make my lazy a$$ search.
 
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THANK YOU BIG DADDY!!

I bought my husband new light assemblies for his birthday to spruce up his 2000 Ford SD - and I wanted to replace them as part of the surprise. I had NO IDEA it was that detailed of a process. There's no way it would have EVER been done with out your frame by frame instructions. You are amazing and words can't express the gratitude for your time and effort. Thank you again!
 
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Nice write up, going to be doing this to my truck tomorrow. The 2000 headlights suck, I have been driving for over a year on my high beams and have never been flashed, time to upgrade!
 
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Thanks BigPigDaddy! Definitely will add to the list of things to-do!
 
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Did you buy amber bulbs for the corner bulb( parking) and for turn signal bulb?
 
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<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="6" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td class="alt2">BigPigDaddy, it has been several years since you posted this. How was the quality of those headlights? How well have they held up? I was just looking into doing this mod on my truck when this post popped up yesterday. I have found this style headlight from anywhere from like $20 to $150 a piece. I looked on RockAuto yesterday the ones from them are like only a dollar more then what you have posted.

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Old thread but great info, I had planned on getting these for my dads 01 for Christmas, he has always complained about poor light output.
 
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Thanks for bumping this one Trap_Shooter! This is exactly what I've been wanting to do. I even found a Chrome and black grill. To those who have done the 05 swap, I admire that, but not really at a good place to do that just yet. These hopefully will vastly improve my night vision.

Thanks again PigDaddy for the awesome writeup.
 

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