I don't know about the rest of you, but if I had to pick one thing that has disappointed me about this truck it's the headlights (so far not much else). I just found them very lacking. Even the high beams were pretty weak, to the point where I couldn't even see much difference between the low and the highs.
Well, I decided I was going to fix that and after some research decided a HID retrofit was best to get really good light output without blinding other drivers.
The kit I bought was from The Retrofit Source.
I bought the Bi-Xenon FX-R Stage III kit here: Bi-xenon FX-R Stage III Kit - Complete Kits from The Retrofit Source LLC
I configured it with Morimoto 35w ballasts, 35w D2S 4300K bulbs, Gatling shrouds, and the H13 wire harness.
Some things about the kit, everything looked really well made. The wire harness was just a tad short. No matter how I tried I just couldn't get it to reach, but it's wasn't hard at all to splice a little extra length in it. The thing I really liked about the wire harness is that it's set up so you don't have to do any modification to the truck's stock wire harness. It just plugs in to what's already there.
In fact, I didn't do any permanent modification to the truck at all, except to the headlight housings. The ballasts and wire harness are all kept in place with automotive double side tape (the same kind that's used for car emblems), so I didn't have to drill anything. I was even able to plug the negative lead into an already existing bolt going to the frame.
Now about the install. At first I was planning to do the retrofit myself, but in the end I decided I didn't want to take the chance of screwing up the headlight housings, plus I just didn't have the time to do it, so I sent them to JB at Black Flame Customs here: BlackFlameCustoms : HID Projector Headlight Retrofits, Retrofit Service & Parts
JB did an excellent job. I was really happy with how they turned out. Not only that, but both Matt at TRS and JB at BFC were very helpful and I thought the customer service was outstanding. From the day I shipped my headlight housings to JB to the day I got them back took just 10 days and JB was in communication with me the whole time updating the shipments and progress. So, a big thumbs up to both of those guys.
Now, as to the performance I had it out last night for the first time and I can say there is a big difference from stock. This is what the headlight should have been from the beginning. In fact, I don't know why Ford didn't have a HID option on these trucks. Maybe they will add that next year?
Anyway, I'm sure what you all care most about are the pictures, so here are a few in the daylight. I've been too busy to take more, but I will try to get some night pictures tonight and update the thread with those soon.