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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone,
Lighting technology has come a long way since my truck was made in 2003 (so has electronics in general). I'm looking to replace my headlights, fog lights and rear lights with something that performs better.
Shopping around online I've found a few products. Before I take a stab in the dark and drop some money on a product, I thought I would seek current knowledge here.
Have any of y'all done this maintenance on your truck? I'm looking for advice/opinions on good products. Also, if you know of something that did not work well, I'd like to know about that too.

Thanks in advance,

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Until you get some good responses, you can use the magnifying glass in the upper right corner and search headlights. it is a popular topic.

I want sealed beam headlights

Brighter headlighs

Aftermarket LED headlights

What is your price range?


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I tried some 9007 replacement LED headlight "bulbs" by Lifetime LED in my 2008 Ranger in the stock headlight assemblies. I liked the brighter white color because they REALLY make deer stand out, and I do about 80% of my driving in the dark. They also spread a lot more light out to the sides of the road too; again, an advantage when you're trying to see the deer before they decide to commit suicide-by-truck. However, they seemed to lose some of the "reach" at long distance that the halogen bulbs provided.

I ended up taking them out of my Ranger because they were throwing a weird interference that messed up my TPMS system. Lifetime LED replaced them under warranty (even though I had asked for a refund) but I have not reinstalled them. I keep meaning to put them up for sale on one of the boards but have not done so yet. On my Ranger (and eventually on my Powerstroke) I rebuilt the headlight harness with heavier wire and used Philips Xtreme Vision bulbs, which made quite a difference over the factory setup.

If you can do with a little less distance to get more spread and a whiter color, something like this may be worth a try for you. Needless to say, the TPMS issue will not affect your truck. Maybe someone else will chime in with a better solution - I'm always looking for better light, but I sort of need the distance, too.

Good luck!

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I wouldn't recommend the led rear lights, because they caused my truck to burn fuses and burn out alternators.

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