Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Appalachian mtns, SW Virginia
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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.
2003 F250XL 4WD 7.3L Crewcab LB (built Oct. 2002- one of the very last 7.3's!); Toreador Red; 6 speed, 3.73 LS; Camper package; Receiver hitch; Prodigy brake controller; Gauges: Pyro, Boost, Oil Press., Temp. switched to trans/oil/diff.; case vent mod; coolant filter; prepump Dahl filter/ separator with heater; prepump and in-tank mods; Tymar intake system feeding an ATS housing; Walker BTM; Magnefine trans and PS in-line filters; Ultraduty aluminum diff. cover; Hayden extra trans. cooler; Mobil 1 ATF in PS, trans and transfer case; aluminum running boards; Big Tex grille guard/ deer deflector; aluminum camper shell. Canoe hauler and camping truck extraordinaire. Don't want a hot-rod, just want to make it last forever!