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So, about 6 months ago I upgraded my headlights with some smoked headlights I purcahsed off ebay. I thought they would be lightly smoked but these are dark smoked. Now, I drive around at night with my brights on barely able to see. I have the really bright light bulbs in there too. Forgot the exact brand. What is everyone suggestion to get the brightest lights possible. I need to change my headlights (obviously), does anyone recommend a place to buy them from? What are my option for brighter lights?
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I just put a set of 9007 hid headlights in my 96 PSD. They are 8000k 55w with high and low beams and let me tell you they are brighter than hell. I would do that but its your call.
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Get rid of the smoked lense? Seems like the obvious answer.

HID's aren't really HIDs unless you get rid of the reflector housing and switch to a projector housing. Of all of the "HID" kits out there I've seen for these trucks only one of them changes the housing and I can't recall whose it is.
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Anyone know of a HID kit that includes the projectors?
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We have true Projection Hids that will not blind on coming trafic like the retrofit kits all do.

True Projection Hids

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First thing I did with my new 97 truck when I got it was to clean the headlamps and change them. I put in Sylvania Silverstars and the improvement is 1000%
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How much are the kits and how hard are they to change over....

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We have true Projection Hids that will not blind on coming trafic like the retrofit kits all do.

True Projection Hids

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The first thing that comes to mind is that both smoked headlight covers and retro-fit non DOT approved HID bulbs in housings not designed for them are illegal, so you probably shouldn't do that unless you are a criminal. I've been so blinded by some of those retrofit kits that I've been tempted to turn around, follow the truck and fix the headlights with a hammer. True street legal retrofit kits are a different matter - but trucks vary the headlight aim so much with different loads that overly bright headlights can always be a safety risk for on-coming drivers.

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