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I have a 2005 F150... how do I know which HID conversion kit to get? They have slim balast and full and bi-xenon... What is all of this?


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LilBit - Check out the link below and give them a call/email. Their phone number - top right of the home page - click the link to send an email.

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LilBit - Check out the link below and give them a call/email. Their phone number - top right of the home page - click the link to send an email.

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I had a ballast go out on my truck about a month ago, think ill give them a call. cant find anybody local that are any help

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Skateboard - The link was in a FTC thread posted by Ted C .

But I have called them and they seemed straight up and knowledgeable. The person I spoke with was really helpful. Of course he wanted to make a sale but he seemed to care more about making sure I understood what it was that I needed and seperated that from what I wanted.



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Its hard to believe - but I bought these in july of 2009 and they are still running strong. I did have one small problem with them this winter - it was my first winter in Florida and the fuse on the wiring harness had popped out of the casing from all the temperature swings.

Ballasts are going to need to be mounted in your truck somwhere - close to the actual headlights. they are little boxes - around 4"x5x1" (slim will probably be 3/4").

I went and bought all new housings for the HIDs - I'm running anzo projectors. The plastic that covers the headlights is starting to haze from living in Florida and the heat and constant sun. So you might want to go with the smoked housings.

So if your looking to put HIDs in your stock housings (which isn't reccomended - you'll definitely be blinding people) - you'd just get a kit that replaces your stock bulb. If your using a replacement housing - find out what bulb that takes - and get that kit.

Depending on your housings - a bi-xenon means it's two lights - a high beam and a low beam. If you have a separate light for high beam in your current housing - I would leave it as stock. HIDs do not react well to quick on's and off's. I haven't turned on my high beams in years.

Finally - get the wiring harness. I've burned out ballasts (not really burned them - they just went bad) by trying to wire up the HIDs to the stock wires. They are not beefy enough to take on the load requiements of the ballasts/HIDs.
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Okey dokey, thank you :)


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