Headlight options?

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by 00Black, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. 00Black

    00Black New Member

    Hopefully a simple question. I have a 2000 3.0 and I want to replace the original headlights with something more powerful. What are my choices if I just want to change out the type of bulb? Am I restricted to the same type of light as the original? I don't want to change the assembly and get into hundreds of dollars. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2009
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  3. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Go to an auto parts store, check for super whites and ultra bright lights and see which will fit your truck, you may spend 40.00 but they are worth it
  4. flaresidexlt

    flaresidexlt officer meoff,jack

    ya i have the silver star ultras that are a much better choice then stock lights
  5. buggman

    buggman Do not touch the trim!

    Seems like stock bulbs are 55/65w (I could be mistaken) I don't think I would go with a higher wattage bulb, just to reduce the risk of melting the wiring.

    I've been using some "Xenon White" bulbs I got on evilBay a year or so ago, these are the blue tinted ones. They seem much brighter/whiter than my old bulbs, but they don't seem to be as bright right at dusk. In total darkness, they're great though.
    I'm pretty happy with them, especially since they were only about $12 a pair.

    Heard good things about the silver star ultras as far as light output goes, but if you read the back of the package (or online) they have a very short life expectancy which is a huge drawback on bulbs that cost $40+/- a set.
  6. whisky

    whisky New Member

    I have HID`s in my 2001 ranger. I`ve read all the negative comments about glare and running them in the stock housings but I dont really care. If you aim them down to where they are suppose to be there fine. I have`nt been flashed once and have had them for over 2 yrs. Its an option if you want something brighter and last alot longer then silverstars. HID come in 35w or 55w but the 35w are bright enough.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2011
  7. wvgranger

    wvgranger 1998 XLT Super

  8. YellowEyes89

    YellowEyes89 US Navy

    I swapped my stockers for the Silver Star Ultra's
  9. Stephen.G.Fiddes

    Stephen.G.Fiddes T-Bar Guru


    get the Raptor Slim kit. 35W. No need for the Hi-Lo kit.
  10. machine

    machine Banned

    Guys, are we really answering the OP's question, or just discussing bulbs to ourselves, seeing as the OP's question was asked over 15 months ago and he only had one post since then

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