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I need better lighting on my 02 X

I am looking at getting the best lighting I can in my X. I want to go with HID, but I know that it isn't smart to just go with one of the retro kits and not change the headlight assembly. So what I would like to know is has anyone changed the headlight assembly to the projector style and then added HID lights? I know of the legality of this so we don't need to go into that aspect. I would also like to know what you have done instead of HID and how much better was the light. Just so you know I live in a rural area and also travel 100+ miles a day to and from work. So I need good lights for dim and high beams. So any help here would be very helpful!!!!

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ive not seen any aftermarket projectors that looked good OR worked better.
If youre unwilling to mount lights on the bumper, Id recommend the
Hella FF's (in HID, NOT halogen) which are a near exact fit & simular in size
to the in bumper factory driving lights



other wise id suggest an LED Light Bar - make it a good one (they are IMPRESSIVE
but they are also pricey)....inmotion josh has a Rigid Industries 20" Led Light Bar on
his truck.


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Im happy w/ my extra lighting...and the ProComp's (in the middle) can be had for
less than 100 bucks each (iirc i paid 50 or 80 each).

the N-Fab light bar requires NO drilling and only cost about 50 bucks.



if youre interested in LESS lighting, and other ideas, you could mount some in
the bumper (the IPF's are GREAT lights - ive had em 10+ years).


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I switched mine to Sylvania ultras. A big difference. I have poeple flash me all the time thinking my high beams are on. Sucks for them to be so low. Did my head lights and fog lights for about $100.

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they could be flashing you because of the GLARE, not the direct beam.
a lot of these high colored temp <hid wannabe> bulbs product a tremendous and
dangerous amount of glare <not beam light>.

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they could be flashing you because of the GLARE, not the direct beam.
a lot of these high colored temp <hid wannabe> bulbs product a tremendous and
dangerous amount of glare <not beam light>.

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I also did the ultras in my fog and headlight assym. the adjustment was way off for the lights so once I fixed that they shine where they should they are much brighter than what was in it, I never get flashed (either way) I have driven in the beam of the lights in a different car and mine are bright but not overwhelming And they look way better. I think the ones I took out were the factory bulbs so just new bulbs made a huge difference, Dose your X have the diffused beam or is it just the two piece clear lens similar to your pick up?
The next thing I am going to do is ground the green and black wire in the cab harness (with the horse shoe clip) so the Fog lights stay on with the high beams.
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My X has the clear lens, two piece assembly. The lens is starting to fade at the top but not in the direct view of the bulb. I like the idea of a light bar with the extra lights. THe LED bar you are talking about, will that put out usable light for driving? I thought those where just for looks?

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Are these the sylvania ultra headlight bulbs?

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