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Discussion in 'Modified 1991-1994 Explorers' started by stew17, January 1, 2012.

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  1. stew17

    stew17 New Member

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    I need brighter headlights, is HID the way to go? and what's a good online place to buy from? Will newer, brighter headlights add any strain to the battery?

    Thanks
     
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  3. FIND

    FIND Well-Known Member

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    Why do you need brighter headlights? PNP HID kits are the opposite direction you want to go. Newer headlights won't add to battery strain.
     
  4. Jason94sport

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    Your better off adding a aux set of lights. Mount them to the bumper.
     
  5. jd4242

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    You can use the newer 9007 bulb and it will be brighter.search brighter headlights on a first gen.you can also get diamond cut clear housing and that will help.hid in a stock housing are illegal and blind everyone.
     
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    Listen to jd. 9007 bulbs. All you really have to do is cut 2 little tabs out of the headlight and move a few wires in the headlight bulb plugs.
     
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    The other thing to do is some minor wire work and use a relay to trip the low beams into remaining on when the high beams are in use. Did it on mine and can't complain. I believe there's a rite up on it around here somewhere.
     
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    9007's in diamond cuts is one of the better mods I've done to mine.

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    Are your lenses all cloudy and yellow? you likely need new ones. I've polished them with limited success. They will turn cloudy again in 6 months.
    I agree with the others about the diamond cut and 9007. Great mod. Plus, don't forget to properly aim the lights.
    Aux lights on the and/or under the bumper are good to have too.
     
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    This is great, thanks for the info. Yes my lenses are cloudy and they did get cloudy again 6 months after polishing them. does anyone know where you can get diamond cut headlights for less then $280.00?

    thanks
     

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