96 "sport" package...

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    My problem with one piece is they're rarely levelb or if they are they point really low. Ive dealt with a fair amount of them doing projector retrofits in them and they're shit. A 2pc will outperform them everytime and unless you're doing paint work. I haven't been able to open 2pc corners yet so no painting on them. The only set of 1pc ive ever dealt with that had any sort of respectable fitment was my old SpecD halos and those were garbage in output and tacky to look at. Cool for 16-17yr old but otherwise trash
     
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    I've heard some of these one piece has their cons. I haven't had any problems with this set. When I first installed them I had my regrets. Driver's side was shooting straight up to Mars and passenger side was blinding oncoming traffic lol. But when I opened up the sockets an was able to have access ( with a right angle drive ) it made a world of difference. I've had these for about 8 months now and not one problem.

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    sport model headlights differ from not sport as they have 2 bulbs, separate high/low bulbs, while non-sport has a single 9004 bulb. (i believe they had started doing this in 99?-02).
    i am debating on going for the sport model and getting a HID projector retro. dapepper9, what retro kit(s) did you use and what one in your opinion is the best/easiest for fit/finish/quality?
     
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    I would do either sport or retro. Doing both would:
    A. Cost a fortune
    B. Introduce a huge headache
    C. Look funky.

    Adapting to the 99+ sport setup would take a proper wiring job. Then if you do a retro on top of that, you're looking at either quad projectors (difficult, doesnt line up well and looks weird) or a projector + an LED high beam (useless when paired with a projector).

    Sport with good halogens can be done relatively budget friendly, looks good and clean, performs well and doesn't attract the attention of an otherwise nosey cop.

    Retrofit looks killer and performs killer but can attract the attention of aforementioned nosey cop and requires a bit of modification.

    Your question about what kits i use, for my personal stuff i use all morimoto. Can be expensive but im a big fan of the quality and fit and finish of their harnesses/ballasts. I find their D2S easier to install and looks and outperforms the mini h1 though they point down weirdly. If you're curious about that, TheRetrofitSource has a video showing it. Also on Lightwerkz site they sell a projector called the G5R. It's basically the morimoto D2S but better in performance and slightly cheaper too. They both have their ups and downs, i like the g5r for my personal situation.

    Now i may use Morimoto BUT when i do builds for others i use ACME. Their quality and performance is nearly the same as morimoto but for less than half the cost. My only gripe with them is the finishing of the harness/ballasts doesn't look as good. Their projectors are honestly the better ones to use because the performance is so close the extra $100 you pay for morimoto just makes a guy look stupid. It's more or less brand name purchasing at that point.

    I should really do a good info post on the subject that i can refer or add to over time lol
     
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    Dapepper9, I could definitely see an info post being very beneficial, especially for new to headlight people like me, also a build/how to would be great if/when you do them again, have found very few of the actual install of these for these trucks and most on old threads that pictures are removed. The bulb style was going to be my next question as from the site I was looking at them for almost seemed to insist the h1 was the only viable option but labeled the ds2 as a secondary. I guess I was thinking the sport as it seemed they were the only ones the projectors fit in well. On the harness portion I have seen a "can-bus 9007/9004" harness, a mopar 9007 harness (our bulbs are 9004) or I think there was a motocontrol one, are these truck picky and require the mopar one or canbus, or is it non particular?
    Thanks!
     
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    Any 2 piece headlight works awesome. Harness you need the standard 9007/9004 or the motocontrol one. I generally use the motocontrol for my own, pretty nice kit.

    Also, if you click here I have a pretty basic writeup I did awhile back on a set. Doesn't go into a ton of detail (sorry) but the detail I did post there is specific to these. When it comes to shaving down the socket, bench/disc sander works amazing. You'll see what I mean
     
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    Personally I went the Retro route on my truck. I wall agree it can be a bit of a headache. One being if you have factory fogs the highbeams light will come on if you turn the fogs on. Apparently you need a resistor since the Retro removes resistance in the circuit. On a 96 I'd go with a set of single with an LED bulb upgrade myself.
     
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    Don't do an LED bulb, it's not an upgrade in these trucks. Poor factory pattern and LEDs only make it worse. Just glares.

    On a retrofit you shouldn't gane those issues using fogs. The harness doesn't change anything in the circuitry
     
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    Sadly on my system it did. So now i have a high beam light all the time lol

    Even on an aftermarket clear lens the LED doesn't help? thats a bummer.
     
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    It doesn't. The design of these headlights lends itself to a large bulbous blob of a pattern. Even a good LED won't have the hotspot with these trucks to be able to reach out well and with the combo of average truck height, large spread and natural tendency of an LED to glare it's not a good combo for others on the road.


    Some vehicles, LED is a great option. Many vehicles that have a factory protector with a halogen bulb or vehicles with a tighter pattern have real nice results with a GOOD LED bulb. 4th gen trucks are a good example. Supernova V3 and V4 bulbs are awesome in them regardless of whether it's the projectors or the reflector lights
     

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