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    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealOne View Post
    Retrofits run $750.00 - $1000.00 for both headlights depending on a) the components you choose and b) the retrofitter you use. This doesn't include the cost of the headlight assembly.
    wow... your right, ill never pay that much money for headlights, thats insane...
    and yes from what ive been seeing more recently OEM projectors are better than most aftermarket projectors...

    and i know exactly where your coming from with that common tranny downshift on the highway, thats exactly how my truck was before the regear also, and trips from corpus christi to san antonio were always annoying with a downshift at least every minute, regear helped that for sure.
    2000 Chevrolet Silverado

    4.3L V6, 4L60E, 2WD, Single Cab
    Airaid CAI
    Poweraid TB Spacer
    Flowmaster 10-series exhaust (dumped)
    Edge CS insight monitor
    4.10 gears
    Limited-slip differential
    LS-1 Dual Electric fans
    Corvette tranny servo swap

    Head Unit: Alpine
    Speakers: Alpine SPR-60C 6.5" component set, 4X6 Infinity Kappas
    Subs: 2-12" Kicker CVT's
    Amps: Alpine-M1000 (subs), Alpine MRX-F65 (Speakers)

    305/70R16 NITTO Terra Grapplers
    16" PROCOMP 7089's
    2" leveling kit
    3" Fabtech Spindle Lift Kit
    Front/Rear-Bilstein 5100 shocks

    35W HID Low Beams
    RECON LED smoked roof cab lights
    HELLA LED taillights and 3rd brakelight
    HELLA FF-75 Aux. Reverse Lamps
    RIGID dually D2, flush mount, wide beam
    Hawk HPS Brake pads
    Russell braided steel brake lines
    Powerstop-red powdercoated brake calipers
    Powerslot Cryo brake rotors
    EGR in-channel window visors

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    I don't miss driving from Austin to Corpus. (The ex-wife's family is in Corpus.)

  3. #13


    well i got that tough mudder coming up next weekend, so cc to dallas next friday, only ~400 miles, should be a full tank lol but when i get there im goin straight to blackbear performance to get a tune, so hopefully the drive back down will be a world of difference at least im hoping that...

  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by reggiecab2000 View Post
    same here debating with the oems... oems or those depos, i just hate how the oems look, although i did have HID in them for about 18 months before i got my crappers lol, and i was never flashed once witht the oem hids either
    how much exactly does a typical retrofit cost, im just curious now because you keep mentioning the price fear lol.
    and off topic, i know, but what are your current gears? im assuming your coming from a 3.73 or 4.10 to a 4.56, i think your mileage is gonna go in the opposite direction, correct me if im wrong

    As far as the price of a retrofit goes, you can easily pay double if you have someone else do it for you. I'm hoping to do mine this summer and if you can do it yourself, you can get the full kit including proper HID projectors, a pair of D2S bulbs (actual bulbs, not rebased to fit halogen sizes), a pair of projectors, shrouds, wiring harness, etc. for $315 from theretrofitsource. I plan on getting that kit with their 50W ballast & bulb option and the optional resealing glue. All in, its $330. Add in a second set of factory headlights from eBay and other small parts I'll need, and I'll be looking at about $450 or less for proper projectors with better low beam light, double the high beam light, and I get a project out of it.

    Check out the hidplanet forums. There's a lot of cool stuff there about DIY retrofits.

    2008 FORD F350. My new all-around truck.
    2001 Silverado Reg. Cab Not-So-Base -- SOLD
    2003 Avalanche Z71. No Cladding. Check out my Mod thread. - Crashed. Will be rebuilt soon.
    1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500 - Work in Progress
    2003 Sierra 3500 Duramax. The Newer, Better Work Truck -- FOR SALE

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    definitely let us know how gthat goes for you pmf...
    i am much of a project doer myself but i just really wouldnt have the time to commit to doing that myself right now, and as much of a perfectionist that i am, to make the beam perfect seems like a hell of a task as well, but props to the ones who have the ability!

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