Review & Install Video
Hey guys, Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the Black Euro Style Headlights which will fit all '09 to '14 F-150s without HIDs. In this video, I'll be going over the styling and appearance you can expect out of these headlights as well as all the materials and construction. I'll top the video off with the installation which I'll let you know upfront here gets a very, very simple one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, and will even reuse your factory bulbs.
The Black Euro Style Headlights you see with me today will be for any '09 to '14 F-150 owner who's looking to switch up the front end ever so slightly, but to get a small aftermarket change just to give the appearance somewhat of a European styling. But it does still look like it came on the factory line from Ford. Obviously, you can see here this is not a drastic life changing appearance mod here, you're not going too far away from the factory Ford option, but you are getting a European spec twist on the factory option there. So, this is something that gives you the Euro spec basically, giving you a larger headlight lamp right in the middle, surrounded by a black interior housing as well as a black exterior housing. Still getting a clear lens up front, so you don't lose any visibility for the guys out there who are worried about going smoke, but at least you do get the impression of a smoke lens with the black interior look.
So, like I just said, this is gonna be for the guys out there looking to get the smoked aggressive impression without actually losing any visibility thanks to the clear lens. On the other hand, it might just be for the guys out there looking to get a small change from the Ford factory line up to get a European spec as well. Now, this in my personal opinion, does look a lot cleaner than the factory option so, it's gonna be for the guys out there who also don't want a lot of the chrome options that are offered on the site and on the market today. So, this is a more simplistic look, simplistic approach to the design, so this will be for the guys out there looking for the less is more type.
As far as materials and construction goes here, expect all OEM quality stuff. You're not straying away from the Ford materials. You get the ABS plastic on the back, a durable lens up front and, of course, the interior design there is all durable and long lasting as well, won't chip or fade away with the weather elements. On top of that, I do wanna mention that because even though it is European spec, it is DOT approved so, it is street legal of course. And finally, you can use your factory bulbs in the housing as long as they're not HIDs as they won't fit. So, all H13 bulbs and 9008 bulbs you may have gotten on the aftermarket or coming from the factory will work perfectly.
Now, because it has a more simplistic design, as far as price is concerned I was not expecting a high price tag, and I was correct. It comes in just around the $150 mark, maybe just slightly more, but definitely less than $200. Now, in my personal opinion not a bad price at all for an aftermarket look with the European spec, note it is a slight change for the guys looking for an aftermarket look but not wanting to stray too far from the factory look. Now, on top of that, there are other options out there that run north of 200 bucks if you're looking for something with a serious change, so it all depends on your personal preference and what kind of look you're going for.
Shifting gears over to the install portion of the video, like I said in the very beginning, a one of the three wrenches on our difficulty meter something you can tackle in about 30 minutes tops in the driveway at home, with very, very simple hand tools. Something that does not require any wiring or modifications and is going to be a direct fit replacement. Of course, getting things started just pop open your hood, pick one of the headlights to start with and