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Old 08-11-2016, 03:22 PM   #31
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Old 08-11-2016, 03:57 PM   #32
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I really wish I liked the LED better, they look great on the truck work well and were easy to install. If I lived in a City environment they probably would be fine but living in the country they just are not cutting it.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:00 PM   #33
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I tried the Super bright LED, what I noticed was the they lit everything up nice while sitting still or going down a back country road slow, On a main road you are easily able to out drive the lights they lit up in front of the truck fine but not very far and they have a lot wider beam. The High beam seems to do nothing but shut the fog lights down so Low Beam works better.

The Fog lights work well and the color of both I like.

I am not very happy with them as far being able to see well and I do feel they are unsafe. There are 2 Led one on each side so that may be the issue with this style lite not giving light off 360 degrees.

I just bought these headlights and going to give them a shot with these housings but not expecting anything different.

SpyderŪ HD-JH-DR02-AM-BSM (9030352) - Dodge Ram 1500 / 2500 / 3500 2004 Black/Smoke Euro Headlights with Amber Reflectors

I also just bought this HID kit which Ill try its Hid for Lo and Hi beam, 35 W 6000K Color

Boltzen AC CANBUS Series: 35w HID Kit - OPT7

And these 2 add ons not sure if I need them but just encase

Anti-Flicker Wire Relay Harness for HID Kit - OPT7

HID Kit Capacitors Warning Light Cancellors (Pair) - OPT7

I can say the Led kit was pretty easy to hook up, the Hid kit seems to have more to it.

The LED Kit gave me no issues as far as light out indicator or flicker.
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Since you are driving a Gen.III (2004) mount some real flamethrowers behind the grille as many Gen.III owners have done...look at your budget and start with the HELLA Rallye 4000 LED lights and work your way down the budget line. I've found that high quality grille lighting is the only way to light things up in the country. Also since you have a 4X4 maybe consider additional add-on lightbar lighting. Driving in the dark is nuts I personally believe you can not have too much lighting.

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Old 08-11-2016, 06:59 PM   #34
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I tried the Super bright LED, what I noticed was the they lit everything up nice while sitting still or going down a back country road slow, On a main road you are easily able to out drive the lights they lit up in front of the truck fine but not very far and they have a lot wider beam. The High beam seems to do nothing but shut the fog lights down so Low Beam works better.

The Fog lights work well and the color of both I like.

I am not very happy with them as far being able to see well and I do feel they are unsafe. There are 2 Led one on each side so that may be the issue with this style lite not giving light off 360 degrees.

I just bought these headlights and going to give them a shot with these housings but not expecting anything different.

SpyderŪ HD-JH-DR02-AM-BSM (9030352) - Dodge Ram 1500 / 2500 / 3500 2004 Black/Smoke Euro Headlights with Amber Reflectors

I also just bought this HID kit which Ill try its Hid for Lo and Hi beam, 35 W 6000K Color

Boltzen AC CANBUS Series: 35w HID Kit - OPT7

And these 2 add ons not sure if I need them but just encase

Anti-Flicker Wire Relay Harness for HID Kit - OPT7

HID Kit Capacitors Warning Light Cancellors (Pair) - OPT7

I can say the Led kit was pretty easy to hook up, the Hid kit seems to have more to it.

The LED Kit gave me no issues as far as light out indicator or flicker.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:11 AM   #35
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LED or HID

If the HID kit with the anti flicker harness doesn't work, drop me a line and I'll tell you how to solve that problem with a relay.
With my HID's at night on country roads I've never out drove my lights. In fact I've been able to see deer crossing the road quicker and have been able to slow down. Down side you get oncoming traffic flashing their high beam lights at you more even with your fog lights on. But I can live with that ! I can see farther and better.
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Old 08-12-2016, 01:17 AM   #36
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I tried the Super bright LED, what I noticed was the they lit everything up nice while sitting still or going down a back country road slow, On a main road you are easily able to out drive the lights they lit up in front of the truck fine but not very far and they have a lot wider beam. The High beam seems to do nothing but shut the fog lights down so Low Beam works better.

The Fog lights work well and the color of both I like.

I am not very happy with them as far being able to see well and I do feel they are unsafe. There are 2 Led one on each side so that may be the issue with this style lite not giving light off 360 degrees.

I just bought these headlights and going to give them a shot with these housings but not expecting anything different.

SpyderŪ HD-JH-DR02-AM-BSM (9030352) - Dodge Ram 1500 / 2500 / 3500 2004 Black/Smoke Euro Headlights with Amber Reflectors

I also just bought this HID kit which Ill try its Hid for Lo and Hi beam, 35 W 6000K Color

Boltzen AC CANBUS Series: 35w HID Kit - OPT7

And these 2 add ons not sure if I need them but just encase

Anti-Flicker Wire Relay Harness for HID Kit - OPT7

HID Kit Capacitors Warning Light Cancellors (Pair) - OPT7

I can say the Led kit was pretty easy to hook up, the Hid kit seems to have more to it.

The LED Kit gave me no issues as far as light out indicator or flicker.
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If the HID kit gives you any flicker problems, drop me a line and I'll tell you how to fix that with a relay.
I've never outdrove my HID's. I live in the country and see deer faster with the HID's and that's on low beam. I very seldom use the High beams. The down side is you get flashed by oncoming traffic more because there so bright. But I can live with that !
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:33 AM   #37
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Will Do, I plan on installing them this weekend at some point.
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:18 PM   #38
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Ok, So this is where I am at First off it sucks not having phone support.

So I hooked everything up for a dry run nothing run or mounted just lying on top of motor, I had gotten low beams on but no high beam and I also had the lamp out issue, I swapped the power wire between the lo and the high in the connector and I then had hi but no lo, so I put it all back to stock.

I was getting really frustrated at this point so I remembered I had two of these from the LED Install

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...lbs/2176/5076/

I plugged the Drivers side truck harness into one end and the Hid harness into the other, and I got Hi and Lo beam but still had lamp out light so I plugged the Passenger side vehicle harness into the 2nd Cap and left the 2 nd cap Output unplugged as I had nothing to plug it into and everything worked, no Lamp out and Hi and Lo both work. I ran out of time so Tomorrow I will run all the wires and see how I like them at night.

Anyone see any issues with the set up so far?
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Old 08-13-2016, 05:33 PM   #39
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I have everything mounted and all seems to be working well, I got rid of these

HID Kit Capacitors Warning Light Cancellors (Pair) - OPT7

as I have read that they are not need nor are they good for my year truck do to the high current draw, I noticed no difference with them in or out and them by themselves with out the Resistors still gave me the dash light and I had no high beam .I just used these

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...lbs/2176/5076/

I have not taken them out yet and may not get to tonight as it is raining, I notice against the garage door Low beam seems a bit more scattered and the High beam seems more focused is this normal? I am only about 4-5 ft away.


Resistors are the Key to making these work I believe not sure why they are not included in the kits.

One thing I did notice is if I shut the truck off with the lights on If I try and turn the lights off then they will sometimes stay on, I have to turn the headlight switch back on then off.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:14 AM   #40
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I took the truck out last night and I got the Lights adjusted pretty close I think, The kit seems to work well, They are brighter then the LED's by far but I am not sure how much better then Stock they are but I also have them in tinted aftermarket housings. Hi Beam function works but is a lot more scattered then lo beam which I don't think is that scattered at all.

Next time I will go with a better kit and someone who offer real tech support, Not sure if the 55 W kit would have been better or not.

One thing I am not sure of is when O n High beam what position should the bulb be in, Pushed out toward the front of the head lamp or pulled back in to the base of the bulb.

All in all I am happy with the kit.
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