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Old 04-11-2016, 09:48 AM   #1
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04 Ram, Help me choose between Hid and LED Headlight/Fog kit.

Ok, I am pretty sure I am going to go with either LED or a Hid kit for both Head and Fog lights. I am looking at kits I think in the 4 to 6 K range with both Hi and Low beam. These are some listings I am thinking about but I am open to other brand and Kit suggestions.

Pro's and Con's Please.
Any Modifications needed?
I am looking for low maint long life kit.

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LED 80W 8000LM Headlight Kit 6000K White 9004 9005 9006 9007 H4 H7 H10 H11 H13 | eBay

Hid Head
OPT7 AC Canbus HID Kit 880 9005 9006 H1 H4 H7 H10 H11 H13 5202 6000K 5000K Xenon | eBay

Hid Fog
OPT7 AC 25W HID Fog Light Kit Relay H1 H3 9006 9005 H7 H10 H11 5202 880 Xenon | eBay

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Old 04-11-2016, 11:05 AM   #2
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Ok, I am pretty sure I am going to go with either LED or a Hid kit for both Head and Fog lights. I am looking at kits I think in the 4 to 6 K range with both Hi and Low beam. These are some listings I am thinking about but I am open to other brand and Kit suggestions.

Pro's and Con's Please.
Any Modifications needed?
I am looking for low maint long life kit.

Thank you

Led
LED 80W 8000LM Headlight Kit 6000K White 9004 9005 9006 9007 H4 H7 H10 H11 H13 | eBay

Hid Head
OPT7 AC Canbus HID Kit 880 9005 9006 H1 H4 H7 H10 H11 H13 5202 6000K 5000K Xenon | eBay

Hid Fog
OPT7 AC 25W HID Fog Light Kit Relay H1 H3 9006 9005 H7 H10 H11 5202 880 Xenon | eBay
I went with HIDs, 8000k Head lights and 6000k Fog from DDM Tuning. Had problems with low beams blinking off for a second all the time. Solved the problem by cutting low beam power wire and putting in a relay from low beam power wire and used lead from battery to relay and to other side of low beam lead. This way low beam lead trips relay to send battery voltage back to other end of low beam wire. Works like a charm. Their super bright and light up the whole road, love it.
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:27 PM   #3
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Why DId you choose different colors for your lights?
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I seem to get more usable 'brightness' from the 5k to 6k heat range although the higher ranges do have the kool look factor .


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I've been looking at the Halo Projector headlights. I dont know anything about them though. If their reviews pan out as well i'm going to be buying a set for my 03

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I've been looking at the Halo Projector headlights. I dont know anything about them though. If their reviews pan out as well i'm going to be buying a set for my 03

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For the type of light you've mentioned above: RECON is usually the comparison standard however 'SPYDER' brand lights are the exact same light coming in at about half the price. Also ORACLE makes a light similar to what you've mentioned.

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For the type of light you've mentioned above: RECON is usually the comparison standard however 'SPYDER' brand lights are the exact same light coming in at about half the price. Also ORACLE makes a light similar to what you've mentioned.

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I have had led and hid both in my headlights and fog lights and have nothing but problems with blinking and bulb out lamp on the dash on. I have installed the HID Resistor Decoder Bulb Out Error Warning Canceller Anti-Flicker things and that didn't work. as for being bright I did like the LED headlights better than the HID but the fog light led sucked bad
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Why DId you choose different colors for your lights?
I was told by a friend running HIDs in his car that the same intensity fog lights would wash out and not be as bright. Not sure its true or not. If you go to my garage you can see a picture of my truck with both headlights and fog lights on and they look about the same. If I was doing it over I would probably go with both the same intensity.
If you decide to go with HID and need a talk thru with installing the relay let me know and I can walk you thru it. I just installed some HIDs on my son-in-laws 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 and had to put a relay on his too. Not complicated and works like a charm.
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What kit did you guys use JTeagle? I hear some need relay and some don't, What issues did you have that you needed the relay? Thanks
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