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Old 01-31-2014, 11:12 AM   #1
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Ok. I've converted my headlights to HID and they look great. No major issues with them and any problems I did have were very quickly resolved by the guys at Retro Solutions. Anyway, their HID conversion kit only uses one of the original headlight connections to power a relay for the ballasts. Recently, I got to thinking about converting my stock headlights from duals to quads. Basically, I'd have two sets of HID Ballasts for 4 low beams and 4 high beams. I'd put the second set on another relay to cut power from them so they weren't always on. Then I'd replace the turn signal/parking lights with one of the LED Strips on each side. Anyway, just thinking about it... It's too cold to do anything outside right now anyway, but it'd be a nice project for the summer.

What do you guys think? Can it be done without too much modification to the stock headlight assembly? Would that be too much heat for the turn signal part of the headlight? Any tips?

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Ok. I've converted my headlights to HID and they look great. No major issues with them and any problems I did have were very quickly resolved by the guys at Retro Solutions. Anyway, their HID conversion kit only uses one of the original headlight connections to power a relay for the ballasts. Recently, I got to thinking about converting my stock headlights from duals to quads. Basically, I'd have two sets of HID Ballasts for 4 low beams and 4 high beams. I'd put the second set on another relay to cut power from them so they weren't always on. Then I'd replace the turn signal/parking lights with one of the LED Strips on each side. Anyway, just thinking about it... It's too cold to do anything outside right now anyway, but it'd be a nice project for the summer.

What do you guys think? Can it be done without too much modification to the stock headlight assembly? Would that be too much heat for the turn signal part of the headlight? Any tips?
What year truck do you have? Is it the 2 bulb, one for high and one for low beams? Or the newer projector type lights?
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:42 PM   #3
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I have an '07 Ram 1500. It's the stock headlight assembly with a bi-xenon HID conversion.
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you are losing me on going to quads... duals are quads and a 4th gen thing.
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I thought the same

Cause we have a single head lamp with a dual action bulb and the kit only uses one stock harness for both head lights

So you would think you could double the kit, and alter the headlamp to take 4 total bulbs (two in each lamp instead of one)
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My only question about it is whether or not the plastic housing the turn signals are in would be able to stand the temperatures from the HID bulbs. The normal lights are in a mounted in metal and I'm worried about possibly melting the plastic.
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ah HID and plastic dont like each other at all it is very likely that it will melt.
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