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gotbrains230 04-21-2012 12:21 PM

My Build - '12 Big Horn
OK people, I wanted to start a thread about my build. Its a 2012 Ram 1500 Big Horn, black exterior (which I love and hate at the same time :LOL:). Anyways I have debaged it, added the vent shade things, Ive order interior LED lights from which should be in soon. Also I am attempting to lightly smoke the tail lights. I have an old pair of LED tails off my GMC I am trying that out with. Actually I have heads, tails, and fogs that I am testing it with LOL. I am using the VHT Night Shades, but they seems to be a little on the blueish side unless you use it heavily. Help would be greatly appreciated with that. Ill attach a pic of the tails and heads that Ive smoked. I will be adding a brush guard (or front end replacement, dont know yet), headache rack, and HID's. Thanks for looking!!

Brand new from dealer


These are pics of trying to perfect the smoked lights process on my old gmc aftermarket heads, tails, and fogs....Any help would be great as to why they kinda look blue (hard to see in these pics)

gotbrains230 04-21-2012 12:27 PM

Also which would be better?

Ranch Hand Grille Guard


Ranch Hand Front End Replacement

gotbrains230 04-21-2012 04:13 PM

Well I smoked my tail lights. Here are pics!!

First the materials I used:

Dupli-Color Prep-Wipe & masking tape

The cans that actually get the job done! :LOL:

One light before smoked, I taped up the reverse light section. IMO they dont need to be smoked.

3 brake light after smoked

Both tails after smoked (They are both the same shade, just more light reflected off the one on the right)

Everything installed. Looks good I think

roddie91 04-21-2012 08:47 PM

looks pretty good, could go a shade or 2 darker with the tinting, try wet sanding the light first next time and try and get a few layers of clear to protect them. i think the grille guard looks better then the other one but thats my opinion, im tinting my tail lights and getting a bumper put on as we speak

gotbrains230 04-21-2012 09:33 PM

I appreciate it man. yea I thought about going a little darker, might do it tomorrow...I also painted my grille black to match the truck. ill put pics of that up tomorrow..oh yea also painted the dodge emblem blue (not so sure about that after seeing it on the truck) lol

gotbrains230 04-29-2012 02:34 PM

Well I got my front grille painted to match the truck. Its more of a flat black than shiny black, but still looks a lot better than all that chrome in the front in my opinion.

Also got my short billet antenna installed. I couldnt stand that big silver antenna.

Also, got the windows tinted. 5% front windows, 5% front strip which is the best ever, blocks so much light, and 18% laid over back doors and rear glass

gotbrains230 05-01-2012 11:08 AM

Just put my order in at Gonna be plasti dip my rims, bumpers, and mirrors. They have a gloss kit that comes with 4 cans of matte black and 3 cans of gloss. I bought 3 extra cans of black and gloss. Good thing is, if I screw up, I can just peel it off lol. Which is good for me since I know how tp screw things up!!!

fastNugly @ RP 05-03-2012 12:27 AM

How's the FM reception on our antenna and where did you get it from?

gotbrains230 05-03-2012 09:57 AM

It's actually very good, a lot better than expected. I got it off eBay, seller was antennaX, very fast shipping.

MadSoul87 05-03-2012 05:31 PM

Make sure ya post pics after ya Plasti-Dip everything. Pics are gold around these parts lol.
It is easy believe me. I was worried when I first did it but heck if I can't screw it up then you are good to go. I may haveta look into that shorty antennae, I am getting tired of the piece of crap one Dodge puts on our trucks. Only big ass antennae should be whips for a CB .

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