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Old 05-24-2013, 11:49 AM
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I'll be taking delivery of my new Outdoorsman CC in about a week and heading from AZ to WI right away.

This vehicle comes with the quad headlights. A lot of the comments on this forum say that the stock headlights are rather wimpy.

Is there an easy improvement I can do short of a complete HID replacement?
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Not sure if your truck comes with fogs, but they help a lot, they work better than the low beams, IMHO.
Also, the high beams are ok, not great, but ok. It's just the low beams that really suck on my quads.
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I put some Silverstars on my lows the 1st week I got the truck, that seemed to help. With the fogs on they light up well. Stock brights I thought were decent.
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Not sure if your truck comes with fogs, but they help a lot, they work better than the low beams, IMHO.
Also, the high beams are ok, not great, but ok. It's just the low beams that really suck on my quads.
I always leave the fogs on with the low beams on my Honda Ridgeline. I'll probably just replace the low beam bulbs on the Ram with a better aftermarket bulb and see how it is on my trip to WI. If I'm still disappointed, I can always look at installing HIDs later.
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If you don't mind price PIAA has always made some great bulbs.
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My first mod I did to my 08, was switch my garbage stock bulbs to 6000k HID's. One of the best mods I could have done. I feel a lot better driving the country roads at night be able to see everywhere which are alot better then my high beams used to be.
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What he said, get a good set of HID's for your lows its night and day, don't skimp out on a cheap set off ebay, go to theretrofitsource or **************** and get a complete kit with wire harness and ya 55watt and 6000k lights you will love your light output, also once installed, drop them down a few degrees just to not blind on coming traffic, and if you really want great stuff, go with a retrofit projector kit, but thats more dollars and less easy than just swapping out for HID's
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I think the headlights are aimed to low from factory. I adjusted mine about 3 full turns. It makes so much difference. I don't think I will even go with HIDs.
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I put in a $21 set of retro solutions HPX bulbs (65W - 6000K) and I don't use my fogs anymore. I had to aim them down a bit as I was getting flashed all of the time. Much nicer than stock but not as bright as HID (I assume because I have never owned HID lighting).
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Not to interrupt a thread here, but as a note to all when you leave your fogs on all the time you are blinding the guys driving the big rig trucks. I'm a truck driver. Then when we flash you we get flashed back with full force bright lights, completely blinding us. It's just asking for an accident. Just a thought for all. Thanks. Sorry to interrupt the thread again.
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