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Old 08-15-2013, 08:06 PM
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hey guys,

I really like the headlights and tail lights on the 2013 models. i want to put the 2013 headlights and brake led tail lights on my 2012 longhorn. can i do this?
if so where can i buy a complete set?
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Okay here I go again.

I have a 2009 and I am running 2013 Projector Headlights. I recommend you head over to the retroshop(dot)us and there you can pick up a set of 13 headlights. He also sells the harness to make them plug and play.

On another note you may want HID's in them as well. JJ can also retrofit the 13's and put a nice HID projector inside of the headlight to greatly improve the output. (See pics below)

Now for the 13 tails, I am also running these. Mopar Parts online sells part of a complete kit that you will need to make these plug and play. If you click on their instruction guide in the link I am posting below you will see what is included in their kit and what you need to buy. Follow their guide will make them plug and play.

Link: http://moparonlineparts.com/1500-tai...ie-p-3771.html

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Now this is if you are interested in spending the extra money for a retro fit. This is the output you can expect with 55W 5K HIDs.

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Just like Arth said it is possible to swap lights in, and quite easy to do with the adapter from retroshop. It's not cheap, but damn they look good

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Awesome retrofit.

Question though, doesn't the '13s have LED front turn/parking lights? If so, how did you correct the fast flash rate? Or did the harness from retro solutions fix that issue?

And how much did all of this cost?
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You would need to install load resistors to fix the flash rate. As others have said Retroshops sells everything you need.
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I wish those harnesses were available when swapped to 13 lights about 8 months ago! It was not difficult but it would have made for a cleaner install. I tried load resistors to fix thequick blinking turns..didnt work for me. Hmmm
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