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Old 06-26-2010, 05:53 AM
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I put a set of 6000K HID's in my truck and my ability to see down the road went up at least 2-3 times. The bulbs are the true white (non-tinted) color and help trememdously. I haven't had any flickering issues at all. I do occasionally get flashed but that has more to do with sitting higher than the aiming. And probably the person in the oncoming would flash anyway if I was running the old headlights (with the xenons I'd switched to, to begin with) plus the fogs just to be able to see.

One thing to note is I have the quad lamp system. Two low beam bulbs and two high beam bulbs. I wonder if those with the flickering issues are running the dual lamp system and the combo lo/high (HID/xenon) bulb has anything to do with it?

Give 3B Specialties a call. The thread I linked to goes back a year and you can get all kinds of info from it. They are a forum supporter, their prices are right and they have great service - before and after the sale. Check your owners manual for the number of the conventional bulb you have and I believe they have the HID conversion chart handy on their website. If not they are a phone call away with all of that info.

Finally, you're going to find the choices for complete head and tail light housing replacement are limited for your 2010. I'm in the same boat with my '09. We're still too new for many aftermarket parts. I did find a replacment headlamp housing set from another vendor but they wanted and arm and leg for them. I paid about 1/5 and went with the replacement HID bulbs for now. Maybe in a year or two when aftermarket stuff is more available and therefore less expensive I'll change out but not now.
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I simply changed the Highs and Lows to PIAAs and there is a big difference. Much whiter and sharper than the OEM bulbs. Total cost was around $100 tax in.

At some point, when the aftermarket projector assemblies come out, I may go the HID route - but not until a quality set of quad projectors is produced.
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Wow - okay, these lights do not suck, they are simply aimed properly.

If you pull up to a wall (the correct way to aim headlights) you will notice that the beams are aimed lower than the lenses sit, this limits how far down the road the lights shine. The lights are very, very bright right in front of you, especially on Low-Beams, but you don't see too far down the road.

All Toyotas and almost all Chevys and Fords, appear to have their brights on at all times, even to other truck drivers! This is because the lights are aimed higher. You see further, but you blind other drivers!!! If you never have to use your High-beams, your lights are not adjusted correctly! There's a reason you have to two settings!

While I'm on my soap box about this, if you've lifted, lowered, or leveled your truck, DO NOT FORGET TO REAIM YOUR HEADLIGHTS!!! Anytime you alter the stance, you also alter the light output.

Now, on another note. I run 5000K HIDs in my stock housings for low beams and fog lights, and love the extra output. They are brighter bulbs, but due to the proper low aim of the Rams lights, they do not blind anyone. So better visability, and no blinded drivers around me. Works great and only cost me $67 and an hour of my time for the install!
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Good info there . Thanks .
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I have a 2010 Sport and my lights are great much better than 3rd gen. I have not been spoiled to HID's yet! But these 4TH gen trucks headlights are way better than my 04
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hmmm wierd. i have stock and people are constantly flashign me to turn off high beams, but theyre on low. have you tried with your fog lights on?
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i run hid bixenon projectors and they rule. i love em. very bright very nice. even better than bmw/mercedes lights
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