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Hi all. As usual, I have searched and read for hours before posting this question. Not saying the answer isn't here somewhere, just that I can't bear to read anymore, lol.

I am looking to improve the appearance and light output of my truck relatively cheaply. I have considered the "high performance" halogens as well as LED fogs but both of those have their drawbacks and to accomplish what I want I think HID is the only answer. I have pretty much decided to stick with the fogs only for several reasons.

So has anyone here installed HIDs into their OEM fogs on a third gen Ram with no issues??

I assume with a 35W kit I won't cause any heat related issues?

Do I need a relay/harness kit or can the OEM wiring handle the extra initial current draw?

What are your experiences with RF interference? My stereo is already slightly weak because of the shorty antenna....I don't need to make it any worse.

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I have hid's in all of my lights. The fogs were just plug and play. I have been running them for years like that with no issues at all. The fogs haven't given me any issues with RF interference either. Having them on has made no difference in reception.
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Put HID kits on my lows (with a computer warning canceler/anti flicker harness) and on my fogs without any harness. I've had no issues with flicker, warning lights or RF interference.
I used the OEM fog light housing so I only did 35W because of the light scatter and WOW! they light up the night very well. Let us know how it goes and post a pic or two. Have fun!
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Thanks fellas. What kits did you guys use? I'm leaning towards either the Nightvision kit or the economy kit in 35W 6000k from DDM Tuning.

I want to stick with the fogs for now but I may eventually decide to do the lows as well. All the issues with making them work properly and some of the stories about the extreme glare and scatter of the stock housings worry me a bit. Roger, are those the stock headlight housings in your photo? It looks like you may have projectors or angel eyes in there.
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Put them in all of the lights, you'll love it. I even have them in my Hellas. They really put out a lot of light.
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Stock fogs but not stock heads. I replaced the stock heads with the Spyder Halos with projector low beams. Not impressed with the projector light output, but with the HIDs in my fogs, it really doesn't matter. And the Spyder smoked heads served its purpose which is to look good.
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What brand kits are you guys using? Do you have capped bulbs on the fogs? I hear that the fogs really scatter the light and am wondering if the capped bulbs are necessary or will help any.
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What brand kits are you guys using? Do you have capped bulbs on the fogs? I hear that the fogs really scatter the light and am wondering if the capped bulbs are necessary or will help any.
OK, don't laff, 'cause I went really, really cheap. I spent a lot of money on other mods and really didn't want to "experiment" with $200 HID kits. I figured if these work, great! I can get better ones later. If not, then I'm not out too much. These worked and they look awesome. So, I'll run these until they go blooeeeyy and then put the "good" ones in. I ordered them off Amazon and couldn't be happier. HID Xenon Headlight "Slim" Conversion Kit by SDX, 9006, 6000K for my fogs, $29.99. HID Xenon Headlight "Slim" Conversion Kit by SDX, H1, 5000K for my projector lows, $39.99 and an HID Kit Computer Warning Canceller & Anti Flicker (1 Pair) for $6.99. So, for $80 bucks, delivered, I got HIDs for lows and fogs. I'm happy with them.
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No, I won't laugh because the fog kit that I am looking at from DDM is about $40. Everything I have read says cheap is the way to go on the fogs.
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No, I won't laugh because the fog kit that I am looking at from DDM is about $40. Everything I have read says cheap is the way to go on the fogs.
Good deal. Hope they work out. Post a pic or two when you get them installed and running.
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