DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Mod Zone - Custom Dodge Ram Mods - Dodge Ram Performance > Custom Dodge Ram Interior and Exterior Lighting


Notices

Custom Dodge Ram Interior and Exterior Lighting HID - HALO - LED LIGHTING - UNDERBODY LIGHTING - TINTED/SMOKED/PAINTED TAILS - ETC.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 06-24-2013, 09:23 PM
starquestbd22's Avatar
starquestbd22 starquestbd22 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NC
Age: 32
Posts: 2,541
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4
Trim Level: Sport quad cab
Color: Bright Silver Metallic
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:360
starquestbd22 is just really nicestarquestbd22 is just really nicestarquestbd22 is just really nicestarquestbd22 is just really nice
Default

Okay, I've done some more reading and I am really starting to get concerned about glare/scatter out of the stock fog housings. Do you guys get flashed, cursed at, or the social finger often? I really don't want to blind anyone. I understand that halogen housings aren't ideal for HID but it seems like the Ram fogs may be particularly offensive when converted. Any thoughts??

Also, I made a mistake earlier. I said I was looking at the Night Vision kit from DDM but I meant from Retro Solutions.
__________________
06-08 chrome clads w/33" Cooper Discoverer H/T Plus, Mopar tailgate spoiler, debadged door trim & tailgate emblems, 13" antenna, LED dome & maps, Magnaflow 22" SI/DO, 18% tint, "HEMI" hood spears, VHT tinted tails & third brake light, Lamin-x optic blue fogs, leveled w/McGaughys 2" drop shackles.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #12  
Old 06-24-2013, 09:41 PM
ORT's Avatar
ORT ORT is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SE PA
Posts: 1,288
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Black
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 4
Rep:184
ORT has a spectacular aura aboutORT has a spectacular aura about
Default

I don't get flashed when I have the heads and fogs on. Only ever get flashed with the hella's on..
__________________
Sidewinder Cam/Edge Converter/Pacesetter LT's/SCT&SC Stack/Hemifever Tune/BFI #32/20% UD Pulley/Fastman TB/Triple Pillar/1 TonCooler/Sonnax/E-Cutout/Venom Hood/SRT Bumper/Roll Pan/HID's/Aeroforce Wideband/E-Fan/Hellwig/2" Drop/170 Stat/D&S Rotors/Remote Start/Hella 500's/5% Tint/Black Everything
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-24-2013, 10:57 PM
RogerRamJet's Avatar
RogerRamJet RogerRamJet is offline
God Bless Texas!




 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Mansfield, TX
Age: 50
Posts: 11,304
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Lonestar QC
Color: White
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:2929
RogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by starquestbd22 View Post
Okay, I've done some more reading and I am really starting to get concerned about glare/scatter out of the stock fog housings. Do you guys get flashed, cursed at, or the social finger often? I really don't want to blind anyone. I understand that halogen housings aren't ideal for HID but it seems like the Ram fogs may be particularly offensive when converted. Any thoughts??

Also, I made a mistake earlier. I said I was looking at the Night Vision kit from DDM but I meant from Retro Solutions.
There is a lot of scatter which is evident of street sign reflections, even high mounted street signs. But I have yet to be flashed. I made sure that my beams come straight out, so the direct beam does not blind on comers eyes.
__________________
Life is hard... It's harder if you're stupid!
Today is a good day to be a RAM owner!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-25-2013, 03:44 PM
ShiftJockey's Avatar
ShiftJockey ShiftJockey is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pacific NorthWest
Posts: 340
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Gray
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:48
ShiftJockey is on a distinguished road
Default

I have 35W 6000K HID's in my fogs with no problems. Radio reception has not suffered but I am running a stock antenna so I'm not sure if a shorty makes a difference or not. I understand that some HID kits do cause RF interference.
__________________
Upgrading one part at a time.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-25-2013, 03:57 PM
Designflaw's Avatar
Designflaw Designflaw is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lexington Ky
Age: 46
Posts: 341
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 4x4 Sport
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:40
Designflaw is on a distinguished road
Default

Don't know if your still looking for info - but I have been impressed with Retro Shop so I think I am going to order from them. Lots of good info on another forum
__________________
2013 CC Sport 4x4: 3.55, 20% Tint, Line-X, fender flares, mud flaps, Weather Techs, bed cover, 2.5 Leveling kit, Blacked out emblems, Vararam Air Grabber
2008 M109R LE, 1999 TL1000R, 2003 Yamaha Golf Cart :hah:
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-25-2013, 04:58 PM
justin146's Avatar
justin146 justin146 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 56
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram Tradesman 4x4
Rep Power: 0
Rep:32
justin146 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by starquestbd22 View Post
Okay, I've done some more reading and I am really starting to get concerned about glare/scatter out of the stock fog housings. Do you guys get flashed, cursed at, or the social finger often? I really don't want to blind anyone. I understand that halogen housings aren't ideal for HID but it seems like the Ram fogs may be particularly offensive when converted. Any thoughts??

Also, I made a mistake earlier. I said I was looking at the Night Vision kit from DDM but I meant from Retro Solutions.
You will be blinding other drivers- it is as simple as that. It is worse when people have "leveled" trucks. Those drivers get my high beams plus the 180w LED bar behind the grille.
__________________
'13 Tradesman QC 4x4
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-25-2013, 05:03 PM
starquestbd22's Avatar
starquestbd22 starquestbd22 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NC
Age: 32
Posts: 2,541
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4
Trim Level: Sport quad cab
Color: Bright Silver Metallic
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:360
starquestbd22 is just really nicestarquestbd22 is just really nicestarquestbd22 is just really nicestarquestbd22 is just really nice
Default

Thanks for the replies. Designflaw, are you talking about Retro Shop or Retro Solutions? I have read a ton of great reviews about Retro Shop. I have a pair of TYC stock replacement heads from them myself. They sell the Morimoto Elite kit at a good price ($135 shipped). It is supposed to be one of if not the best aftermarket HID kit out there.

I have been looking at the Night Vision kit which is the middle priced kit from Retro Solutions ($93 shipped with bulb capping). They have very good reviews as well from what I have seen.
__________________
06-08 chrome clads w/33" Cooper Discoverer H/T Plus, Mopar tailgate spoiler, debadged door trim & tailgate emblems, 13" antenna, LED dome & maps, Magnaflow 22" SI/DO, 18% tint, "HEMI" hood spears, VHT tinted tails & third brake light, Lamin-x optic blue fogs, leveled w/McGaughys 2" drop shackles.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-25-2013, 08:59 PM
Designflaw's Avatar
Designflaw Designflaw is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lexington Ky
Age: 46
Posts: 341
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 4x4 Sport
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:40
Designflaw is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by starquestbd22 View Post
Thanks for the replies. Designflaw, are you talking about Retro Shop or Retro Solutions? I have read a ton of great reviews about Retro Shop. I have a pair of TYC stock replacement heads from them myself. They sell the Morimoto Elite kit at a good price ($135 shipped). It is supposed to be one of if not the best aftermarket HID kit out there.

I have been looking at the Night Vision kit which is the middle priced kit from Retro Solutions ($93 shipped with bulb capping). They have very good reviews as well from what I have seen.
Yea Retro Shop - and I asked the guy some very basic questions or dumb if you will and he was very helpful and honest with no pressure to buy, and even talked me out of some things I could buy.
__________________
2013 CC Sport 4x4: 3.55, 20% Tint, Line-X, fender flares, mud flaps, Weather Techs, bed cover, 2.5 Leveling kit, Blacked out emblems, Vararam Air Grabber
2008 M109R LE, 1999 TL1000R, 2003 Yamaha Golf Cart :hah:
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:13 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum