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Old 07-29-2013, 01:27 AM
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Default any hid better or whats the best.

have some hids i got with my headlights, not sure on brand or anything i think they are 8000k just a guess, love the looks and output and everything but the passenger side light is clearly dimmer for some reason, so was going to order new ones. i see they range from like 35 to 150 on ebay why is this. whats wrong with the 35 dollar ones if their a xenon brand and such.

also what colour do u recommend was thinking either 8000 or maybe even 6000.

next and most important what does the 55 wat and 35 wat etc make a difference.

what like specificly do u recommend xenon 55 wat 8000 k? slim ballst or that dont matter?
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have some hids i got with my headlights, not sure on brand or anything i think they are 8000k just a guess, love the looks and output and everything but the passenger side light is clearly dimmer for some reason, so was going to order new ones. i see they range from like 35 to 150 on ebay why is this. whats wrong with the 35 dollar ones if their a xenon brand and such.

also what colour do u recommend was thinking either 8000 or maybe even 6000.

next and most important what does the 55 wat and 35 wat etc make a difference.

what like specificly do u recommend xenon 55 wat 8000 k? slim ballst or that dont matter?
Could be just your bulb is crapping out on you, might want to swap the bulbs from one side to the other to see if the problem follows.

As for price, you pay for what you get, and ebay you get most of the time something for nothing that will not last and be more an issue than anything, or you pay and get had. If your gonna spend the money on something as important as your front head lights, get a kit from a reputable company like Retrosolutions or the retrofitsource. JMO

5000k will give you your best light output, as you go higher in color you loose light output, 6000k will give you a small bluish tint

Its a truck, my recommendation is 55watt, wire harness made for your truck, 6000k you loose a bit of light output but its got a nice bluish tint to it and all that in a projector system, you can run HID in your regular headlamps but you will want to lower them a few degrees to not blind on-coming traffic since your housings will produce flaring if they are not projectors. Also places like Retrosolutions or the retrofitsource will usually have bulbs that the plasma ball is located pretty well at the same location your halogen filament would be, so you get a close match to your trucks proper reflector position.

Slim or not, thats up to you, you have a truck, lots of room for a normal ballast.

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I have had nothing but tremendous luck with the kits from DDM Tuning.

I personally have had 5 sets from them between two trucks. The slim ballast kits are generally worth the extra $20 bucks, but for $50 for the kit I cant complain at all.

I understand retroshop and what he does, but I cant personally justify the extra money IMO

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have some hids i got with my headlights, not sure on brand or anything i think they are 8000k just a guess, love the looks and output and everything but the passenger side light is clearly dimmer for some reason, so was going to order new ones. i see they range from like 35 to 150 on ebay why is this. whats wrong with the 35 dollar ones if their a xenon brand and such.

Check the ground wire. Switch the bulbs from left to right. run a power wire from the battery to the ballast. You could have a ballast going bad.

also what colour do u recommend was thinking either 8000 or maybe even 6000.

5000K is the brightest and buy the bulbs in pairs so the color is the same.

next and most important what does the 55 wat and 35 wat etc make a difference.

You want 55 watt ballasts.

what like specificly do u recommend xenon 55 wat 8000 k? slim ballst or that dont matter?
I would recommend 55 Watt ballast, 5000K Bulbs or 6000K Bulbs, Error code eliminators, wiring harness.

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Default My fix for the Ram Headlights

I have spent a lot of time reading about all the ways to improve light output from the stock headlights. In the end I chose Retroshop custom projector headlights with HID bulbs.I am finalizing my order in the next few days and will post the questions and answers I had when making the decision on what lights and options to get.
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