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Old 02-23-2011, 07:59 AM
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What is your opinion on upgrading the headlights. Will changing the bulb do the trick, or would you suggest replacing the entire light assembly?
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What is your opinion on upgrading the headlights. Will changing the bulb do the trick, or would you suggest replacing the entire light assembly?
I would highly recommend upgrading the entire light assembly. Do a search for projectors or h.i.d.'s. I'm currently in the process of retrofitting projectors and h.i.d.'s in my stock headlights. I did it with my 3rd gen and can't imagine not having them in my 4th gen. The light output is like night and day, pun intended. lol. I think most on here would agree.

Also, check out the retrofit-source. It's a great website. Talk with Matt on the site, he is extremely knowledgeable and will help get you going. I bought my first kit from him and he helped tremendously.
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Also check out Highperformancebulbs.com.. You can get some super bright bulbs that look like the HID but at a fraction of the price and no one would ever know the difference. I got some that are 5500k and are very bright and only had to change out the bulb. just a thought up to you, buts thats just my opinion.
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3bspec.com is where it's at, I got the 8000k HID's.



Not the greatest pictures, but it definately makes a difference. It's a lot easier to see now.
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I want to do the HID's, how tough is it to do? I haven't looked into it too much yet at this point. Around my area, when it gets dark, its frickin dark!
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I have read lots on simply adding an aftermarket HID kit PNP to the Ram's. Using your stock equipment. I did this once on a Talon I owned way back, the bulbs burnt away the reflective coating inside the assembly and I had numerous odd electrical issues, could never find the cause until I sold it, the new owner traced it to the HID's power draw.

So the headlights are embarrassing for offroading trucks, so I would very much agree putting in new projector assemblies or HID, but does someone here know how the power draw issue is with those HID ballasts now. And what company makes the best ballasts so I don't have to replace them annually?
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I have read lots on simply adding an aftermarket HID kit PNP to the Ram's. Using your stock equipment. I did this once on a Talon I owned way back, the bulbs burnt away the reflective coating inside the assembly and I had numerous odd electrical issues, could never find the cause until I sold it, the new owner traced it to the HID's power draw.

So the headlights are embarrassing for offroading trucks, so I would very much agree putting in new projector assemblies or HID, but does someone here know how the power draw issue is with those HID ballasts now. And what company makes the best ballasts so I don't have to replace them annually?
I installed a set with projectors in my 3rd gen and never had issues as far as the power draw since I used a relay harness, it drew power straight from the battery. No issues whatsoever with bulbs burning through the reflective coating either. I'm in the process of getting them installed on my 2011 right now. If I thought there was a chance it would f*** up my truck, I would not be doing it. Take a look at some of the guys on here who have done the projector retrofit, they have nothing but great things to say about them.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=227

If you have quad headlights, this is the setup to go with. And if you're worried about the ballasts, these guys offer OEM ballasts as well.
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There is a shop in VA that you can drop you car off and they will do the reftrofit or you can send them the headlights and they will do it for you. They are really nice and have done thousands on civics. Definatly recomend them. People rave abotu them on 8th civic forum.
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Found the shop it was CustomlightZ.com. They are great. Pricey but best mod for the money.
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I have a set of DDM 6,000K headlight and foglight HID's on my truck and have no problems.
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