Originally Posted by IN2H2O
I agree with every point you made. I had the LED's in my Amazon cart a couple times over the past week and could never pull the trigger.
I made a significant investment buying this truck and did so with the intent of driving it for at least a decade so if $450 and an afternoon in the garage is the cost for the HID lighting it deserves, then that's the right choice.
The last decision to make is going to be 35W or 50W? 35W should provide all the Lumens I would ever need and 50W will likely be overkill and just piss off other drivers.
35W is plenty of power with those D2S 5.0's. If you don't feel like it is you can always upgrade later. Or you can get the profile 35/50W ballasts and switch whenever ya want :P
I went with the 50W on my commuter because I'm doing long drives in the dark on a rural road. If I lived in a major city again I'd be inclined to go with 35W. I do feel bad when I crest hills and I can see the opposing driver taking the brunt of it. For my little commuter car it's not as bad but being as tall as the RAM is I wouldn't want to go with 50W's without auto leveling.