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My Build - '12 Big Horn

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OK people, I wanted to start a thread about my build. Its a 2012 Ram 1500 Big Horn, black exterior (which I love and hate at the same time :LOL:). Anyways I have debaged it, added the vent shade things, Ive order interior LED lights from superbrightleds.com which should be in soon. Also I am attempting to lightly smoke the tail lights. I have an old pair of LED tails off my GMC I am trying that out with. Actually I have heads, tails, and fogs that I am testing it with LOL. I am using the VHT Night Shades, but they seems to be a little on the blueish side unless you use it heavily. Help would be greatly appreciated with that. Ill attach a pic of the tails and heads that Ive smoked. I will be adding a brush guard (or front end replacement, dont know yet), headache rack, and HID's. Thanks for looking!!


Brand new from dealer


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These are pics of trying to perfect the smoked lights process on my old gmc aftermarket heads, tails, and fogs....Any help would be great as to why they kinda look blue (hard to see in these pics)

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Well, I got the HID kits, the Recon 60" LED tailgate bar, and plasti-dip in mail today. Got one of the headlights installed, and I must say Im very disappointed. I thought 5000K would be more of a bright white, but its not. It almost the same as factory lights but a little more white (if that makes sense). So now, Im gonna buy 8000k and hopefully they will be much better. Also got the tailgate bar installed. Heres a couple of pic from my phone (pics dont do it any justice, VERY bright). Very happy with it.

 

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Yea ill take pics later...5K is not what I though it would be though...Its more yellow than anything....buuuut I havent driven the truck on the road yet so they might be different when I do...just shining them on the house, and I only got one installed...got too dark and a little tipsy also lol...right now Im in the process of plasti-dipping my wheels
 

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Yea ill take pics later...5K is not what I though it would be though...Its more yellow than anything....buuuut I havent driven the truck on the road yet so they might be different when I do...just shining them on the house, and I only got one installed...got too dark and a little tipsy also lol...right now Im in the process of plasti-dipping my wheels
Thats odd you say that as 5K typically is whitest of whites and typically produces the most light output.
Stock cars with HIDs/projectors typically use 5K also.

So a before and after of your wheels :smileup:
 

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Yea like I said it might be different once I get onto the road, just shining them on the brown house it looks yellow, sooo Im hoping that it will be white...ohhh yes I will post pics of the wheels...thankfully it will come right off if I dont like it lol...got a lot more mods in the mail on the way...waiting on FedEx man right now for my other Recon products!!!
 

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Yea like I said it might be different once I get onto the road, just shining them on the brown house it looks yellow, sooo Im hoping that it will be white...ohhh yes I will post pics of the wheels...thankfully it will come right off if I dont like it lol...got a lot more mods in the mail on the way...waiting on FedEx man right now for my other Recon products!!!
Plus....you got 55W! That should be bright. Especially if you didn't do a retrofit projector and still have your stock reflectors in there.
Anyways, post an update about that.
Thanks
 

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Yea I just sprayed the glossifier on top of it, just sprayed final coat, which makes a total of 5 matte black and 4 glossifier...heres a pic of the glossifer, just put last coat on like 5 minutes ago...It looks like its more shiny in a couple spots, but its not, just the reflection of sun I guess

 

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Looking good man. Really like how they came out for ya. What other Recon ya got coming in? I am guessing ummm.. tail lights aaaand third brake light.. possibly cab lights?? Whatever it is can't wait to see it installed!
 

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Thanks bud...no I didnt get any tails or 3rd, I damn well shouldve seeing that Ive spent like a lot lol...I got the big rig ice that goes under the doors and yes the smoked cab lights...im not sure if they are coming in today or not, fedex website shows theyre in bossier city which is 45 minutes away...the one yesterday said "on fedex vehicle for delivery" at 8am...the two today just show "at local fedex facility" at 556am...says scheduled for today though...im kinda hoping that they do come in tomorrow, i gotta get up early and go to houston lol
 

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Thanks man. Yea I can't wait either...I also got a heavy duty brush guard and volant cai coming. Hope to have everything installed this weekend. Well the cai wont be here until next week sometime, bummer lol. And by the way, love the avatar. Freemasonry helps build america!!! A lot of my family are Freemasons!
 

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You'll love your Volant. Mine is amazing and works good with my exhaust heh. Can't wait to see how it works when I do true duals. Yea man get that thing leveled up and get those other mods on. WE WANT PICS!! lol. The wheels look good on your truck and will look real good with it leveled out. Headache rack should be an easy install as will the brush guard. I want the cab lights for mine, but doing all the existing lights first and then the cab lights will follow shortly after.
 

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I have that frontier gear bumper replacement installed on my truck and it was very easy to do by myself.
1) remove stock front bumper
2) mount the provided brackets
3) get the bumper "close" so you can bolt it up to the brackets.
4) use a jack to make final adjustments and tighten everything up.

Took me 2 hours to do the front, rear, and exhaust alone. That's including removal of stock parts and messing around with the truck straight piped for a bit. All you'll need is a good set of boxed end wrenches and some standard and deep well sockets...and a bottle jack for the bumper adjustments (so that it doesn't move around).
 
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