well this is gunna start out as a build 'story' before i get into it.
I started this awesome silver(ish) 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 in a trade. My first ram was a black 1500 Sport. While i was deployed, i loaned my black sport to a friend.... and he beat the living snot out of it. there was too much damage to list, but after a new front end and a new tranny, she just was not the same truck. There was just an overwhelming amount of repairs over the whole truck, and i was starting to tackle them one by one. Tires finally came up, and i found a guy on craigslist with some 33s. when i went to buy em, i saw a silver extended cab sitting on the side of his garage ( my soon to be tank). my thoughts were PART TRUCK! I asked a few general questions about it, and short of just over 200000 miles, she ran like a champ... so no part truck. he offered a straight trade, mine for his, because i had a new tranny, and there was a 5 inch fabtech sitting in the bed of his, new in the box. so i made the leap and so starts my project tank.
Since i joined the forum well after i started building the ram up, i dont have many pictures of what she started out as. I installed the lift shortly after getting it, got a cheap black roll bar, and a set of 16x8s wrapped in goodyear wrangler 35s. pretty sweet. oh and a black grille off ebay for dirt cheap. real tough for me. so heres where i start some pictures .
35s!!!!!!! ( the below picture was took much later from when the first one was, its just the best pic i have of the rims and tires)
Ok eventually is here ... well more so I need help/advice. Inside the box was Hella 500 fog pattern (free forms at that!) I spent the afternoon doing my hid conversion. And its done, not mounted though. There's 35w 6000ks in em now, but I'm debating a 55w 3000k yellow set up.
What do you guys think? My headlights and the 500 drivings definitely reach out, so the 500ff fogs are going to be ditch lighters and weather lighting.
and at last.... my hella 500 project has been completed. its a good feeling to finish a project, and this one has been insane...
so without any further delay, here's the Hella 500ff Fogs with 3000k 35w hids.
right out of the box, halogens still in. notice inside the 500, theres a bulb shroud. i had to remove it as my first set of bulbs i put in (6000k 55w) wouldnt clear. i was up in the air about what bulb/color i wanted, and 3000k won out. I also opted down for 35w hids because the 55w 3000k wash out into a light easter yellow vs the 35w 3000ks being more golden.
Bad ass man. Really like that set up. Hope I can modify the brush guard I get to hold four lights. Reps (when I can) for finally capturing the power of the sun.. Guess we got to start calling your truck Sunny-D.
I like the lights there, but they have a nasty wiggle off the paved surfaces. I'm starting to shop around for a light bar/lightcage or even a bolt on prerunner bar. Best part is with me having a 3rd gen bumper my options have increased. There really isn't much for the second gens short of a replacement bumper.
Too many options... and just when I thought I finished it haha.