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Ok, I know this subject has been beaten to death with a sizable wooden spoon, but if you guys could bear with me it would be much obliged.

Basically, I need to know wether I need to buy 3 separate HID conversion kits to convert low beam, high beam, and fogs to HID, or is there a kit that covers all 3 of them?

I have a 2013 Laramie with the projector headlights.

Also, I need to know exactly which type of bulb to get. I know I want 35W and either 6K or 8K for the low beam, but I have no idea which type of bulb is necessary.

Sorry for starting a new thread on the subject, but I've been searching for hours and cannot find a clear-cut answer.

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Ok, I know this subject has been beaten to death with a sizable wooden spoon, but if you guys could bear with me it would be much obliged.

Basically, I need to know wether I need to buy 3 separate HID conversion kits to convert low beam, high beam, and fogs to HID, or is there a kit that covers all 3 of them?

I have a 2013 Laramie with the projector headlights.

Also, I need to know exactly which type of bulb to get. I know I want 35W and either 6K or 8K for the low beam, but I have no idea which type of bulb is necessary.

Sorry for starting a new thread on the subject, but I've been searching for hours and cannot find a clear-cut answer.

Thanks in advance for any help
If you have quad headlights 2 bulbs in each light you will need 2 HID kits for them (high & low beam). If you only have 1 bulb in each headlight than you will only need 1 HID kit for the headlights (bulb will be a duel high/low bulb).

Quad headlights. I would only install a 55 watt HID kit in the lowbeam headlight if you have quad headlights (high beam bulbs will be to bright). The bulbs are very bright and I would not go with more than a 6000K bulb, as any higher number bulb will be to blue in color. The brightest & whitest light will be the 5000k bulb. You will also need to install a wiring harness for this HID kit (2 wiring harness if you do both high & low beams). You will also need Error Eliminators for each HID Kit you install for the headlights.

In the single bulb headlight I would use a 55 watt duel high/low HID kit with a bulb in 5000k or 6000k. Also they come with a wiring harness, so you don't need to buy one. You will also need Error Eliminators for this HID Kit.

As for the fog lights I would use a 35 watt HID kit with the same color bulb ( 5000k or 6000k) as you used in the lowbeam headlight or duel beam headlight. You will also need to install a wiring harness for this HID kit. Error Eliminators are not needed.

Summery:

Quad headlights 1 HID kit (55 watt) for high beam and 1 HID kit (55 watt) for low beam. Wiring harness for each HID kit and Error Eliminators for each HID kit.

Single bulb headlights 1 HID kit duel bulb (55 watt) and Error Eliminators.

Fog lights 1 HID kit (35 watt) and 1 wiring harness.

You need to look up the bulb numbers for each of your lights.

Hope this helps.
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If you have quad headlights 2 bulbs in each light you will need 2 HID kits for them (high & low beam). If you only have 1 bulb in each headlight than you will only need 1 HID kit for the headlights (bulb will be a duel high/low bulb).

Quad headlights. I would only install a 55 watt HID kit in the lowbeam headlight if you have quad headlights (high beam bulbs will be to bright). The bulbs are very bright and I would not go with more than a 6000K bulb, as any higher number bulb will be to blue in color. The brightest & whitest light will be the 5000k bulb. You will also need to install a wiring harness for this HID kit (2 wiring harness if you do both high & low beams). You will also need Error Eliminators for each HID Kit you install for the headlights.

In the single bulb headlight I would use a 55 watt duel high/low HID kit with a bulb in 5000k or 6000k. Also they come with a wiring harness, so you don't need to buy one. You will also need Error Eliminators for this HID Kit.

As for the fog lights I would use a 35 watt HID kit with the same color bulb ( 5000k or 6000k) as you used in the lowbeam headlight or duel beam headlight. You will also need to install a wiring harness for this HID kit. Error Eliminators are not needed.

Summery:

Quad headlights 1 HID kit (55 watt) for high beam and 1 HID kit (55 watt) for low beam. Wiring harness for each HID kit and Error Eliminators for each HID kit.

Single bulb headlights 1 HID kit duel bulb (55 watt) and Error Eliminators.

Fog lights 1 HID kit (35 watt) and 1 wiring harness.

You need to look up the bulb numbers for each of your lights.

Hope this helps.
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Check out Retro Solutions HID kits. Their website makes it very clear as to what bulbs you need for your low beam projectors, high beams, and fog lights. Plus their kits include all the necessary wiring harness, relays, etc. to prevent flickering and bulb out issues.

I would also recommend 5000K as a good colour. Higher than that starts getting tints of blue which doesn't look as good on trucks IMO. That stuff is meant for rice rockets Depending on your local laws it might be illegal to go any higher than 6000K anyway. It's not a bad idea to look into what's legal in your area.
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I have the Retro Solutions 5K 55W headlight kit on mine. I'd get the matching capped 55W fog light kit if it was me.
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Agree 100%, get them all the same or if you really want to use your fog lights as fog lights get them @ 3000k
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Thanks guys. Anybody try getting a close match halogen for the fogs? For example, a 5000k low beam and silver stars for the fogs instead of converting to HID.

I'm considering it.
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You won't find a halogen that's close to a 5000K.... No matter what it's going to be more of a "yellow-ish" looking light. If you want it to match you'll have to do HID's in both the low beams and fogs.
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