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Old 04-09-2013, 11:55 AM
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Looks great, way more light than the stock halogens that's for sure. It looks like it's lacking in width though. Probably the design of the projectors. It looks like full HID retro in store for me. I hear Retro Shop does good work & specializes in Rams.
No lack of width, same light projection as the halogens (just more of it), it is the inability of the camera (my phone camera in this case) to capture the total width and luminas of the projected light and my driveway is elevated a bit.

The gas bulb of the HID's lined up correctly with the filament of the halogen bulb, this would produce the same projects which it has.

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This is good to know I was looking at getting on. For what they charge for the light you think they could throw in a cheap resistor.
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Nice job, yup retro has some good HID kits,
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:34 AM
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Still waiting for the truck. Have received the retro 55w kit. Does anybody know if installing this would affect the auto high beam function. ?
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Still waiting for the truck. Have received the retro 55w kit. Does anybody know if installing this would affect the auto high beam function. ?
Yes, it is a bit more sensitive to the reflection from roadside signage. I've noticed on narrow roads where the signage is close to the side of the road you will get a few false positives. I was having issues with the auto hi-beam before the HID upgrade. I live out on dirt roads, some with trees hanging over the road. The hi-beams would reflect back off of the tree branches and trigger off the low beams. Since the HIDs are going through projects, the light from them does reach up that high.

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Yes, it is a bit more sensitive to the reflection from roadside signage. I've noticed on narrow roads where the signage is close to the side of the road you will get a few false positives. I was having issues with the auto hi-beam before the HID upgrade. I live out on dirt roads, some with trees hanging over the road. The hi-beams would reflect back off of the tree branches and trigger off the low beams. Since the HIDs are going through projects, the light from them does reach up that high.
Thanks. You happy with the install ? Retro ? did U change the fogs as well ?
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Thanks. You happy with the install ? Retro ? did U change the fogs as well ?
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No - with 55 watt HIDs in the projectors the fog lights do not offer much.

Here is the fog light ordering info **************** sent me:

Fog Lamps
55w DIGITAL fog lights (30%-40% more output):
http://****************.net/product-info.php?55W_DIGITAL_HID_KIT-pid746.html
Please select "9006/HB4" for fitment, the color of your choice, and "other" for application. Here we would suggest the bulb capping service as the factory fog lamp housings do not have built in bulb covers.
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You would also need 1x Relayed wiring harness (9006/HB4 fitment) added to the fog lamp setup:
http://****************.net/product-info.php?HID_relay_wiring_harness-pid582.html
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Does anybody know if the update for the DRLs is available ? I am planning to have DRLs and then change some of the yellow LEDs in the front to cool white colors. To kinda get the look of the Audi type headlights.
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Great info.. I been plning on getting the Retro Solutions 55w HID kit myself for my Laramie. The issue I have is can't make up my mind if I should do the Fogs or not. I seen pics with and without and do find the HID fogs help increase width but my delema is how will they actually be like in FOG. Has anyone put HID's on their Fogs and used them in actual fog. If so how did they work? did you get a lot of reflection back in fog.

My trucks not even here yet so no rush though will be ording the low beams today or tomorrow.

BTW Monster5601 do you have the link of the installation video you mentioned?

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If you put hid's in the fogs you dont need headlights lol
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