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Old 10-16-2014, 10:08 PM
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Question 50w or 35w hid upgrade?

I'm thinking of getting the hid upgrade from RetroShop for my Sport's projectors. For those of you that have already done the upgrade_ which one did you buy?...50w or 35w? Other than the lifespan, what's the pros and cons???

What color did you get?....5000k or 6000k. Pictures are appreciated.

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If you are going to rip the front apart might just as well go with the 50 watters, I did. I also drive on unlighted dirt roads and extra light is welcomed.

I suggest 4,300K lamps for the most usalble light (had these on my last vehicle), I have 6,000K right now and they do OK but the light easily blends into the black asphalt and when it is wet out, the blending is worst.

I plan on switching out my HIDs to 4,300 or 5,000 K lamps. The Kelvin temperature you go with really depends on what you are looking for, you want the blue over tone for show or do you want to light your way.
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I have 50 watt 6k, they are slightly blue, like an ice color, I would go with 5k if I did it again, they are amazingly bright.
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Stay with 35watt, 55watt is overkill. (55watt also has less life span, and more heat) Stay with 5000K or lower. (4500K to 5000K is perfect) If you go any higher than 5000K, (like 6000K up), the blue tint cancels out your white light. Thats why you cant see the road as well with 6000K on up... especially on rainy nights...!!!
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Anyone know how much more heat the 55 throw off compared to the 35?

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Stay with 35watt, 55watt is overkill. (55watt also has less life span, and more heat) Stay with 5000K or lower. (4500K to 5000K is perfect) If you go any higher than 5000K, (like 6000K up), the blue tint cancels out your white light. Thats why you cant see the road as well with 6000K on up... especially on rainy nights...!!!
I agree 100% on every point you made.

35w/5000k is what I went with on Jeremy's advice and he was right!
I have another set on order already with FX-R's this time, same specs.

...and will be adding the exact same for my fogs too.

5000k has the highest lumen output, anything more is a compromise, especially in rain or snow



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So looking on the retrofit site I see the RETRO-QUIK: DODGE RAM (13+), are these really a straight swap for the 2014 stock projectors? They look like an awesome mod to do. I also assume they play nice with the Canbus and auto headlight dimming system on my limited?
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So looking on the retrofit site I see the RETRO-QUIK: DODGE RAM (13+), are these really a straight swap for the 2014 stock projectors? They look like an awesome mod to do. I also assume they play nice with the Canbus and auto headlight dimming system on my limited?
That is the Kit that Jeremy uses to Retro Fit FX-R's into the new 13+ projector heads at the RetroShop.
But he does have to bake the heads open to swap the PJ's,then reseal the heads.

If you choose the canbus adapter option on his site
you don't need to bother with whole Mopar relay wiring harness.

Hard to believe, but a pair of these replaces all the relays, resistors, capacitors
and all the wiring of a conventional harness...



and they (along with the ballasts) can be stuffed right inside the lamp if you are good at Tetris lol



I started with a set of murdered out OEM PJ heads with just a drop in HID upgrade kit
(Bulb and Ballasts, Canbus adapters) and an adapter for my 10' Sport that came with Quads

After Two weeks I decided I wanted the razor sharp cut off of the FX-R's
(since they will be open for paint and tint, they may as well get a real projector mounted inside)
So a new set is on the way, current ones look identical and will go up for sale as soon as the new ones arrive.

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Well I love that exact look and would obviously need some custom blackout work. If I opted to just purchase a blacked out retro set with FX-R's would they be a plug and play swap. What kind of dollars are we talking about?
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Well I love that exact look and would obviously need some custom blackout work. If I opted to just purchase a blacked out retro set with FX-R's would they be a plug and play swap. What kind of dollars are we talking about?
For your 14' that already has an OEM PJ setup?, yes totally plug and play


Shoot JJ a quote request, but be warned, the Best aint cheap
it will be over 4 figures. [ www. retroshop. us ]

...But Canadian dealers are charging $1900 for a stock OEM set so it will be a LOT cheaper than that!
with a Lot more output (Stock Halogens in the new projector housings are f'ng useless )

..then sell your stockers on kijiji to offset your upgrade costs FTW!

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