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I am getting the DDM kit to install for my boy

just making sure i get all of the stuff.

1) DDM H11 Low beam 35Watt 8k Kit
2) Bulb out canceler ? (i do need this for this truck correct?)
3) 9145 Fogs 8k
4) ? do I need a relay kit or can i just use the stock wiring? I have always used the stock wiring in teh past and have never had a problem and have installed like 20 + kits but I dont want to screw my boys brand new truck up (obviously) lol
Same question I have, what all do I need for my 12 Longhorn Laramie? I wanna do the headlights and fogs.
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I'm bout ready to pull the trigger on this pending input from SS4Luck and Philpott50:

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From DDM this kit includes the lights and ballast. You will need to buy the rellay harness seperate. That is what will keep your truck from thinking there is a bulb out. I also bought the mounting brackets. Sorry for the late reply.
What relay harness is needed? I called DDM and they said that a Dodge is damn near impossible to get to work correctly. Referred me to this article on their website:

https://www.ddmtuning.com/support/in...eid=47&nav=0,2

"High/Low HID Kits installed on Dodge Rams may present with flickering on the low beams and, to a much lower frequency, with flickering on the high beams. The flickering may ultimately result in the HIDs turning off. In most cases, it's possible to correct this flickering (and turning off) by installing one of the following components: 4700 uF Capacitor, 100 ohm/25W resistor, 6 ohm/50W resistor, or a 100 ohm/10W resistor. Only one of these components will be necessary. Based on customer input, the Capacitor and the 100 ohm/25W resistor have been most reliable as a solution. Also, the Raptor ballasts tend to be more amenable to these solutions than the DDM Slim ballasts (for reasons that aren't clear to us). Therefore, if the flickering isn't corrected using a resistor or capacitor and the kit has DDM Slim ballasts, you may need to switch to Raptor ballasts. We can set up an exchange for you if the ballasts are in Brand New condition; please contact us for that.

Because the Raptor ballasts are more likely to respond to the Capacitor and Resistors described above, we strongly recommend installing Raptor HID kits in the Dodge Rams.

The Capacitor or Resistor needs to be connected between the ground wire and the trigger wire of the circuit that is affected (generally, the low beam circuit). From a functional standpoint, it doesn't matter if the component is wired into the H/L harness or the stock hiring however, modifying the H/L harness will void the warranty of the harness.

Another option to prevent the flickering is to install a low beam only HID kit. We have taken reports that the low beam only version often (but not always) does not experience the flickering problem.

Special Note for Quad Headlights (separate Low and High Beams): If there is a flickering problem, we have been advised that the Error Code Eliminators Type-3 correct the flickering problem. Based on the information we have received, the 2011 Dodge Ram with the Quad Headlights require the Error Code Eliminators for the Low Beams and may need them for the High Beams. Earlier Dodge Rams with Quad Headlights may not need any Error Code Eliminators.

One Last Note: Some customers have tried all of the above solutions for their Dodge Ram without success so we are unable to promise that your Dodge Ram will accept aftermarket HIDs. For that reason, we advise doing a test installation in such a way that the HID kit is not modified and does not show any signs of installation; that way you can return the HID kit for a refund (please contact us through our Submit a Ticket option on the Support page to request a return for refund)."
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Just so this is in here as well, this was my responce
I am running the DDM 55W Raptor kit with error code eilminators in my truck and have had 0 problems. I have helped countless forum members install the same setup and again have no problems with their set up either.

It has been noticed that 55W kits tend to have less problems with the quad light setup and we think its because they pull more current helping the truck not think there is a light out. The bulb simply color/temperature does not effect the flickering, it is simply the ballast setup.


I would recommend the Raptor kit, not the slim ballast kit, those seem to go out more often as well. The error eliminator kits seem to put enough resistance into the circuit to not create problems.

If you had the dual set up it would be a different story, but the quad setups are pretty easy.






The main problem dodge is the 3rd gen 1500s with their bixenon setup. Quad headlights seem to be plug and play as long as it is done smart. The few times I have seem DDMs fligher in the low beams of a quad setup with error eliminators a relay harness fixed the issue, but i believe starting with both error elims and a relay harness on low beams is overkill and unnecessary work to start with.
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and as far as fog lights go it is 100% plug and play with a stock wiring and a stock kit. No error elims or relay harnesses or anything else needed. Those dont get the same "pulse" current the headlights do
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I have a quick question. Are any of you having issues with bulbs not lighting up at start up? I installed a set in a previous car and when it was cold out one light would never light and I'd have to turn lights off and on again to get them to fire. I was always nervous that I was running on one light. Is this an issue with anyone or certain HIDs?
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I can't find the raptor kits on DDM anymore.. Did they stop selling them?
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Has anyone tried the 6k-8k headlights with the 3k yellow fogs? I had this on my armada and love the look but It was black with black rims so the colors looked good together.
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@OP or anyone.. do you have any pics of installs with the Hi Beams on? my question is are the hi's the DRL's? and would like to know what that looks like for daytime driving..

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Where did you buy the mounting brackets?
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