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I Found The Fix For The Poor Ram Driving Lights

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I found the fix for the absolutely poor driving lights on these trucks. I just could not believe that was the best lighting they could give us. I saw these KC Hilites in the 4 wheel parts store and thought they might work. I removed the tow hooks and installed the lights in those slots. You just need to drill one hole in each slot and hook up the wiring which goes straight to the battery and install the lighted switch under the dash. Now I must add that these lights are pretty expensive ($400) but they work great. You have to come to the realization of do you want/need tow hooks or would you like to see where hell you're going.





KC HiLiTES | Flex Single LED Lights for Spread Beam for Motorcycle, UTV, ATV and Offroad Vehicles
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A couple of comments.
1 - Bounty is absolutely correct. Wiring lights direct to the 12v source is 100% outside of the CanBus system.

2 - I modified my halogen quad lights with HID Bi-Xenon Projectors and 55w ballasts. I am running projectors in each of the high and low lights, 4ea 55w projectors are lighted on low and on high. On low, they are adjusted so lights do not hit any oncoming driver in the eyes and about the top of a Camry trunk when pulling up behind a car. I have never been flashed. I have not heard of anyone else running with 4 Bi-Xenon projectors at the same time, on low or on high.

The purpose of my post is to assure the naysayers that 55w running light systems are not a problem if installed and adjusted properly. To the folks who say never put an HID in a quad light reflector, using the right projector negates the quad reflector, the light beam control is all in the Bi-Xenon projector.

My only complaint with HIDs is if they are properly adjusted, and on low, the cutoff is so close and abrupt it is easy to overdrive your headlights. It's okay in the city stop and go driving but on a rural road it is not good. This is where LEDs are king.
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But John...rural is for high beams! ;)
You are correct. I'm talking rural with traffic scattered along the way. When no traffic I light up the rabbits. So much for the 1500 Ecodiesel, here's my other headlight fix on a truck that has great LED lights:

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Back to the Ecodiesel, it too has an alternative, modified 7"Hella 55w HIDs

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