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12altitude 04-30-2013 07:47 AM

HID headlights
 
I've gone thru a few threads on this but figured it be easier to start a new on for better results!....I have the 12' altitude and want to do HID headlights!...what's the best option/brand? And to they really melt the casing? Thanks!

VPExhaust 04-30-2013 07:59 AM

Re: HID headlights
 
My FOG lamps melted twice over a 12 month period. Not "that" bad considering a new set of lamps cost only $35.00 from RockAuto.

I had them in my headlights, working, for about 3 months with zero visible heat related issues.

Jeep_addicted 05-01-2013 08:44 AM

Re: HID headlights
 
You have more than a few options to persue in getting HID headlights on your altitude.
  • The first is adding HID bulbs and ballasts to your Halogen headlights. (this is pretty straight forward and probably the least expensive option)
  • The second option is Using the OEM bi-xenon housing from either the Limited overland or SRT8 models (This is just as simple if you get the right adapters, and could essentially a bolt on mod but costs more money)
  • The third option is to retrofit projectors into the halogen housings you have. (This is could cost as much as using the OEM housing but you have more control over the customization of the headlights and the overall appearance of the headlight)
There are examples of all three options here on the site if your search you will find those that have done one of the possiblities and maybe you can contact them by PM and get the details and opinion you are looking for to make your final decision.

What course were you considering for your HID upgrade?

12altitude 05-01-2013 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeep_addicted (Post 815161)
You have more than a few options to persue in getting HID headlights on your altitude.

[*]The first is adding HID bulbs and ballasts to your Halogen headlights. (this is pretty straight forward and probably the least expensive option)[*]The second option is Using the OEM bi-xenon housing from either the Limited overland or SRT8 models (This is just as simple if you get the right adapters, and could essentially a bolt on mod but costs more money)[*]The third option is to retrofit projectors into the halogen housings you have. (This is could cost as much as using the OEM housing but you have more control over the customization of the headlights and the overall appearance of the headlight)
There are examples of all three options here on the site if your search you will find those that have done one of the possiblities and maybe you can contact them by PM and get the details and opinion you are looking for to make your final decision.

What course were you considering for your HID upgrade?

The ones I had on my ram were the basic ballasts and bulb which were nice and cheap think it was $100 for the kit....I was thinking of going to the dealer and getting the ones from the srt/overland

I've gone thru some pics and seen front bumpers taking off and the whole headlight taking apart,,not for nothing I really don't feel like going thru that trouble for a 6 month old truck ya know


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