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Lighting question

What do all of you do with your lights? I need to do something with my lack of lighting. If it wasn't for the 2 small driving lights I would be in trouble. I just have the stock bulbs in the headlights and fog/driving lights. Everytime I go to the dunes or the mountains in the dark I hate my lights but I don't think of fixing it until the next time I'm stuck in the dark. I know that the big floods and a light bar would be best but I want to try and fix the the stock stuff first. Whats the way to do that? I see alot of the Xenon and HIDS kits etc. and I just don't know anything about this stuff so if anyone could suggest some stuff I would really appreciate it

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The cheapest way would be to adjust the lights. And with a little bit of cash you could upgrade the stock bulbs and adjust the lights. With alot more cash you could get the HID's.


I went with option 2, I upgraded my bulbs and adjusted the headlamps to my liking.

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HIDs aren't expensive. I got em for my headlights and fog lights for $68 bucks. Install is a snap, since they're almost completely plug-n-play.

Here's the link: HID Kits, BMW Aftermarket Bumpers & Lighting, DEPO - DDM Tuning


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Might want to think about Bright Box, or a simple one that does the same.

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You can buy a kit that uses relays and gives you more power at your lights. It bypasses all the wiring into the switch. This and some PIAA bulbs would give a noticable improvement.

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so when looking at the HID kit from mah77, looks like this is the way to go. Do I need to get two kits? one for the headlights and one for the fog lights. also do I need to do anything to the adjustment of the lights or anything? I know these are going to be brighter and my friend had mentioned to me that they put off a scatter affect that will blind on coming traffic, is this true? What kind of bulbs is the popular one to go with and is it hard to put on the truck yourself? Thanks for all your comments guys.

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so when looking at the HID kit from mah77, looks like this is the way to go. Do I need to get two kits? one for the headlights and one for the fog lights. also do I need to do anything to the adjustment of the lights or anything? I know these are going to be brighter and my friend had mentioned to me that they put off a scatter affect that will blind on coming traffic, is this true? What kind of bulbs is the popular one to go with and is it hard to put on the truck yourself? Thanks for all your comments guys.
You'll need one kit for the headlights, and one for the fogs. I got the 35W Raptor kit, which was plenty bright. I also went with the 4500K bulbs, because I didn't want to draw too much attention from the cops. The light does have a scatter effect, so you will need to adjust your lights after the install (which is real easy). You don't need the harness or adapter kit.

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What kind of bulbs did you use for the fogs?

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The DDM lights are a great upgrade. I put the raptor 55W 8k in the head lights and 35W 8k in the fogs. I think your truck uses 9007 heads and 9006 fogs. Install is easy.

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