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06-29-2019 06:51 PM
Jimmy07
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Originally Posted by PUREVIL View Post
Thanks, i assume since i dont have DRL's that plug is just left unplugged? I placed an order for fogs and head lights i cant wait to get them installed.
It comes with a fuse tap harness so you can tap a fuse that is powered when the ignition is on. They are going to send you a fuse tap that is for a micro2 fuse, which the 2013+ rams use. You have a 2012, which uses mini fuses. Save yourself the scrambling around, and call TRS and tell them to send a fuse tap for a mini fuse.
06-29-2019 06:20 PM
Jimmy N. You can plug the DRLs in according to the instructions, or over a separate switch.
I'm hooking mine up according to the instruction, but through a relay run by one of the auxiliary switches.
That's so I have DLRs when I want to, and only when I want to.
06-29-2019 05:30 PM
PUREVIL
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Originally Posted by Jimmy N. View Post
Almost anything is better than the stock headlights.
I think a posted a photo of the light output of mine earlier. They weren't aimed correctly, but definitely bright.

And, yes, disconnect the old lights, plug in the new ones, aim them and go.
Thanks, i assume since i dont have DRL's that plug is just left unplugged? I placed an order for fogs and head lights i cant wait to get them installed.
06-29-2019 02:22 PM
Jimmy N. Almost anything is better than the stock headlights.
I think a posted a photo of the light output of mine earlier. They weren't aimed correctly, but definitely bright.

And, yes, disconnect the old lights, plug in the new ones, aim them and go.
06-29-2019 01:56 PM
PUREVIL Im really interested in this lights for my 2012 3500... is the performance really that much better than the stock halogens? Is it truly plug and play? What if i dont have DRL's im assuming if i wanted to wire them up to run DRL's id have to get creative? Lastly has anyone paired them with the fog lights they sell how good are those?
06-25-2019 01:17 PM
Jimmy N. Loki, I had a really nice Aluminess bumper. Figured that if I had a decent bumper, the deer and elk wouldn't get in my way.
The theory worked, and I never hit anything.

But the mileage took a huge hit. I recreated what was missing of the stock bumper below the Aluminess, and that helped a lot.
06-25-2019 12:38 PM
Loki223
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If it helps not to run into one elk, it's worth it.
My Thunderstruck bumper has held up against multiple deer between 45-65 with 0 damage to the bumper or the truck. it has been well worth every penny, and has held up better then every other bumper i've had previously had. Generally most bumpers will end up with a slight tilt or dump, or deflection over 40 MPH with a good deer hit. Being that i've hit several over 60, with absolutely no damage, i know the next truck will also be getting a thunderstruck bumper. My only complaint is that the paint used on the bumper could've been thicker to hold up better in the long run. but the paint job was still better then the ranch hand bumpers i've gotten over the years, so there is that as well. That's my only critique on my bumper, beyond that it's been worth every single penny invested into it. I'm with you, spare the truck, spoil the bumper.
06-24-2019 10:50 PM
Jimmy N. If it helps not to run into one elk, it's worth it.
06-24-2019 10:48 PM
andytall23 $1350?!? Jesus effing Christ what in the actual eff!!
06-24-2019 03:58 PM
Walker111 Thanks for the update @Jimmy07, I just bought a set.
06-24-2019 03:07 PM
TriBeard
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Here they are installed-
These are the first version that came out I got for $330. Out of the box, they work just fine unless you have a 2015. That year truck will throw a turn signal out error with hyperflash on the EVIC, although all the turn signals will be working and flashing normally. It can be fixed with AlfaOBD or 6ohm 50w resistors. At the time, they were only compatible for quad headlight trucks, so I built some adapter harnesses for mine, then called Alpharex (the manufacturer) and talked about them offering adapters for those with projector headlight trucks. They sent me a pic of what they made, and by the time I noticed they forgot to add the dedicated DRL wire in the adapters, they already had batches made up, so I donít know if theyíll get around to adding that. This would only affect those that want to enable the DRLs using AlfaOBD, otherwise, the included DRL fuse tap harness can be used.
I heavily modified mine because only the upper strip was used for DRLs, the turn signal wasnít sequential, and the black bezels kind of clashed with my truck. I completely gutted them, ripped out the upper and lower LED boards and drivers, and replaced them with sequential switchback strips, and rewired everything to work how I wanted it. I painted the bezels max steel, and kept the shrouds chrome. The low beam projectors have a fixed cutoff shield, so they donít drop when the high beams are switched on. I had some Morimoto d2s minis collecting dust, so I fabbed those in to fit for the low beam projectors. The cutoff lines and beam width/pattern are pretty much identical between the projectors that came with and the d2s minis, but I stuck with the d2s just because I had them, and I could have shields that dropped with the high beams. Iím using the innovited 35w H7 HID kit for the lows, and some off brand $29 Amazon H7 LEDs for the highs.
OF COURSE, after I did all this, they released a new G2 version for $455, that pretty much mimics everything I just did, and they also have smoked upper and lower LED strips. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-G2-He...29b0%7Ciid%3A1
Yeah, the smoked DRL's are key IMO and really improve the look. How bright are the turn signals? On my stock projectors I can see the turn signals lighting up the street signs/overhead signs at traffic lights and such they're so bright.
06-24-2019 02:35 PM
Jimmy07
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Originally Posted by Walker111 View Post
Any more feedback on the knockoffs? I see they list for the projectors now. @Jimmy07 did you ever get yours put back together? How's the fit? Are the knock-offs plug and play? Or do you have to do some wiring?
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Originally Posted by TriBeard View Post
I like the idea of dual projectors, not sold on paying 1300 bucks for the LED ones though. Subbing for the updates on the knockoffs. Those seem like more my speed if they're working well for people.
Here they are installed-
These are the first version that came out I got for $330. Out of the box, they work just fine unless you have a 2015. That year truck will throw a turn signal out error with hyperflash on the EVIC, although all the turn signals will be working and flashing normally. It can be fixed with AlfaOBD or 6ohm 50w resistors. At the time, they were only compatible for quad headlight trucks, so I built some adapter harnesses for mine, then called Alpharex (the manufacturer) and talked about them offering adapters for those with projector headlight trucks. They sent me a pic of what they made, and by the time I noticed they forgot to add the dedicated DRL wire in the adapters, they already had batches made up, so I donít know if theyíll get around to adding that. This would only affect those that want to enable the DRLs using AlfaOBD, otherwise, the included DRL fuse tap harness can be used.
I heavily modified mine because only the upper strip was used for DRLs, the turn signal wasnít sequential, and the black bezels kind of clashed with my truck. I completely gutted them, ripped out the upper and lower LED boards and drivers, and replaced them with sequential switchback strips, and rewired everything to work how I wanted it. I painted the bezels max steel, and kept the shrouds chrome. The low beam projectors have a fixed cutoff shield, so they donít drop when the high beams are switched on. I had some Morimoto d2s minis collecting dust, so I fabbed those in to fit for the low beam projectors. The cutoff lines and beam width/pattern are pretty much identical between the projectors that came with and the d2s minis, but I stuck with the d2s just because I had them, and I could have shields that dropped with the high beams. Iím using the innovited 35w H7 HID kit for the lows, and some off brand $29 Amazon H7 LEDs for the highs.
OF COURSE, after I did all this, they released a new G2 version for $455, that pretty much mimics everything I just did, and they also have smoked upper and lower LED strips. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-G2-He...29b0%7Ciid%3A1
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