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I’m looking for something that I can take my bulb out and plug another one in. Also bulbs to match for in my fog lights.
Yup, that’s a direct replacement (brighter) for the bulb you already have. Unplug old bulb, plug in new bulb. 9145 are your fogs. Not sure if philips makes an Xtreme vision version.
 

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The stock projectors on these trucks are really disappointing.
You might want to try halogen 9011s for a noticeable quick and easy upgrade to your stock projector head lights. All you need to do is trim one of the tabs & they plug in. No Canbus or AphaOBD necessary. Follow this link for instructions. https://store.candlepower.com/mohirbuba.html
Not as bright as HIDs but a very noticeable improvement over the stock bulbs. Enough so that I’m not in a hurry to install HIDs.
 

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The stock projectors on these trucks are really disappointing.
You might want to try halogen 9011s for a noticeable quick and easy upgrade to your stock projector head lights. All you need to do is trim one of the tabs & they plug in. No Canbus or AphaOBD necessary. Follow this link for instructions. https://store.candlepower.com/mohirbuba.html
Not as bright as HIDs but a very noticeable improvement over the stock bulbs. Enough so that I’m not in a hurry to install HIDs.
I don’t understand anyone’s desire to have inferior headlights or the reluctance to change to HIDs.

Maybe they cost a little more, but in changing your bulbs alone, you have done most of the same work as the HID install except install the ballasts and a couple of cables.

The difference is night and day!

I’m sorry but no matter what Halogen bulb you use, although maybe slightly better, they are still pathetic.
In the darker photo, my iPhone could barely pick up the light in front of the truck with halogens.
I hated driving at night.
Next photo, although winter, with the HIDs installed I found it to be about 1,000% improvement.

Just my opinion and experience after the changeover.
I put in Morimoto 35 Watt ballasts and Morimoto 4300k bulbs.
Cost me 3 hours time, $271 in Canadian Dollars. Difference in light....Monumental!
 

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I agree with Dogpatch. Don't waste your time just trying to find a slightly better bulb to replace the sub-par factory ones. Do yourself the favor and install a good HID setup and you will be amazed at how much better you can see. I went from not being able to see over 2-300 ft in front of the truck with high beams to seeing over 1/4 mi with the HID setup. Low beam performance is greatly improved as well.
 

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My main problem with going with a higher quality halogen light is that they generate more heat and they burn up quicker. A few years ago I had a buddy that was literally going through a set of Silvania Silverstars every year, no kidding. I finally convinced him to go HID and he NEVER regretted the decision. I started out with the stock halogens in my stock projectors and they were putrid at best. I then upgraded to LED as I figured being a newer technology and easier install than HID would be the way to go. I saw no difference in output vs stock halogens, just a cooler color. After doing some research I found several reputable lighting companies that sell both LED & HID prove that the output of the LEDs in our projector housings is actually less than the output of the stock halogens! I threw my high end $250 LED kit in the garbage and went with the Morimoto 35W HID kit and was blown away. Light output is incredible compared to stock and LEDs. Don't waste your time going the route I did, just do HIDs and be done with it. Don't scrimp out on the kit either, there is absolutely a difference between knock-off HIDs and Morimotos. There is no cutting or custom wiring work needed, simply order the full kit from Retroshop, plug it in to your factory wiring, connect the relays to the battery, and mount the ballasts. If you can change a tire you can install an HID kit, don't be intimidated.
 

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My main problem with going with a higher quality halogen light is that they generate more heat and they burn up quicker. A few years ago I had a buddy that was literally going through a set of Silvania Silverstars every year, no kidding. I finally convinced him to go HID and he NEVER regretted the decision. I started out with the stock halogens in my stock projectors and they were putrid at best. I then upgraded to LED as I figured being a newer technology and easier install than HID would be the way to go. I saw no difference in output vs stock halogens, just a cooler color. After doing some research I found several reputable lighting companies that sell both LED & HID prove that the output of the LEDs in our projector housings is actually less than the output of the stock halogens! I threw my high end $250 LED kit in the garbage and went with the Morimoto 35W HID kit and was blown away. Light output is incredible compared to stock and LEDs. Don't waste your time going the route I did, just do HIDs and be done with it. Don't scrimp out on the kit either, there is absolutely a difference between knock-off HIDs and Morimotos. There is no cutting or custom wiring work needed, simply order the full kit from Retroshop, plug it in to your factory wiring, connect the relays to the battery, and mount the ballasts. If you can change a tire you can install an HID kit, don't be intimidated.


No issues with flicker in winter or any other time?

Do they make a kit for the fogs so they match? I like the idea of not having to cut into wiring. I also don’t want blue lights.
 

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No issues with flicker in winter or any other time?

Do they make a kit for the fogs so they match? I like the idea of not having to cut into wiring. I also don’t want blue lights.
I've never had an issue with flickering. When you purchase the wiring kit you get a module that prevents flicker by essentially smoothing out the factory PWM to a 100% duty cycle DC signal. They do make HID kits for the fog lights too, but I don't recommend that. HIDs scatter pretty bad so if they aren't in a projector they will be very bright to oncoming traffic. One possible solution would be to throw some Philips 5000K bulbs in your fogs and then go with 4,300K HIDs and they should look pretty close. Morimoto makes a LED projector style foglight that is a direct plug and play for our Ram fogs that is an incredible upgrade over stock and is only $200. Give Jeremy at RetroShop a call, he is the master of all things Ram lighting and can help you figure out what you want. ;-)

To be clear I am not trying to take any business away from the sponsors here, I am just recommending who I have dealt directly with.
 

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I've never had an issue with flickering. When you purchase the wiring kit you get a module that prevents flicker by essentially smoothing out the factory PWM to a 100% duty cycle DC signal. They do make HID kits for the fog lights too, but I don't recommend that. HIDs scatter pretty bad so if they aren't in a projector they will be very bright to oncoming traffic. One possible solution would be to throw some Philips 5000K bulbs in your fogs and then go with 4,300K HIDs and they should look pretty close. Morimoto makes a LED projector style foglight that is a direct plug and play for our Ram fogs that is an incredible upgrade over stock and is only $200. Give Jeremy at RetroShop a call, he is the master of all things Ram lighting and can help you figure out what you want. ;-)

To be clear I am not trying to take any business away from the sponsors here, I am just recommending who I have dealt directly with.


Alll good. So did you just leave the high beam bulb factory? I might get a hold of them and see.
 

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Alll good. So did you just leave the high beam bulb factory? I might get a hold of them and see.
The projectors are bi-xenon, meaning there is a flag that blocks off half the light when in low beam and lifts to release all light with high beam. Once you get HIDs in your projectors your actual high beam bulbs are not even noticeable.
 

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I have an issue with the b4/ after pics. B4 is a dark macadam street. After is a snow covered winter wonderland. Of course they appear brighter!
 

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I have an issue with the b4/ after pics. B4 is a dark macadam street. After is a snow covered winter wonderland. Of course they appear brighter!
Funny. You never DO see a pic before and after with the truck sitting in the exact same spot while the swap was made, or one bulb in one headlight, and a different bulb in the other headlight. It’s always something like that, or the lights just shining on a wall 10’ in front of the truck.
 

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9005 fit and work perfectly for fog's. Been running sylvania silver star ultra in mine for years, made a huge improvement. Only last about a year though as they're life is shorter due do being brighter. I don't get flashed for them either as the fog's spread the light pretty well.

I would like to try the Morimoto's that everyone raves about for the projectors tho.
 

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The stock projectors on these trucks are really disappointing.

You might want to try halogen 9011s for a noticeable quick and easy upgrade to your stock projector head lights. All you need to do is trim one of the tabs & they plug in. No Canbus or AphaOBD necessary. Follow this link for instructions. https://store.candlepower.com/mohirbuba.html

Not as bright as HIDs but a very noticeable improvement over the stock bulbs. Enough so that I’m not in a hurry to install HIDs.
This.

They work.

I have them in my high beams. I have the 9012's in my lows and they are much better than stock.

I drive over two mountain passes four to five times a month, lots of stupid four legged animals to deal with and my lights work great.

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Alll good. So did you just leave the high beam bulb factory? I might get a hold of them and see.
I’m a light glutton!

I have since upgraded from 35w Morimoto to 55w Morimoto HIDs with 5000k bulbs.

I put PIAA Extreme White Plus 9005 bulbs in the brights.
While I was in the headlights, I added a trigger wire from my brights and put it to a relay and switch and hooked up my light bar and fog cubes to come on with my brights.

Lastly I changed my stock fog lights out to the Morimoto XB LED ones.

Like I always say, I can count the hairs on a deers arse at 5,000 feet!
 

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