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What's up guys - Just picked up my 2017 Rebel - already have a list of things I want to do. However, I'm not a big fan of the OEM projector low beams. I wanted to replace everything with an LED kit, but I'm having a hard time finding anything for 2017. Does anyone know of a good LED upgrade kit? Thanks.
 

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Welcome to the Ram Rebel Forum. Congrads on the new Rebel. But take some time and do a search here and other ram sites about lighting. LED's are nice and whiter color, but do not throw out enough light to make the change worth the effort. What does work is upgrading to a HID low beam kit. It will provide more than enough light as the low beam bulb is also used with the high beam bulb.
I have this 35 watt kit in mine with the 5500K color bulb, and it works great.


https://www.theretrofitsource.com/a...ts)+1500&preselect=47338&preselect_restrict=1
 

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I'm in the same boat as you. I've always wanted LED headlights. I've tried many (in my previous truck) and none will give you as much light as an HID kit will. Go ahead and give the LED kit a try, but I'm betting you'll be disappointed. It MIGHT be better than your stock halogens but it'll be less light than HID. The problem with most LED kits is that they just don't throw enough light down the road. Most of them come with a 6000k bulb. Anything above 5000k is going to be blue-ish and will give you less light output. My recommendation is to just go with an HID kit that's either 5000k or 4300k. It's the first thing I installed on my Rebel after I bought it last week.
 

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Rebel Chief - Thanks for the info - Did you buy a 2016 or 2017? My issue is that it seems NO ONE makes anything compatible for the 2017 Rebel yet. Can you provide a link to the HIDs you put in your Rebel? Thanks.
 

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The 2017 Rebel doesn't really need "compatibility" for LED headlights. The 2015/16 projectors had very tight space limitations so bulbs with larger heatsinks would not fit. The 2017s have so much more space that it seems like pretty much any 9005 replacement will work, according to what guys have posted.
 

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The 2017 Rebel doesn't really need "compatibility" for LED headlights. The 2015/16 projectors had very tight space limitations so bulbs with larger heatsinks would not fit. The 2017s have so much more space that it seems like pretty much any 9005 replacement will work, according to what guys have posted.
That's encouraging, but I was talking to the parts guys at the dealer today, and apparently the 2017 Rebel takes 9005 SL and 9005 HL bulbs just for halogen. I'm trying to figure out if the SL/HL thing means they are totally different than normal 9005 bulbs...Not a lot of info out there.
 

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That's encouraging, but I was talking to the parts guys at the dealer today, and apparently the 2017 Rebel takes 9005 SL and 9005 HL bulbs just for halogen. I'm trying to figure out if the SL/HL thing means they are totally different than normal 9005 bulbs...Not a lot of info out there.
The SL is only for the halogen bulb. It means that it sits sideways. If you upgrade to an aftermarket HID kit you can use any 9005 kit you want. The 9005 HID bulb will fit just fine. You'll end up having to drill a 3/4 or 1 inch hole in the back of the cover of the headlight to run your HID bulb wires through (that connect to the ballast). It's a very easy install.
 

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Bought a HID kit from Diode Dynamics. It's is easy to install, and doesn't require all of these extra wires to run to the battery, etc. super clean install and well worth it.
 

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LED Headlights in Kensun with a superdiscount! To find out more follow the link - > kensunhid.com/promo_page/
 

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I've been reading a few posts on here regarding changing the headlights. I'm not disappointed in the performance of the stock ones, I simply dont like that the color is different that that of the fog lights. I'll admit that I'm a noob when it comes to this area and any help is appreciated. Can you simply change the bulb? Do you need a ballast? Please educate me. Thanks!

PS - Links to products are absolutely welcome!
 

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I've been reading a few posts on here regarding changing the headlights. I'm not disappointed in the performance of the stock ones, I simply dont like that the color is different that that of the fog lights. I'll admit that I'm a noob when it comes to this area and any help is appreciated. Can you simply change the bulb? Do you need a ballast? Please educate me. Thanks!

PS - Links to products are absolutely welcome!
I agree and that's why I put a HID kit in my Rebel. If you get HID, then you will need a ballast which is part of the HID kit when you buy it. If you have a 2015 or newer Rebel, then you will also need an anti-flicker module. See the link below and pick your poison!

https://www.diodedynamics.com/store/listed-by-vehicle/dodge/ram-trucks-link/ram-1500.html
 

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There are alternatives to include present day HID headlights and give your auto an unmistakable look that demonstrates your actual thankfulness for extraordinary cars. After the HID front light fever hit with present day autos that utilization H4 style globules some creative items have hit the market to enable exemplary auto enthusiasts to participate on the good times. We'll even give you a few connects to discover where to get the parts from a confided in source.

For great autos that utilized a fixed shaft front lamp you were essentially stayed with a standard halogen fog light globule. Luckily that is not true anymore. Available now are connector globule lodgings that are intended to hold H4 style knobs. This implies you would now be able to coordinate HID headlights into your lighting framework using a HID change unit and a front lamp lodging adapter.Classic Mustang

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These HID change units will incorporate every one of the things that you require to influence utilization of H4 to style fog light globules, stabilizer and ignitors. One section that may get to some degree untidy is changing over your old fog light connector into a H4 connector. Most car parts stores convey the connector that is expected to complete off your associations. Simply get an arrangement of these connectors and afterward join the connectors into the current wiring bridle. Make certain to take the additional time precisely strip the first wiring, being certain to leave as a great part of the current wiring in place as to ensure that you leave enough slack to make your association generally tough. I additionally recommend that you uncover the old patching iron and rosin center bind for a decent strong association. The exact opposite thing you need to do is hit a pothole and locate that one of those gooey crease connectors has come free and abandon you flying visually impaired in light of the fact that your headlights have gone out because of a defective electrical association.
 

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Always install difficult. Recommend ask install in shops the master, it's not very expensive I think.
 
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