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Hey, guys. Adam here with americantrucks.com. And today we're taking a quick look at, and of course, installing the Morimoto XB LED Tail Lights in the smoked finish available for all '09 to '18 RAM 1500s without factory LEDs. Now, if you don't have factory LEDs on your truck and you're looking to modernize the rear end with one of the most unique tail light options in the category, this is a great way to go from Morimoto.Now, this uses a completely redesigned interior tail light while using OEM quality housing materials. This uses an injection-molded plastic for the entire body of the material that's impact resistant along with a smoked polycarbonate lens to give you a nice stealthy look at the rear. Now we have the tail lights on here, so you can see it's such a unique design. The upper and lower squares here are completely using LED technology state-of-the-art LEDs that are a lot brighter than factory and a lot more attractive. That obviously is gonna help with safety, security, and of course, just giving you a more stylish look.Now, the main thing to mention here is that the upper and lower squares there have this tunnel vision effect when the LEDs are on. It reflects in almost like a mirror so that it looks like it just keeps going on forever. Now, when you hit your brake lights, the upper and lower running lights you see surrounding that square will light up along with the LEDs on the inside. So it's extremely bright and very effective. It's also got a built-in LED reverse light right in the middle there so you're not transferring over your factory light. Complete state-of-the-art technology here.Now, listen, this isn't going to be for everybody. It's definitely an out of left field type of design for the guys looking to go as far away from factory as possible. If that's not what you're looking for, there's a ton of other options in the category. This one's definitely for RAM owners looking to be a little bit more unique standing out amongst the crowd. Now the side also has multiple LED strips so you have a good side profile view with a unique finish instead of just reflectors. And then of course you have the reflector there as well in the middle.Now the price tag for these comes in right around 500 bucks. Install gets one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, it should take no longer than 30 minutes or so from start to finish. It's just two bolts holding these guys in, and it's a plug and play install so no splicing is required. Simple hand tools will do the trick. I'll show you how it gets done. So what do you say we get started?Tools used in this install include an impact gun or a ratchet and a T25 Torx bit. First step here, we're gonna start on our passenger side. Remove the two T25 Torx screws holding the tail light in. All right. When you pull this guy out, release the little red locking tab by pushing it up, pinch and disconnect. This bottom one doesn't have the locking tab. You're just gonna pinch and disconnect. You can set your factory light aside.All right. So we got our factory tail light off of the passenger side here and it's on our tailgate next to our XB LED tail light from Morimoto. So let's talk about some similarities and differences. And I got to say, guys, there really isn't a single similarity other than the quality of construction of the housing. Your new Morimoto tail light uses the same quality materials as far as the build and the housing and lens. Polycarbonate smoked lens here, which again, even in itself is different than your factory light. So overall, the design is completely changed. We're going from the red chrome interior housing with the chrome reverse light section to a black interior housing with a smoked poly lens. Now the smoked lens mixed with the black interior really gives you that stealthy rear-end appearance. And you can see we're switching up here with the upper and lower squares that give you that tunnel vision effect for the LEDs. Now the LEDs themselves are gonna be a lot brighter and a lot more attractive than your factory incandescent bulbs. And you can see you even have like a daytime running light there that will be red, that LED strip around that middle square. All of that will illuminate with your tail lights. The centers will get a lot brighter with your brake lights and the turn signals also are built into those LEDs. Now, the cool thing about these tail lights is they also use an LED reverse light. Now, a lot of times you pick up tail lights and you have to transfer your factory reverse light bulb over even if it has an LED tail light. Not the case here, completely built with LEDs already in the housing. All you gotta do is plug them in. On the side there you get some more red LEDs to illuminate with your tail lights, and you also have the reflector there. And of course, this is SAE and DOT compliant. Now the cool thing is it is all plug in play so we don't have to splice anything together. No cutting off any harnesses. I'm gonna show you guys how to install it. It's really just the reverse order, plugging things back in and bolting it up using the factory hardware.All right. So again, plug and play here. So what we're gonna do is take the large factory harness. Plug it in to the harness on the back of our new Morimotos. Once you have that guy plugged all the way in, drop that red locking tab. Take the smaller connector, do the same thing, except this one does not have the red locking tab. You want to make sure this guy is all the way seated. Now we can put these guys back in and re-install the tail light. Grab that factory bolt. I'm gonna thread that back through by hand. All right. Grab your impact gun and tighten them down. Okay. Now you can repeat on the other side.That's gonna wrap up my review and install for the Morimoto XB LED Tail Lights in smoked finish available for '09 to '18 RAM 1500 without factory LEDs. Now, if you're looking to pick this guy up, you can do so right here at americantrucks.com.
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Rugged Styling and Performance. The smoked Morimoto XB LED Tail Lights expand your RAM 1500’s lighting capability with their powerful LED bulbs. These tail lights’ rugged styling and advanced electronics complement your truck’s design, so you can go on nighttime expeditions with greater confidence.
Highly Durable Design and Construction. Morimoto designed these XB LED Tail Lights for maximum durability. They feature industrial-grade, injection-molded ABS housing, which makes them lightweight, yet highly resistant to impact. Additionally, their lenses are made out of high-impact, UV-resistant polycarbonate for excellent protection against road hazards.
Simple-to-Install Design. Installation of the XB LED Tail Lights is effortless. They attach to your RAM's factory wiring system without the need for any modifications.
DOT Compliant Lighting Equipment. The XB LED Lights are DOT compliant. This makes them legal for most street and off-road applications.
Covered by a 10-Year Warranty. The XB LED Tail Lights are covered by Morimoto’s 10-year warranty against structural or workmanship defects. Please note that some limitations to this warranty may apply.
Application. This pair of Smoked Morimoto XB LED Tail Lights have been designed for use on all 2009-2018 RAM 1500 pickup trucks without the Factory LED Tail Lights.
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