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Old 06-29-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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What all do I need for new Truck-Lites??

I have a 2013 JKU and think the headlights are the worst lights on any car made since the 60's.

I was about to order Truck-Lite LED Headlamp Kit for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec. But I want to know if I need anything else??? (Brackets, harnesses,...)

I am really interested in how the low-beams preform. The low beams on my Jeep are like two worn out Mag-Lites. Since 99% of the time on the road is in lows, I really want a brighter low beams.

Thank you much for your time.

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I have a 2013 JKU and think the headlights are the worst lights on any car made since the 60's.

I was about to order Truck-Lite LED Headlamp Kit for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec. But I want to know if I need anything else??? (Brackets, harnesses,...)

I am really interested in how the low-beams preform. The low beams on my Jeep are like two worn out Mag-Lites. Since 99% of the time on the road is in lows, I really want a brighter low beams.

Thank you much for your time.
Let me know if they work well. I installed a set of Warn HID Xenon lights and they light up the road without blinding oncoming traffic

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Old 06-29-2013, 11:38 PM   #3
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I let you know. I was just wondering from the folks that already have them if I need anything more than just the lights.?.?
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For the money, I'd much rather have these.

©2012 HID Projectors They are far superior to trucklites. Best I and most useful mod I bought for my rig.

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Old 06-30-2013, 08:10 PM   #5
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I let you know. I was just wondering from the folks that already have them if I need anything more than just the lights.?.?
If you don't want them to flicker, you need to wire them through a relay harness, which does NOT come with them.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:37 AM   #6
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For the money, I'd much rather have these.

©2012 HID Projectors They are far superior to trucklites. Best I and most useful mod I bought for my rig.

That kit says it is not DOT approved. Have you had any problems with inspection or anything like that?
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That kit says it is not DOT approved. Have you had any problems with inspection or anything like that?
No, because all the components on their own are DOT approved. The headlight even has a DOT stamp right on it. The components together are not DOT approved, but I have yet to meet an inspector who is smart enough to know what they are looking at. I would only have a concern if you live in California, they are insane over there. Having said that, NJ no longer has safety inspections so that point is moot to me. Are CT inspections done at private gas stations like NY/NJ or do you have to bring it in to a state facility? I have never ever heard anyone of failing an inspection in the North East. Are you telling me no one in CT has HIDs in OEM housings? I doubt they care.
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CT uses private shops to do emissions testing not so much safety anymore. I had HID lights in OEM housings on my F-250 with no problem, but I was just wondering because the housings on the web site look nothing like OEM. I'm not a stickler for the law by any means but the less attention I can draw the better when there is no real legal places to off road here.
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CT uses private shops to do emissions testing not so much safety anymore. I had HID lights in OEM housings on my F-250 with no problem, but I was just wondering because the housings on the web site look nothing like OEM. I'm not a stickler for the law by any means but the less attention I can draw the better when there is no real legal places to off road here.
They can be built in any configuration you want. Some people go nuts with the lighting, some like me (have very simple plain ones). All black, no LEDs, nothing.



They look plenty OEM (as OEM as JW speaker or trucklite).
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I just ordered the Truck-lites from Rockridge. Derran said a harness comes with it so I wouldn't have any flicker issues.
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I just ordered the Truck-lites from Rockridge. Derran said a harness comes with it so I wouldn't have any flicker issues.
I have been running Truck-lites for the last 12,000 miles now on my 2013 and never have had the flicker issues some talk about. Take the time aim them properly both vertically and horizontally and you will be rewarded with some incredible headlights. Your jeep has the vertical screw adjustment so the up and down is easy. There is however no horizontal screw adjustment so you will have to fashion some shims to get the horizontal adjustment. I used electrical tape to make my shims.
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For the money, I'd much rather have these.

©2012 HID Projectors They are far superior to trucklites. Best I and most useful mod I bought for my rig.
Damn those look good... Which configuration did you get & how much it cost you if you don't mind me asking?
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Damn those look good... Which configuration did you get & how much it cost you if you don't mind me asking?
I got mine in satin black with gattling gun shrouds in satin black, but I got them before he had all the options you see now. My price won't be accurate to you because I already had everything (harness, bulbs, ballasts, etc etc) so I just needed the headlights. I also bought them when he first started. I think it was somewhere in the $350 range. His lights are plug and play, and don't flicker. They come with the proper harness. Trucklites require you to buy a harness to kill the flicker. The lightout is far more controlled, even, and balanced over any LED setup. Not only that, the HID bulb or ballast is replaceable unlike the LED stuff. LED is great if OEM, but aftermarket LED technology (headlights I mean) isn't there yet.
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I just ordered the Truck-lites from Rockridge. Derran said a harness comes with it so I wouldn't have any flicker issues.
little heads up
when its time for the install have a level handy so that you can clock the lights level
there are detentes for alinement but they have enough wiggle room to leave your rig looking a little cockeyed with the low beam cut skewed wrong as well
loving my TL's FWIW
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little heads up
when its time for the install have a level handy so that you can clock the lights level
there are detentes for alinement but they have enough wiggle room to leave your rig looking a little cockeyed with the low beam cut skewed wrong as well
loving my TL's FWIW
Thanks for the tip.
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Thanks for the tip.
glad that i could help
please don't ask how i know this it looked perfect from 5'
ive had her grill off more often than i have added gas with mods lately
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Got the new TL's installed. WOW>>>> what a difference!!!
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:36 PM   #18
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I have them too. Soon as I installed them I took them to a tint shop and had the clear bra paint protection installed so they don't get sand blasted.

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