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Old 03-28-2008, 09:30 AM   #1
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i was wondering what are the best lights to buy that you can actually use driving everyday at night? Also a resonable price

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Old 03-28-2008, 09:34 AM   #2
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I prefer Sylvania SilverStar Halogens. They are $30 each.

part # 97000.100 on Quadratec.com



Sylvania XtraVisions are nice. They are $13 each

part #97000.300 on Quadratec.com

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Old 03-28-2008, 03:40 PM   #3
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IPF H4 housings and IPF Fatboy bulbs..night and day difference. With the headlight wiring harness, I heard they are even better (which would be retarded incredible compared to stock..)
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:43 PM   #4
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is the wiring harness just plug and play?
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:13 PM   #5
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CIBIE's and the harness, you can build the harness yourself if you want. Just need two relays, two H4 female sockets and one H4 male socket plus some 12 or 10ga wire...oh and some split loom or 4ft sections of shrink tubing for neatness.
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:15 PM   #6
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I second the IPF's they are amazing
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:13 AM   #7
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hid,, with h4 housing
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Old 03-30-2008, 04:22 PM   #8
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i went with the delta housings with xenon bulbs and couldn't be happier.
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Old 03-30-2008, 04:28 PM   #9
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I second the IPF's they are amazing
x2 I still have stock but jave seen these and there alot better.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:26 PM   #10
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Headlight Harness??

I just bought my 97 TJ and love it....mostly...the headlights don't work and neither does the front drivers side turn signal/driving light (there is corrosion inside the bulb plug). When I turn the headlight switch to on, the dash lights work but headlights dont come on...also, the left turn indicator illuminates dimly and remains on even when the turn signal is not on...any suggestions on fixes for either or both issues?? Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:49 PM   #11
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well that turn indicator is probably staying on because the turn/marker light bulb is out.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:57 AM   #12
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I just bought my 97 TJ and love it....mostly...the headlights don't work and neither does the front drivers side turn signal/driving light (there is corrosion inside the bulb plug). When I turn the headlight switch to on, the dash lights work but headlights dont come on...also, the left turn indicator illuminates dimly and remains on even when the turn signal is not on...any suggestions on fixes for either or both issues?? Thanks in advance!
Sometimes it actually is the bulbs. That said all 4 of the 97TJ's we've had have had to have the headlight switch replaced.
Good idea time, go buy the bulbs and replace ALL of them, markers, turns, backup, brake, etc. Clean the sockets out and put a dab of dielectric grease in all of them before putting the bulbs in.
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Thanks for the responses...I have tried to clean out the sockets but can't get in there really well. Any good ideas on that?
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:53 PM   #14
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I'll second the Silver Stars, granted they don't compare with the IPF's but they are 10X better than stock and are cheap. You can purchase them at any auto parts store. So if you're on a budget these are what you want.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:09 AM   #15
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Thanks for the responses...I have tried to clean out the sockets but can't get in there really well. Any good ideas on that?
Go to a good electronics shop and pick up a burnishing tool. A company called "GC" makes them as well as other electronic tools. The part number is 00-9338-000, it's a very thin bar of spring steel that is about equal to 400 grit sandpaper only steel file like. They are used for cleaning contacts and female connectors, it's .0250 wide. You probably won't find them at Radio Shack, you need a good electronics shop or industrial electric shop that has people who do that kind of work like cleaning relay contracts and such.
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The american silver stars suk (20% brighter than stock). They have that blue tint to them that only bocks light. The european silver stars dont have that so they are a bit brighter (30%) but still dont compare to the Phillips ultras that are about 50% brighter than stock. I dont know about the fatboy bulbs.

If you want to actually see good, you will have to go with hids though.
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The american silver stars suk (20% brighter than stock). They have that blue tint to them that only bocks light. The european silver stars dont have that so they are a bit brighter (30%) but still dont compare to the Phillips ultras that are about 50% brighter than stock. I dont know about the fatboy bulbs.

If you want to actually see good, you will have to go with hids though.
Thats funny, mine do not have a blue tint to them and they are at least 50% brighter than my stock lamps were.

I think you been sukin the crack pipe again.
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since its YOU thats complaining, it makes no difference. lol


Consumer reports did the test on them.
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another vote for the IPF fat boys
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Heres a good writeup on the IPF fatboys ... looks like an impressive light kit.

http://www.4x4xplor.com/ipf-h4.html
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Heres a good writeup on the IPF fatboys ... looks like an impressive light kit.

http://www.4x4xplor.com/ipf-h4.html
that's the site i referenced when i swapped mine out quick and easy.

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