We have a 2001 Wrangler Sport and are looking for the brightest headlamp replacement that isn't annoying to other drivers. What we have now is OE and at night I often turn them off and then on just to see if they are working. The fog lights help but they only illuminate directly in front and I am hoping to find bulbs that cast a larger area of bright light. Thanks
I did the H4's with 55w bulbs and now run 100w bulbs with a separate harness and relays. I wanted to do the IPF's but christmas is draining me so I picked up some 130w bulbs for now since I had to order a replacement 100w bulb for my Hella Black Magic driving lamps so I added them to my order. 2 100w H2's and 2 130w H4's only cost me 23 dollars.
Retired my 94 YJ 4cyl 5spd @ 200K
Now in a 04 TJ 4cyl 5spd CV @120K+
Both as a commuter vehicle in NW, NJ
April 2012.downsized and now a 99er.
Dont waste your time with Halogen bulbs, get HID like I did.
DDM.com I believe or DDMtuning.com has H4 HID conversion kit, 6000k 55w Hi/lo Bi xenon for 79.99+ shipping. Then all you have to do is buy the IPF Fat boy Housing or Hella E-code and install it. I did it watching install video and like 0 mechanical experience. It'll run you about $150, but thats about how much youd almost spend anyways. Its well worth it trust me, theres threads up of everyone who has converted and theyre happy. Youre going to buy the Fatboys anyways, might as well just get the HID kit.
Looked awesome and gave a lotttttt of light. Just dont forget to use it with E-code hl's and adjust them properly, otherwise you wont get the desired lighting and you'll be blinding just about everyone around you.
A note to the HID potential buyer. Don't buy HID's and slap them in a cheap housing. the light distribution will be improper. you will blind everyone else on the road, and if you do that in Texas you'll get shot, maybe twice. (I'm half kidding)
If you decide to get HID's. find a quality housing. (the Hella E codes may suffice, I don't care enough to go look, but with some research you can find out.) Generally reflector style housings are not optimal for HID's.
I have silverstar sealed beams in my TJ, H6024st. I bought them at the local autoparts store O Reillys. They are whiter and brighter then stock halogens and work good for me. I don't care for the HID or H4 conversions .... their beam pattern always blinds me when coming apon someone with those. Also when changing to a different headlight its a good idea to readjust your headlights. This way you won't be blinding on coming traffic.
You can also retrofit a set of projectors into a clear-lens 7" round headlight assembly. I plan on going that route once I have some spare cash to throw around, but I'm trying to find the best projector to use. I'm leaning towards the hella bi-xenon projectors from BMWs and MBs.
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