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Old 09-02-2014, 07:06 PM   #1
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TJ Replacment Headlights

My headlights suck...driving at night is almost scary because they are so dim.

What do you recommend as a good replacement? I'm not doing this for the cool factor (i.e-HID or LED lights). I just want a good replacement set that is easy to install and not expensive.

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Old 09-02-2014, 10:30 PM   #2
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I use NAPA Halogen sealed beams... about $15.00 each.

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Old 09-03-2014, 01:35 AM   #3
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Sylvania Silverstars are great. A little pricey but are extra bright
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:00 AM   #4
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This is my plan when I get around to replacing the headlights. Also remember to realign them when you replace them.
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:08 AM   #5
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E-code housings from Delta and Xenon H4 bulbs, plus I built my own harness using relays to pull power directly from the fuse block to get a full 12v at the headlights. Very bright, and correctly aimed won't be a problem for oncoming traffic.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:45 AM   #6
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I'm using Hella E-Code kit I got off of Amazon for around $80 shipped last year. Light output is much better, and I'm not running an upgraded harness which would make them even better.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:50 PM   #7
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:52 PM   #8
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I don't know about you, but for me trucklites fall out of the "not expensive" category.
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:26 PM   #9
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I just put in Roundeyes brand headlights. Mine went from scary dim to about the same brightness as any newer car. Non-HID or LED of course. They also look a lot nicer than the sealed beam ones that I replaced. Less than $110.00 including shipping and you will be driving safely without blinding oncoming traffic.
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:05 PM   #10
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The Hella Vision Plus lights I installed last year were about $60/pair on Amazon.
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:25 PM   #11
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Same problem with mine, I searched and found vw bus depot 7inch H4 housings and some H4 bulbs on the same site. I want to say it was around 75-80 bucks (total + S&H) and was quite an improvement. That was in Oct of last year and I have had good service out of them since.
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:43 PM   #12
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Go HID. i just did a write up on my install

Retrofitting HID projectors from the retrofit source
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:08 PM   #13
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I have IPF halogen conversions. Absolutely GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:19 PM   #14
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The Hella Vision Plus lights I installed last year were about $60/pair on Amazon.
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Amazon.com: HELLA 002395301 Vision Plus 176mm High/Low Beam 12V Halogen Conversion Headlamp (HB2): Automotive
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Old 09-09-2014, 09:00 PM   #15
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Ipf e code housing osram nightbreaker unlimited 60/55 and ebay wiring harness. Total is 140 and when I pulled up next to a jk with trucklites on my last night run the guy said damn I paid over 400 bucks for these and theyre almost identical. Main difference was the color temp. His was just a little closer to actual day light but for 140 bucks total it cant be beat. I love driving at night now. Its almost dark. Ill post up a pic if anybody would like
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:26 PM   #16
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If you could post one that would be great
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:26 AM   #17
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You won't need to change the wiring harness with the Hella Vision Plus (easier to install) and they come with replaceable bulbs ($8) (like the other non-sealed beams mentioned here)
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... Also remember to realign them when you replace them.
Not necessary if replacing them with more sealed beam headlights. Replacing them doesn't change their aim which is done by the headlight mounting bucket that isn't moved during the headlight replacement process.

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