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Old 02-07-2014, 04:02 PM   #1
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Aftermarket Headlights: Easiest install and best for money

Curious what you guys like or have tried?

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Old 02-07-2014, 04:08 PM   #2
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There are so many threads covering this subject in depth, you can search and find so much information.

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JW Speaker 8700 headlight / 6145 fog light setup
Very easy install just get proper adapters

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Tried cheap Ebay HIDs in the stock housing and currently Truck-lite Phase 7s. Swapping the TLs for Hella E-codes and Philips XP bulbs, already running a RallyLights/SMS harness. TLs, Speakers, or KC are probably the easiest to install. Best bang for buck are TLs if the hotspots and beam don't bother you.
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Truck lites... I believe you'll need an anti-flicker harness with the JK.
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Got trucklites. They flicker some but only when I am in my garage within 3 feet. I don't notice when driving around. Not enough for me to spend the $50 bucks for a harness.
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TRAUMAhead- where dod you get your setup from. I did not like the TLs and am considering the JWs but those Cibie E-Codes look interesting. Curious about the Hellas- pricing etc.

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Tried cheap Ebay HIDs in the stock housing and currently Truck-lite Phase 7s. Swapping the TLs for Hella E-codes and Philips XP bulbs, already running a RallyLights/SMS harness. TLs, Speakers, or KC are probably the easiest to install. Best bang for buck are TLs if the hotspots and beam don't bother you.
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Philips 9008 CrystalVision Ultra Headlight Bulb, Pack of 2
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I put a set of these in the stock housings and I am happy with them. The whiter light makes it much easier to see and the coverage looks much wider than stock bulbs. I have used these same bulbs in two previous vehicles and have been happy with them.
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TRAUMAhead- where dod you get your setup from. I did not like the TLs and am considering the JWs but those Cibie E-Codes look interesting. Curious about the Hellas- pricing etc.
I'm going with Hellas, not Cibies. IIRC Cibies have a better spread while Hellas have more forward throw. I never cared for the Truck-lites ability to throw light to the side other than driving out in the desert. Hella E-Codes and harness here: SM6024J Headlamp Kit for Jeep Wrangler 2007->. Replaces H13 lamp with Hella E-Code H4 Headlamps - Jeep - Automobiles - Vehicle Type - RallyLights.com

I was originally going to try RallyLights/SMS Hella H9 bi-halogen setup, but since I have to sell the H4 harness along with the TLs, I figure I'll give the Hella E-Codes a shot first.

Comparison shots, Cibies (Osram 70/65 bulbs) first, Hellas (Phillips Xtreme +80 bulbs) second, by Hilldweller.

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For the money spent, I'm gonna say Cibie E-codes with Osram 65/70w bulbs. That is what I have and for $150 spent I can't complain. Big improvement over stock setup.

Not sold on the Trucklites/JW Speaker LEDs. Not impressed with the light patterns I've seen and the high beams are not great on either. Also, I need lights that won't freeze over in snow/ice, LEDs don't generate enough heat to melt snow and ice. I've seen posts from people complaining about this very issue with the Trucklites.
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Here is about 2 days of reading.

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Looking at their web site at the 3" Square 24w Aux lights anyone know if they are sold as a set of per light at $84 dollars?

I bought a set of Black Box Logistics got them for $79 bucks and 10 dollars shipped they work great but build moisture bad inside the lenses.
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I recently installed the IPF H4 conversion kit and they are a big improvement over the stock lights. They cost me $180.
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After all of the reading, I will either go with the Hella E-Codes and Philips +80's with an H13 to H4 adapter or the KC Highlights JK conversion kit. Even then, I will update the lamp to the Philips +80 ASAP.

About $130 plus some shipping to do the Hella and $110 plus some shipping for the KC. No flickering, no weak high beam and cost effective. That's just my opinion and YMMV. I'll post in the appropriate thread once they are installed.
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I did the KC H4 conversion, simple to do and affordable. Been using these lights since Aug 2013 with no problems.
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Philips 9008 CrystalVision Ultra Headlight Bulb, Pack of 2
Amazon.com: Philips 9008 CrystalVision Ultra Headlight Bulb, Pack of 2: Automotive

I put a set of these in the stock housings and I am happy with them. The whiter light makes it much easier to see and the coverage looks much wider than stock bulbs. I have used these same bulbs in two previous vehicles and have been happy with them.
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Can you confirm this is the correct link and that you put these bulbs in?

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There are so many threads covering this subject in depth, you can search and find so much information.
Agree. There really is no point of anyone posting questions about lights. There are hundreds of threads and thousands of opinions. I suggest someone read until they have a firm understanding of lighting options. Then buy what seems most useful and appropriate.

To simply ask what do you guys like or have tried imo gets you no where. Research and get involved. All the information you will ever need is already there.
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I think the KC HiLites LED headlights are easiest...because the anit-flicker harness is built-in. The install is the same as TLs etc but the wiring is plug and play.
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Finished the Hella E Code H4 upgrade today. The housings were on sale at 4 Wheel Parts for $33ea and I got some Philips +50's for $9ea and the adapter was $15 for the pair. For less than $110, I am very happy with the results.
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Finished the Hella E Code H4 upgrade today. The housings were on sale at 4 Wheel Parts for $33ea and I got some Philips +50's for $9ea and the adapter was $15 for the pair. For less than $110, I am very happy with the results.
Damn, I should've shopped around. Payed $120 shipped total for 2 x Hella E-Codes and 60/55w bulbs.
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Damn, I should've shopped around. Payed $120 shipped total for 2 x Hella E-Codes and 60/55w bulbs.
The housings were marked $41 but when I went up to the counter, he said Oh, these are on sale... I was pleased with that comment.

The Philips +50's are 67/60 so they have a tiny bit more punch, but not as much as the +80's. I intended to go with the +80's but the deal on the +50's was too good to pass. I have the Hella 60/55 as spares now too.

It's my wife's DD so I had her test drive it last night too. She said: "Yes, lots more light".
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Yep, using my 60/55s as backup and running the Philips Xtreme Vision +100 (IIRC replaced the +80s). Might pick up some Osram Night Breaker Unlimiteds too to see if they're any brighter since they're +110.
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Are the Hella beams as wide as the stock lamps...maybe wider? I am sure they are brighter and throw light out longer.
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KC HiLites Vs Truck Lite....GO
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I have no problem seeing with the stock headlights
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