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Old 04-10-2013, 04:04 PM   #61
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:41 PM   #62
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I installed these headlights and they are a definite improvement over stock (here in Canada). But they still aren't crazy bright. I still switch on my KC driving lights when I really need to see where I'm going. For the price, though, I think the kit is decent value, and simple plug and play installation.

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Old 04-10-2013, 04:44 PM   #63
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I'm also interested. $109 for better headlights is a bargain (that's if they are any good).

Any problems with the DRL here in Canada?
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:00 PM   #64
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If you call the guys at Rallylights.com, they will sell you the Hella headlights with a basic conversion harness in place of the custom wiring harness. This will allow you to run standard H4 lamps in the $100-150 range. The Hella housing is a much better housing optically than the one sold by KC.

The difference in the wiring harnesses are in voltage regulation. A standard H13-H4 harness uses the power feed from the CANBUS controlled system and the voltage can fluctuate. The custom harness that rallylights builds brings power directly from the battery without the interference of the CANBUS system. This provides a little more light from a standard bulb, but also allows you to run hotter H4 bulbs.

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Old 04-28-2013, 08:54 PM   #65
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I installed HID lights. Now I can see. Just need to adjust them die to lift kit. Drivers keep flashing me. $120 installed. Only downside, hi beams are halogen.
Drivers flash because it is a kit that is not right and they see the glare. A proper hid setup for a jk is 1400 bucks.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:00 PM   #66
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I agree. HID is great for the driver wanting to see, but the other guys get blinded. Can't stand that glare...
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I proper projector retrofit can be done for about $300 if you DIY... but it's a real PITA to get it right.

Trucklites or H4 halogen housings seem to be the best bang for your buck
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:30 PM   #68
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+1 for the Phillips bulbs. Very noticeable improvement for 30 bucks.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:46 PM   #69
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I was at my friends house and I told him about my lights, he couldn't believe how dim they were. Bulbs are 1/3 the problem, housings are 2nd and the current limiting wiring setup is the other 3rd. Hope my fogs will help:
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I'm with the others that stepped up to JW. The JW's are the way to go. Absolutely hated driving the jeep at night after driving my other car with factory hid's. They work great. I got the last gen 8700s and it took a little more work than the evos, but at half the price and like new, it was no big deal.
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My Light Meter app and my eyeballs both agree that my new aftermarket $119 55w KC 5" fog lights produce substantially more light than my factory low beams. Pretty sad that Jeep puts this junk on it's new vehicles. I'll be swapping my headlight assemblies soon.

I think it's safe to conclude that factory JK headlights are crap!
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My Light Meter app and my eyeballs both agree that my new aftermarket $119 55w KC 5" fog lights produce substantially more light than my factory low beams. Pretty sad that Jeep puts this junk on it's new vehicles. I'll be swapping my headlight assemblies soon.

I think it's safe to conclude that factory JK headlights are crap!
I do think that conclusion was made 6 years ago. I had a 64 ford truck that's head lights were almost as "good" as the ones on the JKs
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:52 PM   #73
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What surprises me is that they continue to put this shit on a new vehicle... and in 6 years haven't come up with a better setup. For the sticker price on a new 13' Wrangler, you'd think there would be adequate headlight output. Skimp on parts, but no skimp on the sticker price.

I get it, I'm sure that was echoed 6 years ago too. I just bought mine 2 months ago.
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