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Old 05-10-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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Hid kit

What's a good hid kit that's easy to install on a 08 wrangler??

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Old 05-10-2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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From doing abit of research, there are some plug and play kits you can get. Here's one I came accross:

50W Resistor Plug Play Pack [50W-RSTR-PLUG]

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Old 05-10-2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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Looking for head lights
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:14 PM   #5
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:20 PM   #6
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Eh? HID headlights (projectors, reflectors made for HID bulbs) or HID plug and play kits for lamps (ballast, harness, bulbs)?
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:28 PM   #7
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Don't no much about them witch is easier to install
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You'll probably want to go with E-Codes and a kensun HID kit off Amazon. Not sure what your harness is as it's different than mine. It's plug and play install.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:38 PM   #9
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HID bulbs have a better less glary pattern in the stock H13 than they do in H4s, or at least that's what many people that have tried them in both housings end up saying and it's also mentioned in another forum that did an ample headlight shootout (dont know if I can name it without breaking forum rules).

I've run Cibies, and know for a fact that HID bulbs in them have a horrible pattern and excessive glare. I haven't run HIDs in the stock lamp, but the beam pattern pictures of the previously mentioned shootout is worlds better than the one I had.

@Dcappelle for entire lamps, you can check out hidprojectors.com. He sells solid 7" lamps (no cutting or epoxy, they are legit H4 housings using the lamp plastic cover of the stocks) with an HID projector. You would need an HID kit anyways if going that route, which would include, bulb, ballast and harness. The entire thing its pretty expensive, but its the best way to run HIDs and have the most light output properly. There are also some sylvania lamps similar to these, but have not seen anyone with them.

You can also buy only the hid kit to use with the stock headlamps or any other headlamp, just ballast, bulb and harness on ddmtuning, theretrofitsource. I believe rebeloffroad also sells one.
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So your saying?
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HID bulbs have a better less glary pattern in the stock H13 than they do in H4s, or at least that's what many people that have tried them in both housings end up saying and it's also mentioned in another forum that did an ample headlight shootout (dont know if I can name it without breaking forum rules).

I've run Cibies, and know for a fact that HID bulbs in them have a horrible pattern and excessive glare. I haven't run HIDs in the stock lamp, but the beam pattern pictures of the previously mentioned shootout is worlds better than the one I had.

@Dcappelle for entire lamps, you can check out hidprojectors.com. He sells solid 7" lamps (no cutting or epoxy, they are legit H4 housings using the lamp plastic cover of the stocks) with an HID projector. You would need an HID kit anyways if going that route, which would include, bulb, ballast and harness. The entire thing its pretty expensive, but its the best way to run HIDs and have the most light output properly. There are also some sylvania lamps similar to these, but have not seen anyone with them.

You can also buy only the hid kit to use with the stock headlamps or any other headlamp, just ballast, bulb and harness on ddmtuning, theretrofitsource. I believe rebeloffroad also sells one.
That really doesn't say anything, no idea what pattern those lights are -- if they're dot approved for H4 then they're terrible for HIDs. The throw of the E-Codes isn't the best but it's not terrible. Light leak isn't like high-beaming someone and you're going to get people pissed off regardless of what headlight you run (properly aimed or not) because there is no autoleveling and it's a lifted jeep.

I've tested mine and it's not even close to something I'd personally be "pissed off" at.
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Thanks so just need ballast harness and bulb
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That really doesn't say anything, no idea what pattern those lights are -- if they're dot approved for H4 then they're terrible for HIDs. The throw of the E-Codes isn't the best but it's not terrible. Light leak isn't like high-beaming someone and you're going to get people pissed off regardless of what headlight you run (properly aimed or not) because there is no autoleveling and it's a lifted jeep.

I've tested mine and it's not even close to something I'd personally be "pissed off" at.
Cibies are not dot h4s, they are e-code. Those who know about lighting (not me just in case, did not even know h4s came in DOT as i though it was an european format), in this forum at least since thats where i've seen a lot of talk about them and actually made me buy them, usually suggest them over IPF, hella, delta or whatever else. They are e-code, and they are terrible for HID, just like any other e-code or dot made for halogen lamps. The only reason I hinted the stock H13s is because all the fuzz about them with HIDs and how people post of their above average pattern compared to e-code swaps, which is quite the opposite on halogen where the h13s is the worst. Even the review mentioned that the stock lamps were a better fit for hids than they were for halogen.

No autoleveling or being lifted is no excuse to have lamps with glare. Not to mention that light leak is not glare. Look at the heavy strands of light or the upper right (or upper for that matter) hotspot in the ipfs, that is not light leak. Light leak is a small smooth whiteish border of light between the cut off and the total dark area of the surroundings as a characteristic of light.

Pattern of IPF with hids:


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Pattern of an hid projector from tom:


If the hella e-codes look better than the first two (havent seen a pattern yet with hids), then by all means the hellas are the ones to get for an hid kit.
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Mine are similar to the below.




Obviously nowhere as crisp as projectors, but not bad.
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Mine are similar to the below.




Obviously nowhere as crisp as projectors, but not bad.
Is that the cutoff of a BMW? That doesnt look like the hood of a wrangler.
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Is that the cutoff of a BMW? That doesnt look like the hood of a wrangler.
No, it's a HID bulb in an E-Code, just not on a wrangler. Just saying my Wrangler's pattern is similar to that.

BMW are similar to the projectors above.
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Anyone get any kind of error code running their hids?
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I just installed a plug and play kit that i purchased from HIDEXRTRA on my 08. install was easy and took less than 30 mins and the lights look and work great!
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