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Old 01-19-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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New headlights: Delta or Truck Lite...or something else...

...and why.

Lay some knowledge on me. There's a big price difference between the two.

This is for my 2013 JKU.

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:51 PM   #2
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The Beam is too Narrow on the Delta's. I had them and Hated them. Got the Hella E-Codes and they are MUCH better.

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:16 PM   #3
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I just put truck lite gen 2 on and all I can say is wow. literally night and day difference. Low beam is awesom and high beam is down right incredible compared to stock. No flicker at idle either like some have reported. $450 with adaptors via Northridge.com
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:21 PM   #4
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I just put truck lite gen 2 on and all I can say is wow. literally night and day difference. Low beam is awesom and high beam is down right incredible compared to stock. No flicker at idle either like some have reported. $450 with adaptors via Northridge.com
I'm really liking the truck lites as well and that may in fact be the first mod on my 2013 10th Anniversary Rubi. I have had HID's for 8 years so going to the stock headlights is going to be bad news. I was looking into the other H4 kits members on here talk about but if I can find an LED option why the heck not get it.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:42 PM   #5
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I was worried about the LED options getting snow covered as they don't put out much heat. The hella kit from rallylights.com is a fantastic upgrade.

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:47 PM   #6
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I was worried about the LED options getting snow covered as they don't put out much heat. The hella kit from rallylights.com is a fantastic upgrade.

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I am also putting that one on the list and it is significantly cheaper
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:53 PM   #7
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Yes. Hardest part of the install was finding a place to mount the relays on my '13. There happens to be a spot on the passenger fender well just forward of the firewall that is a perfect spot. You do need to drill through the metal into this tiny void, but it works well.

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Old 01-19-2013, 11:35 PM   #8
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I was worried about the LED options getting snow covered as they don't put out much heat. The hella kit from rallylights.com is a fantastic upgrade.

Mike

So far not an issue. I drove home in the freezing fog and I had a hard time keeping my windshield from freezing up on full defrost but the headlights were not an issue.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:15 AM   #9
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I am down to either Truck Lite or Cibies. They are about $100 apart in price.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:41 AM   #10
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I was worried about the LED options getting snow covered as they don't put out much heat. The hella kit from rallylights.com is a fantastic upgrade.
I also went with the Hella kit. It made a significant difference and the heat works well to keep the snow and ice build up on the lens.

The relay install was a bit of a pain. Not much room on the 12-13 engine compartment!
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i just installed my trucklites this weekend and i have to say that i am going to be very happy with them. the beam is nice and wide and high beam illuminates everything. i know they are a lot of money and it took me quite some time before i finally decided to buy them. but now that i have them in i am so happy i finally got them.
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I also went with the Hella kit. It made a significant difference and the heat works well to keep the snow and ice build up on the lens.

The relay install was a bit of a pain. Not much room on the 12-13 engine compartment!
What bulb option is everyone getting with the Hella's? There are about 15 to choose from

I've also ruled out LED's. They wouldn't work here with ice and snow.
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For my Hellas I went with the basic 60/55 watt bulbs. We only get about 6 hours of daylight right now, so my headlights are on all the time and I wanted the longer bulb life.

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What bulb option is everyone getting with the Hella's? There are about 15 to choose from

I've also ruled out LED's. They wouldn't work here with ice and snow.
If you're not gonna be Running a Relay Harness, stay with 55/60w Bulbs.

If you ARE going to be Running a Relay, you can pretty much go with any Wattage you want, but the Higher the Wattage, the Shorter the Bulb Life.

Also, DO NOT get a Coated Blue Bulb. If the Title has Blue anywhere in it, it's a Coated Bulb. The Output will actually be LESS than a Clear Bulb. It may Look Brighter to you, but it isn't.
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What bulb option is everyone getting with the Hella's? There are about 15 to choose from

I've also ruled out LED's. They wouldn't work here with ice and snow.
lucky for me we are having a low snow year and it has not gotten sub zero but a handful of times so my truck-lites are working fine.
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lucky for me we are having a low snow year and it has not gotten sub zero but a handful of times so my truck-lites are working fine.
Nice! hate to see an above average year! The more I read about the Truck Lites and the positive experience, the more I lean towards them.

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