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Old 12-17-2009, 07:58 AM   #1
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Regarding HID headlight retrofit kits

I'm glad that I kept researching the HID retrofit kit (Sylvania) from SUVlights.com.
suvlights.com - CandlePowerForums

This kit and the kit from Daniel Stern Lighting seem to be the best options.
I hear that IPF is working on a plug-n-play kit too.

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Old 12-17-2009, 02:53 PM   #2
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Just ordered:
this light kit
these 70/65 bulbs
these for reverse

Full write-up with photos after install. With the holidays, this will likely be delayed a couple of weeks...

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Old 12-17-2009, 09:27 PM   #3
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cant wait to see some pics and hear about these
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:23 AM   #4
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From the RallyLights website:
The H13 is quite possibly the stupidest design for a bulb ever foisted on the public. The terminals are so small that they overheat, even at stock wattages, and melt the plastic housing of the connectors. Higher than stock wattage bulbs are offered, but not recommended and we accept no responsibility for their use.

And, to add injury to insult, the stock bulbs are fed pulse width modulated power that results in fewer lumen output than nominal for the bulbs. And the reflectors aren't as good as most other vehicles.

The new housings, bulbs, & wiring harness address all of the stock shortcomings.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:32 AM   #5
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so are you upgrading the bulbs on the website or are you having to order two sets of bulbs. (noticed the substitute clause at the bottom...) how much are you ending up spending on just the headlights alone?

and the bulb you said your subbing in says its "NOT LEGAL FOR HIGHWAY USE" ?? i mean i doubt any cops are going to check them and give you a ticket but does that mean its too bright for on coming traffic or because they arent tinted or whatever?
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so are you upgrading the bulbs on the website or are you having to order two sets of bulbs. (noticed the substitute clause at the bottom...) how much are you ending up spending on just the headlights alone?

and the bulb you said your subbing in says its "NOT LEGAL FOR HIGHWAY USE" ?? i mean i doubt any cops are going to check them and give you a ticket but does that mean its too bright for on coming traffic or because they arent tinted or whatever?
I ordered the naughty bulb; they're the same things that I used to run (legally) in a few of my motorcycles that used H4 bulbs.
I ordered the naughty bulbs on top of the standard ones so that I'll have both sets; I anticipate the naughties' early demise and will install the nice before motoring to Moab in May.
As for enforcement? These bulbs create less eye pain than the blue-tinted ricer bulbs that are so popular these days if they're properly aimed. I don't anticipate any notice at all.

Total price for the kit, extra bulbs, & set of brighter reverse bulbs (including shipping and discount for Christmas) was $241.
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Will this kit create any problem with the OEM wiring.. Is there any risk of overload in the wiring system. Will the ProCal "daytime running light" settings be maintained..?
I know the electrical set up within the Jeep has its own intricacies and I don't want to add to that..
Thanks for sharing..
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Will this kit create any problem with the OEM wiring.. Is there any risk of overload in the wiring system. Will the ProCal "daytime running light" settings be maintained..?
I know the electrical set up within the Jeep has its own intricacies and I don't want to add to that..
Thanks for sharing..
They build you a harness with an H13 plug on one side going to a relay, battery, back to the lights.
So your power to the H4 is straight from the battery (with a fuse) and your stock wiring just trips the relays.
No DRL; sorry.
But I just use my stock fogs for DRL anyhow...
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They build you a harness with an H13 plug on one side going to a relay, battery, back to the lights.
So your power to the H4 is straight from the battery (with a fuse) and your stock wiring just trips the relays.
No DRL; sorry.
But I just use my stock fogs for DRL anyhow...
Thanks for the feedback...

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