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Old 04-22-2011, 01:46 AM   #1
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Hey all, curious if anyone else has tried these or anything like it and what kind of results you had..

I wanted to complete my "blackout look" on the front with replacement headlights that way I wouldnt be reducing light output with tint or light covers..bought them off ebay (cheap btw)..

And I understand they are cheap and make shift projector style..I just wanted that black look they had..anywho..put them in..and these "H4 bulbs" they have are actually much more dim than stock were...

went to walmart and bought 2 replacement bulbs to see if that would help.. bought the sylvannia xtravision H4's like 10bucks a bulb..seemed to help a bit..but they still seem a bit weak..just wondering if maybe the black background was killing the light output..

I had true HID's in my ranger I had and loved them so I'm seriously thinking about purchasing a set of those for these headlamps..I just wanted to throw it out there and see if anyone else had tried this style of headlight and what results or input you had... thanks
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:51 AM   #2
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Yeah I'd have to agree that it's the black non reflective background thats causing them to be dim. Good for a show vehicle, bad for one you actually drive, I'd resell em and get some IPF Lamps.

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Old 04-22-2011, 01:54 AM   #3
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i was actually looking at buying those next paycheck lol, let me know if you find anything that works!

p.s- looks great btw, even if u cant see at night lol
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Yeah I'd have to agree that it's the black non reflective background thats causing them to be dim. Good for a show vehicle, bad for one you actually drive, I'd resell em and get some IPF Lamps.
Thanks for the input..sorry I'm retarded and new to jeeps ..but whats the IPF Lamp?
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:55 AM   #5
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i was actually looking at buying those next paycheck lol, let me know if you find anything that works!

p.s- looks great btw, even if u cant see at night lol
Ha! will do! yea no doubt they look sweet but hell if I cant see where I'm going its no good lol
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I bought some aftermarket lights on Amazon. They came with some crappy Xenon bulbs. The housings fit perfectly. I bought Silverlight H4 bulbs though. Long story short, I should have bought the IPF housings from 4WD or Quadratec. The housing is all you need (it should come with the rubber boot to keep water off of things). Once you have the housing, you can get whatever H4 bulbs you want.

Also, you may need to re-aim your head lights. I had to adjust mine up a little bit. They were pointed down to much and not throwing light properly. They are great now.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:24 PM   #7
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Hella e-Code lenses and first-rate bulbs (xenon +50) should work well. Consider also higher wattage bulbs and a relay setup (factory wiring should not be used to power higher wattage), since the e-Code lamps keep the light on the road and out of people's rearview mirrors.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:04 AM   #8
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I'm also looking for a new set. I'm curious to see what everyone recommends.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:17 AM   #9
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HIDs should work for these if you want something brighter HIDs are as good as your gonna get
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:42 PM   #10
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well folks..after 2 nights of flood like rainstorms..I now have moisture in the headlights...i'm pretty sure i'm done dicking with these..prolly just gonna throw my old lights back in, return the bulbs, and sell the headlight assemblies..F it for now
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:22 PM   #12
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I'd bet the rent it's your black parabolics. Very little light is getting reflected out since the black is absorbing most of it.

Plowboy, interested in hearing how you like the Silverstars. I've been thinking about them myself. My dealer thinks they are the devil. Overheat your wiring, throwing OBD codes and all the expected horror stories.
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The Silverstars are alright. They light the road better than the stock halogen lights that were on the Jeep when we got it. From what I have seen posted here of the HIDS, the HIDS light better, but they are still illegal for road use. The stock fogs now look "yellow" compared to the Silverstars. No problem so far with them.

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Are those black ones you had in at least better than stock?
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much more dim than stock were...
He said they were not better than stock. They're junk.

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