Originally Posted by curryjp
Hi guys...My girlfriend is awesome and bought me a $150 gift card to Quadratec for my bday since she knows I love buyin' stuff for the heap!
I was originally gonna buy fogs since I don't have factory fogs. It's a 98 TJ, pretty much stock, my dd and I don't offroad with it.
Anyone got any better ideas for how I should spend this gift card? If so post up some opinions!
I'm personally a huge proponent of upgraded lighting. The first thing I do with any of my vehicles, especially Jeeps, is upgrade my headlights so I can see better, especially in the winter months with less sunlight.
A great upgrade to any TJ with either stock or aftermarket headlights is going to be the ARB wiring relay harness. The ARB relay harness draws power direct from the battery, in thicker gauge wiring than stock. What this does is provides the full voltage to your headlight bulbs which in turn allows the halogen bulbs to function at peak performance. You will notice a light output increase even in stock lighting form, but really see an increase when upgrading to an H4 conversion.
Here's what I recommend:
-ARB Wiring Harness
-Hella H4 Headlight Conversion Housings & Bulbs
With these combined items you'll be throwing a much better light pattern out in front of you. You'll have a nicer cutoff that will be less likely to blind oncoming traffic. The overall lumens output will be increased over your stock output. It will be a very noticeable difference.
If you do this make sure to take some before and after photos!