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Old 05-02-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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bulbs for hella ecodes

so i just ordered hella ecodes and i was wondering what bulbs are u guys running?

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Osram Rallye 70/65w ~$35/2 (I keep one spare w/vehicle)
Osram Rallye 85/80w ~$48/2 (if you want a hotter version)

  • with increased performance comes a shortened lifespan - the Osram Rallye 70/65w and 85/80w average ~200 hrs
  • higher than stock wattage bulbs require installation of a wiring harness - the harness has the additional benefit of providing full voltage to the bulbs (+2 volts over OEM wiring) to get the full potential out of the lighting

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Old 05-02-2013, 12:51 PM   #3
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Excellent thank you. Ya I was looking into making a wiring harness. I might just go with 65w
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I'm about to do an ecode conversion for my other car and looking at Osram Nightbreakers, keeping it stock wattage since the wiring is older. For my Jeep, I got IPF Fatboys and also installed a wiring harness. They're awesome, although I did just have to replace one bulb after 2 years.
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with the wiring harness does it still operate they way it use to? meaning u still need to pull on the knob in order to turn the lights on? or do u have to add a switch?
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with the wiring harness does it still operate they way it use to? meaning u still need to pull on the knob in order to turn the lights on? or do u have to add a switch?

The lights are still controlled as normal by the multifunction switch on the steering column. The stock wiring runs all the voltage through the stock switch which causes problems when you try to run higher wattage bulbs as well as dropping ~2 volts at the bulbs. The wiring harness only uses the OEM wiring to trigger relays (keeping the high current out of the headlight switch circuit). Heavier gauge wire runs from the relays to the lights. If you buy a complete harness like the RJM, it is plug and play. No cutting/splicing or permanent modifications are made. Even if you don't run high wattage bulbs it's a good upgrade for not much money.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:40 AM   #7
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The lights are still controlled as normal by the multifunction switch on the steering column. The stock wiring runs all the voltage through the stock switch which causes problems when you try to run higher wattage bulbs as well as dropping ~2 volts at the bulbs. The wiring harness only uses the OEM wiring to trigger relays (keeping the high current out of the headlight switch circuit). Heavier gauge wire runs from the relays to the lights. If you buy a complete harness like the RJM, it is plug and play. No cutting/splicing or permanent modifications are made. Even if you don't run high wattage bulbs it's a good upgrade for not much money.
ya it seems like it. and its 70$ from RJM vs me doing it all plus 60$ for relays and wires, i think im going to buy the RJM. thanks alot
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i think im going to buy the RJM

Just an FYI - I don't have one (I bought the DIY harness kit from Daniel Stern) but others have suggested getting the generic RJM Sealed Beam, H4, 9003 harness and not the RJM Jeep Sealed Beam harness.
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STOP! Collaborate and listen, ice is back with a brand new edition. I have these:

Kensun HID Xenon Conversion Kit "All Bulb Sizes and Colors" with Premium Ballasts - H4 (HB2) (9003) Bi-Xenon - 6000k - 2 Year Warranty : Amazon.com : Automotive

Lightforce HID Fogs w/ the above HID kit in E-Codes

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STOP! Collaborate and listen, ice is back with a brand new edition. I have these:

Kensun HID Xenon Conversion Kit "All Bulb Sizes and Colors" with Premium Ballasts - H4 (HB2) (9003) Bi-Xenon - 6000k - 2 Year Warranty : Amazon.com : Automotive

Lightforce HID Fogs w/ the above HID kit in E-Codes
Are those ur lo beams??
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Just an FYI - I don't have one (I bought the DIY harness kit from Daniel Stern) but others have suggested getting the generic RJM Sealed Beam, H4, 9003 harness and not the RJM Jeep Sealed Beam harness.
Ya that's what I was reading up on. Everyone was saying to get the h4 9003
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Are those ur lo beams??
Yes, with fog lights on too. Both are bright.
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Yes, with fog lights on too. Both are bright.
Wow. I'll look into those thanks
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STOP! Collaborate and listen, ice is back with a brand new edition. I have these:

Kensun HID Xenon Conversion Kit "All Bulb Sizes and Colors" with Premium Ballasts - H4 (HB2) (9003) Bi-Xenon - 6000k - 2 Year Warranty : Amazon.com : Automotive

Lightforce HID Fogs w/ the above HID kit in E-Codes
What fogs are you running? I have the same setup for headlights but my fogs don't match in color I need 6000k fogs but I don't want to change the whole housing out?
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What fogs are you running? I have the same setup for headlights but my fogs don't match in color I need 6000k fogs but I don't want to change the whole housing out?

I have aftermarket Fogs... Lightforce - Products and use the wide filter, also have a combo for trails at night -- but I'm planning on getting a set of driving lights to run that filter.
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Kensun HID Xenon Conversion Kit "All Bulb Sizes and Colors" with Premium Ballasts - H4 (HB2) (9003) Bi-Xenon - 6000k - 2 Year Warranty : Amazon.com : Automotive

Lightforce HID Fogs w/ the above HID kit in E-Codes
If I went with this setup, what plug n play harness will work or do I not need one? Also should i keep the oem foglight or go aftermarket?

Sorry...i have read so many various posts of the last few weeks between forums, I have forgot everything already lol
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If I went with this setup, what plug n play harness will work or do I not need one? Also should i keep the oem foglight or go aftermarket?

Sorry...i have read so many various posts of the last few weeks between forums, I have forgot everything already lol

The kit has a harness that plugs in with the factory light connector. That runs a relay/controller for the highs/lows. Separately, your wire up the kit to the battery and bulbs. Took me about 2 hours to get the ecodes and kit in and adjusted. I didn't cut the rubber boots to fit the HID plug, but you should, as I have some dust buildup in my reflector. However, I'm going to pull the kit and move to LEDs when i get around to it. Probably would have gone with the LEDs to begin with if they didn't cost so much.

OEM fog lights are useless imo, I still have them on my jeep atm for low light when camping.
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Yeah i dont use my foglights now and didnt want to buy any until i bought the new front bumper.

But sounds like the hid kit you linked us to is all I need for now
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Yeah i dont use my foglights now and didnt want to buy any until i bought the new front bumper.

But sounds like the hid kit you linked us to is all I need for now

Just to be clear, you also need the e-code encloses OP was referring to.

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