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Old 09-03-2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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HID Head Lights

Can you just change bulb to an HID or do you need to do the whole kit thing?


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Old 09-04-2013, 12:16 AM   #2
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You need new headlamps. H4s work.

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And the ballasts and everything with the bulbs
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:13 PM   #4
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How about halogen lights? So you need a seperate kit for those too?
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you have halogens all ready. go with a brighter halogen bulb. hids are about the same price, theyve gone down a lot in price over the years, but PLEASE do not do it. they glare like a mother trucker with stock head lights and blind the beejesus out of everyone on the road. either get off road lights and convert those like i did or get brighter halogen bulbs.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:27 PM   #6
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are the halogens a whole new light or do you just replace the bulb on origonal light? Sorry, but stll new to Jeeps...
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:31 PM   #7
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just a bulb. they can be bought at pretty much all auto parts stores.
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You need new headlamps. H4s work.
Not true, in all due respect,



Hids require a ballast system! On a jeep, you will need new headlight housings that let you insert any bulb and also a ballast/ bulb (h4) for each headlight. I got "euroeffects" , they also sell on ebay. Super good quality, stainless ballasts and last a long time. 300$ total with rampage housings
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Not true, in all due respect,

Hids require a ballast system! On a jeep, you will need new headlight housings that let you insert any bulb and also a ballast/ bulb (h4) for each headlight. I got "euroeffects" , they also sell on ebay. Super good quality, stainless ballasts and last a long time. 300$ total with rampage housings
Isn't that what I said? :/
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Isn't that what I said? :/
Lol apparently my phone didn't load that follow up post! Haha my bad. He is correct! Ballasts, housings, and h4 bulbs!
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Lol apparently my phone didn't load that follow up post! Haha my bad. He is correct! Ballasts, housings, and h4 bulbs!
Haha I was going to say, I have hids, I hope I did It right :P
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I converted to the h4 housings and use the h4 halogen bulbs. They work awsome and dont blind people.
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I put HIDs in but may go back to halogen. They're great for me, but I can tell I'm blinding people because they're up too high. I have the adjustment screws set to point the lights as low as possible, but they're still too high (especially with 33's and a 3" lift. Does anyone know if I can get longer adjustment screws to lower my lights a little more?
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So can you just insert halogen bulbs, or do you need a new light?
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I put HIDs in but may go back to halogen. They're great for me, but I can tell I'm blinding people because they're up too high. I have the adjustment screws set to point the lights as low as possible, but they're still too high (especially with 33's and a 3" lift. Does anyone know if I can get longer adjustment screws to lower my lights a little more?
What housings do you have?

I run E-codes with HID's and I am at 4" lift/1.5"BL and 35's and don't blind anyone with my HID's and they aren't even aimed down to the lowest point.

CoachT look at this write-up if you are interested in doing HID's. Hella E-Codes and DDM Tuning HIDs - installed
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So can you just insert halogen bulbs, or do you need a new light?

Your OEM headlights are a sealed beam (bulb and housing is one piece) halogen headlight. They are relatively low wattage and the wiring feeding the lights is less than optimal. A nice H4 upgrade: Bosch H4 housings for ~$45/set, good bulbs for ~$35/set and an RJM wiring harness for ~$70.
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What housings do you have?

I run E-codes with HID's and I am at 4" lift/1.5"BL and 35's and don't blind anyone with my HID's and they aren't even aimed down to the lowest point.

CoachT look at this write-up if you are interested in doing HID's. Hella E-Codes and DDM Tuning HIDs - installed
Any beam pics? Preferable against a wall with nothing in the way like the pics in the thread you referenced.
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Any beam pics? Preferable against a wall with nothing in the way like the pics in the thread you referenced.
No I don't have any pics of the beam. Once I go back home to start my rebuild of my rear I will try to get some that against a wall.
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Thanks everyone. Wish they made it easier... Thanks
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Thanks everyone. Wish they made it easier... Thanks
Don't know how much easier they can make... Just have to buy a new housing and a HID setup that is all plug in and takes about 15 minutes to do.
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Don't know how much easier they can make... Just have to buy a new housing and a HID setup that is all plug in and takes about 15 minutes to do.
And adjust the headlight angle!
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And adjust the headlight angle!
I guess I should have put that in there too. But that only adds a couple minutes if you know what you are doing.

Just noticed you are only 15 minutes away from me, I am up in Davis for college.
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I guess I should have put that in there too. But that only adds a couple minutes if you know what you are doing.

Just noticed you are only 15 minutes away from me, I am up in Davis for college.
Nice! I'm in Loomis but I work off Business 80 in Sac. Maybe we'll get to wheel sometime.
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Nice! I'm in Loomis but I work off Business 80 in Sac. Maybe we'll get to wheel sometime.
Oh so by Rocklin just a little further. But yeah that would be cool don't know a lot of people around here with jeeps only have a friend with a old school bronco. Gotta get my rear end finished up too before I can go wheeling too.
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Don't know how much easier they can make... Just have to buy a new housing and a HID setup that is all plug in and takes about 15 minutes to do.
Which housing do you recommend?
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Which housing do you recommend?
Rampage make nice ones
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Rampage make nice ones
Is that all id need? Just the rampage lenses and the hid retrofit kit?
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Which housing do you recommend?
Hella E-codes. They have a nice sharp cutoff and are way better than the other kind of H4 housings they sell since it is euro specs. Hella 7" Round E Code H4 Halogen Replacement Headlight Kit with Standard 60/55W H4 Bulbs : Amazon.com : Automotive These are the ones you can buy them from other places just wanted to show you which ones they are. Just make sure they are E-codes.
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Is that all id need? Just the rampage lenses and the hid retrofit kit?
Look up a couple post on my post and look through that link I posted.
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Hella E-codes. They have a nice sharp cutoff and are way better than the other kind of H4 housings they sell since it is euro specs. Hella 7" Round E Code H4 Halogen Replacement Headlight Kit with Standard 60/55W H4 Bulbs : Amazon.com : Automotive These are the ones you can buy them from other places just wanted to show you which ones they are. Just make sure they are E-codes.
I currently have the e-codes. I didn't know these could be modified to take the hid stuff.

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