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Old 08-03-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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IPF headlight replacement

I'm intertested in the Quadratec IPF replacement lights (housing and bulbs).

The website says they willnot provide tech support on their products, so I'm posting here. I have read through the searches on the forum,and it appears this light is the highest in rating of satisfaction.

ARB 920HJKTJ - IPF H4 Headlamp Upgrade Kit for 45-11 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, JK, TJ Unlimited, Wrangler Unlimited JK & CJ - Quadratec

My question is: when selecting the H4 Fatboy SuperClear light bulbs, it recommends the "ARB H4 Wire Loom Upgrade Harness". Why???

The confusion comes from the kit link above has the wiring conversion. Do I really need the upgrade harness? Sounds like this light is drawing a lot more wattage than the stock lights. The IPF light bulbs are rated at 80W.

I'm just looking for a light bulb housing replacement like this, and not an off-road lighting set up. Just want something modern that uses a bulb to replace instead of the whole light fixture. I have a leak in one and it's time to replace them with something better. Halogen lights, or something similar is all I really need.

Looking at halogen bulbs online, they draw even more wattage.

http://www.amazon.com/HELLA-HLA-H831.../dp/B000COBLKW


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Old 08-03-2011, 09:49 PM   #2
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Looking through more of the posts, it looks like these Hella's are really what I want. A housing and Halogen bulb that's not overkill and uses factory wiring.

Hella Lighting 002395301 - Hella Vision Plus 7" Round HB2 Conversion Headlight for 45-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, TJ Unlimited & CJ - Quadratec

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Old 08-03-2011, 10:02 PM   #3
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I have the ipf's with factory wiring running a bi xenon hid kit and I love them. I had the delta quad bar's in a previous jeep and I personally like the IPF's better
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I got a set of Autopal housings from a friend, spent 20 on a pair of silverstar bulbs about a year ago and the upgrade is awesome, the E code housing makes a huge difference in where the light goes, the brighter bulbs make it great.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:53 PM   #5
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The reason for the new harness is the current draw, the stock wiring is not the best if you start drawing a lot of current. Plus the harnesses sometimes has relays built in that basically sends all the current through them and turns your stock switch into essentially a on-off switch with very little current going through it. Can you run the lights on the stock wiring YES, is it the optimum way to go probably not.
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The reason for the new harness is the current draw, the stock wiring is not the best if you start drawing a lot of current. Plus the harnesses sometimes has relays built in that basically sends all the current through them and turns your stock switch into essentially a on-off switch with very little current going through it. Can you run the lights on the stock wiring YES, is it the optimum way to go probably not.
Great advice! I just bought the IRP's from a local shop includes bulbs so here is to hoping I can do it with out messing something up. Lol. I bought new LED bulbs today for my bull bar and just turned them on I was amazed! I have a ? Should they be above or online with the stock jeep lighting? I was thinking above for distance.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:34 PM   #7
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OK, here's an other option worth exploring - cheaper especially for the US crowd

OK here's a link for a Bosch upgrade kit that's plug and play - included: Bosch lenses, bulbs and the relay kit all for $99.95 USD plus shipping/duties/taxes *NOTE* this kit is for vehicles with 6014/6024 7" round lights - like the TJ and it's only listed up to an 01 but the lights are the same on my 04...

BusDepot.com - VW Bus / Camper / Vanagon / EuroVan Specialists


I just ordered the Bosch lense kit BusDepot.com - VW Bus / Camper / Vanagon / EuroVan Specialists
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:49 AM   #8
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Thanks for the helpful information on the Bosch lights, cdnabn49. I've been away for a week, and I ordered the Hella lights before I took off. They arrived while I was away.

The Hella lights use the factory wiring connector, use wattage close to what's there now with the factory lights, so I don't have to worry about burning out the wires.

I'll post later on when I get the lights installed along with a pic.
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Been wanting to follow up with a picture of the headlight output. Taken with my decent cell phone camera, no flash, no photoshop.


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