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Old 09-17-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Jeep Tj HID CONVERSION?? HELP!

So i purchased an HID kit h-4 8000k... so i need a headlamp conversion for h-4 bulbs. What is the best bulb housing or can you possibly just dremel the back of the stock sealed lamps?

What should i do? i dont want to pay more than 90$ for housings..

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Old 09-17-2012, 04:20 PM   #2
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http://www.4wd.com/jeep-concepts/200.../exterior.aspx

I found these for $81.00, but if you try and dremel the stock ones out please take pics I am wondering how the bulb will stay in place have to have some type of lock or holder to keep them from falling out...

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Old 09-17-2012, 06:19 PM   #3
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Get Hella E-codes the euro type for like $35 for each. I have them and everyone else I know with HIDs have them. They have no glare and have a clean cut-off.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:25 PM   #4
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Also 8k HIDs are going to make it tough to see at night. It's going to be more blue and not a natural color. 3k-5k is ideal if you got 35W ballast and 4500k-6k if you got 55W ballast.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:34 PM   #5
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Autopal lights on Ebay

$40 shipped and with a set of h4 bulbs to keep if a ballast or light doesn't fire sometime.

And agree, unless you are going for a "look" those aren't really a functional spectrum range for improved light output.
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As indicated above, you need ecode lenses to keep from blinding other drivers and as indicated 8k is too blue Hella Lighting HL79562 - Hella E-Code (ECE) 7” Round H4 Headlamp Conversion - Quadratec
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Autopal lights on Ebay

$40 shipped and with a set of h4 bulbs to keep if a ballast or light doesn't fire sometime.

And agree, unless you are going for a "look" those aren't really a functional spectrum range for improved light output.

The E-codes also come with h4 bulb.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:15 PM   #8
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Check this link out.

Question number 3 explains why 8000K lights are not a good choice. I have Truck-lite LED headlamps on my TJ, which I believe are around 4100K. The light output on the road is a true white color that illuminates the road and shoulder very well, and they still have the blueish hue to them that you see in a Mercedes' or BMW's real HID lights. During the day, they actually look blueish/white and most people would think they are a true HID kit from the color alone.
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Question number 3 explains why 8000K lights are not a good choice. I have Truck-lite LED headlamps on my TJ, which I believe are around 4100K. The light output on the road is a true white color that illuminates the road and shoulder very well, and they still have the blueish hue to them that you see in a Mercedes' or BMW's real HID lights. During the day, they actually look blueish/white and most people would think they are a true HID kit from the color alone.
How do you like your trucklites?
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:25 AM   #10
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Man, those lights are serious.... I absolutely love them! The high beams are bright enough to clearly illuminate the road and reflective signs several hundred yards in front of me. The color is perfect, they really do look like a high-dollar HID kit; at the right angle the blueish hue is visible, but the actual light output is a true white. They are a totally sealed LED, so they are vibration and impact resistant - a better choice on our Jeeps, in my opinion, than fragile HID bulbs. They have an operating life of around 50,000 hours, too, so they will probably outlast my Jeep. If you have an extra $500 to spend, they are definitely worth it!
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Man, those lights are serious.... I absolutely love them! The high beams are bright enough to clearly illuminate the road and reflective signs several hundred yards in front of me. The color is perfect, they really do look like a high-dollar HID kit; at the right angle the blueish hue is visible, but the actual light output is a true white. They are a totally sealed LED, so they are vibration and impact resistant - a better choice on our Jeeps, in my opinion, than fragile HID bulbs. They have an operating life of around 50,000 hours, too, so they will probably outlast my Jeep. If you have an extra $500 to spend, they are definitely worth it!
Yeah that's the thing $500. I got. 55w 6k HIDs and they do plently well with lighting up everything in for front of me and for $45 and lifetime bulbs I think I'm going to stick with HIDs even though the trucklites are pretty badass. I just don't want to be spending $500 on a set of lights when I can be spending that on other parts. The only that I pay a lot for is my ORO-Lites taillights but then again I get lifetime replacement for it too so it evens out.
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I have Truck-lite LED headlamps on my TJ, which I believe are around 4100K. The light output on the road is a true white color that illuminates the road and shoulder very well, and they still have the blueish hue to them that you see in a Mercedes' or BMW's real HID lights. During the day, they actually look blueish/white and most people would think they are a true HID kit from the color alone.
Which version do you have? There is a new one out now. I had the previous version and I did not like them. I got a used set cheap just in case my HIDs failed or I got tired of them. I tried the truck lites when on of my HID bulbs burnt out and they did not put out anywhere near as much light as the HIDs. I bought a new bulb and sold the truck lites.
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I have the newer ones, Phase 7 Complex Optics. They have blacked out housings with one LED for low beam and one more for high. My dad has a newer BMW with factory HID's and he is jealous of my lights, the Truck-lite's are a bit brighter and have a more spread out light pattern. The older truck-lites don't compare from what I have heard.

I can't lie, I acquired the lights through a personal connection who works at Truck-lite... I would have a hard time justifying the $500 myself. Are they worth it? Probably, but I can't afford it!
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:28 PM   #14
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Ok understood, my brother has 8000k in his silverado and it looks great. I'm goin for look really.. And I'm sure there gonna be better than stock. I went with the black glass rampage headlamp housings
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:10 PM   #15
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Got them installed and 8000k is totally fine, hardly blue at all. More white than blue

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