Hey everyone. I'm trying to find out if there's a all-in-one kit for HID's for the tj. the headlights on this thing is horrible, my fogs are brighter! so i want to do a hid kit. i spoke with a hid guy and he said that my best bet is a h3 conversion on the stock housings and then just plug in a h3 hid kit. has anyone done this? or is there a better option?
i put in the rampage h-4 7" sealed beam conversion lights and then got h-4 hid's from fashtek.com. no problems at all and i have several friends with the kits. heard about the company from a friend from cali and he has had them for several years with no problems either plus their cheap. get the h-4 bulb with the hi-lo beam, i only have the low beam model but everyone is blown away by them. the 6000k very bright
never heard of that company, i'll have to check them out.
i know the difference with hid's, i have a set of prolumen 6k's on my srt and it's a huge difference, which is why i want them on the jeep as well.
the prices on these kits are honestly way too high....i have only low's on my srt and the kit ran me about $225. my boyfriend just put on a set of 8k duals that he got for $340. why on earth are these jeep kits in the $600+ range? i've seen them as high as $1200. for lights!
i only spent 139 at that site and i think that the high and lows are 200 or so, but the h-4 conversion lamps are all around $80 for a pair so i only spend $209 plus 30 shipping for my whole head lamp set up and never use my fogs bec healights so bright. don't think that you can find a pre-assembled light/hidbulb for under 600 or so, good luck
Just remember.. they dont make a real HID H4. Any dual filament bulb wont work for HID. If you switch to an H3 and get HID you will never have a HIgh Beam again. You will notice that all cars that have factory HIDs have a seperate high beam bulb and when teh highs are turned on, the low beam HIDs stay on. This is just a fact of life on HIDs because they cannot be turned on and off like a halogen bulb.
So my suggection is forget having that cool lookin blue HID look and worry about light output. Do teh IPF conversion and wiring conversion and get those pissed of H4s which will probably outperform teh HIDs anyway.
I don't know about that but I understand they stick out further when they get cold...
Go with a good set of CIBIE 7" rounds with the 55/65 white bulbs. Stern lighting has them and I have been running the same pair I bought for my motion vega back in 73. I just keep moving them from car to car, they were in the vega, in a 76 dodge van, 69 willys wagon and now the TJ. I run Hella E codes in the XJ and a set of Sylvania silver stars in my other TJ but that one is pretty much a day time off roader.
When you do the lights get a small burnishing tool, it's about the size of striker on a book of matches, spring steel with super super fine scoring so it acts like a file. Clean the plugs on the sockets and get all the oxyidation and corrosion off, that stuff increases resistance and can drop the voltage to the lights by 2-4 volts then coat the headlight spade plugs with dielectric grease to keep them sealed.
You will notice that all cars that have factory HIDs have a seperate high beam bulb and when teh highs are turned on, the low beam HIDs stay on. This is just a fact of life on HIDs because they cannot be turned on and off like a halogen bulb.
um...that's not true. they make dual filiment hid bulbs now so you can certainly have a high/low in a single bulb. i know this because we just installed a set yesterday. so yes they can be turned on and off just like a halogen.
and i am worried about light output. i changed over to hid's in my neon and it made a world of difference, and i tried every "high output" halogen bulb before i made the switch (PIAA, silverstar, eurolite, etc). not a single one could come close to the output of a hid kit. now that car has a 9007 bulb, so h4's might be availible in a brighter wattage than i had access too, but from my experience there's no halogen on the market that can compare to the clarity and light out put of a hid.
these are plug and play and offer a 19 month warranty. They also have a dual filament bulb
that has the high/low beam. I had a set for my s2000 and a set for my eclipse and they are great. My low beams do turn off so I am not sure why you say they dont. I turn my headlights (HIDS) on just like I do my low beams on the jeep (standard lights).