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Old 04-05-2013, 08:47 AM   #4711
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Can you post any information/links for the HIDs you put in. Am thinking about doing the same. Thx

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Old 04-05-2013, 10:14 AM   #4713
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Can you post any information/links for the HIDs you put in. Am thinking about doing the same. Thx
Yea no problem. I got 15,000k bi-xenon HIDs by Kensun. This is an GREAT kit. It is gonna cost a little more but you definitely get what you pay for with HIDs. You can choose what color temp you want as well. Most people get either 6,000, 8,000, or 10,000. People don't get why I got 15,000 but I love mine. I can see so much better and a lot further.

I like Kensun a lot and that is what I have put in all my friends cars too. The H4 kit comes with ballasts, capacitors and a relay which is a definite plus. Most "older" cars (my TJ is an 05) can't give enough power to HIDs a lot of the times which is why a lot of people have problems with them. That is where the relay comes in handy. It allows for the right amount of power to be given to the ballasts. I have 35w ballasts and I think that's all you would need. Many people like 55w but that's just asking for an accident. 35w are already really bright.

With them being bi-xenon, you have a hi and low beam. The bulb is telescopic so when you flick on your highs, the bulb just retracts this allowing more light. This means no warm up and wait time for your high beams to turn on.

However, you will need to get replacement headlights too. The stock ones are sealed so you can not put an HID bulb in them. I got the Hella E-Codes. They have a great cut off line and light the road up very well. They cost me about 40 bucks a piece. BEWARE though you need to order 2 separate ones. They do not come in pairs and I found that out the hard way.

The only problem I had with mine was the cord connecting the two ballasts and stuff was too short to go all the way back to the back and then around and back to the front. So I had to run it straight across my radiator fan cover which really made me nervous at first. But all I had to do was drill a small hole in the cover and zip tie it on. This is also because i was at my dorm at the time and i didnt have all the tools and time that i needed to put the cord in a better spot. but hey i worked haha. I have had them for 8 months now and I have not had a single issue with them at all now.

Here is a link to some 6,000k ones. If you do it from a computer though you can choose your color temp though. But watch out for 12,000k. They are purplish pink so they are kinda girly ha

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00802...5169623&sr=8-5

Ad here is for the E-Codes. Looks like they have pairs for sale now.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is...prefix=Hella+e

And here is how I set mine up



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If you have any other questions feel free to ask! Ill be glad to help
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Yea no problem. I got 15,000k bi-xenon HIDs by Kensun. This is an GREAT kit. It is gonna cost a little more but you definitely get what you pay for with HIDs. You can choose what color temp you want as well. Most people get either 6,000, 8,000, or 10,000. People don't get why I got 15,000 but I love mine. I can see so much better and a lot further.

I like Kensun a lot and that is what I have put in all my friends cars too. The H4 kit comes with ballasts, capacitors and a relay which is a definite plus. Most "older" cars (my TJ is an 05) can't give enough power to HIDs a lot of the times which is why a lot of people have problems with them. That is where the relay comes in handy. It allows for the right amount of power to be given to the ballasts. I have 35w ballasts and I think that's all you would need. Many people like 55w but that's just asking for an accident. 35w are already really bright.

With them being bi-xenon, you have a hi and low beam. The bulb is telescopic so when you flick on your highs, the bulb just retracts this allowing more light. This means no warm up and wait time for your high beams to turn on.

However, you will need to get replacement headlights too. The stock ones are sealed so you can not put an HID bulb in them. I got the Hella E-Codes. They have a great cut off line and light the road up very well. They cost me about 40 bucks a piece. BEWARE though you need to order 2 separate ones. They do not come in pairs and I found that out the hard way.

The only problem I had with mine was the cord connecting the two ballasts and stuff was too short to go all the way back to the back and then around and back to the front. So I had to run it straight across my radiator fan cover which really made me nervous at first. But all I had to do was drill a small hole in the cover and zip tie it on. This is also because i was at my dorm at the time and i didnt have all the tools and time that i needed to put the cord in a better spot. but hey i worked haha. I have had them for 8 months now and I have not had a single issue with them at all now.

Here is a link to some 6,000k ones. If you do it from a computer though you can choose your color temp though. But watch out for 12,000k. They are purplish pink so they are kinda girly ha

HID Xenon Headlight "Slim" Conversion Kit by Kensun, H4 Dual-Beam Bi-Xenon, 6000K:Amazon:Automotive

Ad here is for the E-Codes. Looks like they have pairs for sale now.

Amazon.com: hella e code h4

And here is how I set mine up



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If you have any other questions feel free to ask! Ill be glad to help
Awesome, thanks for the great information. I am going to archive this for when I pull the trigger but is sure sounds like you have done your research. Appreciate it.
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Awesome, thanks for the great information. I am going to archive this for when I pull the trigger but is sure sounds like you have done your research. Appreciate it.
Yea I have haha. I got a cheap set when I had my grand Cherokee and they were terrible so I made sure I did research and got a good set this time and it definitely paid off
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My friend sent me this for you know you drive a tj when.
*Locks keys in jeep*
*Unzips window*

I sent back "What are locks?"
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You get a wave from bikers and a wanna be jeeper in a convertible vw
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When you bed line your entire tub
Looks good
What liner did ya use
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When you're changing out the RMS and oil pan gasket.
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When you get excited about taking your girlfriend off road for the first time and taking her "offroad virginity"
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:30 AM   #4723
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When you get excited about taking your girlfriend off road for the first time and taking her "offroad virginity"
Yup I'm hopefully gonna be doing this very very soon
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Its on my list...
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Looks good
What liner did ya use
Hurculiner roll on
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Yup I'm hopefully gonna be doing this very very soon
Definitely worth the gas you use up driving around aimlessly haha
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Its on my list...
It's not terrible. Oh wait. It is.

Well, honestly it probably wouldn't be that bad if I actually had a half inch ratchet. All I've got is a half inch drive breaker bar and don't have the money to go but a ratchet.

Deep sockets. They are needed.

Don't touch the jeep for at least a day if you don't want to be covered in oil. You'll still get dripped on though.

I've been working on a little at a time since Friday. I'm a slow worker so that's why it's taking so long.
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Definitely worth the gas you use up driving around aimlessly haha
Yah that's what I have heard and I'm do ready to do it cause I know she will love it
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You park next to a jeep on your way into a store, and come out and another is parked next to you and you smile from ear to ear.
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Never happens for me.. But when it does I cannot help but smile!
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When you fix your "death wobble" and don't realize your speeding because there was no "wobble"
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When you fix your "death wobble" and don't realize your speeding because there was no "wobble"
When you realize you werent speeding you were just keeping up with the flow of traffic
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When you realize you werent speeding you were just keeping up with the flow of traffic
Speeding ticket + Jeep in same sentence.... Sounds a little fishy. Ha ha
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Speeding ticket + Jeep in same sentence.... Sounds a little fishy. Ha ha
Oxy moron, kinda like saying " Sober Stevie Ray Vaughn"
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Oxy moron, kinda like saying " Sober Stevie Ray Vaughn"
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When you bed line your entire tub
Is it easier to clean? And it protects the metal right?
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Is it easier to clean? And it protects the metal right?
I would think harder to clean since it is not a smooth surface. A rough texture has many small areas for dirt to lay in vs painted surfaces. It should protect the factory surface though.
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I would think harder to clean since it is not a smooth surface. A rough texture has many small areas for dirt to lay in vs painted surfaces. It should protect the factory surface though.
Two words to solve this: pressure washer
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I would think harder to clean since it is not a smooth surface. A rough texture has many small areas for dirt to lay in vs painted surfaces. It should protect the factory surface though.
I want to beeline the inside of mine just because there's part in the back that there is no paint and there's tons of scratches in it. I think it would look better to. How much did it cost?
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