|11-28-2013 01:48 AM|
Looking at JW Speakers or HID Projectors
|11-23-2013 04:57 AM|
|gecko4||I agree, this procedure is for JK(U) Wranglers only, not to be taken as a general procedure for all vehicles.|
|11-22-2013 10:33 PM|
How to Adjust Your Headlights - Aim Your Headlights - Popular Mechanics
|11-22-2013 09:48 PM|
This is the proper procedure, by the book: Tape a line on a level floor 7.62 meters (25 feet) away from and parallel to the flat wall that will be used as the lamp alignment screen. The level floor will be used as the horizontal zero reference. An adjacent wall or floor member that is perpendicular to the alignment screen can be used as the vertical zero reference. If there is no adjacent wall or floor member that is perpendicular to the screen, tape a second line on the floor perpendicular to both the alignment screen and the first line, and outboard of either side of where the vehicle will be positioned. This will be used as the vertical zero reference. Position the vehicle so that the side of the vehicle is parallel to the vertical zero reference, and so that the front of the lamp lenses are in the vertical plane of the parallel line taped on the floor 7.62 meters (25 feet) away from the screen. Rock the vehicle side-to-side three times to allow the suspension to stabilize. Jounce the front suspension three times by pushing downward on the front bumper and releasing. Measure the distance between the optical center of one of the lamps being aimed (head or fog) and the floor (horizontal zero reference). Transfer this measurement to the alignment screen with a piece of tape placed horizontally to the floor. This line will be used as the lamp horizontal reference. Measure the distance between the vertical zero reference and the optical center of the nearest lamp being aimed (head or fog). Transfer this measurement to the alignment screen with a piece of tape placed vertically across the appropriate (head or fog) lamp horizontal reference. This is the centerline reference for the first lamp. Measure the distance on center between the first and the second lamp being aimed. Transfer this measurement to the alignment screen with a second piece of tape placed vertically across the appropriate (head or fog) lamp horizontal reference. This is the centerline reference for the second lamp. HEADLAMP ALIGNMENT NOTE: Due to the linear nature of the headlamp cutoff, a properly aimed low beam headlamp will project the top edge of the high intensity pattern on the alignment screen from the horizontal line to 50 millimeters (2 inches) below the horizontal line for domestic market vehicles, or to 125 millimeters (5 inches) below the horizontal line for export market vehicles. No horizontal (right/left) adjustment is required for this headlamp beam pattern in domestic market vehicles. Export market vehicles have a second horizontal (right/left) adjustment screw provided. The high beam pattern will be correct when the low beams are properly aimed.
The above should be done after tire pressures are checked, and with a full tank of fuel.
|11-22-2013 09:05 PM|
1) park your jeep where your headlight is 20' away from a wall on level ground.
2) measure (at the jeep) the height of the center point (bulb) of the headlight to the floor. Record measurement.
3) go to the wall with your headlights on, and mark out the same height from step 2 but subtract 2". Make a tape line.
4) adjust headlights to hit that tape line.
Your original headlight aim is irrelevant. Same goes for lifted vehicles, the original center point on the wall is irrelevant.
|11-22-2013 08:41 PM|
|JKUTBFE13||Yes, I performed the work in the garage and established the center-height point of the stock lights on the wall. Used that as a reference to target the JWs. It's easy to access the adjustment screws even with the grill fully back in place.|
|11-22-2013 05:15 AM|
|11-21-2013 08:14 PM|
|gecko4||I installed the trucklites last night. I couldn't believe how out of adjustment my headlights were. I noticed, during the install, one headlight didn't seem to be positioned properly, even before I removed the factory lights. After the install, I took the jeep for a spin, and had an extreme bright spot just in front of the jeep. I pulled it up to a wall, the left headlight was pointed down, and to the right of centre. After the adjustment, the bright spot was gone, and the light was dispersed more evenly in front of the jeep. Much better lights than stock.|
|11-21-2013 07:16 PM|
|JKUTBFE13||I installed JW Speakers in my 2013 JKU in about 45 minutes without taking the grill completely off (only disconnected the top tabs and the turn signal tabs). Would have taken less time with the grill completely off but my bumper light bar was in the way of pulling it all the way off. The only other component that isn't in the 8700 Evo box is the H4 to H13 harness which many retailers provide either with the purchase or for an additional charge, so be sure to check the fine print before completing an order. The same applies to Trucklites as they also need a conversion harness to be "plug and play".|
|11-21-2013 10:35 AM|
are the jw easy to install?
i drive 2013 jku is there any other things that i should buy?
|10-25-2013 05:53 PM|
|10-25-2013 05:13 PM|
Also, led headlights produce heat at the rear of the housing but the front (lens) doesn't heat up, so you will have buildup issues. HIDs run warm enough to warm the front lens and keep the buildup from freezing.
|10-25-2013 10:52 AM|
|RubiChick||I have the JW speakers headlights and I totally love them. I didn't like how the TL's and that's mainly why I got the JW.|
|10-25-2013 09:35 AM|
|numbah1||I've had Truck-Lites for a couple of months now and they're light years ahead from the stock halogens. For the money I'm glad I didn't go w/ JW Speaker and get the same performance for twice the money.|
|10-25-2013 09:05 AM|
I'm looking at placing an order with hidprojectors.com. Does anyone with a JK and HID lighting have a preference on Kelvin color between 4300K and 5000K? I'd like crisper white, but have no interest in bling, blue colors, looking like a Lexus or impressing anyone who would actually be impressed with the color of my headlights. For reference, I had a 2008 Dodge Charger with OEM Bi-Xenon HIDs and liked that color very much.
Follow up question: do the hidprojectors produce more heat/warmth than LED lighting? I live in the semi-cold North (Minnesota) and figured Trucklites might not take to the sustained wet 10 degree winter weather as well as something that gives off a little heat.
(Resurecting old thread since some folks here apparently run hidprojectors.com lighting)
|07-11-2013 01:43 PM|
|07-10-2013 03:41 PM|
|DrWardner||I've debated all of these options. I actually have a brand new set of HID's from theretrofitsource.com, but haven't installed them because I've been wanting to get some jw's. truck lite seems like a great option too because they are so much cheaper than jw.|
|07-08-2013 10:58 PM|
|07-08-2013 09:39 PM|
|HK_Runner||Cool, I will look into his kit, along with the slim ballasts. The HIDs sure have a great beam pattern.|
|07-08-2013 09:24 PM|
|07-08-2013 08:50 PM|
I think you may be right. However, I need to find a really high-quaity setup with high-end ballasts and bulbs. I don't want to deal with those burning out constantly. Any recommendations?
|07-08-2013 08:42 PM|
|07-08-2013 06:25 PM|
|HK_Runner||I ended up returning my TLs after a couple of days. I didn't like the reflective foreground, nor the artifacts. I found the foreground lighting a bit too reflective and they fatigued my eyes. I am in the minority but I prefer the clean beam pattern of the stock lights. However, they are simply not bright enough. I'll figure out the next step- JW Speaker or the HIDs.|
|07-08-2013 02:44 PM|
|1 Bad Snake||
Awesome find thank you.
|05-28-2013 09:32 AM|
|HK_Runner||It's pretty common with the 7" round headlamp. Motorcycles, for example, generally use one headlight. Why would they buy two?|
|05-28-2013 01:19 AM|
Wow,,, I never read the fine print on Ebay. Who in the he!! sells head lights seperate ???? Geez,,,Truck lights are looking better now...
So are the JW's light years ahead ? Big price jump.
|05-24-2013 10:43 AM|
$400 for a pair with free shipping on the Truck-lite's. I bought mine from this guy and had them the next day!
Truck Lite 27270C 7" Round LED Headlamp Complex Reflector Trucklite Trucklight | eBay
|05-24-2013 09:28 AM|
|05-24-2013 05:04 AM|
truck lite you can get for 500$
the cheapest I have seen jw speaker is in the 700's
there are some sites I have seen the 8700 for 500 but it was a single headlight not the pair, have you seen different?
|05-24-2013 01:51 AM|
Question,, I kept reading that the JW's were twice the price of Trck-Lites,, all the prices I've seen have been within $15 bucks or so of each other,, am I missing something here? Is there a higher end model ?? I also am contemplating the upgrade on my headlights but I'm not sure out of the two which way to go. HID isn't in the running. Any advice?
Thanks in advance.
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