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jdhallissey 11-19-2008 08:35 PM

Lights for the HEEP
 
K guys and gals, I am running lights this winter on the heep. I want to run 2 off the front bumper as fogs, then new front lights then lights on the windshield brackets. I found KC lights for a good price. Are they worth a damn? I am not looking at spending 1000 bucks on lights. To come--

lights-
Sylvania SilverStar Sealed Beam Headlights
KC HiLiTES 6" Round SlimLite Series Long Range 130W Super White Halogen in Deep Black Powder Coat Finish- 2 sets
KC windshield brackets.
Rugged ridge RRC Front grill guard.

I am also looking at doing a 4 inch lift to handle the 33'x12.50 going on too. For the lift I would really like to keep it under 1000 I know small budget but only mudd in these parts. Any Help would be great. :punk:

Then if I feel like really killing myself I have on the wish list of one item.A warn 9500ti winch.

jdhallissey 11-19-2008 09:05 PM

ohh one more thing guys and gals- My heat only comes out from the defroster vents. I looked up underneath the dash and I couldn't find the actuators for the air flow either.

jgano23 11-19-2008 09:18 PM

is it a tj? if so i had that same problem like a month ago. a vacuum line came off. if that happens the a/c defaults to the defrost vents. when i found the leak and reconnected the hose everything worked again.

jdhallissey 11-19-2008 09:24 PM

I didn't see any lines hanging I will check it out again tm in the daylight.

Triple88a 11-19-2008 09:42 PM

Man if you want worthy lights, look into a hid kit. Those 130 watters are going to be illegal on the road so you are left with your silverstar headlights only.

as far as the RRC bumper.. i love mine.

jdhallissey 11-19-2008 09:49 PM

Dude all our lights are illegal! I would only really run them in snow storms and the like. The new head lights would be truly legal. For everything else ehh they can yell at me later for it! haha

What HID kits are reasonably priced for a broke guy? The only one I found was like 1400 bucks!

Triple88a 11-19-2008 10:00 PM

lol go around ebay, you can find a good kit for about 180 + the reflectors.. for around 250 you can have a good hid kit that will outshine 2 pairs of the silverstars.

I have a set of silverstar H4 bulbs and they are nothing compared to my buddies hids and he has the 8k which are the dimmer blue ones.

look around here.. read through it so you dont end up getting some ripoffs.

http://www.hid-headlights.com/instal...ard/index.html

pick what type of housing you buy (h4 most likely)
then look at their h4 kits here.. 190 bucks to 250 for the high quality stuff.
i'll be getting a kit for my bike if i have money over the summer..
http://www.hid-headlights.com/products.php

jdhallissey 11-19-2008 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 284663)
lol go around ebay, you can find a good kit for about 180 + the reflectors.. for around 250 you can have a good hid kit that will outshine 2 pairs of the silverstars.

I have a set of silverstar H4 bulbs and they are nothing compared to my buddies hids and he has the 8k which are the dimmer blue ones.

Thanks you up for a install day? Gurnee- beer and pizza or bevarage of your choice? haha, will have a ton of stuff to install right in the middle of winter! 4k worth of stuff!

Triple88a 11-19-2008 10:22 PM

haha i'd love to get my paws dirty man :) where do u live btw (zip)? iif i can help i would. all you will need is a relay and thats it, hids all the way..

jpdocdave 11-20-2008 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by jgano23 (Post 284644)
is it a tj? if so i had that same problem like a month ago. a vacuum line came off. if that happens the a/c defaults to the defrost vents. when i found the leak and reconnected the hose everything worked again.

your welcome jgano:flipoff:

hey jd, the vacuum line is gonna be under the hood, not inside.

Triple88a 11-20-2008 07:12 PM

Dave you gonna join us too? :)

jpdocdave 11-20-2008 07:26 PM

i'm always game, i'm only 15 mins from gurnee.

i'll give you guys a discounted labor rate of only $55/hr:D

jdhallissey 11-20-2008 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by jpdocdave (Post 285031)
i'm always game, i'm only 15 mins from gurnee.

i'll give you guys a discounted labor rate of only $55/hr:D

dude for that price what is your sons cost? I bet he does better work!:flipoff:

He can also get his hands in those places you can't!

Rogue 11-20-2008 11:00 PM

I put a set of those KC Slimlites on the windshield brackets on my TJ and I love them! Be sure to buy off of Ebay for a good deal though as they are really expensive...

jdhallissey 11-20-2008 11:48 PM

Thanks Rogue for the actual input. I think I will run them for the windshield and the fogs then HID's for the main lights (hi, Low)

Rogue 11-21-2008 09:56 PM

Not a problem man. Let me know what you go with on the headlights. My 2002 stock headlights are in desperate need of replacement. You really see how crappy the stock lights are when you throw a KC driving light on!

Rogue 11-21-2008 09:57 PM

Oh yeah, there are several good threads on here about installing the KC slimlites on the windshield brackets. I looked them up when I put my lights on. It really helped with routing the wiring and all. Just an idea.

jp'rs_peep'rs 11-22-2008 03:05 AM

U do realize there r actually oodles of other vendors who sell/make lights?
IMHO - I'd take it slow and research the best lights 4 your particular senerio. No sense is purchasing something that will leave your lighting needs unaided.

C.

Triple88a 11-22-2008 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by jp'rs_peep'rs (Post 285332)
U do realize there r actually oodles of other vendors who sell/make lights?

Lol not HIDs man. HIDs are illegal if you dont put them in the right enclosures, there are tons of regulations for HID makers so HID reflectors are a pain to find.

jpdocdave 11-22-2008 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by jdhallissey (Post 285078)
dude for that price what is your sons cost? I bet he does better work!:flipoff:

He can also get his hands in those places you can't!

the boys are $100 non negotiable:rofl:


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