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st1264 04-11-2013 01:00 AM

KC HiLite's H4 JK headlight swap compatible with Daylight Running Lamps?
 
We have mandatory DRL's here where I live, wondering if anyone did the headlight assembly H4 upgrade who has DRL's.

I've heard it's a problem with the LED lights and DRL's, but haven't seen anything about the halogen. Any info is appreciated. If it's a big problem, I'll just put some auxiliary lights and leave them alone...

dwlb 04-13-2013 08:59 AM

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I installed IPF headlight kit with Philips Extreme +80 bulbs 2 1/2 years ago and have had no issues.

st1264 04-13-2013 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by dwlb (Post 3631346)
I installed IPF headlight kit with Philips Extreme +80 bulbs 2 1/2 years ago and have had no issues.

... and your DRL's are still working through your headlights or did you change them to fogs/parking lights? IPF headlight swap is H13 to H4 like the Hella and KC?

dwlb 04-13-2013 02:19 PM

Yes the IPF's are a H4 bulb , I got them from Northridge ca. and the DRL work as normal. The lights came with a adapter H13 to H4

st1264 04-13-2013 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by dwlb (Post 3632160)
Yes the IPF's are a H4 bulb , I got them from Northridge ca. and the DRL work as normal. The lights came with a adapter H13 to H4

How much of an improvement in the light output? I'm sure the glass lenses will be more durable than the factory plastic as well.

crawlin_archer 04-13-2013 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by st1264 (Post 3633743)
How much of an improvement in the light output? I'm sure the glass lenses will be more durable than the factory plastic as well.

Actually plastic lenses are preferred over glass normally. Glass lenses tend to distort light output. When people do HID retrofits they prefer to use plastic lenses cause the glass can blur your lights cut-off line. Most people will convert from glass to plastic when retrofitting.

st1264 04-14-2013 12:23 AM

It seems all the headlight swaps are glass lenses... I'm sure the IPF's reflectors and H4 bulbs are superior to the factory reflector and H13.

dwlb 04-14-2013 06:10 AM

There is a big difference in lighting. When I put new bumper on I changed headlights and added IPF 968's to bumper, both headlights and 968's have X-Pel clear film on them and factory fogs have yellow film. I did this because of stone damage, I am on my 5th windshield and it has 2 patches in it so I thought protecting new lights was a good idea. When wife asked if I had my stock headlights on the 401 one night and I told her yes it was not to hard to sell her on a upgrade. The IPF's light up ground close in front so much that factory fogs don't make much difference. I travel up to Bancroft area to cottage and deer are a problem but with new lights I can see much better.

st1264 04-14-2013 09:24 AM

I have KC 55w fogs on the way, not sure if I'll swap headlight assemblies right now as I think I'll have plenty of light if I run the KC's. I was leaning towards the KC H4 headlight swap as it's cheaper, just wondering if it works with DRL's.

dwlb 04-14-2013 02:42 PM

I had a set KC's on factory bumper for a about the first year & 1/2, but somebody liked them a lot more than me I guess because one morning they had left for a new home. With a H13 to H4 adapter the DRL's should work.

st1264 04-14-2013 09:57 PM

Aren't there any locks available for aux lights? It sucks that there are so many thieves out there.

dwlb 04-15-2013 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by st1264 (Post 3637549)
Aren't there any locks available for aux lights? It sucks that there are so many thieves out there.

Yes I installed them on the new IPF 968 and when they came back they couldn't get them off but I did have realign and aim the lights.

HSKR4X4 04-23-2013 04:42 AM

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/new...it-224300.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f132/fu...os-227715.html

I've had zero issues and love these lights

st1264 04-23-2013 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by HSKR4X4 (Post 3671591)

I've had zero issues and love these lights

Do you have DRL's and these fit on your JK without modification? Don't see DRL's mentioned in your write-up. I contacted KC by email and got no response.

st1264 04-23-2013 01:41 PM

I emailed KC again and they said "They work just like the OEM lights, DRL's should work". Think I'll buy a set and see. Have to do something with the stock headlights.

Mud433 03-22-2014 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by st1264 (Post 3673142)
I emailed KC again and they said "They work just like the OEM lights, DRL's should work". Think I'll buy a set and see. Have to do something with the stock headlights.

Hey there. Did you ever end up getting a set? I just finished installing mine. They came with the anti-flicker harness, but they still flicker when in DRL mode. I was definitely a little disappointed.

Does anyone know a way to make them work?

st1264 03-23-2014 02:36 PM

Mine don't flicker. Just came with the H13 to H4 adapter harness. Works well with DRL's and a noticeable improvement over stock.

Did you get the H4 Halogen set or the new KC LED ones? I have the Halogen set.

Mud433 03-29-2014 03:50 PM

My bad, I missed the H4 part. I have the LEDs. Sorry for the confusion.


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