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nekojku 04-23-2013 04:22 PM

Truck-Lite Phase 7 Headlights Installed...WOW!
 
Slowly adding mods the the JK and finally got a chance to upgrade the headlights.

This has to be one of the biggest improvements to the JK IMO. Was a toss up between the Truck-Lite and JW Speaker headlights. I went with TL because it looked more subtle.

It's literally a night and day difference. While I was working on the car I changed out the stock fog light bulbs with projector CREE LED bulbs.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8262/8...7528d99c_b.jpg

Scott2373 04-23-2013 04:24 PM

Awesome! Mine are due to arrive tomorrow via UPS. I can't wait to get them in, as I live in a rural, area with pitch black, unlit roads. It's the second "major" mod I'm doing to my Jeep. What are the Cree foglights you speak of??? I'd love to upgrade those too! Thanks!

HK_Runner 04-23-2013 04:42 PM

I am considering this, along with a brake upgrade.

asianhulk 04-23-2013 05:21 PM

Good deal what kind of fog lights did you get? Looks nice

DCR-13JK 04-23-2013 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Scott2373 (Post 3673717)
Awesome! Mine are due to arrive tomorrow via UPS. I can't wait to get them in, as I live in a rural, area with pitch black, unlit roads. It's the second "major" mod I'm doing to my Jeep. What are the Cree foglights you speak of??? I'd love to upgrade those too! Thanks!

Sweet! Mine are set to arrive tomorrow as well. Hope I have time to get them in tomorrow. UPS man runs late up here.

fastNugly 04-23-2013 05:45 PM

Sweet man!
I'm still waiting on my JKUR and currently debating between the 2
I know the Truck-Lite is half the price of JW....
Can you show pics of night shots?
Do you have a before?

rundm 04-23-2013 07:44 PM

I would also like to know about these fog lights you speak of. Were you able to hook the fog lights straight up to the harness? Thanks, RG

Abnormal-JK 04-23-2013 08:02 PM

X2

fastNugly 04-23-2013 10:44 PM

X3

Why not....

nekojku 04-24-2013 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott2373 (Post 3673717)
Awesome! Mine are due to arrive tomorrow via UPS. I can't wait to get them in, as I live in a rural, area with pitch black, unlit roads. It's the second "major" mod I'm doing to my Jeep. What are the Cree foglights you speak of??? I'd love to upgrade those too! Thanks!

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Originally Posted by asianhulk (Post 3673911)
Good deal what kind of fog lights did you get? Looks nice

Quote:

Originally Posted by rundm (Post 3674506)
I would also like to know about these fog lights you speak of. Were you able to hook the fog lights straight up to the harness? Thanks, RG

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Originally Posted by Joshua_Pines (Post 3674593)
X2

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Originally Posted by fastNugly (Post 3675243)
X3

Why not....

I wanted to change out the stock fog light bulbs so they match my new TL headlights. What I didnt want are the low lumens SMD LED bulbs since those lights are more for parking, signals, and license plates.

I found these Projector CREE LED bulbs online and they seem to work better than the SMD LED bulbs. They use CREE LED's in tactical flashlights so they are super bright. Mix the brightness with a projector lens that's built in and you get a decent forward white light.

The ones I bought are not anything like the more expensive Vision X or D2 LED fog lights ($300).

I only paid $45 and they project a white light just like the stock bulbs. These were straight plug n play. So basically bulbs are nothing crazy...but better than the SMD LED by far.


http://a248.e.akamai.net/origin-cdn....s/SKU-4X-2.jpg

nekojku 04-24-2013 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by fastNugly (Post 3674004)
Sweet man!
I'm still waiting on my JKUR and currently debating between the 2
I know the Truck-Lite is half the price of JW....
Can you show pics of night shots?
Do you have a before?

Night pics. I was amazed by the high beams.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8113/8...6bfb6e27_c.jpg

Avera7268 04-24-2013 10:24 AM

What was the part # on the fog lights from Cree

Wranglin4Life 04-24-2013 10:26 AM

They look awesome :thumb:

Scott2373 04-24-2013 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Avera7268 (Post 3676851)
What was the part # on the fog lights from Cree

I went on eBay and there is a metric ass-load of these "Cree" LED fogs for sale, ranging from .99 cents to over $60, however they all look the same (just like the ones the OP has pictured), minus the mounting options. Pretty much all of them are from China so I would advise caution to any one who installs these! With the sensitive electrical system in our Jeeps, I don't know if I would want to chance it. By the way, what is the mount style of the fogs? Is it a standard 2006 or H4? Thanks!

asianhulk 04-24-2013 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Avera7268 (Post 3676851)
What was the part # on the fog lights from Cree

Cree actually is the LED type, but I am interested in who makes the LED bulb you bought as well.

2footin 04-24-2013 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by asianhulk (Post 3676914)
Cree actually is the LED type, but I am interested in who makes the LED bulb you bought as well.

try psx24w led projector

lots of options

DozerJK 04-24-2013 11:13 AM

:popcorn: Looks awesome, interested in the fog light details as well...

DCR-13JK 04-24-2013 01:06 PM

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UPS man came 15 minutes ago and now BAM!!!

fastNugly 04-24-2013 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by DCR-13JK (Post 3677361)
UPS man came 15 minutes ago and now BAM!!!

I'm digging this over the JW for the simple fact it looks stock....well kinda.
Where did you get yours from?

nekojku 04-24-2013 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Avera7268 (Post 3676851)
What was the part # on the fog lights from Cree

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott2373 (Post 3673717)
Awesome! Mine are due to arrive tomorrow via UPS. I can't wait to get them in, as I live in a rural, area with pitch black, unlit roads. It's the second "major" mod I'm doing to my Jeep. What are the Cree foglights you speak of??? I'd love to upgrade those too! Thanks!

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Originally Posted by DCR-13JK (Post 3673990)
Sweet! Mine are set to arrive tomorrow as well. Hope I have time to get them in tomorrow. UPS man runs late up here.

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Originally Posted by Wranglin4Life (Post 3676858)
They look awesome :thumb:

Thanks guys!

nekojku 04-24-2013 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Avera7268 (Post 3676851)
What was the part # on the fog lights from Cree

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott2373 (Post 3676905)
I went on eBay and there is a metric ass-load of these "Cree" LED fogs for sale, ranging from .99 cents to over $60, however they all look the same (just like the ones the OP has pictured), minus the mounting options. Pretty much all of them are from China so I would advise caution to any one who installs these! With the sensitive electrical system in our Jeeps, I don't know if I would want to chance it. By the way, what is the mount style of the fogs? Is it a standard 2006 or H4? Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by asianhulk (Post 3676914)
Cree actually is the LED type, but I am interested in who makes the LED bulb you bought as well.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2footin (Post 3676982)
try psx24w led projector

lots of options

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Originally Posted by DozerJK (Post 3677015)
:popcorn: Looks awesome, interested in the fog light details as well...

I got the Cree LED bulbs from iJDMtoys. The bulbs are size H16. You will have to modify by cutting off a few tabs but they snap right in afterwards.

Look for store coupon codes online if possible. I used one back in Feb when I originally purchased these bulbs for $45 plus shipping.

The majority of the LED bulbs you see out there for a reasonable price are going to be made in China. If the specs are right the CREE LED itself is made in USA.

nekojku 04-24-2013 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by DCR-13JK (Post 3677361)
UPS man came 15 minutes ago and now BAM!!!

Lookin' good! Wait until you try some night driving. You will wonder how you drove without them. LOL!

nekojku 04-24-2013 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fastNugly (Post 3677414)
I'm digging this over the JW for the simple fact it looks stock....well kinda.
Where did you get yours from?

Ya I like them. Still gives you that subtle look and a slight smoked look too.

I purchased the headlights and harness at Discountfleetsupply. Free shipping too.:dance:

DCR-13JK 04-24-2013 02:03 PM

Got mine at discount fleet supply also. Actually called q-tec to get them to price match but the guy was an idiot and I had to spell Dfs.com for him four times and he acted like I was bothering him then he put me on hold for over 20 minutes. Normally I would hang up after 5-6 minutes but I kept holding just so when he came back I could lay him out.

Haven't been able to adjust them yet so yeh the first ride at night might b real interesting lol.

HK_Runner 04-24-2013 02:19 PM

Are the low beams a lot brighter too? Is the beam pattern different? I am also still looking for a headlight upgrade or will add LED driving lights, I guess.

legitposter 04-24-2013 03:42 PM

In 3 months of owning my JKU, I'm yet to turn the headlights on. I have never ever ever left the house at night. Wow, sad.

No headlight mods for me.

Anyways, they're beautiful.

HK_Runner 04-24-2013 03:45 PM

Regular driving in the city is okay...not great but adequate. It's those dark twisty mountain roads that make me feel that I am simply going to fall off an edge because I can't see far enough ahead into the turn- basically the peripheral part of the beam is non-existent, along with any reach. Then if someone gets on my tail, it's even more stressful.

Scott2373 04-24-2013 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DCR-13JK (Post 3677361)
UPS man came 15 minutes ago and now BAM!!!

LOL, my UPS guy got to my house at almost the same time! Unfortunately, I have to wait until tomorrow to install.

HK_Runner 04-24-2013 04:35 PM

It just takes 15 minutes to install?

AZikas86 04-24-2013 04:41 PM

I have trim rings for my headlights, I'm wondering how it would affect these lights since they are split in half. Logan Laboratories 100010 - Headlight Eyebrow Trim Rings in Black for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec


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