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Jimmyfnly 07-27-2013 10:40 AM

Replacing stock headlights.
 
The stock headlights really suck on my lj and it is almost unsafe to drive it at night. I am looking to upgrade to some aftermarket lights.
What would u guys suggest?

AlexS 07-27-2013 10:44 AM

THESE: Bosch European H4 Headlights - PAIR

Best bang for your buck. Choose your favorite flavor of bulbs and your ready to go. I chose HIDs but some people prefer just the standard H4 bulb.

scot68 07-27-2013 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by AlexS (Post 4009004)
THESE: Bosch European H4 Headlights - PAIR

Best bang for your buck. Choose your favorite flavor of bulbs and your ready to go. I chose HIDs but some people prefer just the standard H4 bulb.

^^^ X2.. This is what I did, Alex is right for the money you won't do better. Also consider an upgraded harness from RJM or Susquehanna Motorsports. Very easy to install.

RJM Injection Tech — Headlight Harness
Susquehanna Motorsports Transition Upgrade Headlamp Harness - RallyLights.com

UnlimitedRubicon 07-27-2013 04:51 PM

What is your budget?

busdepot Bosch H4 housings/the inexpensive Hella bulbs on the same page/RJM harness ~$120
Cibiť H4 e-code housings, Osram bulbs and D. Stern wiring kit ~$300
Truck-Lite LED lights ~$500
J.W. Speaker LED lights ~$800

Jason E 07-27-2013 05:33 PM

Maybe I dont know what I'm missing, but I had KC replacements in my 99 and thought they were a great upgrade for about $100. Just bought a second set on eBay for $63 shipped, brand new, for the 06 I have now. Wish I had kept them when I sold my 99!

jbydesign 07-28-2013 06:11 AM

Just be careful of crap on eBay... If its not DOT the man can give you a nice fat ticket... Down south in the third world country I live in AKA South Florida... It's not really an issue.

Rayko 07-28-2013 07:40 AM

Threw a set of Sylvania SilverStars in my 05 Rubi. Not expensive and I'm very happy with them.

Jason E 07-28-2013 07:46 AM

KC's are DOT Legal

lindel 07-28-2013 07:49 AM

Delta housings and 60/55W bulbs here, along with a custom harness I made myself. Easy enough to do, and much less expensive than a pre-made harness.

If you live in the land of salt like I do, make sure the relays and connections are weather-proofed, regardless of who makes the harness/relays.

Shark_13 07-28-2013 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by UnlimitedRubicon (Post 4009914)
What is your budget?

busdepot Bosch H4 housings/the inexpensive Hella bulbs on the same page/RJM harness ~$120
Cibiť H4 e-code housings, Osram bulbs and D. Stern wiring kit ~$300
Truck-Lite LED lights ~$500
J.W. Speaker LED lights ~$800

Truck lites are down to $390 at discount fleet supply fyi.

AbsolutCaptain 07-28-2013 09:09 PM

I've got delta tech quad housings. $150?? And got the DDM hid kit, 35watt 5000k hi/lo bulbs for $75. Brighter then stock. But no so obnoxious that it blinds other drivers.

AbsolutCaptain 07-28-2013 09:10 PM

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Not the best photo. But only available.

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DBoat 07-29-2013 11:47 AM

I struggled with this issue and went with the Truck Lites LEDs. Yes its a bit more but in the end I was satisfied with the decision and the outcome.

Lbear 07-29-2013 12:04 PM

Agree the stock headlights suck. :facepalm: The 2014's are supposed to come with better ones (maybe then available from Mopar). You don't say or show what year your Jeep is, but if it's a 2013 the simplest, cheapest alternative is to change out the bulbs to Philips X-Treme bulbs. There is extensive discussion about the pros and cons of other alternatives on this site. Some people are Trucklite fans, some are JW Speaker and a host of others. HIDs may not be legal in your area, are very costly and can present serious issues of blinding oncoming drivers if not correctly installed with the right housing.

So you might want to do a little research elsewhere on this forum and then pick your poison. I got the Philips bulbs, easy peasy and they are adequate.

AlexS 07-29-2013 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Lbear (Post 4015751)
Agree the stock headlights suck. :facepalm: The 2014's are supposed to come with better ones (maybe then available from Mopar). You don't say or show what year your Jeep is, but if it's a 2013 the simplest, cheapest alternative is to change out the bulbs to Philips X-Treme bulbs. There is extensive discussion about the pros and cons of other alternatives on this site. Some people are Trucklite fans, some are JW Speaker and a host of others. HIDs may not be legal in your area, are very costly and can present serious issues of blinding oncoming drivers if not correctly installed with the right housing.

So you might want to do a little research elsewhere on this forum and then pick your poison. I got the Philips bulbs, easy peasy and they are adequate.

Well this is the TJ section, so we cant just change bulbs like you JK folks. Have to upgrade from the sealed beam headlights!

Lbear 07-29-2013 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by AlexS (Post 4016314)
Well this is the TJ section, so we cant just change bulbs like you JK folks. Have to upgrade from the sealed beam headlights!

:hide:Thanks for the correction. Didn't see the masthead. I'll go back to the JK section now. :whistling:

Rubi513 07-29-2013 03:22 PM

Cibie housings W/Narva 100/90w bulbs.

Daniel Stern Lighting Consultancy and Supply

Cptc223 07-29-2013 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Jimmyfnly (Post 4008987)
The stock headlights really suck on my lj and it is almost unsafe to drive it at night. I am looking to upgrade to some aftermarket lights.
What would u guys suggest?

I just put a set of KCs in my 06 Lj they made such a big difference they ran a little over 100$.
Well worth the money plus they look very nice installed.

Zdrisko 07-30-2013 06:46 AM

After buying some H4 housings (black not recommended) you won't go wrong with hids. Personally, I can't justify spending stupid money on headlights that'll get broken or stolen. A few years ago I stumbled upon a gem and once I got my first set, I've never purchased any other halogen bulb again.

http://www.vvme.com/hid-conversion-kits

blanc 07-30-2013 06:57 AM

Hallo
I want to ask if you have any sollution about more space in my tj because now I have a baby and I need more space to carry things.
Thank you

Neil F. 07-30-2013 07:02 AM

DO NOT get a standard US DOT H4 housing. At a minimum, you need a European E-Code (Bosch, Hella) housing if you go with HID. European specification lighs haf a sharp cut off line and do not allow as much glare as US DOT. This will better control HID excessive glare. In addition, they need to be aimed correctly.

(The debate I am sure will come up. I have had HIDs with Hella lenses for 4 years and have not been flashed once. This is on my daily driver and road trip vehicle.)

H.I.D.s on my TJ = WOW! - JeepForum.com

Nissantech 07-30-2013 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Rayko (Post 4011605)
Threw a set of Sylvania SilverStars in my 05 Rubi. Not expensive and I'm very happy with them.

Same here!

OhSixTJ 07-30-2013 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by AbsolutCaptain (Post 4013834)
Not the best photo. But only available.

Sure looks like it has a lot of that annoying glare associated with putting HID bulbs in non-HID housings.

nissanman1 07-30-2013 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Rayko (Post 4011605)
Threw a set of Sylvania SilverStars in my 05 Rubi. Not expensive and I'm very happy with them.

My lights were like yours DIMMMM I would have done better with two candles and duct tape. I put some of the Sylvania Silverstars on too and they work great.

OhSixTJ 07-30-2013 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Zdrisko (Post 4019654)

Let the flaming begin!

There's no flaming here, but if you're gonna do HID do it right. Don't half-ass it and make every other car on the road suffer the consequences.

DBoat 07-30-2013 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by nissanman1 (Post 4020280)

My lights were like yours DIMMMM I would have done better with two candles and duct tape. I put some of the Sylvania Silverstars on too and they work great.

The silverstars are an improvement over stock.. I did that mod and then went led w truck lites and that was a huge improvement. Also, very white light output too

UnlimitedRubicon 07-30-2013 07:42 PM

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TJ Green 07-30-2013 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by wa_troop (Post 4021503)

In drivers Ed they teach u to not look ahead but look down at the lines at night when u have oncoming traffic...

And then watch every Deer bounce off your hood .

wa_troop 07-30-2013 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by TJ Green (Post 4021686)

And then watch every Deer bounce off your hood .

Down can be to the shoulder. I'm just saying that what they teach in drivers Ed dull headlights can also be a cause of ( deer accidents ) so pick your poison I guess

doclouie 07-30-2013 08:59 PM

Please stay on topic!


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