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Coach T 09-03-2013 11:30 PM

HID Head Lights
 
Can you just change bulb to an HID or do you need to do the whole kit thing?


Thanks

LouieDelTorchio 09-04-2013 12:16 AM

You need new headlamps. H4s work.

LouieDelTorchio 09-04-2013 12:25 AM

And the ballasts and everything with the bulbs

Coach T 09-04-2013 10:13 PM

How about halogen lights? So you need a seperate kit for those too?

panda24619 09-04-2013 10:20 PM

you have halogens all ready. go with a brighter halogen bulb. hids are about the same price, theyve gone down a lot in price over the years, but PLEASE do not do it. they glare like a mother trucker with stock head lights and blind the beejesus out of everyone on the road. either get off road lights and convert those like i did or get brighter halogen bulbs.

Coach T 09-04-2013 10:27 PM

are the halogens a whole new light or do you just replace the bulb on origonal light? Sorry, but stll new to Jeeps...

panda24619 09-04-2013 10:31 PM

just a bulb. they can be bought at pretty much all auto parts stores.

GingerTJ 09-04-2013 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by LouieDelTorchio (Post 4267401)
You need new headlamps. H4s work.

Not true, in all due respect,



Hids require a ballast system! On a jeep, you will need new headlight housings that let you insert any bulb and also a ballast/ bulb (h4) for each headlight. I got "euroeffects" , they also sell on ebay. Super good quality, stainless ballasts and last a long time. 300$ total with rampage housings

LouieDelTorchio 09-04-2013 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by GingerTJ (Post 4298561)

Not true, in all due respect,

Hids require a ballast system! On a jeep, you will need new headlight housings that let you insert any bulb and also a ballast/ bulb (h4) for each headlight. I got "euroeffects" , they also sell on ebay. Super good quality, stainless ballasts and last a long time. 300$ total with rampage housings

Isn't that what I said? :/

GingerTJ 09-04-2013 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by LouieDelTorchio (Post 4298633)

Isn't that what I said? :/

Lol apparently my phone didn't load that follow up post! Haha my bad. He is correct! Ballasts, housings, and h4 bulbs!

LouieDelTorchio 09-04-2013 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by GingerTJ (Post 4298945)

Lol apparently my phone didn't load that follow up post! Haha my bad. He is correct! Ballasts, housings, and h4 bulbs!

Haha I was going to say, I have hids, I hope I did It right :P

R u s s 09-05-2013 06:03 PM

I converted to the h4 housings and use the h4 halogen bulbs. They work awsome and dont blind people.

JBats0673 09-05-2013 07:22 PM

I put HIDs in but may go back to halogen. They're great for me, but I can tell I'm blinding people because they're up too high. I have the adjustment screws set to point the lights as low as possible, but they're still too high (especially with 33's and a 3" lift. Does anyone know if I can get longer adjustment screws to lower my lights a little more?

Coach T 09-08-2013 12:50 AM

So can you just insert halogen bulbs, or do you need a new light?

EMTJEEP 09-08-2013 01:19 AM

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Originally Posted by JBats0673 (Post 4324545)
I put HIDs in but may go back to halogen. They're great for me, but I can tell I'm blinding people because they're up too high. I have the adjustment screws set to point the lights as low as possible, but they're still too high (especially with 33's and a 3" lift. Does anyone know if I can get longer adjustment screws to lower my lights a little more?

What housings do you have?

I run E-codes with HID's and I am at 4" lift/1.5"BL and 35's and don't blind anyone with my HID's and they aren't even aimed down to the lowest point.

CoachT look at this write-up if you are interested in doing HID's. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f132/he...ed-218812.html

UnlimitedRubicon 09-08-2013 01:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Coach T (Post 4385649)
So can you just insert halogen bulbs, or do you need a new light?


Your OEM headlights are a sealed beam (bulb and housing is one piece) halogen headlight. They are relatively low wattage and the wiring feeding the lights is less than optimal. A nice H4 upgrade: Bosch H4 housings for ~$45/set, good bulbs for ~$35/set and an RJM wiring harness for ~$70.

OhSixTJ 09-08-2013 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP (Post 4385817)

What housings do you have?

I run E-codes with HID's and I am at 4" lift/1.5"BL and 35's and don't blind anyone with my HID's and they aren't even aimed down to the lowest point.

CoachT look at this write-up if you are interested in doing HID's. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f132/he...ed-218812.html

Any beam pics? Preferable against a wall with nothing in the way like the pics in the thread you referenced.

EMTJEEP 09-08-2013 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by OhSixTJ (Post 4385953)
Any beam pics? Preferable against a wall with nothing in the way like the pics in the thread you referenced.

No I don't have any pics of the beam. Once I go back home to start my rebuild of my rear I will try to get some that against a wall.

Coach T 09-09-2013 09:55 PM

Thanks everyone. Wish they made it easier... Thanks

EMTJEEP 09-09-2013 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Coach T (Post 4435721)
Thanks everyone. Wish they made it easier... Thanks

Don't know how much easier they can make... Just have to buy a new housing and a HID setup that is all plug in and takes about 15 minutes to do.

LouieDelTorchio 09-09-2013 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP (Post 4437929)

Don't know how much easier they can make... Just have to buy a new housing and a HID setup that is all plug in and takes about 15 minutes to do.

And adjust the headlight angle! :)

EMTJEEP 09-10-2013 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by LouieDelTorchio (Post 4438393)
And adjust the headlight angle! :)

I guess I should have put that in there too. But that only adds a couple minutes if you know what you are doing.

Just noticed you are only 15 minutes away from me, I am up in Davis for college. :wavey:

LouieDelTorchio 09-10-2013 12:36 AM

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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP (Post 4438561)

I guess I should have put that in there too. But that only adds a couple minutes if you know what you are doing.

Just noticed you are only 15 minutes away from me, I am up in Davis for college. :wavey:

Nice! I'm in Loomis but I work off Business 80 in Sac. Maybe we'll get to wheel sometime.

EMTJEEP 09-10-2013 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by LouieDelTorchio (Post 4439009)
Nice! I'm in Loomis but I work off Business 80 in Sac. Maybe we'll get to wheel sometime.

Oh so by Rocklin just a little further. But yeah that would be cool don't know a lot of people around here with jeeps only have a friend with a old school bronco. Gotta get my rear end finished up too before I can go wheeling too.

OhSixTJ 09-12-2013 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP (Post 4437929)
Don't know how much easier they can make... Just have to buy a new housing and a HID setup that is all plug in and takes about 15 minutes to do.

Which housing do you recommend?

GingerTJ 09-12-2013 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by OhSixTJ (Post 4516369)

Which housing do you recommend?

Rampage make nice ones

OhSixTJ 09-12-2013 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by GingerTJ (Post 4518145)
Rampage make nice ones

Is that all id need? Just the rampage lenses and the hid retrofit kit?

EMTJEEP 09-12-2013 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by OhSixTJ (Post 4516369)
Which housing do you recommend?

Hella E-codes. They have a nice sharp cutoff and are way better than the other kind of H4 housings they sell since it is euro specs. Hella 7" Round E Code H4 Halogen Replacement Headlight Kit with Standard 60/55W H4 Bulbs : Amazon.com : Automotive These are the ones you can buy them from other places just wanted to show you which ones they are. Just make sure they are E-codes.

EMTJEEP 09-12-2013 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by OhSixTJ (Post 4521545)
Is that all id need? Just the rampage lenses and the hid retrofit kit?

Look up a couple post on my post and look through that link I posted.

OhSixTJ 09-12-2013 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP (Post 4521561)
Hella E-codes. They have a nice sharp cutoff and are way better than the other kind of H4 housings they sell since it is euro specs. Hella 7" Round E Code H4 Halogen Replacement Headlight Kit with Standard 60/55W H4 Bulbs : Amazon.com : Automotive These are the ones you can buy them from other places just wanted to show you which ones they are. Just make sure they are E-codes.

I currently have the e-codes. I didn't know these could be modified to take the hid stuff.


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