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Old 09-19-2016, 05:50 PM
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Best New Headlights for Best Price??

I always tried to be optimistic about the headlights. I even thought I could get by with just upgrading the bulb. Well...this morning on my way to work at 5:30am it was dark and raining. I caught myself double checking to see if my lights were even on, which they were, which lead me to decide I need new ones.

So now to the meat and potatoes, I don't want to drop a ton of money. I don't want halos (if those are still a thing). I just want something that works, that's bright, and that is reasonably priced.

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I always tried to be optimistic about the headlights. I even thought I could get by with just upgrading the bulb. Well...this morning on my way to work at 5:30am it was dark and raining. I caught myself double checking to see if my lights were even on, which they were, which lead me to decide I need new ones. So now to the meat and potatoes, I don't want to drop a ton of money. I don't want halos (if those are still a thing). I just want something that works, that's bright, and that is reasonably priced. Thanks.
take a look at the Quadretec stealth LED's, have had them for over a year and very happy with their product. Simple plug and play. Also they just recently reduced the price.

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Evo 8700 J is pretty hard to beat with the discounts at site vendors (for example Northridge). Love my set.


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For a reasonable price, with technology that's still applicable is the Cibie or Hella buckets with the H4 bulbs. Get the Cibie's on Amy the azon and buy a set of H4 bulbs. Very nice beam pattern that has been in use for years and is light years further than the sealed beams.

Another option is at Midwestlightbiz where he puts HID's into a plastic bucket. You'd have to supply the plastic housing. Its a fantastic light, but about $300 plus those buckets you need but all over eBay.
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My reply to an earlier thread on the same, and it's literally night and day. Lovin' it.

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+1 for the Cibie's (my most recent upgrade) for around $150-175ish.

Living in the snowbelt, I didn't want to risk snow / ice buildup that's common on LED bulbs.

Excellent light pattern! I can now see the whole road and in white not yellow-orange. Nice!
Aimed the cutoff at 4" below centerline at 25' (no lift, stock height) and nobody flashes me.
Great info at Daniel Stern Lighting.

2 x "Cibie 082440" from Amazon
the rest from Quadratec [send PM to Rick here]:
2 x MOPAR headlamp adjustment screw 55078114AA [DEFINITELY WORTH IT!],
1 x KC HiLites H13 to H4 6307 (pair)
1 x PIAA H4 bulb (pair) Extreme White Plus 15224

I'm happy with the upgrade. YMMV
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If you do opt for H4 bulbs, be sure to let them run for 10-15 minutes hanging outside the lens housing before installing. It burns off the excess coating / gasses without permanently fogging your lens' interior!

After they cool, install without touching the bulb (always handle by the socket only - never, ever by the glass).
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Evolution J's through Northridge... Couldn't beat the deal, won't beat the light.
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Wait until Black Friday. Northridge and others run some screaming deals. Act fast though or you may miss out. I got some Evo J's for well below what they are going for today from Northeidge. Awesome vendor and website supporter.
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My initial thought was to get some H4's (Cibies or Hella's) but I can see myself wanting even more output after trying those. So I just ordered a set of Quadratec LED's since they have such good reviews and the price was more palatable for myself. They just came out with their Generation II headlights, which put out more lumens and use an Osram chip. I'm confident that I will be satisfied with them for the long haul.

I also took the advice of others and PM'd Quadratec for a price quote and got a nice little discount for being a WF member.
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I have these and they are great at only $140.00
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I think the best product for the price is the Ether's.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/ne...s-1398337.html

Beyond that, the Quadratec's have a great following and they just came down in price and the JW Speakers are very highly regarded but at a much higher price even when discounted.
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I would take a hard look at the LED lamps being offered on the 2017's - Here is what is believed to be the part number - 68304051AA - Fitment is TBD,
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I would take a hard look at the LED lamps being offered on the 2017's - Here is what is believed to be the part number - 68304051AA - Fitment is TBD,


Why, because they did such a good job with the halogen versions?
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If you do opt for H4 bulbs, be sure to let them run for 10-15 minutes hanging outside the lens housing before installing. It burns off the excess coating / gasses without permanently fogging your lens' interior!

After they cool, install without touching the bulb (always handle by the socket only - never, ever by the glass).
Ah... That explains it. Time for new housings.
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Why, because they did such a good job with the halogen versions?
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