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Old 08-25-2015, 09:15 PM
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Pissed. Just bought my first Jeep Wrangler and I busted my headlamps hitting a deer, two months prior to that a rock hit my headlamp and cracked it. I am now looking to possible upgrade my headlamps but I have no idea what to purchase or where to start looking. I've seen some hideous styles and ridiculous cost related. What are some good recommendation??

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Old 08-25-2015, 09:25 PM   #2
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There are a lot of threads about headlights - do some research because in the end, there are choices.

You'll basically see 3 groupings of options.
1. Factory but upgraded (cheapest route).
2. LED but on the cheaper side (most common).
3. LED but super crazy expensive although AWESOME.

What I'd consider before you solve headlights though is how you'll prevent this again in the future. I'd look into a bull bar or stinger, probably also bars to frame your headlights (something like this:

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Old 08-25-2015, 09:28 PM   #3
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Truck-lite's are about $180 each, then I think the JK needs an adapter. They're pretty awesome, and tough as nails. One of their promo videos has them sending it like 100' across the pavement from a sling and it still works.

Or maybe quit hitting deer?
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:32 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your misfortune. But hey, you have a Jeep, so look on the bright side. The Truck Lites are a good choice, so is the JW Speaker Evo 2. TL will still need the anti-flicker harness, but the new JW does not. TL also has a heated unit of you live in an area with a lot of snow and ice. There are some pretty good threads here, so do some research. I think Hilldweller is our resident lighting expert. Good luck!
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Old 08-26-2015, 07:05 AM   #5
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a lot of people seem to like the Quadratec ones. Just ordered them and they should be here today.
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Old 08-26-2015, 09:49 AM   #6
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Check out my thread here. My option was $120 and a vast improvement over stock.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:22 AM   #7
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For the price - I love the Quadratec Stealth headlights - while I'd love to have the JWS 8700J, 700+ bucks was not in the cards just for headlights for me, I bought the QTec's and pre-ordered the JWS tail lights for about that much.

Definitely PM Rick on here from Quadratec and get an invoice from him if you're interested. The difference is amazing once you see it in person.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:35 AM   #8
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Be aware of you live in an area that can get wet snow on a regular basis you won't be able to see sht at night driving in it with LED headlights. Unless of course you buy a heated version.

Several on here will discount this, but when it's you driving through it you'll wish you'd chosen differently.

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