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Old 06-08-2013, 08:13 AM
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Truck lite LED

Does anyone have these installed and is it a big improvement over stock? I hate driving at night in PA seems like my stock headlights barely light anything up. So are these going to vastly improve my lighting or just a little bit if I buy them?

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I was amazed at the light output. Great light even at 90 degrees off the front. The "X" pattern is a little annoying because it draws your eyes to it, this is most notable when going thru intersections on side streets where you have small dips. On the highway you really don't see it...and the high beams WOW they are really nice. As for the flicker, it's really a none issue , you will never notice it while driving. Only in my garage where they're 4' from the wall can you see it, even then you kinda have to look for it.

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U can get rid of the X with a little electrical tape and some adjusting with the side to side on the lights.
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leds are a huge improvement over stock, way brighter you get this nice bright cone in front of you but i had proj hid in my previous car and feel like those really pushed the light further down road then leds. but still extremely happy with leds.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:20 AM
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Thanks for the replys =) I think I'm going to give them a shot.
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It's like night and day. And they look great! Best $ I spent on the jk.
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U can get rid of the X with a little electrical tape and some adjusting with the side to side on the lights.
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I didn't like them and returned them. The Xs were annoying but I found the foreground light to be reflective and even more distracting. I may try the Speakers next, unless I do the Cibies (prob the best pattern). For now, I have the Philips XTreme bulbs in.
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Phillips X treme bulbs were a nice improvement but the truck lites are awesome.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:25 PM   #10
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I dont have a JK but a TJ. I installed these headlights and love them. very good investment.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:33 PM
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Seems to me trucklite is getting Majority vote
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I installed the truck lites in 30 mins and I am NOT a mechanic and I love love waaaaay better then stock
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I installed Truck Lites as well. Couldn't be happier!
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I have had them now for about 9000 miles and will never go back to stock. If you take the time to properly adjust them (need to do it at night in the dark) you will be simply amazed at how well they do. Properly adjusted you get no X's or foreground light. I have read about several people who have complained about them but when asked they admitted they did not take the time to adjust them properly. That is akin to driving on flat tires and complaining because they ride crappy.
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i like mine!!!
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i want the truck lites, but i also want the colorshift oracle lights... can't justify popping open a set of $500 headlights to try and install the colorshift... anybody know of anyone who has done this? or am I better off going with ©2012 HID Projectors and see if i can swing a deal with them to install the colorshift instead of the white?
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I am very happy with the Truck-lite LEDs - the performance is excellent, and the lights really stand out in daytime heavy rain for on coming traffic. I just need to find a matching fog light setup.

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Any suggestions for matching fog lights yet? Truck-lite's are high on my mod list.
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Quick Question: I was lookin at a Truck Lite flyer and the flyer mentions a wire harness adapter....do you need that adapter harness for the JK?
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Quick Question: I was lookin at a Truck Lite flyer and the flyer mentions a wire harness adapter....do you need that adapter harness for the JK?
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I am very happy with the Truck-lite LEDs - the performance is excellent, and the lights really stand out in daytime heavy rain for on coming traffic. I just need to find a matching fog light setup.

i mounted a pair of rigid d2 dually lights in the stock fog light location. and i really think it is the way to go.
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I have had them now for about 9000 miles and will never go back to stock. If you take the time to properly adjust them (need to do it at night in the dark) you will be simply amazed at how well they do. Properly adjusted you get no X's or foreground light. I have read about several people who have complained about them but when asked they admitted they did not take the time to adjust them properly. That is akin to driving on flat tires and complaining because they ride crappy.
So how did you adjust them to get rid of the X? Did you just raise the light via the adjustment screw?

I left my adjustment in the stock position, and have not had any oncoming traffic flash me. I'm pleased with the light output and beam pattern, I just would like to get rid of the X's.

I'm just asking if you did any other adjustment other than raising or lowering the lights with the adjustment screw.
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i mounted a pair of rigid d2 dually lights in the stock fog light location. and i really think it is the way to go.
Thats what I did.. they cost about the same as a set of stockers.
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So how did you adjust them to get rid of the X? Did you just raise the light via the adjustment screw?

I left my adjustment in the stock position, and have not had any oncoming traffic flash me. I'm pleased with the light output and beam pattern, I just would like to get rid of the X's.

I'm just asking if you did any other adjustment other than raising or lowering the lights with the adjustment screw.
Yes u can adjust them side to side by placing some electrical tape behind the mounting screws and using them to adjust for side to side. The tape helps to still give u a tight mount but also be able to adjust. Just don't over tighten the screws with the tape and then try to adjust back out or it will be loose and you'll have to put on new tape. At least I did.
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I am very happy with the Truck-lite LEDs - the performance is excellent, and the lights really stand out in daytime heavy rain for on coming traffic. I just need to find a matching fog light setup.

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So how did you adjust them to get rid of the X? Did you just raise the light via the adjustment screw?

I left my adjustment in the stock position, and have not had any oncoming traffic flash me. I'm pleased with the light output and beam pattern, I just would like to get rid of the X's.

I'm just asking if you did any other adjustment other than raising or lowering the lights with the adjustment screw.
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Yes u can adjust them side to side by placing some electrical tape behind the mounting screws and using them to adjust for side to side. The tape helps to still give u a tight mount but also be able to adjust. Just don't over tighten the screws with the tape and then try to adjust back out or it will be loose and you'll have to put on new tape. At least I did.

as was stated by DCR-13JK you also need to adjust them horizontally which on US models they do not provide an adjustment for. I made shims with electical tape so I could adjust them out. I did my adjustment at night in the dark which was kind of a pain but I was able to get them adjusted perfectly that way.

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