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Unread 12-11-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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KOR/Kolak H4 Headlight Upgrade *Pic Heavy*

Well, I did this upgrade a while ago, and I just got around to takin some pics. This is not a write-up, because I didn't feel like tearing the Jeep apart to take pics of everything it entails. Maybe after Xmas.

Relay positioning....notice the plastic bag/duct tape. Keep out that moisture (as to PlatinumZJ's advice)


The housing. Nice glass


The H4 Connector. Each one is grounded to the fender. I ran the wires behind the grille.


Low Beam cutoff. No fogs.


High Beam spread


Low Beams


High Beams


I tried taking some "action" shots, but they just didnt do these babies justice. This upgrade is worth every single penny. A must for every ZJ owner.

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Unread 12-12-2006, 06:24 AM   #2
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thanks for the post. how much does it run to do that upgrade?
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Unread 12-12-2006, 06:28 AM   #3
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Pics are blocked here at work......gotta remember to check this tonight.
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Unread 12-12-2006, 07:23 AM   #4
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Nicely done.


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Unread 12-12-2006, 07:59 AM   #5
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It's not cheap - somewhere in the neighborhood of $300 - $400, right? And not really DOT legal, so some Motor Vehicle guy could cause a problem if they were having a bad day. None of this would stop me from doing this mod though!
Nice pics!

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does this include the new light housings? or is it just for the wiring upgrade?
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It is simply amazing what you can find on the internet these days.




This Upgrade consists of:

Two new Glass-lens H4 Headlamp Housings
One High-amperage wiring loom
Two PIAA 80/110w H4 Star White 3800K bulbs*
(*these bulbs do NOT meet DOT guidelines for street usage, but people can and do run them without incident thus far. The glass lenses have a very sharp cutoff so the additional wattage doesn't flood the sky and get in the other drivers' eyes.)


I clicked on the site and scrolled down and clicked again. Being tired, I stopped for a coffee break. Afterwards, I copied and then pasted the information back here. Whew, I'm tired.


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Unread 12-12-2006, 12:33 PM   #8
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Now, I'm really tired.

Are you sick and tired of your "mediocre at best" headlamps on your Jeep? Are your headlamp housing lenses starting to look more yellow than clear? Then this might just be the upgrade for you! We've sourced ZJ headlamp GLASS-lens housing enclosures that accept H4 bulbs rather than the factory 9004 bulbs for a HUGE increase in lighting, particularly noticeable when you're on the backroads at night-time. Additionally, the H4 bulbs have a more sturdy filament design, meaning that they will not burn out as quickly when bouncing around offroad. Another benefit is that your headlamps will now be CLEAR rather than that icky yellow color that the plastic ones turn over time. Next, toss in some brand new PIAA Super-White 110/80w bulbs*, and you are lighting up the night. Lastly, we include a high-amperage wiring harness which will re-route power directly from the battery to the headlamps using a series of relays so that you don't have residual amperage loss by running the wire into the headlamp switch (lots of resistance) and then all the way back to the front of the rig. In essence, you've not only reduced 10' of wire travel, but you've also upgraded the gauge of the wire, allowing far more current to travel to the headlamps, giving you far more light on the road in front of you than the factory left you with. (NOTE: years ago, as an experiment, I spliced a wire into my factory low beam feed and touched it to the positive battery post while the low beam lamps were switched on. I got quite a spark when the wire touched the positive post (bulb needed more amperage than the factory wires can provide) and got probably 20% more light out of that headlamp compared to the other one. So, you'll se a LOT of gain when you add all three upgrades together). Anyway, this is probably a 2 ~ 4 hour job, probably a "3" on the 1-10 scale of difficulty, and requires no prior expertise.


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Unread 12-12-2006, 03:20 PM   #9
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Hey Hunter you forgot to tell us how much they cost!

Man....hired help these days......

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Unread 12-12-2006, 05:22 PM   #10
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It was $375 shipped to my door, if I remember correctly.

Go easy on Ignignot, Hunter

Oh, and this only took me 1:15-1:30. Longest time was trying to map everything out, where to put the relays, where to run the wires, etc. An extra pair of hands helps too. I'll agree w/ the "3," though.
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Unread 12-12-2006, 08:57 PM   #11
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Excellent photos! I'm still offering the "Power Buy" over in the vendor area. This sale will go on up until Xmas. Check it out here:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f43/euro-zj-headlamp-upgrade-kit-power-buy-333871/
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The WJers need some powerbuy love too

awesome deal for what you get!
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