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post #1 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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Questions....and Deer suck.

Hey all,

Well... I drilled a pretty big Michigan white tail this past weekend. The damage wasn't too bad, and I managed to find a great donor jeep in my parts yard. While pulling the bumper off I noticed it had the factory tow hooks and fog lights, so I grabbed them both and all of the related hardware I could find.

So... couple questions:
1. Do I need to modify anything to fit the hooks?
2. Does anybody know of a set of OR lights that fit well on the factory mounts (in front of the grill) and if I put something like KCs on there will it disrupt airflow?
3. Is there any solution to how god awful 9004 bulbs are?


As always, thanks friends.


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post #2 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 07:58 AM
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Nothing is modified by adding the hooks. Just be careful you don't dink the condenser when you try to put in the stud plates

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Do you have old headlights? I replaced my headlights, the lenses and with the 9004s I was very satisfied with the results.
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post #4 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Well, i just got some Junk Yard head lights....they look like have been smoking a pack a day if ya know what I mean. About as yellow as they come.

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post #5 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Where did you get replacements?

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Well, i just got some Junk Yard head lights....they look like have been smoking a pack a day if ya know what I mean. About as yellow as they come.
I believe 1aauto.com sells the 6 peice set of lights for the headlights and turn signals for about $70-$80. Pretty good quality so I've read.

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Well, i just got some Junk Yard head lights....they look like have been smoking a pack a day if ya know what I mean. About as yellow as they come.
Sand 'em down, start with 600 grit and work up to 1500 or 2000. Then hit them with some Meguiar's Plast-X plastic polish. If you're satisfied with the clarity, wipe the lenses down with some rubbing alcohol and shoot a couple coats of clear over them.

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It is what Jeeples has *PARTIALLY* stated.
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post #8 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 09:14 AM
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Hella 9004 bulbs. Part number H83155131 100W high beam, 80W low beam. Got through Advance Auto, 14 bucks or so apiece. Haven't had an issue with them in plastic housings, bright like sunlight, but, you may want to uprade to a high temp bulb harness Part number NOK9113. They don't carry them in the stores, they have to be ordered. I can usually have them in two days. I also got new housings, paid about 44 bucks each for them, but got them from another company, forgot who.
Yes the bulbs are technically illegal for on road use, but, they are white, like OEM's so they don't attract any undue attention, and I have yet to find a Police department that has a device to measure light output......just saying.....
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post #9 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 10:25 AM
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If you buy new aftermarket headlights you might as well change out the clips from the old ones to the new ones before you break the adjuster trying to install it like I did. Rarely have a I seen some not having problems with the small clips on new aftermarket headlights.

http://www.amazon.com/review/R1AW071...R1AW071HH2AHLC

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post #10 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 10:38 AM
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I saw somewhere on here a mod for converting 9004 to 9007 bulbs... im guessing the 9007 are better?

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I think there is a problem with the beam dispersion on the 9007s in the zj housing. Anybody have any ideas about the fog lights?

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post #12 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 11:16 AM
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I saw somewhere on here a mod for converting 9004 to 9007 bulbs... im guessing the 9007 are better?
It's all about output. Stock lights are 65/55 for a 9004, same for a 9007.
Which is brighter, 65 watts or 100?
The blue tinted bulbs? I've tried them, can't say I was impressed, maybe a tad clearer, but not any brighter in my opinion, the blue just filters out a certain spectrum of light, fooling the eye into thinking they are brighter, but they are still 65 watts, and in the rain, for me at least, they were useless.
Get some new housings, get some brighter bulbs and roll with it. Oh, and get the headlights aimed correctly, that's always a big help.

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Might as well get the e-code and h4 conversion from kolak. I got his harness and PIAA bulbs in e codes from eBay an the light output is 1000 times better than the stocks.



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post #14 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Those look good! What lights are on your bumper?

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post #15 of 18 Old 08-28-2013, 01:02 PM
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I did the H4 conversion units on my old chevy truck, ran 140's in that, I could burn paint on vehicle in front of me. I was unaware they make a direct drop in H4 conversion for the ZJ. Just a complete assembly setup for H4 bulbs? Cool. But I'd still run up-wattage bulbs. For the H4's there are some pretty high wattages available. Downside: If you get them too hot, they can melt the headlights. My truck had glass units, heat wasn't an issue.
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