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post #22351 of 46101 Old 05-03-2013, 07:51 AM
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I've brought this up before and have been criticized for being the A-hole here in the past. You fully have my support with that statement. HIDs DO NOT belong in reflective housings. No if's, and's, or but's.
It's more that they don't belong in non-HID housings. There are HID reflector setups from the factory on some vehicles, but the housings are designed for it. Any reflector housing that's meant to work with halogens cannot work with HIDs.

And yeah, I think I remember that messy pile of flame-fest that happened the last time this came up.

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Does anybody know where to get replacement rear axle bumpers?

I found them @ SUMMIT. Daystar #DYS-KU09022BK $33.63 / pair

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post #22353 of 46101 Old 05-03-2013, 08:02 AM
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It's more that they don't belong in non-HID housings. There are HID reflector setups from the factory on some vehicles, but the housings are designed for it. Any reflector housing that's meant to work with halogens cannot work with HIDs.

And yeah, I think I remember that messy pile of flame-fest that happened the last time this came up.
There are different class lenses on headlights. I can't remember what the designations are though. It's been years since I last researched it. There are some cars that come with halogens and are still legal to convert to HIDs because of their class. Reflective lenses never fall into this class. Some clear lenses do and some don't. Most projector housings can be legally converted. Any conversion needs to be re-aimed for the different light and cutoff. Also, anything higher than about 4300-4500K and you start to lose output. Blue HIDs are a pointless waste of money.

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There are different class lenses on headlights. I can't remember what the designations are though. It's been years since I last researched it. There are some cars that come with halogens and are still legal to convert to HIDs because of their class. Reflective lenses never fall into this class. Some clear lenses do and some don't. Most projector housings can be legally converted. Any conversion needs to be re-aimed for the different light and cutoff. Also, anything higher than about 4300-4500K and you start to lose output. Blue HIDs are a pointless waste of money.
Yup. AFAIK, there's never been an aftermarket reflector housing designed for HIDs. Even the clear lens reflectors have the same issue as the lens optics ones. Unless they're designed to work with HIDs (in which case they won't work with halogens), they still throw glare with HID bulbs in them, as the bulbs disperse light differently. Projectors are far more forgiving due to how they collect and re-focus the light.
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Yup. AFAIK, there's never been an aftermarket reflector housing designed for HIDs. Even the clear lens reflectors have the same issue as the lens optics ones. Unless they're designed to work with HIDs (in which case they won't work with halogens), they still throw glare with HID bulbs in them, as the bulbs disperse light differently. Projectors are far more forgiving due to how they collect and re-focus the light.
I really wish cops could crack down more on that. There are far too many a-holes though for them to make a difference.

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I really wish cops could crack down more on that. There are far too many a-holes though for them to make a difference.
I agree agree but I dont see that happening. One of the sheriffs.drive a newer Durango with aftermarket hid's
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post #22357 of 46101 Old 05-03-2013, 08:42 AM
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I agree agree but I dont see that happening. One of the sheriffs.drive a newer Durango with aftermarket hid's
there's nothing wrong with HID's as long as they're installed properly. They are super f***** bright and you can see forever with them. Installed rightmeans correct housing and wiring. Now I still think the guy with the pink hids in his honda civic is a f****n dbag.

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Happy Birthday 4/29 put my 31 10.5 15s on Very nice now im a real Jeeper.. raise it to fender lip 35.25 fnt 36 rear ...OH Ya!! ;-)
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Happy Birthday 4/29 put my 31 10.5 15s on Very nice now im a real Jeeper.. raise it to fender lip 35.25 fnt 36 rear ...OH Ya!! ;-)
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Nice! Looks good!
I like it, looks pretty rad man!

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I paid $310 for upper and lower FRONT adjustable controls arms through Kolak, I had the jeep on the lift today, and I noticed the jam nut for both track bars were NOT tight, also the front track bar bracket mount that goes to the axles drivers side the bolts were LOOSE! I didn't even think about checking the mount bolts because I had NOT touched them when I installed the track bar.

I even centered the front axle a little more, track bar was a little too long.

Also, I have a buddy who is giving me 4 steel 15" chrome wheels and tires that are 80% tread left they are size 31x10.5x15 I was wanting 32's but getting a set of 4 tires and 4 wheels for $125.. NOT a bad deal couldn't pass it up.

The only thing I have worrying me is the track bar hole on the bracket mount to the frame, MIGHT be a little wollowed out... but not that bad... I'm about to go drive it 30 miles to work on the highway and see if the death wobble is gone... CROSSING MY FINGERS!

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Finished the brakes today, rear was a pain. Had to break out the BFH. When I pulled the caliper off the inside pad was so worn down it was metal on metal, so much so that the inside of the rotor was worn down into ruts. Hoping the new rotors won't warp like these had long before I got her.

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Started cutting the front carpet. The fit is perfect but there's a whole lot of excess.

Also filled it up. Ethanol free 93 is down to $3.56.

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