post #16 of Old 03-04-2013, 12:52 PM
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I have an bid conversion hanging around I don't want. 20$ plus shipping to whomever

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post #17 of Old 03-04-2013, 12:53 PM
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Also I'm running truck lite LEDs, I had the delta quad bar with h4s and these are much better
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post #18 of Old 03-04-2013, 02:09 PM
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For a quick and cheap upgrade I got the Hella Vision Plus housings. I read about them online in a JP mag article on various headlamps. Found a pair for about $60 if I remember correctly. They have much better light projection than stock. Soon after I put them in I put in some Sylvania Silverstar bulbs. Lasted 2 years so far and the total project cost <$100. It has meet my needs so I have not upgraded more.

Edit: I should mention that I wanted to replace with something DOT approved so that is why I went this route and not to the E-codes.

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post #19 of Old 03-07-2013, 03:14 AM
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I have been trying to convince myself in to getting me a set of Truck Lites. I just want to see someone that has them on their Jeep so I can see them in person before I drop 500 bucks on headlights.

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post #20 of Old 03-07-2013, 03:28 AM
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I've got the truck-lites. Expensive, but awesome.



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post #21 of Old 03-08-2013, 04:39 PM
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I installed IPF housings and lights...love them over the stock junk.

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post #22 of Old 03-11-2013, 07:36 PM
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I had the Hella Vision Plus, along with Silverstar bulbs. Worked pretty well when new but after a couple years it got to where the low-beams were absolutely atrocious. Cars behind me, with their lights shining under me would actually light up the road in front of me better than my own lights. Over time I'd developed a number of rock chips, which let moisture get in and cloud the reflectors and lenses. Now I've got the new generation Truck-Lite LEDs. Fantastic lights EXCEPT when it's snowing. They put out so little heat that they don't melt the snow and ice off the lenses.
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post #23 of Old 03-12-2013, 07:51 AM
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I got the KC composite replacements. Very happy with them.

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I have a set of 1st gen truck lights on my 2000 Jeep tj and i love them on thoes extremely dark nights, BUT if you drive in the snow they arent the best lights because they dont build enough heat to keep them clear but you still get quite a bit of light out of them its just not a real crisp light so i guess they have their advantages and disadvantages .
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post #25 of Old 05-15-2013, 06:14 AM
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I have Truck-Lites on my JK too. Love them! The snow issue is true though. Snow sticks to them due to the lack of generated heat. When I wen skiing this winter I would wipe them off every time I got out of the Jeep.

Aside from that minor issue, they are awesome.
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post #26 of Old 05-15-2013, 08:18 AM
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Sylvania, Silver Stars I believe.

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I have a set of 1st gen truck lights on my 2000 Jeep tj and i love them on thoes extremely dark nights, BUT if you drive in the snow they arent the best lights because they dont build enough heat to keep them clear but you still get quite a bit of light out of them its just not a real crisp light so i guess they have their advantages and disadvantages .
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I have Truck-Lites on my JK too. Love them! The snow issue is true though. Snow sticks to them due to the lack of generated heat. When I wen skiing this winter I would wipe them off every time I got out of the Jeep.

Aside from that minor issue, they are awesome.
I don't see how, the models I have felt by hand get just as hot as a normal incandescent...

All about that unibody life.
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post #28 of Old 05-15-2013, 10:00 PM
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Sylvania Silver Stars, I also just put them in my other car (also uses sealed beams)

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post #29 of Old 05-16-2013, 12:29 PM
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I don't see how, the models I have felt by hand get just as hot as a normal incandescent...
I don't know what to tell you. Mine don't get hot (at least not on the lens).

It was a crappy year for snow in Maryland. Maybe I'll have better data next winter.
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