Just about ANY of the H4 housings are a good buy.....
I'm running the cheapest ones available, (plastic lenses) but they hold an H4 and I couldn't be happier over the sealed beam I had in there befre.
Bulbs are going to be user preference, but IMHO the "blueish" ones suck....and the high performance PIAA style h4 bulbs arent worth the money vs. their longevity. (ask me how I know)
These LOOK awesome, but wont last long. I have ran these expensive PIAAS, the Sylvania SilverStars, and finally have settled on some no name 55/65w plain-jayne parts store h4's...been going strong now for over a year. No burnouts, ...where as the other ones I mentioned didnt last even 6 months.
An absolute MUST is going to be upgrading the harness,
I went with the E-AutoWorks Headlight Harness ($35 roughly...maybe less...been a while)
Upon pulling the harness out and inspecting it, i noticed something I thought might pose a problem in the future. The plug ends (connector) for the lights, were not sealed up, and the contacts, although locked into the connector body, seemed to be a bit loose, and not protected at all from possible shorts to the body, or the elements.
So i did two things: i secured the wires together with a zip tie, close to the connector body, and then wrapped the whole thing in electrical tape, sealing off the exposed portion of the connector.
I did the same thing to the one factory harness plug that wouldn't be connected to the new harness. (the harness uses only on of the plugs for a signal to trigger the relays.)
After that I routed the harness, i decided to go under the radiator vs. over the top, because it seemed easier to get the ends up thru the various cavities and openings than to do it from the top. I didn't get any pictures of this part of it all, but the main part of the harness went thru the opening in the fender just to the side of the battery and got routed down behind the passenger side light then into the space behind the bumper, under the radiator. One plug (on the longest part of the harness) goes to the driver's side, and two plugs go to the passenger side. One for the new light and one to plug into the old factory harness end to use as a trigger source. Here we see the the two harness' plugged into one another, and the one new pigtail for the new light:
I didn't get any pics of the electrical connections at the battery, as that's pretty self explanatory. I did however fuse the positive side of the harness as a safety precaution, it does NOT come fused from E-AutoWorks.
Easy enough to put into the housings, REMEMBER: DONT TOUCH THE BULB GLASS!!
First I needed to pull off the rubber "doughnut" seal on the back:
Then just flipped back the lock spring on the housing, and line the bulb's three tabs up with the corresponding indents in the housing for proper alignment, and ensure they're seated securely:
Replace the rubber doughnut seal making sure its tight up against the back of the housing:
And these are ready to go in:
The difference was huge! The beam pattern is quite different, not to mention the amount and color of light that comes out.
And here's a shot of the beam difference, (note; Left is old, Right is new, and the old one was only held in by one screw so it appears to be a bit high:
The brights... well lets just say you could probably see them from space.This is by far one of the best mods i've done so far. I HIGHLY recommend that ANYone with a Cherokee do this as soon as possible.