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Unread 08-14-2013, 11:42 PM   #31
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Holy COW!!! Now I see why you guys say this is the best Mod you can do for an XJ. UNREAL!! Video to follow..!!

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Unread 08-15-2013, 12:16 AM   #32
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x2! Put a harness together using the gojeep instructions and just installed it. I haven't even put the H4s in and its amazing. Should have done this the day I got the xj
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Unread 08-15-2013, 01:20 AM   #33
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Great info here guys, thanks a bunch. I have a 30" light bar but I think this would be a great mod even for my rig. Thanks for the links to the harness and H4's.

I am thinking 80/100 bulbs for me. My rig is off road only so I don't worry much about oncoming traffic.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 05:47 AM   #34
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I know my accent is strong. I'm from the country.

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Unread 08-15-2013, 08:26 AM   #35
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What could I do to remedy the power drain on my vehicle when I turn on high beams? You can see in the video when I turn the high beams on I experienced a little voltage drop.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 08:04 PM   #36
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After!!! Whoop Whoop!
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Unread 08-15-2013, 08:31 PM   #37
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Amazing and cheap, isn't it?
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Unread 08-15-2013, 10:11 PM   #38
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Bulbs $20

Harness $40

Housings $95

$155 altogether. Well worth it. Now I need to beef up the electrical to handle the extra load. Going to do the big 3 next. Then eventually get a higher amperage alternator.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 10:20 PM   #39
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Bulbs $20

Harness $40

Housings $95

$155 altogether. Well worth it. Now I need to beef up the electrical to handle the extra load. Going to do the big 3 next. Then eventually get a higher amperage alternator.
From www.kelleyswip.com?
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Bulbs $20

Harness $40

Housings $95

$155 altogether. Well worth it. Now I need to beef up the electrical to handle the extra load. Going to do the big 3 next. Then eventually get a higher amperage alternator.
What's the "big 3"? Haven't seen or heard that term before.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 06:49 AM   #41
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What's the "big 3"? Haven't seen or heard that term before.
Way better cables from www.kelleyswip.com I'm guessing.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 09:27 AM   #42
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It is installing Larger diameter cables on 3 key spots on your vehicle. I learned how to do this installing car stereo systems some years ago. Guys that have amplifiers that pull a lot of current usually do this trick. I figure that it would also work for us XJ guys that run alot of lights or compressors or any thing that draws extra current from our electrical system.

1st- Your ground from your engine to your frame. Can also put a cable from your Negative post on your battery to your frame as well.

2nd- From your Alternator to your Positive post on your battery. It is best to have an inline fuse on this run of cable, just incase it makes contact with metal and causes a short.

3rd- From your positive on your battery to your Fuse box under the hood. It allows more current to travel through your electrical system.

I used 0 Guage on my Honda Civic when I did it on it. I drive it daily.. I figure 2-4 guage (awg) would work as well.... I had about 4,000 watts of amplifiers running 2 15" subwoofers in a wall..I figure it will work on an XJ as well. Couple the big 3 with a larger output alternator and that should clear up any electrical issues...What do you guys think about THE BIG 3???
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Unread 08-16-2013, 11:07 AM   #43
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I am really surprised more people don't do the HID projector route. No matter how much engineering and money designers dump into a reflector housing it will never be as good as a projector. The beam from a projector is much more crisp, puts the light in places you need it much better and doesn't shoot light where you don't need it. There is a reason that almost all new cars regardless of whether or not they are HID or halogen use projectors rather than reflectors. A projector can shoot a much more even beam than a reflector can and doesn't shoot any light above the cutoff so it doesn't get in the eyes of oncoming traffic.

I just purchased everything I will need from a harness, projectors, HID kit, and new housings to hack up to install the projectors into and so far my total is at $95. I will make sure to post my results when they are completed, but personally I think bixenon projectors are a much better way to go.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 07:46 AM   #44
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If you are running Sealed Beams on an XJ you are missing out on turning Night into Daylight. Lights are so bright. I should have done this years ago!
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If you are running Sealed Beams on an XJ you are missing out on turning Night into Daylight. Lights are so bright. I should have done this years ago!
Yep. For under $100 you can see at night and not worry about melting headlight switches ever again. and we all know when they melt down. At night!!!
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