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post #53386 of 83773 Old 10-26-2013, 08:34 PM
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Hey man could you post a pic of just the hellas turned on? I ordered the 500ff driving lights and hear they put off plenty light.
stock low beam

Hella 500 black magics

I replaced the stock lights at the same time I installed the Hellas, but they definitely see more everyday use. The beam is very center focused on the Hellas because I have them mounted about 8" each way of center on the stock bumper (that's the only place I could reach in to get the back-nut on with those stupid plastic bumper caps on). But you can kinda get the gist of it I hope. Definitely brighter, and considerably wider throw. They do not shine as far as the high beams though.


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post #53387 of 83773 Old 10-26-2013, 08:35 PM
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Took the roof rack off, the stock rack off, painted all 3 wiper arms, and painted the hatch. Need to roll on a few more coats and wet sand it. It looks weird with nothing up there now...
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post #53388 of 83773 Old 10-26-2013, 08:45 PM
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stock low beam

Hella 500 black magics

I replaced the stock lights at the same time I installed the Hellas, but they definitely see more everyday use. The beam is very center focused on the Hellas because I have them mounted about 8" each way of center on the stock bumper (that's the only place I could reach in to get the back-nut on with those stupid plastic bumper caps on). But you can kinda get the gist of it I hope. Definitely brighter, and considerably wider throw. They do not shine as far as the high beams though.
Seems in the pics that's plenty light, like I said I have a couple KC lights I can throw on the roof rack for those back road nights. Xj lights are crap anyway so we will see how thi pans out. Thanks though I appreciate the pics.
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post #53389 of 83773 Old 10-27-2013, 11:32 AM
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Seems in the pics that's plenty light, like I said I have a couple KC lights I can throw on the roof rack for those back road nights. Xj lights are crap anyway so we will see how thi pans out. Thanks though I appreciate the pics.
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On the topic of lights, I ordered a set of Autopals that come with some 55/60s, and new plug ends to make my own heavy gauge harness. I'll probably upgrade to higher wattage lamps eventually. Can't wait to get them!

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post #53391 of 83773 Old 10-27-2013, 05:56 PM
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Blue LEDs are best LEDs. I used the wide angle SMDs and they are awesome! Note to others since you probably already know, the stock dimmer does not dim LEDs. The blue doesn't bother me, but a whiter color could be bothersome if you are sensitive to light at night.
I used UV LEDs in my console - had to paint the PRNDL and 2-4x-4xfull-Low
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post #53392 of 83773 Old 10-27-2013, 06:13 PM
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Filled the tires up to 45 PSI. My max is 50 so I figure that's the most I can do

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post #53393 of 83773 Old 10-27-2013, 06:24 PM
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Filled the tires up to 45 PSI. My max is 50 so I figure that's the most I can do
That's probably a very poor decision. Why?

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That's probably a very poor decision. Why? Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
As long as I don't wheel it I've never had any problems being this high before

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As long as I don't wheel it I've never had any problems being this high before
Just watched the myth busters episode on over and under inflated tires... Confirmed my belief that the benefits of any over inflation are non existent and is not only dangerous but costs more in the end due to tire wear
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Not that I know everything but XJs are light SUVs and you have heavy duty tires on it. At 45psi 2 tires probably could safely support the entire jeep. Do the outside edges even touch the ground?

And what did I do to my XJ today? NOTHING for the first time in 3 months.. Feels great.

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Oooops typo. I meant to say 35psi.... Hahaha I was confused why everyone was saying it was so high lol

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ahh that sounds better!

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XJ tires typically ride softer and grip better at pressures more in the range of 30psi.
Is that best for mpg too?

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post #53400 of 83773 Old 10-27-2013, 07:35 PM
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Pulled these 4 Cree LED Seward Offroad Twin 2's off of the WK and popped them on the XJ rack.







Nice lights!

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