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Unread 12-09-2013, 11:38 PM   #16
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these for the housing?
http://www.quadratec.com/products/97...FUcaOgodUDEAWw

and the bulbs i can buy from a NAPA or walmart
are the hella bulbs and sylvenia bulbs swapable?

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Unread 12-09-2013, 11:41 PM   #17
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these for the housing?
http://www.quadratec.com/products/97...FUcaOgodUDEAWw

and the bulbs i can buy from a NAPA or walmart
are the hella bulbs and sylvenia bulbs swapable?
yes, that is the housing. And any H4 bulb will work, regardless of manufacturer
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Unread 12-09-2013, 11:44 PM   #18
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does anybody know if these will work as a harness?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/H4-Headlight...a6003d&vxp=mtr

these with the IPF H4 Housing and Sylvenia 55/60watt bulbs or Hella bulbs?
leaning towards the sylvenia due to the pictures showing white which is what i want
most any not blue tinted bulb will give off a white light, i haven't noticed a difference between manufactures.

the harness looks good to go, but it may not be, you wont know until you get ahold of it
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Unread 12-09-2013, 11:48 PM   #19
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most any not blue tinted bulb will give off a white light, i haven't noticed a difference between manufactures.

the harness looks good to go, but it may not be, you wont know until you get ahold of it
awesome! thanks a ton! about that harness, im not too inclined on building my own, checked out some tutorials but im too busy and not overly confident in myself aha, im surprised there isnt a user here that sells them

but those housings, h4 bulbs, and a harness, sweet! this'll be fun!
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Unread 12-10-2013, 07:13 AM   #20
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these with the IPF H4 Housing and Sylvenia 55/60watt bulbs or Hella bulbs?
leaning towards the sylvenia due to the pictures showing white which is what i want
You want bulbs with a 4200k color temp if you want the white. Most bulbs will have a slight blue tint to get this color. PIAA included.

If you want to see the best in snow and fog get more yellow light, or a yellow fog/driving light.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 08:56 AM   #21
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I'm going to go with an h4 upgrade
Use the ipf 820h housings, either build my own harness or use this one

http://www.jeepinoutfitters.com/scri...?idproduct=601

And hella 55/100watt bulbs or an alike brand

Should run me right around 150 $ building my own harness or 210 $ buying one
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Unread 12-10-2013, 03:32 PM   #22
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Under $100. Just ordered a second Putco harness for my Dakota.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 06:15 PM   #23
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I run the same setup... just I use Hella 55/60 bulbs. Best upgrade I made... after my 31's
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Unread 12-10-2013, 06:40 PM   #24
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Oops just seen the link for the ebay harness, does what I described here.


How to fix your lights without spending a fortune.

Parts: 4 relays, 4 plugs fit the relays. and heavier wire, in-line fuses x2, good connectors or soldier them your choice.
Mount two relays by each headlight.
Run two heavier wires to each pair of relays with an in-line fuse.
Y each of those wires so you can connect each end of the Y to a relay 12v+ on both sides.
Now from the output side of the relay run a heavier wire to each headlight Low side, and the Hi side (one per relay)
Now use your oem wire and attach it to the trigger post on the relays, do not confuse Lo and Hi.
Run a new ground wire (heavier too to the ground of each light) and attach to each relay so its grounded.

Now you will see a great improvement in your lights just because your getting full voltage to the bulbs.
You will be surprised how much this will help especially on an old AMC Jeep.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 02:51 AM   #25
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Oops just seen the link for the ebay harness, does what I described here.


How to fix your lights without spending a fortune.

Parts: 4 relays, 4 plugs fit the relays. and heavier wire, in-line fuses x2, good connectors or soldier them your choice.
Mount two relays by each headlight.
Run two heavier wires to each pair of relays with an in-line fuse.
Y each of those wires so you can connect each end of the Y to a relay 12v+ on both sides.
Now from the output side of the relay run a heavier wire to each headlight Low side, and the Hi side (one per relay)
Now use your oem wire and attach it to the trigger post on the relays, do not confuse Lo and Hi.
Run a new ground wire (heavier too to the ground of each light) and attach to each relay so its grounded.

Now you will see a great improvement in your lights just because your getting full voltage to the bulbs.
You will be surprised how much this will help especially on an old AMC Jeep.
That looks like a good setup.

Why are four relays being used? (uses less wire?)

I normally use two 30/40 amp relays, one on each side.

Battery ======= | RELAY | high beam output> ====== (left & right high beam)
High beam trigger ---- |

Battery ======= | RELAY | Low beam output> ====== (left & right low beam)
Low beam trigger -----|

Primary power ...... 55 watts x 2 = 110 watts (~8.6 amps)
Secondary power .. 65 watts x 2 = 130 watts. (~10.2 amps)
Secondary power . 100 watts x 2 = 200 watts. (~15.6 amps)
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Unread 12-11-2013, 03:45 AM   #26
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I prefer the IPF housings but they cost twice as much. For $100, this is a great upgrade.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 04:47 AM   #27
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I love my IPF housings. They've been through hell for many years and still look great.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 04:58 AM   #28
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I love my IPF housings. They've been through hell for many years and still look great.
Worth the money for me. When I couldn't quite afford them I played it patiently and ran with stock sealed beams and the 10 gauge harness for a month. Back when I was trying to pick a set of housings I found a comparison someone had done with different housing brands in the same XJ illuminating the same area. Sealed the deal for me, but I don't have a link to it now.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 05:32 AM   #29
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What are the differences between housing and lenses ... IPF, Hella & Cibie?
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Unread 12-11-2013, 09:05 AM   #30
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http://froehlichsuspension.3dcartsto...rade_p_39.html

HID retrofit, all the work done for you, $200

Or you could do it yourself with slightly better components, for about the same amount of money. Takes a small amount of cutting and gluing. Doesn't look too difficult.
http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f67/hid...-trend-183364/
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=3181

I have the h4 housings, upgraded harness, & higher wattage bulbs. It's an improvement over stock, but if I had to do it over again, I'd put that money toward an HID retrofit. Even upgraded, it still can't hold a candle to HIDs.
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