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Unread 10-17-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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XJ HID Projector Headlight Build BlackFlameCustoms Feedback

Hey everyone. I wanted to do a little writeup on a recent experience I had with getting custom headlights built for my 97 XJ Cherokee. I contacted a company called BlackFlameCustoms and asked if there was any type of package that could be built. We all know how crappy the factory headlights are

Their response time was awesome - I had all my questions answered and the info I was looking for the same day. They were able to build a package with new clear housings (mine have lines in it that are no good) and all of the upgraded HID projector parts. Everything was plug and play with the truck (I didn't have to splice any wires) and the output is a huge difference. The projectors are a bi-xenon unit which gives me high and low beam (this was one of my concerns) and I opted for a black and chrome paint job.

I considered the pricing to be fair - mainly because of all the quality pieces used, the cutting and labor that goes into the lights and their customer service. I had a tiny bit of fog a couple hours after we did the install (it was a heavy rain that day) but it cleared up about 10 minutes later. When I emailed to ask about it they said it was likely just the "temperature change" - kinda like a greenhouse effect. They were 100% right. It's been over a month with no issues or complaints (which is why I wanted to write up on here finally) and I'm definitely a happy customer.

Check them out on Facebook - http://facebook.com/blackflamecustoms or right on their website (they have tons of pictures and do lots of other vehicles) - http://blackflamecustoms.com

They make headlights for just about every vehicle out there and can build them for just about every Jeep model there is. Thanks for reading.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 01:15 PM   #2
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They look really good, how much did you pay for them if you don't mind me asking?
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Unread 10-17-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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They look really good, how much did you pay for them if you don't mind me asking?
Thanks. They asked I not post pricing publicly as every build is different with options. Shoot them an email though. Ask for JB and let them know I sent you.

blackflamecustoms.com/contact
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Unread 10-18-2013, 07:45 AM   #4
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I'm quite intrigued.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:02 AM   #5
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Doubt they're worth the money.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 01:29 PM   #6
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Doubt they're worth the money.
Indeed, the price is very important here, and I'm suspecting that they're frighteningly overpriced vs a DIY retrofit like sbxj's or even quality European halogens.

I'm still glad to see companies dealing in proper, QUALITY HID retrofits even if they ask a small fortune for them--better than morons shoving cheap HIDs into ebay halogen housings.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 04:14 PM   #7
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Prices starting at $275 for a retrofit, I'll do it my self for alot less
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Unread 10-18-2013, 04:22 PM   #8
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Prices starting at $275 for a retrofit, I'll do it my self for alot less
I did my retrofit for just over $100.
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Unread 10-18-2013, 07:27 PM   #9
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I did my retrofit for just over $100.
In their [potential] defense, did your $100 retrofit utilize equal-quality parts and provide high beams?
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Unread 10-18-2013, 09:42 PM   #10
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In their [potential] defense, did your $100 retrofit utilize equal-quality parts and provide high beams?
That is what has been driving me nuts about all the cheap housings out there. None of them appear to offer high beams.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 01:37 PM   #11
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Here is a set I just got from FST over on the CF......matte/gloss black
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Unread 11-24-2013, 03:37 PM   #12
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Here is a set I just got from FST over on the CF......matte/gloss black
FST, CF

Acronyms are far more effective when readers know what they mean. I'm guessing CF refers to "CherokeeForum," but I don't know.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 04:02 PM   #13
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FST, CF

Acronyms are far more effective when readers know what they mean. I'm guessing CF refers to "CherokeeForum," but I don't know.
Didnt know how this forum is with mentioning other forums and vendors. But yes, cherokeeforum and froelich suspension technology

http://froehlichsuspension.3dcartsto...rade_p_39.html
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Unread 11-25-2013, 05:17 AM   #14
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Didnt know how this forum is with mentioning other forums and vendors. But yes, cherokeeforum and froelich suspension technology

http://froehlichsuspension.3dcartsto...rade_p_39.html
I'm interested to see their output/cutoff. High beams or no?
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Unread 11-25-2013, 07:41 AM   #15
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http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f67/hid...ht-kit-179540/

High and low, I didnt put mine in yet, ive been sick all weekend. Here is the thread, he has pics of the high, low and cutoff. Plus the difference between the h4s and hids.
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