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post #1 of 10 Old 01-23-2010, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Wj stock vs projector light housings. whats the difference?

03wj stock vs projector light housings. whats the difference? i just ordered 55watt hid ballasts and lamps. 6000k blue headlights and 3000k yellow fogs. i need info and opinions. thanks, ron

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Please don't take this the wrong way, but if you already ordered them, why do you need info and opinions? I usually do the research and ask questions before I make a purchase...



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Please don't take this the wrong way, but if you already ordered them, why do you need info and opinions? I usually do the research and ask questions before I make a purchase...



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i am sorry. i ordered the lamps and ballasts only. not the housings. they are available separately and their are numerous types.
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-24-2010, 01:39 AM
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I would post up in this thread and/or pm madrabbitt. He should be able (he has a WJ) to shed some light on the subject.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/w...usings-569983/



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I would post up in this thread and/or pm madrabbitt. He should be able (he has a WJ) to shed some light on the subject.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/w...usings-569983/



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well, i am sure that there is good info there. it was hard for me to follow. any additional specific suggestions would be appreciated as well, thanks again, ron
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Not to be rude, but how is it hard to follow?
The basic gist of it is HIDs in a stock housing= looks like sh*t.
The way HIDs and standard bulbs are designed are different, standard bulbs use the lens to direct the light pattern, while I believe HIDs are built to create its own beam pattern, from the bulb, not using the lens.

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Wait nvm idk where I read that, I think I got something mixed up, maybe LEDs or something.
Basically, an HID in a stock housing wouldn't be focused.

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post #9 of 10 Old 01-25-2010, 07:57 PM
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Projector its basically a reflector which is stock.

Everything is technically a reflector.

Projectors reflect light out of a lens to a specific pattern



Reflectors still reflect (obviously) but it kind of scatters it, there are some E-code and such housings that can house a HID properly without scattering the light, but projectors are far more precise, I guess you could compare the light of a flash light, and a laser pointer, one is aimed and precise.

Since there are no headlights for the WJ that I know of that are a reflector for HID, you should go with a Retro fit, I do know that there are Projector headlights for the WJ already made, but I am fairly sure they are Halogen, as the bulb type is not D2S/D2C or D1s or D3s or D4s, Correct HID projectors do not take anything but D1,D2,D3 or D4 bulbs, I believe.

Just to sum up.

Stock = More light with HIDs, but no more on ROAD than before.
eBay projectors = More on road, but not correct, could have future problems.
Retrofit = Great output, no long term problems.

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WOW!!! playsmart, i truly appreciate the EXCELLENT response. that is exactly what i asked and exactly what i need to know. thanks. i would like to invite you to respond to any of my threads that you have knowledge about.
sincerely, ron
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