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Unread 12-05-2012, 11:43 AM   #31
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Mine were installed in a 04 wrx. The second I turned them on i knew they were going to piss off everyone on the road. I lived 10 minutes away, and the first thing I did when I got home was rip out the whole thing and put in the stock bulbs.

The headlight housing basically just gives a big cone of light straight forward. There's a reason why HIDs are only installed with projector lenses to keep the beam at a certain level. If it works on the GC then go for it

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Unread 01-08-2014, 04:06 PM   #32
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I have used aftermarket kits on 4 or my last vehicles. I just purchased a '14 Limited and am getting ready to do the 8K conversion on the headlights and the fogs lights. They are under $100 each. Check out www.gethidlights.com. They are local to me, but do alot of mail order business.
I think the '14 GC takes the H11 bulbs. It is litterally a plug and play. Install should take about 20 minutes per side, then realling the lights and your done. You shouldn't get any flicker at all.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 04:11 PM   #33
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I've used DDM tuning on multiple occasions and they work great...HOWEVER don't do it unless you have projectors...if you install them on a normal halogen headlight housing with all the reflective mirrors you'll be lighting up an entire neighborhood. I did this once, drove home for 10 minutes and tore the whole system out. Had multiple brake checks, people honking and flashing at me, etc etc...

The height of the jeep will just make everything worse so think about it before getting one.
I don't bother to flash them, just turn on my HID high beams and go on. Only when they blind me though...
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Unread 01-08-2014, 09:05 PM   #34
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I have used aftermarket kits on 4 or my last vehicles. I just purchased a '14 Limited and am getting ready to do the 8K conversion on the headlights and the fogs lights. They are under $100 each. Check out www.gethidlights.com. They are local to me, but do alot of mail order business.
I think the '14 GC takes the H11 bulbs. It is litterally a plug and play. Install should take about 20 minutes per side, then realling the lights and your done. You shouldn't get any flicker at all.
Gotta love blue headlights!
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Unread 01-09-2014, 09:55 AM   #35
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If you want to have really blue light and not be able to actually see the road then 8k is great.
If you want your car to look like a stock HID vehicle and be able to actually see better then go with 4500k to 5000k
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If you want to have really blue light and not be able to actually see the road then 8k is great.
If you want your car to look like a stock HID vehicle and be able to actually see better then go with 4500k to 5000k
Bingo.

So irritating to see blue/purple headlights. It accomplishes nothing except being a stupid.
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Unread 01-09-2014, 02:15 PM   #37
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Personally, I would not consider after market HID systems and here's why: I put an after market system on my 07 Mustang GT500/Shelby and they looked and worked very good until one night the wiring burned out and started a small electrical fire. Did no real damage however could have destroyed my car and insurance probably would not have covered it because it wasn't factory equipment. Before you do this you may want to consider the consequences should it cause a fire and a loss of possibly your vehicle. It's not worth the risk at least to me that's for sure. If you decide to use an after market system, be aware of the possible consequences.
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Unread 01-09-2014, 02:59 PM   #38
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And HID bulbs are designed for projector-style housings. That is the exact reason why you see bright headlights going down the road but their high beams are off. The light is not distributed corrected with the reflector. HID bulbs have a different focal point that of halogen. Talking just millimeters. Even if you "properly aim", "test", etc the driver will see what they want and will think it looks good and will work. In reality other drivers on the road are being blinded by scattered/stray light.
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