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post #16606 of 41410 Old 01-18-2013, 11:32 AM
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First few pieces of LEDs came in the mail today for my LED conversion tomorrow, fed up with HID's and their crap ballasts

Also getting a new valve cover gasket tomorrow to stop it from leaking and smelling like burning oil
For fogs?


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post #16607 of 41410 Old 01-18-2013, 12:52 PM
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For fogs?
Haven't bought LEDs for fogs yet, only headlights and markers. Fogs are on the list to get

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You putting the LEDs in stock housings or projectors? Also how much did they run you?

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post #16609 of 41410 Old 01-18-2013, 01:20 PM
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You putting the LEDs in stock housings or projectors? Also how much did they run you?

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post #16610 of 41410 Old 01-18-2013, 01:36 PM
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Interested in hearing more too. Link to site?
The lights I got from superbrightleds.com each bulb is different in price, i think these were 20 each.

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You putting the LEDs in stock housings or projectors? Also how much did they run you?

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Stock housing, one day I'll get some projectors installed.

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post #16611 of 41410 Old 01-18-2013, 02:02 PM
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Interested in seeing the output from LEDs as headlights.

I can't imagine your range being very far.

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I would be... very shocked... if the LEDs can put out half of what your average halogen could do. Fog lights for show and parking lights, sure... but headlamps I'm very skeptical.

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post #16613 of 41410 Old 01-18-2013, 02:52 PM
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Really depends what watt led's he bought...

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post #16614 of 41410 Old 01-18-2013, 03:09 PM
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Really depends what watt led's he bought...
Well... because of how low modern day SMD LEDs have gotten with current draw it's really hard to accurately compare to the halogens, seeing as conventional bulbs are about 90% inefficient. On top of that its way more than the wattage, LEDs can put out alot of light but it is most likely not in the right pattern with the way they're arranged on the bulb. If housings were designed around the LEDs they might stand a chance in headlights soon but I'd say theres a reason they're not too popular yet. Also, check out RIGID LED bars, the LEDs themselves are only half of what makes them so good. They have really well designed enclosures with individual reflectors for each LED, and no doubt those reflectors have been designed around the light output pattern of an LED. Put a bunch of LEDs on a stick and put them in a halogen reflector, ehhh I'd say the results would be less than pleasing. BUT I leave myself completely vulnerable to stand corrected, and am just as curious how they turn out.

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Well... because of how low modern day SMD LEDs have gotten with current draw it's really hard to accurately compare to the halogens, seeing as conventional bulbs are about 90% inefficient. On top of that its way more than the wattage, LEDs can put out alot of light but it is most likely not in the right pattern with the way they're arranged on the bulb. If housings were designed around the LEDs they might stand a chance in headlights soon but I'd say theres a reason they're not too popular yet. Also, check out RIGID LED bars, the LEDs themselves are only half of what makes them so good. They have really well designed enclosures with individual reflectors for each LED, and no doubt those reflectors have been designed around the light output pattern of an LED. Put a bunch of LEDs on a stick and put them in a halogen reflector, ehhh I'd say the results would be less than pleasing. BUT I leave myself completely vulnerable to stand corrected, and am just as curious how they turn out.
Agreed, the housings have ALOT to do with how well LED's perform

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I thought LEDs were not for driving lights because they won't be bright enough to see.

Looking at this for my aunt

04 limited 94k miles v8 w trans cooler and no hitch? QT tcase, they were asking $10,200 but CL shows $9900, got them talked down to $7500 but I think they need to take another 1-2,000 off.

Has rusty gas tank skid, rusted window sills,

But looks clean underneath and runs great.

Defrost has a clicking from dash but both heat and cold.

Looking at an 04 overland w/nav and new tires tomorrow. They want 8800.00 with 104,000 miles.
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^ those aren't limited rims
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post #16618 of 41410 Old 01-18-2013, 04:07 PM
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^ those aren't limited rims
According to WJJEEPS they are.

http://www.wjjeeps.com/wheels.htm

tyle 7b 17 x 7.5 Avila (small cap)
(Cast aluminum with Sparkle Silver accents, 10-spoke) 5HE38TAEAB
(Sales code WGP)
(After 4/22/02)

wheel center cap #52059522AA
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52059522AA
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2004 Limited (standard)
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post #16619 of 41410 Old 01-18-2013, 04:13 PM
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According to WJJEEPS they are.

http://www.wjjeeps.com/wheels.htm

tyle 7b 17 x 7.5 Avila (small cap)
(Cast aluminum with Sparkle Silver accents, 10-spoke) 5HE38TAEAB
(Sales code WGP)
(After 4/22/02)

wheel center cap #52059522AA
Center cap:
52059522AA
2003 Limited (standard)

2004 Limited (standard)
Didn't realize they were standard on 04's. didn't even know they were an option.
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I wish I never drove the v8 but I still love my 4.0, just the v8 has more oomph

The overland we are going to look at tomorrow has an rb1 (she's already said she putting In Bluetooth so I got dibs on that ) and she said she doesn't like Leather so I can switch

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