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Unread 10-19-2011, 02:43 PM   #6001
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Unread 10-19-2011, 03:03 PM   #6002
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I've got HIDs in my stock headlights. Most of the beam has a nice cutoff and they're adjusted to avoid blinding people. There's still a little bit of glare but not bad at all. I have yet to find a nice set of projector headlight that I like. I might just do a full retrofit in my stock headlights eventually.
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Unread 10-19-2011, 03:14 PM   #6003
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Prpjectors suck and are ugly as hell.
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Projectors just look wrong on wj's too.

Well then HIDs dont either since they go hand in hand. Argue all you want but HIDs do not belong in reflector housings. They simply do not work and cause excessive glare. This isn't an opinion but a verifiable fact.
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Unread 10-19-2011, 03:29 PM   #6004
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Well then HIDs dont either since they go hand in hand. Argue all you want but HIDs do not belong in reflector housings. They simply do not work and cause excessive glare. This isn't an opinion but a verifiable fact.
I dont care what you think is a fact but here in georgia every other car on the road has hids in stock housings with no glare. Please get you facts checked.
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Unread 10-19-2011, 03:40 PM   #6005
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Took off my front driveshaft. After we rebuilt the NV247 Tcase, something is wrong with either the front ds or the front diff. Dont know what it could be.

Can anyone help?

symptoms.
vibration at about35 mph.
smells like burnt diff fluid.
pulls to right a bit
binds when turning.

I know that binding is somewhat normal, but this is my first WJ and just looking for some help. Thanks guys.
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Unread 10-19-2011, 04:06 PM   #6006
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Well then HIDs dont either since they go hand in hand. Argue all you want but HIDs do not belong in reflector housings. They simply do not work and cause excessive glare. This isn't an opinion but a verifiable fact.
On a lot of gun sites where laws become debated folks have a rule, you claim it is fact, you must cite the source providing the fact.

Could you please do so in this case? I have been considering HID lighting for my heep and i was looking at the spyder ones etc. Cost is not really an issue, but I do not wish to over pay for the lighting I want either.

Can you cite where this "fact" that HID's in stock housings are an issue? I know I have read there can be huge heat generation issues in the plastic housings, but your comments seemed to stem more from improper lighting and I would like to review the materials on it.

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Unread 10-19-2011, 04:07 PM   #6007
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Unread 10-19-2011, 04:12 PM   #6008
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Well then HIDs dont either since they go hand in hand. Argue all you want but HIDs do not belong in reflector housings. They simply do not work and cause excessive glare. This isn't an opinion but a verifiable fact.
I agree.
When i first started driving at 16, I was in the honda scene (none of this ricer crap, because oem was jdm ) and I had HID's in everything. I still run it in my WJ. But i guess i'm finally maturing and seeing how it affects others, so my halogens are going back in......BUT, i'm running 2500K HID for my High beam because the only time its on, is during hunting, fishing, or when no one's on the road

staying on topic, I vacuumed and did my interior today!
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Unread 10-19-2011, 04:28 PM   #6009
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I dont care what you think is a fact but here in georgia every other car on the road has hids in stock housings with no glare. Please get you facts checked.
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On a lot of gun sites where laws become debated folks have a rule, you claim it is fact, you must cite the source providing the fact.

Could you please do so in this case? I have been considering HID lighting for my heep and i was looking at the spyder ones etc. Cost is not really an issue, but I do not wish to over pay for the lighting I want either.

Can you cite where this "fact" that HID's in stock housings are an issue? I know I have read there can be huge heat generation issues in the plastic housings, but your comments seemed to stem more from improper lighting and I would like to review the materials on it.

Thanks
Under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) part 108 there is no legal way to install a HID headlamp system on any vehicle not factory equipped with the HID headlamp system.

Now that being said, you can still safely install them using the correct housings, aka projector headlights, or a retrofit.

Here is a nice video for you since it is apparently hard for you to search and read for yourself on why it is a terrible idea to put HIDs in reflective housings.

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Unread 10-19-2011, 04:58 PM   #6010
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That is the uk not the usa. Good try though. And I just went through fmvss oart 108 and retro fitting hids into stock housings is not illegal. Please read the whole doc uh ment before you post.

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Unread 10-19-2011, 05:55 PM   #6011
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Unread 10-19-2011, 06:04 PM   #6012
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The video was just meant to demonstrate to you why they are illegal. UK or not the principle is the same. To remain DOT compliant, the stock headlights are only to be used with a certain type of bulb (halogen) and only at a certain wattage (55w). Argue all you want, its still illegal on top of being inconsiderate and hazardous to other drivers.
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Unread 10-19-2011, 06:16 PM   #6013
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That is the uk not the usa. Good try though. And I just went through fmvss oart 108 and retro fitting hids into stock housings is not illegal. Please read the whole doc uh ment before you post.
Same thing applies to the US. The bottom line is, it can cause accidents which can lead to death. Want that on your concious?
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Unread 10-19-2011, 06:28 PM   #6014
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Unread 10-19-2011, 07:12 PM   #6015
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