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post #1 of 12 Old 10-09-2014, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Do all 2008 wk come with projectors housings?

Looking to get hids in my 2008 but mine did not come with the projector housing as seen on other 2008 and later models...

Any help?

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post #2 of 12 Old 10-09-2014, 03:42 AM
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Nope. It was an added option.

My 2008 limited hemi had almost all the options. But still didn't have projectors.

So now you either have to buy a set of stock OEM projector housings (around $300 for the pair), or buy aftermarket headlights (like spyder, which I personally think look ugly), or open your stock headlights and cut and install projectors in them yourself (cheaper and still nice, but a lot of work)

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Nope. It was an added option.

My 2008 limited hemi had almost all the options. But still didn't have projectors.

So now you either have to buy a set of stock OEM projector housings (around $300 for the pair), or buy aftermarket headlights (like spyder, which I personally think look ugly), or open your stock headlights and cut and install projectors in them yourself (cheaper and still nice, but a lot of work)
Thanks man! Did you go ahead and buy the stock OEM housing? And if so where did you purchase from?
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post #4 of 12 Old 10-09-2014, 02:53 PM
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I have a 2007 WK that didn't have projectors as an option, but I went ahead and purchased '08 style projector headlights and did a complete HID headlight upgrade.
I originally looked at aftermarket projectors but did not like the style of any of them so just bought the stock style through RockAuto.
I absolutely love the look of the projector housings and the light output of the HIDs is amazing.

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Thanks man! Did you go ahead and buy the stock OEM housing? And if so where did you purchase from?
I never ended up doing the projectors or HIDs. I almost did, but decided that I didn't want to spend the money.

EBay or rockauto would be good places to search. When I was looking I found a pair for about $260 which was the cheapest I seen anywhere. You have to be careful because a lot of sellers put them up single (only one side) and they still want $200+ for it.

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I have a 2007 WK that didn't have projectors as an option, but I went ahead and purchased '08 style projector headlights and did a complete HID headlight upgrade.
I originally looked at aftermarket projectors but did not like the style of any of them so just bought the stock style through RockAuto.
I absolutely love the look of the projector housings and the light output of the HIDs is amazing.
Awesome! Do you recall how much you paid when you were all set and done? And do you by any chance have pictures?
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I never ended up doing the projectors or HIDs. I almost did, but decided that I didn't want to spend the money.

EBay or rockauto would be good places to search. When I was looking I found a pair for about $260 which was the cheapest I seen anywhere. You have to be careful because a lot of sellers put them up single (only one side) and they still want $200+ for it.
Thanks man! Yeah I was looking on ebay and realized that haha
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Awesome! Do you recall how much you paid when you were all set and done? And do you by any chance have pictures?
I want to say that this upgrade was close to $500 between the projector headlight housings, HID bulbs, ballasts, and the wiring harness you need to buy.

Here's a quick before and after.

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I want to say that this upgrade was close to $500 between the projector headlight housings, HID bulbs, ballasts, and the wiring harness you need to buy.

Here's a quick before and after.

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Man those look great! Definitely going to purchase some projector housings.
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post #10 of 12 Old 10-12-2014, 06:42 AM
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Man those look great! Definitely going to purchase some projector housings.
why?......you can purchase a set of HIR bulbs and have much better lighting than the projectors for a lot cheaper.....

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why?......you can purchase a set of HIR bulbs and have much better lighting than the projectors for a lot cheaper.....
You say that, but when I ran the HIR bulbs (which I did in my head lights, fog lights, and high beams), I didn't notice much of a difference over the Silverstar Ultras I was running. I like the look of the projector housing as well as the sharp cutoff the beam pattern has. It's obviously all personal opinion, but I prefer this over halogens.

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post #12 of 12 Old 10-12-2014, 10:07 AM
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Look up Eagle Eye on Ebay, there are a few WKers running them. They are replica OEM 08+ housings.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JEEP-GRAND-C...b4f581&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JEEP-GRAND-C...057201&vxp=mtr

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