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Unread 02-03-2013, 11:29 AM   #16
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Something like this that seals them up better from the elements. These are from a YJ harness, the wires are just to small.

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Unread 02-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #17
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Something like this that seals them up better from the elements. These are from a YJ harness, the wires are just to small.
Ah. Nope, I just use em bare with some of the "waterproof" connectors, no problems yet
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I used Marvel once before I took my Jeep out on the trails. I didn't get stuck all weekend so I guess it works.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 02:33 PM   #18
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or, you can really get an improvement and upgrade your headlight wiring harness using relays...

these threads me helped immensely:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/m...inside-510221/

In this thread JeepHammer goes into detail on what to do:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/he...t-mods-686559/

I bought my parts from Daniel Stern, his website is helpful as well:

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/

once you complete this easy project, any head lamp you throw on your Jeep is a vast improvement because your new wiring harness can supply the adequate juice to the lights instead of starving them with the stock OEM wiring. A very worthwhile project...
X2. I have delta halogens plus relay upgrade. Boost your supply wire gauge and light up the night. For the $20 this mod costs, why wouldn't you?
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Unread 02-03-2013, 06:43 PM   #19
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Awesome guys, thanks for all the help. I think I will do the wire upgrade and put in the halogens like a few people have done. Seems to be the best and most economical upgrade. I will post with my results and if I found out any new info while doing so.

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Unread 02-03-2013, 07:21 PM   #20
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Awesome guys, thanks for all the help. I think I will do the wire upgrade and put in the halogens like a few people have done. Seems to be the best and most economical upgrade. I will post with my results and if I found out any new info while doing so.

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remember, you can always try the wiring and if it isn't enough get the lights...the plugs are the same.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 06:29 AM   #21
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Does anyone know if the smaller self reseting fuses Hammer recommends (one for easy normal beam and one for both high's) are the size of a traditional ATX fuse and will fit in a ATX fuse box like this one?

http://www.extremeterrain.com/painle...673&adtype=pla
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Unread 02-18-2013, 05:22 PM   #22
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So I did the upgrade with the hella lights, super white H4 bulbs and the relay pack. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! I am stoked at the outcome and was worth every penny to be able to see. I did however hook up the wrong signal wire up to my relays so my brights are backwards, not a big deal and I am too lazy to fix at this point!

Thanks all for your help!
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Unread 02-18-2013, 07:05 PM   #23
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They are kinda pricy, but I totally agree with the trucklite upgrade. No need to worry about wiring/relay upgrades. Low beam is 1.8 amps, high beam is 3.6 amps. NO COMPARISON to anything I have used, and they look good too. First photo is of the list, next photo is of the street.

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Unread 02-18-2013, 07:09 PM   #24
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Unread 02-18-2013, 07:40 PM   #25
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They are kinda pricy, but I totally agree with the trucklite upgrade. No need to worry about wiring/relay upgrades. Low beam is 1.8 amps, high beam is 3.6 amps. NO COMPARISON to anything I have used, and they look good too. First photo is of the list, next photo is of the street.

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Yes! I recommend taking your parking lights out and painting the reflectors (the round silver backing) black. It doesn't diminish the light output at all.
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Unread 02-28-2013, 02:10 PM   #26
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I was looking for the same thing a waterproof box and relays to fit. So far all I have found is this waterproof box
http://www.amazon.com/HELLA-H8498800...xgy_auto_img_y
and the relay's to go with it
http://www.amazon.com/HELLA-H4177300...spst+relay+12v

In the end they are too much for my budget, or at least I'd rather spend the money on other things.
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Unread 02-28-2013, 02:25 PM   #27
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Here is a better option that uses common relays and fuses.

http://www.peerlesselectronics.com/s...2d0%252d4.html
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