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post #1 of 17 Old 07-31-2008, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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HID Lights in TJ

Just wondering if anyone has put HID lights in aftermarket headlights in there Jeep.

I was looking at a set of HID's for my bike and they are cheap now, so I was thinking of replacing the stock lights with new housings and HID's.

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post #2 of 17 Old 08-01-2008, 04:15 AM
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I dont remember who makes them, although at some point tonight i did see them online when researching something else, but there are full hid conversion kits with the projector and lens assembly for your 7 inch round lights

Installing HID's in stock housings is bad. Here is why.

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I can make you a custom set... click the link in my signature to see pictures of them on my jeep! PM me and let me know if youre interested
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post #4 of 17 Old 08-01-2008, 03:26 PM
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I have HID's in my Jeep - by Xsighting.com - a division of Valeo Sylvania who is the OE supplier for the SRT-10 headlights. My Jeep's headlights shares the internals with the SRT-10. Wish I could say that about the engine too!

Very simple install, out with the old and in with the new, and US Street Legal.

http://www.oman4x4.com/hidlights.htm



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They do look different up close but it only took a couple months to feel "normal" but when looking at the Jeep as a whole you don't really notice it unless someone points it out.


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post #6 of 17 Old 04-12-2009, 02:04 AM
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I bought IPF H4 housings, a friend of mine has a shop he sells kits for 200 for both high low HID or just low for 120. PM me if interested, mine turned out great with 6,000K

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post #7 of 17 Old 04-12-2009, 08:12 AM
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Hids

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/97-98...Q5fAccessories

I bought these and are Quite happy with them. They are glass too for a whopping 24 bucks shipped! Then you can buy a hid kit in ebay for between 65 and 80 dollars. Keep in mind that if you dont by a BI-Xenon kit you will not have high beam. the bi-xenon kits on ebay are usally closer to 100 or 130. Still your total cost is 150.00 bucks. Ive done it this way on 2 jeeps now. Its worth every Penny. Ill never go back to non hid bulbs.

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i did the h4 HID bulbs and they worked ok for me. the glare if you adjust properly isn't that bad ... i'm using cibie reflectors.

i did modify the bixenon bulb shield with a cut up soda can and a mig welder for a little better cutoff ... it's very nice now.

but those cheap projector headlamps are intriguing .. what results did you get with those Rob?

not to steal this thread ... but i'm also looking for a set of projector foglights that i can either swap to HIDs or are built for HIDS ... anybody have any leads?

ps there's a link in my sig about my HIDs ... i haven't updated with the altered bulb shields but i will soon.

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the delta quadbar headlights have the correct beam cutoff pattern for hid. no crazy glare and people wont be flashing their lights at you constantly
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I have the VVME dual beam HID kit. Got the IPF housings and installed the wiring harness. VVME charged me $100 shipped to my door for the 6000k bulbs.


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i did the h4 HID bulbs and they worked ok for me. the glare if you adjust properly isn't that bad ... i'm using cibie reflectors.

i did modify the bixenon bulb shield with a cut up soda can and a mig welder for a little better cutoff ... it's very nice now.

but those cheap projector headlamps are intriguing .. what results did you get with those Rob?

not to steal this thread ... but i'm also looking for a set of projector foglights that i can either swap to HIDs or are built for HIDS ... anybody have any leads?

ps there's a link in my sig about my HIDs ... i haven't updated with the altered bulb shields but i will soon.
I'm a Audi/Vw tech and have been around hids for some time. I checked your thread gezzz that got long. As far as keeping a pattern/beam without defusing light everywhere you need a projector for best results.The ones on Ebay that I gave a link for work fairly well. The beam result is worth 25 bucks all day. I'm also looking to put the HiDS in a set of fog lights too. I came across those bug eye big money projectors before. I just cant get used to them.Damn ugly... Let me know what you find with the fog lights. thanks

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I'm a Audi/Vw tech and have been around hids for some time. I checked your thread gezzz that got long. As far as keeping a pattern/beam without defusing light everywhere you need a projector for best results.The ones on Ebay that I gave a link for work fairly well. The beam result is worth 25 bucks all day. I'm also looking to put the HiDS in a set of fog lights too. I came across those bug eye big money projectors before. I just cant get used to them.Damn ugly... Let me know what you find with the fog lights. thanks
thanks i think i'm going to give them a try. even though my beam pattern is ok, with the fluted lenses there is some scattering.

How is the build quality? any glass/metal or is it all plastic?

and so far, for a universal projector lamp with a fog light beam pattern, thius is my only real find ... it's for the front bumper i'm making:
$63 with H3 bulb

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Has anyone driven under water with these installed? How do they fair? I actually off road in my Jeep. Not sure these would last very long with a little abuse.
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Has anyone driven under water with these installed? How do they fair? I actually off road in my Jeep. Not sure these would last very long with a little abuse.
this is what I worry about

I want to get hid fogs and hid headlights but I worry about water

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isnt there a 30 page thread on this?

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