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post #1 of 78 Old 07-06-2011, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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This is why you should get HID's in your Jeep.

I installed these lights before I went on a trip, and as soon as I got back tonight I took it out for its first night ride.

I got DDM 6000k Raptors (not the slims)
http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/Ap...Raptor-HID-Kit

-Raptor HID Kit, 55W, H4 High / Low, 6000K (Kit / Package)
-Bulb Type: H4/HB2/9003 Hi/Lo (+$20.00)
-Bulb Color: 6000K
-Wattage: 55W (+$10.00)

Subtotal: $65.00
Shipping to Atlanta: $16.68
Total for Bulbs and Wires = $81.68


and for the housings -

Hella E-Code (ECE) 7” Round H4 Headlamps
http://www.quadratec.com/products/97052_9001.htm

Quadratec Part No: 97052.9001

Total for housings with shipping = $93.97

total for both = $175.65


this was by far the best investment I have ever made in my Jeep.



sorry for the blurryness of the pics, there are some things iPhone4 cant do... take pics and drive.

and a few people say that you shouldnt get these because they blind other drivers, but honestly, I havent had a singe person flash me and I live in Atlanta. There are people everywhere. Now if you live in a po-dunk little town and you have that old farmer that is coming twards you and flashes you because he has never seen HID's I understand. They will soon be on every car produced.

all in all best investment I have ever made in this Jeep.


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post #2 of 78 Old 07-06-2011, 10:01 PM
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Very nice. Do you need to splice wiring or is there a harness adapter?

Also, do you know where that product is made? I've heard terrible things about the ones made in China and good things about the German made HID's.
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Very nice. Do you need to splice wiring or is there a harness adapter?

Also, do you know where that product is made? I've heard terrible things about the ones made in China and good things about the German made HID's.
no wires need to be spliced, it is simply plug and play.


The DDM wiring harness and bulbs are made in China, shipped directly to me with from China with crazy looking writing on it. It only took 5 days to get here. They have a lifetime warranty so you cant go wrong with that.

but the Hella Housings are made in Germany.
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Yup the hella e code lenses give such a shape cutoff I have had my wife drive my tj so I could see head on and no glare what so ever just looked bad a$$ one of my favorite plug and play mods highly recommended specially since I live near ddm tuning the lifetime warranty is great

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That's a nice looking setup. Anyone looking to get the e code lenses, I've got plenty in stock.

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Which lenses are better, the Hella E Codes or the IPF H4 Conversion Lenses? They both are the same price

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do you have both high and low beams with that set up? (i did read your post and the webpage, but im still wondering..)
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I have a question...did you check for Light cut -off ....From the picture it looks like the light is very scattered...Down here in Florida people are starting to get their cars towed for not having the proper lens installed...Allowing the light to be aim correctly and causing the spread pattern that blinds other drivers... I spoke to a cop and he said you can do the light conversion...just make sure the lens can direct the light down towards the road and no all over the place blinding others.
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I havent really figured out the key to aiming them. I played with it for 45 minutes last night and gave up. If anyone in the Atlanta area could help me aim them that would be awesome.

Yes I did get the Hi/Lo option, but honestly, the brights arent much different from the lo beams lol
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I've wanted to do this however if I do obe set of lights I want all my other ones to be the same. I have fog lights and windshield lights.
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you can convert those lights too
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I posted in the other thread about my buddy's 6000k DDMs being too blue for me, but your 6000k DDMs do not look to have the blue tint my buddy's do. They do look white like you said. Do you have any pics looking at the headlights?

We went with the non-Raptor ballast version, but I doubt that has anything to do with it.

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I posted in the other thread about my buddy's 6000k DDMs being too blue for me, but your 6000k DDMs do not look to have the blue tint my buddy's do. They do look white like you said. Do you have any pics looking at the headlights?

We went with the non-Raptor ballast version, but I doubt that has anything to do with it.
did you go 55w or 35w?

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and a few people say that you shouldnt get these because they blind other drivers, but honestly, I havent had a singe person flash me and I live in Atlanta. There are people everywhere. Now if you live in a po-dunk little town and you have that old farmer that is coming twards you and flashes you because he has never seen HID's I understand. They will soon be on every car produced.

all in all best investment I have ever made in this Jeep.
Yes they will, when correctly engineered from the factory and or retro-fitted properly.
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I have a question...did you check for Light cut -off ....From the picture it looks like the light is very scattered...Down here in Florida people are starting to get their cars towed for not having the proper lens installed...Allowing the light to be aim correctly and causing the spread pattern that blinds other drivers... I spoke to a cop and he said you can do the light conversion...just make sure the lens can direct the light down towards the road and no all over the place blinding others.
Good, I'm glad to hear they are dong that, I can't stand the people driving around with HID's in the wrong housings, they scatter way too much and blind other drivers...I'm all for HID's WITH the proper housings though

EDIT: For what it's worth I don't always flash people with improperly setup HID's because I know they don't have their high beams on & I figure they know their lights blind other people and just don't care...maybe I should start, so they get the idea
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