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post #61 of 107 Old 11-26-2008, 09:11 PM
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i'd like to see a comparison personally. install one side, than hook us up with some pix. cover one bulb, take pic, cover other bulb, take pic, then post for all to enjoy.
as promised: (couldn't believe i had to take off the grill to change the bulbs.

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post #62 of 107 Old 11-26-2008, 09:30 PM
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What lights are those you are showing?
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post #63 of 107 Old 11-26-2008, 10:11 PM
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I have many vehicles in the past and it seems that my new '09 JK lights are terrible. I haven't taken it out in the rain since this week and by golly, I could not see my light shined on the wet surface at all. I can see the light from other vehicles next to me. For goodness sake, it is 2009 model! My 03 Mazda has much better light in the rain.

Does anyone know if the OEM fog lights help!? My X does not come with them.
i also plan on upgrading to the delta headlights conversion quad bar i just orderd the new sky bar from delta it has been on backorder for 2 weeks so i spoke w/delta i guess they had problems with glare now they have a defuser for them http://www.quadratec.com/products/12010_601.htm
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post #64 of 107 Old 11-26-2008, 10:17 PM
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i also plan on upgrading to the delta headlights conversion quad bar i just orderd the new sky bar from delta it has been on backorder for 2 weeks so i spoke w/delta i guess they had problems with glare now they have a defuser for them http://www.quadratec.com/products/12010_601.htm
Way too much money IMO. Get me some square stock and some long range rectangles and Im good to go.

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What lights are those you are showing?
Philips x-treme +80's vs the stock ones i just took out...




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post #66 of 107 Old 11-27-2008, 07:19 PM
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What is the typical distance from the wall to set you headlights? I see you used 25'.
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post #67 of 107 Old 11-27-2008, 08:45 PM
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What is the typical distance from the wall to set you headlights? I see you used 25'.
i don't know, i saw a lot of people use 25'...so that's what i did

...but i'd say you'd want the top of your beam to be about ~36" at 25'.


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post #68 of 107 Old 11-27-2008, 11:32 PM
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I can understand using a brighter bulb, for visibility, but not to blind other drivers out there. I had Silverstar Ultra Night Vision, in my XTRAIL, and I was getting flashed. Mind you, those flashes were few and far between and for argument sake, maybe it has been awhile since they have driven in the dark. Those bulbs were only 4100K, they were aimed properly, and they gave excellent visibility.
Unfortunately, I see too many aftermarket bulbs that are too bright because some people could care less that you are being blinded. I am talking about the bulbs that are over 6000K. It is even worse when you are blinded in the daytime, let alone at night.
With the addition of fog lights, you should have no problem seeing the trails at night or during low visibility (fog, snow, etc.). But, it is courteous to leave those extra lights off, especially when there is no need for them.
When I upgrade my bulbs, I will go with the Silverstar Ultras because they gave me lots of light, and they were somewhat gentle on opposing drivers.
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I can understand using a brighter bulb, for visibility, but not to blind other drivers out there. I had Silverstar Ultra Night Vision, in my XTRAIL, and I was getting flashed. Mind you, those flashes were few and far between and for argument sake, maybe it has been awhile since they have driven in the dark. Those bulbs were only 4100K, they were aimed properly, and they gave excellent visibility.
Unfortunately, I see too many aftermarket bulbs that are too bright because some people could care less that you are being blinded. I am talking about the bulbs that are over 6000K. It is even worse when you are blinded in the daytime, let alone at night.
With the addition of fog lights, you should have no problem seeing the trails at night or during low visibility (fog, snow, etc.). But, it is courteous to leave those extra lights off, especially when there is no need for them.
When I upgrade my bulbs, I will go with the Silverstar Ultras because they gave me lots of light, and they were somewhat gentle on opposing drivers.

They make SS ultras in H13? Ive been searching the stores for months and have found nothing. Only the standard SS's.

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Has anyone probed the volts at the headlight socket? Just curious if I can benifit from building a harness and running heavier guage wire/relays from the alternator.

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.. If you can find the Phillips Visionplus (+80), go for it; they whale on anything else in this category that is legal to use...
Do you think the Phillips X-Treme and the Phillips VisionPlus (+80) are the same thing? I can't find a VisionPlus (+80), but they do have the X-Treme (+80).

I've attempted to get the technical specifics on the X-Treme (lumens, color, etc.) from Phillips but they can't seem to find it anywhere.

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Do you think the Phillips X-Treme and the Phillips VisionPlus (+80) are the same thing? I can't find a VisionPlus (+80), but they do have the X-Treme (+80).
yes, you have located the right bulb.


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post #73 of 107 Old 12-29-2008, 05:54 AM
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As long as it has the EDOT cert and is clear; it it's tinted, it's crap....

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where did you buy these Philips Xtreme +80. I've been searching for months to find some.
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post #75 of 107 Old 12-29-2008, 08:40 AM
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at most Ill change my bulbs. I personally do not think the Jeep lighting is all that bad.

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