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post #166 of 783 Old 06-28-2011, 12:48 PM
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I don't believe that Daniel Stern Lighting has any Z-beams left; they've been out of production for a decade.
The regular Cibies are less expensive and work great.
Out of all the reviews you did what was your personal conclusion and what are you running now? I like the JW Speakers myself and I'm concerned about the flicker. What is the best setup for these and:

How about a writeup on the JW Speakers then. I have a 2007 Jk I would like to put them into

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Out of all the reviews you did what was your personal conclusion and what are you running now? I like the JW Speakers myself and I'm concerned about the flicker. What is the best setup for these and:

How about a writeup on the JW Speakers then. I have a 2007 Jk I would like to put them into

Thanks
I liked the Speakers best overall ---- but they don't perform the best in an objective comparison.
The Cibies have the best wash of light; the Hellas put the most light straight forward. The Speakers live in the middle.
I liked the LEDs for the simple fact that they'll last forever.

Flicker and other bugs are gotten rid of by using a full harness from Rallylights; same harness that you'd use for their Hella kit or Dan Stern's Cibie kit.

Putting the Speakers in or the Sylvania/Valeo HIDs will involve trimming the buckets and tipping the airbag sensors a few degrees; I believe I have this somewhere in the tread.
I can't tell a person to do this; it has to be their own decision. By doing it, you're messing with a safety system on your Jeep. It's a thing you do willingly and on your own.

I traded the Jeep for a Power Wagon, BTW.

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Hopefully it was a brand new power wagon....

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post #169 of 783 Old 06-28-2011, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Hopefully it was a brand new power wagon....
Hells yes it was.









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post #170 of 783 Old 06-28-2011, 01:42 PM
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Thanks for your input

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I liked the Speakers best overall ---- but they don't perform the best in an objective comparison.
The Cibies have the best wash of light; the Hellas put the most light straight forward. The Speakers live in the middle.
I liked the LEDs for the simple fact that they'll last forever.

Flicker and other bugs are gotten rid of by using a full harness from Rallylights; same harness that you'd use for their Hella kit or Dan Stern's Cibie kit.

Putting the Speakers in or the Sylvania/Valeo HIDs will involve trimming the buckets and tipping the airbag sensors a few degrees; I believe I have this somewhere in the tread.
I can't tell a person to do this; it has to be their own decision. By doing it, you're messing with a safety system on your Jeep. It's a thing you do willingly and on your own.

I traded the Jeep for a Power Wagon, BTW.
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I traded the Jeep for a Power Wagon, BTW.
Did you leave the JWs in the Jeep when you traded it or do you have a used set sitting in the house that you are willing to part with?
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post #172 of 783 Old 06-28-2011, 05:09 PM
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post #173 of 783 Old 06-29-2011, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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Did you leave the JWs in the Jeep when you traded it or do you have a used set sitting in the house that you are willing to part with?
They were on the Jeep.
Not sure if they stayed with it and went to the new owner or if the service manager glommed them. I asked the other day and the service writer just shrugged.
My Jeep is gone from the lot anyhow.

And yes; I do miss it.

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post #175 of 783 Old 07-30-2011, 12:40 PM
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post #176 of 783 Old 07-30-2011, 09:09 PM
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Lots of good info, i just wish i could find a place to buy the "Speakers"

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post #177 of 783 Old 07-31-2011, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
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Lots of good info, i just wish i could find a place to buy the "Speakers"
Harley dealers, truckstops, or the factory. There are a few online vendors as well.

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post #178 of 783 Old 07-31-2011, 09:47 AM
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Lots of good info, i just wish i could find a place to buy the "Speakers"
As stated above I went to a harley dealer a couple of weeks ago and they had them in stock. I was almost there but they were chrome and not black.
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post #179 of 783 Old 08-01-2011, 07:13 AM
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I noticed a G55 G Class with Xenons the other day. Apparently the 2009-11 had these as an option.

It wouldn't be the cheapest conversion, but I wonder if these would work/fit?















I like even better than the JW's! Would love to see someone install them in a jk!


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Something you said after the fact exposed that part of me... like a catholic school girl normally would.
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post #180 of 783 Old 08-01-2011, 07:13 PM
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Lots of good info, i just wish i could find a place to buy the "Speakers"
Kenny at River Raider is now selling the Speaker lights as a kit.
http://www.riverraider.com/store/ind...product_id=151
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