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post #31 of 36 Old 10-12-2021, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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post #32 of 36 Old 10-21-2021, 06:55 AM
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Keyjeep, thanks for the info on those headlights, I just installed mine and wow what a difference. I had already done the wiring kit to improve the bulbs brightness but this takes it to a whole new level.


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post #33 of 36 Old 10-21-2021, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Glad you are happy too!
I did not use the relay kit as I believed despite the increase in lighting power the amperage draw of the LED headlamps is substantially less than the stock halogens.
Can anyone confirm that?
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post #34 of 36 Old 10-21-2021, 12:16 PM
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In theory I'd agree but for me more power to the lights either Bulbs or LED is going to provide more lumen, plus it takes the load off of the pull switch that could short-out and potentially either cause a fire or cause your lights to stop working at the most inopportune moment

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post #35 of 36 Old 10-22-2021, 02:54 AM
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In theory I'd agree but for me more power to the lights either Bulbs or LED is going to provide more lumen, plus it takes the load off of the pull switch that could short-out and potentially either cause a fire or cause your lights to stop working at the most inopportune moment
To be frank I am fine with stock lighting.
I run the Wagner BriteLite versions of the stock headlights with the harness upgrade.
Most of those LED headlights are butt ugly IMO.
Plus the not melting snow part, I know that there are some with heaters, is not helping.
The only ones I do like are the TruckLites but I am not spending that kind of money.
Plus I don't drive a lot at night either so...
It has been said that even with stock lighting you will see a 30% increase in output.
But my main reason for doing this is for the very reason kerian159 said.
It takes the strain off the switch which has been said is a weak link in the system.
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post #36 of 36 Old 11-17-2021, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Quick update.
Removed the original 1.5 DIN headunit.
test fitted the JeepCables supplied Metra Double Din facia conversion.
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Fitted, tested, and soldered the harness adaptor.
Ran the 4g, and gps antenna wires. Ran wires for phone mic, and reversing camera up into headliner.
Cut and resealed ducting behind dash, and fitted headunit.
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I think it looks pretty darn good!
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