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post #1 of 14 Old 12-05-2018, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Spyder Version 2 Light Bar Projector Headlights - Black Housing

http://www.spyderauto.com/product.ph...JGC99V2-DRL-BK

Installed these a couple weeks back, and have been working great so far. Nice clean cutoff line, comes with high-beam bulbs pre-installed, you reuse your old blinker bulbs and low-beams, and the DRL runs off the old running light circuit. Very easy to install assuming you don't plug in the running light connector to the DRL wires backward (just flip the connector if your's don't work right away). Came packaged very nice as well, time will tell how they last. Had a couple gawkers already ask how I like my "new" jeep.

Note that while it says these are "DRL"s (which stands for daytime running lights), these are actually just an opaque bar with bright LED's behind them and aren't truly bright enough to really be seen during the day like most OEM DRL's. They do look very good when it's not so bright out though, and the diffuser bar does a very good job of hiding the individual LED's that make up the DRL bar.

If you want pics of the chrome housing version check this thread: https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310...hting-4335207/

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post #2 of 14 Old 12-05-2018, 02:45 PM
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I may have to grab a set of these and give them the Xpel treatment!
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Those look awesome!


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Looks awesome! Are those black housing with smoked lenses or black housing with clear lenses?
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Looks awesome! Are those black housing with smoked lenses or black housing with clear lenses?
The link in my post takes you to the exact product I bought

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Love those lights... but I especially love them on your Jeep! Those JK wheels and BFGs, the lights, the paint... ugh, just shutup and take my money!!! ;-)

Something I put in mine, that'd be one of the first things I did to those lights, would be a set of these:

3157 Switchback LED Bulb - Dual Function 60 SMD LED

They run white, but when you hit the turn signal, the white goes out and they blink amber. Not sure what it is about 'em, but the whole process just makes me giddy! (Yeah, I'm secretly a 12yo boy trapped in a 42yo's body, it's cool)

If you do go that route tho be aware, you'll need to add resistors to the wiring harness for those bulbs... or if you do more LEDs in your lighting loop, just go ahead and replace the warning/blinker relay. I got mine from Quadratec (here).

Just thought I'd add my unsolicited 2 cents!

EDIT: Just FYI, those linked switchback bulbs are the type A style... personally I would've loved to have gotten my hands on the type B version but they didn't have them when I ordered. Here's a little video of the difference between the two.
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Love those lights... but I especially love them on your Jeep! Those JK wheels and BFGs, the lights, the paint... ugh, just shutup and take my money!!! ;-)

Something I put in mine, that'd be one of the first things I did to those lights, would be a set of these:

3157 Switchback LED Bulb - Dual Function 60 SMD LED

They run white, but when you hit the turn signal, the white goes out and they blink amber. Not sure what it is about 'em, but the whole process just makes me giddy! (Yeah, I'm secretly a 12yo boy trapped in a 42yo's body, it's cool)

If you do go that route tho be aware, you'll need to add resistors to the wiring harness for those bulbs... or if you do more LEDs in your lighting loop, just go ahead and replace the warning/blinker relay. I got mine from Quadratec (here).

Just thought I'd add my unsolicited 2 cents!

EDIT: Just FYI, those linked switchback bulbs are the type A style... personally I would've loved to have gotten my hands on the type B version but they didn't have them when I ordered. Here's a little video of the difference between the two.
Thanks for kind words , and thanks for sharing the links on the LED blinker bulbs. I'm actually a pretty big fan of the amber running lights, so I'll probably keep them that color, but I may decide to swap to LED bulbs at least down the line since I'm still just using stock incandescent bulbs.

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Those lights look great again! I was watching that other thread posted by f0xtrawt too. My Jeep's lights are truly terrible and I've been considering these. I was surprised to find out that these projectors are only meant for halogen bulbs though (didn't know that was a thing). The website claims HIDs or LED will void the warranty? I'm assuming it's a legal/liability thing.

Anyway, I'm leaning heavily towards getting a set of these. I'm actually surprised by the lack of output on my factory headlights considering the lenses are in pretty good shape still.
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Wow! If the design engineers at Jeep did this way back when they would been heroes! Looks so good I totally wanna copy

What size tires are you running? Also do you have any wheel spacers or do those wheels just sit flush with their offset?
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post #10 of 14 Old 04-30-2019, 09:36 AM
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I have a question or two to ask the thread starter.

1.) Did you have to add/subtract anything to the headlight wiring harness? Are these basically "plug-and-play"?

2.) Were the provided high beam bulbs as good as the factory bulbs? Are they replaceable?

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I have a question or two to ask the thread starter.



1.) Did you have to add/subtract anything to the headlight wiring harness? Are these basically "plug-and-play"?



2.) Were the provided high beam bulbs as good as the factory bulbs? Are they replaceable?


I have a set of them so I can answer for you.

1) totally plug and play using stock harness.

2) they aren't bad, definitely better than the stock ones in my opi ion, but not as bright as I hoped. I'm sure they are replaceable, but they are a totally different bulb than oem (just high beams)


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post #12 of 14 Old 01-01-2020, 07:38 PM
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Question for the OP. Now that you've had these for a while have you had any issues with them? Been looking at some for myself but have seen mixed reviews, especially about the longevity of the led bar.

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post #13 of 14 Old 01-02-2020, 12:42 AM
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I bought these on March 20 last year. No leaks, not pitting, no discoloration. Light bar looks like new. Jeep gets parked outside in the SoCal sun every day. They're holding up great so far.
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post #14 of 14 Old 01-23-2020, 08:38 PM
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Thanks! Those are definitely the best looking aftermarket headlights I've seen for the wj, glad to hear they've at least got some longevity
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