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post #1 of 10 Old 04-26-2018, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone put newer Wrangler headlights in their CJ?

I see a lot of the new Wranglers here in my area and I'm always very impressed with the headlights. I do a lot of early AM and evening driving and I thought it sure would be nice to have a set of those baby's on my CJ.

Has anyone tried putting them on a CJ yet? The things I think about are hole diameter, mounting depth, electrical. I have a high output alternator so I'm not worried about the current draw.

Just something I've been kicking around in my head. I thought if I could get a set at the junkyard it might be worth it.

I guess the second question is, what else are you guys using besides the standard headlights? I see a lot of LED's out there, anyone have luck with them? What else you got?

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-26-2018, 02:01 PM
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The best thing you can do for your CJ headlights.

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/je...ation-2130225/

Here are the before and after pics.

Hope this helps,

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Thank you for the reference, Matt. Sometimes it's great when someone just has the solution so I don't have to mess with it, other times I'll play with it anyway.

I think this is one of the former instances!
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Even just upgrading the headlight wiring with relays and proper sized wires makes a huge difference. I did mine a few years ago with the intention of also jumping the low beams to stay on with the highs. After the relays, the high beam work well enough that I haven't bothered with jumping the low beams.

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JK headlight housings do fit a CJ grille with no mods other than wiring. The lenses/bulbs are far better than the sealed beams ours came with, and add better wiring and relays and you'll really have something.
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JK headlight housings do fit a CJ grille with no mods other than wiring. The lenses/bulbs are far better than the sealed beams ours came with, and add better wiring and relays and you'll really have something.
Very interesting.
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You can always wire up a set of driving lights to your high beams as well........

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I see a lot of the new Wranglers here in my area and I'm always very impressed with the headlights. I do a lot of early AM and evening driving and I thought it sure would be nice to have a set of those baby's on my CJ.

Has anyone tried putting them on a CJ yet? The things I think about are hole diameter, mounting depth, electrical. I have a high output alternator so I'm not worried about the current draw.

Just something I've been kicking around in my head. I thought if I could get a set at the junkyard it might be worth it.

I guess the second question is, what else are you guys using besides the standard headlights? I see a lot of LED's out there, anyone have luck with them? What else you got?
Lol when I first read this question, what first came to mind was, "why would anyone put square headlights on a CJ?" Guess I'm dating myself with that one. Good grief!! 😒
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Lol when I first read this question, what first came to mind was, "why would anyone put square headlights on a CJ?" Guess I'm dating myself with that one. Good grief!! 😒
Bwahahahahaha! Thanks for the chuckle! I was hoping nobody would take my question that way but I figured it was bound to happen somewhere.

Have a great day!
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