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HID/new headlight assy for Jeep? - January 30, 2011, 12:33 PM

So this snow proved to me how shitty my headlights are in the Jeep. So, I was thinking about replacing them..maybe with HID's? The lenses are already fogged and we tried to fox them once before..Looks like it didnt work..Maybe Ill try it again..But I think my buls are the 9004/9005.I found the new headlamp assemblies which are about 50.00 each..

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I have bout hids from here for several cars and bikes and never had an issue. They are well known and supported in several auto communities and other motorcycle forums. Their prices are awesome as well.
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January 31, 2011, 05:41 AM

If you have cloudy lenses you're gonna want to clean them first. You can increase the light output all you want.. but if you have cloudy lenses it's not going to do as much good.

Have you looked into replacing the lenses?


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try and clean the lenses first. a lot of elbow grease, but worth it. if theyre sealed units then you need to replace the whole unit.

You might also want to look into a good set of fog lights. amber/yellow


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its a jeep! you dont fix the lights you have... you just add more!


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its a jeep! you dont fix the lights you have... you just add more!


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kryptonbulbs.com, great guy with outstanding service. Josh owner/operator always has answers whether you purchase from him or not. Great vendor!

DDMtuning, had good buying experience.

Make sure your headlights are aimed properly after install.


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Use aluminum polish on the lenses. They will look like new. I've heard toothpaste works too but never tried it.


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You can restore the headlight lenses with a restoration kit like above...lil buffing and they should be good..what'd you before that didn't work?As far as HIDs are concerned, you cannot responsibly or legally put HIDs into halogen housings. You'd have to get HID projector retrofit. I can steer you in the right direction if you want, but might be easier to throw some Silverstars in there. If you put HIDs in your stock housings, you'll blind the shiz outta people and get pulled over with the quickness. Retrofit will work as good as OEM and won't bring any unwanted attention.
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If you have cloudy lenses you're gonna want to clean them first. You can increase the light output all you want.. but if you have cloudy lenses it's not going to do as much good.

Have you looked into replacing the lenses?
yeah..$45.00 a piece..not too bad...

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try and clean the lenses first. a lot of elbow grease, but worth it. if theyre sealed units then you need to replace the whole unit.

You might also want to look into a good set of fog lights. amber/yellow
They are sealed...

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what kind of jeep do you have?
2000 Jeep grand Cherokee

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kryptonbulbs.com, great guy with outstanding service. Josh owner/operator always has answers whether you purchase from him or not. Great vendor!

DDMtuning, had good buying experience.

Make sure your headlights are aimed properly after install.
You are absolutely right...Ill check out DDM tuning..

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Use aluminum polish on the lenses. They will look like new. I've heard toothpaste works too but never tried it.
Never heard of using aluminum polish..I did hear about toothpaste but Im sure it wont work..

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You can restore the headlight lenses with a restoration kit like above...lil buffing and they should be good..what'd you before that didn't work?As far as HIDs are concerned, you cannot responsibly or legally put HIDs into halogen housings. You'd have to get HID projector retrofit. I can steer you in the right direction if you want, but might be easier to throw some Silverstars in there. If you put HIDs in your stock housings, you'll blind the shiz outta people and get pulled over with the quickness. Retrofit will work as good as OEM and won't bring any unwanted attention.
I know the reflector is half the game. Are silverstars better? Dont they burn out quicker??Im not stuck on HID's. I had them on the bike and thats what made me think of it. Ive seen the restoration kit and thats what was used before. Now they are all foggy again..

Im thinking about just buying new assemblies for the $45.00 and throwing another type of bulb (Silverstars) in there..


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Just do the HIDs. I have used it in both types of housing with no issues. No one is going to stop you and they will last longer... waaaay longer. Oh and did I say the 55W kit is something like $65. You can't beat it.


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ill refrain from posting my hatred of HIDs and only suggest a new set of factory headlamps and proper fogs.


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Silverstars do burn out and fairly fast, on average they get one to two years tops before they blow I have been through a few sets and the track record hasn't faired any better.

The light output is marginal, a nice set of aux driving lights is a better path. (And for fucks sake it's a jeep more lights the better!)


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