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Jk Headlight Conversion

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Long&Low, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Jan 16, 2020
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

    Geauga County, OH
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    anybody convert to JK headlights on their CJ? Ive seen pig tail kits and have thought about a light upgrade.
     
  2. Jan 16, 2020
    txtoller

    txtoller Member 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    I did, just make sure you have the relays.
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  3. Jan 17, 2020
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Might-could think about that for DadsTJ. Or just upgrade the stock Sahara fog lights to LED somethings instead. I just don't like the look of any of the LED headlights I've seen for Jeeps.
     
  4. Jan 17, 2020
    shadetreetim

    shadetreetim Member 2020 Sponsor

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    When I had a JK, I pulled the stock lights out. Stock JK lights are not that good. I replaced them with Hella E-Code H4 Lenses with 80/90W bulbs. The E-Code is a European standard, has great cutoff and light dispersion. Awesome upgrade.

    I recently put some LEDs in my CJ to try them, but regret that I didn't buy the Hella's. The LEDs are bright, I just don't like the look of them.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2020
    Boyink

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    They make old Jeeps look like zombies.
     
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  6. Jan 17, 2020
    Fly Navy

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    At this point in my life I am less concerned about the cosmetics of the headlight and prioritize effectiveness above all. My eyes are at the point they want the best light available.... besides, from the driver's seat, I can't see what the headlights look like anyway:)
     
  7. Jan 22, 2020
    BadGoat

    BadGoat How High Can You Climb?

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    The Hella's are a very nice and affordable option. You can do a complete set up with the relay harness for about $225 or $100 without the harness from Rallylights.com. I ran these on my JK for a while before converting to LED. I do prefer the LED as with the harness I was overpowering the light bulbs and going through a set every 6 months.

    Mike
     
  8. Jan 23, 2020
    NCRenII

    NCRenII yellow fever

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    I've upgraded headlights on older vehicles (including 2 Jeeps) with IPF H4 conversions (andd relays). IMHO they are the best conversion for my aging eyes. Proof is the wife god asked me if I could "fix" the lights on her new Subaru so they work like the ones on her xj cherokee it replaced.
    While not DOT approved I have never had oncoming traffic flash me, nor had any issue with le. This due to the excellent "cutoff" that restricts excessive light from projecting upward, yet casts plenty down the road and toward the shoulders.
    The lamp housings are had to find, my source is Rock Road Outfitters.
     
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  9. Jan 23, 2020
    Long&Low

    Long&Low Active Member

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    I think i may just go with the hella conversion bulbs
     
  10. Jan 24, 2020
    BadGoat

    BadGoat How High Can You Climb?

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  11. Jan 29, 2020
    termin8ed

    termin8ed I didn't do it Staff Member

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    I have on my plow jeep. Got them free so price was right. I did get a set of pigtails to plug in the new style bulbs.
    Well, i got one done and thats it so far.
    No relays yet. Seems to be brighter.
     
  12. Feb 6, 2020
    Stano316

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    I wired up my originals with Relays and was very suprised by how well they worked. 10 dollars on amazon for a set of two relays was well worth it
     
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