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2014 Altitude HID Kit - CANBUS

Hey guys on Wednesday I have an appointment to get the CANBUS HID Kit installed in my 2014 Grand Cherokee Altitude. I got quoted for $1,150 and I wanted to know if you guys thought this was a fair price. I get a lot of work done from this guy so I trust his price but I wanted to see what others thought. It's a CANBUS kit that will make my low beams, high beams, and fogs 8k. Please let me know any input that you have about this kit and this price. Thanks
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Re: 2014 Altitude HID Kit - CANBUS

1100 dollars for an hid install ? Jesus Christ


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Re: 2014 Altitude HID Kit - CANBUS

If you were local I can have a set placed together and installed for under $300. And have it done in less than 2 hrs tops

BTW. Don't do high beams since you can't use it for flashing

Other alternatuvw us to do a OEM bixenon upgrade for 1150 lol
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Re: 2014 Altitude HID Kit - CANBUS

I'm more concerned with the 8k color. It's maybe a shade or two from useless and is definitely distracting. I see lights as 95% utility but they should look nice. Why not make use of high power and high end lighting by using a temp. that will put more light down the road? It's your Jeep though and your taste.
I'll assume that includes all top of the line hardware and a very professional installation.. I think most people use EBay as a price comparison, a single top of the line canbus Kit is between $150-250 depending on quality and manufacturer. You need three. but depending on the headlamp your hi/low might be one bulb already, im not sure.. then its way off.
Cheap crap even canbus capable is just a horrible pain, so I'd research the brand they offer you.. If they don't want to give up that info, there's a reason..
$4-600 for install is a little rough, but most people that have done this install will tell a different story, it isn't easy.. There's only easy way it includes removing the entire front end,, not so expensive when you think they'll likely be spending several hours on this.
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Re: 2014 Altitude HID Kit - CANBUS

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I'm more concerned with the 8k color. It's maybe a shade or two from useless and is definitely distracting. I see lights as 95% utility but they should look nice. Why not make use of high power and high end lighting by using a temp. that will put more light down the road? It's your Jeep though and your taste.
I'll assume that includes all top of the line hardware and a very professional installation.. I think most people use EBay as a price comparison, a single top of the line canbus Kit is between $150-250 depending on quality and manufacturer. You need three. but depending on the headlamp your hi/low might be one bulb already, im not sure.. then its way off.
Cheap crap even canbus capable is just a horrible pain, so I'd research the brand they offer you.. If they don't want to give up that info, there's a reason..
$4-600 for install is a little rough, but most people that have done this install will tell a different story, it isn't easy.. There's only easy way it includes removing the entire front end,, not so expensive when you think they'll likely be spending several hours on this.
Exactly this process will take a while. The front end does in fact have to be removed like you said and this does include the 3 kits plus the harnesses and obviously the install so I thought it sounded fair cause it really won't be easy
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Re: 2014 Altitude HID Kit - CANBUS

The hid kits from XenonDepot are pretty damn good. You can get two of those and two canbus kits for your lows and fogs. Pick up a set of Philips crystal vision ultras for the high beams and it will run you around $400. The installation doesn't require the removal of the front bumper. You can access everything without doing that. I will say removing the bu mber would make it easier. I removed mine to change the grille a and had that whole job done in about 45 minutes.

Do a little more research before laying out that kind of money for a pretty simple job.
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lol. No more than $350 should be spend on hids that's headlights & fogs
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Re: 2014 Altitude HID Kit - CANBUS

My co worker put hids on his 14 limited cost him $350 install
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Re: 2014 Altitude HID Kit - CANBUS

Whoa!!!! That's way too much

I did my headlights and fogs. Left my DRL and high beam bulbs alone. Only cost me 200 for the two kits. Did the install myself. No need to remove bumpers. Kept my ballasts in arms reach just I'm case they needed to be serviced or replaced.


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Re: 2014 Altitude HID Kit - CANBUS

Instead of arguing that two top of the line kits can be had and installed by a pro for $350. I'll just give you people my blessing and say enjoy your understanding of the word professional.

$350 for the lighting equipment on its own and a home install through a hole, sure. Home install the right way, pull the housings. Not difficult

I wouldn't pay someone to do it personally but to install that much hardware the RIGHT way, behind the WK2 headlight it will not be done through the fenderwell and engine bay. You are wrong.

You are welcome to you're opinion on $50 HID kits or that a $29.99 install is good. Again I wouldn't pay to install these but without proper tools and know how, or the desire, hiring someone means paying for quality, looking for "the hookup" and paying the least..these are your headlights not a maplight. i think the price is high for the average person, read guy ok with cheap kits or ok a zip tie and electronics crammed into a hole, but I know guys your install is "top of the line professional"

Pics please..... I know you, can't get a camera in that hole but you can mount a two ballasts several feet of wire and still manage not to bounce the ultra sensitive bulb off any dirty surface, remove the housing do it right..

Do this enough and you can spot the "$300" installs a mile away.

I know your kits are the best and they last forever, and the light output and color are tops. I know your not lying, maybe stretching, but you are I'll informed and "youthful"
I didn't have the money to do it the right way the first time, but I had to find the money to do it the right way the second time.
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Re: 2014 Altitude HID Kit - CANBUS

For the OP, find out exactly what brands your guy plans on using. Then go on line and see what those kits cost, that will give you some idea. Also find out exactly what he plans on putting in your high beams. If he plans on putting HID's in the high beams, he doesn't know much about HID's and I wouldn't want him installing anything on my vehicle.
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Re: 2014 Altitude HID Kit - CANBUS

Aftermarket ballasts are getting better and they can do flash to pass now.

That guy is definitely overcharging.

I also keep in mind that not everyone has the time or knowledge or tools to do their own installs but they should not be taken advantage of.

Installing the kits is not the hard part it is mounting all the components securely and not having it look all hap hazard.


I personally would not endorse any Kelvin color higher than 6K I don't even know why they sell that S_it. But to the guys that don't know any better they gobble it up. "Like hey I have purple lights" with so many OEM HID applications on the market a lighting upgrade should be just that an upgrade not adding a bunch of components to get blue lights that are worse than what you replaced.

I will get of my soap box now. (Dropping the mic) Ladies and Gent J_A has left the building.
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