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Re: 2014 Halogens = TERRIBLE

I have been very happy with my Sylvania ZXE (H11). My first original pair lasted over a year, just ordered a second pair from Amazon. Didn't find them at any store though, had to order from Amazon. Not HID but very bright and white. Their "Ultra" model put up more light but not as white. You guys talk about HID's like it's a simple swap.
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Re: 2014 Halogens = TERRIBLE

I'd like to know if the HIDs from the lux II, overland and summit models will plug and play with Laredo and base limited. It looks like the physical dimensions would match.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:27 AM
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Re: 2014 Halogens = TERRIBLE

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I have been very happy with my Sylvania ZXE (H11). My first original pair lasted over a year, just ordered a second pair from Amazon. Didn't find them at any store though, had to order from Amazon. Not HID but very bright and white. Their "Ultra" model put up more light but not as white. You guys talk about HID's like it's a simple swap.
I can vouch for the ZXE's as well I used them before I did bixenon upgrade and they where better than the standard halogens. After I installed the ZXE's I stopped using the headlights and the foglights to drive at night.


The ZXE's and regular silverstars are only guaranteed for a year, it is an easy swap but those bulbs add up and changing bulbs on the WK2 is a pain in the butt so it is better to find another option that lasts longer for the money.

Doing an HID retrofit on a Wk2 is not that hard if you use the CAN Bus capacitor instead of the relay harness, just make sure you get the shielded bulbs to cut down on some of the glare.
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Re: 2014 Halogens = TERRIBLE

Didn't realize the 2014 had projector housings for the Laredo/base. I'd say go ahead and put an HID conversion kit. The projector housings "SHOULD" be give a clean cutoff and not give nasty glare to oncoming vehicles. I say try it. The only problem would be the CANBUS system, use a relay kit to avoid this.
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I'd like to know if the HIDs from the lux II, overland and summit models will plug and play with Laredo and base limited. It looks like the physical dimensions would match.
Any answer on this? I would love to swap the headlights out in the near future.
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Re: 2014 Halogens = TERRIBLE

I too would be interested in swapping out my standard halogen lights for the Overland HIDs - if the cost is reasonable. I'm not that disappointed with the halogen projectors in my Limited; I'd just like to have HIDs and would rather swap out the entire housings as opposed to adding an aftermarket kit or bulb.
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Re: 2014 Halogens = TERRIBLE

Just upgraded to the HID kit. Post it in this forum

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