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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee "Assassin"

Mind Posting a link to dark smoke Xpel Headlight Protection Kit? Much Appreciated.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:45 PM
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee "Assassin"

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Looks great...does the tint on the headlights change the visibility much?
Thanks guys!

Unfortunately the visibity takes a solid hit. While driving at night I noticed that the lowbeam light only seemed to travel about 20ft out in front of the Jeep -- until I turned off the fogs and realized that was the light coming from them! I would estimate an approx. 50% loss of headlight visibility from both low and high beams. The killer look comes with a price!

From the outside, the light out-put is reasonable (headlights look normal to other drivers). Moreover, I live, and commute, in an urban environment with plenty of lighting so I haven't really experienced the negative effects of the loss of light output -- yet.

Honestly, if the fogs weren't the same H11 bulbs as the headlights (or if there were no quality fogs), the tint would prob. be a no-go. I suppose each application has to evaluate the totality of the circumstances.
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee "Assassin"

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LEDGLOW Blue 6 piece, 12 inch SMD LED light kit:
Truck looks great! Thinking about getting the interior LED lights. The OEM footwell lighting is weak. Did you tap into the power from the OEM well Lights?

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Old 01-25-2014, 10:37 PM
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee "Assassin"

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Truck looks great! Thinking about getting the interior LED lights. The OEM footwell lighting is weak. Did you tap into the power from the OEM well Lights?

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Yeah, the OEM footwell lighting is weak. In fact, I have upgraded ALL the interior lighting to blue lighting via LED SMDs (pics/vid will be forthcoming), and even though a 5 SMD chip 194 wedge was used in each footwell -- the plastic dome housing keeps the light too modest IMO.

That is one of the main reasons I went with the LEDGLOW Blue Expandable SMD LED Interior Lights. The six 12" LED SMD light strips in the kit daisy-chain together with the provided mini-cables (two 9.5 ft and four 5 ft cables in the six piece kit).

I installed 2 strips in each of the two front footwells -- front of the footwell, and under the front of the front seat. The two remaining strips were zip-tied under the back of the front seats to light the back seat footwells. The wires were all tucked away under the plastic molding for a clean look.

As far as powering goes, they have an expandable circuit (via fuse input), but our fuse box is under the hood, so that was a no-go. Though I could have certainly tapped into the battery under the driver's seat for a clean install, I went with the cigarette lighter adapter option. Specifically, I used the plug in the center console (to have immediate control of any power consumption). The right side of the center console has a small opening so wires can go through with the top secured. There are two wires that travel out of the ceter console down under the front pax seat and these are the only exposed wires with the whole set up -- still very clean. I use the remote fob to run the lights.

With a modest discount code, I got the six piece kit, cigarette lighter adapter, and shipping for under $60 bucks. A great mod for the cost.

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XPEL Head Light Protection
Hey, I bought the Xpel Headlight Covers and noticed that they come with a cut on the top right side. I overlaid the cover over the headlight and the headlight comes through that specific cut. Will it fully cover the light once I place it and apply the heat?

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can you post a clip of what your exhaust sounds like
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can you post a clip of what your exhaust sounds like
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Lol! That's funny because I was just going to post a recording of the exaust in response to your first post . . . However, it was so noisy outside today, that it came out like SH!T. I just went out and made a quick recording via cell phone in the dark -- not sure how it will sound posted on here at all.

The exaust is a duel stainless steel Magnaflow exaust system with a Tru-X muffler underneath and duel Magnapak mufflers at each end. I had the 4" tips painted black. Regardless of the cell phone recording, it commands attention in person. Put her in Sport Mode at the traffic light and you can have some fun
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Hey, I bought the Xpel Headlight Covers and noticed that they come with a cut on the top right side. I overlaid the cover over the headlight and the headlight comes through that specific cut. Will it fully cover the light once I place it and apply the heat?

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No. That slit will remain and that small section will not cover the headlight. Pretty good attention to detail Ace! However, that slit is on the top of the right/left sides and is only visible when you come up close and look over the top of the cover -- not serious enough of a visual blemish to impact the total look at all. Moreover, that slit allows for a complete contour of the cover around the bend of the headlight. I would assume without it, the fit would not not be as clean (e.g. bubling, creases, un-even fit, etc.). Besides, that spot provides the best light from the headlights . . . lol!

The weather in New England has been complete SH!T-- snow/salt, snow/salt, rain/freezing temps, and more salt. I made the mistake of washing her and on the way home the front grille was completely frozen. Anyway, if you will excuse the salt splatter (everywhere!), the pic below illustrates the small slit that is part of the X-Pel Headlight Protection application.
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No. That slit will remain and that small section will not cover the headlight. Pretty good attention to detail Ace! However, that slit is on the top of the right/left sides and is only visible when you come up close and look over the top of the cover -- not serious enough of a visual blemish to impact the total look at all. Moreover, that slit allows for a complete contour of the cover around the bend of the headlight. I would assume without it, the fit would not not be as clean (e.g. bubling, creases, un-even fit, etc.). Besides, that spot provides the best light from the headlights . . . lol!

The weather in New England has been complete SH!T-- snow/salt, snow/salt, rain/freezing temps, and more salt. I made the mistake of washing her and on the way home the front grille was completely frozen. Anyway, if you will excuse the salt splatter (everywhere!), the pic below illustrates the small slit that is part of the X-Pel Headlight Protection application.
Great ! Thanks a lot man.
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Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee "Assassin"

Alright, I know there is a sticky for swaping the interior lighting to LED, but it is ALL OVER THE PLACE!!! The mods I did for the "Assassin" can be duplicated the same way with your 2014 in the ultra blue that I used or any color you want.

Here are the 194 LED SMD wedges I used (20 Ultra Blue SMD 50/50s for $9.99 free ship = THE BEST DEAL. And don't read into the "ours are better than their's BS -- all of these LEDs are made assembley line style in Asia. They are good for 40-50,000hrs (longer than you wll have your Jeep!):

20 x Car T10 Ultra Blue LED 5050 5SMD Wedge Light Bulb W5W 194 168 2825 158 192 | eBay
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