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Re: HID "Style" with Halogen Bulbs

Look up Daniel Stern, by the way what bulbs do our fogs use? Those 24W piece of junk bulbs?
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Re: HID "Style" with Halogen Bulbs

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Look up Daniel Stern, by the way what bulbs do our fogs use? Those 24W piece of junk bulbs?
Yeah those special, unique 24W watt bulbs you can't get anywhere but online or from the dealer
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Re: HID "Style" with Halogen Bulbs

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Look up Daniel Stern, by the way what bulbs do our fogs use? Those 24W piece of junk bulbs?

Those bulbs can be replaced with H16 or 5202 bulbs.
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Re: HID "Style" with Halogen Bulbs

I bought an H11 6000K HID kit off ebay for under $40 and it's a plug and play match up and looks great on my WK2.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/H11-D...Q5fAccessories

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Re: HID "Style" with Halogen Bulbs

Looks nice! Do you get flashed a lot? I've heard you shouldn't use HID bulbs in a standard reflector housing (as opposed to a projector housing, which is designed for HID).
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Re: HID "Style" with Halogen Bulbs

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Phillips CV Ultra are the way to go if not actually doing a complete HID conversion. As for the burning out quicker... everything i have read is that they are good for 5+ years.
went through a set of them about every 6 months for 18 months before giving up on them
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Re: HID "Style" with Halogen Bulbs

Any details on install
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Re: HID "Style" with Halogen Bulbs

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I bought an H11 6000K HID kit off ebay for under $40 and it's a plug and play match up and looks great on my WK2.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/H11-D...Q5fAccessories
Wow, that is really cheap (err inexpensive). I'd love to hear some feedback on your install.
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Looks nice! Do you get flashed a lot? I've heard you shouldn't use HID bulbs in a standard reflector housing (as opposed to a projector housing, which is designed for HID).
I don't get flashed and to me the light out put is actually pretty good. I've heard that about the housings as well but when you don't have HID projection housings you make do and i've never had an issue yet. Used HID kits on my 2008 WK and on my new 2011 WK2 and they work/look great. I had my WK's headlights slightly tinted which took some of the glare off, but there isn't much glare on the WK2 cause the housings are smaller than the WK.

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Wow, that is really cheap (err inexpensive). I'd love to hear some feedback on your install.
It's cheap but i have found the quality is good and the customer service from the seller is even better. They come with warranties on the ballasts and bulbs. For installing the bulbs you have very little to do. This is a plug in play set up.

1. Turn the factory bulb in housing and remove.
2. unplug the factory wiring harness from that bulb.
3. the factory wiring harness plug inserts into the ballast which runs the HID bulbs.
4. from the ballasts there are two wires, those connect to the matching wires attached to the HID bulb.
5. put HID bulbs into factory housings and turn them into place so they are hooked in like the factory bulb was.
6. Turn on head lights and all should be working. (note on older model jeeps like my 08 WK i needed a relay to stop the pulsing of the HIDs but the relay is also cheap and plug-in play as well. I DID NOT NEED A RELAY ON MY WK2)
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Re: HID "Style" with Halogen Bulbs

Is this still working for you or has it failed?

I got some Putco halogens and have been disappointed. I really like the plug and play feature....price is good too considering I just dropped $5k on carpet for my preggo wife
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Re: HID "Style" with Halogen Bulbs

Please get the HID kit. You either have HIDs or you don't. It's worth every penny to have HIDs, they cost more because they're better. Simply replacing bulbs with something brighter and out-of-spec results in the following:

1. Makes one look like a poser that isn't fooling anyone that cares. Kind of like pitting a V8 badge on a V6.
2. Pisses people off because they're too bright and out of spec.
3. People mistake these for true HIDs and complain to DOT which constantly threatens to review the US approval of HIDs.

My opinion, obviously, but you fielded the question and it's something that bugs most drivers. I apologize if it's frank.

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Re: HID "Style" with Halogen Bulbs

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Please get the HID kit. You either have HIDs or you don't. It's worth every penny to have HIDs, they cost more because they're better. Simply replacing bulbs with something brighter and out-of-spec results in the following:

1. Makes one look like a poser that isn't fooling anyone that cares. Kind of like pitting a V8 badge on a V6.
2. Pisses people off because they're too bright and out of spec.
3. People mistake these for true HIDs and complain to DOT which constantly threatens to review the US approval of HIDs.

My opinion, obviously, but you fielded the question and it's something that bugs most drivers. I apologize if it's frank.

Good luck!
LOL - I hardly think saving some money on bulbs even somewhat resembles posing or putting a V8 sticker on a v6. Your comment is laughable at best.

1- This is a forum where people try new things and that is how innovation happens
2- If I want to save money, I can save some money and put a differnet bulb in my car. If I want to TRY it and see how it works, that is up to me and part of why I like to MOD a car and why I joined this forum.
3- Good thing I'm not you...you sound like you need to get laid
6- If I do an HID kit, without the proper reflector (meaning new headlights), it will blind people. So your points about blinding and DOT are pretty useless as it will still happen. Your better off putting halogen bulbs into a halogen reflector than putting an HID kit into a halogen reflector.
7- Yes, I intentionally skipped points 4&5 because they repeated the same thing....
8- this is my opinion and it's the only one that matters to me
9- I say this as someone who upgraded their halogen bulbs and hasn't had a single person flash me....well, except that lady in the red ferrari

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