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Whats needed 2014 HID FOGs help

Well i have searched the threads but haven't found really my answer. I am looking to replaced the factory fog light halogen bulbs with HIDS in my Summit. Does anyone no/currently running them if i need the relay harnesses or the bulb error eliminating harnesses. Or will i be ok with just plug and play bulb and ballast. Also would anyone recommended the 35w kit or 55w. Also is 4300K what i want to match the factory headlight xenon's? As for installation would i get away with turning the wheel and going threw fender liner or will i have to remove bumper.

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Re: Whats needed 2014 HID FOGs help

talk to Xenondepot here on the forums. they are the forum specialist and vendor in HID lights.
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Re: Whats needed 2014 HID FOGs help

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Well i have searched the threads but haven't found really my answer. I am looking to replaced the factory fog light halogen bulbs with HIDS in my Summit. Does anyone no/currently running them if i need the relay harnesses or the bulb error eliminating harnesses. Or will i be ok with just plug and play bulb and ballast. Also would anyone recommended the 35w kit or 55w. Also is 4300K what i want to match the factory headlight xenon's? As for installation would i get away with turning the wheel and going threw fender liner or will i have to remove bumper.

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I went with DDM Tuning's 55W slim ballast, 5,000K H11 bulbs, the error eliminator's (you need these). I installed them by turning the wheel to the left/right depending on which side your on. I went through the hole at the bottom of the fender well. I pulled it loose a little at the bottom twist pin and zip tied them up in behind the front bumper area. The better route would be using a relay and a direct power source straight to the battery. I did the same thing with my 2011 JGC and had no issues is why I didn't use a relay this time. Also the better install probably would be to remove the bumper for better securing of the ballast but it isn't absolutely necessary. I hope this helps.
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Well i have searched the threads but haven't found really my answer. I am looking to replaced the factory fog light halogen bulbs with HIDS in my Summit. Does anyone no/currently running them if i need the relay harnesses or the bulb error eliminating harnesses. Or will i be ok with just plug and play bulb and ballast. Also would anyone recommended the 35w kit or 55w. Also is 4300K what i want to match the factory headlight xenon's? As for installation would i get away with turning the wheel and going threw fender liner or will i have to remove bumper.

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On the 2014 Grand Cherokees you would need a H11 HID kit and unlike the headlights you don't need any relay harness or capacitors.

We recommend going with a 35W HID kit for a few different reasons. Sure 55W HID kits do produce slightly more light (approximately 15%-20%) than a 35W HID Kit but this increased light output usually results in a less even light spread and additional glare. There is a reason that all cars that come with HID lights from the factory still use 35W technology and not 55W technology. These 55W HID kits often overdrive the 35W HID bulb to obtain the increased light output. As a result, you can expect the HID bulb to burn hotter which can damage your headlight. You can also expect a significantly decreased bulb life.

4300K would be the way to go in order to match your factory HID headlights and they are also the brightest color temperature you can get.

As for the installation, I know forum members have done it both ways. You would have more room to install the HID kit if you remove the bumper though.

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Re: Whats needed 2014 HID FOGs help

I would truly like to thank you guys for the help/advice.

Xenon depot, i will be ordering from you this weekend. Which one of your kits would you recommend.
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Re: Whats needed 2014 HID FOGs help

Just ordered the Volt kit, can't wait to get them. I will supply photos once installed!
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Just ordered the Volt kit, can't wait to get them. I will supply photos once installed!
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Re: Whats needed 2014 HID FOGs help

MKSVT : Our pleasure! Thanks for your order. What colour temperature did you go with?
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Re: Whats needed 2014 HID FOGs help

Thanks, i went with 4300k to match my factory headlights.
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Sweet! Please post up some feedback once you get them installed.

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Re: Whats needed 2014 HID FOGs help

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On the 2014 Grand Cherokees you would need a H11 HID kit and unlike the headlights you don't need any relay harness or capacitors.

We recommend going with a 35W HID kit for a few different reasons. Sure 55W HID kits do produce slightly more light (approximately 15%-20%) than a 35W HID Kit but this increased light output usually results in a less even light spread and additional glare. There is a reason that all cars that come with HID lights from the factory still use 35W technology and not 55W technology. These 55W HID kits often overdrive the 35W HID bulb to obtain the increased light output. As a result, you can expect the HID bulb to burn hotter which can damage your headlight. You can also expect a significantly decreased bulb life.

4300K would be the way to go in order to match your factory HID headlights and they are also the brightest color temperature you can get.

As for the installation, I know forum members have done it both ways. You would have more room to install the HID kit if you remove the bumper though.

Danny
can you confirm that means that the canbus fix is not needed, meaning all we need is an adapter to convert the ballast to h11?
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