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Re: 55w HID question

youre going to end up warping the foglight housings... I ran HIDs of the temp for almost 2 years straight and the heat ended up damaging the housings. id keep a close eye on them or convert to 35w

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Re: 55w HID question

late to the party, but yep, watch the heat. I didn't run fogs, but i ran 55W with a relay for about 4 years. I had to replace 2 relays during that time. It's kinda gonna suck because you gonna come out and try to turn on your lights and they are not gonna work. The second time I couldn't turn the hid's off lol. When I ran 35W I never replaced a harness. You really oughta upgrade ur lights to projectors.... it's cool on a dry night, but when it's raining at night, and those kits in halogen housing reflect off the ground, you guys kill us lol. Now I run 4300K 35W in a 08-10 projector housing.
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Re: 55w HID question

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late to the party, but yep, watch the heat. I didn't run fogs, but i ran 55W with a relay for about 4 years. I had to replace 2 relays during that time. It's kinda gonna suck because you gonna come out and try to turn on your lights and they are not gonna work. The second time I couldn't turn the hid's off lol. When I ran 35W I never replaced a harness. You really oughta upgrade ur lights to projectors.... it's cool on a dry night, but when it's raining at night, and those kits in halogen housing reflect off the ground, you guys kill us lol. Now I run 4300K 35W in a 08-10 projector housing.
yep coming out and not having headlights blows... I got tired of the reliability issues and just went to an upgraded harness with some HIR 9011s in the factory housings and I couldn't be happier. also threw some 9005s in the factory fogs, huge improvement as well.

just some food for thought for the OP
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Re: 55w HID question

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you will be fine with the 55w. For the fogs you wont need a relay. For the lows, its a must for the WK. I used to run the 55w fog and low and it lit up the street.

what harness did you end up using? Do i just need a relay harness?

here is what i was looking at DDM Tuning: HID and LED Lighting

or https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...l#.VyfWy2OG94M

or https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...l#.VyfW_GOG94M
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Re: 55w HID question

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Unsure of what the bump on this thread was for... but! with the Jeep WK you are going to want to use a relay harness with a capacitor. All because of the PWM headlight system.

Although I also must say I highly recommend using the type of bulb the housing was designed for. You will glare other drivers (regardless whether they flash or not. Most don't flash because people with PnP HID's never seem to care about others).

The 08+ OEM HID headlights can be made to fit on the 05-07's. There is little to buy. You will need to find something to cover the gap.


I would point you toward a projector retrofit. This will project the light where it needs to go and how it needs to go. They can be done for a rather low cost if you do a budget build.


If a projector retrofit is something that you don't have the time/money/energy to do I would recommend a HIR conversion. Following the below picture (Trimming of the base can be done with a file or nail clippers):


Here are some facts about the HIR conversion. All of this extra light with no glare!
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9005: 1,860lm +- 12 %
9011: 2,500lm +- 15 %
Potential max increase of 75.6% more lumens
Best bulb: regular Philip

9006 -> 9012
9006: 1,095lm +- 15 %
9012: 1,875lm +- 15 %
Potential max increase of 131.7% more lumens
Best bulb: Volstra +30 HIR2

For a fog light you definitely DO NOT want HIDs (or LED pods). They act exactly how a fog pattern shouldn't by scattering light. If you are looking for a nice alternative to fog lights maybe take a look at my build using Morimoto LED assemblies here (Tutorial can also be used for JW Speaker assemblies):
How-to: Morimoto LED Fog Lights on a WK



I will gladly answer any questions if people have them. I may or may not see them if it's posted here but certainly a PM will be seen quickly.

I can provide some tips and tricks or maybe a list of parts you would need to complete one of the options above. Hopefully this post was helpful in some way and someone will choose NOT to put HID's in a halogen reflector (headlight or fog light).
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Sorry man for being unclear. The mans question about what harness is needed for the 14' GC was ever answered regarding the Morimoto harness to use. I've gotten both answers so it's even more confusing.

By the way, the 2014 already has projectors.
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[QUOTE=ShaunJ;1418953]Sorry man for being unclear. The mans question about what harness is needed for the 14' GC was ever answered regarding the Morimoto harness to use. I've gotten both answers so it's even more confusing.

By the way, the 2014 already has projectors. I realize that I may have posted on the wrong thread. I've been through a million pages.
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