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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

I installed the RC 2" lift, JK wheels and Cooper AT3s.

Driving home that night I realized that the OEM Halogen headlights were now ungodly high since the RC lift kinda levels out the Jeep. I felt bad for oncoming drivers but luckily it was a very very short drive. Sunday I adjusted them down with an allen key and about 5 minutes of my time. Moral of the story is that if you are going to lift your Jeep in anyway please check the aiming of your headlights after. Nobody likes being blinded.

Now that my lift is done I am planning to complete the low beam aiming this weekend. I will be ordering the wiring harness today. Probably within the hour.

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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

Pretty sick, looking forward to seeing you set it up
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Pretty sick, looking forward to seeing you set it up
Hey thanks man! I dind't get a chance this weekend since the weather was crappy. Maybe this upcoming weekend. Hoping for some clear non rainy weather.
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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

Nice weather means good time to get moving on this.

Last night I did more aiming of the headlights now that the jeep is lifted.

Before starting:


Shortly After:



Temporary harness wiring. Wanted to test out if the harness did the trick.





Rear heatsink of the projectors need some shimming to work. That's not that bad though, at this point I'll just stick cardboard spacers in there)






Off/On





Today I JBwelded the nuts and bolts of the low beam





Test fitted the OEM shroud again because why not!!



Fired up the highbeam finally at night to get a shot of it and I must say thank you Yooshaw





I trimmed 1 shroud for the high beam projector. Very minimal trimming needed so far. Haven't trimmed for the OEM shroud to fit over it though. Found out that the bolts in the back hit the assembly......... GRR! Well it looks like maybe tonight or tomorrow night I will use some Steelstick & JBWeld on the high beam projectors and opt out of using bolts.

More pictures to follow when I get that done.
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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

Video finally posted to photobucket! Hopefully it works for you guys. No HID warm up time on these bad boys.


Small update this morning!

- Cleaned off all the chrome and the lens!! Damn fingerprints.
- Dremeled the Drivers high beam out for the projector.
- Unbolted Passenger high beam projector since I'll have to just use JB Steelstick & Weld to hold it in there. Not super thrilled about this since I haven't used this method before.

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It's supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow morning so as of right now I don't think I will be doing anything with it tonight.. Could be wrong so I'll keep checking the weather report.



Also I put on a few decals onto my (new to me) metal cabinet. My dad snagged it from his work since they were going to throw it away. If anyone has any decals they'd be willing to contribute I'd be very gracious. My favorite so far is the F bomb one I forgot I had.
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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

I really let this project go on a little too long. The end is near though people! I promise!!

Bumper apart again:


Assemblies & Projectors ready:


JB SteelStik 1 side in and aim to the best of my abilities.


Use Mechanix gloves as Shims to hold while JB Sets.


Did the other side the same way.


Took some photos facing the jeep.



Low beams from inside the Jeep (Rotation isn't perfect but I can shim them around a little. Also jeep and garage aren't level to eachother)


High Beams & Lows from outside:


From inside:


Low Beams from the deck (Dat sign illumination though)



Spent the next morning putting the jeep back together. After lunch I worked on the assemblies some more.

No pictures of the following but I:
- JB Welded the HB's in the reflectors
- Soldered/shrink wrapped the connections for the drivers (I forgot how much I hated soldering)
- Trimmed the shrouds (again to the best of my abilities)
- JB welded the shrouds onto the HB projectors

Planning to do some more tomorrow after work. We'll see how it goes!

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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

So this weekend was one of the hottest weekends we've had. Luckily I got out early on Saturday to work on this.

First order of business was to seal up all the holes where important OEM things would go. I used a Coca-Cola can, aluminum tape and some more JB Weld.




Once I was happy with that it was time to start the oven. I turned it on to 200 Fahrenheit and started cleaning the chrome & lenses while it pre-heated.


Threw just the assembly bucket in for 5 minutes to soften the butyl sealant. After the 5 minutes was up I pulled the bucket out and stuck the lens on. Once I pressed as far as I could I set the whole assembly back in for another 5 minutes. After that I pressed on the lens more to make sure the seal was good. Hopefully it is, we'll see once I install then get hit with rain. I still need to use the heatgun and bend the remaining tabs back around the lenses though (I got a few just from oven heat & broke one).


Pesky Corner!


Low Beam:


High Beam:


Final build shots:




I wanted to get shots of the passive demon eyes:




Next step is to install on the Jeep and enjoy.

Installed photos will certainly follow! This week or maybe this coming weekend I will have some time and not so hot weather to get everything installed.

Let me know what you guys think!
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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

New housing caps put on. I had to put a large zip tie around them to secure them on. No big deal though:


Begin Install

Drivers side on:



Passenger side on:


Everything put back together. Looks very OEM:



Passive Demon Eyes:



Side view:


Low Beams + High Beams:




COLOR FLICKER!!!!

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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

Had to stop by my parents late the other night and decided to take some photos. I never got good output shots once the headlights were installed.

This is on their street:


Again I used their detached garage for the distance shots. These are about 100-120ft. The jeep is on the incline part of their driveway so they seem to be aimed very very high.

Width:


Unfortunatly the WK chrome headlights cause this flare on the sides. A painted housing would probably eliminate most of that:


Color (the LED projectors certainly lack the HID hotspot):



High beam (On with Low Beam):


High Beam only:


Headlights while projectors are on. The high beam almost looks like it has a halo on it:



Posted a fog light width shot here:
How-to: Morimoto LED Fog Lights on a WK
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