Re: So...HID high beams are a bad idea....alternatives?
HID's in the high beams are ok if you dont use your high beams a lot to flash people. The bulbs take time to warm up and you wont be able to flash the bulbs. If you use the high beams mostly for flashing, go with a set of HIR's. Nice, crisp, clean looking color bulb/light output.
Now if you travel on pitch black roads a lot and use your high beams to make your pitch black travels easier, then HID's are a suitable option.
Hope that helps.
Red 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8