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LipschitzWrath 07-08-2009 08:20 AM

My HID Install
 
Hey guys. Some of you have seen this at other sites so I apologize for the redundancy. But I HAD to show it off to my new buds here at JeepGarage.org!!!

Many of you have already seen my thread on my install of my Xtreme Digital 6500K Highs/Lows/Fogs HID's. If you haven't, I can move that thread over to this forum, too.

I decided to clean up the wiring a bit, and I also wanted to incorporate harnesses that use Bosch relays. I am still trying to get my SmartBeams to work with my HID's and the only thing I can think of is to try solid-state relays, which use the same ISO pinout as a Bosch relay. Eventually, I should be able to just swap the relays to try it.

Anyways, here are the results. I think it turned out well, let me know what you think:


First off, here was the final product of my first go around:
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...ll/BigSig1.jpg


Here's another view of how I used to have it wired:
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...ire/OldDrv.jpg


And here's the new IMPROVED setup:
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...re/NewPass.jpg


Here's a comparison photo:
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...re/Comparo.jpg


And both sides finished:
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...re/NewBoth.jpg


I moved the ballasts to better allow me to hide the wiring. As you can see, I've minimized the amount of exposed wiring:
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...wPassClose.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...ire/NewDrv.jpg


I hard mounted the igniters this time instead of just letting them hang. I also labeled everything to minimize headaches in the event something malfunctions:
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...nitersPass.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...gnitersDrv.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...ewDrvClose.jpg


And finally, I relocated the relays to a more hidden position. This is, in my opinion, the coolest thing about the install:
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l.../RelaysFrt.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...ysBotClose.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l.../RelaysBot.jpg


Well, that's it guys. Everything works and even better than before. Let me know what you think

Robert Palmer 07-08-2009 09:02 AM

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Thats the cleanest install ever. Great write-up and great work!

B.P.O.D 07-08-2009 10:28 AM

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incredible work bro!!! cleanest install ever seen!!!

White WK Swagga 07-08-2009 10:32 AM

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Wow!!! I wish I could do mine like that... Great work bro...Very clean work...

B.P.O.D 07-08-2009 10:44 AM

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can we see pics of the hids please????

LipschitzWrath 07-08-2009 10:46 AM

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Yeah I'll pull the pics off the "other" site

B.P.O.D 07-08-2009 10:47 AM

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do you also have hids in the reverse? if so how and where and how much and pics:)

thanks bro!

LipschitzWrath 07-08-2009 10:52 AM

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Here ya go!

Here are those turn signal bulbs in parking light mode
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Look at how bright just the turn signal bulbs are! My goal was to have all forward facing lights be white.
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And here are the bulbs in turn signal mode.
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Here are the lows and fogs on together
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And the highs and lows on together
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And here are the rear fog lights
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dreamer1213 07-08-2009 10:52 AM

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Super clean install for sure. Looks great but dammit thats a lot of wires and parts....lol...

LipschitzWrath 07-08-2009 10:55 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by B.P.O.D (Post 29949)
do you also have hids in the reverse? if so how and where and how much and pics:)

thanks bro!

I don't have reverse HID's... yet. I'm working with DCSpecial to make a kit that is better quality than the one that is currently offered by companies such as DaBear's. Those kits baiscally have you "epoxy" the bulbs to the housing - I'm not too big on that idea.

DC and I are trying to get some little aluminum adapters machined that would accept a std bulb size (say, H3 for example) and then twist into the housing, no epoxy needed. It's a work in progress.

YoungMedic has reverse HID's and even some pictures over at the red site. I don't wanna link there for fear of rule-breaking. Let me just say, they are SUPER BRIGHT! It really makes me want them!

B.P.O.D 07-08-2009 11:03 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by LipschitzWrath (Post 29958)
I don't have reverse HID's... yet. I'm working with DCSpecial to make a kit that is better quality than the one that is currently offered by companies such as DaBear's. Those kits baiscally have you "epoxy" the bulbs to the housing - I'm not too big on that idea.

DC and I are trying to get some little aluminum adapters machined that would accept a std bulb size (say, H3 for example) and then twist into the housing, no epoxy needed. It's a work in progress.

YoungMedic has reverse HID's and even some pictures over at the red site. I don't wanna link there for fear of rule-breaking. Let me just say, they are SUPER BRIGHT! It really makes me want them!

pics look great bro!!! have you had any issues with the dual led bulbs? few people here are having issues with them not working properly. http://www.jeepgarage.org/f187/how-to-install-vleds-dual-color-turn-signals-7.html

yeah i have seen the youndmedic pics and they are bright!!!

i agree with you, i wouldn't want to epoxy anything in the lights! hopefully you can work something out! please keep us informed on that!

LTrainGC 07-08-2009 11:07 AM

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Wow... amazing install - so clean. I'm assuming you had to make your own wiring to have the lengths that you needed?

Makes me want to redo mine.


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