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TheAngryMinnow 10-17-2010 11:40 AM

Can the 07's be fit with HID headlights WITHOUT the 08 headlight swap?
 
Ive seen a few DIY's on switching the 2007's headlights in favor of the 2008 headlight assemblies, but my question is: Can the 07's assemblies be fit with HIDs or is there something about the reflector pattern in the 08s that makes them a better fit for HID? Just wondering bc I dont think ive seen any 07 HID how-to's

thx

SvenskaJeepGuy 10-17-2010 11:42 AM

Re: Can the 07's be fit with HID headlights WITHOUT the 08 headlight swap?
 
you can add HIDs but it is technically illegal and very inconsiderate to other drivers without a projector housing.

robpp 10-17-2010 11:44 AM

Re: Can the 07's be fit with HID headlights WITHOUT the 08 headlight swap?
 
the swap for the 08 includes a Projector lamp that comes on the 08+. 07- come with relector headlamps. ALL can be fit with HID. BUT in MOSY cases the 07 will cause scatter and such. Prolly illegal in most states. that said, 1000's do it.

besides all that, 08 + has a DIFF headlight shape so when you do the swap to the 08+ it includes a bumper and grill and bumper support.

hope that makes sense.


now we have seen 2-3 07 where they just put on the 08+ heqadlights and the hell with the gap. or you can get some HUMPS to fill it up.

TheAngryMinnow 10-17-2010 11:46 AM

Re: Can the 07's be fit with HID headlights WITHOUT the 08 headlight swap?
 
Ahh!! That's exactly what I was wondering, I figured it had something to do with not being a projector headlight.

NOW I'd like to know does it look like THESE aftermarket 07 projector headlights could accept HIDs?

I ask because obviously with the 08 swap there's the fitment problem with the 08's needing that extra lip underneath. While these are definitely very ricey, they are a perfect match for the 07's shape. Just wondering and thanks again for the help.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2005-...Q5fAccessories

TheAngryMinnow 10-17-2010 11:47 AM

Re: Can the 07's be fit with HID headlights WITHOUT the 08 headlight swap?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by robpp (Post 286056)
the swap for the 08 includes a Projector lamp that comes on the 08+. 07- come with relector headlamps. ALL can be fit with HID. BUT in MOSY cases the 07 will cause scatter and such. Prolly illegal in most states. that said, 1000's do it.

besides all that, 08 + has a DIFF headlight shape so when you do the swap to the 08+ it includes a bumper and grill and bumper support.

hope that makes sense.


now we have seen 2-3 07 where they just put on the 08+ heqadlights and the hell with the gap. or you can get some HUMPS to fill it up.

Ha, you beat me to it! (see my reply below yours) thats exactly the question I had. Because if you get the humps, what I've seen here at least is guys cutting them off scrap 08 bumpers and attaching them to the 07 bumpers with 3M tape and painting to match.

robpp 10-17-2010 11:52 AM

Re: Can the 07's be fit with HID headlights WITHOUT the 08 headlight swap?
 
i dont particulary likee those ebay ones BUT yes they will fit and yes they have a projctor headlamp so you could legally run HIDs. It may even come with the HIDS IDK.

TheAngryMinnow 10-17-2010 11:54 AM

Re: Can the 07's be fit with HID headlights WITHOUT the 08 headlight swap?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by robpp (Post 286063)
i dont particulary likee those ebay ones BUT yes they will fit and yes they have a projctor headlamp so you could legally run HIDs. It may even come with the HIDS IDK.

Do you know of any less riced 07 matches (dont want the 08 gap, doing electrical stuff is hard enough for me haha)

SvenskaJeepGuy 10-17-2010 12:12 PM

Re: Can the 07's be fit with HID headlights WITHOUT the 08 headlight swap?
 
they are really ricer and i do not think they can accept HIDs

robpp 10-17-2010 12:26 PM

Re: Can the 07's be fit with HID headlights WITHOUT the 08 headlight swap?
 
the black one IMO are the least harsh. I honestly dont like any of them.

TheAngryMinnow 10-17-2010 01:35 PM

Re: Can the 07's be fit with HID headlights WITHOUT the 08 headlight swap?
 
well i dont really either im just wondering if there are any good exact fit 07 lights (projector) i can swap so i dont have to fuss with the 08s?

GR33N D3M0N 10-17-2010 01:40 PM

Re: Can the 07's be fit with HID headlights WITHOUT the 08 headlight swap?
 
^^u can do a projector retrofit...

TheAngryMinnow 10-18-2010 12:30 AM

Re: Can the 07's be fit with HID headlights WITHOUT the 08 headlight swap?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GR33N D3M0N (Post 286089)
^^u can do a projector retrofit...

you mean 08s in an 07?


what about these projectors, honest opinion?

http://www.tunersdepot.com/Lighting/...okee-4761.html


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