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SportRanger06 11-08-2010 08:59 PM

OEM Projectors or Retrofit?
 
I have been looking to add HIDs to my WK, but I don't want them in the halogen lamps. That leaves me two choices, buy the OEM projectors or do a projector retrofit and I wanted to get opinions from you guys first.

With the OEM projectors, I will spend more money, but I am willing to do that depending on what you guys know about them.
- Will they be plug and play in a 2009 Laredo?
- Also, will the auto leveling work in them?

However, doing the projector retrofit would be cheaper but requires more labor.
- I live in an apartment and don't have a garage to work in, so anyone who has done a retro fit, will it turn my aparment into a huge mess if I attempt it?
- Also, How hard is it to complete the retrofit? My only experience at taking apart headlights was to paint the ones I had on my old Ranger.

Any advice or opinions that you guys would be willing to share would be great!!

Megatron 11-08-2010 09:04 PM

Re: OEM Projectors or Retrofit?
 
OEM, one of our members actually has a laredo with the OEM lamps. He can surely answer your questions.

SvenskaJeepGuy 11-08-2010 09:04 PM

Re: OEM Projectors or Retrofit?
 
they will not be plug and play but can easily be converted to plug and play. the auto leveling will not work. i have done this mod and it is great. there are a few on ebay right now for very cheap.

SvenskaJeepGuy 11-08-2010 09:05 PM

Re: OEM Projectors or Retrofit?
 
here is all the info you need..........

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f187/how-to-ver2-make-2008-hid-wk-headlights-plug-and-play-on-05-07-wks-8889.html

Megatron 11-08-2010 09:05 PM

Re: OEM Projectors or Retrofit?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy (Post 298245)
they will not be plug and play but can easily be converted to plug and play. the auto leveling will not work. i have done this mod and it is great

Right on cue ;):lol:

robpp 11-08-2010 10:02 PM

Re: OEM Projectors or Retrofit?
 
i have retrofit but would suggest the 08+ upgrade instead.

too much can go wrong with the retrofit.......

if i had to do it al lover agai, i would do the upgrade like MOST others.

Knightrider03m 11-08-2010 10:21 PM

Re: OEM Projectors or Retrofit?
 
OEM is almost always better than DIY projects


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