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mcalc55 03-13-2012 05:33 PM

Confused about HID Headlights..are these good?
 
http://www.kbcarstuff.com/05-06-Jeep...kee05jmbyd.htm

Looking for something tinted black and an upgrade over the stock headlights..Am I looking in the right direction or should I just get one of those $70 kits on amazon and have them tinted by scott on here?

DAVY27 03-13-2012 07:06 PM

Re: Confused about HID Headlights..are these good?
 
not a fan of those but a few members have em. Maybe you can upgrade to the 08-10 Projectors? or a retrofit?

mcalc55 03-13-2012 07:36 PM

Re: Confused about HID Headlights..are these good?
 
dude stop responding to my posts..i keep seeing your blacked out jeep everywhere and it's killing me. I hate my silver. I'm going to go through on the full body plastidip this weekend I think!

What are the difference btw projectors and retrofit vs what I have now? Sorry if that's a total newb question, I just know my WK is an improvement on my WJ lights but nothing like my dads BMW 535 haha

05ltdhemi 03-13-2012 07:38 PM

Re: Confused about HID Headlights..are these good?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DAVY27 (Post 593054)
not a fan of those but a few members have em. Maybe you can upgrade to the 08-10 Projectors? or a retrofit?

so what ur saying is, 08-09 bolt right up to the 05's?

Amelie 03-13-2012 07:39 PM

Re: Confused about HID Headlights..are these good?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mcalc55 (Post 593001)
http://www.kbcarstuff.com/05-06-Jeep...kee05jmbyd.htm

Looking for something tinted black and an upgrade over the stock headlights..Am I looking in the right direction or should I just get one of those $70 kits on amazon and have them tinted by scott on here?

I wouldn't even bother with those and most WK owners despise the look not to mention the sub-par output.

As far as a retrofit: Retrofit's basically involve taking an OEM projector or aftermarket high performance projector and installing them in your reflector housings.

A WK owner did a little guide on his project using Morimoto Mini D2S projectors.

http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread...light=retrofit

Quote:

Originally Posted by 05ltdhemi (Post 593084)
so what ur saying is, 08-09 bolt right up to the 05's?

As far as I know I don't think they just clip right on as I think the plugs were changed.

DAVY27 03-14-2012 07:39 AM

Re: Confused about HID Headlights..are these good?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mcalc55 (Post 593081)
dude stop responding to my posts..i keep seeing your blacked out jeep everywhere and it's killing me. I hate my silver. I'm going to go through on the full body plastidip this weekend I think!

What are the difference btw projectors and retrofit vs what I have now? Sorry if that's a total newb question, I just know my WK is an improvement on my WJ lights but nothing like my dads BMW 535 haha

Quote:

Originally Posted by 05ltdhemi (Post 593084)
so what ur saying is, 08-09 bolt right up to the 05's?

Mcalc- lolol thanks brotha, appreciate the compliment :D was close to trading mine in for a silver actually lol. Throw some black reps, a little mod here and there, and it'll look BA. What Amelie said, you can find all the info on retrofit on the provided link. The projectors will focus the HID light better whereas throwing a HID kit into a regular housing in which you/I have now will scattered the light output causing more glare to other drivers. OEM projectors are a bit costly, you can try car-part.com to see if you can find a OEM pair.

05LtdHemi- for the 08-10 projectors, they will fit your 05 but you will have a small gap due to the change in design of the lamps. You will also need a wiring harness to make the 08+ work on your 05. I believe Scott make a thread on this.

DAVY27 03-14-2012 07:42 AM

Re: Confused about HID Headlights..are these good?
 
Read up fellas!


http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=27

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=8889

TurboDiesel 03-14-2012 07:48 AM

Re: Confused about HID Headlights..are these good?
 
i have the 08+ version of those headlights and im quite happy with them
everyone says the light output sucks but mine seem great

granted ive never had OEM projectors but it cant be that bad...

get what suits your needs and what u want to do
dont do mods based on others opinions, its your ride not theirs :D


that being said black is the best color HAHA
the only chrome i have on mine is the reverse lights and my lug nuts [for now]

mcalc55 03-14-2012 10:22 AM

Re: Confused about HID Headlights..are these good?
 
Awesome, thanks guys

SvenskaJeepGuy 03-14-2012 12:04 PM

Re: Confused about HID Headlights..are these good?
 
Those chinese headlights are sooooo ugly! That design belongs on nothing but a honda civic! Please dont buy that junk

HEMI35 03-19-2012 11:47 PM

Re: Confused about HID Headlights..are these good?
 
those will be your headlights, so as long as you like it, that's ok


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