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Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-07-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By JDebler
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

Sorry, all. Haven't been able to get to testing the fanless versions. Been way busy with some other things...but it is on my list. I'll post updates ASAP!
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-01-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,316
Posted By JDebler
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

I dunno about that one. We have DRL's here in the states, but I am not sure if they cut the voltage to make them happen. Someone else may be able to chime in for clarity.



It appears to be in...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-29-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,316
Posted By JDebler
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

So I have been running the same LED headlights that I have been posting about and I really, really like them a lot. (I am referring to the version with the cooling fan.) They are bight and clear. ...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-03-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,316
Posted By JDebler
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

If I am not mistaken...are ARE "plug and play"...you can plug the wire connectors into the factory harness. I just don't think it is very weather resistant. I am not sure why they did it this way...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-01-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,316
Posted By JDebler
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-01-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,316
Posted By JDebler
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

You have to do both. You snip the little useless ends off the connector that came with the light, and you solder the new plug onto it. That way, it is a s strong and watertight connection to the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-31-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,316
Posted By JDebler
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

I picked these up, just in case I want to switch to the fanless version.
2X Nokya H11 H8 Male Wire Harness Heavy Duty 14 AWG Connector Pigtail NOK9158 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/111103486662)
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Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-31-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By JDebler
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-24-2014, 05:50 PM
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Posted By JDebler
Re: 2011-2013 Foglight upgrade Option

Same here. Just a slight design difference in the housings but not an issue in my opinion.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-17-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,316
Posted By JDebler
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

Pretty happy overall? No worries of them getting too hot, etc.? You might have mentioned it, but can you post where you got them?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-15-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,316
Posted By JDebler
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

So a quick update, sorry I haven't been able to post more about it.

Installation was okay. It is hard to get up in there without removing the wheel or what I think is easier, undoing the front of...
Forum: Performance Modifications 07-14-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By JDebler
Re: Hypertech Interceptor Install and Review on WK2 3.6l

Not that I am an expert or anything, but I am thinking it would be hard to do any actual damage...but I can't say I wouldn't do the same as you.
Forum: Performance Modifications 07-13-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By JDebler
Re: Hypertech Interceptor Install and Review on WK2 3.6l

The odds of getting two defective in a row are slim. Give them a shout and see what they say. Be sure to let us know!
Forum: Performance Modifications 07-11-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By JDebler
Re: Hypertech Interceptor Install and Review on WK2 3.6l

That's odd, I haven't had any problems of the sort. You might want to try contacting Hypertech.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-05-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,316
Posted By JDebler
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

And here's the update.

As it got dark, I went out and clicked them on just for a quick look. Here's a couple of comparison shots against my garage. Of course, the Jeep is on an angle so that...
Forum: Performance Modifications 07-05-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By JDebler
Forum: Performance Modifications 07-05-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By JDebler
Re: Hypertech Interceptor Install and Review on WK2 3.6l

Other than gaining a couple of miles per gallon? Nope...which is fine by me. Works fine still...no error codes, etc. Very happy!
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-05-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,316
Posted By JDebler
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

I reserved this weekend to testing them. I tested one. Here's a quick vid I made...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amxfTKbq8xM

I left my current driver side Silverstar zXe bulb in to...
Forum: Performance Modifications 06-24-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By JDebler
Hypertech Interceptor Install and Review on WK2 3.6l

I wanted to try out the Interceptor for my 3.6l WK2 and decided to make a video about it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr6eR-XWmVw

If you don't want to watch the video, I am pretty happy...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-04-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,316
Posted By JDebler
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

I ended up buying some, but I haven't been able to install them.

I hope to get to it this weekend or next.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-19-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,624
Posted By JDebler
Re: 2011-2013 Foglight upgrade Option

The KB blog entry is based on my post #150 in this thread.

Here's the info on the Bushwackers:
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/bushwacker-fender-flares-installed-on-my-wk2-65656.html
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-06-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,303
Posted By JDebler
Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

We only added up rough prices in our heads, but it came to well over $1,000 installed for decent stuff, including replacing the head unit.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-06-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By JDebler
Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

New head unit, new amp, new sub all rewired. Basically, pulling the factory stuff out and replacing it. We didn't get to specific hardware because we both knew it was out of my range but we did...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-06-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,303
Posted By JDebler
Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

Either do a full upgrade or leave it stock because he knows me and knows the sound I like and I won't achieve that by only upgrading part of the system.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-06-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,303
Posted By JDebler
Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

I sat down and talked to a guy I know and trust who has been doing high-end custom stereo installs for many years.

Bottom line, his opinion is an "all or nothing" approach with this. I am not...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-05-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,303
Posted By JDebler
Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

With hindsight being 20/20, I did indeed go too high with the specs. I thought for sure I was on the right track, but I guess you cannot learn from your mistakes if you don't make them. :)

Its...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-04-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,303
Posted By JDebler
Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

Spent some time installing the Polk MM6501 components for the front and MM651 for the rear over the weekend. I didn't use the Polk crossovers supplied for either set. I also laid some Dyanmat...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-03-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By JDebler
Re: Best place to mount aftermarket crossover for front doors?

I dunno...haven't fully hooked it up yet. I spent all my time getting the crossover in the right place and decided I would need to finish it tomorrow. :)

If I knew then what I just figured out...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-03-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By JDebler
Re: Best place to mount aftermarket crossover for front doors?

So, I realize that I am replying to my own posts...which is odd...but hey...if it helps someone.

Anyway...I think I did all that work for nothing, because I was looking at things. There are two...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-03-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By JDebler
Re: Best place to mount aftermarket crossover for front doors?

Figured it out. In case anyone runs into this in the future, when switching to a 6.5 from the 6x9 a Scosche adapter plate moves the 6.5 off-center. I did some test fitting, and opted to mount the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-03-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By JDebler
Question Best place to mount aftermarket crossover for front doors?

So I am in the middle of installing new component speakers for the front doors of my WK2 and I have never done this kind of install before. I want to mount the crossovers in the right place.

What...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-28-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,303
Posted By JDebler
Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

Perfect! I figure that once I make this step, I can evaluate the next one.

Again, the help is appreciated!
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-27-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,303
Posted By JDebler
Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

Okay, after going back and forth all weekend long, I just ordered up the Polk MM;s for the doors.

Question...do I need to use something like Dynamat behind the speakers when I replace them or use...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-23-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,303
Posted By JDebler
Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

So I have been doing some more digging.

I can go with what Crutchfield suggests and stay well below my budget...big time. But...I don't think I will do that.

Or, I can go with the Focal ISS...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-23-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,303
Posted By JDebler
Re: Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

$500 bucks or less. (See thread title :D)



Cool, I am on the right track in that department then. I have been reading here and there in this forum, and that I do know for sure. Thanks for...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-23-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,303
Posted By JDebler
Question Best Speaker/SQ Upgrade for under $500? 2012 Grand Cherokee w/factory sub

In another thread, I replaced the center speaker with a Polk DXi350. Now I want to keep going and I would like to replace the rest of the factory speakers as well.

I am looking for suggestions on...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-20-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,624
Posted By JDebler
Re: 2011-2013 Foglight upgrade Option

I emailed JWSpeaker about this and they replied that they are "approximately 4500 Kelvin".
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-18-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,624
Posted By JDebler
Re: 2011-2013 Foglight upgrade Option

I still love these fog lights and I would have been just as happy if I had paid the $360. It is just just the cool factor...it is the effectiveness. I swear they are as bright as my...
Forum: Visual Modifications 04-15-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By JDebler
Re: WK2 "Laredo" Emblem in Mineral Gray (OEM)?

I'd love to. I think. Who is Nate? :)
Forum: Visual Modifications 04-15-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By JDebler
Re: WK2 "Laredo" Emblem in Mineral Gray (OEM)?

I must have dreamed it or something...just got this back from JustforJeeps...


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