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Old July 30th, 2009, 11:27 AM
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Made the decision. Although the xenons would be cool, I spoke with a guy from Susquehanna and he said in new york i would have problems getting pulled over for them. 6k fine, take the truck, basically a big pain in the ass. He recommened this set up.

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H6024 7" Round E-code Hi-Lo Conversion Headlamp Kit.
Choose H4 Bulbs : H6024H 70/65W Osram Hyper

He said you will see a drastic improvement and still get the look of xenon. It seems they really know their stuff.
You'd get even better performance out of a non tinted bulb, but if the HID look is what you are after...
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Old July 30th, 2009, 01:10 PM
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FWIW when i went to upgrade my headlights the guys at expedition exchange talked me out of the heavy duty harness and just sold me the hella e-codes as a drop in replacement. they were a big improvement and i have had no problems for a year now. admittedly i dont turn the headlights on very much up here in the summer.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 02:27 PM
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Check these out!

http://www.xsighting.com/products.html

These are HID headlamp replacements normally used on muscle car restorations.
Serious $$$$ but so sweet.
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Can someone confirm that the 97 had a proper wiring harness? I am not sure why you would need to buy a different harness when a couple of relays and wire would do the trick? Or am I missing something?
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Old October 12th, 2009, 06:38 PM
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Are the Sylvania H6024 Xtravision acceptable replacements in terms of wattage and wiring?
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I know this is not pimptackular D style, but if you replace the bulb in the standard Rover headlight with a motorcycle bulb it will be as brignt as almost any bling light out there. 90 watt lows if I remember right. They were $9. Have to slightly mod the plug.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 11:48 AM
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I know this is not pimptackular D style, but if you replace the bulb in the standard Rover headlight with a motorcycle bulb it will be as brignt as almost any bling light out there. 90 watt lows if I remember right. They were $9. Have to slightly mod the plug.
Buck, does using a motorcycle bulb require upgrading the harness?

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Old February 13th, 2010, 12:47 PM
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Check these out!

http://www.xsighting.com/products.html

These are HID headlamp replacements normally used on muscle car restorations.
Serious $$$$ but so sweet.
Why not just go LED at that price? Less draw on the wiring, switch and alternator.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 01:01 PM
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Why not just go LED at that price? Less draw on the wiring, switch and alternator.
Actually HIDs use less power for the equivalent light output than LEDs.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 01:53 PM
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Is the ARB/IPF heavy duty wiring harness long enough to run to the the underseat battery? Just curious if I will need anything extra...
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Old February 13th, 2010, 02:53 PM
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Anyone tried the Truck-lite 7inch LED Headlight?

------ Follow up post added February 13th, 2010 02:57 PM ------

Looking at the photos of them - I have OR lights like that and they are so intense I can't look at them directly and they give off no heat.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 06:42 PM
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Actually HIDs use less power for the equivalent light output than LEDs.
You sure about that? The trucklite LED at low beam is 2.5 amps. Last I checked, most HIDs can't be purchased for less than 35 watt, most are 55.
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Old February 14th, 2010, 11:57 AM
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You sure about that? The trucklite LED at low beam is 2.5 amps. Last I checked, most HIDs can't be purchased for less than 35 watt, most are 55.
Trucklites are 30/55 Watt. http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs...4057&langId=-1

35 watt HIDs are much brighter than the Trucklite LEDs

The Trucklites apparently don't have a great light pattern. The lighting gurus say that a decent quality halogen is better.

http://www.mge.com/home/appliances/l...comparison.htm
Typical HIDs run around 90 lumens per watt.
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Why not try the new LED headlights?...
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Old February 15th, 2010, 09:49 AM
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I've ordered a pair of the LED headlights - I'll post some jpegs and comments when I get them. Next week I was going to install a new HID bulb setup in my other defender and I should be able to compare the two side by sidey
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Old February 15th, 2010, 01:53 PM
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If any D-90 member wants some quality high powered H4 bulbs, I have some 90/135w units on special. These are the bulbs that come in the PIAA 80 Series Racing lamps which are well proven off road. I've also got a deal on 7" round Bosch motorcycle approved headlamp units. $20 each for the bulbs, $40 each for the headlamps.
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Old February 15th, 2010, 05:43 PM
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post back on the results Chris...
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Old February 15th, 2010, 06:43 PM
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I put a pair of Sylvania Silverstars in a '97 and it was fantastic, and they were in stock at all the local parts stores.
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Old February 15th, 2010, 11:15 PM
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I've put these on my Td5...GREAT result and nothing crazy re: install

http://www.roundeyes.com/Jeep_Headla...Headlamps.html

Aiming to do so on the RRC as well
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Old February 17th, 2010, 02:21 AM
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light upgrade

first went with the auxilliary wiring harness that pullled power from the starter. Use H-4s Superwhites and Hella E codes - bery nice.
not enough though

Purchased Hi and low beam HID's from Group5motor sports in San Diego. Went with a 4000 as to avoid the blueish tint and "Damn Gina" these things are awesome. The HID kit runs around $200. Well worth it.
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