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HID's for Headlights and Foglights

I just ordered a 55 watt hi/lo beam 5000k and 35 watt foglight 3000k for my 08 rubicon from DDMTUNING. Anyone currnetly running HID kits experience any problems? Pictures would be appreciated.

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I got my headlight and fog light kit from vvme.com. they are great so far.

Headlights
http://www.vvme.com/12v-5055w-h132-h...cPath=44_53_48

Fog lights
http://www.vvme.com/12v-5055w-h10-hi...cPath=44_45_26

I also got the error canceller for HID.
http://www.vvme.com/universal-for-al....html?cPath=39

I am happy with how bright these are. No pics so far.

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I got my headlight and fog light kit from vvme.com. they are great so far.

Headlights
http://www.vvme.com/12v-5055w-h132-h...cPath=44_53_48

Fog lights
http://www.vvme.com/12v-5055w-h10-hi...cPath=44_45_26

I also got the error canceller for HID.
http://www.vvme.com/universal-for-al....html?cPath=39

I am happy with how bright these are. No pics so far.

Do you need a cancellor kit for the fog lights or just for the headlights?
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Just the Headlights

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Crap! The guy asked me if I needed the headlight cancelor kit too. I didn't think chrysler was that advanced! Is that something I should call back and order?





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Yes. if not they going to do the blinky thingy.

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What did you do to your headlights? They look dark? Are they replacements or spray tint?




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I removed those and got the OEM ones back on with the HID kit. I had a black out headlight kit but it sucked balls.

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also check this thread with picks and install tips
https://jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21761

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You will need the kit to stop the flicker on the headlights or you can but a capacitor and do it yourself. The fogs are a non issue and ug and play no issues, headlights flicker if you don't have the capacitor like I said. Once installed turn the headlight adjusting screw about 3/4's of a turn to lower them so you don't blind everyone and get flashed all the time.
And order a extra high low bulb so you have it cause you can't exactly run to autozone and get them. I finally removed all my hid crap and put in the cebies, much better! The hid warm up was annoying along with messing up radio stations. But it was worth it x100 compared to stock.

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That thread was exactly what I needed. I asked the guy about the error code and he said I would be fine! I'm adding it to my order now. Thanks again for all this. I love preventing headaches!



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Glad it helped.

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I put the silverstar lamps in the headlights - good upgrade

tried to get them for the fog lamps - was told that they are not available. Quadrateck was no help.

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I got my headlight and fog light kit from vvme.com. they are great so far.

Headlights
http://www.vvme.com/12v-5055w-h132-h...cPath=44_53_48

Fog lights
http://www.vvme.com/12v-5055w-h10-hi...cPath=44_45_26

I also got the error canceller for HID.
http://www.vvme.com/universal-for-al....html?cPath=39

I am happy with how bright these are. No pics so far.

OLD POST I KNOW -

Question on the FogLights - Why did you go with the 50w/55w HID kit vs. the digitial slim kit, Relay harness HID kit, or standart HID kit?

Link to different kits available - http://www.vvme.com/page.html?chapter=1&id=33
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The fogs are a non issue and ug and play no issues,
How do you define "issues"?
The illegal bootleg rebased HID capsules that you installed have igniters that draw fairly high amperage at start-up. Don't you think this might do something to your stock wiring after a while?

I mean, besides that fact that they're illegal, of course.



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I put the silverstar lamps in the headlights - good upgrade
There are better H13 bulbs that put out more light and last longer.
The Phillips Xtreme Power is the best direct replacement you can get right now.
Silverstars are merely blue-tinted bulbs that your eyes can't focus on or with. That's why they look brighter. They aren't though; you can't fool a meter as easily as you can fool your eyes.

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My issues with HID lights have been they are TOO bright for normal highway driving. getting them adjusted so they won't be a hazard to other drivers has been a pain and no luck so far (I have mine installed in my CIBIE housings. I may try the originals and see if a different technology improves the pattern).

I had the Silverstars in prior to the HID mainly because the H4 OSRAMs earlier installed failed in 12 months (within a day of each other). The Silverstars are more available (and I still carry two as spares) but the light output is mediocre, not nearly as good as the H4 OSRAMS.

I replaced my fog lamps with 55watt 9005 lights. (I do have relays with diodes and capacitors to switch the circuits for the lights so I have had zero computer issues or flicker). The 9005s go in the same fog lamp mount with a bit of finagling. They are brighter, but I think I prefer something a bit more yellow for fog lamps. (as FOG LAMPS not DRIVING LAMPS which at least half of the other drivers seem to think is so cool.... run with the FOG LAMPS on all the time. What do they not understand about the FOG in "FOG LAMPS"?

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as FOG LAMPS not DRIVING LAMPS which at least half of the other drivers seem to think is so cool.... run with the FOG LAMPS on all the time. What do they not understand about the FOG in "FOG LAMPS"?
When our lights are as shitty as they are, do you blame people from running with fogs whenever possible?

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not really, I ran my fogs when I had them because of that exact thing.

I'm sending my stock lenses out very soon to have the TRUE HID ballasts installed instead of this bulb thing you guys are doing.

Will have REAL HID lights with the stock lens. Different rear housing, and it will be a plug and play type of scenario.

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not really, I ran my fogs when I had them because of that exact thing.

I'm sending my stock lenses out very soon to have the TRUE HID ballasts installed instead of this bulb thing you guys are doing.

Will have REAL HID lights with the stock lens. Different rear housing, and it will be a plug and play type of scenario.
You mean projector HIDs vs using HIDs in the stock reflector?

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how about caring for people on the road and not blinding them?Most hid kit should not even be legal.Im so tired here in Fort Mcmurray half of the truck are lifted use HID and are not aim properly....use a proper set of hi quality halogen for your daily drive.

Send a email to that guy he will provide you with a proper kit and wiring for your jeep .


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how about caring for people on the road and not blinding them?Most hid kit should not even be legal.Im so tired here in Fort Mcmurray half of the truck are lifted use HID and are not aim properly....use a proper set of hi quality halogen for your daily drive.

Send a email to that guy he will provide you with a proper kit and wiring for your jeep .


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I hear you. That being said, I'm still putting an HID kit in this JK (as I've already purchased it). The next one (either next year, or a 2012) will go with quality halogen lights and fogs with HIDs for auxiliary lighting.

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When our lights are as shitty as they are, do you blame people from running with fogs whenever possible?
But the fogs just provide foreground illumination and actually mess with your distance sight.
Which is fine if you're just going 25 mph. But, if you're on the highway, turn off the fogs. Humans are very poor judges of how they're own vision is performing.
The reason that the new foglight regulations were thrust upon us is because people were using their foglights inappropriately.

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