Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Thompson Falls, Montana
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I should add that I have a decent set of HIDs now. I'm sick to death of the ballasts not lighting up, and I'd like to have my automatic headlights back.
The HIDs just do not reliably light in all conditions. Like when they are on auto. I turn the key, they both light, then I start the engine. During cranking the HIDs go out, and after the engine starts, one or both will not re-ignite.
Or when running into a store for a couple of minutes. The ballasts, and bulbs are still warm, one of them will not reliably ignite.
I'll also add that the HID solutions that they use a single bulb for both low and high beam, there is no extra light output on high. It just moves the mask up to not block the light pattern off for oncoming traffic. This makes flashing the high beams at someone less than satisfying, which is no joy when some a-hole needs his retinas scorched.
'76 CJ-7, '43 CJ-2a, '78 Bronco,'78 CJ-7, '75 CJ-5, '78 CJ-7, '80 CJ-7, '78 SJ, '79 SJ, '78 and a '76 FJ-40 , '90 XJ, '91 XJ, '86 CJ-7, '95 ZJ, '68 CJ-101 Commando, '00 TJ, '68 M-715, 2 '86 Military Blazers, '96 LR Discovery, '86 CJ-7, '91 YJ, '99 TJ, 07' JKU Rubi, 1988 YJ, 1973 Commando, 3 Diesel Excursions....
Now back to a 2013 JKU Rubicon with "stuff", planning 37's with minimal lift.
I've tried them all... Jeeps are still the best. (0||||0)