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this is my brand new jeep wrangler freedom edition, I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on headlights that would look nice, and that work well obviously.. looking for something brighter than the stock headlights.
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You came to the right forum. Please take a look at the very thorough review here https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=85577 It has a lot of different options shown with good output pictures. After that it's up to you to make an informed decision on how much you want to spend and how much you want to do to make them work.
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You came to the right forum. Please take a look at the very thorough review here https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=85577 It has a lot of different options shown with good output pictures. After that it's up to you to make an informed decision on how much you want to spend and how much you want to do to make them work.
Thank you! just a hard decision since its brand new and all stock Im not sure what i want my jeeps "look" to be
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I have the trucklite LEDs. They cannot be any more simple to install and they are much brighter than stock. Some people dont like the pattern they put out but I dont mind at all. I tried HID's in the stock housings but the focus sucked and blinded a lot of people. The truck lites were well worth the money and I wouldnt hesitate to recommend them to anyone. I like the blacked out look they give too when theyre off.

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I recently put in Sealed7 HIDs from www.theretrofitsource.com and am very pleased with the output and looks.
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I recently put in Sealed7 HIDs from www.theretrofitsource.com and am very pleased with the output and looks.
LOL, I read your review over at HIDPlanet. I just got tapped by Andrew to install a set also. How are those holding up and how did you deal with the PS reservoir relocation?

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Personally, I am not a fan of LED headlights yet and opted for the old fangled solution of well chosen halogen courtesy of daniel sterns.

I started with hella h4 e codes and narva +50 bulbs with stock wattages. It was decent but not exactly what I wanted.

More recently, I switched over to the Cibies and like that pattern better. I also run them with 55/100 bulbs. Can't tell the difference on low beam between the +50 and regular but the 100w high beams are very welcome.
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thank you everyone for the suggestions. I just wasn't sure where to start
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LOL, I read your review over at HIDPlanet. I just got tapped by Andrew to install a set also. How are those holding up and how did you deal with the PS reservoir relocation?
So far they're holding up fine, I haven't even sealed the lenses on yet since I'm waiting for the new housings - no moisture at all even driving through a few Florida monsoons. The only real issue I've seen is on the projector - it's extremely easy to break the high beam plastic thing where the wiring harness plugs in. I broke both of mine trying to get the plug seated. Not a big deal since I was able to glue it back together, but there's definitely a problem with the design.

For the reservoir I just unbolted it and stuffed it over to the side for now; I'll make a bracket for it when I have time but it's not going anywhere as it is now.

I know I'm promoting the hell out of them, but I have no affiliation to TRS and the only discount I got was from a free shipping code from one of the forums I'm on (maybe HIDPlanet, can't remember) I just really like that there's a DIY HID projector kit out finally that doesn't involve modding the stock housing. I'm not impressed with Trucklites, and JW Speakers are just too expensive and not customizable.

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I've tried several different sets (Hella H4s, Cibie H4s, HIDs (in stock housing and in the Cibies), retrofitted HID projectors and TruckLite LEDs). Of everything I've tried, hands down the best are the TLs. I just wish I'd tried them sooner. The Hella's and Cibies were pretty good, and the Hella's definitely get the best bang for buck award.

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I was pretty disappointed in my stock lights too. A lot of research and this is what I replaced mine with: http://amzn.to/1s9e2wc (Philips H13 9008 X-treme Power Headlight Bulb, Pack of 2). My eventual intent was to go with a Daniel Stern set up. I do not like the look of LED headlights or tinted headlights for that matter. These bulbs are not lasers searing a hole in the night but they are noticeably brighter than stock and pattern well. Before I HAD to drive with the driving lights on to see the road. I changed those bulbs to yellow fog lamps and only use them now when its foggy!
Despite the marketing hype, they are not extreme. They are bright heck and light up the road really well which is what I was after.

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Oh and I replaced them in 2012 and they're still going strong.

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I just put KC LED headlights on ours and am really pleased with them. I found them on Amazon for a few buck more than the TL's w/harnesses. Only real downside I can find is that the LED headlights can ice over. I live in southern Louisiana so that might happen once a decade.
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this is my brand new jeep wrangler freedom edition, I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on headlights that would look nice, and that work well obviously.. looking for something brighter than the stock headlights.
Jillian - check us out! We can get you set up with a custom set of HID headlights that are designed to fit your unique style!

www.HIDprojectors.com

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Tried cheap HIDs in the stock housing, Truck-lite Phase 7s and Hella H4s/Philips Xtreme Vision with the RallyLights/SMS harness. Prefer the Hellas in every way over the TLs except for having to change bulbs. Wish the Sealed7s were available when I was looking at lights.

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