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LED vs HID

Has anyone tried the kits on different sites that offer LED bulbs with built in fans and ballast? The HID kits look similar (bulbs, ballast). I'm just curious, HID kits run about $60 and the LED kits about $120. Thanks for any info on this!

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The topic has been covered. Drop in HID or drop in LED, it's all garbage. Well, unless you like being an inconsiderate prick glaring everyone in front of you.

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Wow!! Just found the thread, great info. I knew it would be to good to be true. What about the silver star from autozone? I think they just get the yellow out of the light pattern. Thanks for the advice, defiantly don't want to FUBAR someone's night, especially with all the two lane roads round here.


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If you want a pair of Silverstar's, i'll send you the set I got during the headlight shootout Doc created. They changed the color temp very slightly, but the output was basically same as stock.

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Thanks I'm ok don't really need the lights, a buddy with a 2015 just replaced his stock lights with KC LEDs and gave me his stock headlights. My jeep has 117,000 miles and my stock housing was crazy clouded. I never was unhappy with my headlights, then I saw his KC LEDs in person and was blown away! I'm old enough to know drop-ins would be garbage, just wanted to verify. When a bulb burns out I'll try those silver star and get some points on my autozone rewards.


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I hear you man, the LED replacements are leap ahead of the stockers. I would honestly suggest saving some up dough and going with KC, Peterson, Maxxima, TruckLite, or if you hit the local scratcher lottery some JW Speakers.

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+1 on the KC LED headlights. Much better than stock light output, come with the correct connectors so they don't flicker, and easy to install.

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I tried a drop in HID system and hated it. Then I tried the LED bulbs with the built in fans and not only did I grow to hate them, but one of the low beams burned out before I even had them installed for a year. Just got a set of quadratec LED headlights and I am very happy with the light output. Wish I had gone this route in the first place and not wasted any money on the first two set ups.

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