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post #1 of 26 Old 11-13-2010, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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HID's, whats out there?

There are a few post's about HID's. I'd like to start one and have everyone give there .02 cents on whats ACTUALLY working for them. Let have good clear before and after pics of lighting shots.

Fully explain Bi-Xenon Bulb's, True HID set ups.


This is the set up I'm going with. With a few added features...

-The blue bezel will just show up in the daylight.. ( it add's a color effect that goes with my color scheme)

-I'm using this forward firing white LED's for running lights instead of the white halo that BMW's have.

-These are rearward facing AMBER LED lights and it cancels out the blue color of the lens. I'm using this for my turn signal's.


Call Brian Tremblay (530)205-9163 or email him at [email protected]

Guy builds True HID's and has a couple other features...I'll be sending him my housing soon enough to do a full custom set up. Its a plug and play set up. Really nice guy. He hand builds everything and you get a good warranty on all the part's.

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- 50 Watt HIDs (bulbs & ballasts

- Bi-Xenon Projectors (installed)

- Pair CCFL Angel Eyes (if you choose)

- All "plug & play" install

- Lifetime warranty on all HID, Projector & CCFL components

- Colored Bezels are $25/pr

- SMT LED Rings (installed) are $75/pr (as signals, running lights, accent lights, etc)

1 > The price of a retro-fit/custom build will NOT change with different HID color temperatures (available temps: 4300k, 5000k, 6000k, 8000k, 10,000k)

2 > In general, at 50 Watts HID, the light will always appear to be more WHITE than 35 Watt HID (more commonly recognized & referred to in most "color" discussions)

3 > Because he uses all "REAL Bi-Xenon" Projectors (Hi/Lo Projectors with active "Lo Beam glare cut-off" shields) with all his builds, they are all equipped with "High Output" 50 Watt HIDs to provide the brightest & most "effective" light possible out of your headlights, while not creating a hazardous situation for other drivers/traffic. The only way to run HIDs "safely", "effectively" & "legally" (without pissing people off, without causing an accident or distraction, and without drawing the "wrong" attention to your vehicle > police) is with "REAL" Projectors.

General output info (55w Halogen vs. 35w HID vs. 50w HID) in "lumen" (measurement of actual light ouput) ......

> 55w Halogen = approx 900 lumen @ 3800k

> 35w HID = approx 3000 lumen @ 5000k (light loss between "Kelvin Temp" (+/-) 1000k = approx 100-150 lumen)

> 50w HID = approx 4800 lumen @ 5000k (light loss between "Kelvin Temp" (+/-) 1000k = approx 60-80 lumen)

Samples that I'll be using with my Silver Jeep and Blue Accents:
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- 07' Rubicon 4 dr, RAMICON- 3.5" ROCK KRAWLER Coil-Over lift
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- 40" Pro Comp X-Terrain

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This look really good. Where are you going to mount the levelers? Also are all the components waterproof?

I'll be watching this for when you get yours installed.

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This look really good. Where are you going to mount the levelers? Also are all the components waterproof?

I'll be watching this for when you get yours installed.
When I get them back, it will be all plug and play. So until I get the kit, I won't know what I've got to fully install.

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About $450 for my set up.

Current project jeep 08' wrangler 2dr
Past jeep:
- 07' Rubicon 4 dr, RAMICON- 3.5" ROCK KRAWLER Coil-Over lift
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- 40" Pro Comp X-Terrain

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Can't wait to see a kit. I'd pay $450 for a good, quality, plug and play complete bi-xenon 50w hid setup.

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sorry, I just need to send in my housings...

I checked the dealer for stock housings...and they are $190 for a pair...so they are not cheap..So I'm trying to cum up with a aftermarket headlight that will work for now..That way i can send in my current housings and have this done....

Either that or I'm trying to fix one small thing with my car...that way I can just drive it while the housings are sent out.

I'll post as soon as I do it.

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- 40" Pro Comp X-Terrain

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wow i like these. the angel eyes are pretty cool
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450 for the whole set up??

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450 for the whole set up??
Thats for my application...I've got quite a bit going on with my set up.

Give him a call..really cool guy

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- 07' Rubicon 4 dr, RAMICON- 3.5" ROCK KRAWLER Coil-Over lift
- 5.38 gears- Gusseted/Trussed/inner sleeved
- 40" Pro Comp X-Terrain

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Damn that's a great price for a custom setup. Thanks for the info!

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get these installed yet?

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I just got another set of stock housings...and I'm sending them out next week. So I'll keep everyone posted.

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- 40" Pro Comp X-Terrain

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Sorry guys. I came into a monster lull at work.. Funds haven't been in the jeep area for quite a while. Plus I'm still putting my website together...

I never sent these lights out to have the HID's put in. If I had went ahead with this.. It was going to be a plug and play. A real straight forward install.

If anyone would like to go this route..let me know..I'll get you current pricing and option's.

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- 40" Pro Comp X-Terrain

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If anyone would like to go this route..let me know..I'll get you current pricing and option's.
You still have the extra set of housings?
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Yes I do. I was thinking of holding onto them till next summer when I've got more funds again...then this will be getting done.

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- 07' Rubicon 4 dr, RAMICON- 3.5" ROCK KRAWLER Coil-Over lift
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- 40" Pro Comp X-Terrain

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i want hids..... please tell me what to buy oh holy one!

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i want hids..... please tell me what to buy oh holy one!
lol....


I'm getting updated pricing from them. Also, it was mentioned that the 2012 housing might be different than the 2007 housing. I'm going to check into this and also...how different a standard 7" housing is from any of the stock jeep JK housings.

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- 5.38 gears- Gusseted/Trussed/inner sleeved
- 40" Pro Comp X-Terrain

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Well don't worry because I have a 2010 housing haha!


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Im interested in these, they seem to look a lot beter than the Oracle LED Halo kits I was looking at.

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Very interesting keep us updated

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lhow different a standard 7" housing is from any of the stock jeep JK housings.
I just installed standard 7" Hella H4 E-spec housings (the same ones I had on my old LJ) in my 2012 JK, so it can't be *that* different. Went right on, stock trim rings even fit properly.

BTW, the Hella setup with a H13->H4 relay kit works really well, the relay kit makes the light brighter and whiter than with the OEM thread-sized wires and the light pattern on low beam has an extremely sharp cutoff that keeps the light from blinding oncoming traffic. I see no need to put possibly-illegal HID's that'll get me a fixit ticket for blinding CHiP's onto my Jeep when the Hellas combined with the Phillips +80 bulbs work so well and are literally 1/4th the price. But (shrug) that's me...
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Oh how funny it is that a two year old thread lingers... Funny how HID are quickly becoming a hot topic around here.


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