Dude those are really expensive. I was looking to do a true HID retrofit because just installing HIDs will yield a huge improvement but the light will be scattered and not function as well as a true HID projector. I found a guy who does custom retrofits and he quoted me like 450 total plus shipping to have 55w HID high/low projectors installed into the stock housings.I upgraded the bulbs to Silverstars which was a big improvement. Then later I upgraded to the XeSighting Xe7 Xenon Bi-Function HID projector replacements they are not cheap and my brother has the Xe7r which are not projectors. No problems with either, both where plug and play with only minor trimming to fit the lights. Both can be found right here http://www.xesighting.com/products.html.
I have read reviews of these where they cast dark spots in certain locations.
x2. One of my top three mods for sure, I built my harness for ~$40.00.Probably the best mod ever, CIBIE E-codes, new harness (stock wiring is not enough), some relays, caps and diodes, and Osram 70/65w bulbs. Excellent improvement over stock, razor sharp cutoff from the E-codes, and NOT BLUE.
I *HIGHLY* recommend it. Putting different bulbs in the stock housings won't get you there, as the optics are BAD BAD BAD.
As far as I know you need adaptors for the plugs and that is $300 EACH light.Can you fill in some detail on those LED truck lights? Did your brother have any issues? Were they a plug-n-play replacement, or some mods needed to get them to work? The link you provided has a "sale price" of $300 which is "reasonable" I s'pose. I will look into those dark spot issues as well...
If anybody is going the build-your-own-kit route, I just ran across these Bosch E-codes at a great price -- $44/pair:I upgraded the whole housing due to the fact that the stock reflector leaves something to be desired.
Rather than go for the IPF kit where they are charging a boatload for the conversion pigtail, basically, I bought a pair of Hella H4 E-Code housings and 55W bulbs and built my own conversion pigtails with parts from autolumination.
Less than $80 invested and it was a HUGE improvement.
I bought a pair of these lamps from bus depot and they rock. Although they are motorcycle lamps, I don't see any problems while using them on the JK. Made my own wiring harness using 12awg wire to supply the Philips Xtreme H4 bulbs. An outstanding improvement.If anybody is going the build-your-own-kit route, I just ran across these Bosch E-codes at a great price -- $44/pair:
guys, do youself a favour, these stock headlights suck big time. Head out and get yourself a set of either Hella or IPF E-Code H4 housings, and a pair of GE Nighthawk Platinums H4 bulbs. Then get your hands on a couple of H4 harness.
Now you have 2 options, simple and quickest way is to just cut off the stock H13 plug and splice in your new H4 plugs. Or if you're uncomfortable with cutting anything, you can do what I did. Order a pair of H13 male connectors and make an adaptor with the H4 harness and they'll just plug into the stock H13 harness.
The problem with the stockies is not the bulb, it has a real crappy reflector. the E-code housing have a directed beam and a crisp cut off. Trust me, I'm extremely happy with my results. The difference is night and day, I'd say they're 10 times brighter than stock. I have both the hella and IPF, I bought the Hella first and the IPF for comparison. I personally prefer the Hella, better cut off.
Northridge4X4 sells an IPF kit which is essentially the same as what i did, but you can head out tomorrow and collect all of this in one day so why wait for shipping to arrive?