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Old 02-08-2006, 10:50 PM   #11
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And most "JDM" stuff you see isn't actually JDM, just cheap knockoffs. Though, Depot seems to make decent quality aftermarket OEM spec, and "JDM" lights.

For Instance this set of "JDM Black" headlights for my jeep. I have this set, (along with the factory, and projectors) and the quality is quite good, sharper beam cutoff than the OEM lights, and no yellow lens/reflector. The Fit and finish is just as good as factory.



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Oh, and while we're not really on the subject. DOT specs for side front reflectors... White, Amber, anything in between? FMVSS108 is kinda sketchy sometimes. Reads like legal mumbo jumbo... oh, right, it is...
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those projector HL would be good if you wanted to fit in HID projectors.

normally in those cheap HL the projectors in them are crap.
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Yea, the light output is kinda lacking. But the beams are pretty good. (not great) So, I figure just tripling the lumens would help out a bit.
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The thing you gotta watch out for with using halagon projectors with hid lights is the cutoff pattern. The optics in all these projectors, hal and hid can be vastley diffenent from manufacturer to manufacturer, and the only real way to know for sure is to try it and see what you like. You not going to get a razor cutoff with a hal projector(I've always thought they gave more of a "look" than any marvelous optical benifit), but you'll be doing better off than just sticking an hid in a non-projector housing.

I wish you luck though, is this for your jeep or you talking about doing it in a bonneville?
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The cutoff of my hal projectors is very good. Really don't get any light above the cutoff whatsoever, and I do get that snazzy blue/purple line at the edge. The wonders of light bending, pretty cool. As long as the HID bulb'* light spot is in the same location as the H3 bulbs I have in there already, it should produce about the same pattern. I'm expecting it to be different a little bit, due to the position of the filament. Hopefully not too different.
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Well, if the 92-95 guys can do the 96+ headlight conversion, then the situation has been helped out. Which is also why entirely new assemblies would be great.
yes the 96-99 headlight conversion is possible but that requires a modification of the grille, which is not that hard, but its something to consider
Nope me and Jimmy Floyd did a test fix in the lunck yard and they look like it will work with out and modding of the grille
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Well, if the 92-95 guys can do the 96+ headlight conversion, then the situation has been helped out. Which is also why entirely new assemblies would be great.
yes the 96-99 headlight conversion is possible but that requires a modification of the grille, which is not that hard, but its something to consider
Nope me and Jimmy Floyd did a test fix in the lunck yard and they look like it will work with out and modding of the grille
sweet even better
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Well, my H3/9006 HID kit showed up yesterday. Weather was kinda poopy to do the install, but today looks promising. I may nose the Jeep into the garage and git'r done.
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Well, my H3/9006 HID kit showed up yesterday. Weather was kinda poopy to do the install, but today looks promising. I may nose the Jeep into the garage and git'r done.
take some output pictures and line up against a white wall 25feet away and take some pictures.
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