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 Post subject: Anyone ever try to retrofit a 7" sealed light(Wrangler)
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:03 am 
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I am wondering if anyone has ever tried to retrofit a sealed 7"(PAR56) headlight housing into their KJ? It seems our headlights are more like 7.75" OD and was just wondering if anyone had fit them and how they looked?

With all the LED and HID sealed beam lights out there for the JK's I thought this might be a nicer path than trying to pull apart my headlight housings and retrofit the Bi-Xenon HID's again after my wife hit a deer. This was my first go around:

http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=78479

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone ever try to retrofit a 7" sealed light(Wrangler)
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Great Idea! I too have often wondered the same thing; so many choices and options out there nowadays for LEDs, Projector, Halos, & HID's for the standard Jeep 7" round headlamp housings!
Sure would be nice if there was a simple retrofit kit that would allow them to be installed in our Jeep libertys... :idea:
Bet a small niche company that caters to certain Jeep Libertys could sell a bunch of them?
Hey Seth, you listening, hint, hint! :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone ever try to retrofit a 7" sealed light(Wrangler)
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Great Idea! I too have often wondered the same thing; so many choices and options out there nowadays for LEDs, Projector, Halos, & HID's for the standard Jeep 7" round headlamp housings!
Sure would be nice if there was a simple retrofit kit that would allow them to be installed in our Jeep libertys... :idea:
Bet a small niche company that caters to certain Jeep Libertys could sell a bunch of them?
Hey Seth, you listening, hint, hint! :roll:


Going to the Bi-Xenons was a HUGE difference in lighting performance. The stock lights are some of the worst I have had in a car.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone ever try to retrofit a 7" sealed light(Wrangler)
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Going to the Bi-Xenons was a HUGE difference in lighting performance. The stock lights are some of the worst I have had in a car.


You must've had some cars with nice headlight outputs in that case... as I find the stock KJ headlights, properly aimed, clear lenses with new/good quality bulbs to be quite good. Not excellent, but very good.

If you think the KJ is bad... you clearly have never driven any number of compact economy cars at night. My 2nd and 3rd gen Ford Escorts were atrocious, my old Ranger sealed beams were downright dangerous, my dads Buick Riviera was barely adequate at all, ... you get the idea. lol.


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mass-hole wrote:
Going to the Bi-Xenons was a HUGE difference in lighting performance. The stock lights are some of the worst I have had in a car.


You must've had some cars with nice headlight outputs in that case... as I find the stock KJ headlights, properly aimed, clear lenses with new/good quality bulbs to be quite good. Not excellent, but very good.

If you think the KJ is bad... you clearly have never driven any number of compact economy cars at night. My 2nd and 3rd gen Ford Escorts were atrocious, my old Ranger sealed beams were downright dangerous, my dads Buick Riviera was barely adequate at all, ... you get the idea. lol.



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JasonJ wrote:
mass-hole wrote:
Going to the Bi-Xenons was a HUGE difference in lighting performance. The stock lights are some of the worst I have had in a car.


You must've had some cars with nice headlight outputs in that case... as I find the stock KJ headlights, properly aimed, clear lenses with new/good quality bulbs to be quite good. Not excellent, but very good.

If you think the KJ is bad... you clearly have never driven any number of compact economy cars at night. My 2nd and 3rd gen Ford Escorts were atrocious, my old Ranger sealed beams were downright dangerous, my dads Buick Riviera was barely adequate at all, ... you get the idea. lol.


I didn't say they were the worst headlights ever, but they aren't good. Every car I have had, with the exception of a 2002 Honda CR-V, had two separate bulbs for high and low beams where the low would stay on with the highs. 2007 legacy gt, 2006 Pontiac gto, 2000 Lincoln ls, even a 2000 astro van(via an aftermarket harness, but still had two bulbs). My f150 has got factory bi-xenons which is much better than any of the other cars I had.

All of those were way better than the jeep except the Crv. The improvement going to bi-xenons on the jeep was HUGE and is only a couple hundred bucks and a little time. Certainly no more than people are spending on light bars and fog lights.

On top of that, my mishimoto led fog lights I put in my ARB make a big difference on the jeep, and I was so impressed I decided to get the same ones for my f150. Unfortunately, they contribute almost nothing on my f150 because I didn't account for the fact that the f150 headlights are darn good and don't need fog lights where as the Jeeps are not.




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