I've been a little out of the loop on whats out there as far as ZJ headlight upgrades go for a while. I've been rocking the black 3 piece lenses with an upgraded harness and 9007 conversion for a while. I just finally burned out one of my bulbs so it got me looking for replacements.
Now the 9007 conversion and the upgraded harness were a nice upgrade but I've still never totally been satisfied with my light output. Partially I know it has to do with the way the reflector is placed on my lights (its only on the sides and not on the tops and bottom), but Its just also the nature of the beast on ZJ's. I know the ECE lights with the H4 bulbs are the grand daddy of upgrades but I'm not sure I want to shell out that kind of dough just for the headlights, plus spending another small fortune on quality H4 bulbs like IPF fat boys or something.
Seems like before the WJ guys got all the love with viable headlight housing upgrades until I saw these today: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1993-1998-GR...-/290699806910
Now first of all let me state I've always thought the WJ projectors were lame looking and these are no exception. I wish companies didn't feel the need to rice out everything to help sell them to fools who just want a "stylish" upgrade. But....their function might help me get over the goofy looks.
First I like the fact thats its one piece. Seems nice and convienient. Second its got a projector. Not sure if its really worth it for putting HID's in (although some vendors sell them along with an HID kit) but its nice to know I could at least possibly run some HIDs without an expensive retrofit and without blinding oncomming traffic. But the absolute biggest selling point for me is, 2 light sources, and 2 bulbs! That means no more junk 9004's and no more less junky 9007's! No more burning out the low beam and having to replace the whole bulb.
These things use H1 and H3 bulbs. Thats awesome! These bulbs can put out more lumens than even 9007's, are usually cheaper to buy, and have TONS more options. I can run an all season low beam and some big daddy high beams! YES! just what I have always wished for! The only downfall is the plastic housing could melt if you went really extreme with the bulbs. 100 watt high beams might be pushing it but I might try to get away with that if I ran these.
So I don't know, what do you guys think of these? I'm seriously considering giving them a shot, and if anybody gives me flack about my jeep lookin ricey I'll just blind em a lil bit! I would just love to not have to compromise on my lights anymore. With these it seems I could have everything I need. Hid's or more likely a nice all season low beam, and some big pappa high beams! A more proper reflector, and seperate high and low beams. Hell, I could wire them so that on high beam the highs and lows both stay on! How sweet would that be? I already have it so that with my switch activated my 4 roof lights come on with the brights, I would love to have both highs and lows on on top of that! Ah I am just dreaming of turning night into day. Your guys thoughts?
PS- Does that BHR guy still post here?