Add two 4" HIDs.
What it does:
When traveling off-road at night the stock lights aren't enough. These HIDs were reviewed in the May '09 Jp Magazine and are a great supplement to the stock lights.
Here's what you get with one kit (you need to purchase two kits to get two lights) and the article in the Jp Magazine:
The lights come with a plastic protective cover and four plastic shipping strips that need to be removed:
Here's a shot of the front without the HIDs installed:
Here's an angled front shot without the HIDs installed:
Here's a shot with the HIDs installed on the tabs on the hoop:
Here's a front angle shot with the HIDs installed on the tabs:
I didn't like airflow placement and didn't like the looks (especially because the HIDs are so deep), so try another location.
I found a place I liked on the bumper, but I had to drill a hole for each light:
After drilling the holes, paint the bare metal:
The bolts were too long, so I cut off some of the excess (cut with both nuts on the bolt, so you can remove the bolts afterwards and clean the threads as necessary):
Add Loctite to the bolt:
Bolt in the lights and level (using a small level) and use a wall to aim the lights. I found I had to add some small washers under the front of the bracket to raise the lights up 1/2 notch to get them to aim where I wanted them:
Front angle shot:
A shot showing the relative location of the front lights on the drivers side:
See Aux Electrical for the wiring hookup.
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