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Well as some know i run 6000k HIDS and have now lost my high beams in doing so.

What i want to do is this:

I want to put to offroad lights in my grille (2003 honeycomb grille).

And i want to wire them into my high beams.

Well I am wondering what is recommended as a good high beam offroad light i can wire up.

I have also tried to find the how-to on wiring off-road lights and cant find it.

hoping someone can give me a link to a how-to on that.

Well any help is appreciated.
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KC slimlites, Hella 500s are both well liked on this site.
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And they are good high beams? cause i know k/c makes a wide range of lights.

Can offroad lights go HID???

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RangerJustin put some HIDs in his Procomp lights. I don't know if the Daylighters will fit behind the grill, I know the Slimlites will though.
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RangerJustin put some HIDs in his Procomp lights. I don't know if the Daylighters will fit behind the grill, I know the Slimlites will though.
Hmmm HID's = yummy.. just saying..

But i will keep that in mind.. Do you know what else fits behind the grille?
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Not off the top of my head. Easiest thing would go measure the room you have there and just look for lights that will fit. Remember though that if you do get in a front end collision, the lights can be pushed into your radiator. Just something to keep in mind.
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Hmm well lets just not hope for a frontal accident?


Plus i am looking at that setina push bump so i am hoping for protection there.
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Thats just one light. But yeah those will work.
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yeah i would get 2 but i am assuming since they are "long range" they would make good high beams..

now to find a how-to on wiring them into my high beams...
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Yeah let me look for you, just a simple relay.
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This will work:

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Thanks for your help.. that looks confusing but i think i can get it. Now i just need to order the lights..


your opinions on mounting lights in grill??
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btw.....you'll likely melt the honeycomb grille if the lights are greater than 100w...hell...i wouldn't run anything higher than 65w.
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The ProComp 55w would fit nicely behind the grille and youshouldn't have to worry about melting the grille with them. You can always get some autozone/kragen/checkers/wal-mart style ones that are 55w, they should have plenty of power for what you need without melting the grille.
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btw.....you'll likely melt the honeycomb grille if the lights are greater than 100w...hell...i wouldn't run anything higher than 65w.
Hmm so 65w should be bright enough, comparable to high beams?

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The ProComp 55w would fit nicely behind the grille and youshouldn't have to worry about melting the grille with them. You can always get some autozone/kragen/checkers/wal-mart style ones that are 55w, they should have plenty of power for what you need without melting the grille.
Hmmm.. Didnt make you make your procomp HIDS??? this is something that excites me.. i want to know more.
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Yea...here ya go:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=67735

I just had to dremel the housing a bit to get the connectors through.
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Are the still water proof though?
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Justin,

what about these:

http://www.mobilehid.com/aio700.htm
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Are the still water proof though?
Yea they are. I just shoved the grommet that was on the HID bulb through there, it is not going anywhere, could always silicone it up if I was unsure too.

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Justin,

what about these:

http://www.mobilehid.com/aio700.htm
For the price I would say go with those, especially with the internal ballast and stainless steel housing. I would be curious to see how they compare to mine. Only thing I do not like is they come with 8k and no covers from what I see.
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Yea they are. I just shoved the grommet that was on the HID bulb through there, it is not going anywhere, could always silicone it up if I was unsure too.



For the price I would say go with those, especially with the internal ballast and stainless steel housing. I would be curious to see how they compare to mine. Only thing I do not like is they come with 8k and no covers from what I see.
My thoughts exactly.. I dont think 8ks are good for an offroad light.. maybe i can email about getting a 4300k or 6000k in them instead.. 100 each.. hmm i could live with that..

Then i would have

6000k heads.
3000k fogs.
4300k high beams haha.
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Mine came out $80, but I got hooked up on the housings. I have heard good reviews on the Kragen brand ones as well, but they are huge. Those are nice and compact, just get some light tabs and then you would just need a relay, switch and wiring, unless you were going to wire these as your Hi-beams.
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Mine came out $80, but I got hooked up on the housings. I have heard good reviews on the Kragen brand ones as well, but they are huge. Those are nice and compact, just get some light tabs and then you would just need a relay, switch and wiring, unless you were going to wire these as your Hi-beams.
Well i wanted to mount behind the grille so i think those lights would mount very well back there.

And i want to wire them into my Hi beams.
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All you need to wire them in the hi beams is a relay and some wire.
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All you need to wire them in the hi beams is a relay and some wire.
Yeah thats where i lack the know how haha..
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