Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Golden, CO
I just replaced my sealed beams with the ECE-code HELLA Vision Plus 165mm H4 and I wish I had done it much sooner. The beam pattern is just miles better. In the past I'd have drivers flash their high beams at me from time to time when I was on lows. I took some time to dial in the aim with them on the street and then went for a drive on the highway to verify the position was correct while driving. The kit I bought included a set of Hella 55/60W Hella halogen bulbs which I'm running for now. They're not as bright as the HID projectors in our other cars, but the cutoff patter is at least on par with those.
One of the things I'd never noticed before is the factory fog lights have a split pattern with a gap in the middle. I'd always run the fogs at night just so I could see with the terrible sealed beams, but the old beam cutoff was so non-existent I hadn't noticed the gap. Between those two factors, I can clearly see why oncoming drivers might have been getting a bunch of glare from my jeep.
04 Rubicon - Bright Silver
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