Headlight options?

Like2_4Wheel Feb 13, 2019

  1. Like2_4Wheel

    Like2_4Wheel Test Drive

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    Hey guys I have a 2003 xterra and need new headlights. The stock ones are kind of expensive in my opinion, plus there are not that bright. Is there any cheaper options out there? I was looking at jeep headlights and I thought it would be cool if you could mount them in place of the stock ones. Has any one made custom headlights for our SUVs? thanks.
     
  2. Bushnut

    Bushnut First Fill-Up (of many)

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    An east coast brother !
    Have you cleaned the lenses? The 3m headlight restore kit is good. Or have you replaced the bulbs? They do degrade over time. I had good results with sylvania ultras. For real dark nights I’ve added some rigid spots to the roof.
     
  3. Like2_4Wheel

    Like2_4Wheel Test Drive

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    Hey! I did try sanding and repainting the one headlight just to test it out. But I didn't let the paint thinner evaporate completely, so now there are runs in the clear coat. Also the the headlight housing is broken so the bulb doesn't get a proper connection. I replaced the connector once, but I need a new headlight housing.

    On a side note. Are you apart of any off road clubs? Here in PEI there is a jeep club, but I don't drive a jeep LOL. There aren't many trails in PEI.
    Thanks
     
  4. Bushnut

    Bushnut First Fill-Up (of many)

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    You might try to find a used one from a junkyard. There are a few around the Maritimes. Or try JWspeaker they make all kinds of LED lights.

    No, I’m not part of any club here either. There are a couple but they organize via face Balls. I don’t zuckerbook. Maybe we could start our own? Though for a club I think we need 3. Next time you come across the bridge look me up. We’ll do some exploring and Beer?
     
  5. Like2_4Wheel

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    Ill try that thanks. I think it would be cool to have led headlights. I just don't know if they are legal.

    That would be cool to start a club maybe call it "Not A Jeep Club" LOL. Are there many trails around you? I don't drink beer.
     
  6. Bushnut

    Bushnut First Fill-Up (of many)

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    NB is full of logging roads.
    Have you watched mountain state overland on YouTube? They have 3 episodes of them exploring NB, very cool. So ya lots of trails, I’m new to Fredericton so I don’t know anybody who wheels.

    As for the LED lights being legal or not, most new cars are equipped with them. Retro fitting them could be a thing, laws will vary province to province.
     
  7. Like2_4Wheel

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    Ill have to check them out. I think i'm going to get a headlight from the junkyard, and then get a LED light bar.
     
  8. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    There is a guy on the book of faces by the name of that builds hid retrofits for first gens but you could probably do it cheaper by following @Prime write up in the DIY section.
     

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