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post #1 of 12 Old 11-19-2012, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
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New mods :)

Current mods:
35% tint on the front 20% back 5% eyebrow
Rally Armour mud flaps
LED interior lights
Disabled day time running's

Future mods:
HID kit 6000k (already on the way)
K&N air filter
20'' Rims for the summer
Plasti dipping winter rims black





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post #2 of 12 Old 11-19-2012, 08:20 AM
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Love the compass, I see you have disabled the DRL's did you have the dealership do that, i'm looking to do the same.
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please do yourself and other drivers on the road and read up about HID retrofit conversions before installing the kit you ordered. they are not the god send people are lead to believe. they actually hinder your ability to see effectively, they are glaring to others on the road, and are against federal law. a great read can be found on this website:

Daniel Stern Lighting Consultancy and Supply

and before anyone says anything about "hey, i have them in mine and i see hella good. the housing in the jeeps isn't that bad, it's other cars that's bad." false. the problem with putting HIDs in a housing meant for hallogen bulbs is by design, and is a problem in 100% of the applications. not to mention the fact that i don't think anyone has gotten them to work 100% in a compass with no flickering.

cliffnotes: ask about the return policy for those HIDs and consider sending them back. brighter =/= better
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Love the compass, I see you have disabled the DRL's did you have the dealership do that, i'm looking to do the same.
No man did it my self just unscrew it make sure
You tape up the wires so water does not ruin them
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No man did it my self just unscrew it make sure
You tape up the wires so water does not ruin them
Which wires did you take out, i'd like to try this!
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Which wires did you take out, i'd like to try this!
srs question, why would you want to do this? it has no benefit, its a safety feature, and when the cop sees your DRLs out, you're going to get pulled over.

intelligence running rampid all up in here
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I said i'd like to try, never said I would use it full time, to date the only way i knew about turning of the dr's was through a flash at the dealership (which 99% won't do)

I"d just like to know how it's done.
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Love the compass, I see you have disabled the DRL's did you have the dealership do that, i'm looking to do the same.
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I said i'd like to try, never said I would use it full time, to date the only way i knew about turning of the dr's was through a flash at the dealership (which 99% won't do)

I"d just like to know how it's done.
sure sounded like you were going to do it to me

not harping on you, just wondering why one would want to do that, that's all. i understand why people put HID conversions in their car (they're either mis- or un-informed), but i couldn't figure out the benefits of disabling your DRLs.
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I like to tinker no worries.


The 2011+ Euro spec compass has HID headlamps stock. As well out compass headlamps are the exact part number as the 2011+ Grand cherokees, If I was going to go HID I would grab the hid housing from a grand cherokee and throw them in.
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The 2011+ Euro spec compass has HID headlamps stock. As well out compass headlamps are the exact part number as the 2011+ Grand cherokees, If I was going to go HID I would grab the hid housing from a grand cherokee and throw them in.
they are the same headlight, but for some reason the part numbers are, in fact, different. i think a tab or something on them is slightly different. but either way, the only correct way to do an HID conversion as you said is to swap the entire assembly, housing and all. i'm a believer in you do it right or not at all.
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Current mods:
35% tint on the front 20% back 5% eyebrow
Rally Armour mud flaps
LED interior lights
Disabled day time running's

Future mods:
HID kit 6000k (already on the way)
K&N air filter
20'' Rims for the summer
Plasti dipping winter rims black
Which version of the mudflaps did you get and did they require any modding/hassle to get installed?

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Which version of the mudflaps did you get and did they require any modding/hassle to get installed?
They were originality intended for the Subaru STI but my buddy crashed his car so gave em to me, I just had to drill thru the fender liner for 1 hole but all the other ones matched up
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