I agree, get them if you're ordering your JL or have a choice on the lot. The Mopar LED headlight (only) retrofit kit is supposed to hit the streets this spring and it will set you back about what the option costs for LEDs on all the exterior. My understanding is the kit includes a harness, but they are having some issues with programming the BCM.Well worth it and i don't have it.
1. It includes the taillights which aren't cheap after the fact and the drls in the fenders in addition to the headlights!
2. The aftermarket options are lacking and I don't see many if any options for the drls and don't know of any aftermarket tail light. Also the aftermarket headlights are mostly the 7 inch lights with mounting brackets instead of the 9 inch headlights.
3. 900 bucks for all of that is a steal compared to trying to achieve all of that with aftermarket parts, even if you don't care about the tail lights.
If you like the look get them now! I know having a sport I'm waiting for the day solid aftermarket options are available at a reasonable price. Love he look of the drls and the halos. Can the led headlights just be swapped in after the fact? I feel like some have had issues with that? Has anyone achieved drls after the fact?
If you like the look save yourself the trouble and get them now imo.
The only aftermarket light I'm considering is the JW Speaker 8700 J2 or the yet to be released J3 and only if the Mopar kit never comes out. And yes the JW Speaker are 7" which is what I measure the grill opening to be on my JL. I don't know what measures 9" on our JLs, but the opening is 7". That 9" number must be the outside of the new housings, not the lens diameter. The advantage of the JW Speaker route is that a heated lens is available, to keep it clear in freezing rain/snow.