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Any 12' owners get brights flashed at them a lot?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by btipsword, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Jan 22, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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    CLynch

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    Your obvious wish to pick a fight is quite humorous.11times in an 8 day span is what I reported. That seems quite frequent. I am sorry if the low beams on my vehicle cause you mental anguish. However, I believe I called this also. You lack of ability to craft an argument and resort to name calling. I have not spoken ill of you, yet you continue. I am glad the internet provides the emotional release you need to feel better. Say what you want without consequence. Maybe I have this all wrong, but I see a person who sits on high and casts judgement. Good luck with that, I imagine that is real helpful in life. If you are just looking for something more, I love you. I will not call you names or attempt to hurt. Rather, I will have kind discourse to turn your heart. Feel better.
     
  2. Jan 22, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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    I'm humored by you too.

    I really just want you to stop blinding people every night.

    Your response is fuck them.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    Sounds like it probably is, but they are being considerate to the drivers heading the same direction you are.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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    I have not used any vulgarities to describe my habits. My lights are within the specs set forth by Toyota. The people who designed the truck, and currently service it. Typically when something is spec, I would assume it is fairly precise. I am unaware of a sliding scale of spec. In dealing with machinery, spec is normally within given range. That range typically, is fairly small. I stated and openly retracted the all the time comment as it was a hyperbole.

    In case you are unaware

    Hyperbole
    1. Obvious and intentional exaggeration.
    2.an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally,as“to wait an eternity.”

    To take what is found by the techs that are paid to service these vehicles and dismiss it is pure silliness. Your happiness would involve me taking my vehicle from spec and altering it in a manner that would negatively affect its performance. I will lower lights from what is in spec when you use corn oil as your engine oil. Better for the planet and all. All the cool kids do it. I want to add that sarcasm is the tone for the final few sentences. I would not want you to ruin your vehicle, so please do not try it.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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    Just because a "dealer tech" looked at it doesn't mean it's in spec.
    I've had plenty of jobs mungled by dealer techs.

    Have you verified that the aim is correct? A lot of people assume that having the cutoff even with the lamp is correct, but it is not.
    It's an okay ballpark to get from home to some place where you can check properly.
    Federal spec (not Toyota) is for the low side of the cutoff to be 2.1" below the centerline of the lamp at 20ft.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2013 at 8:16 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

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    Peoples leaf springs are with in "specs" set forth by toyota yet they throw them out because they suck :p

    Also I would like to point out that if anyone is driving a newer truck, let things settle out before adjusting anything, assuming that you are going to take the time to do so. This statement does not change my opinion of people lifting and not adjusting ;)
     
  7. Jan 22, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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    Rich,
    You may be right. I do not think I would change what the dealer has stated as correct. Imagine getting an alignment and saying the tech is a bit off and begin to turn wrenches. If that is something you would do, you are a bettter mechanic than myself. A week ago it could be catorgorized as someone unwilling to fix the situation. I would agree to a point. The service tech today confirmed that my vehicle was within "spec". After the inspection by the service tech, I have to say that no change is in my future. The vehicles have all been small vehicles. To adjust for their eye level would destroy my front end. (deer and other creatures)

    Regardless, I really like you grill.

    Charlie
     
  8. Jan 22, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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    My lights are adjusted where I like 'em. This is probably a tad higher than spec. I'm ok with it. I have yet to be flashed.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    Didn't they "forget" to throw in a cabin air filter in the 2005's also?

    :)
     
  10. Jan 22, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    scocar being weird again....still

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    These guys have it right.

    You are creating a safety problem by not adjusting after a front-end lift. They're just calling you out. And so am I. Be an adult and adjust your headlights. Check it yourself by using the FSM and your garage door with some tape. Maybe you'll learn something.
     
  11. Jan 22, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    Happens to me all the time every frigging night. I have a 2011. I too have Billys at 1.75" with the TSB spring pack and 265/75's.
     
  12. Jan 22, 2013 at 8:40 PM
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    I want to point out, as many people are pointing out their lifts and this issue.

    I have no lift, or oversized tires. My Tacoma is stock in relation to height. Nothing has been done to alter it in any way.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    +1
     
  14. Jan 22, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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    If you read the opening post, you will read the op has a lift. If you didnt have a lift should have said so from the get go instead of trying to defend your self, which made it seem as if you had a lift.

    Wait till the suspension settles out and and see where your lights fall.

    Regardless, dealers can be wrong. Ask me how I know :rolleyes:
     
  15. Jan 22, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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    I'm still trying to figure out what I need to do to my truck to get flashed as much as you guys! All I get is the occasional wave but have yet to see the first pair of knockers (•)(•) :)
     
  16. Jan 22, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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    ^^^^^^^^^^ best post in thread.


    I apologize for any unintentional misleading. I missed that. The flashers still flash. That was the point of my contribution.
     
  17. Jan 22, 2013 at 9:51 PM
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    You just need a Leykis-101 sticker ;)
     
  18. Jan 23, 2013 at 5:29 AM
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    Just ran into the back of the garage, but my brakes are with in specs. So I'll just leave them.



    Sorry, no boobs.
     
  19. Jan 23, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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    ^ brake lights are a different matter buddy, a problem I ,driving a civic, have never had a problem with. But thank you for admitting your driving skills ;)
     
  20. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:14 AM
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    Stock truck here with no flashes. I do think my headlights could be adjusted up a little though. I find myself using high beam alot more on this truck than my previous vehicles.
     
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