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People with HIDs

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by skierpunk, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Oct 27, 2008 at 8:10 PM
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    skierpunk

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    I installed 6000K HID conversion kit in my taco and I'm endless having people flash their brights at me, to the point where it's becoming frustrating to travel at night. It's true, the lights are bright enough to burn the paint off the car in front of me, but it's annoying to have people bright me because I can't bright them back, the HIDs are low beams only, and they are brighter than my high beams.

    Are other people having this problem as well, and if so what are you doing about it? Or did I install my HIDs wrong?
     
  2. Oct 27, 2008 at 8:11 PM
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    Not as many as the 98..
    You probably need to adjust your headlights
     
  3. Oct 27, 2008 at 8:15 PM
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    Adjust the headlights? How or what does that entail.

    Also I'm lifted so that probably isn't helping my cause. I feel bad for people driving infront of me.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    It seems to be a a popular mod in the automotive world, but I can't stand those damned things. I wanted to beat the hell out of somone driving a VW Golf behind me. I was blinded by their lights and could tell it wasn't the high beams. If you can adjust them, please do for the sake of others on the road.

    I know this post was in no way helpful to you and for that I'm sorry.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2008 at 8:27 PM
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    An adjustment might help...Might not.

    An HID conversion kit is a different kind of light. The reflectors in normal headlights are made for less potent lights. Throw HIDs into those relfectors and they are very much stronger and not aimed correctly. Get projector type headlights and it'll remedy for sure...Try and adjust the lights and you might not be blinding folks.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2008 at 10:22 PM
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    I had to turn mine down quite a bit as I felt bad for oncoming vehicles. I will post a diagram.
    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t199139.html
    I used my hand to adjust it. If you use a ratchet I would remove the windshield wiper fluid bottle it is 3 bolts and a rubber gromet, you can leave the plug attached.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2008 at 10:30 PM
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  8. Oct 27, 2008 at 10:31 PM
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    ^ thats better than going to the link above his post.
    Way to go Socal.
     
  9. Oct 27, 2008 at 10:33 PM
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    No prob i have it saved.
     
  10. Oct 27, 2008 at 10:36 PM
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    I still have the cuts on my hand so it is imbeded in my mind but too much description to write here. You the man.
     
  11. Oct 27, 2008 at 11:06 PM
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    Yea you just need to adjust your headlights aim them a little lower. Especially since your lifted your headlights are already much higher than stock. Let us know how that works. I have yet to be flashed and I drive almost every night with oncoming traffic. I aligned them the 2nd day I installed them... Best idea yet lol.
     
  12. Nov 4, 2008 at 8:10 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I took my truck to the dealer this weekend and got my lights adjusted, took them about 15 mins and it was free of charge! I can see much better and the cutoff is where it should be now, however people are still giving me the finger and flashing me. My blulbs don't have the sheilds, does anyone know if that would help or make much of a difference?
     
  13. Nov 4, 2008 at 8:24 PM
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    the shields are for the hi/low beam. im guessin yours is just the low beam?
     
  14. Nov 4, 2008 at 8:32 PM
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    Can you fill me in on what the shield is?
     
  15. Nov 4, 2008 at 9:26 PM
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    I have bixeon blubs but only have HIDs in the lows.
     
  16. Nov 4, 2008 at 9:26 PM
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    The metal part is the sheild...I'm not sure of their exact purpose though.
     
  17. Nov 7, 2008 at 6:33 AM
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    I pmd slim and he said they were to stop the lights from blinding on comming taffic.
     
  18. Nov 7, 2008 at 7:10 AM
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    Honestly if you are BLINDING people I would remove the lights and get something safer. Is the improvement to your night vision worth putting others' lives at risk? Sorry to throw this in but sometimes you, as a responsible truck owner, have to call a shot like that.
     
  19. Nov 7, 2008 at 7:34 AM
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    I'm glad that the readjustment has helped, but I'm with Ridge on this. The plug-n-play HIDs are a good concept, but they don't belong in standard headlights.
     
  20. Nov 7, 2008 at 9:15 AM
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    I personally think it has to do with the bulbs you have and your headlight alignment. If you didn't get the bixenon vs. just the low beams you are going to be missing the shields that the bixenon come with. The bixenon come with the shields to prevent the light from blinding oncoming traffic by creating a cutoff.

    Additionally I might add that I now run the 50w in my headlights and 35w in my fogs. I have honestly NEVER been flashed and mind you that I am lifted on bigger tires. Try to really aim those headlights low since you don't have the shields. If that doesn't help you might want to switch to the bixenon's. Hope this helps.

    Also, I haven't heard any problems with being flashed with my kits so far. It may have to do with quality of the bulbs and design I don't know. Just my .02...
     
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