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Old 11-05-2010, 08:14 PM   #31
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ya their are a few around here that bright light me regardless, f---em i'll hit the with the kc's lol

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Old 11-05-2010, 08:23 PM   #32
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your not really that much higher. figure your 6 inches taller than stock, that's the same as any pickup truck.

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Old 11-05-2010, 08:36 PM   #33
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Jeeps do have naturally bright lights compared to a lot of vehicles (probably due to being higher than a lot of cars on the roads)...I'm occasionally flashed on back roads at night. I just flash my brights and they usually leave it alone. My buddy who owned a YJ said he would get flashed fairly often as well.

You also have to realize that people's eyes are all different sensitivity-wise and when you drive a vehicle with lights that are fairly bright compared to others...people just mistake them for being brights. I know I occasionally flash my lights at a car with the new HIDs only to realize when they flash their brights that those ARE their low beams. lol

The main thing is...if you think your headlights are out of aim, check them and adjust the aim as necessary. If people flash you, flash them back so they know you aren't just being an ass. Most will go, "Whoops" and leave it be...and occasionally someone will decide to make it a point to blind you as they get closer...and those are what high-powered long range lights were designed for
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Or..... Dare I say it ... Some people are just morons! Gasp! I've had my lights checked twice now in 3 months because peeps kept flashing me. They shine where they are supposed to, some lights are just brighter than others and some morons can't tell the difference
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I run 55w 600k HID's in my 05 f-150 headlights and fog lights. I get flashed allll the time. A cop flashed me once. I also grounded out the relay so that when i turn on my brights my fog lights stay on. I can see everything.
If you are constantly getting flashed by other drivers, then your fogs are NOT aimed correctly.

If your headlights and/or fog lights are aimed correctly, you will not get flashed.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:17 PM   #36
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If you are constantly getting flashed by other drivers, then your fogs are NOT aimed correctly.

If your headlights and/or fog lights are aimed correctly, you will not get flashed.
Dammit. What do I adjust them to? What standard?
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Drop by your local body shop and have them give give it a shot. .
There are headlight aiming devices that they put on them when adjusting so that they are nice and even and properly aimed.

If you Google "how to adjust headlights" there is a plethora of information out there on how to do it. Even some You Tube videos.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:33 PM   #38
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ya their are a few around here that bright light me regardless, f---em i'll hit the with the kc's lol

Yea... and it's going to be funny as hell when you hit the KCs on a cop and he writes you a ticket for it!
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Yea... and it's going to be funny as hell when you hit the KCs on a cop and he writes you a ticket for it!
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Yea... and it's going to be funny as hell when you hit the KCs on a cop and he writes you a ticket for it!
If the cop bright lighted him first, that ticket will be real easy to fight...unless he just flashed his as a signal to turn his lights down and then he kicked the KCs on (which is a dumb move). But if the cop kicks his brights on and leaves em, he is also breaking the law blinding the driver who he feels is blinding him.
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Dammit. What do I adjust them to? What standard?
Google is your friend.

How to aim headlights: http://www.coolbulbs.com/HID-VISUAL-...-PROCEDURE.pdf

How to aim foglights: How to Aim Fog Lights | eHow.com

Very simple instructions from KC Hilites here: http://www.kchilites.com/wp-content/.../1130-1133.pdf

Also, auxiliary light aiming instructions from Tire Rack here: Lighting Tech - Proper Auxiliary Light Aiming

In any event, your headlights, fog lights, and/or auxiliary driving lights SHOULD NOT BLIND OTHER DRIVERS! Please do us all a favor and get your lights aimed properly so we aren't blinded by your lights.

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Google is your friend.

How to aim headlights: http://www.coolbulbs.com/HID-VISUAL-...-PROCEDURE.pdf

How to aim foglights: How to Aim Fog Lights | eHow.com

Very simple instructions from KC Hilites here: http://www.kchilites.com/wp-content/.../1130-1133.pdf

Also, auxiliary light aiming instructions from Tire Rack here: Lighting Tech - Proper Auxiliary Light Aiming

In any event, your headlights, fog lights, and/or auxiliary driving lights SHOULD NOT BLIND OTHER DRIVERS! Please do us all a favor and get your lights aimed properly so we aren't blinded by your lights.

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Thanks for those links...been searching for a good resource for aiming my driving lights. I've got some Hella 500s on my bumper and was getting flashed a lot so I've only been using them as/with my brights.

Edit: And neeeeevermind...just read the link, didn't realize they're meant as an aid to the BRIGHTS. Guess that's how they'll be staying then. lol
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:54 PM   #43
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how about this jack@$$ on the road coming towards you with his lights on??
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I sure wouldn't want to run into that guy, course from the looks of it, we won't be driving on the same road - lol.

It is very important to have your headlights aimed correctly -- I like to be courteous to other drivers, especially fellow jeepers!!
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how about this jack@$$ on the road coming towards you with his lights on??

That is just crazy!
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What a waste of a good Jeep.
I have to laugh at that itty bitty rope wrapped around the front bumper.


I did that to my grandson's PowerWheels Jeep so he would have a winch like Gramma.
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:03 AM   #47
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lucky me

lucky me im a reserve officer here in my community, i know all the city,county, and state in the area. for shits and giggles i'll kc them and they will red and blue me and we will go on our marry little way, lol.. don't get me wrong it just takes that one to bust me haha
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Maybe I'm crazy, but in most states, there are laws stating where the headlights should be aimed at, measured from a parked location on level ground. Usually done by using a wall or garage door to measure the elevation of the center of the lighting. If you're getting flashed, this means you're blinding people, and even if they avert their eyes right to keep from being blinded, you've just trashed their night vision that would have allowed them to see and avoid Bambi 10 seconds after they passed you.

If that doesn't make you want to aim your lights right, try thinking about the fines you could get. High beams, go ahead and make 'em bright as hell, but the low beams need to be according to strict regulations so you don't blind other people.
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Interesting thread. Let me ask a related question:

I discovered last night that if I activate my High beams - short of actually turning them on, but by holding the "flash-to-pass" feature on steadily - that both the High and Low beams will be on simultaneously, and I noticed a remarkable improvement in visibility over either the Highs or Lows alone. I'd like to have that feature available when the Highs are turned on (so I don't have to hold it by hand, y'know?).

Anybody know how to make this happen?

And before anyone gets all pissy and self-righteous about how dangerous this is and how I'm being inconsiderate, I'm VERY considerate and don't use the Brights at all with other traffic on the road! I just want the best visibility I can get when I need it without having to go out and buy replacement lights. Otherwise my next step is to replace the bulbs with bulbs of a higher intensity that probably WILL be disturbing to other drivers.

Thanks in advance.
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I have hella headlamps and after market cheap fogs. I thought when I had my factory lights in I Couldnt SEE anything when I was driving so I did a small upgrade not much better but better then barely seeing anything. if you have after market fogs you can aim the beam down by turning them on and aiming at the garage to adjust them. I think in general people are just mean when driving ( in Michigan anyways) My boyfriend has really bright blue lights HIDS?? But I see newer cars with them all the time and he can see almost across a freeway. but then again in a defense plea I don't stare at oncoming lights and if a cars coming on a dirt road I'll turn my fogs off for them to be nice . I always wanna drive by the person big nice lights to see haha.
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I love being flashed - I wish it would happen more often. Especially if she's cute!
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Interesting thread. Let me ask a related question:

I discovered last night that if I activate my High beams - short of actually turning them on, but by holding the "flash-to-pass" feature on steadily - that both the High and Low beams will be on simultaneously, and I noticed a remarkable improvement in visibility over either the Highs or Lows alone. I'd like to have that feature available when the Highs are turned on (so I don't have to hold it by hand, y'know?).

Anybody know how to make this happen?

And before anyone gets all pissy and self-righteous about how dangerous this is and how I'm being inconsiderate, I'm VERY considerate and don't use the Brights at all with other traffic on the road! I just want the best visibility I can get when I need it without having to go out and buy replacement lights. Otherwise my next step is to replace the bulbs with bulbs of a higher intensity that probably WILL be disturbing to other drivers.

Thanks in advance.
KC Hilites make a kit called a Quad Beam Conversion Kit (#6314) for this purpose. It allows the low beam filaments and high beam filaments to both stay on when the high beams are activated. I have installed this kit on a 1999 Chevy Van, 2002 Wrangler, and 2006 Wrangler. Easy installation and it works great.

Instructions for the KC Hilites kit are here on the bottom of this page:

Jeep Wrangler TJ Fog Lights. Enable Their Use With High Beams

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I believe that many lighting retrofits are illegal. Even when the y are marked DOT or 50 states approved. If it is just a lamp, it needs to be "approved" in the target reflector. Even if it is the whole assembly, the manufacturer is responsible for doing the test, not DOT. They are required to test to DOT specs.

If really bright lights were OK, bright and dim lights would not be required.

and if only 1 out of every 100,000 vehicles you approach has a wreck, that is one to many.
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"""""my lights hit the other drivers right in the shiners which I think is hilarious"""""

You may think it's funny, until you get someone or yourself killed.
Drunks tend to aim toward bright lights. That could lead to a head-on collision.

When you blind the other driver and they can't see the road to avoid you ---.

Time to become an adult.
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Someone didn't get their coffee this morning... Haha
Neither did someone else... *cough* that post is a month old *cough*
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Neither did someone else... *cough* that post is a month old *cough*
Haha that it is! My bad!
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Thank you...I already made this mod. It enables the Fogs to stay on with either the High or Low beam headlights. I'm trying to find a way to keep both the High and Low beams on the Headlights on at the same time. With luck, that mos should be just as easy. Appreciate the feedback, though.

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KC Hilites make a kit called a Quad Beam Conversion Kit (#6314) for this purpose. It allows the low beam filaments and high beam filaments to both stay on when the high beams are activated. I have installed this kit on a 1999 Chevy Van, 2002 Wrangler, and 2006 Wrangler. Easy installation and it works great.

Instructions for the KC Hilites kit are here on the bottom of this page:

Jeep Wrangler TJ Fog Lights. Enable Their Use With High Beams

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Thank you...I already made this mod. It enables the Fogs to stay on with either the High or Low beam headlights. I'm trying to find a way to keep both the High and Low beams on the Headlights on at the same time. With luck, that mos should be just as easy. Appreciate the feedback, though.
That's exactly what the KC Hilites #6314 kit does. It allows the high beam HEADLIGHT filaments and the low beam HEADLIGHT filaments to stay on at the same time, when the bright headlights are turned on. The #6314 kit has nothing to do with the fogs.

KC Hilites says it is for GM vehicles, but it works great on Wranglers. I installed it on my 2002 & 2006 Wrangler.

And yes, it a very easy mod.



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