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Old 07-13-2011, 06:57 AM
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Default Re: Super bright headlights - safety issues

This is why I haven't bought HID's, they are difficult to aim.

I'd love the retrofit projectors so they'll have a proper cutoff.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:57 AM
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First off I don't have any problem whatsoever with the fancy halo, projector, or other custom type headlights to make your truck look the way you like it. In fact I'm thinking of upgrading the plain factory lights 'cuz the lenses are sorta yellow anyway and I like the euro look a lot. Also, no problem with super-bright offroad lights as long as they are used offroad only.

My problem is with unthinking jerks with super-bright headlights that blind oncoming drivers. So many of these headlights out there these days, and many times I'm totally blinded by oncoming vehicles especially on 2-lane or narrow country roads. Of course the first thing you think of is turn on your own brights to 'get even' with the guy, but that's pretty stupid 'cuz then you have both drivers blinded, which doubles the chances of a head-on collision. So I just slow down and try to stay in my lane, but it's still freakin' dangerous and totally uncalled for. It's a safety hazard any way you look at it.

So what are your thoughts/comments on this issue?
It bothers me too AND when people don't use their blinkers bothers me ALOT! But, alas, I give me road rage to Jesus and let him deal with it
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:11 AM
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I always had a problem with it working 2nd shift, thats why I bought hid's, they are brighter than anyone elses, but I aimed them down alot
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:17 AM
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it bothers me too and when people don't use their blinkers bothers me alot! But, alas, i give me road rage to jesus and let him deal with it :d
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Because of geniuses like you who do live close to me.

Look, just put the kneejerk reaction aside for a moment and think. You have a vehicle coming at you at 50-60 mph that is blinding you. Your 'solution' is to blind them too, increasing the chances of a head-on collision by 100%. Then you decide to go around blinding everyone because... well, that part doesn't make any sense.

Do you think that becoming one of the people you're bitchin' about is contributing to the solution or the problem?
So you think its alright for people to drive around with there brights on. Wonderful.....
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:36 AM
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I love my HIDs
Never had any problems since I lifted my truck an extra 3" in back
(aiming lights lower )

I dislike it when people are driving around in the rain
With NO lights on/ or only DLR front lights





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It bothers me too AND when people don't use their blinkers bothers me ALOT! But, alas, I give me road rage to Jesus and let him deal with it

I prayed for patience... I think that might of been a mistake to do!
Now I get the nuts driving in front of me!
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:56 AM
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So you think its alright for people to drive around with there brights on. Wonderful.....
I think maybe YOU'RE the one that is blind. Nowhere in his response did he say people should drive around with their brights on. He said the opposite, pointing out that people like you who intentionally blind other drivers are a problem.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:18 AM
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I dislike it when people are driving around in the rain
With NO lights on/ or only DLR front lights
No lights. Driving a Gray car.

My Wife's '08 Saturn VUE has DLR's.
One dark rainy day I was driving, and she saw me physically turn the headlights on.
"Why are you doing that?" She Asked.
"Because, I want to be sure I have tail lights on also." Was my reply.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:27 AM
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Drives me insane, too many people are obsessed with their HID's. Keep going to the highest number. Personally i have stock bulbs and hate the way the yellow looks, i want to get silver stars as much as HID people hate them, they are not as bright
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:31 AM
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No lights. Driving a Gray car.
X2! Also when people put their flashers on when it's pouring. Correct me if I am wrong but this makes absolutely no sense to me. It makes vehicles look as if they are closer/further away than they are especially if their flashers are red like their brakes. Tail lights alone do the job just fine.

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Old 07-13-2011, 09:54 AM
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I think maybe YOU'RE the one that is blind. Nowhere in his response did he say people should drive around with their brights on. He said the opposite, pointing out that people like you who intentionally blind other drivers are a problem.
Thank you for the insults.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:21 PM
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Default Re: Super bright headlights - safety issues

Where? I merely pointed out that everything you claimed was the complete opposite of reality and perhaps you had a problem seeing it. The entire topic is about BLINDING people afterall. Though I'm not surprised you chose to deflect that reality with a failed attempt at changing the subject.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:30 PM
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Default Re: Super bright headlights - safety issues

I have my HID's, 6000K, in stock housing, and pointed up. I have never been flashed. I don't think they are that bad, compared too new cars.

I get flashed at more in my mom's 2005 Scion tC, with stock bulbs. New cars just have better lighting.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:35 PM
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It isn't a matter of new vs old or stock vs aftermarket. If the lights are causing visual impairment to oncoming traffic or the traffic in front of you, then they are aimed to high. it doesn't matter if it just rolled off the lot or you just modified everything yourself. New or old, factory or aftermarket.

Also, "nobody has ever flashed me" doesn't mean they aren't too high. It just means nobody has expressed their annoyance to you yet. You're best bet is to properly align them then get in another car and drive passed your truck to test it.

And also, putting heavy loads in the back of ANY vehicle will cantilever the nose up causing the lights to be out of alignment.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:38 PM
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I think maybe YOU'RE the one that is blind. Nowhere in his response did he say people should drive around with their brights on. He said the opposite, pointing out that people like you who intentionally blind other drivers are a problem.
Thanks.

I think he just can't answer my question (are you contributing to the solution or the problem) without admitting he was wrong so he tried to put words in my mouth to avoid looking foolish... and ended up looking more foolish.
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:45 PM
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It isn't a matter of new vs old or stock vs aftermarket. If the lights are causing visual impairment to oncoming traffic or the traffic in front of you, then they are aimed to high. it doesn't matter if it just rolled off the lot or you just modified everything yourself. New or old, factory or aftermarket.

Also, "nobody has ever flashed me" doesn't mean they aren't too high. It just means nobody has expressed their annoyance to you yet. You're best bet is to properly align them then get in another car and drive passed your truck to test it.

And also, putting heavy loads in the back of ANY vehicle will cantilever the nose up causing the lights to be out of alignment.
Good point, I have never thought of that!
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