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Old 06-07-2011, 12:51 AM
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Just recently installed some HIDs (55W 6K) and every Tom, Dick, and Harry keep flashing the $h1t outta me. (Big rigs too) I have adjusted the light beams down as far as I can without any luck. My truck is only lifted 2.5 sittin on 35s. The HID lighting is freakin awesome but the flashing is killing me. Anybody else have this issue? (Bigger Trucks)
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:01 AM
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I have that issue with regular lights and a 6" lift. Just flash em back and keep driving. lol
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Just flash them back to see that they can get even brighter... But no, I don't have that issue. Probably because gangs were going around with their lights off and who ever flashed them would be murdered... So no one flashes anymore. lol
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Just recently installed some HIDs (55W 6K) and every Tom, Dick, and Harry keep flashing the $h1t outta me. (Big rigs too) I have adjusted the light beams down as far as I can without any luck. My truck is only lifted 2.5 sittin on 35s. The HID lighting is freakin awesome but the flashing is killing me. Anybody else have this issue? (Bigger Trucks)
I wound up getting rid of mine for the exact same reason. Went to an upgraded harness with silverstars.

The only sure way to avoid this is to get a good quality kit using projector lamps MADE for hids. Regular headlight housings made for halogens just scatter too much light to be used well with hids.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:56 AM
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Yep. I put them in the fog lights too and I can't even run them they are so bright!
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Do a proper HID retrofit with projectors designed for HID lighting. Why people put HID's into Halogen reflectors is beyond me. Just stupid and dangerous

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i have them in mine and love them. our headlight housings have a little adjustment screw thing that resembles a torx bit at the top. you either need the socket to fit it or a adjustable or just use pliers. i believe clockwise is down, counterclockwise is up. give that a try

the only time i really get flashed is if im coming over a hill and someone is coming up so my lights shine up. but with all lights in that situation blind the opposite person. but im polite with it, if im sitting at a up hill traffic light and blinding someone i will just run my fog lights. hell, if i just run my fog lights they do just about as good as the halogen headlights haha my dad runs hid's in his foglights and halogens in his fog lights on his 6.4. he loves them and says its the perfect amount of light and he never gets flashed.
just fyi, let us know if you adjusting them help( ps this is on 05-07 headlights) i dont know if 03-04 have adjustment
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:17 AM
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Do a proper HID retrofit with projectors designed for HID lighting. Why people put HID's into Halogen reflectors is beyond me. Just stupid and dangerous

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Find a good looking set of projectors and people might just do that.
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Find a good looking set of projectors and people might just do that.
Exactly! I've been looking around at projector lights and they all look like crap. It's a SuperDuty truck not a little ricer car! If they actually made some decent looking projectors that didn't cost an arm and a leg I'm sure many people would jump on picking up a pair.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:41 AM
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You don't buy aftermarket housings with projectors in them like those you find on ebay. You buy the actual projectors used by OEMs, and retrofit them into your OEM housings.

This video is part 1 of 4. Start of the whole process:

You buy the parts at places like this: HID Projectors from The Retrofit Source Inc

And before everybody starts jumping on the "OMG, it's so expensive bandwagon..." stop and assess what you've spent over the years on exhaust or other widgetry. It's really not all that bad once you realize the gains you'll realize once you have lighting of this caliber.
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