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Well if modding the actual headlight housing doesn't bother you, it shouldn't be too bad. I just hope light output is good. Couple hours and it'll be dark here. Then I'll post again with the results.
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Well I just came inside. It's almost completely dark outside. The lights don't glare anywhere near as much as they used to. Light output is relatively uniform (for an HID in a reflector housing) and high and low beams are noticeably different.

I had previously aimed the headlights down to decrease glare for oncoming drivers. Now I had to re-aim them to achieve proper light output. They are probably aimed slightly down from factory now instead of as far down as the adjustment screw would allow.

Still no pictures as I'm freezing and I want it to be fully dark first.
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Definitely want to see the pics!
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Enjoy. Picture 1 is low. Picture 2 is low. Picture 3 is high. I don't have any on-road pictures because I didn't want to drive anywhere.

Another day this week I'll get some shots that show how far they reach and their brightness.

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Let us know how it works long term. I may pick it up in a month or so.
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Did you get the bubbles moved?
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Those are bright as hell. I need to get some of them!!
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Did you get the bubbles moved?
Yes. The bulbs are vertical now and there isn't any stupid glare anymore.

They are rather bright. I really need to get them on the road to see how they light it up on brights.
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Thoes look awesome. I love that your able to keep the hi-beams. I may just pay extra and get this set so I can keep hi-beams.
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how did you get them vertical? I'm liking those man, bet they don't wobble like the telescopic kits do
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No wobble at all. I'll have to take my headlight housing back out sometime and take pictures, but it was too cool when I was doing it. Basically a 9007 has three alignment posts. I ground two off from inside the housing. It allows the bulb to be rotated in three different positions, but also makes sure the bulb cannot rotate freely. It'll still work fine with factory bulbs too.

As far as durability, they haven't had issues yet. The way I mounted the ballasts shouldn't pose issues either. The pictures clearly show that the difference between hi and low is significant.
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crap, now I'm gonna be buying another HID kit soon, lol
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We were lucky enough to get some fog tonight thanks to warm temperatures and snow on the ground. These pictures show light output and where the beam is directed. Low is the first picture and high is the second.

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Wow huge difference
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Is that good or bad Trent? I'm satisfied with the kit now that I modded their location in the housing.
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high beam is meant to be high, thats a good thing!
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Well if it's any consolation, it lights up a barn about an 1/8 mile away. And close range is good too.

EDIT: Once the snow melts, I'll get a good picture. Where I'm parked the barn is directly in front of me. I can see it clearly with my highs on, but you can't see that in the picture because of the fog.
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Yeah good thing, I didn't think the height of the beam would change that much.
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I didn't take pictures of the previous set up because it was embarrassing. Now I'm pretty proud of how the light is output and the fact that it doesn't glare anywhere near what it did.

Before the light would glare halfway up my barn on low beam. It was terrible. Now it's nice and uniform.
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Looks great Tyler! Makes me consider modding my headlights etc!
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Ok, I'm sold, Those are like daylight on high!
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Well I finally did some night driving. I'm very very impressed with this kit now that I modded their position in the housing. Highs reach really far and have a pretty good beam up close as well. Low beams have pretty good distance and are very bright.

Overall, it's a great system. Now I'll just have to see how durable/reliable it is.
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Well last night I had the privilege of driving through a very wooded area. Oak Opening/Maumee State Forest. On the high beams, you can see easily everything around you. I had a friend following me in his Ranger and he said he could see better with my lights than he could with his own.

Light output is truly amazing and I don't get flashed anymore. Still working flawlessly.
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Glad to hear there doing good. When it comes time for HIDs I will have to keep these in mind.
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when I get paid in 2 weeks I wanna get one of those kits!
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