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Icon13 Not happy with HIDs

Got my HIDs put in and just got back from driving around. Nobody brighted me, but im not happy with how bright they are. Figured they would have been brighter on the road. Im not sure if I have them adjusted right but i can only see about 15 to 20 feet. I think I have them adjusted down to far but im not sure. Is there any way to make them brighter? I have 6000k, I think I could see better the halogens better than witht the HID. Also how do you adjust the headlight from side to side. Any ideas or suggestions would be great thanks.
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I would also like to know how to adjust headlights. I can built a 1000hp 5.0 motor but don't know how to adjust headlights. Is there a dyi guide or something?
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what year is your truck?
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...and check your owners manual. It tells how to adjust the headlights

download manuals for free here:

https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/default.asp
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so you adjusted your headlights from stock when you put in the HIDs?? And yeah, they should be a lot further than 20feet....that just isn't safe. And the light isn't bright enough? post some pics. where you buy themfrom? they should be way bright.
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did you touch the bulb?

I dont think your are suppose to
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did you touch the bulb?

I dont think your are suppose to
that wont do anyhting except make it burn out faster. no effect on brightness unless you get it really dirty, in which case it would probably go out really quick
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I'm sure they just need to be adjusted a bit.
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need adjusting, or you messed something up (poor connection)
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Mine was the same exact way. Aim them up some, sooooooo much better. When I drove around with them the first night I was really disappointed, after aiming them up their great.
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No i didnt touch the blubs. Ill try adjusting them up and see what happend. I dont know if the bulb is in their right. I can see like 4 diffrent spots that are brighter than other areas. I think i have the metal peice faceing down. I dont know if that will make a diffrence or not. thatnks for the help
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Wanna post pics of this 'hid kit'?? post a link to what kit you got and where....



little metal thingy that loops around the front, then to the base of the 'bulb' should be towards the ground. The bulbs only fit in the housing one way.

What color temp did you get?

I never had to adjust my lamps with the HID installation, but prior to it, I did adjust them. it's rather a huge pain the butt. UP/DOWN is easy as cake.....takes like a 3/32" socket and the adjuster bolt sticks right up VERY accessable. The two lower studs, thats a whole nother story that involves cussing.
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He said he had 6000k.
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Shane the kit was a xtang or something like that got it off ebay was like $80 and it was a us seller.What kind of pics do you want shane? I could take some tomarrow. Color temp is 6000k Im going to try to adjusting them tomarrow and see what happens. Also the led turn maker is also not as bright. The first time i had them on they were nice and bright now their not bright.. I think I have something wired worng.
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How much glare can I have. Just enough to not have ppl bright me??
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Why didn't you order them from Autoluminate like everyone else on this site? 59.99 and great quality
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I think this is the first dissatisfied HID modder i've ever heard of....


IDK whats wrong with the OP's problems he's having...there shouldn't be any issues what so ever. Other than the eventual needing of the relay harness because of left/right timing issues, and the occasional left fuse or right fuse blowing.
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IDK maybe ill get those and use the ones I have now for the fog lights. IDK
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You can't use the ones you have now for the fogs, the bulb isn't the same.

Try aiming them up, you'll be surprised how big of difference it makes.
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hey trent i was wondering what the web site is for the autoluminent HID's and also im lookin to buy some fogs that go into the front bumper and i was wondering if there are special fog's to make them hid's or is there a kit you put on the stock ones??? im new to the HID world. any help from anyone would be great
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http://stores.ebay.com/AUTOLUMINATE

You just put the kit in the stock fogs. You want the 9145 kit for the fogs and 9007 for the heads.
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I think this is the first dissatisfied HID modder i've ever heard of....


IDK whats wrong with the OP's problems he's having...there shouldn't be any issues what so ever. Other than the eventual needing of the relay harness because of left/right timing issues, and the occasional left fuse or right fuse blowing.
Shane I think once I get the light adjusteted I wont be a dissatisfied HID modder. lol. What kind of relay do I need? And did you cover this in your HID how to??
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Autoluminate? damn those are cheap. and the hold up well?
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Autoluminate? damn those are cheap. and the hold up well?
I haven't had any issues with mine and they have been in for four months or so.
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