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Old 04-23-2007
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I'm getting blinded by traffic...

I've noticed, after more highway driving at night, that I'm getting blinded by traffic coming from behind me.

Some have their brights on, .

Some are those newer modeld head lights.

No matter which mirror I look in, if there is someone with their brights on or those newer modeld lights that are improperly aimed, I get blinded..

Anyone got any tips on how to make it less blinding??

Any tips on legal, highway talk, ways of getting *******s to turn their brights off??

Not to mention those *******s that leave their brights on when coming H/O, thats even worse, esp. on a two lame highway.
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5% rear window tint.. that will solve that problem.
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I find myself having the same problems. What I did for the back was to put in the Explorer auto-dimming mirror, and getting out of the view of my side view mirrors, not the best, but it helps a lot.

As for the people coming head on, I have no clue, put your high beams on them?
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I had the same problems, day or night. Then I got my windows tinted as dark as legally possible and never had that problem again!
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5% rear window tint.. that will solve that problem.
X2. Not even the sun can get you with tint.
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iv had 5% tint all around for the last 6 years.. i love it.. now my tailgate blocks everything
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put some 150watt kc daylighters on the back, and blind them...
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i feel the same way, even being up higher in a truck i still get hit with their lights, and 99% dont have their highs on...

try cleaning the inside of your windsheild... if its all grimey it could be reflecting and making it worse then it really is
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put some 150watt kc daylighters on the back, and blind them...
I actually did that, but with some Nokya 55watt driving lights. Needless to say, I made lots of people back off my tailgate when I felt they were too close!
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I do have in the works 150w kcs out back to blind the bastards. Get a tint...5% or stock privacy. Explorer Autodim. As for on-coming traffic....hids or KC's will take care of them. I hate driving my parent's escort becuase I hate being so low and trucks wit htheir headlite blind the hell out of me.
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5% rear window tint.. that will solve that problem.
Ditto! I just put 5% on my fronts and 20% on my rear windows, works great. I'm wondering if the tint would stick to the sideview mirrors? That could be another idea.

Although, the idea of a super bright light in the back of the truck does sound pretty cool... someone gets too close.. blam! unleash the power of the sun! :p
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I've got lights behind me..

Their pretty bright too for small 55w.

My rear hatch is allready tinted, and difficult enough to see through when dark, (Thus the back up light installation.)

I'll probally have to adjust my mirrors so that they are not reflecting the light into my face.
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As mentioned, heavy tint and/or autodimming rearview. Doesn't help much for the sides though.. But, that's why I have a pretty heavy tint all the way around (cept for windshield, although that is lightly tinted too).

Problem is, even blinding the bastards back doesn't always work either.. Especially oncoming traffic.
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5% tint all the way around will fix that
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iv had 5% tint all around for the last 6 years.. i love it.. now my tailgate blocks everything

yeah i dont have an issue either. lol
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