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HIDs in an 06

I've been wanting some improved lighting for quite a while now, I have been against HIDs due to the glaring and have thus planned on purchasing some Silverstar Ultras. However considering that Silverstar Ultras & HID kits are nearly the same price while HIDs are much much brighter its getting harder to justify spending more for less lighting.

After reading a bunch of posts about people not having problems with their HIDs (IE: getting flashed) I came to the conclusion that I'm going to get a set in about a week.

I'm not going to allow myself to knowingly blind people. If I get flashed I will either re-sell them (considering there is a high demand it shouldn't be hard at all which is one of the reasons I'm willing to try this) or get some headlamps that prevent the glare. My question is, what options do I have in regards to glare prevention headlamps?

Also, I was thinking that aiming the lights super low would help.

Current lights shine like so:
- <--- light shines out directly in front of me

With the HIDs if I aim my lights down like so:
/ <--- light shines down (little exaggerated )

Would this help?
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no idea.
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I've heard that adjusting them down a little helps, the only other way would be a retro projector swap...
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Only thing to "cure" the glare, is modding your headlamp housing with a projector from an HID equipped vehicle. Nice used ones from like an infiniti are around $150.

Oneway to reduce the glare is to aim your lights a little downward. I have only been flash twice, but from the same guy on the same street at the same time frame but on a different day. I directly equate this flashing due to my right hand housing being aimed right at the oposing lane. Still need to fix that though.
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it helped some, i haven't been flashed since i adjusted them. but i would rather some projector beams to help with the glare.
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Where did everyone get there HID kits from?
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Dude, chill out. I have HID's in my highbeam/lowbeams, and the fogs of my truck. I also have them in my lowbeams and fogs of my EVO. If you lower the aim down you will not get flashed at. Lower it one turn after you put them in, and continue to lower it one turn each time you realize people are flashing at you. Your nuts if you think it will be easy to mod your headlights to have projectors in. The reason we dont have projector headlights available to purchase is because with 9007 bulbs there is no point.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=56302
This is my old thread with pics of my truck and my lights.
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Dude, chill out.
I am very chill, just asking a question, exploring my options.

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If you lower the aim down you will not get flashed at. Lower it one turn after you put them in, and continue to lower it one turn each time you realize people are flashing at you.
I installed them yesterday, for safe measure I lowered both sides 10 turns. They are pretty darn low. Judging from my test the glare from the HIDs was at a lower level then the stock halogen bulbs main shine, so I'm extremely confident I wont have any problems.
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I installed them yesterday, for safe measure I lowered both sides 10 turns. They are pretty darn low. Judging from my test the glare from the HIDs was at a lower level then the stock halogen bulbs main shine, so I'm extremely confident I wont have any problems.
What I would do if I were you is raise them up a little each time till you get the best level where you can have them as high as possible without getting flashed at. When I installed my HID's in August 07 I still had the factory chrome-looking headlights. I lowered them down just barely enough so that I wasnt getting flashed at. For christmas Santa brought me the black style headlights. I changed the headlights out and I have kept these higher than the old chrome ones because I like seeing the extra distance. Sure I get flashed at from time to time but honestly I really dont care (sorry if I'm being a dick) - I think I might lower them down one turn though. Dont forget my truck is probably even brighter because I have HID fogs too. I lowered them down a few turns. I have a 2003 front bumber and 2003 fogs on my 2004 truck, I know it is adjustable because there is a **** you can turn on the back of the light. Did you do Bixenon lights for your headlights or just the single beams?
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Don't forget that loading the back of your truck up will change the pitch. So if you happen to have a bunch of crap in the back, that could be the cause of an occasional flash.
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LOL, i never put anything in the bed of my truck except groceries. I use it like a car: It's nice though to have a vehicle that I can drive thats not 3 inches off of the ground in the front.

With my other vehicle, I have to be very careful respecting my ride-height.



Adjustable coilovers will do that to you.....
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Did I mention I love my HID's?

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I really like that evo...
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Lets see some pics of your HID? - Keep the flash off if you want a picture like mine.....
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Lets see some pics of your HID? - Keep the flash off if you want a picture like mine.....
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