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well i have them with out projectors, and im not going to lie the glare is pretty bad, and i know i **** alot of people off with them...i always have someone flashing there high beams at me, but until some law comes out saying i have to take them out, they are staying in
Or at least until you blind someone and they cross the centerline, removing your pretty hids in a million shattered pieces.
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so do they make projector headlights for our trucks so we get the full benifit of the HID? i hate getting blinded while driving so ill probally just get some normal halogen lights that are brighter than factory and then some fog/driving lights in the bumper for added light
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well i have them with out projectors, and im not going to lie the glare is pretty bad, and i know i **** alot of people off with them...i always have someone flashing there high beams at me, but until some law comes out saying i have to take them out, they are staying in
Do you have them pointed all the way down?
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oh...forgot about having to be registered to read at hidplanet. Read the other 2 then...you dont have to register to read there.

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Do you have them pointed all the way down?
I really dont think it matters...its still going to scatter light everywhere...unless you have projectors.

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Do you have them pointed all the way down?
i adjusted them down as much as a could
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I really dont think it matters...its still going to scatter light everywhere...unless you have projectors.
Hrmm alright. I ask because I read all these posts from HID users who say they have their headlights pointed all the way down and have never been flashed.
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I see fine with the light my stock headlights put out. I may get some white bulbs but thats it. If I want more lighting I will buy some offroad lights. I already get high beamed with my stock headlights but they do need to be adjusted.
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Hrmm alright. I ask because I read all these posts from HID users who say they have their headlights pointed all the way down and have never been flashed.
yeah i aimed them down because right after i put them in i was driving behind someone and my lights went right thorugh there back window and i could see it in their rearview mirror...but i still get flashed from time to time by on-comming traffic
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^^^ cant please everyone.
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and when your coming at me in the oncoming lane, i will ride that center line and make your *** move over. your obvious disregard for others safety at night is shameful.
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and when your coming at me in the oncoming lane, i will ride that center line and make your *** move over. your obvious disregard for others safety at night is shameful.
and im not gonna move over...you, just like everyone else b***chin about HID's will just have to deal with it until they make us remove them
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i have never been flashed after i got my lights re adjusted at the local inspection shop and i have driven towards my truck in a honda accord and it was not bad at all just stands out from the others with the color.

i have never been pulled over, flashed, or fingered, even a couple cops have asked me where i got them??

sry i'm such a gerk i know :)
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i got 12k in mine, they pass
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maybe there just leagal in New England?
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This is where the motor vehicle laws are kinda stupid. First things first, it is a state-by-state thing. These laws are not universal, regional, or consistent. Connecticut is different from New York is different from Vermont, etc etc.

There are federal regulations that cover the manufacture of the vehicle from Ford and certain repair facilities. Once you own it, those federal regulations no longer apply to you and you are bound by your state laws. Some states did the logical thing and mirrored the federal regulations. But most state's motor vehicle laws are out-dated and make very little sense. They often contradict each other.

Most states have some form of a law that involves failure to dim lights or having the lights too high or too bright. If it is causing a major hazard, you are a sitting duck.

I will leave you with this simple statement.

Just because the law doesn't state "You can't put HID's in your headlights", doesn't mean there is no law prohibiting being stupid with them.
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and when your coming at me in the oncoming lane, i will ride that center line and make your *** move over. your obvious disregard for others safety at night is shameful.

i dont think riding the center lane is a better approach.. i know if you did that to me while im on my bike as i ALWAYS ride with my high beams on and you caught me on a bad night, id turn around and come by and knock ur mirror off or put a dent in your door then hit the highway and you would never see me again... ya i know its wrong and id hate for someone to do it to me... but id consider that threatening my life....
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do you not think blinding oncomming traffic is serious??
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no not really. its just like when the sun is setting and your driving into it... you cant do anything about it... ya flick your lights incase the person left their lights on.. but when im on my bike.. id rather have you see my hi-beams than not see my lows and hit me....
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You have an interesting outlook on this. I hope when you learn the hard way, it doesn't hurt someone else.
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i have a different outlook on everything in life ha, and i am aware of both sides, and i can understand problems that could be caused by a glare or a light in the eye at night. i dont know about other people but my eyes adjust quick to changes in lighting...

but back to the HID thread...
are there Projector assemblys for the rangers(07 in my case) or will it have to be a custom job like the one going on in the how to/projects section?
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and when your coming at me in the oncoming lane, i will ride that center line and make your *** move over. your obvious disregard for others safety at night is shameful.
Who lit the fuse on your tampon? You f**kin guys get wound up over HID's if it was an immedite safety threat, #1 they wouldnt sell them #2 youde get bagged

Thatll make accident reconstruction very easy then , Driver crossed center line, drunk...or stupid, or pissy because someones got bright lights?
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Who lit the fuse on your tampon? You f**kin guys get wound up over HID's if it was an immedite safety threat, #1 they wouldnt sell them #2 youde get bagged
THANK YOU!!!
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projectors are the only way to go. You can put some SAE/DOT Hella 90mm low beam projectors in your bumper and run them all the time w/o pissing folks off. (and it's legal)

did that on my jeep............for headlights


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Where did you get those from and how much do they set you back?
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