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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:57 pm 
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I upgraded to Philips blue vision, they helped, but now have HIDs, they're f**k awesome. Properly adjusted, no one's given me any hassle (even been pulled over once or twice in the tiem I've had them).

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:20 am 
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data_mine wrote:
I upgraded to Philips blue vision, they helped, but now have HIDs, they're f**k awesome. Properly adjusted, no one's given me any hassle (even been pulled over once or twice in the tiem I've had them).


yeah philips thats the brand i got in mine. like i said definate improvment. worthwhile getting these and seeing how you go.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:11 am 
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i have the same problem, my highbeams are as good as my fathers au lowbeams.

might go hid's, but hoping for a temp solution


i had a mate in my car once, and i was saying how bad the headlights were. he just said to me "thats not too bad, bout the same as my car (180SX)" but then i told him the high beams were on!! :shock:

lifted them up a bit since then, muchos better now. still not very good though

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:58 pm 
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fordjared wrote:
Why dont i just drive around with my high beams on all the time then?


What if u adjusted the beam so it sits like low beam on high beam and use high beam as ure normal headlight beam??
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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:05 pm 
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fordjared wrote:
Why dont i just drive around with my high beams on all the time then?



You can't be really serious about that statement? You are joking aren't you???

BUT, If you are serious, then here is a bit of educational info for you.

The filament used to emit Lo beam on a Halogen bulb in a Parabolic reflector directs the light from the filament to the upper portion of the reflector.
This light is then reflected, according to the shape of the mirror or if you got a multi mirrored reflector, on the ground in front of the vehicle.

A parabolic reflector works like a magnifying glass. Turns the picture upside down and what is on left will be on the right side......

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Here is what happens in the headlight reflector:

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There is no light emitted to the lower portion of the reflector.

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However, when you turn the Hi beam on. The filament emitting Hi beam will emit light to all areas of the reflector and now you have light on the lower portion of the reflector as well, which will be reflecting from the lower portion of the reflector upwards in the air.

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If you drive with your Hi beam on, all the time, even if you lower the beam pattern as much as the adjusters allow, your headlights will still be emitting light to blind oncoming traffic.

Probably one of the main reason for poor quality of light from your headlights is:
1-The vacuum chrome inside your reflectors are damaged and burnt, due to age or use of higher wattage bulbs than the headlights are designed for.
2-The headlight lens is milky or yellowish.
3-The Halogen bulb is not sitting properly in the location is was designed to be.
4-The Halogen bulb is Old and needs to be replaced.
5-You need to adjust the headlights properly to get a better beam spread.
6-You may have a headlight protector. Remove it.
7-The headlights are dirty and need to be washed….. etc. etc.

Hope we don’t see you or anyone else on the roads with your Hi beams on all the time.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:44 pm 
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i think i fall into this catagory...

2-The headlight lens is milky or yellowish.

i polished them up about 5 months ago, never really helped, i think i might just get new headlight housings.

THEN H.I.Ds BWHAHAHAA

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:52 pm 
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yeh what he said, :?

cept i didnt have to be so geeky about it :/

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:45 pm 
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you can always have lights like this guy.

http://www.burntsheep.com/iLights/iLights.wmv
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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:18 pm 
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fomoco wrote:
you can always have lights like this guy.

http://www.burntsheep.com/iLights/iLights.wmv


Lol, would that be good for the electrical system and the car?

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:20 pm 
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rushed wrote:
i think i fall into this catagory...

2-The headlight lens is milky or yellowish.

i polished them up about 5 months ago, never really helped, i think i might just get new headlight housings.

THEN H.I.Ds BWHAHAHAA



You could always make a new clear front lens and replace the old one with.
Just buy some material and do it yorself.
That is, of course if you know how to do it.

Or find someone like a company dealing with acrylic products to do it for you.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:23 pm 
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fomoco wrote:
you can always have lights like this guy.

http://www.burntsheep.com/iLights/iLights.wmv



Am I correct to say that it looks like the lights are responding/dancing to the music?

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:34 pm 
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Or at least programmable.

He would've had to rewire the whole lighting system to get them each working independantly.

I'd imagine he'd be needing new globes frequently.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:58 am 
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mavs19 wrote:
fomoco wrote:
you can always have lights like this guy.

http://www.burntsheep.com/iLights/iLights.wmv



Am I correct to say that it looks like the lights are responding/dancing to the music?


not too sure mavs it didnt come with music.
Looks like it is prgrammable to certain moves.
Thought it looks like he has hid lights (outer ones as they dont "glow" as they go off) which in that case, wouldnt he be shortening the life span of his globes?
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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:03 pm 
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YTMONT wrote:
pfft. go HIDs. no worries, until you get defected.


but i would say go hid's.
Mavs 19 has a vast ammount of knowledge on these and has helped me in setting up hids on my lane
As being defected, i dont know .
how different is it to putting a bull bar on or pig hunting spotties or even mounting a vice on the front.
But if the boys in blue say something have a spare set to swap back..
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