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Old 02-21-2013, 03:22 PM
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Re: New Hid kit 6k 55w

I actually have the ebay projectors ive been trying to get rid of lol. one of the projectors actually broke inside the housing lol. Once you put them on you are going to hate how little light actually come out of them. And it takes forever to aim those ones (cold nights for hours lol).

I originally did not hook up the halos or leds. They look pretty cool but when the low beam is on you can hardly see them on, definitely cant see them during the day.

Mike- your HID's look fine if anything just lower the left side a little bit but you are definitely not blinding anyone. When in doubt just lower them a little more. backup 25 feet the top of the beam should be two inches lower then the height of the projector off the ground. That's for projectors though. Good Luck.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:45 PM
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I actually have the ebay projectors ive been trying to get rid of lol. one of the projectors actually broke inside the housing lol. Once you put them on you are going to hate how little light actually come out of them. And it takes forever to aim those ones (cold nights for hours lol).

I originally did not hook up the halos or leds. They look pretty cool but when the low beam is on you can hardly see them on, definitely cant see them during the day.

Mike- your HID's look fine if anything just lower the left side a little bit but you are definitely not blinding anyone. When in doubt just lower them a little more. backup 25 feet the top of the beam should be two inches lower then the height of the projector off the ground. That's for projectors though. Good Luck.


If all else fails , I will reinstall the factory housings ... being its a brand name kit ( like spyder or Aztec) I am hoping not to have a issue. I will do a write up once they get here as well
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:07 PM
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Re: New Hid kit 6k 55w

What you want to look at when taking wall shots of headlights are the "squirrel spotters". They are only meant for halogen bulbs though. When you pull up to a wall, you can see a small area above the cutoff (both halogen reflector housings and halogen projector housings) glow. It's by far not as bright as the headlight beam but it's there. This allows some of the light to project higher to see road signs as they are obviously higher in height off the ground than the headlights.

This is "THE" problem when throwing in HID bulbs into the housing. While with the lower output halogen light bulbs are throwing the right amount of light upward, throwing in HID bulbs into the same housing almost triples the light output in that area. In the halogen projector, it's usually a slit in the cutoff shield for the low beam and the reflector housing is just angled for it. All it takes is a noticeable glow in the spotter area to equal "glaring" for oncoming drivers.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:18 PM
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I actually have the ebay projectors ive been trying to get rid of lol. one of the projectors actually broke inside the housing lol. Once you put them on you are going to hate how little light actually come out of them. And it takes forever to aim those ones (cold nights for hours lol).

I originally did not hook up the halos or leds. They look pretty cool but when the low beam is on you can hardly see them on, definitely cant see them during the day.

Mike- your HID's look fine if anything just lower the left side a little bit but you are definitely not blinding anyone. When in doubt just lower them a little more. backup 25 feet the top of the beam should be two inches lower then the height of the projector off the ground. That's for projectors though. Good Luck.
Yeah thanks! I lowered them so I dont blind anyone. I might have to level them alittle. But all in all I like them.

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Re: New Hid kit 6k 55w

I inverted the colors. You see how the projector housing meant for a halogen bulb as a poor spread of the HID bulb:




And here, you can clearly see way too much light wash upward:

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Re: New Hid kit 6k 55w

I completely understand this. I have been blinded by those with HIDs not aimed low enough or just not amied at all , esp. In lifted jeeps or trucks.

I plan to try to limit the amount of Glare by diffusing it at the point above the cut-off line On the factory housing while also dropping the cut off area down a bit . so that the "squirrel spotter" area will be less.

we used to do this with lights on the sides of commerical buildings so that they would not shine as brightly ( or directly) in residential areas.

some times we would paint the reflector or paint the inside of the lens. I can not do that so I have a different Idea as to how to do this . It may work... It may not, either way its a Idea I would like to try .

as for the ones I just ordered , all I can do is give you the info on them and see what happens when they get here ( they are made by spyder auto )
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Re: New Hid kit 6k 55w

Ok so the first test ... I will get a better pic tonight at the same wall and as close to the same distance as yesterday but for now here is what we have
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Re: New Hid kit 6k 55w

after a small adjustment on the leveling

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Re: New Hid kit 6k 55w

You're blinding the crap out of people with that setup. Glad I don't live near you.

There's some real easy to retrofit projectors on the market now, if you want HIDs, do the rest of us a favor, just pony up and install those.
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You're blinding the crap out of people with that setup. Glad I don't live near you.

There's some real easy to retrofit projectors on the market now, if you want HIDs, do the rest of us a favor, just pony up and install those.
wow....In other words Spyder you cant please everyone.
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wow....In other words Spyder you cant please everyone.
True, lol. Not overly concerned about it. Lol.
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Re: New Hid kit 6k 55w

For those that are wondering what I did.

since a single point of light is brighter on the eye the a defused point . I found where the cut off point was then Installed etching vinyl on the points just above that . This way the Glare area above the cutoff was defused or softened .

I need to try to make it look neat on a round lens but on a square lens like the wk2's it should blend right into the lens .

I had to readjust the lights a bit because at first attempt ,I had the right light hitting about 2' closer to the jeep then the left .
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