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Questionable headlight setup??
Posted by: stabac ()
Date: June 17, 2017 06:31PM

I have two 100/90 HID and several 65/50. I want to put the 2 00/90 on the outside and use the 90 circuit for lob] beam only.

Put the 2 65/50 on the inside and use the 50 for hi beam only; both inner and outer will be adjusted properly.

Make sense to anyone other than me, or just plain crazy?

Frank
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Re: Questionable headlight setup??
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 17, 2017 06:53PM

I thought you were using H4 Xenon's?

Anyways you can do anything you want....that doesn't cause others a problem when oncoming, especially the Law!!! gg





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Re: Questionable headlight setup??
Posted by: stabac ()
Date: June 17, 2017 06:59PM

That's part of what I wanted to edit, Matt.
I'll shut down and see if that helps

Frank
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Re: Questionable headlight setup??
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: June 17, 2017 07:10PM

100/90 in low beam will blind oncoming traffic - and get you a ticket.

If you are having trouble seeing at night - maybe you should be checked for cataracts.

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Re: Questionable headlight setup??
Posted by: stabac ()
Date: June 17, 2017 07:17PM

Robert,
Using the 90 circuit as a low beam and aiming it slightly downward and inward as per specs for a lo beam, I'm thinking it won't shine over that much.

I just had my cataracts removed within the last 2 years.

Frank
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Re: Questionable headlight setup??
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: June 17, 2017 07:39PM

You would need one of those old dashioned roll around headlamp Aimee's to get light readings to determine if what you suggest will result in not blinding other drivers. Of course that is just for typical head on approaches. Angle approaches will be blinding no matter where you aim your low beams. That is the problem.thumbs down

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Re: Questionable headlight setup??
Posted by: stabac ()
Date: June 17, 2017 07:57PM

I think I'll just quit trying to reinvent the wheel and put things where they belong.
Worst case scenario I'll just drive only in daylight

Frank
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Re: Questionable headlight setup??
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: June 17, 2017 08:03PM

Use the Silvania Xenon Sealed beams. Bolt in and very bright. Legal. Just make sure all your adjusters are good, you have good ground and have them aimed correctly.

We have a club member who went all technical and inatalled the. Two pice halogens. Ran all neq wire and cut uo headlighr buckets. I pulled up in my rampside with the Sylvania Xenon sealded beams and my "stock" system lit out in front of me bighter, clearer and wider.

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Re: Questionable headlight setup??
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: June 18, 2017 04:58AM

I hi/low beam or fog lamp will often have a black tip, but not always. That's to keep it using only reflected (controlled) light. a high beam bulb does not have a black tip.

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Re: Questionable headlight setup??
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: June 18, 2017 06:00AM

Have you started with the basics and measured the voltage right at the headlight plug? This can make a huge difference in an older car.

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Re: Questionable headlight setup??
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: June 18, 2017 07:50AM

Wire in a relay at the front of the car to get full voltage to the head lights.

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Re: Questionable headlight setup??
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: June 18, 2017 09:17AM

Marco is talking about the Sylvania Xtra Vision. They have a small precentage of Xenon gas added and are brighter than standard Halogen. DO NOT waste you money on the Sylvania "blue" SilverStar - they are junk (run hot) and are not as bright as the Xtra Vision in real world driving (I've tried both).

The Xtravision sealed beams fit the EM buckets and while not as bright as some newer systems, they offer the best illumination for the money.

DO install relays (fuse each side separately) with a dedicated wire BACK to the battery harness and install a ground wire from the headlight socket to the body. The EM headlamp grounding path is not the best. You may be surprised what a difference using relays and better grounds will make.

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