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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-30-2007, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Getting Flashed

So its night time. I live in a basic City, nothing like the size of Chicago but not Farm Country. I am driving down the road with my normal lights on. No brights, no fog lights, just normal driving lights. And sure enough, some jackass flashes his brights at me.

2 minutes later, It happens again.

In a given night I get flashed about 3 times in a 30 minute drive (usually more).

Does this happen to other people? Is it because we are higher? Are our light naturally brighter?

I really just wanna get roof rack lights so blind these bastards that flash me
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Re: Getting Flashed

hmmm...I haven't noticed that yet. I would say that maybe they were warning you of a smokey sitting running radar...but if get that often. Dunno.

Were you loaded down in the back? Different head light bulbs? ie: SilverStar
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Re: Getting Flashed

I get it too. I noticed that the shorter cars are the one doing it. I'm to tall or are they to short, but there is nothing to be done.
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Re: Getting Flashed

I replaced my low beam bulbs from stock to the sylvania silverstar ultras and I never got flashed before or after the upgrade. I am thinking maybe you had some extra load in your trunk or maybe the angle of the bulbs might be altered slightly higher.
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Re: Getting Flashed

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I really just wanna get roof rack lights so blind these bastards that flash me
That's not very nice. I have never been flashed to dim my lights in my Commander.. Your lights must be too bright or they wouldn't be flashing you like that. Maybe your lights need to be re-aimed or maybe the Smart Beam ain't being so smart and needs to be adjusted.

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Re: Getting Flashed

I put brighter lights (HIR's) in mine. I put out between 40% more light on low beam than stock. I have never been flashed to dim my lights. If they do though, they really ain't gonna like it when i turn on the Highs. BWAHAHAHAHA With those on I'm at 75% more light output.
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Re: Getting Flashed

I have never had the back loaded up, bought the car used with 10k on it and wouldn't assume they have been changed... it sucks! May have to upgrade the highs like red to mess with them
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Re: Getting Flashed

Might just need to get the headlight alignment checked out. I know mine doesn't have smart beam. But I do highly recommend the headlight upgrade too. I took mine out of my Magnum when I traded it off and put them in the Jeep.
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Re: Getting Flashed

Hey Red!! Did you have to do any mods for the HIR bulbs or was it just a simple swap of the stock to HIR? WHat kind did you use and if you can post any pics of the light output.
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Re: Getting Flashed

I did have to mod the tabs on the new Toshiba bulbs so the tabs matched the factory headlight bulbs. Other than that, no. I used Toshiba light bulbs, I'll try to find the info again. I posted it here once but everyone just kept going on and on about how great silverstars are so I gave up. If I can find it, I'll post a link or shot you a PM.

I do not have pics to post, I can just tell you it's further, wider, and brighter. But not annoying to oncoming traffic. Well worth the $90 I spend for all 4 bulbs (purchased on a group buy)

Here's some more info: http://hirheadlights.com/

http://shnu.us/HIR%20Trimming%20Stock.htm

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