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Old 12-16-2006, 02:03 PM   #1
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Adjusting the High Beams.

Anyone know if I can adjust the High beams? I want to move the right one out more to get a wider beam, mine are biased to the left.

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Old 12-17-2006, 06:33 PM   #2
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:33 AM   #3
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I guess I'll just tweak the metal on the bulb. I'm going to angle the bulb to the left, which will move the beam to the right I think

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Old 12-19-2006, 06:54 PM   #4
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Do you have HID's? If so, you can make custom shields for your low beams and aim the high beams accordingly to where you want your highbeams to be placed in conjunction with the low beams.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:49 PM   #5
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Do you have HID's? If so, you can make custom shields for your low beams and aim the high beams accordingly to where you want your highbeams to be placed in conjunction with the low beams.
Yes I do have HID's. Do you mean the shield inside the Bi-Xenon projectors that actually moves like a shutter for the Bi-Xenon hi-beams?
If that is what you're talking about, tell me more! How do I get to them? This was a project I wanted to do when I have some spare time.
My old car had a nice kick up on the far right to help illuminate street signs, pedestrians, etc. Now with the HID's lighting up the front so nicely, it's so dark above the low beam cut off. And since the Bi-Xenon highs are so bright I don't want to use them because of oncoming traffic. So I want to re-shape the "shields" if possible.
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:35 AM   #6
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Yes I do have HID's. Do you mean the shield inside the Bi-Xenon projectors that actually moves like a shutter for the Bi-Xenon hi-beams?
If that is what you're talking about, tell me more! How do I get to them? This was a project I wanted to do when I have some spare time.
My old car had a nice kick up on the far right to help illuminate street signs, pedestrians, etc. Now with the HID's lighting up the front so nicely, it's so dark above the low beam cut off. And since the Bi-Xenon highs are so bright I don't want to use them because of oncoming traffic. So I want to re-shape the "shields" if possible.
If you pull the projectors out of the headlight, unscrew (bolt) the front of the projector off, you can access the cutoff shield. You can dremel part off so that the pattern has the uptick of your old car (mine has it and I love it).
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Old 02-17-2007, 01:49 AM   #7
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Since you have XENON's, this is simple.

Take apart the "guts" of the headlamp on your passenger side. Install washers on the right side of your projector mount to effectively move the beam pattern over to the left, which in turn will effectively move the position of your high beam to the right.

I did this on my Projector46's because the passenger side highbeam was aimed way way way high compared to the drivers side.
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:43 PM   #8
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Ah....
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Simple..

Cool, now when I use the highs it won't all go into the opposing lane..
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