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Old 05-04-2013, 01:59 AM   #1
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Horrible smoked headlights light output

Is it just me? Or do the smoked headlights have horrible light output? I got the car with smoked lights already so I'm not sure what they look like new. Any suggestions for getting better light? I almost pooed my pants earlier because there was a cop in front of me and I thought my lights weren't on haha first picture is normal lights and second is hi-beams
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:03 AM   #2
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here's the only good way to fix that

DDM Tuning 35W and 55W HID Kits
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here's the only good way to fix that

DDM Tuning 35W and 55W HID Kits
Which wattage would you recommend?

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And also what else should be ordered from DDM? I don't play around much with my lights, it's not my territory lol
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when i ran smoked i needed 55w's to really make it worth it. eventually i went back to oem housings. as for what else you need just whats in the kit.
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Ill get 55w then. Thanks what about bulb and color? I read on some other posts that 6k is good. And I won't need harness or brackets right?
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i like 6k's...as for harness some people need the relay kit in the end to keep flickering from occuring and some never do. i know i didn't with my 55w's...brackets are up to you. you can either build your own or buy them.
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bulb is 9007 btw...your choice if you want just a low beam or high and low beam
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Okay thanks man. Just ordered the 55w 6000k bulbs with brackets. Total came up to around $60 ill post pictures when they get here and before and after pictures
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Idk why yours are illuminatinf so poorly. My lows are better than your highs haha.

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Idk why yours are illuminatinf so poorly. My lows are better than your highs haha.
Illuminating*.
And yeah some hids should fix it though.
Im thinking of getting some myself.
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Those hids will surely fix the problem
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Hopefully haha ill keep you guys updated. For the $60 bucks they're worth, I better get some decent lighting
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That's how mine where until I got hid
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Hopefully haha ill keep you guys updated. For the $60 bucks they're worth, I better get some decent lighting
Yeah hopefully they're good I paid $150 for my kit-.- lol
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Wow what did you order and from who to pay that?
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Wow what did you order and from who to pay that?
This local shop that usually does things cheap but now I'm seeing that I got jipped. Lol but whatever it's too late now. At least they look good:p
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Lol yeah lesson learned
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Damn that sucks man. I hope these are good, I've heard good things about them on this forum. And one more thing, how exactly do we "aim" the lights. I've never had to do this
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There is an adjustment screw on the top of each housing. Just use a Philips head...turn one way for up and one way for down
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Haha yeah I know well at least they work good:p
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What's the best clear coat in a can I can use too put on smoked taillights I'm using Night shades can.
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I used red nights shade to fix my ex mother in laws tail light and I used no clear coat. Just 3 or 4 light coats. I used it as well on my third break light and they still look the same
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I want them to have that gloss finish how can I get that?
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High gloss clear..its what I use by duplicolor
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High gloss clear..its what I use by duplicolor
What grit did you use to sand down after I was thinking 2000
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It's okay to run them without the clear right? Wont give me any problems down the road?
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It's okay to run them without the clear right? Wont give me any problems down the road?
They say its safer to put clear in to protect lol
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I use trizac to finish (3000 grit)
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I use trizac to finish (3000 grit)
Okay thanks going to do my buddy's Tacoma
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Both done with VHT, neither have clearcoat.
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Personally i'd replace with non tinted housings.
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Also, my Raxiom headlights I have looked pretty bad, I replaced the bulbs that came in it with silverstar ones (the gold package i think, whichever one has the 50% on it) and now it's a million times better
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I want them to have that gloss finish how can I get that?
If u want gloss u need to follow this. Sand them down with 1500 clean spray 1-3 light coats of nightshade. Then buy any can of gloss clear and spray atleast 5 coats. Gradually make the coats thinker but don't let it run. Wait over night to dry. Then WET sand 2000 grit untill all orange peel is gone. Now sand with 2500 grit and after scrub the heck out of it with rubbing compound. It will look shinny but a little dull use car wax (their painted now Remember) and now they will look like mirrors. Just take your time. I did mine and they're soooo glossy I'm verry happy.
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Do you if you have the Dark smoked Mustang headlights or just the smoked oem ones from AM?
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Do you if you have the Dark smoked Mustang headlights or just the smoked oem ones from AM?
I'm not sure. I know they're aftermarket for sure. I traded my friend and he told me that he replaced them after a trailer broke his light and messed up the car a bit
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