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Old 12-26-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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2000 GT Headlight, Visibility?

I just recently replaced my headlight fixtures with the new smoked OE style from AM. I had 6k HID's I purchased from HID Extra. Has anyone had issues with these HID's? I had issues with visibility with them on my stock headlights and know these tinted one. Yes I know the headlights are tinted and it will block some light, but even with clear headlights they don't work well.

Did I just get a bad pair? or are their HID's not that great? Anyone who has used HID extra have some insight?

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Old 12-26-2013, 08:15 PM   #3
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HID and you will see everything
Lol what kind of answer is that? He has them!

On another note, I can't help u man...I just purchased my raxiom smoked headlights but haven't installed and I don't have the hids. Hopefully someone can chime in and help ya out
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Maybe your ballast are junk,

I can see somewhat okay with my HiDs
I just need to adjust them,

Did you try adjusting the angle of the light?
Should be on top of headlamp,
Try pointing it up or down so you can see the road better
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I just recently replaced my headlight fixtures with the new smoked OE style from AM. I had 6k HID's I purchased from HID Extra. Has anyone had issues with these HID's? I had issues with visibility with them on my stock headlights and know these tinted one. Yes I know the headlights are tinted and it will block some light, but even with clear headlights they don't work well.

Did I just get a bad pair? or are their HID's not that great? Anyone who has used HID extra have some insight?

Thank You,
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1. Uninstall the hid "kit". Your housings are not designed for this light and can never be aimed properly.
2. If you insist on looking "cool" and keeping the hid "kit" learn how to aim the light down...way down.
3. If your bulb temperature is over 5k you will most likely have less usable light than with the factory halogens.
4. My recommendation is oem housings with sylvania silverstar bulbs. It works and i've never had an issue with light output or vision.
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I run 10k in headlamps and my fogs and it's pretty damn bright.

It's true to go lower for more brighter beam..

You can try adding fogs as well .. They helped me out , smoked lamps will always be a lower visibility problem.

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I just installed yesterday a new set of smoked headlights from AM and a DDM tuning 55watt 6000K HID kit and it's super bright I can see the whole road ahead of me no problem. You also might just have to aim the lights a bit higher but if that's not the problem then if get another kit or try something else
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I just installed yesterday a new set of smoked headlights from AM and a DDM tuning 55watt 6000K HID kit and it's super bright I can see the whole road ahead of me no problem. You also might just have to aim the lights a bit higher but if that's not the problem then if get another kit or try something else
You should aim hid setups lower, not higher.
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Yes higher so you can blind everyone (:<
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I run 10k in headlamps and my fogs and it's pretty damn bright.

It's true to go lower for more brighter beam..

You can try adding fogs as well .. They helped me out , smoked lamps will always be a lower visibility problem.

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your ride looks great! Is that a Roush bumper cover and splitter?
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Well when I got the headlights out the box and installed them they were aimed all the way down so that's what I meant by aiming it a little higher lol sorry
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I had 55w before and are too bright whent with 35w headlight and fog light from ddm tunning works great and can see clear but mine are not tinted
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I agree with Lowflyn on this. I used to not do a whole lot of night driving but now I do and I can personally say that no matter your HID if they are in stock halogen housings they are blinding to opposing traffic on the road. I'd go with the Sylvania Ultras, they are super bright, even for halogen housings and they won't blind incoming traffic.
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Thanks for all the responses guys. I gave tried aiming them different positions multiple times with not much improvement. I'm going to get new HID's and ballasts from HID extra. Hopefully that will help. If not I will switch to the silver stars as mentioned above!
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HID Extra is an excellent source for HID kits. Contact them and if it's their fault they should send you a replacement set for free.

55W HID kits equipped on non-off-road vehicles is a complete waste of money.
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