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Old 02-12-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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Does anyone else have the headlight covers? Night driving terrible now, any solutions? Brighter headlights?
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Take them off at night maybe?

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That makes far too much sense to be right haha.
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Yeah I would if the Velcro wasn't industrial strength...
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Get em removed permanently, and get smoked headlight tint. That be your best bet in my opinion.

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I also own the headlight covers. I slap em on for a dark / blackout appearance. really aggressive. ultimately night driving is a bit tricky. in some cases if its bad enough ill stop off and take them off. better to be safe than sorry. drive safe!
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I agree with a post above just get them tinted to the shade that works for you
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Does anyone else have the headlight covers? Night driving terrible now, any solutions? Brighter headlights?
You shouldn't have any issues. I run the Raxiom Smoked headlights on my 2011 GT and they work great. They give the car a really aggressive look but still allow for a safe amount of light to pass through. It's not a bad idea to upgrade to a brighter bulb or HID set up if you're going to run smoked headlights though. I installed a set of HID's with mine shortly after installing them. The light output was fine on the stock bulbs, I just wanted the brighter and crisper option!

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance in the near future.

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I think I'm gonna go with brighter headlights, do you know what brand and output are the best?
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You shouldn't have any issues. I run the Raxiom Smoked headlights on my 2011 GT and they work great. They give the car a really aggressive look but still allow for a safe amount of light to pass through. It's not a bad idea to upgrade to a brighter bulb or HID set up if you're going to run smoked headlights though. I installed a set of HID's with mine shortly after installing them. The light output was fine on the stock bulbs, I just wanted the brighter and crisper option!

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So you recommend installing illegal lighting to overcome tinted lights? I really enjoy getting blinded by people like you.

Op, just take the covers off at night. Really not that difficult.

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Don't even bother with those... They're garbage and don't stay on a year, even... Brighter lights don't help night driving and it's too much of a pain to pull them off and back on every night and morning. I have 55w ballasts and 6000K HIDs and the drive quality at night still sucked. Just throw them away.

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So you recommend installing illegal lighting to overcome tinted lights? I really enjoy getting blinded by people like you.

Op, just take the covers off at night. Really not that difficult.

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There's hundreds of cars that come factory with HID's. There is definitely HID's out there that are illegal and can blind apposing drivers. However, I do not recommend them. I run a 5k 35W HID kit on my 2011 GT. They're dimmer than most factory HID's and won't cause any harm to apposing drivers. The extremely bright lights you see on the road are usually 6k 55W HID's and I agree, they're blinding for sure.

I was running these HID's before I even installed the Raxiom headlights on my previous car. I just wasn't able to order my car with the upgraded headlight option so it was one of the first things I purchased. The light output is much clearer and crisper, however it won't cause any issues for other drivers on the road.

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There's hundreds of cars that come factory with HID's. There is definitely HID's out there that are illegal and can blind apposing drivers. However, I do not recommend them. I run a 5k 35W HID kit on my 2011 GT. They're dimmer than most factory HID's and won't cause any harm to apposing drivers. The extremely bright lights you see on the road are usually 6k 55W HID's and I agree, they're blinding for sure.

I was running these HID's before I even installed the Raxiom headlights on my previous car. I just wasn't able to order my car with the upgraded headlight option so it was one of the first things I purchased. The light output is much clearer and crisper, however it won't cause any issues for other drivers on the road.

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I have the head lights covers on my 94 gt and the headlights at night are horrible, but to be fair the headlight where never that good. Also the car is older and the headlight housing aren't the greatest, so I purchased the brightest brightstars at the store not the stupid blue ones. I'm going to install those when the weather gets better. I would say upgrade bulbs for sure man
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In my opinion your best bet will be to get brighter fogs. Your vision still won't be as good as it was, but it'll help. I have HID fogs and I manage to do just fine.
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In my opinion your best bet will be to get brighter fogs. Your vision still won't be as good as it was, but it'll help. I have HID fogs and I manage to do just fine.
Fogs may not do so much for seeing out ahead of you. I say just take them off completely. It's not safe for you or other drivers. +1 on the hids though

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Fogs may not do so much for seeing out ahead of you. I say just take them off completely. It's not safe for you or other drivers. +1 on the hids though

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This is true. Like I said, your vision certainly won't be as good as it was, but it will help some. I don't drive in really dark areas very often, so I don't have many problems. I was taking mine off fairly frequently. But one of my fogs has been out for the past month, so the covers have been sitting in my back seat rather than on the headlights. If you do a lot of night driving you're either going to have to take them off a lot, or you might as well just remove them permanently.
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