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2009 HID Install

I finally pulled the trigger and decided to change out the stock headlights after 5 years(I knew I needed something after the first week but swore I wouldn't change any bulbs until they burnt out. Well I gave up on that). I installed a set of LITECH HIDs today. I know there will be the usual complaints about using them in the stock housings, but I can honestly say the light output isn't as scattered as I thought it would be. I also had added a set of LED fogs a few weeks ago. They are not really bright for road lighting but more to be seen by other drivers and they also match the colour of the HIDs now. And I must say WOW what a difference the HIDs make for driving at night.

First picture is low beams, second is highs and third is lows on the wall.






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Let me know how many times you get flashed..


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Forgive my ignorance, but do you need to aim new headlights when installed ? If so how hard was it to do ?
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Forgive my ignorance, but do you need to aim new headlights when installed ? If so how hard was it to do ?
I thought about it as I have a 2" leveling kit in my truck I was thinking that the lights would be shining right in the back windows of the cars but they didn't seem to be pointed overly high (might be to do with my small winters that I have on). I believe it is just a screw on the top of the light housing that you turn to adjust up and down. Not completely sure though.

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The light is definitely brighter on the highbeam but other than that there is still a terrible glare.

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Yes it is a screw.

If it wasn't adjusted before the 2" leveling kit, then they def should be adjusted now.

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give it a few months, you will bite the bullet and buy proper HID projectors. I cheeped out and went the same route, and after a few months of getting flashed 20 times a day, and a few Heated conversations, (and middle fingers) I went the Travis route. Worth every penny. I truly enjoyed flashing other people with my High beam projector HID's, as they were probably brighter than 99% of anything else on the road. ( and were great for visibility at night, but the high beams were punishing on the retina's!!!)
Well, brighter than everyone but Travis..lol
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Those are bright!! LOL! Shouldn't miss anything at night now. Looks good.

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Those are bright!! LOL! Shouldn't miss anything at night now. Looks good.
Thanks. Yes they definetly help. Don't need the roof lights anymore lol. Haven't had anyone flash me yet either which is a plus.

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