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Unread 12-07-2010, 04:14 PM   #1
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Headlights on low beam must be really bright...

...because every time I'm on a two lane road the approaching vehicle flashes their lights at me. Anyone else experiencing this?

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Unread 12-07-2010, 04:20 PM   #2
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Yes, but I have HIDs in my 99 WJ with projector style headlamps and people flash their brights at me all time, so I flash my brights back at them.
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Unread 12-07-2010, 07:56 PM   #3
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Hummm that shouldn't be. If you are getting flashed from oncoming drivers the headlights aren't aimed correctly for some reason. Since it looks like you have an Overland it has the HID projectors which have a very sharp cutoff. If aimed properly HID projectors give off very little glare to other drivers. If oncoming drivers are below your cutoff line HID projectors can be dangerously blinding to them. I would take that car to the dealership and have them check to see if they are aimed to spec, and also be sure the auto level system is functioning correctly. So to answer the question no you should not be getting flashed.

Volvite, sounds like you really need to aim your aftermarket HID's. If I was one of those drivers I would be a little aggravated Your cutoff should be lower than everyone elses mirrors and eyes, but not too low so that you don't have enough down the road illumination.

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Unread 12-07-2010, 08:10 PM   #4
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on my 07 when it was stock i always got flashed by oncoming traffic now with it lifted it happens even more...but ya know what i dont give a damn
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Unread 12-07-2010, 08:21 PM   #5
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on my 07 when it was stock i always got flashed by oncoming traffic now with it lifted it happens even more...but ya know what i dont give a damn
Uhh yeah you lifted your Jeep so your beam pattern is even higher now (sounds like they were aimed too high even before the lift). Why would you not re-aim your lights?.....oh yeah thats right you dont give a damn. I wish I was head on with you on a dark country road I would give you a full dose of the bi-xenons in my Acura TL-S. You would be seeing spots for 30 minutes.
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Unread 12-08-2010, 04:20 PM   #6
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Uhh yeah you lifted your Jeep so your beam pattern is even higher now (sounds like they were aimed too high even before the lift). Why would you not re-aim your lights?.....oh yeah thats right you dont give a damn. I wish I was head on with you on a dark country road I would give you a full dose of the bi-xenons in my Acura TL-S. You would be seeing spots for 30 minutes.
Yea, they where bright even before i got the lift... i will adjust them soon i guess just to be nice, yet i will be selling the jeep soon... o yea i like the bi-xenons i had them in my g35 and my 350z
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Unread 12-08-2010, 04:36 PM   #7
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^^^ yeah bi-xenons are pretty sweet thats one thing I'm excited about getting again when I get a new Overland. Not only that but I really liked the smart beam high beams my 05 limited and 08 SRT8 had. Worked great on the type of roads I drive on.
Oh and sorry for being a bit harsh in my other post lol.

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Unread 12-08-2010, 07:27 PM   #8
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^^^ yeah bi-xenons are pretty sweet thats one thing I'm excited about getting again when I get a new Overland. Not only that but I really liked the smart beam high beams my 05 limited and 08 SRT8 had. Worked great on the type of roads I drive on.
Oh and sorry for being a bit harsh in my other post lol.

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lol its all right, but you do get the bi-xenons on the Overland? I have yet to be able to see one in person and the sales guys still have no clue! how did that smart beam work?? and its all right we all have our moments
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Unread 12-08-2010, 08:06 PM   #9
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I, too, have had folks flash at me when I had low-beams on... I always flash the real high-beams to let them know.

They're usually low-riding cars, though... not unusual with a high-sitting SUV like the WK2.
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Unread 12-08-2010, 08:20 PM   #10
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lol its all right, but you do get the bi-xenons on the Overland? I have yet to be able to see one in person and the sales guys still have no clue! how did that smart beam work?? and its all right we all have our moments
Yes the Limited's and Overland's have HID projectors that are Bi-Xenon with auto leveling. You can always tell a car that has adaptive or auto leveling headlights because they go through a startup sequence when the car is started.
The Smart Beam system actually works pretty nice, atleast from what I have experienced in my previous GC's (05 Limited and 08 SRT8). Especially on the roads I drive on at night they are extremely helpful. The car will vary the intensity of the high beams based on vehicles in front of you. So its not just a simple on/off they will actually begin to fade as the approaching car gets closer then ofcourse completely off. Then when the other car goes by the high beams will quickly fade back to full intensity. Worked great for me!!

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