Well then I won't respond. I used the proper color temp, not some stupid annoying blue crap, aimed them properly then had my wife drive at me to make sure they were not annoying. I spend at least 70-80k a year in pitch black driving. I know what works and what does not. And yes, don't mind Daniel stern, I have read and talked to him about lighting and he talks out of his ***.
looks like a response to me
you can aim them all you want, the problem with putting HIDs in hallogen housings is conceptual and cannot be overcome with any amount of aiming. aiming simply adjusts the beam pattern up or down, it does nothing to adjust the pattern itself. yes, the light is brighter, i will agree with you there, but brighter
does not equal better
. the headlight needs to be able to use the light that it is given effectively. by positioning the light differently than the hallogen bulb and moving it from the focal point, you have removed the headlight's ability to do so. having someone else tell you that the light isn't glaring is an exremely poor and short-sighted way of judging effectiveness.
think about it this way. remember those old maglight flashlights that you could take down an elk with? remember shining them onto your neighbor's house a block away because they were that powerful? when you twisted the end of it, remember what happened? the beam pattern would change, and it would do so substantially. an eighth of a turn meant a beam pattern that was absolutely nothing like what you started with. and the bulb was moved by fractions of milimeters. by doing what is described of here, not only are you moving the position of the bulb much more than that, you are also changing the orientation of the light source, and the shape of the light source itself.
the only safe (and arguably legal) way to do an HID retrofit is to also retrofit the housing emitting the beam pattern. every reputable site says so, as does just about every first world country's federal transportation department. whether you agree with them or not is not the argument here, they have scientific data and test results to back up their claim, HID retrofit companies only say "nuh-uh! brighter is better!"