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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-19-2016, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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replacing the head lights.

Hi, about a year ago I installed the Rockey Road winch kit including the bull guard, I did most of the work on my front lawn.
Now I find that I need to replace my US head lights with EU regulation headlights, its not really important why.
so it seems that I will need to be removing the bull guard, and the front bumper to access the head lights, uninstall, and reinstall the new ones.
last time i got a away without drilling the two rivets on the far edges of the bumper, this time I may not be able to do that. Question 1 does any one know what size plastic rivets these are so I can replace them? Question 2 how unaligned with the new lights come?
Question 3 what is the best way to align them?
If any one has any question regrading the modifications I have already done please Private message me I will gladly help.
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Since you have to have EU spec headlights I don't have a clue how they are suppose to be aimed. I would assume the new headlights would come out of alignment. As far as the plastic rivets, I used two black zip ties.


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 02:38 PM
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The lights will come aimed relatively well. You will need to bolt them in "loosely" turn them on and aim against a wall while on a flat surface. one bolt at a time, start tightening the mounting bolts down while shifting the headlights rotationally so the cutoffs are level. once this step is done, begin turn the vertical adjuster. The vertical height adjustment looks like a cone that has a hex shape inside. I use a a long arm flat head to read down into the cone easily. you need to rotate this adjuster so the cutoff is 2 inches below the center of the projector lens at 25ft away (7.62m). The horizontal aim is done by the factory and you shouldn't have to touch it.

always a good idea to take it for a test drive and see if the height of the cutoff is low enough or high enough and then readjust to what you think is best. The guidelines above are what I use when I customize headlights and remount; it is industry standard. another general rule of thumb is the cutoff should be below side mirrors, but no lower than the bottom of a trunk license plate.
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