HID conversions - blinding everyone in front of you? - Page 3 - 2014+ Jeep Cherokee Forums
User Tag List

 27Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 04:03 PM
Forum Elder
 
David_Baker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Sunny subtropical Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia
Posts: 1,667
Garage
Wow that looks high. If it were mine I would not even see that pickup. The cutoff would be prob just before his wheels.

Sent via Tapatalk from a small keyboard on my phone with fat thumbs and no glasses...

Cheers, Dave.


2015 Granite Pearl Trailhawk 3.2L V6 with Aussie Lift and 245/70 R17 Duratracs

Technology group | Comfort/Convenience Group | Electronics convenience group | Safety and Security Group | Panoramic Sunroof | Leather Interior Group |
Uconnect 8.4N Am/Fm/DAB/Bt/NAV with 9 Speaker + Sub | Trailer Tow Group.
Born 6th June 2015, Adopted 31st August 2015
CLICK HERE FOR THE AUSSIE LIFT INFO!!!
David_Baker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 07:20 PM
Member
 
ambiguity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by David_Baker View Post
Wow that looks high. If it were mine I would not even see that pickup. The cutoff would be prob just before his wheels.

Sent via Tapatalk from a small keyboard on my phone with fat thumbs and no glasses...
Wow... ok. That's even after pointing them down a bit.
ambiguity is offline  
post #23 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 07:27 PM
Forum Elder
 
Toecutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Bend, Oregon
Posts: 1,667
IMO people who flash you for having bright HID lights just haven't learned to not stare at them yet. It's really quite simple, if someone has bright lights then look at the fog line instead of looking right at the dumb lights.

Get the HIDs.
Renthorin likes this.
Toecutter is offline  
 
post #24 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 08:54 PM
Forum Elder
 
Mark_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Québec, Canada
Posts: 4,142
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
IMO people who flash you for having bright HID lights just haven't learned to not stare at them yet. It's really quite simple, if someone has bright lights then look at the fog line instead of looking right at the dumb lights.

Get the HIDs.
He already has them, but is having second thoughts after getting flashed a few times. The aim does look high there @ambiguity, as David pointed out, but I'd like one or two more pics is possible, because that picture is showing a lot of obstacles ahead and it's hard to see where the beam is going to the right. Cutoff looks to be at 80+ feet there, so yeah a little high.

I find that most cars with HIDs are not assaulting my eyes, except when they crest over a hill or big bump, of course. Xenon bulbs are really bright, so projector aim is critical. Our KL projectors also have a narrow beam with intense hotspot straight ahead, so anybody oncoming getting a direct dose of that will, as @Array once eloquently said, get some sizzle in their retinas
Some recent GM trucks have badly aimed - or badly designed LED headlights that are really annoying as well...

I really enjoyed the night driving on our trip to Montreal last week, and I clearly remember how much I hated the lights on the KL last year (halogens) on a similar trip. In late winter, roads are almost always wet from melting snow/ice and up here they use dark colored sand in some areas, so forget painted lines to help you out at night...
Duke2015 likes this.

My avatar is the Elder Predator (goes well with my forum status and overall temper )
2015 North (Canada) - V6 - AD1
Cold, Tow, 8.4A, 9 speakers with sub
Mark_ is offline  
post #25 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 08:56 PM
Member
 
ambiguity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by David_Baker View Post
Wow that looks high. If it were mine I would not even see that pickup. The cutoff would be prob just before his wheels.

Sent via Tapatalk from a small keyboard on my phone with fat thumbs and no glasses...
Ok... I dropped them a bit tmore. Brighter Cut off is about 45 ft. I moved back a bit in front of my house so it varies from the previous spot.


@Mark_ - missed you by 2 minutes ... i will try to grab another pic on an open road.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170308_204621_1489024527833.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	33.2 KB
ID:	152178  

Last edited by ambiguity; 03-08-2017 at 09:23 PM.
ambiguity is offline  
post #26 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 09:22 PM
Forum Elder
 
Mark_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Québec, Canada
Posts: 4,142
Quote:
Originally Posted by ambiguity View Post
Ok... I dropped them a bit tmore. Brighter Cut off is about 45 ft. I moved back a bit in front of my house so it varies from the previous spot.
That does look better. My advice : try them this way for a while. I know it took me some time to get over the fact that the cutoff was relatively close, but I also had my wife's car (Beetle with HIDs) to make a believer out of me with its headlight cutoff no further ahead.
With that aim, you wil also notice that when (if) you turn on the fog lights, you'll hardly notice they fired up. That's because the xenons are filling the forefront so nicely the lousy fogs are drowned out almost completely down low...

Next time I'm out for a night run I'll take some more pics of my low beams as well...

My avatar is the Elder Predator (goes well with my forum status and overall temper )
2015 North (Canada) - V6 - AD1
Cold, Tow, 8.4A, 9 speakers with sub
Mark_ is offline  
post #27 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 09:59 PM
Forum Elder
 
Toecutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Bend, Oregon
Posts: 1,667
Lol.

2014 Trail Hawk
V6 | Anvil | Black leather | Tow | Comfort | Cold | Tech | Nav | Subwoofer | Soul patch | 20% tint | 245/70R17 Duratrac
Toecutter is offline  
post #28 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 10:40 PM
Forum Elder
 
David_Baker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Sunny subtropical Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia
Posts: 1,667
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by ambiguity View Post
Ok... I dropped them a bit tmore. Brighter Cut off is about 45 ft. I moved back a bit in front of my house so it varies from the previous spot.


@Mark_ - missed you by 2 minutes ... i will try to grab another pic on an open road.
Mine are higher than that, but, and it's a big but..., I have auto levelers on mine as they are factory fitted HID. So if I load the back up with gear and hook up the caravan in a few seconds of driving the drop back down from sky high to the original level. Yours on the other hand will simply point higher so you are probably better off with them set slightly lower like they are now.

Sent via Tapatalk from a small keyboard on my phone with fat thumbs and no glasses...

Cheers, Dave.


2015 Granite Pearl Trailhawk 3.2L V6 with Aussie Lift and 245/70 R17 Duratracs

Technology group | Comfort/Convenience Group | Electronics convenience group | Safety and Security Group | Panoramic Sunroof | Leather Interior Group |
Uconnect 8.4N Am/Fm/DAB/Bt/NAV with 9 Speaker + Sub | Trailer Tow Group.
Born 6th June 2015, Adopted 31st August 2015
CLICK HERE FOR THE AUSSIE LIFT INFO!!!
David_Baker is offline  
post #29 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 11:31 PM
Member
 
ambiguity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by David_Baker View Post
Mine are higher than that, but, and it's a big but..., I have auto levelers on mine as they are factory fitted HID. So if I load the back up with gear and hook up the caravan in a few seconds of driving the drop back down from sky high to the original level. Yours on the other hand will simply point higher so you are probably better off with them set slightly lower like they are now.

Sent via Tapatalk from a small keyboard on my phone with fat thumbs and no glasses...
Yeah, I really wanted factory HIDs - but I had a hard enough time trying to find an Altitude with Tow Group + some bells and whistles. There was only 1 place nearby and it was about 2 hours away from my house to get there to find my Jeep.

As @Mark_ suggested... I will run with this for a while and see how it goes.

Thanks for all the help!
Mark_ and David_Baker like this.

2016 Jeep Altitude
Black on black
Cold Weather Package
Comfort & Convenience Package
Safety Package
Panoramic Sun Roof
Navigation
Tow Package
ambiguity is offline  
post #30 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 09:08 AM
Hardcore Member
 
jim_87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,168
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by ambiguity View Post
I took this one last weekend. Not sure it helps. I'll back up a little more and retake it since there is a steep drop off in this pic.

Edit: Actually there is a long flat area on my drive to the gym... I'll grab that later.
What is the kelvin rating for you r HID's?

Current: 2016 F150 EcoBoost 4x4

Previous: 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4

Uconnect 5.0 upgrade to 8.4AN (2014 Cherokee) <- See how I did it!!
jim_87 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 2014+ Jeep Cherokee Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HID installation TonyJJJJ Electronics, Audio, and Lighting 2 06-12-2015 02:32 PM
Front Fender misaligned with front door? twitch 2014+ Jeep Cherokee General Discussion 18 01-13-2015 10:57 AM
Jeep : Cherokee SE 4dr SUV SE 4dr SUV Center Console Clock Front Airbags - Dual Front Jeep Cherokee Parts Jeep Cherokee eBay Classifieds 0 12-31-2014 04:40 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On