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Old 02-06-2015, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Pure Luck View Post
I'm with you on the high beam thing. And the A-holes that lift their trucks and don't adjust their headlights. They put HID bulbs in and blind everyone that they get behind.
Speaking of that... every time I tow my UTV I have to adjust mine or I get flashed multiple times driving home from Camp. My tongue weight is a little full with that thing plus I alway have a loaded bed. At first I didn't realize that was it. I kept blaring the highs back at them to let them know I WAS on low. Then it dawned on me. Luckily the Tundra has an adjustment wheel right in the dash. Just had to figure out the setting to lower the beams and now I know. So... if I flashed you and blinded you those couple of times in Rural SC... sorry! I fixed it now.
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by bluewaterider View Post
I get flashed all the time from people who think I have high beams on. My truck is a stock Z71. So^ being selfish goes both ways.
Me too (different truck though). I drive with my left hand ready to hit the high beams. Pretty soon I'm going to mount a Rigid Light Bar on the front bumper
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by bluewaterider View Post
I get flashed all the time from people who think I have high beams on. My truck is a stock Z71. So^ being selfish goes both ways.
You may want to adjust your headlights then, just because it's stock, doesn't mean it's right.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:32 AM
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I see it as a trend for more and more lighting from cars. There are tons of people going out and spending big bucks for after market headlights to throw off more light. Some do it to have a cool look to their car, but many want more light.

Its not surprising to me that some of these folks will run with their high beams on.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
Speaking of that... every time I tow my UTV I have to adjust mine or I get flashed multiple times driving home from Camp. My tongue weight is a little full with that thing plus I alway have a loaded bed. At first I didn't realize that was it. I kept blaring the highs back at them to let them know I WAS on low. Then it dawned on me. Luckily the Tundra has an adjustment wheel right in the dash. Just had to figure out the setting to lower the beams and now I know. So... if I flashed you and blinded you those couple of times in Rural SC... sorry! I fixed it now.
If you had a "real" truck with "real" suspension, you wouldn't have that problem.


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Old 02-06-2015, 08:57 AM
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It helps to have aux. lights in the rear for the high beam followers

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Old 02-06-2015, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
If you had a "real" truck with "real" suspension, you wouldn't have that problem.


Ouch!!!!
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Old 02-08-2015, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Hunky Dory View Post
It helps to have aux. lights in the rear for the high beam followers

Cool idea. Here in Michigan showing white to the rear other than back up lights is illegal and could get you a ticket.
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Old 02-08-2015, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by RGrew176 View Post
Cool idea. Here in Michigan showing white to the rear other than back up lights is illegal and could get you a ticket.
Hey, it's for a good cause!!
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What a disappointment opening this thread was.
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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
Hey, it's for a good cause!!
I totally agree with you. Just have to make sure no cops are around when you flash them.
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A quick flip the switch those high beamers are bathed in 9,500Lumens of LED spotlight to the face.
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Originally Posted by NCummins View Post
A quick flip the switch those high beamers are bathed in 9,500Lumens of LED spotlight to the face.

I did something similar to that a long time ago. I was driving home from work and a semi was headed in my direction. He had his hi beams on along with a row of other lights. I started flashing him but he never dimmed his lights.

Next to me was a spotlight that plugs into the power point or in that case the cigarette lighter. It was a 1,000,000 candlepower light. I waited till he got up close and then stuck the light outside my driverside window. Then I let him have it, shined it right into the cab. I saw him put his arm across his eyes and he hit his brakes. I am certain that his night vision was shot for some time and I would like to think that the next time someone flashed him to dim his brights he did.
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Originally Posted by RGrew176 View Post
I did something similar to that a long time ago. I was driving home from work and a semi was headed in my direction. He had his hi beams on along with a row of other lights. I started flashing him but he never dimmed his lights.

Next to me was a spotlight that plugs into the power point or in that case the cigarette lighter. It was a 1,000,000 candlepower light. I waited till he got up close and then stuck the light outside my driverside window. Then I let him have it, shined it right into the cab. I saw him put his arm across his eyes and he hit his brakes. I am certain that his night vision was shot for some time and I would like to think that the next time someone flashed him to dim his brights he did.
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There are idiot drivers abound here in North Dakota that use high beams all the time. My work truck has
a Rigid light bar on the grill guard so that shuts them down pretty quick!
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:55 PM
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I usually give them a flash and if they don't turn the high beams off I just flip mine on.
About like someone on the interstate that leaves a turn signal on......very alert drivers!
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:28 PM
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It's here too. They drive with the high beams on all the time. On the other hand, people flash their brights at me all the time. My vehicle is completely stock. Factory self leveling projector HID.
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:24 PM
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LOL, I thought for sure it was gonna be about fun sacks .
Yep. Post 4 and 5 gave me some hope. Since then, it's been severely under inflated.
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cause they just don't care.
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