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Old 04-30-2019, 12:36 AM   #1
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has anyone tired these out and do ya'll see any problem with them in the future. A buddy of mine and I were looking into buying these because the deer out here are absolutely terrible and running light bars with high beams aren't exactly viable on the roads at night, this was our middle ground. Opinions?

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Old 04-30-2019, 02:01 AM   #2
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I’ve no experience with those but I have hella h4 housings and some NAO led bulbs in my son’s truck and they’re great. I have the same NAO bulbs in some cheap shitty housings in my dad’s old truck and it’s not nearly as good because the pattern on the housings is garbage but it’s still better than the old sealed beams. So I’d recommend a high quality housing like the Hellas and some of the NAO bulbs.
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Bought the pair and going to try to put them in tuesday. Hopefully will post picture of the difference.
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Im going to preface this as Im a headlight snob.



The photos of the cutoff looks passable but not real sharp. Id be curious to see how yours look. I believe standard adjustment is on a wall on level ground at 50ft the center of the hot spot in the beam is to be no higher than the height of the middle of the headlight off the ground.



Like 'Bama said, you cant beat a pair of ecode Hellas for the price. The Autopal ecodes are nice too.



Please post pics of the beam pattern on a wall or fence. Im quite curious!
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I put these on my wish list at Amazon, but I'm still not sure whether I should go with them. One thing about headlights...it's a big commitment, both in cost and whether the damn things really work better...before you pull the trigger on your debit card and commit to night driving with them.

There are SO many claims on headlights it's enough to drive you nuts.

What we need is someone who can look you in the eye and say, "THIS setup for your headlights is a LOT better than stock..." and then leave a reference for an Amazon listing, or at least a factory website listing. And it doesn't cost you four bills and pro installation.

That said, if this is a plug and play for 85 bucks and if they work better than stock...that's a good deal. But there's always the 'IF' FACTOR.

Deerhurst: When you say E Code lights you probably mean this set at Amazon? They are 95 bucks and come as a pair, not just one. These have superior reflectors and a supposedly better halogen bulb?

https://www.amazon.com/Rectangular-H...ct_top?ie=UTF8
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I’m looking for something better than what I got. I had a low beam go out and have been running high beams for about 6 months. I have never had anybody flash me to turn them down.
I really don’t want to replace until I find a good alternative that won’t break the bank and something I can plug and play.
Low or high the stock light just don’t light up the night.
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Sifi, those are the Hellas. The autopal are the same but half the cost. Rimiinc on eBay. $45/PR shipped. Ecode has the low beam cutoff where as DOT is basically a flood that blinds everyone.
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Not sure the brand oh H4 headlight I have I got them on abbronco II I bought years ago, they have plastic lens and an upgraded bulb work so far work well at night, the ones syfi posted are nice as they are a glass lens so you vould run a better higher watt bulb and not melt the plastic lens mine with the 35 w bulb gets ny plastic lens pretty warm
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If you stick with sealed beams, the only worthwhile option is the GE nighthawk here. All the others are crap and not worth the money.
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They should be here tomorrow, will hopefully post pictures of before and after as well, going to get some before pictures tonight hopefully. As for the cutoff for low beam, from my research they seem to have a pretty sharp cutoff. I'm going to try to set mine at about four and a half feet because seeing deer from farther away is always a plus and the truck sits real low anyway. I already have floodlights with my high beams but this should hopefully make it so that I don't need to run the auxiliary lights all the time at night. I'll try to give some weekly and monthly updates on them once I've had them for awhile.
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