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Old 07-21-2021, 07:21 PM   #23201
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We shall see. I think they will still have copious amounts of glare.



Housing design is always for the bulb or light source it is spec'd with. Any seller than says otherwise is flat out lying or incompetent or both.



LED design is changing. They are at least starting to pretend they are mimicking the light source location which helps to a degree.



Your video camera will compensate and hide a lot.of detail. It's how they work. Point and shoot cameras do the same thing with differing lighting. If you have a DSLR the best way is to take a series of photos starting at high ISO to low to truly show the beam. High ISO will show all the scattered light while low ISO will show the hot spot(s).



Drilling holes in headlights for different bulbs is no less illegal than projector retrofits (less likely to draw negitive attention) or putting HIDs or LEDs into random places (more likely to draw negitive attention).



As I've said before, I'm touchy on the subject because of astigmatism. What may look OK to you without astigmatism makes me completely blinded. Astigmatism is exceedingly common though most that have it have no idea they do.
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Drilling holes in headlights for different bulbs is no less illegal than projector retrofits (less likely to draw negitive attention) or putting HIDs or LEDs into random places (more likely to draw negitive attention).
That part was a joke. Can't drill holes in glass, sealed beam headlight housings. Not easily, anyway.
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Old 07-21-2021, 09:49 PM   #23203
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You can drill holes in glass. I drill holes I'd harder and more brittle things all the time!
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Finished the video except for the nighttime part later. Lights work fine but it IS daytime...so hard to tell.

Meanwhile...the wife is going through every old piece of paper in the house and getting rid of the crap. She found this picture from about twenty years ago. I was camped fifty or sixty miles NNE of Gerlach, Nevada in the middle of the Black Rock desert. Some shaky folks would come along occasionally. You had to keep an eye out. That's a 12-gauge riot gun. The shoulder rig had a S/W 45 auto with two extra magazines on the other side of the harness. Be prepared. That's my motto. I had a Nissan truck at home, but this time I was in the motor home. There was no real TV out there, of course. It's a VCR tape of a movie recorded FROM TV.

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20 years ago? WOW, I thought dirt was ol'.



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What he is saying is the aerodynamics of a D21 is a brick in the wind.
Probably at least as bad as a Jeep so worse than a cow.
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Old 07-22-2021, 05:42 AM   #23206
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If you ever wanted to know, yes the small tach at napa will fit in your 720 cluster with some slight shaving. didnt have a tach before

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what made you end them at the cab? i wish mine went back further so i could reach stuff in the bed easier
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The way the frame bends and such it would be a real pain to try to have it attach back there. I just stand on the back tire when I'm getting stuff out of the bed.

I wasn't going to say anything...but, since you brought it up, the reason for bringing them as far back as possible is not for loading groceries; it's for guiding the body through large rocks. (Rock Crawling) The rear third is often used as a pivot point. The full length may be called upon to slide across rocks, saving the rocker panels.

In either case, you don't want to run out of slider before the rear tire reaches the obstacle.
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I wasn't going to say anything...but, since you brought it up, the reason for bringing them as far back as possible is not for loading groceries; it's for guiding the body through large rocks. (Rock Crawling) The rear third is often used as a pivot point. The full length may be called upon to slide across rocks, saving the rocker panels.

In either case, you don't want to run out of slider before the rear tire reaches the obstacle.

it is for me....i dont crawl. i load shit
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I think I found a suitable material to make the front frame to inner fender splash guards tonight at Home Depot. Will let everyone know the outcome of my test.
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I am NOT going to process and release the video I did about switching my headlights over to LED. The autofocus feature on the vid camera just does not work that well at night.

However, here is a short report for Nissan owners:

1) The headlight housings I linked in my previous post worked very well with the LED's. They are steel and glass with true chrome reflectors inside. At 30 bucks a pair you can't go wrong. Semi-Euro design.

2) I went up and down some dark streets and the headlights worked great. Low beam was where it was supposed to be, and same with the high beams. On the high beams, the brightness is almost ridiculous. On low beams, you can see across both lanes, as well as the shoulder on YOUR side of the road.

3) Drove it around for about an hour. Some time on the freeway too. NO ONE flashed their brights at me. I was looking for that.

4) Because the smaller running lights, the ones I installed where you would normally have the fog lights, are now showing yellow light instead of white, I ordered some H-3 LED bulbs for them.

5) Bottom line is they work, they light up the road tremendously better, and no one flashed their high beams at me. That's all you can ask. Probably saved more wattage draw from the alternator/battery to boot. When I switched out all the other lighting, both interior and exterior, to the LEDs...I calculated a savings of 250 watts. That's enough to run a typical fridge. This is just more juice for the ignition system and accessories.

6) Four forward lights are now legal pretty much everywhere. If you have fog lights now, you can get clear covers, switch the bulbs to H-3 LED, and rewire them to your parking light circuit instead. If you DON'T have fog lights, just pick up these and install them next to your turn signals: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Cheap but they work. Glass fronts. Wire each side to your parking light circuits in the front fenders. Don't ground the lights separately. Hook them to the + and - wires in your fenders that go to the side markers. Tap in just before the bulb.
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