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  • moatilliatta
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    Id like a bumper sticker with the following:
    High Beam telltale = Low IQ

    I love x-raying people back when you do know though.

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  • roguetoaster
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    Those Wagner sealed beams were the ticket.

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  • rturbo 930
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    Originally posted by Chilezen View Post

    Driving in the rain on the freeway, couldn't even tell if my headlights were on. So, maybe not.
    My old MK2 Jetta had very worn, original headlights. I recall one night driving somewhere, and having to turn them off to see if they were even actually on (the switch was a bit faulty), because I couldn't see a thing. Those lights and a badly pitted/chipped windshield made driving at night pretty sketchy sometimes.

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  • Chilezen
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    Originally posted by roguetoaster View Post
    It's not like people are looking at the road, so let's bring back sealed beams for everyone!!!
    Driving in the rain on the freeway, couldn't even tell if my headlights were on. So, maybe not.

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  • roguetoaster
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    I really want an additional indicator when someone is running their high beams coming towards me so I can be legitimately angry, rather than just wondering if I accurately saw two light sets on through my squint-vision.

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  • Panici
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    A very light 70% tint on a vintage non-tinted windshield helps cut the modern headlights a little.
    Most vehicles on the road come stock with this these days.

    And for blinding lights in your mirrors, I've found this helps on my morning commute in the dark.

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  • DEV0 E30
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    Originally posted by MrBurgundy View Post
    it reacts slow enough for me to catch just a split second of it and it's like staring right at the arc of a weld or laying two iphone flashlights directly onto my eyeballs.
    spot on description.

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  • MrBurgundy
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    Yeah I'm experiencing this while driving my truck too... I agree with the cuttoff being wildly shit now.. LEDs are just not as good as a good ol' 35w HID with proper projectors, cutoffs and aimed correctly.. Also the color temp of these LEDs are blueish, which is just shit for your eyes and driving in the rain/dust/snow ect...

    Driving on a highway now where the center divider is non existent or too low to block oncoming traffic's headlights requires sunglasses..

    At this point, innovation is working backwards..

    Also, the auto high beam shit is so annoying.... it reacts slow enough for me to catch just a split second of it and it's like staring right at the arc of a weld or laying two iphone flashlights directly onto my eyeballs.

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  • rturbo 930
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    Nothing like a car coming over the hill and having it rape your eyeballs with its LED headlights. They're simply too damned bright. You need to be able to see to navigate the road, that doesn't mean you need your headlights to light up the road like a sports stadium.

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  • roguetoaster
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    It's not like people are looking at the road, so let's bring back sealed beams for everyone!!!

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  • varg
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    Many modern car headlights are just a problem in general. The cutoff is so abrupt that even with a relatively high E30 and E34 I'm sitting low enough to get blasted with searing light. It's especially bad with the crossovers and larger since they sit so high up. A new factory car with OEM DOT Approved LED projectors or whatever is as bad coming at me as a riced out 350Z with a badly installed HID kit 10 years ago. There's a badly designed intersection that is very sloped on either side near my house, any morning on my way to work, there's a good chance that across the intersection will be a modern car with headlights like an airliner's landing lights, and because of the slope I am right in the center of the light pattern catching more glare than Andy Capp.
    Last edited by varg; 02-05-2024, 04:42 PM.

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  • roguetoaster
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    Originally posted by MrBurgundy View Post

    You know what makes my eyes literally burn? Model 3 headlights... Those mfers are so bright...

    A lot of these new LED low beam setups are just aimed way to high.
    The is probably exactly what British sports car owners thought way back when, now they're probably low enough to cope.

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  • MrBurgundy
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    Originally posted by Binnie View Post
    fucking hate seeing a prius on the road, makes my eyes burn
    You know what makes my eyes literally burn? Model 3 headlights... Those mfers are so bright...

    A lot of these new LED low beam setups are just aimed way to high.

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  • Binnie
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    fucking hate seeing a prius on the road, makes my eyes burn

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  • Northern
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    I'd 100% like to get to the point where I can daily an e30 to work again (even if it requires a job change, and even then it's still all city driving).
    Really getting sick of seeing my car sit, but I have too many other priorities.

    But for driving the kid around or highway driving, my risk tolerance and desire for creature comforts is putting me in the Volvo, probably 9/10 times. I must be getting old.

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