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Old 03-26-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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I bought new headlights and installed them. I put in new silverstars but I guess I didnt aim them now my headlights suck. How do I aim my headlights?
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Turn the bolts on the back of the light. In to bring them up, turn them out to let them down.
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I measured how far my factory head bolts were back, and used those measurements to set the new ones. Really depends on how well they fit into the slot, and if they are oem fitment.
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Follow your manual. It gives you the distance to set them and how high off the ground at so many feet. It is a fairly straight forward read, and other than getting to one of the adjuster screws (each side) it isn't bad. I use a power 1/4 ratchet and it is so much easier than a straight ratchet. No trying to move the ratchet, saves the knuckles. If you don't have a manual, and need to see mine, PM your email and I will send you a pdf with directions. I haven't figured out how to send it any other way.
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Follow your manual. It gives you the distance to set them and how high off the ground at so many feet. It is a fairly straight forward read, and other than getting to one of the adjuster screws (each side) it isn't bad. I use a power 1/4 ratchet and it is so much easier than a straight ratchet. No trying to move the ratchet, saves the knuckles. If you don't have a manual, and need to see mine, PM your email and I will send you a pdf with directions. I haven't figured out how to send it any other way.
What's funny about this is my manual says in the section on aiming your headlights, headlights come from the factory proper aimed if you believe they need adjusted take to a authorized dealer. Well that really helps me aim a lot.
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I bought new headlights and installed them. I put in new silverstars but I guess I didnt aim them now my headlights suck.
lol should have gotten some HID's. Decent kits cost 40-60$, probably close the price you spent on those silverstars.
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lol should have gotten some HID's. Decent kits cost 40-60$, probably close the price you spent on those silverstars.
Depends on where you get the kit. If you pay that for an ebay kit, youre going to have a bit of trouble from them. Been there, done that. Went to as better kit, and i've been problem free except water in a ballast. warranty covered it. Got my new ballast 2 days later. And as far as HIDs, they wont work as well in stock housings. They spread light everywhere and it becomes too dispersed. If you want HIDs, and the best light, retrofit them. Its more expensive, but it gives you the best light, and actually makes your HIDs DOT legal.
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I only paid 20 something for my silverstars.
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I only paid 20 something for my silverstars.
And those are the SS ultras? How'd you pull that off? I paid about $50 for my pair. I used them for maybe 2-3 months. They now sit around doing nothing. Anyone want them? I'll sell the pair for $20.
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I order all my stuff on advance auto parts site and use promo codes and usually save 30% they were on sale plus I got 30% off.
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