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Getting proper distance with retrofits

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by DustinP5, May 18, 2018.

  1. May 18, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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    DustinP5

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    Alright guys, I recently leveled my truck and want to make sure I’m getting the right distance with my retros, but also not blinding other drivers. I’m 45’ away from the wall and the middle of the cutoff line is 48” tall. Is that too high?

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  2. May 18, 2018 at 6:46 PM
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    Danimal86

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    You need to lower your right projector

    Both should be at the same height
     
  3. May 18, 2018 at 6:53 PM
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    Like this?

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  4. May 18, 2018 at 6:55 PM
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    Danimal86 What's a Dickfir?

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    Perfect!

    As far as the right height, just use the leveling motor to adjust the height while driving
     
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  5. May 18, 2018 at 7:28 PM
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    Cool, thanks man! I didn’t know if there was some kind rule of thumb with distance and height
     
  6. May 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM
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    Nope, I just found a sweet spot when driving at night for the first time with projectors.
     
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  7. May 18, 2018 at 7:51 PM
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    There is a “standard” way of doing it, something like 3” drop over 25’. But that’s more applicable for a car or other low vehicle. For vehicles with the lights higher off the ground like our trucks, especially yours now that you’re lifted, get it close and get the projectors even, then find the sweet spot with the motors while you’re driving. Once you find the sweet spot, you can mark/tape off where it is on a wall, rise the lights to zero, then adjust down the lights to your mark. This will set the max height. Or just leave the motors at whatever setting. Hope this helps/makes sense.

    Edit: it’ll probably take a few days to find the sweet spot, so no rush getting it dialed in. I wouldn’t “rezero” until you’ve driven and tested for a few days.
     
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  8. May 18, 2018 at 8:29 PM
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    Of course it helps, any info/knowledge given is useful to me
     
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  9. May 18, 2018 at 8:57 PM
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    Ok cool, sometimes I can suck at explaining things :D

    Your retro output looks like it turned out great by the pics. Look like RX350 or MLED projectors?
     
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  10. May 18, 2018 at 9:59 PM
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    Thanks, they are MLED and they turned out great!, very happy with the whole build
     
  11. May 20, 2018 at 7:40 AM
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    I’m needing the same help. I’m 25ft away and the black tape marking is 48” high or so. I felt it was a little too high for me I’m sitting on a leveling bilsteins 2.5” I need to adjust more to side but have to remove the whole grille to reach that part. Going to wait.

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