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Old 10-16-2011, 06:11 PM   #1
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Default 2008+ HID Retrofit Aiming Instructions/How-to?

I went through the tacomaworld group deal for the "The Retrofit Source" RetroQuik HID setup. They are in and installed and working, but I can't find a good how-to for aiming a retrofit kit, particularly since the TRS kit makes you completely abandon the OEM aim settings.

I found this how-to:

http://www.bikes-n-spikes.org/sti/hla/hla.html

Is that the best guide for aiming a retrofit?

Edit: Also found this on daniel stern:

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/tech/aim/aim.html
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:13 PM   #2
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General rule is park your car perpendicular to a flat, white wall.

Mark where your headlights shine.

Drive straight back 25 ft. Aim your lights to the same spot you marked earlier.

Now lower the lights from that mark by approximately 2 inches.

This all assumes an ideal flat road and wall.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:30 AM   #3
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General rule is park your car perpendicular to a flat, white wall.

Mark where your headlights shine.

Drive straight back 25 ft. Aim your lights to the same spot you marked earlier.

Now lower the lights from that mark by approximately 2 inches.

This all assumes an ideal flat road and wall.
Thank you. Jives with what I saw before, but I did not know if there was a horizontal aiming guide, though I don't know how on/off the horizontal aim might be after the retrofit.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:17 AM   #4
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Go to HIDPlanet.com and look for aiming.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:26 AM   #5
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Go to HIDPlanet.com and look for aiming.
It says that it varies by model.

http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...HID-headlights
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Horizontal aim should be straight. What I mean is, when you're parked up against the wall, the lights should point approximately straight forward. That's where you want the steps of your cutoff.

There will be two individual steps. If they come together, you've done it wrong. If one is higher than the other, you've done it wrong.
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Found a daniel stern link. Added to post 1.
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