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Old 11-05-2019, 07:33 PM
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Hell, they don't even have to aim them for you, if they would just FAIL those with incorrectly aimed lights so that they're not blinding everyone I would be happy with that.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:21 PM
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Yes it should be part of safety inspection
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:24 PM
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Over here they use the peg board and string to aim center headlights....

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Old 11-06-2019, 12:46 AM
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Hell, they don't even have to aim them for you, if they would just FAIL those with incorrectly aimed lights so that they're not blinding everyone I would be happy with that.
Yeah, that sounds like a great idea, have the average car owner aim their headlights. What could go wrong? . This is the same average car owner who thinks it's acceptable to drive with their brights on because they have a low been out. Talk about a safety hazard. Drives me nuts.

If the inspection stations don't want to do it, which is understandable. Dealers are (should be) more qualified anyway.
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Customers aren't the ones who ultimately fix their car when the inspection fails usually, save for the DIY'ers. I would prefer the inspection stations aim them but in the end, I just want someone to aim them. LOL Maybe I'll just start a craigslist ad and do it for free. It'll be my public service until I get murdered. It's weird how people get pulled over for dark tint because it's dangerous to drive with, but blinding oncoming traffic is ok.


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Old 11-06-2019, 08:02 PM
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If cars could be failed due to improperly aimed headlights, people would be greatly encouraged to have their shops/mechanics perform that service prior to inspection. With increased demand, the shops would become well-versed in the procedure and more cars would be properly lit. Seems like a good idea to me. Although where I live, we have no vehicle inspections, so.... easy for me to say!

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Very rare to be aimed too high 80-90% aimed too low. I see maybe 1/100 that are aimed high or just off road illegal bright (like solid light bar)


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Very rare to be aimed too high 80-90% aimed too low. I see maybe 1/100 that are aimed high or just off road illegal bright (like solid light bar)
HAH! You haven't been to Texas in awhile. Every 3rd truck is lifted with -20mm offset wheels sticking out of the fenders with an LED light bar in the grille, one on the roof, and HID's retrofitted into the headlight housings with no projectors.
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Yeah Midwest it's rare to see offroad lights powered on illegally (though I do have some offroad led flasher bulbs in my rear corners that are pretty blinding bright )
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:34 PM
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Oh, changed engine, differential, and transfer case oil.

Front CV axles are next.

Hoping to work on some ICE with crystalworks this weekend.
We did both diffs... Poor Xfer case fluid was in poor shape.

Would be nice to work on the audio setup for a weekend. I'll see if I can get a kitchen pass from the family. But I don't think I'll hold my breath.
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