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Old 06-26-2011, 01:15 PM
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Just like title says, pics would be great on where in the heck is the adjusters, if no pics please explain in detail , thanks for any help!!
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The headlights can only be adjusted for up/down.

Here is where the adjuster hole is for the passenger side -






And for the drivers side -






Here it is with the torx T20 driver set in for adjusting -





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i guess if you want to adjust left or right
you would have to back off the mounting bolts/screws
then you could shim it some how, like with body shims or something similar ??
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Thanks for the pics! and GT thats the samething I was thinking!
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So Im guessing if you have a 6" lift you need to lower it 6" right? Is there a gauge to go by?
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I was wondering this also......thanks brad

Does anyone know how to adjust these...like 1/2 turn equals 2 in.....etc......?
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anyone know where the top of the beam should be at how many feet? I always felt that the lights are far too low on this truck. My 86 Toyota with the cheap square headlights do a better job at low beam and high than my ram does.
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I have no idea what the 'standard' is, but I use the following rule of thumb -
With the truck sitting on level ground facing a wall of door at 25', I use a measuring tape to measure the beam 1' in front of the truck, and adjust the beam for 1-1/2 to 2" drop at 25'. I don't have anyone flashing me at night, and if I set the beams higher, I actually don't get any further coverage.
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I took a trip to AZ over Christmas and I was getting regularly flashed on two lane highways. The truck bed had some light stuff in it and I wasn't towing anything. Same thing happens when nothing is in the bed. Obviously mine came from the factory too high. Yes I have the crappy HIR2 bulbs in the projector housings. Thanks for the photos on how to aim them lower.....or higher..... I figured out how to aim the fog lites, which were way too low from the factory.
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