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      09-16-2010, 01:31 AM   #1
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Flash Flash Flash

I just drove from Nova to Charlestown, WV, it took about 50 mins. In those 50 mins, i got flashed at least 10 times.............

for those with Alphine Hids, is it thattttttt bright?
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HID Angels = way too bright. This should be obvious when you can't even look directly into your own headlights without blinding yourself
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I just drove from Nova to Charlestown, WV, it took about 50 mins. In those 50 mins, i got flashed at least 10 times.............

for those with Alphine Hids, is it thattttttt bright?
I get people flashing me all the time and all I've got are the stock xenon lights.
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I have the regular (yellow) angel eyes abd I get flashed, mainly during day light though. So are you guys sure that all that flashing you're getting are not drivers appreciating your M3. I get this quite often!
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I get people flashing me all the time and all I've got are the stock xenon lights.
It used to happen to me sometimes with my old M3 when Xenons were less common and people just didn't get it. It has happened to me only on rare occassion with my E93. I think part of it is when you go over a bump for example, your headlight will shine upward briefly and right into someones eye. Annoying to be sure, but this can happen with any car and any type of light. People just need to not be so quick to assume you are f-ing with them, which I think is what happens a lot of the time.

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I have the regular (yellow) angel eyes abd I get flashed, mainly during day light though. So are you guys sure that all that flashing you're getting are not drivers appreciating your M3. I get this quite often!
It's definitely not that if it is at night and they could not possibly have known what you are driving. Well, ok, maybe they'd be able to tell its some type of BMW or 3 series at least, but not specifically an M3.
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just curious to those of you who get flashed.....have any of you had your car lowered recently?....if so, you need to adjust your headlights!!!
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just curious to those of you who get flashed.....have any of you had your car lowered recently?....if so, you need to adjust your headlights!!!
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I had to adjust mine because they were blinding everyone.
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I get people flashing me all the time and all I've got are the stock xenon lights.
This happens to me constantly. My brothers GTI with stock headlights got flashed even more than the M.
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just curious to those of you who get flashed.....have any of you had your car lowered recently?....if so, you need to adjust your headlights!!!
I'm 100% stock. There's no question that even the stock lights are bright. Having an auto-dimming rear mirror helps when the cars are behind you but I've never understood people who think headlights are too bright from on-coming cars. STOP STARING AT THE LIGHTS!

Yes bright lights can be distracting, but c'mon know. Keep your eyes on the pavement in front on you and you shouldn't have any problems. They're not lasers, they're headlights.
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just curious to those of you who get flashed.....have any of you had your car lowered recently?....if so, you need to adjust your headlights!!!
yes i just lowered it few weeks ago, i am guessing that's why?
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if youre lowered, make sure your headlight sensors were mounted correctly. you can also manually adjust the aiming level of the xenons. i have a feeling that the xenons are blinding people and not the angels. try driving around town without the xenons on and see if people still flash you.
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Geez. The only time I get flashed is when I go down to Ft. Lauderdale. I really love when those big bosomed chicks flash me. And ...

Wait. What?
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Geez. The only time I get flashed is when I go down to Ft. Lauderdale. I really love when those big bosomed chicks flash me. And ...

Wait. What?
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if youre lowered, make sure your headlight sensors were mounted correctly. you can also manually adjust the aiming level of the xenons. i have a feeling that the xenons are blinding people and not the angels. try driving around town without the xenons on and see if people still flash you.
how do i adjust it manually?
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I had a guy flip me off and tell me to take off my high beams when first of all I didn't have them on and second of all my car is stock... so don't really know where he was coming from
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