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Well, I did adjust my foglights up from the factory mineshaft aiming to the level of the low beam lights, since I now had the light reach to pull that off with these in. that makes them a bit more aggressive to other drivers and yeah, if I forget to turn them off people remind me.


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Well, I did adjust my foglights up from the factory mineshaft aiming to the level of the low beam lights, since I now had the light reach to pull that off with these in. that makes them a bit more aggressive to other drivers and yeah, if I forget to turn them off people remind me.
This is a rookie question, but how exactly do you aim headlights/foglights? I'm getting raxiom smoked headlights, and I've heard from people(those people could be wrong though) that they need aiming.


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Yeah, it is a rookie Q. Take off the rad cover. There are plus head screws vertically positioned near the fog light tops that adjust the height, left is up. Similarly, there are screws near the back of the HID housings to adjust them. You need to be real careful with those, as they can strip easily. The fog light ones are solid enough.

Take your car to a nearby wall with a level surface and park it about 5 metres back. Mark where your factory headlight cut line is on the wall.

The when you install the Raxioms, go to the same wall and adjust them to your mark. Done and dusted.

You can adjust your foglights up some b/c you have HIDs but, there's no need to bring them higher than the factory low beam cutoff. i guarantee people will start flashing you if you run those set that way. Great for back roads though, which is why I did it.

The factory headlight aiming is actually ok on these cars. it's the foglights that were set super low on my car, even for fog lights.

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Yeah, it is a rookie Q. Take off the rad cover. There are plus head screws vertically positioned near the fog light tops that adjust the height, left is up. Similarly, there are screws near the back of the HID housings to adjust them. You need to be real careful with those, as they can strip easily. The fog light ones are solid enough.

Take your car to a nearby wall with a level surface and park it about 5 metres back. Mark where your factory headlight cut line is on the wall.

The when you install the Raxioms, go to the same wall and adjust them to your mark. Done and dusted.

You can adjust your foglights up some b/c you have HIDs but, there's no need to bring them higher than the factory low beam cutoff. i guarantee people will start flashing you if you run those set that way. Great for back roads though, which is why I did it.

The factory headlight aiming is actually ok on these cars. it's the foglights that were set super low on my car, even for fog lights.
Thanks for the info. Much appreciated. I also noticed that my cutoff line for my headlights isn't really a cutoff line. It just kinda.. Fades out instead of a straight time. I've seen great HID cutoffs before and like look nothing like it. Btw I did this with the foglights off just for the people who might ask that.


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I have 6k 35w in the fogs and the light output is fantastic. Yours don't look much different than mine. A lot of bulbs are out there that aren't really the colour temp advertised. DDM got itself in hot water for advertising a whole range of colour temps that were actually the same bulb.

here's 6K:

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here's an approximation of the light on road:

IMG_0898_zps2729bc14.jpg Photo by 5lho | Photobucket

Yeah, they are blinding but, I don't run them in town.
Where and how did you hear about this issue with DDM? I'm curious because I have a buddy that installed two different sets of 6K from DDM in two separate vehicles but they looked nothing like a 6K from DDM that I had from years ago.


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Poke your head around forums on line, particularly BMW ones and, you'll quickly find what I'm talking about.

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