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#11 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 09:32 PM
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Never had a problem. I'm not sure why everyone says the Frontier's headlights are bad.

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Never had a problem. I'm not sure why everyone says the Frontier's headlights are bad.
im not saying the gen2 lights are "bad", just have a very sharp cut offline the way the light is diffused vertically. Most modern vehicles are like that. if they are adjusted low, you dont get much light out front, if they are high, you dont get much light on the road.

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im not saying the gen2 lights are "bad", just have a very sharp cut offline the way the light is diffused vertically. Most modern vehicles are like that. if they are adjusted low, you dont get much light out front, if they are high, you dont get much light on the road.
The cut-off lines are definitely brutal. If you adjust them high to light up the road and use the fog lights to light in front of you like "greaseball" said i think thats the best outcome. If you have foggys.
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Get some aftermarket lights. Nothing too crazy as to not attract attention, but better than fogs (or what everyone like's to call "fogs). Something like this, and then wire it to the high beams.

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There's a guy on thenewx who makes retrofit HID projectors for xterras and frontiers (or whatever vehicle you drive) I know a member or 2 have them on here too.
Cost about $300 I believe from what I saw on his website.
Maybe just replace your head lights altogether.

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im not saying the gen2 lights are "bad", just have a very sharp cut offline the way the light is diffused vertically. Most modern vehicles are like that. if they are adjusted low, you dont get much light out front, if they are high, you dont get much light on the road.
Yeah, that's true. The cut-off is pretty drastic, light, then no light at all. The Frontier's headlights are also very "moody" depending on the style of bulb you use.

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I too felt the regular bulbs weren't bright enough. I'm not a fan of the high price/short life span of Silverstars so i went with Sylvannia XtraVisions. They provided a cleaner and wider beam and are still working a year and a half later.

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I wasn't impressed with mine either, even after owning mine for less than a month now. I have already replaced mine with sylvania silver star bulbs, and still am not impressed. Even after adjusting the beam I do not like the output.

The next step for me is a set of DDM Tuning Hi/ Low HID kits with 5000k bulbs. I have these in my motorcycle (2008 gsxr 600) and have never had an issue with them.
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I noticed it last night. They are weak.
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Hi beams

Thanks for all the comments. I didn't see a clearcut solution, but will think about a better bulb. Mine when I use Hi's, I get a dark shadow on the road in front of me and a nice view of the side trees. Low beams seem to work fine.
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