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    1. Member DarkNeo's Avatar
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      05-09-2012 04:22 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by adrew View Post
      I just blind these guys with my high beams as they approach. They never have the HIDs wired up correctly so they can't flip theirs on in retaliation.
      Did this once, guy in the other car swerved over and tried to hit me...
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      05-09-2012 04:50 AM #27
      I don't want to turn this into a social (it already is?) or anthropological thread, but a good measure for judging how the young population is doing is to look at statistics of science ineptness. For example, you can look at outcomes of questionnaires or studies on what percentage of respondents in a particular age group believe the Earth is about 6,000 years old, humans are not derived from ancestors shared with apes, plate tectonics is just a far-flung hypothesis, the embryonic environment and characteristics of the brain are unrelated to gay tendencies, life on Earth is unique, recent global climate change is not man-made, easily-extractable oil reserves are plentiful and not diminishing, immunization causes more harm than good, my own (accidental, by upbringing), regional, personal religious believe is superior - and therefore it should be supported by the community/state/country, etc.

      Try it. You'll find huge regional differences. And it's not the coasts that should fall off the cliff.

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      05-09-2012 04:55 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by feels_road View Post
      ... Earth is about 6,000 years old, humans are not derived from ancestors shared with apes, plate tectonics is just a far-flung hypothesis, the embryonic environment and characteristics of the brain are unrelated to gay tendencies, life on Earth is unique, recent global climate change is not man-made, easily-extractable oil reserves are plentiful and not diminishing, immunization causes more harm than good, my own (accidental, by upbringing), regional, personal religious believe is superior - and therefore it should be supported by the community/state/country, etc.
      Those concepts are not related

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      05-09-2012 06:16 AM #29
      OP sounds like a nice enough guy, but preaching about headlight legality on facebook is sooo...
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      05-09-2012 06:17 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
      Sorry but threads like this make me
      But, see... this is why I LOOOOOVE TCL... dim bulb kids who think they know everything, arguing with older posters as though they're right and being insulting instead of positing a genuine, defensible position. It's endlessly entertaining, like watching one of those trainwreck reality shows...

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      05-09-2012 06:36 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by 302W View Post
      OP sounds like a nice enough guy, but preaching about headlight legality on facebook is sooo...
      Agreed. He must be a blast at parties.


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      05-09-2012 07:01 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Boogety Boogety View Post
      But, see... this is why I LOOOOOVE TCL... dim bulb kids who think they know everything, arguing with older posters as though they're right and being insulting instead of positing a genuine, defensible position. It's endlessly entertaining, like watching one of those trainwreck reality shows...
      First time hearing the old saying "dim bulb" in years. I'm going to use that today.
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      05-09-2012 07:02 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by stascom View Post
      Those concepts are not related
      Or perhaps they are, and there is a common thread, if you think harder.

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      05-09-2012 07:33 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      Stupid ass mother****ers have existed in every generation..
      Today, thanks to Web 2.0, they are just far more accessible.

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      05-09-2012 08:20 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Nitzer View Post
      First time hearing the old saying "dim bulb" in years. I'm going to use that today.
      sounds like a new type of chinese food

      OP - go smash the headlights out.
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      05-09-2012 08:22 AM #36
      Local LEOs usally have more and better things to do than chase kids in Hondas just for having bright headlights.

      Just saying.
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      05-09-2012 08:26 AM #37
      Frickin' facespace and all those whippersnappers!!!!!

      Man, do you realize people said the same thing about you growing up? And I'm sure you have done a few things not quite legal either. Most people don't know they're breaking the law and aren't going to run out and buy new lights for their car because no one gets in trouble for it.

      So stop the whole this new generation thing, because it's not 'this new generation' at all. You're just a bitter old dude, who probably isn't that old.

    13. 05-09-2012 08:41 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by invisiblewar View Post
      Most people don't know they're breaking the law and aren't going to run out and buy new lights for their car because no one gets in trouble for it.
      Actually they do, I have seen a few tickets for illegal modification to the headlights/lighting.


      If anything, it should be an automatic stop to see if you are doing something else illegal.
      Also, inspection stations that allow these cars to pass should be fined and lose their license to inspect vehicles for 6 months. That would stop it rather quickly.

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      05-09-2012 08:47 AM #39
      So my car came with HIDs stock. One ballast burned out, I couldn't afford to buy a OEM replacement. So I bought an aftermarket ballast, should I be fined too? And I'm sure if people were made aware that they could potentially be fined, then they wouldn't do it.

      Raise the awareness, and stop blaming it on the younger generation

    15. 05-09-2012 08:49 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by invisiblewar View Post
      So my car came with HIDs stock. One ballast burned out, I couldn't afford to buy a OEM replacement. So I bought an aftermarket ballast, should I be fined too?
      Why would you be worried?
      If you have stock HIDs then you have the correct housing for HIDs.
      How hard is that to understand...

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      05-09-2012 08:53 AM #41
      OP sounds like a bit of a cry baby I'm sorry. Yes they can be annoying but no more than average idiot driving around with their brights on or one headlight aimed at the moon that I see daily. I've seen plenty of HID's in stock housing and never once have I been so blinded I thought I would crash. There are plenty of other things that scare me about the younger generation than a choice of headlights.
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      05-09-2012 09:17 AM #42
      I did a HID retrofit using bmw x5 kendroin bixenon projectors. With the fact that the projectors cost me less than 50$ shipped, there is no excuse to be running drop ins when real oem projectors can be had for so cheap. simple 2 wire solenoids make wiring the high beams simple.

      Ironically, while looking in my photobucket for a picture of my retrofit, I see an ad for HID's, where it looks like they photoshopped IN glare.


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      05-09-2012 09:22 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by adrew View Post
      I just blind these guys with my high beams as they approach. They never have the HIDs wired up correctly so they can't flip theirs on in retaliation.
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkNeo View Post
      Did this once, guy in the other car swerved over and tried to hit me...
      Ya gotta do it when you're RIGHT next to them fender to fender. The timing is everything. That way they get hit right in the eyes and can't react.

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      05-09-2012 09:27 AM #44
      Old people shouldn't drive. Middle aged people are bitter asses with road rage.

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      05-09-2012 09:27 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by invisiblewar View Post
      So my car came with HIDs stock. One ballast burned out, I couldn't afford to buy a OEM replacement. So I bought an aftermarket ballast, should I be fined too? And I'm sure if people were made aware that they could potentially be fined, then they wouldn't do it.

      Raise the awareness, and stop blaming it on the younger generation
      LMAO - thanks for the support of the original poster LOL. If you had stock HID then you have the proper cutoff for the HID beams in the projectors that came stock.

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      05-09-2012 09:27 AM #46
      no one has a monopoly on the *******s... but this generation seems to have a lot more of them...

      Im personally a fan of the "English degree from a college costing about 150k total to go to" and then they complain they do not have a job. Well, you majored in a language you already speak, in a country where that language is primary, and its history can be digested on Wikipedia. You read a lot of books, all of which do not really develop any marketable skills, and you didnt even get good grades in school.

      Of course your not going to get a job, your a POS. If you spent even 2 minutes thinking about your future, instead of thinking about how to make college as easy as possible and how to do as little work as possible, you may have figured out a better major and would have a chance of getting a job.

      I do not feel bad for you. And yes i will take a large fry with that.

      (yes there are exceptions to the rule, but those people would have succeeded with any major in college because they understand how to do a few things, manipulate people, position and market themselves and their abilities, understand general concepts of life, business, and socializing, and they are not stupid to begin with. - we all know them)
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      05-09-2012 09:30 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by noodlesdefyyou View Post
      she goes through boyfriends like a woman gets new shoes.

      no thanks, id prefer not to have any std's. plus, shes a high voltage emotional trainwreck. id rather stab my eyes out with a cattle prod than deal with that.


      on another note, what exactly makes me the ******* for providing documentation and offering to assist with the proper install of hids? is it because i know how to do it? or that i know the science behind rods, cones, and the cornea?
      Because you are acting like a smug assclown.

      Quote Originally Posted by noodlesdefyyou View Post
      i just found out about it 20 minutes ago. thats what they claim, it cant be illegal since theyve done it for so long.

      and ive actually called cops on people having incorrect hids before. just call 911 and claim i was forced off the road because the oncoming traffic lane had someone blinding me
      More evidence of you acting like a smug assclown and breaking the law to report someone breaking the law. Didn't your mother ever teach you that two wrongs don't make a right?

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      05-09-2012 09:33 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by bubbagti View Post
      HID drop ins are one of my biggest automotive pet peeves. It's a huge problem here in CA. I can't go one night of driving without seeing at least one car that has them.
      ^ this.

      I see them on my way to work.. I flash and hold my high beams on all the time.

      I can tell you from my observation that its mostly folks from 25-40 with them in my area.

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      05-09-2012 09:37 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      Also, **** ****ty HID retrofits. I wish they were only confined to the younger generation.
      What's wrong with retrofits they are hid projector kits that are in modified stock housings
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      05-09-2012 09:45 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Yak Meat View Post
      Of course your not going to get a job, your a POS. If you spent even 2 minutes thinking about your future, instead of thinking about how to make college as easy as possible and how to do as little work as possible, you may have figured out a better major and would have a chance of getting a job.
      An English major could be a professional proofreader.
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