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Old 02-21-2004, 12:57 AM   #1
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Just wondering if we need that metal cap that is located on the low beam headlight? Does it direction the light or is it to simmer down the intensity of the beam? I am going to try ripping it off tommarow.
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Don't take them them off, they are design to concentrate the beam off the reflector. You will have less usable power from your lights if you remove them.

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Don't take them them off, they are design to concentrate the beam off the reflector. You will have less usable power from your lights if you remove them.

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yea, it'* not like U can just "take" them off anyway, aftermarket headlights do not have these "Metal Caps" though they already come aimed right,
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yea, it'* not like U can just "take" them off anyway, aftermarket headlights do not have these "Metal Caps" though they already come aimed right,
Aftermarket headlights... Like silverstars or something? Or a brand new headlamp assembly? I got some xenons in there now, that is why I was asking.
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The cap is built into the Headlamp assembly. It'* part of the low beam spec. If you want more light output, i'd suggest switching to driving lights from your fogs. Silverstars only gain brighter light where the low beams reach, driving lights (see my sig) have no boundaries.
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