Spot Lights

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 12:01
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Hi all,

I have IPF spotties on my 80 series, can any tell me the best way to accurately align them as they must have jarred loose on my last trip to the Kimberly.

Thanks, Tony
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Reply By: Leroy - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 12:19

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 12:19
I just find a nice long dark street and pull the sockets out and set them up as I like.

Leroy
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Reply By: Roachie - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 12:22

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 12:22
Tony,
The only way I ever achieve it is to go out onto along, straight, quiet bit of track at night and be prepared to spend 15 minutes (or whatever it takes) to fiddle about. I have done it in the past by putting a bit of cardboard in front of the headlights and one of the spotties. This enables you to concentrate on the direction of only one light at a time. Just adjust it until it's shining on the road the way you want it to....no black magic in my opinion.
I leave the motor running (for obvious reasons) whilst I'm doing it.
I have Lightforce 240 Blitz lights and the beauty of them being a bit lighter (in weight) is that I have never had one shake loose, even over the Cape York corrogations.
Good luck,
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 13:48

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 13:48
Instead of the cardboard I have hung towels over the opposite spotie and head lights so I can concentrate on the spottie im adjusting

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 22:09

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 22:09
I found the wifes ass is a good thing to block light from passing so you can align one at a time.
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Follow Up By: SMURFF - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 12:08

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 12:08
Truckster.....i am ROFL!!!

I knew there was another use for it besides using it as a cushion for the pushin'!!!
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Reply By: TOB - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 16:45

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 16:45
Although not perfect this will do a pretty good job.
Run you truck about 4 metres from a wall, in the garage will do. Turn on your high beam and aim your spots to the centre and just above the highest part of the high beam. You will be surprised how close this gets it.

TOB
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 19:27

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 19:27
your spot on , this is the way it was done before electronic head light aimers lol

You can get it right by placing the spots at the same distance up or down and gadge the sides by the light from your head lights
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 20:10

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 20:10
Gday Tony,once you've got them set up,drive into your garage(or up to a wall,carport etc,)and with a "x" marks the spot,mark were the lights(high beam and driving) are shining.Next time they go out of allignment just drive up to the spot and re-adjust them to the "x",5 min tops.Just make sure your tyre pressure and loadings the same.
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Follow Up By: Boobook - Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 10:02

Thursday, Mar 18, 2004 at 10:02
Now that's a good idea!
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