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Trucklite fix

Buddy of mine just ordered these. http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Exterior-Par...odCat&ppcfon=1

They adjust your headlights left/right so you can avoid the 'X' in low beam.

Sorry if this is a repost, just throwing it out there.
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Does it replace the screw that's there now?
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Does it replace the screw that's there now?
they replace the horizontal adjustment stud that is not adjustable. Kind of a pain to install but well worth the effort.
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Oh cool I think I'll having to give it a try.
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I was worried when the flag #5 in the image on the linked page was pointing to the stock part, but the part number is correct.

Your buddy ordered the correct thing (upper item in my photo below). The bottom item is the stock piece it replaces.

Good upgrade! Chrysleep should have thrown these in from the factory, IMHO.


EDIT: When I installed these screws, I took reference measurements and matched the factory non-adjustable screws as a baseline.
My driver-side headlight was dead on for windage, but the passenger side was 10 full turns too cross-eyed (totally unacceptable).
The factory windage "aiming" of the passenger-side headlight provided poor light for the driver, and was pointing at other drivers.
I don't know which regulators got paid off to make it OK to put JKs on the road with such horribly "aimed", non-adjustable lights.

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Anyone have any pics of the corrected light pattern?
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What I don't get is how that fine thread screw works in a hole that has been auger'd out by that big ass coarse thread static pivot screw. I ordered those adjustment screws and when I saw what came out, I put everything back together and said fuggit.

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What I don't get is how that fine thread screw works in a hole that has been auger'd out by that big ass coarse thread static pivot screw. I ordered those adjustment screws and when I saw what came out, I put everything back together and said fuggit.
You shoulda' given 'em a shot - they work fine. Notice that the major diameter of both screws is about the same.
The fine screw has ~4-5 times as many threads engaging the shitty plastic of the holes, and it doesn't apply much force in-use.

As anal as you are about vertical cutoff and aiming, I'd expect you to go nuts with out proper horizontal aiming as well.
. . . or are you a one-axis lighting perfectionist?

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Strangely, my cutoff alignment is pretty much dead nuts at the normal aiming distance of 25 feet. Placed further away, the spread is like two feet apart at like 50 feet so horizontal alignment with my setup isn't as critical. Remember, I don't have those kooky LED lights.


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. . . I don't have those kooky LED lights.
Neither do I. It's them thar highfalutin' newfangled digital kids that need the adjustability.

I'm running E-code H4s, and I had no idea how fooked the factory "aiming" was until I could adjust 'em. Then I was pissed.

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