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Simon T

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1,912 posts

159 months

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Monday 17th September 2012 quote quote all
Anyone else find the main beam a bit too dim for press on driving? Are there any mods about?

Simon

George H

12,553 posts

50 months

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Monday 17th September 2012 quote quote all
Rally GT style?


Simon T

Original Poster:

1,912 posts

159 months

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Err.... perhaps something a bit more subtle smile

redkite

48 posts

103 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
What tool is required to adjust the main beam, i had a look and there just seems to be an adjusting hole but with no screwdriver/allen key slots. Do i need to take the front engine cover off ?

Lunablack

3,473 posts

48 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
Does it have the Xenons (HID) fitted??smile
After the two watts of candle power on the TVR I find the Xenons on the Aston lights to be pretty damn good... Especially main beamcool

As for adjustment, if it does have the HID's they're auto adjusted for height.....

As for the Non HID's I've no idea sorry..
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BingoBob

1,093 posts

33 months

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Yes, with the HID if you put the main beam on, the headlight tilts the beam up to give you better range on the halogen main beam.

Since the mean beam is halogen, you could get higher wattage bulbs, but be careful that they don't generate too much heat and prematurely degrade the reflective coating on the headlight.

Alternatively, there are aftermarket kits to transform halogen headlights into HID. I don't know how good they are, though. Could be a solution. Not sure how they get around the start-up delay of the HID, though.

yeti

10,276 posts

161 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
Going out on a limb here to canvas opinion...

What do people think of adding DB7 Vantage/Vanquish driving lights to a DB9? I would remove the indicator unit and have them as better sidelights on one setting and driving lights on the other which would come on with my main beams (not full beams and not fog bulbs so they won't dazzle).

I miss the look of them from my DB7VV and I think they look superb on the Vanquish (even when they have the bonnet up). Plus I like to be different smile

Well?

Oh, and a Rapide front bumper/double grille... was talking to Token Jock and Tony hall about this... it might just work, especially with the lights :scratchin:

yeti

10,276 posts

161 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
George H said:
Rally GT style?

Doubt I could live with that day to day, but it looks brilliant biggrin

George H

12,553 posts

50 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
yeti said:
Doubt I could live with that day to day, but it looks brilliant biggrin
It wasn't supposed to be a serious reply laugh

As for you're 'driving lights' thing, I think you would look like one of those knobs who drive around with fog lights on, even if they didn't have fog light bulbs in. Not sure the DB9 would suit them either. What about fitting lights behind the mesh on the bottom bit of the bumper? smile

Lunablack

3,473 posts

48 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
yeti said:
Going out on a limb here to canvas opinion...

What do people think of adding DB7 Vantage/Vanquish driving lights to a DB9?
Awaits post from a certain person saying it'll look ste and chavvy whistle


And now for the sensible replysmile

IMO I would think it'd look ok,.... Let's be honest, if you squint a bit, a DB9 and a Vanquish aren't that far Appart in appearance.... And those lights look great on a Vanc, so why not on a 9smile

yeti

10,276 posts

161 months

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I get what you mean. Very nobbish indeed to drive with fogs on smile

The way it worked on DB7 - sides and driving lights could be activated together and were in the same circular unit - so they could work independently of the main headlight unit. Just used to have those on until it was properly dark. Here's me in the old Yeti-mobile at Castle Combe in the rain...



Edited by yeti on Tuesday 18th September 10:47

yeti

10,276 posts

161 months

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Lunablack said:
And those lights look great on a Vanc, so why not on a 9smile
My thoughts too Luna. The main difference is in the rear haunches so what works on the front of one will do on the other. If it doesn't work... a new bumper is only a few hundred quid smile

George H

12,553 posts

50 months

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yeti said:
My thoughts too Luna. The main difference is in the rear haunches so what works on the front of one will do on the other. If it doesn't work... a new bumper is only a few hundred quid smile
Before potentially ruining your bumper, why not just get a photoshop done to make sure you like it? smile

yeti

10,276 posts

161 months

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George H said:
Before potentially ruining your bumper, why not just get a photoshop done to make sure you like it? smile
Genuinely don't know anyone who uses Photoshop frown

George H

12,553 posts

50 months

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yeti said:
Genuinely don't know anyone who uses Photoshop frown
Post in general gassing or the lounge and I'm sure someone will help smile

yeti

10,276 posts

161 months

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George H said:
Post in general gassing or the lounge and I'm sure someone will help smile
Yeah, they're a really helpful bunch in there biggrin

BingoBob

1,093 posts

33 months

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If you can find me photos of the DB7 and DB9 in roughly same position I can have a go if you like.

yeti

10,276 posts

161 months

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BingoBob said:
If you can find me photos of the DB7 and DB9 in roughly same position I can have a go if you like.
Thanks for that! I will have a sift through some pictures tonight and PM you smile

mikey k

9,502 posts

102 months

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BingoBob said:
Since the mean beam is halogen, you could get higher wattage bulbs, but be careful that they don't generate too much heat and prematurely degrade the reflective coating on the headlight.
Didn't work on my S actually made it worse!
Went back to stock ones and just adjusted them a bit more wink

BingoBob

1,093 posts

33 months

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yeti said:
What do people think of adding DB7 Vantage/Vanquish driving lights to a DB9?


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