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number-1

posted on 26/4/18 at 05:03 PM Reply With Quote
Night driving?

After my last post about lights and MOTs, i was curious to how much night driving you lovely lot do in your kit cars? Is it a case of avoiding it where possible and leave it for daylight hours? Or are you not too bothered?

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James24785

posted on 26/4/18 at 05:06 PM Reply With Quote
I'll be avoiding it where possible personally
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russbost

posted on 26/4/18 at 05:32 PM Reply With Quote
Well, I wouldn't want to be on a motorway in pitch dark & pouring rain, but other than that, what's the problem with driving at night (other than it can get a bit chilly!). Just make sure you've got some decent headlights!





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SJ

posted on 26/4/18 at 05:34 PM Reply With Quote
I love driving mine at night. As Russ says, not on a rainy motorway, but down the lanes in the summer is great.
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nick205

posted on 26/4/18 at 06:19 PM Reply With Quote
Sold my Indy a few years ago, but when I had it was happy to drive day or night.
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Benzine

posted on 26/4/18 at 06:20 PM Reply With Quote
I drove from Carlisle to Leicestershire in the dark in my MK last year, plenty of rain too. It wasn't bad, but it did make me change my headlights as they just weren't cutting it!
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James24785

posted on 26/4/18 at 06:48 PM Reply With Quote
To be fair, I've not even driven mine in the day yet haha! I just get the impression the headlights won't be great, but I may be pleasently surprised
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steve m

posted on 26/4/18 at 07:16 PM Reply With Quote
I drive with the lights on, when in my 7, day or night, as its the only way some pathetic road users ever see my car, or any other 7, as there so low to the ground

Mine not helped by being green

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Sam_68

posted on 26/4/18 at 07:28 PM Reply With Quote
I used to run 'Sevens' as my daily drivers, so used to do a fair amount of night driving when I was younger.

Biggest problem I found is that you're so low to the road that you suffer glare from the headlamps of oncoming traffic, even when they're on dipped beam.

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CosKev3

posted on 26/4/18 at 07:30 PM Reply With Quote
If your running Dominator headlights night driving is not nice!
I never knowingly go out in the dark,but if I get carried away on a run or go to the local Westfield meet I have to drive home in the dark!
I can't see how people think it's enjoyable really,as one of the big parts of being out in our open top cars is all the nice countryside/surrounding's IMO,which can't be seen in the dark!

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snapper

posted on 26/4/18 at 09:32 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by russbost
Well, I wouldn't want to be on a motorway in pitch dark & pouring rain, but other than that, what's the problem with driving at night (other than it can get a bit chilly!). Just make sure you've got some decent headlights!


But driving at speed in daylight in rain I can only describe as Biblical coming back from Le Mans with me as your back stop was OK then?!?





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Bluemoon

posted on 27/4/18 at 08:38 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sam_68
I used to run 'Sevens' as my daily drivers, so used to do a fair amount of night driving when I was younger.

Biggest problem I found is that you're so low to the road that you suffer glare from the headlamps of oncoming traffic, even when they're on dipped beam.


Yes thats what i find. Just be carefull, and take it easy..

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russbost

posted on 27/4/18 at 12:34 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by snapper
quote:
Originally posted by russbost
Well, I wouldn't want to be on a motorway in pitch dark & pouring rain, but other than that, what's the problem with driving at night (other than it can get a bit chilly!). Just make sure you've got some decent headlights!


But driving at speed in daylight in rain I can only describe as Biblical coming back from Le Mans with me as your back stop was OK then?!?


Well, if we wanted to make the ferry we didn't have a lot of choice! But I have to say it wasn't a fun drive & had there been a sensible alternative I would have taken it!





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tims31

posted on 27/4/18 at 03:08 PM Reply With Quote
After driving mine in the dark last year and not being able see a dam thing, I upgraded to some LED lamps from Furore when they had a sale on in January.

These are so much brighter than the 5 3/4inch mini lamps fitted previously and no excuses for people not seeing me coming as it has a DRL Halo too.

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Andi

posted on 27/4/18 at 10:39 PM Reply With Quote
Love driving back from the monthly meets in the summer at night. Through the countryside and into the city.
There are some lovely smells about too .. Especially going past the bakery

I wear yellow ballistic glasses as I need something over my eyes with an aeroscreen and normal sunglasses are obviously a no no, and a helmet dulls the experience (on a short run).

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coyoteboy

posted on 30/4/18 at 11:58 AM Reply With Quote
I wonder if polarised, but not tinted, lensed glasses would help reduce glare.





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