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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-20-2003, 11:06 AM
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* * * * * * Fabricated brackets out of aluminum. Curved the brackets to provide proper clearance to bumper and other parts. Mounted the brackets using existing holes in the chasis. Used a 2.5" hole saw to cut openings in the black plastic "covers" in the lower corners of the bumper.



Install required no drilling into the car and the brackets weigh less than a pound total.[/b]

Hey! I'm glad to hear adding foglights below isn't impossible. So, where did you find the aluminum brackets and how much did they set you back? From your picture, it looks pretty simple. Think I might try it.

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Bought the raw material from Home Depot for about $3. They sell 1" x 1/8" aluminum in 3 and 4 foot lengths. I cut, drilled, and formed the brackets myself. Not difficult to do, just take your time and use your imagination.

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Thanks again for the help! The lower fog lights look so much better. They fill in that "void".
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Wow, good work man i just ordered the 1100X PIAA HID Fogs i am going to take a look at that. I will be going to HD soon and getting some of those.
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Great install! I have a small question. I have a 6s that does not have the integrated fog lights, and I was looking to install some lower fog lights much the way you did. However, (and I haven't looked yet)...but what wiring did you tie into? Is there a way to tie into the factory wiring on a non-sport S?
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Do any of you recommend against drilling into the underside of the bumper, right above where the plastic inserts sit? My fogs came with brackets, and it would make things quite easy to just screw the brackets right into the bumper and let the fogs hang down from there.
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I installed the lights then put mesh over the grils.
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Where'd you get the mesh to replace the honeycomb?
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I skipped the mesh entirely. I bought some relatively cheap ($65, but they have angel eyes surrounding the perimeter) oval fog lights, then cut out a hole in the lower plastic inserts large enough for the rear end of each fog light to slide through, but not large enough for the top end to fit. So my lights are raised up above the surface of the plastic inserts. Then, instead of using the mounting brackets that came with my fogs to hang them or support them from underneath, I used them to lock the fogs in place on the inserts. They're not going anywhere. All-in-all it's kind of a cheap-ass rig, but it should work fine. I guess I'll find out when I actually reinstall the inserts tomorrow afternon.

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IMO i really like fogs that are as far on the edge of the bumper you can go. It makes the car look wider. I like that
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