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Round Fog light design 23 79.31%
Oval Fog light design 4 13.79%
Rectangular Fog light design 2 6.90%
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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-16-2003, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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FOG LIGHTS check it out

Hey guys i wanted to install some fog lights (even though i have the 6s with the integrated fog lights) in the corner bumper covers. I am fine with the custom fabrication and stuff, but i was just wondering what fog lights you think i shuld go with.

I am looking in the $100 range, dont really want to spend that much but hey quality like PIAA is always worth the money. (my friend has had PIAAS for about 5 year and went through hell and back even needed to rewire them all b/c they have been so abused an still work great.)

anyways i was wondering what you guys though would look best, a round fog light, oval, or a rectangular design. (i never really thought about rectangular ones b4 but i think they would kinda look better with the design of the covers an example is http://www.cardomain.com/id/laautoshow i would not put them on like that kinda fit em in better but you get the point.)

anyway let me know what you think and any suggestions on fog lights to get would be greatly appreciated as always. also if you have installed fogs like this yourself post you pics here......

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I like the more stock look of matching the round lights that come on the car. I think it makes for a cleaner look. PIAA makes an excellent product. I put their 400x driving lights on my 6, mostly for the look but they function well as additional driving lights to the stock headlights. (i have sport package with builtin fogs).



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Those PIAAs look great, ZSilver6.

How did you mount them on there? I'd be very interested in adding some myself.

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I say small Round lights to match the headlights..On a normal car the rectangular lights don't fit.
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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.
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Ouch. That's far from an easy install. While I could probably do it; I hesitate to do anything that involves drilling into the car -- but I guess it really is just the black plastic you're messing with.

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Yeah, the plastics pieces cant cost too much to replace. Dont think theres any other way to install them with less cutting or drilling into the car.
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BTW before you go with piaa I would check out the Hella Optilux. Much cheaper, and very nice looking lights.
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Yeah PIAAs are a bit overpriced. I was going for the look for than anything -- quality is important (I'm not gonna buy some that cost $30), but a set of Hellas would be fine as long as they looked like the above PIAAs.

Thanks for the suggestion on the Hella model.

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Sorry forgot to mention JCWhitney has the hella lights. The small round optilux are about 60 bucks. They also make a small light that has a 7 color angel eye built in. And if you do not like round, the optilux come in just about any shape you can imagine. Good luck.
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