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Old 01-03-2011, 09:36 PM   #69
irish44j
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Burke, VA
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09 OPB SM WRXsedan
85 BMW E30 M2 Rallycrossr

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Originally Posted by steverx05 View Post
Sure, more light is "more light", but you shouldn't be relying on your fog lights to see deer coming out of the woods at your car. That's what your high beams are for. The light from your fog lights should just be illuminating the road directly in front of your car. If your fog lights are allowing you to see creatures coming out of the woods trying to jump at your ride, your fog lights are "doing it wrong"
true true....lol. Every little bit helps, but I doubt they do much Like I said, I'll admit that with the yellow bulbs, I mostly just like them on because they look good

I am a frequent hi-beam user on the backroads (the best light ON this car!), but I actually worry more about deer on the parkway, where there is always traffic, so no hibeams

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Anyway...you're absolutely right though, the "fog" lights on modern cars are a joke. Especially the GR fogs, they're useless. That's why I was curious about your statement and you saying you use them to see better in clear weather. I'm sure your upgraded bulbs help out a lot.
Maybe some. Of course the other nice thing about our "fog" lights is the glass lenses. Both of mine have about 6 cracks each in them. Good thinking Subaru...glass lenses 6 inches above the road. Though I think they're actually heat cracks, because I had the plexi Subaru lens guards on them and they still got majorly cracked.

I'm looking around for some replacement plastic lenses (looking for some cheapo walmart fogs with the right size to swap over). When I do that, I may look at modifying the housings as well or going to a higher wattage bulb. Projects, projects....

I would just get a lightbar and some Hella 500FFs or something, but my rex doesn't really have the right look to work with a rally bar, lol. Maybe if I had a GD.

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Originally Posted by steverx05 View Post
At least you have the right idea about the rear fog and you've given great info on it...I'm already seeing people wire up the 2011 STI sedan rear fog as a fourth brake light I'm not sure there is any hope left.
Yeah, I saw that too....guy just wired it to his brake lights. <sigh>
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