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Old 10-05-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default Hey, guess what... Our fog lights suck!

I have the '12 2.0l premium with the stock fog lights. I'm very unhappy with them. The light output is useless & they look like crap when paired with a set of HID headlights. I bought some yellow LEDs to replace the stock bulbs & they blew a fuse & didn't fit correctly. The only cool thing I've seen done with the fog lights is another member swapped them out with projectors. Though it looks amazing, it's a pricy & in-depth project I'm not willing to take on.

Anyone who has swapped out their fog light bulbs, please post pictures of what you replaced them with & post pics! Thanks!
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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i agree even with "upgraded" high power led light bulbs, still not happy with them
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...294948&page=40
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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Yeah i was trying to find a way to fit some hellas or something in the foglight cutout in place of our **** lights, but thats just an idea so far
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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Note: Fog lights aren't meant to increase visibility in any condition except fog. The more you know.

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Old 10-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #5
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I think those are called bully sticks, dogs love them.

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Old 10-05-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
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Yeah glad we have members like that on this board. Thanks for the imput douche bag.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:38 PM   #7
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well man, hate to say it but post like these are non-constructive. instead of an immature response of your opinion, you could have said it a better way.



anyways, i posted a link to the aftermarket thread that i posted about my findings on the LED foglights. there is a slight modification to them

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Old 10-05-2012, 07:42 PM   #8
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I think it was entertaining lol.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:09 PM   #9
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I think it was entertaining lol.
I did too! Nasioc could learn a thing or two about humor from pirate4x4, it's all good though
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:35 PM   #10
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Foglights are only supposed to have a beam pattern that fills in the gap between your low beams and the front of your car. It is not supposed to overlap your low beam pattern. The stock foglights do what they are supposed to do.

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Old 10-08-2012, 11:17 PM   #11
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Foglights are only supposed to have a beam pattern that fills in the gap between your low beams and the front of your car. It is not supposed to overlap your low beam pattern. The stock foglights do what they are supposed to.
And yet nearly everyone seems to think they are another set of head lights. They do what they are supposed to in the proper situations
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:02 AM   #12
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Confusion between driving lights and fog lights. Bright beams don't work worth a spit in fog.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:20 AM   #13
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haven't run into any fog yet - I will report once I try them out!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:11 PM   #14
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For those of you who aren't satisfied with the low beam output, aiming the fogs higher adds a nice amount of light on the road, and illuminates bambi, too.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:21 PM   #15
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I didn't think you could aim the foglights. BTW do yours seem pretty loose?
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:46 PM   #16
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I didn't think you could aim the foglights. BTW do yours seem pretty loose?
you can aim them some what. takes a #3 philips i believe.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:02 AM   #17
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Yeah glad we have members like that on this board. Thanks for the imput douche bag.
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I did too! Nasioc could learn a thing or two about humor from pirate4x4, it's all good though
The awd dyke car crowd seems a bit more sensative than the 4wd crowd. However there are plenty of butthurt people on pirate too.



Has anybody figured out how to operate the fogs independant of the headlights yet? That is nice to have in some blizard situations.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:14 AM   #18
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I realized they sucked on day one. I wasn't about to be a douche and put HIDs in them, so got some high power yellow LEDs from DDM. They are now nothing more than marker lights, but I like them.

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Old 10-10-2012, 11:27 AM   #19
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See they are the same for all cars (including my STI and any of my previous cars). It's because THATS HOW FOGLIGHTS ARE SUPPOSED TO WORK!
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:29 PM   #20
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See they are the same for all cars (including my STI and any of my previous cars). It's because THATS HOW FOGLIGHTS ARE SUPPOSED TO WORK!
you can't win. i am giving up on this battle. some people will just never understand what fog lights are no matter how many times you tell them.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:47 PM   #21
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Lol, I gave up awhile ago on explaining the 'fog light' concept...
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:30 PM   #22
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If they are supposed to help you see better in fog, or to illuminate the road below and to the sides of the low beam pattern, mine are too dim to do either.

They really make very little difference when they are on -- in the dark, and in the fog. Maybe they are aimed wrong from the factory, but I cannot tell much difference when they are on.

If you are going to tell me that they have to be dim, to work in fog, that is just plain dumb.

If they were brighter, they might serve a purpose other than being marker lights, which is what they are right now with the factory bulbs (what are they, 35 watts of pure fog busting power?)

Would I prefer brighter bulbs, even if it hampered their current non-ability to cut through the fog?

Yes, and so would most of us who think they suck. See how that works!
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:40 PM   #23
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If they are supposed to help you see better in fog, or to illuminate the road below and to the sides of the low beam pattern, mine are too dim to do either.

They really make very little difference when they are on -- in the dark, and in the fog. Maybe they are aimed wrong from the factory, but I cannot tell much difference when they are on.

If you are going to tell me that they have to be dim, to work in fog, that is just plain dumb.

If they were brighter, they might serve a purpose other than being marker lights, which is what they are right now with the factory bulbs (what are they, 35 watts of pure fog busting power?)

Would I prefer brighter bulbs, even if it hampered their current non-ability to cut through the fog?

Yes, and so would most of us who think they suck. See how that works!
Being a marker light is half of the purpose. The other purpose is to light the area under the fog without causing glare in the fog above. The big problem with brighter bulbs is the higher wattage and cooking the reflector. IMO, it's just best to write them off as useless.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #24
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If they are supposed to help you see better in fog, or to illuminate the road below and to the sides of the low beam pattern, mine are too dim to do either.

They really make very little difference when they are on -- in the dark, and in the fog. Maybe they are aimed wrong from the factory, but I cannot tell much difference when they are on.

If you are going to tell me that they have to be dim, to work in fog, that is just plain dumb.

If they were brighter, they might serve a purpose other than being marker lights, which is what they are right now with the factory bulbs (what are they, 35 watts of pure fog busting power?)

Would I prefer brighter bulbs, even if it hampered their current non-ability to cut through the fog?

Yes, and so would most of us who think they suck. See how that works!
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:09 PM   #25
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If they are supposed to help you see better in fog, or to illuminate the road below and to the sides of the low beam pattern, mine are too dim to do either.

They really make very little difference when they are on -- in the dark, and in the fog. Maybe they are aimed wrong from the factory, but I cannot tell much difference when they are on.

If you are going to tell me that they have to be dim, to work in fog, that is just plain dumb.

If they were brighter, they might serve a purpose other than being marker lights, which is what they are right now with the factory bulbs (what are they, 35 watts of pure fog busting power?)

Would I prefer brighter bulbs, even if it hampered their current non-ability to cut through the fog?

Yes, and so would most of us who think they suck. See how that works!
Light does not "cut through" fog, unless you plan on having beams so bright and hot that the fog evaporates. The location and beam pattern of the lights is designed so that the light is not reflected back in your face. Bright lights only illuminate the fog, they do not pass through it.
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