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Old 11-11-2007, 02:30 AM   #1
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Default Changed the lights... What do you think?

Flame away if you want, but I like them...


The yellow isn't that apparent in normal lighting, lights off, but it's too dark to get a decent shot without flash.

these were done a few weeks back...


And the end result?

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Old 11-11-2007, 02:53 AM   #2
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Looks unique...that's all I can say.
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Old 11-11-2007, 02:58 AM   #3
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amber fogs are a big help when there is fog.

some how amber goes through the fog while white light just shows more fog
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:00 AM   #4
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so you converted the center parts into fog lights? i like it man! i was thinking about donig that exact same thing with mine whenever i get the parts for a retrofit.
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:02 AM   #5
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amber fogs are a big help when there is fog.

some how amber goes through the fog while white light just shows more fog
yo man, what's been up with you? haven't seen you in a long time.

and if i recall correctly, the amber light doesn't actually penetrate the fog better, it just reflects off of the ground differently from the way that "normal" white light does. the yellow color also affects the appearance of signs and markers on the road, making them stand out differently.
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:25 AM   #6
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Okay, but why are the fogs on with the high beams?

I mean, the idea with the yellow light is that you want to be able to see in fog, I don't see how high beams are going to help you do that...
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:49 AM   #7
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Cool idea, and it looks nice, but I was wondering the same thing as Mark.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:31 PM   #8
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i love it...
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:51 PM   #9
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They look pretty nice.

Can you tell me if those lenses are glass or plastic?
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Old 11-11-2007, 02:46 PM   #10
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yo man, what's been up with you? haven't seen you in a long time.

and if i recall correctly, the amber light doesn't actually penetrate the fog better, it just reflects off of the ground differently from the way that "normal" white light does. the yellow color also affects the appearance of signs and markers on the road, making them stand out differently.
Correct. Its still light, and anything that blocks it will still block it.

It just isnt as noticable when it reflects back.
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:53 PM   #11
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Okay, but why are the fogs on with the high beams?

I mean, the idea with the yellow light is that you want to be able to see in fog, I don't see how high beams are going to help you do that...
Fogs + High beams = More lights. Lets the cars in front of you know that there is a car behind them

The Fogs are normally used for letting you see whats directly in front of you, whilst the high beams are more for what is way up the road. Normally if you have foggy conditions, the high beams do you either no good or possibly even hinder your vision.

Under good conditions the fog lights are basically useless, although they do illuminate the sides of the road, in case you are making a sharp hair-pin turn.
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Old 11-11-2007, 04:35 PM   #12
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Fogs + High beams = More lights REFLECTING BACK AT YOU
Fixed. More light in fog is not a good thing, If you reduce the amount of light reflected back, by just using your regular driving lights, and turning down your interior lights, you will be able to see just as much.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:42 PM   #13
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Well... here in colorado we don't get fog very often at all. I deal with snow and rain, and for the most part it's the after effect that's worse (dealing with a wet road, where your light is absorbed in the wet ground or reflects back at you. You tend to lose the lines on the road. Last year when I had my yellow hella foglights and yellowstar headlights I found it a breeze to see in snow storms with highbeams and the fogs on. We'll see how these perform at some point. We haven't had snow yet and it's already november!

Here's a daylight shot:



Aegean, the lenses on mine were plastic. I could've sworn mark or someone said theirs were glass though.

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Old 11-12-2007, 05:13 PM   #14
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Liking the headlights, not so much the foggies... they look clean from a distance, but in that close up picture it looks like you really had to rig the fitment.. you couldve always tinted the stock ones if you wanted that look.
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:11 PM   #15
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Liking the headlights, not so much the foggies... they look clean from a distance, but in that close up picture it looks like you really had to rig the fitment.. you couldve always tinted the stock ones if you wanted that look.
if you're talkin about the lamps in his bumper, those actually are the factory fog lamps. i hate the way that they're mounted too, but that's how they are. at least that's how the projector style ones are, there's also some out there that have square fog lights. but they all mount that wa.

if you're talking about the yellow lamps in the headlights, well that's pretty much the only way that can be done.
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:52 PM   #16
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Putting yellow in where the city lights are is a cool idea. Found two pictures of other fogs the square type that the person turned yellow and a special GT bumper from japan.



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Old 11-12-2007, 07:39 PM   #17
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that "GT" bumper is actually an aftermarket bumper. forget which company makes it, but it's pretty damn cool. there was one on eBay a while back, someone on SLi bought it and threw it on his sedan.

that first picture though, i didn't know that the early BD/BG were available with those square fogs i thought all the JDMs had the projector style. almost looks as if the fogs are aimed out to the sides too, cause i know on mine they kinda stick out on the corners.
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:48 PM   #18
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Yeah, my legacy has square ones that sit very cleanly in the hole... I assumed tahts how they all were...
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:18 AM   #19
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yeah those are the ones i have too:





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Old 11-13-2007, 02:11 AM   #20
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looks great to me.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:40 AM   #21
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That second japanese bumper was actually a stock limited edition Subaru Legacy GT bumper in japan in 1996/1997 I think.

And yes, the foglights are stock, but I agree the screws are nasty, but you can't see them 99.9% of the time. The other reason the picture looks wierd is it was taken from below the bumper, so you see over the top of the foglight alot more. They are in there square.

Oh and I did tint the city light bulbs themselves, but they are such a low output light that they just look a dull orange...
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:32 PM   #22
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I see no pics.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:36 PM   #23
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Aegean, the lenses on mine were plastic. I could've sworn mark or someone said theirs were glass though.
Well, the foglights are glass lenses...but the JDM headlights are definitely plastic.
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:55 PM   #24
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Those little foglights are quite heavy. The front piece is all glass, its painted black over the clear glass to give it that shape...at least mine are.
Looks good.
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:35 PM   #25
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Those look pretty nice. I had a set of 4" round amber lights in the middle/lower bumper section. I was able to aim them up a little and out to the sides. Man those things were bright. It really came in handy on the back roads when dear were running around.
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