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Old 06-03-2010, 12:42 PM   #1
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Hey folks, just seeing what is a good fog light that fits the stock 2010 WRX bumper, and a good boost gauge.... nothing too fancy or $$ just something that does the job....

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Old 06-03-2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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there are a few good companies for boostgauge, autometer, prosport, stri, glowshift, oem(made by lamco). I have used all of these and they all showed boost pretty accurately!!!
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:48 PM   #3
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Alright, thanks man for the help.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:56 PM   #4
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I have absolute hate for autometer (mechanical) boost gauges. I've returned 4 of them for different problems. Two of them would never return to "0" (not a huge deal, but who knows if this effects the pressure reading?), and one had a "jump" in the needle, and the other would make random clicking noises. Sure, the jumping isn't a huge issue, but when you're on a long drive, it's REALLY irritating. I'm contemplating getting the Omori electric one that matches my cluster.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:11 PM   #5
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I have absolute hate for autometer (mechanical) boost gauges. I've returned 4 of them for different problems. Two of them would never return to "0" (not a huge deal, but who knows if this effects the pressure reading?), and one had a "jump" in the needle, and the other would make random clicking noises. Sure, the jumping isn't a huge issue, but when you're on a long drive, it's REALLY irritating. I'm contemplating getting the Omori electric one that matches my cluster.
i've had a few from them, and all of them worked perfectly fine for me...just your luck i guess
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:15 PM   #6
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i've had a few from them, and all of them worked perfectly fine for me...just your luck i guess
Could be the fact that the UPS drivers like to use your box for footballs.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:55 AM   #7
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autozone sells a pair of foglights for 20$ that just so happen to fit perfectly in the stock holes without needing to be mounted, then just wire up a switch where it should be, If you want pics of my install just lemme know
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:55 AM   #8
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there are a few good companies for boostgauge, autometer, prosport, stri, glowshift, oem(made by lamco). I have used all of these and they all showed boost pretty accurately!!!
"A few good companies" yet you list outright junk?
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:59 AM   #9
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The SPT gauge looks good and comes with everything needed for install. It is a little spendy. MadDad has some gauges as well that look factory. I wouldn't skimp out to much on the gauge. A lot of the cheap ones fail or are inaccurate. Sort of negates the original point.

I personally can't justify the price of OEM fogs. They look to small to even produce usable light?
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:00 AM   #10
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autozone sells a pair of foglights for 20$ that just so happen to fit perfectly in the stock holes without needing to be mounted, then just wire up a switch where it should be, If you want pics of my install just lemme know

Pics would be awesome !
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:38 AM   #11
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"A few good companies" yet you list outright junk?
well I guess I got lucky with their gauges, when I used them I didn't have a single problem.
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:01 PM   #12
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AEM TruBoost, allows you to monitor the boost levels and control them from the gauge. Great stuff
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:02 PM   #13
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sorry for the stupid picture, but its the best look at the fogs, feel free to ask questions, sorry i dont have a pic of the switch i wired, but i can get it if you really want it


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Old 06-04-2010, 10:26 PM   #14
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sorry for the stupid picture, but its the best look at the fogs, feel free to ask questions, sorry i dont have a pic of the switch i wired, but i can get it if you really want it


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That is what I did with mine too. They work, but not great.
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Old 06-05-2010, 12:59 AM   #15
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That is what I did with mine too. They work, but not great.
exactly, they are cheap and look way better than the oem fog covers. For college students like me who cant justify spending 200$ on fog lights albeit Subaru's fog lights are nice and easily installed
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The SPT gauge looks good and comes with everything needed for install. It is a little spendy. MadDad has some gauges as well that look factory. I wouldn't skimp out to much on the gauge. A lot of the cheap ones fail or are inaccurate. Sort of negates the original point.

I personally can't justify the price of OEM fogs. They look to small to even produce usable light?
The SPT is far from cheap and it failed on me. It lasted about 2months before it started to not read properly.
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The SPT is far from cheap and it failed on me. It lasted about 2months before it started to not read properly.
Wow, that sucks. Is there not a Subaru warranty or something? I would look into that.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:09 AM   #18
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Wow, that sucks. Is there not a Subaru warranty or something? I would look into that.
There is. they are replacing it for me. Its just a hassle to have to wait for them to order it and then for them to reinstall it and have to wait for it.
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exactly, they are cheap and look way better than the oem fog covers. For college students like me who cant justify spending 200$ on fog lights albeit Subaru's fog lights are nice and easily installed

They look good, nice fitment as well. I'm gonna check these out thanks

Quick question though, do they wire up to the oem plugs already in there? Other than that, I think I can fab up a switch.

Broke college students yay
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nope they dont
as soon as i get my lazy ass up outta here Ill take a pic of the switch i wired in that i bought from advanceozone.
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nope they dont
as soon as i get my lazy ass up outta here Ill take a pic of the switch i wired in that i bought from advanceozone.
Scoobysnacks, what lip do you have on your car out of curiosity?
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garage lip ftw
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Okay so I didnt take a picture of the switch like I said I would but here is a picture with switch in it Its the little blue up and down guy on the left where the dash light dimmer is. this is a picture from when I painted over all the silver interior with plasti-dip. The switch is a breeze to install. Just use a flathead to pull that area out, and then take out the plastic filler that acts as the fake switch. You'll notice the supports behind it, just use a pair of pliers to break them all, then drill a hole about the size of the switch and the switch just threads tightly in.


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Scooby that looks great, was any fuse/laying wire involved? I'm under the impression everything is kinda in place. I saw the foggy female plugs when I removed my bumper.
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i ran wire through tne firewall for this, if u buy the oem fogs thats not required. Either way its not too bad. Let me know if u need any more help
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