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Old 11-04-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
VTSubieRS
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Default For those of you running FMIC and factory location fog lights

hey everyone I have an APS DR 525 FMIC on my 05 sti. I bought the car with the fmic, and the previous owner did a lot of trimming to the bumper to make the core fit. this included the part of the bumper that had the "mounting points" for the factory fog lights. Wondering what you all have come up with for options to putting the foglights back in? I am running a pretty ghetto setup on mine, i cut a flat piece of sheet metal, drilled out a few holes to mount the foglight to the sheetmetal, and another hole to bolt the sheetmetal and light to a hole inside there, the lights work fine, but one of them aims kinda low to the right, and one kinda high to the left... any ways to do this better? theres not a lot of mounting holes etc to work with down there to make this work.

You can see they don't really sit in there right. but it does light up the road more with them than without, so i keep them in there...
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:16 AM   #2
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I will post up more pictures of what i'm working with later. maybe if no one else has tried anything, they could at least give me some guidance on getting my setup to fit better.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:07 AM   #3
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Here is what I've done with what I have to work with. It's by no means pretty behind the foglight surrounds, but they are functional and once the surrounds are on you can't tell. The picture above shows them set in a little bit, I have adjusted them so they sit more factory now. here's a few pictures of whats going on in there:

Here's what I had to work with. you can see one mounting point to the right of the blue hose (black L bracket), thats my only real usuable mounting point for the light. theres a plastic tab with a hole and rubber grommet in it at the top, and one more similar one top right, (with the zip tie going through it)



after trying a few configurations with sheetmetal sitting in there, i began cutting my mounting plate... you can see the solo larger hole, is what bolts to the one usable hole, the other 6 holes are for the back of the foglight, (2 mounting points) the 6 gives me the option to move forward or backward or side to side for adjustments. Excuse the electrical tape, didn't want to cut myself on the sheetmetal.



Put in place after it was cut.


Foglight mounted on mounting plate:




mounted up, ziptied to the other un usable tabs, just to help secure it from moving or vibrating


Yes I know it's super ghetto. I will make something else happen eventually. but they do light up the road a lot more than without them. and it cost next to nothing to fab these up.

once the covers are on, you can't even tell.

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Old 11-07-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:17 AM   #5
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Had the same exact thing on my 06 sti. Guy i bought it from put a turboxs fmic and hacked up the front bumper. Also i have no crash bar and the hole to screw in the tow hook is gone because its part of the crash bar. A friend and i did the same thing you did. 2 pieces of sheet metel, lots of measuring, test fiting and a couple L brackets for solid support and some foam tape so the glass wasnt sitting directly on the sheet metal. Just gotta play with it some more to get the placement right. Theres not alot to bolt up to either. Your on the right track though
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