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Old 10-26-2003, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default hella optilux foglights for wrx?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2439174976

do they fit? do they work or are they just rice?

anything has got to be better than stock...
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Old 10-27-2003, 10:53 AM   #2
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Given that these halo fogs are also reflector and use 55W bulbs, I would not expect them to outperform the oem fogs, unless the oem reflector design is really messed up (which I doubt very much). Given that it is Hella, I'm sure they can do a good job with the reflector design. However, afaik, all things being equal, a bigger reflector should work better than a smaller reflector. Since these halo fogs are only 4", I would be surprised if they significantly outperform the bigger oem fogs. If anything, you get the additional halo feature that can be used as an aux turn signal or other functions.

If you want a nice fog (wide beam with a vertical cutoff), I would recommend the projector types. There are some Hella Optilux projectors that work really well imho. But they are very compact, so you will lose that big foglight look.

http://www.hellausa.com/optilux/prod...model1182.html


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Old 10-27-2003, 11:06 AM   #3
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i do not want to run 2 sets of aux. lighting so smaller projectors are out, unless i can find something similar to the UK P1 where the foglight cover has a smaller opening to mount the projector.

what kind of fog lights does the wrx pictured above have?
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Old 10-27-2003, 11:30 AM   #4
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what kind of fog lights does the wrx pictured above have?
OEM with yellow stained glass spray tint + DIY fog trim.
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OEM with yellow stained glass spray tint + DIY fog trim.
is there an online how-to on how to do this?

also wondering how u made the tub (i don't know what else to call it) that surrounds the fog?
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Old 10-27-2003, 12:04 PM   #6
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is there an online how-to on how to do this?
There was an old post by ATX25RS, iirc, about this. It's a matter of getting a "stained glass" spray paint available at some arts&craft store or ACE hardware.
A simpler option is to get those colored lens protection sheets such as those sold by Lamin-X.
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also wondering how u made the tub (i don't know what else to call it) that surrounds the fog?
It's an inexpensive Home Depot mod. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the raw material had the right shape & size for the (my2002-2003) fogs. Here's my writeup:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...5&pagenumber=1
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i was thinking of taking your idea, but on a smaller scale, using something like those optilux projectors mounted to the inside of the covers or the bumper somehow, P1 style?
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i was thinking of taking your idea, but on a smaller scale, using something like those optilux projectors mounted to the inside of the covers or the bumper somehow, P1 style?
I thought the P1 & 22b do not have foglights, and have solid covers instead.

In any case, I'm assuming you still want to do the fog trim + projector combo instead of a compact projector peeking over the gaping cavity (for the eom fog)? Or do you mean doing a combination of a solid fog cover with a hole where the projector peeks?

For the first one, the trick would be to find the right raw material for the trim piece, because the one I used is not long enough to extend the "cone" shape to a 2-3 diameter iirc. You may be able to find a similar piece with a different sizing from Oatey (the manufacturer) website.

The second one would probably be easier, with the solid fog cover as the main raw material. Drilling a 3 inch hole and sanding the sides to smooth it out, and then fabricating a simple bracket for the fogs. That would look interesting too. You'd probably need a hole cutter, and a drum sander at the very least.
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