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Old 10-26-2007, 06:15 AM   #2526
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I tested the wire and it just needs power, so why wouldn't it work if I just tapped it into the hot wire to the corner light?
Just tap into a switched power wire that isn't light related. Like for the radio or something, then you can have fog lights on with no other lights! Comes in handy when leaving areas at night where you don't want your license plate lights to come on so people can't get your plate # and such...
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:05 PM   #2527
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well I am not going to be putting these on a car anytime soon if I don't make them into some sort of lamp they will just be taking up space... unless someone wants to buy them off of me.

how much do you want for them? and which beam pattern are they?
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:47 PM   #2528
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Just a boring reminder. I took the time to go over all of my lighting and needed to replace some burnt-out bulbs.

It might be a good time to look at your oem lights whenever you make an upgrade, or especially now that we are going into the winter months.

Brake light bulbs are easily overlooked unless you have a helper or the correct length stick.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:51 PM   #2529
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good reminder, i check mine every time some huge suv is behind me in a traffic light. i just keep pushing the brake on and off wile looking in the rear view mirror and look at all the lame chrome on the front bumper
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:57 PM   #2530
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they are the 500 driving lights. so im looking for some fogs for cheeeeap to put in the middle
One thing I learned from this thread is that you want your fog pattern lights as far away from each other as possible, so put those on the outside and the driving lights on the inside.
I'm going with ff1000's for driving once paranoid gets finished with my custom bar. I would recommend those!

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Old 10-27-2007, 08:09 PM   #2531
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One thing I learned from this thread is that you don't want your fog pattern lights as far away from each other as possible, so put those on the outside and the driving lights on the inside.
I'm going with ff1000's for driving once paranoid gets finished with my custom bar. I would recommend those!
I'm quite interested in what your custom bar will look like. Make sure to post some of just it.
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:08 PM   #2532
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Oh I will. Got a couple weeks until I get it here though, funds are low. Booo
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:55 PM   #2533
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One thing I learned from this thread is that you want your fog pattern lights as far away from each other as possible, so put those on the outside and the driving lights on the inside.
I'm going with ff1000's for driving once paranoid gets finished with my custom bar. I would recommend those!

nice ill keep that in mind when i go shopping
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:25 PM   #2534
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One thing I learned from this thread is that you want your fog pattern lights as far away from each other as possible, so put those on the outside and the driving lights on the inside.
I'm going with ff1000's for driving once paranoid gets finished with my custom bar. I would recommend those!
Actually, that's not quite accurate. You want to keep fogs as far away from your eyes as possible. In other words, as low and as far to the side as possible since that gives the best separation from the driver's eyes. The absolute best position is on the bottom of the car and clear to the passenger's side. Since we tend to like symmetrical cars and wide even washes of light, we balance this out by putting one on the driver's bottom corner too.

We put driving lights towards the center because the relative positioning of driving lights and our eyes is much less important. However, the closer to the center of the car (on all 3 axes) a light is, the less it moves when the car is crashing around over bumps which results in a more stable appearing beam. Think about flinging the car around a right hand corner on a rough road. The right edge (and any lights hung there) moves up A LOT and the left edge moves down a good bit too. Compare this to the centerline of the car which only moves a little bit. Since all parts of the car have to go around the corner in about the same time, that means that the bits that move farther experience more force. Lights in the center experience less force, therefore less jiggle, which is important when you're projecting a beam a long ways.
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:04 PM   #2535
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Well I'm trying!! haha

Took a shot today with my new micros in. They're a little off, but I haven't aimed them yet.
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:49 PM   #2536
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Hmm, I that's a lot bigger of a gap than I was expecting. I think they'll end up looking better in an 04-05 surround though. Any impression of the quality of light yet?
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:34 PM   #2537
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I'm sure you already know, but the 04-05 surround wont fit my car. I suppose if I wanted to I could buy some, cut them and plastic weld them to fit my car, but that's a bit excessive. I don't mind the gap as much as I thought I would.
I haven't actually soldering the blue wire in yet. I plan on doing that and the aiming tomorrow. I'll try to get pics of them on and post tomorrow night.
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:47 PM   #2538
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I'm sure you already know, but the 04-05 surround wont fit my car. I suppose if I wanted to I could buy some, cut them and plastic weld them to fit my car, but that's a bit excessive. I don't mind the gap as much as I thought I would.
I haven't actually soldering the blue wire in yet. I plan on doing that and the aiming tomorrow. I'll try to get pics of them on and post tomorrow night.
Yah, sorry, I was thinking about hacking something up to fit MY DE fogs into my surrouds..
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:49 PM   #2539
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Do it up!
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Old 10-29-2007, 04:35 PM   #2540
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I seemed to have lost my micro wiring diagram. Anyone know where I can see another one? Please link or post. Need it now!
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:03 PM   #2541
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:05 PM   #2542
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Oh god, I thought my pants were tight before, now they're even tighter!!!

Holy hottness!!!!!
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:14 PM   #2543
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nice, soltek lights. are the top two HIDs? i just installed some of those 4" hids on a dodge and they were fen bright. very nice bar and car.
how easy is it to unbolt that light bar?
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OMFG I want that bar!
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:17 PM   #2545
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nice, soltek lights. are the top two HIDs? i just installed some of those 4" hids on a dodge and they were fen bright. very nice bar and car.
how easy is it to unbolt that light bar?
All 4 lights are HID. Unbelieveably bright for 4" lights. We highly recommend them (Soltek Fuego). The bar unbolts in 4 spots, pretty easy to take on & off.

Check it out at SEMA if you get a chance!

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Old 10-29-2007, 07:38 PM   #2546
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more pics...
Looks Great

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OMFG I want that bar!
the line starts behind me!

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All 4 lights are HID. Unbelieveably bright for 4" lights. We highly recommend them (Soltek Fuego). The bar unbolts in 4 spots, pretty easy to take on & off.

Check it out at SEMA if you get a chance!

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me wants more info on lights. did the graphics I sent you work out?


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Old 10-29-2007, 07:54 PM   #2547
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here is info on those lights. i have installed a few of these, and the build quality is very nice. they are $$ at around 400bucks each. but damn bright.
https://www.bajadesigns.com/net/main...S&category=365
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:06 AM   #2548
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I've got a choice...

Bike rack or lighting overhaul...
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:08 AM   #2549
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I've got a choice...

Bike rack or lighting overhaul...
Lighting, duh. Real ralliers just zip-tie the bike to something that's zip-tied to the chassis.
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:53 AM   #2550
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how much do you want for them? and which beam pattern are they?
They are 500 clear driving pattern... I'll probably sell them for $40 (+s/h) each or $140 (+s/h) for all four of them mounted on the bar.

I bought them new in May and didn't use them much over the summer... The only things I don't have are the switches, relays, and wiring that came with them.

I can get more pictures of them if you want.
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