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Old 02-13-2011, 10:47 PM   #5051
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2 hella 500's and 2 hella 500 fogs in the mail
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:50 AM   #5052
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I don't have a welder, that's why I was looking for a design with a receiver/hitch type deal. I only want a single bar for 2-4 Hella lamps around headlight level. Nothing special or complex.
Well as long as you just have a solid place to mount it, to the bumper beam most likely. Then any design should work, just go outside and stare at your car for a while, maybe take off the bumper, do some measuring and drawing. and talk to a metal shop and see what they have for bar that fits over one another, these pieces fit over each other REALLY snug.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:14 AM   #5053
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:18 AM   #5054
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Finally have completed photo's! went out to aim them tonight, tho the car is super dirty (usually will be) its super warm right now, hovering just above freezing, so its really wet and slushy. Nice clean photos will have to wait till its cold again, or elseee summertime. Wall comparison
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:10 PM   #5055
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I don't have a welder, that's why I was looking for a design with a receiver/hitch type deal. I only want a single bar for 2-4 Hella lamps around headlight level. Nothing special or complex.
I have a removable bar, but it just uses 2 bolts not a hitch.

1" steel bolted to the bumper with nuts welded to the bottom for easy mount/dismount(my mechanic did it for a few bucks, I have no welder either). The angle stock I ended up cutting another piece and doubling them up - there was shake with just 1, with 2 sandwiched together it's solid.



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Old 02-14-2011, 01:15 PM   #5056
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^^ Looks good.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:26 PM   #5057
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:28 PM   #5058
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My setup:



Two Hella 500 Amber fogs utilizing the OEM wiring. I cut the OEM wiring at the connector and spliced in my own weatherproof 2 wire connector and ran those to the fog lights. I then bought the OEM relay and OEM fog switch to complete the kit.

The mounts are set up in a way that it uses all existing holes and can be removed without a trace on the car. My friend designed the system for his 2006 wagon and then built this setup for me. It doesn't require anything but hand tools.

There are (2) "S" shaped (but with 90 degree bends instead of curves) main bars. One end bolts to the core support using OEM holes. The second end bolts to the cross bar that goes behind the license plate. There are two bars that drop down from the license plate bolts that tie into the cross bar behind the plate and center the fogs on either side of the plate.

Maybe not a "beefy" solution to the problem, but it seems to work well enough for my application.

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Old 02-14-2011, 09:52 PM   #5059
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:01 AM   #5060
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Your handiwork *almost* makes up for that wallpaper. Almost.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:14 AM   #5061
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Your handiwork *almost* makes up for that wallpaper. Almost.
It's his moms house, don't ask me how I know
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:15 AM   #5062
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It's his moms house, don't ask me how I know
I was thinking the same thing...
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:21 AM   #5063
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I was thinking the same thing...
oh ****, so you mean to tell me that I am riding the town bike?
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:04 AM   #5064
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oh ****, so you mean to tell me that I am riding the town bike?
Isn't ignorance bliss?






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Old 02-15-2011, 08:08 PM   #5065
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I would offer a retort but supper is almost ready. cheers
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:01 AM   #5066
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I remember when my mommy made me dinner. You win.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:26 AM   #5067
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I remember when my mommy made me dinner. You win.
ahhh the good days

I hope my Fiance doesn't see this haha
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:43 AM   #5068
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The days when mom cooked dinner every day have been missed. I hate cooking for the both of us every friggin day.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:22 AM   #5069
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Here's my first setup. Taking the yellow film off the headlights though. Going to clear them and maybe paint the insides of the housings yellow instead. Also thinking about taking a leap and making a light pod, as well as two more Hella's for the pod, and also making some pods to accomodate some Hella's in the stock fog location.
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:23 AM   #5070
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2 hella 500's and 2 hella 500 fogs in the mail
2 amber fogs in the mail here
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:36 PM   #5071
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I'm sure this was probably covered but can anyone suggest some lights for me?

I have a '92 civic that I daily drive in the morning before the sun is up. Any suggestions on what i should get that won't blind everyone? I'm not really concerned with aesthetics. I just want to be able to see more road in front of me. With that, I don't want to spend much more than $100.

To my understanding fog lamps won't light up much of the road in front of you. Driving lights are more to be used in conjunction with highbeams which would blind everyone. And i'm a bit confused with pencil beam because i thought driving lights had a pencil beam pattern, but saw that it was referred to separately in some places.

Hella 500 pencil beams?
FF1000's?
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:57 PM   #5072
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^ Start by restoring the factory headlamps' covering/lens. My bet is that it's very cloudy/hazed.

If you can get that back to what it used to be, that's half of your battle, right there.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:01 PM   #5073
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^^^^that

And see if there are any osram nightbreaker 90+ in your size. It helps PLENTY. I had it on my old wrx lights and it was a big difference! Or try the sylvania xtravisions, almost the same output and available at any autoparts store.
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:13 AM   #5074
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^ Start by restoring the factory headlamps' covering/lens. My bet is that it's very cloudy/hazed.

If you can get that back to what it used to be, that's half of your battle, right there.
That's a good idea. I'll probably still want more light output, considering I've gotten close to thinking I need to augment my HIDs on my S2000.

Even though different headlight bulbs might help I think something that can throw light further out (but not as much wide) would be more helpful on the freeway.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:41 PM   #5075
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Man, if you're thinking about supplementing that on your S2K, then indeed, you'll need more light.

The problem is that with low-placed fogs, unless you go with a "trial-and-error" aiming, you're not going to have much usable light except for the very, very close foreground. If you're picking your way, slowly through dense snow or torrential rain - or fog - yes, that's great, but almost by-definition, that's very low-speed stuff. Even with hours of trial-and-error self-aiming, it's still more than likely not going to give you the penetration/throw that you want.

With anything that supplements the high-beams, such as set of properly placed (and properly patterned) driving lamps (with pencil-beams as a sub-category of driving lamps), being offensive to oncoming traffic (and thus a danger to yourself, as, seriously, who wants to blind oncoming traffic! ) becomes a big concern - proper usage becomes a requirement. I don't know what your traffic patterns are like, at the hours that you drive, but that would be my biggest concern.

What does everyone here think about a set of auxiliary low-beams, for buyos?

I still don't think that it'll give him the absolute reach he's looking for, but it should help somewhat, with overall visibility, no?
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