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Old 08-30-2011, 10:43 PM   #5226
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that's a lot of water, did it get into the interior?
The wiring inside definitely isn't as protected as other stuff.
If it's working fine now that's probably a good sign, but I'd probably still get it on a lift and inspect connectors inside and out just to be sure.
Nope. No water inside. Last time i had water inside was when i accidentally left the windows down for a weekend a couple months ago, and it POURED. But was dry within a few hours.

I replaced the door seals last year when I bought it. Checked the oil and tranny fluid and both are fine also.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:37 PM   #5227
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then you are one lucky son of a gun
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:02 PM   #5228
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then you are one lucky son of a gun
That's what my GF said... Haha... BTW replaced the bulbs in the OEM fogs with modified 9005 bulbs, and haven't had any issue and they perform much better than stock.
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:51 PM   #5229
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I like the simplicity of this mount. How'd you throw those puppies on?

Thanks!
i just took a piece of flat stock and bolted them to the bumper beam since i have a fmic it was easy enough. i gotta take my bumper off to fix some things up soon so ill take some pics if i remember lol
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:26 PM   #5230
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That's what my GF said... Haha... BTW replaced the bulbs in the OEM fogs with modified 9005 bulbs, and haven't had any issue and they perform much better than stock.
removed the "tab" inside the connector on the bulb?
I did that in any car that used the 9006 as a low beam, always made a nice improvement.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:39 PM   #5231
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removed the "tab" inside the connector on the bulb?
I did that in any car that used the 9006 as a low beam, always made a nice improvement.
That and took off a part on the top tab. I've done it on every car also.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:32 PM   #5232
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I finally got my bar made and the lights mounted.



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Old 09-19-2011, 10:03 PM   #5233
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:19 PM   #5234
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^^^^^^^NIIIIIIIIIIICE!!!!!!!!


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Old 09-19-2011, 11:53 PM   #5235
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I finally got my bar made and the lights mounted.


Looks good. Do you have any pics of mounting points?
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:29 AM   #5236
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Looks good. Do you have any pics of mounting points?
I don't at the moment but it is mounted to the licence plate holes and the radiator support. I didn't drill any new holes.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:26 AM   #5237
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Thinking about adding two hella 500ff fogs to my 08 2.5i sport. So logically they would be mounted down low. I live in southern ontario where we get a lot of snow, just wondering how these lights will hold up to winter, driving through snow drifts and such. Thanks
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:00 PM   #5238
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Thinking about adding two hella 500ff fogs to my 08 2.5i sport. So logically they would be mounted down low. I live in southern ontario where we get a lot of snow, just wondering how these lights will hold up to winter, driving through snow drifts and such. Thanks
It's not the snow that kills them, it's rocks kicked up from other vehicles that will kill them.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:02 PM   #5239
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It's not the snow that kills them, it's rocks kicked up from other vehicles that will kill them.
to this point, get the clear polycarbonate covers for them and you should be fine.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:33 PM   #5240
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I used to have low mounted Hella 500's. I lost one to a rock chip and two to snow banks. The plastic housings break very easily in the event of an impact--even small ones. If you ice race or compete in winter rally-x events, you should consider something else.
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:53 PM   #5241
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Well i'm not going to be doing any racing at all, this is more for long back road drives up to blue mountain for the winter. Right now i have a stock fog light that is broke due to an impact with a rock. If i were to get the 500ff i would get the clear plastic covers. Just wanted to hear from someone that used these light down low in the winter.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:21 PM   #5242
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Well i'm not going to be doing any racing at all, this is more for long back road drives up to blue mountain for the winter. Right now i have a stock fog light that is broke due to an impact with a rock. If i were to get the 500ff i would get the clear plastic covers. Just wanted to hear from someone that used these light down low in the winter.
I have the clear plastic covers for my 500FF fogs in the stock location in my bugeye. Last winter I made several trips to the ski resorts, and two times were through heavy snow storms. They still work and look fine.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:51 PM   #5243
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Ya i figure the plastic covers would be good for taking the snow and rocks. just don't know how plowing through snow drifts is going to go over?? living in the country can be fun lol. Just want to make sure they would stand up to that sort of abuse?
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:32 PM   #5244
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There's only so much abuse that you can reasonably expect any lamp to survive. And if you kill the lamps hitting something, there's a chance other things will also not survive the encounter.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:07 PM   #5245
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You are very right. I think they will be fine. Now i need to figure out how i want to mount them. I like the look of the Ri light bar, but i don't like the price. Was thinking of two tabs that exit though the lower grill to mount the lights on. I think the Ri light bar would be a better mount as far as vibrations go. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:18 AM   #5246
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Have you hunted around this thread for ideas? There are literally hundreds.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:50 AM   #5247
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for the people with the Hellas on the roof rack: How does the light spread over the road? and does it distract you at all? Im looking to do this in the next week or so and I still dont know how Im going to mount them either. Any help is apreciated
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:12 PM   #5248
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for the people with the Hellas on the roof rack: How does the light spread over the road? and does it distract you at all? Im looking to do this in the next week or so and I still dont know how Im going to mount them either. Any help is apreciated
You don't plan to use them while on public roads do you?

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Old 09-22-2011, 06:13 PM   #5249
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They're great, but as its brought up above, no lights while there's traffic.

But I did like mine:

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Old 09-22-2011, 08:41 PM   #5250
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nice setup mstinger
What size lights are those on the side?
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