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Old 02-07-2006, 12:16 AM   #1251
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heres my Prodrives with Philips 4300k and hella amber 500 fogs. yea, my car is dirty


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Old 02-07-2006, 11:06 AM   #1252
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So it's now only been 2 days since I got my FF50's installed on my new lightbar and already I've got the bug.

I'm looking at getting some Hella Yellowstars for the fogs (H3 for '05 OBS wagon stock fogs, right?)

I'm also thinking about either getting some FF75's or Optilux aux fogs. Has anyone ever used the Optilux 1200's? Susquehanna has them on sale for ~$30, and I don't really want to spend ~$80 on FF75's (my FF50's were $35 on fleabay). Also, after seeing my setup, my buddy wants to get some fogs on his '00 Nissan Altima GXE and I was thinking maybe the 1100 series for him.

Susquehanna's also got additional sales on these "Electron Blue Lens, Throws Yellow Light" lamps for both the 1100 and 1200 series. Anyone know anything about those? Might be good for him, but I don't like the carbon fiber look on the 1250's (the 1200 series electron blue version), so I would probably get the 1200's and throw in more Yellowstars.

What do you guys think?
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Old 02-08-2006, 05:25 PM   #1253
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I made it. 1250+ posts with a dial-up modem and I'm still here. Thanks to everyone for the inspiration and addition to my to-do list.

Here's my contribution: Rally Innovations needs more interest in their rally skid guards for the '04+ WRX before they'll consider producing them.

Show your support @ Rally Innovations forum page. I'd link it, but I'm new here and not allowed yet.

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Old 02-08-2006, 07:16 PM   #1254
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Whoops!

I just got my new FF 500 amber light kit in the mail today and in the box I found a little easter egg. One extra install and mount kit. Nice. More wires, relays, switches, and etcetera.
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:02 AM   #1255
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I've lurked in this thread long enough.

Stock headlights with Silvania Silverstars.
Stock foglamps with lamin-x film and PIAA Ion Crystal bulbs
Hella 500 clear driving and amber foglights.


very nice. looks good, now get some real headlight bulbs j/k most people will attest to the sylvania bulbs not being to functional.
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Old 02-09-2006, 01:21 AM   #1256
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I made it. 1250+ posts with a dial-up modem and I'm still here. Thanks to everyone for the inspiration and addition to my to-do list.

Man you deserve a medal for that but since I can't do that, I'll do this for ya.


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Here's my contribution: Rally Innovations needs more interest in their rally skid guards for the '04+ WRX before they'll consider producing them.

Show your support @ Rally Innovations forum page. I'd link it, but I'm new here and not allowed yet.

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show your support here


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Old 02-09-2006, 01:23 AM   #1257
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So it's now only been 2 days since I got my FF50's installed on my new lightbar and already I've got the bug.

I'm looking at getting some Hella Yellowstars for the fogs (H3 for '05 OBS wagon stock fogs, right?)

I'm also thinking about either getting some FF75's or Optilux aux fogs. Has anyone ever used the Optilux 1200's? Susquehanna has them on sale for ~$30, and I don't really want to spend ~$80 on FF75's (my FF50's were $35 on fleabay). Also, after seeing my setup, my buddy wants to get some fogs on his '00 Nissan Altima GXE and I was thinking maybe the 1100 series for him.

Susquehanna's also got additional sales on these "Electron Blue Lens, Throws Yellow Light" lamps for both the 1100 and 1200 series. Anyone know anything about those? Might be good for him, but I don't like the carbon fiber look on the 1250's (the 1200 series electron blue version), so I would probably get the 1200's and throw in more Yellowstars.

What do you guys think?

some people love them.I have never used them, but since they are Hella's I would guess that they were pretty good for the money. Try them and send us a report. I've been thinking about getting some for my GC.

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Old 02-09-2006, 08:57 AM   #1258
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I put a pair of the 1100's on the GF's car back in the day. They have a nice flat light output, but the mounting hardware is plain painted steel and dosen't take well to adjusting after about 4 months. and the housing will start to corrode (aluminum) after about a year (I am in Maine). But other than that they are decent. She really liked them with yellow light output.
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:23 PM   #1259
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Thanks Rapid_Roo. I knew someone would help out.
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:53 PM   #1260
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Old 02-09-2006, 01:04 PM   #1261
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some people love them.I have never used them, but since they are Hella's I would guess that they were pretty good for the money. Try them and send us a report. I've been thinking about getting some for my GC.

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I guess that is the only logical thing to do. Just wanted to make sure nobody hopped on here saying they were terrible.

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I put a pair of the 1100's on the GF's car back in the day. They have a nice flat light output, but the mounting hardware is plain painted steel and dosen't take well to adjusting after about 4 months. and the housing will start to corrode (aluminum) after about a year (I am in Maine). But other than that they are decent. She really liked them with yellow light output.
Ok I'll take that into consideration. But I would guess that there'd be the corrosion problem across all lines of lights up here in New England. When you say the ones with yellow light output, were those the 'electron blue lens, throws yellow light' ones they have on www.rallylights.com? If so I'll definately recommend them to my buddy.
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Old 02-09-2006, 01:52 PM   #1262
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yes I belive they may have had the "fake Carbon Fiber" deal on them. I have had many lights in New England, those are not the worst but not the best. they are however far better than the crap that auto zone sells. mostly because the bulb is encased in the housing, not with a rubber cap on the back of the light
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Old 02-09-2006, 04:00 PM   #1263
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Damn this thread, I just ordered from Susquehanna a pair of Optilux 1200's ($30), a pair of Optilux 1182's (on sale for $20 - my buddy got a pair too), and 2 pairs of Hella Yellowstars ($6 apiece).

The addiction begins...
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Old 02-09-2006, 04:02 PM   #1264
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welcome to my world. I swear if I buy one more light, my wife will kill me.

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Old 02-09-2006, 05:35 PM   #1265
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very nice. looks good, now get some real headlight bulbs j/k most people will attest to the sylvania bulbs not being to functional.
Thanks, and as for the Silverstars - they aren't that spectacular. They have lasted close to 2 years now, so I haven't had them burn out as quickly as some other people have.
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Old 02-14-2006, 10:42 AM   #1266
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So I just got my order from Susquehanna yesterday... More lights!!! When I opened up the 1200's, I noticed that the casing was cast metal, and wasn't sealed.. There are actually what look like drainage holes at the bottom of the light... Has anyone ever had lights like this? Will I have problems with condensation on the inside of the lens?

I also noticed that the wiring harness for the 1200's seemed pretty weak. It has this strange push-button switch that looks like you mount it under the dash that says LED on it. Weird - I think I'll be making my own harness for that one.

The 1182's seem a bit higher-quality though. The harness seems good at least.

Also got the Hella Yellowstars in the 1200's, and will be putting the other pair in my stock fogs. Does anyone have any tips or write-ups with pics for replacing stock fog bulbs? Search didn't turn up anything too useful. Is the '05 identical to the '04? 'Cause that's all I found...

Pics soon...
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Old 02-14-2006, 10:47 AM   #1267
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the housings may not be sealed, but the lamp itself should. probably. maybe.

I know on the 4000s, it actually tells you to drill a hole in the metal case if you mount them upside down for drainage.

looking forward to seeing your results.

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Old 02-14-2006, 10:52 AM   #1268
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No, the lamps are not sealed at all. The 'drainage holes' (kinda like a pair of mini scoops) are in the clip that you unscrew to get access to the bulb. No rubber grommet or anything. Then under there is a 1/4" square hole into the reflector housing, where the bulb is located behind a black metal light-blocker (what would you call that?) to not be able to see the bulb itself but to only allow reflected light out the front. Owell - the price was right so I'll give 'em a shot...
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sounds kinda like some PIAAs that I have seen. If you like you could always just use some Silicone/RTV and seal them up. One of my FF75s is leaking a little, I guess the rubber isn't doing its job, so I plan on sealing it... after I convert it to an HID
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Old 02-14-2006, 11:40 AM   #1270
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welcome to my world. I swear if I buy one more light, my wife will kill me.

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sounds kinda like some PIAAs that I have seen. If you like you could always just use some Silicone/RTV and seal them up. One of my FF75s is leaking a little, I guess the rubber isn't doing its job, so I plan on sealing it... after I convert it to an HID
Stirs the pot.
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Stirs the pot.

technically not buying "new" lights.. just "reinventing" them with some used parts that I bought off of a kind member that was sympathetic to my cause.

I have four HID bulbs and Ballasts waiting for some time for me to work on them
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Roo,
have you converted any of your FF1000's to HID yet. I am interested to see if that really makes a difference in light output/pattern
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have you converted any of your FF1000's to HID yet. I am interested to see if that really makes a difference in light output/pattern
not yet. haven't had the time to work on them yet. funny how having a baby takes up all of your time.

I'll post up pics as soon as its complete.

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nice, and congrats on the baby!
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nice, and congrats on the baby!
thanks and thanks.

As soon as I find a metal fabricator that can make a box to house the HID ballasts and another to house the custom relay and fuse box it should happen pretty quickly. I have all the parts now. I just need someone with sheetmetal experience to help me out.

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