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Old 01-30-2005, 11:38 AM   #1
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this is how my car looks now:


I love the look that the fogs aren't there. However what I've done is put a tinted piece of rockblocker over, and it lowers the output a good amount. I want some driving lights now, and I want the same effect, but I'm afraid that if I get some Hella 500s and put these things on em that I'll negate their use.

The only other option I know of are those Black Magic hellas, but apparently those don't fit. Can you guys think of any way to get the same effect?
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:44 AM   #2
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Have you considered fog light covers?
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Old 01-30-2005, 11:59 AM   #3
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Have you considered fog light covers?
no, I want to be able to turn the lights on whenever I want. I live in the boonies when I get back home from school, and there are plenty of times when I wish I had more light than my high beams.I was figuring I'd wire up the lights to my foglight button and just turn em off and on when I needed to.

I was actually gonna put these on over top for ultimate stealth.

http://www.fastwrx.com/grilfoglamgr.html

Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-30-2005, 12:27 PM   #4
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Yeah I sww what you are getting at, however, the STi covers go on and off in 15 seconds and you dont even need to screw them on too, they can simply snap into place.
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Old 01-30-2005, 12:43 PM   #5
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the STi covers go on and off in 15 seconds and you dont even need to screw them on too, they can simply snap into place.
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Old 01-30-2005, 01:17 PM   #6
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but but but

Let's say I'm driving home from school at 6:00 PM. As I get closer to home, it gets really dark and I want to flip on the driving lights. I want to do that from inside the cabin, I don't want to have to pull over.

Maybe I don't have the right mentality? For you guys, is driving lights reserved only for competition or for something you plan ahead to do? I want to light up the area in front of me just light my high beams whenever I want, but brighter.
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Old 01-30-2005, 01:21 PM   #7
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Stock fog lights honestly dont do not improve vision that much, about 2-5 feet infront of your car - so even if you see something in there, it is too late. The stock wiring setup makes the fogs turn off when you have your brights on. I am going to get some hellas, or maybe yellow bulbs, that will make them actually useful. The main reason for the covers is to keep good fogs protected from rocks, gravel, and road debris. If you think you will encounter inclement weather, simply pop em off with your fingers or your key before hopping into the car and toss them into the backseat, will be hard to think of it at first but it will become second nature in a while.


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Old 01-30-2005, 01:34 PM   #8
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but I don't want fog lights, I've never had them be useful before. I want big driving lights that will let me see a mile down the road. It's not for inclement weather, just for the night.
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Old 01-30-2005, 02:10 PM   #9
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Driving lights where the fogs go?If you are spending money on lights, definately get covers. Grates, blacking them out, or covering them with tint destroys the whole purpose or getting good lights.
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Old 01-30-2005, 02:24 PM   #10
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Get black replica mesh covers. They protect the lamps and don't reduce output to a point where the lamps are useless. I have a set on my car and a pair of Hella 500 driving lamps under them.
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Old 01-30-2005, 02:30 PM   #11
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Incase you didnt know

http://www.subaruparts.com/catalog/?section=328


I still would go with the full covers, but that is just me.
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