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Old 02-07-2013, 11:05 AM   #2371
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Originally Posted by Patrick Olsen View Post
If it's a proper rear fog light, then it's brighter than the taillights. Haven't you ever seen a European car with it's rear fog light(s) on? Jag, M-B, Audi, etc all have them. They're as bright as the brake lights, and thus stand out a heckuva lot better than a taillight in the fog or spray that gets kicked up from the roadway.

Do you need them? Of course not. Is it a simple, smart safety modification? I think so.
Pat, I've seen the JDM fog light on the GR sedans, and in my opinion they are no where as bright as a proper rear fog. Please note that my previous post only pertains to the USDM WRX/STi's, and I agree with you on the MB's (only other rear fog I've seen in person). In that regard, I still stand by my original stance on rear fogs for USDM WRX/STi's.

Also, in a light snow situation, the taillights are still visible at the corners, while the lower fog area would be completely covered:

Once again, just my uneducated opinion on the matter (though not 100% unfounded), though I do appreciate your inputs
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