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Old 02-01-2001, 03:44 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried putting a set of foglights in the place where the little orange cover pieces are on the front bumper. Just wondering how it looks. You guys think it would be overkill with lights if i put a set of foglights in there, and another set of foglights inplace of the yellow driving lights next to the big fog lights. So i'd have the large foglights, 4 small foglights, and my headlights. Anyone ever done this or have any pics of this already installed on someone else's RS??
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Old 02-01-2001, 04:37 PM   #2
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Are you seriously considering this? Do you do a lot of off-road racing in fog or something? You do know that there is a legal limit to the number of forward facing lights you can use while on public roads, right? (Correct answer is less than 5 total)
While you may end up with wicked foul-weather illumination, most likely you'd end up with a burned out electrical system. I don't think that it was made for that much draw.

If I were a cop I'd nail ya.
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Old 02-01-2001, 06:27 PM   #3
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I wouldn't have them on all the time, just most of the time And i wasn't limiting my ideas to foglights, i was also thinking of maybe instead of foglights i could put in a set of strobe lights.
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Old 02-01-2001, 06:48 PM   #4
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lights are cool but...

1) yes.. there are laws about how many you can have...

2) can your alternator take it?
i mean even if you do wire them in properly... how many lights are you thinking about again??

3) u want to put them right where the orange vents are?
i dont think that would look too good.. and i imagine fabricating a bracket or light bar in that area is going to be a tricky issue.


i am going to run 2 Hella Black Magics perm.

possibly my 2 PIAA's...

and have 2 more Hella Black Magics with a removable mount for race days...

just some food for thought for you...

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Old 02-01-2001, 09:23 PM   #5
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Power is no problem, i have an optima yellow top battery and a stinger high performance alternator that i use to power my audio stuff. I was thinking about 2 foglights maybe where the yellow vents are, but i'd remove the vents, and i was also thinkging of removing the entire parking light housing, so theres a hole there, and installing foglights there also. Not really sure yet on what i want to do, i was also tossing around the idea of strobe lights or maybe putting a neon somehow in there so it seems to light up the grill but without seeing the bulb.
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Old 02-02-2001, 02:51 AM   #6
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Sorry, I really don't want to do this, but I'm compelled.
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Strobe lights? How old are you? I mean come on. There are certain limits that you can push. Running a brighter bulb, for example, most people won't get hassled. Running illegal colored bulbs... you're starting to push it. You'll get nailed if you screw around. But strobes? Unless it's a yellow strobe and you are a roadside contractor, don't bother. It's people that push the law too far that ruin it for the rest of us. Soon enough the state patrol is going to get fed up and crack down on blue headlights. Fine by me. Mine are still white. But if I get a ticket for running bright bulbs because the state patrol is cracking down on import cars due to somebody screwing around with stobes... I'm going to be upset. Strobes and blue lights put you into the "impersonating an officer" category.
The reason cruising is illegal in so many cities is because people went too far. I know a guy who met his wife doing the cruise 15 years ago. But they've cracked down on it. Drag racing used to be accepted oh-so-many years ago. It was part of my father's generation's culture. Go out on some deserted road and race. Now that too is under heavy fire because people took it too far.
EDIT: I'll give you one more good example of what I mean.

It used to be legal (and proper etiquette) to flash your high-beams at some loser left-lane hog to get them to move over. Now it's considered "aggressive driving" or "road rage" and you can get busted for it. Do you know why? Because some jerkoff took it too far. Used to just get the bird as I went by. Now I get shot at. Taking it too far.
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Again, I'm sorry. It's not just you I'm ranting about... please don't feel singled out.

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Old 02-03-2001, 10:19 AM   #7
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Just to clear it up i would never drive with the strobe lights on. I have an audio system that is professionally installed so i compete in audio competitions all the time, i would use the strobe lights during a show to attract people to my car, not while driving.
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Old 02-04-2001, 03:39 AM   #8
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Oh. Sorry. You caught me in a bad mood...

Are you aware that strobes can trigger seizures?

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Old 02-04-2001, 10:57 AM   #9
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Yep, thats why i always post large signs at least 15' away from my car during a show, warning people of the possiblity of seizures or other bodily harm my car may cause
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Old 02-04-2001, 11:01 AM   #10
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Old 02-04-2001, 05:01 PM   #11
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Hee-hee! Good one.
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Old 02-05-2001, 02:41 PM   #12
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Ya, Eastern CT is pretty cold this time of year. But having super bright lights does put a strain on the alternator and battery, along with a radar detector, big stereo, amps, and I've made my own kits for a glovebox light and trunk light, so they're always going on when I shut off my car and rummage through my glovebox or trunk.
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Old 02-05-2001, 04:03 PM   #13
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About those lower orange vent things... Don't forget, they ARE vents! the one on the passenger side supplies air to the inside of the fender for the intake to suck air from on the '99's (and I think the '98's too).
So blocking the vents might not be the best idea unless you have a '00 or '01

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Old 02-06-2001, 01:10 AM   #14
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I have 6 total on my L bumper including the older style RS ones in my corner airdams(100 watts) , also have some 5" Round ones in the center air dam (120 watts), my headlights are also 80/110 watt. I haven't had any trouble with my alternator, but I'm gonna have to get a new battery, our stock ones are pretty weak.
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Old 02-06-2001, 01:47 AM   #15
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Why do you say that the stock batteries are weak? A battery doesn't do anything but provide the juice to start your car. If your lights are dimming while the engine is running, it is because you have a weak alternator, NOT a weak battery. There isn't any reason to get a bigger CCA (Cold-Cranking Amps) battery unless you are in a cold climate, and then you'd just be better off with a battery warmer.
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