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Old February 28th, 2011, 11:48 AM
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Question Fog light position and questions

Morning all,

Just wanted some opinions...

Attached you'll see a pic of a D90.. not mine, as close as i could find... taken from from the internet..

I want to remove the bumper signals, YELLOW, and put PIAA 2100 series in them... 2"x5" size.

I also want to put 6" or 7" round lights and install them on the bar in front of the windshield GREEN.


I haven't seen that many put round lights on GREEN location, plus i couldn't find a single pic online of someone who had done it.. but i know it's been done probably by some of you here.... is it bad to put them there?

Finally, PIAA has DRIVING lights and FOG lights... all about the beam spread... DRIVING is more focused and throws further.. and FOG is wide spread, shorter distance

Would you get both sides as FOGS, both as DRIVING, or one FOG and one DRIVING, but then which one?? FOG on the bumper and driving at the windshield or vice versa??


Thanks everyone.

~Ji
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Old February 28th, 2011, 01:56 PM
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Lights in the "green" location will spill all over the bonnet and wings which makes it harder to see, so don't put them there.
Can't say I've seen illumination fitted in the turn signal holes, but I'm sure it's been done. I would imagine aiming them would be a challenge. In either case, fog or driving lights, they are annoying to other drivers. Use very judiciously.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 02:45 PM
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the green location is used on Jeeps. I don't think I would put lights there due to reflection as well. Piaa sells the best lights in my opinion. I have 580's in driving. I ignorantly sold a pair of 580's in Pencil beam. Right now I am going to get a new bumper and going to Run 2 Piaa 800 HID pencil beams on the brush guard. I have heard from fellow friends and board members that when the lights are mounted on the roof they make horrible road niose.

The 800 HID's are not cheap but they are really F-N bright. You only need 2.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 04:26 PM
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So you're saying put the 7" in the front of the grill.. so that...

1) reflection on the bonnet/wings is not an issues
2) no extra road noise
3) don't be like jeeps

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Old February 28th, 2011, 05:16 PM
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green: http://www.defendersource.com/mod/lightmount/index.html

in the custom mods section.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 05:29 PM
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here is another mount option

http://www.shopatron.com/products/pr...3.0.0.0.0?pp=8&

you might have to cut and paste the link..
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IMO If you're stuck with the windshield mount location, that's where you probably should put the driving lights due to reflection off the bonnet (as mentioned above). Keep in mind that fog lights typically work a bit better the lower they are (this is purely my opinion) and with yellow light, you might want to consider yellow bulbs for the bumper fogs. I built a mount out of a hardware store home pipe holder for $1.25 (plus a piece of rubber and paint) for my middle (clear) light. My other 2 lights (the yellow ones) I used a set of clamp-style light mounts that fit the diameter of the NAS OEM brushguard I have. I believe they were about $23 shipped, nicer looking than the rugged ridge ones too. I'll see if i can find the website/receipt.
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IMO If you're stuck with the windshield mount location, that's where you probably should put the driving lights due to reflection off the bonnet (as mentioned above). Keep in mind that fog lights typically work a bit better the lower they are (this is purely my opinion) and with yellow light, you might want to consider yellow bulbs for the bumper fogs. I built a mount out of a hardware store home pipe holder for $1.25 (plus a piece of rubber and paint) for my middle (clear) light. My other 2 lights (the yellow ones) I used a set of clamp-style light mounts that fit the diameter of the NAS OEM brushguard I have. I believe they were about $23 shipped, nicer looking than the rugged ridge ones too. I'll see if i can find the website/receipt.
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