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LegacyTragedy 11-08-2012 02:24 PM

Which Fog lights are better?
 
So I have the standard fog lights from the 1999 GT that look just like the advertisement pic. seen here:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pXdUWM6tez...u%2Blegacy.jpg

But they are dirty and damaged and in need of replacement. I've seen these other lights and really like the look of them.


http://www.jankuyado.com/EBP/DSG_1517.JPG
But I'm curious if one of these lights is better than the other. Please let me know if any of you have compared them at all or seen any threads about it. I can pretty much get either set for the same price.

subikid90 11-08-2012 03:25 PM

The second set is JDM fogs. They are better quality but require modification to you bumper and modification for mounting them.

Grimmrican 11-08-2012 07:59 PM

Jdm is the way u can't go wrong with that

broknindarkagain 11-08-2012 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Grimmrican (Post 4151186)
Jdm is the way u can't go wrong with that

Did you come from the Honda crowd by chance?

I've seen "JDM" go wrong in so many ways

Grimmrican 11-08-2012 10:41 PM

No hellz no. I'm def no Honda fanboy and never will be. I despise those damn cars. Over rated. But I'm just saying. In the legacys the jdm lights look fresh

LegacyTragedy 11-09-2012 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by subikid90 (Post 4150766)
The second set is JDM fogs. They are better quality but require modification to you bumper and modification for mounting them.

I love the look of the jdm fogs. But what kind of mods are we talking about? Are they things I can do myself with a few simple tools? And do they fill the hole in the bumper completely?

subikid90 11-09-2012 06:44 AM

http://sl-i.net/FORUM/viewtopic.php?t=2766

Grimmrican 11-09-2012 08:29 AM

Yea not too hard. Time consuming but not impossible u kno "/ in the u have ur reward

Grimmrican 11-09-2012 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Grimmrican (Post 4151710)
Yea not too hard. Time consuming but not impossible u kno "/ in the u have ur reward

In the end*

LegacyTragedy 11-09-2012 01:20 PM

Hmm. Thanks very much for posting the guide, subikid90.

Now it's just a matter of whether I have the time to do the mod.. I have a feeling it'll be totally worth it though. Does anyone know why they don't have the same mounting system as the usdm? Im just curious.

LegacyTragedy 11-09-2012 01:24 PM

Also, seeing as how my GT has fog lights already, I shouldn't have to worry about the whole wiring section of that guide, correct? Or is there required modification there as well?

edit: eh, never mind, I read further down and Im seeing that there is some work to do. Did any one here do this and leave the stock wiring and just splice the jdm connector on? Or do you think that would be too much current?

Lsnaple 11-11-2012 11:12 PM

I think it's because the JDM bumper is slightly different. I don't personally have them but many people on here do. I would like them along with the JDM projector headlights, but unfortunately money needs to go towards other stuff.

LegacyTragedy 11-12-2012 02:01 PM

I heard the jdm headlights might be illegal because they were aimed for left hand lane driving. This is just hearsay of course.

Grimmrican 11-12-2012 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by LegacyTragedy (Post 4155704)
I heard the jdm headlights might be illegal because they were aimed for left hand lane driving. This is just hearsay of course.

It is to a point. It's against DOT standards but its really not hard to make them aim to the right. If u buy the jdm headlights don't slap them on until u convert the aiming.

monkeyposeur 11-13-2012 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by LegacyTragedy (Post 4155704)
I heard the jdm headlights might be illegal because they were aimed for left hand lane driving. This is just hearsay of course.

Yes, they are illegal. They are not 'aimed' for left hand driving, the cutoff pattern is designed for left hand driving. Some people install JDM projectors and just aim them lower without doing the conversion, since they have a greater adjustable range than USDMs. Furthermore, modifying your headlights is illegal in most states until you get a DOT sticker put on them after you modify them. But if you convert them to UDSM light patterns and aim them correctly most likely no one is going to bother you. :cool:

However, your thread is about the fog lights. The fog lights (as far as I know) do not have a cutoff pattern like headlights, so JDM foglights will not need any modification. They aren't meant to shoot out light far out like headlights, they are meant to light the immediate area around your car.


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