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Everybody's gonna light me up (har) for putting HIDs in halogen housings but, it's a switchable light so, I'm not burning anybody's retinas in normal duty.

35 watt 6k kit, standard stuff. really good results. Cut line and pattern are the same as the halogens but, alot more light down the road a good ways.

The photo doesn't really do it justice. This is factory HID headlight low with HID fogs together.
 

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Just local to me, from one of the F&F community suppliers. There's lots of plug and play stuff on Ebay, DDM tuning, etc.
 

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I run 55w 6k fogs and 35w 6k headlights all night no flashing so dont sweat it :)...looks good
 

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I have mine set pretty high for maximum reach so, I'm sure it'd attract attention around town if I ran 'em. Hell, people flash me here for my factory HID headlights, on low beam and at factory height, bloody panty-waists. :D

I was thinking of 55s too but, they had to be ordered and these ones were on the shelf. Plus, the hardest part of this job was whipping up a couple brackets for the ballasts to go behind the rad support. Everything else was plug and play into the factory connectors.

What I can't stand is when factory equipment is delivered useless. The 45 watt 9145 bulbs in the fogs and their aiming down like grandma's boobs from the factory means they are just dead weight. I wanted to make them worth a damn and these did that.
 

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I have mine set pretty high for maximum reach so, I'm sure it'd attract attention around town if I ran 'em. Hell, people flash me here for my factory HID headlights, on low beam and at factory height, bloody panty-waists. :D

I was thinking of 55s too but, they had to be ordered and these ones were on the shelf. Plus, the hardest part of this job was whipping up a couple brackets for the ballasts to go behind the rad support. Everything else was plug and play into the factory connectors.
I get there annoyance. I am light sensative and some headlights at night truely blind me. I don't do anything because I know they are legal. I just see they're side.
 

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I 'see' it too, when people run them in non-option lights like headlights. Where I am, the grille fogs are DRLs but, in full daylight, these aren't too annoying. I'll still switch 'em off at night in the built-up areas.

I always suggest to people complaining about lights though, "Don't look at them, switch your gaze to the yellow outside road line until the bright object passes."
 

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I get flashed a few times a week just having my factory lights on. People aren't smart enough to see that if there are 4 lights on, then the high beams aren't on. Usually it ends up with them leaving their brights on and me pulling the lever back and giving them brights and fogs. I'm just gonna start flipping on all my red/blue strobes as they pass by.
 

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flash-to-pass and brights kill the grille fogs....that's my next task, see if I can figure a way around that little problem that isn't too invasive. Anybody got any ideas?
 

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I remember on my old ranger that the flash to pass option was deleted by removing a tab or bending it on the high beam relay, I think it was the high beam really at least, I've been looking for the schematics for it for a while but I haven't found them yet, I may just have to trace them out when I get back to VA from this school....
 

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Sadly, all this stuff is controlled through the smart junction box and messing with the inputs/outputs to one of those crosses my boundary of"invasive".
 

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I'm on the edge of removing my fog lights and putting the full open Shelby style grille...not sure if ill miss my fogs...well see gonna order it soon...
 

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I'm on the edge of removing my fog lights and putting the full open Shelby style grille...not sure if ill miss my fogs...well see gonna order it soon...
Put in sum lower hid fogs.
 

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You'll need everything you can get in those little CS projector lights, fire 'em up on 55. The huge reflector in the grille fogs lets you get away with less.

Beware of heat buildup in the small housing though. The factory bulbs are not running as hot as 55 watt HIDs.

Those little projectors suck wind really badly though. I wouldn't ditch the grille fogs for those, if night lighting mattered to me, seriously, which it does.
 

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You'll need everything you can get in those little CS projector lights, fire 'em up on 55. The huge reflector in the grille fogs lets you get away with less.

Beware of heat buildup in the small housing though. The factory bulbs are not running as hot as 55 watt HIDs.

Those little projectors suck wind really badly though. I wouldn't ditch the grille fogs for those, if night lighting mattered to me, seriously, which it does.
So you don't have a problem with heat the the cs lights with 55s?
 

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I ditched the grille mounted fogs for the CS ones.. They don't "project" out as far, but they do light up the road about 7-8 feet in front of your bumper. I can't imagine HIDs down there would do much more as they are so close to the ground
 

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I think you might have issues with 55w and heat concentration in those small fogs

Lighting up the road 7-8 feet in front of the bumper is next door to useless, even in fog. It'll just ruin your night vision so you'll see even less.

The CS fogs are pretty useless no matter what you do. They're a glorified marker light.
 

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I use 35w hid fogs in my 12 gt because my raxiom smoked headlights offer no visibility no matter what bulb is in there, and they keep burning out. So i just took out my headlight bulbs and run my hid fogs at night. Works decent in so cal where half of all cars have HIDs and people are to ignorant to care what you're running.
 
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