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I'm getting really sick and tire of looking at my broken stock fog lights. Heck you'd get more light output from an indigo watch. So I've been looking at some different ones, and I'd love some recommendations.
Cost is a factor(like under $100 CND) And would like them to fit in the stock EGT fog light area.
I'm also willing to get driving lights as long as they aren't super crazy bright so they don't blind people if I accidently leave them on ;) .

I found These at good old Canadian Tire so what do you think? I personally don't care for the HID-like thing but whatever.

So if you have a set of fog lights drop there name, a price and where to get them,and your opinion.
 

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Go to an auto parts store and buy a pair of HID lamps. You'll probably have to do some splicing onto the stock wiring (I did). I had some Cyberwhite HIDs on my car, bright as hell. could drive without my headlights easily at night. I don't have them on anymore as my freakin passenger side wiring keeps shorting out.
 

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Avoid blue (imitation HID) lighting at all costs if you're actually interested in night-time visibility and not causing glare for other drivers. I think they look cool too, but not when my slightly fogged windsheild turns solid blue and I loose sight of the road. :wink:

Hella, Cibie and PIAA all make good quality lamps. I used to run some Hella 530 (driving lamps) on a previous car and after a careful job of aiming them I could leave them on most of the time and had twice the range of my low beams (and a better pattern than my high beams). Hella has some nice free-form reflector driving lamps available at most auto-parts stores that might look nice on a scort. I'll be attaching my ole 530s to my scort one of these days.

Fog lights are essentially just for looks. They're intended for times when the fog is so thick that you can't see the edges of the road, and you should be travelling less than 15mph.
 

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HID schmid.... all those things that claim they are HIDs arent. Well anyway... for fog lights, you want to stay away from the color blue/white. Water typically reflects bluish light, and by shining that color light at them, it of course reflects more back at the driver, so it makes sense to stay away from such a color light. As a result, yellow is the commonly used color of fog lights, however it could also eaisly be a color like red or green, but then that would be retarded. Anyway...

if you're going to fashion, go for a bluish/white look, but if you're in it for the sake of getting a better lighting system, do a dual setup. PIAA makes them. They're fogs and driving lights in one unit. They're yellow/orange for fog lights and then the blue HID for driving lights to aid the standard headlights.

Anyway, here are some PIAA driving lights:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... gory=42613

And here are some PIAA fogs:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... gory=33709
 

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You already have some good replies but thought I would add mine anyway.

I bought a set of lights to replace the fog lamps on my Gt. Got them at Canadian Tire, they resemble the originals and fit in the same spot. Lenses are absolutely clear and they are driving lites. I think they are approximately 65,000 candle power. Lots of lite and I think they look great! BTW I wired them independently so they can be turned on anytime the car is running.

They are called SUV Low Profile Lamps and the stock number is 20-3881-6 and the price was $89.99
 

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My 1984GT came with factory (Marchal) fog lights. Not only were they useless, but they had a glass lens that was constantly breaking. Eventually they came out with a replacement plastic lens that didn't. If you insist on actually having fog lamps, just make sure the lens is not glass!
 

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Thanks for all the replies so far.
I guess I didn't make it clear enough in my post that I don't like the HID-like colour but anyways.

Wood - thanks for the link, I've looked at them before but I've been told that blazer make crap so... how have they been for you? and what's the pattern/brightness like?

I'm looking for GOOD nightime lighting, I'd love a set of PIAA's driving/fog lights but I don't have 200 bucks to spend. I've got more like 100 CND.

Does anyone have 55W H3(or similar) lights and can give there opinion on the beam/intensity of them?

Thanks
 

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Foglights

For those of you tired of hearing this story, again, I apologize, but my foglight route sounds like it is right up your alley. It takes a little fabrication, but it is inexpensive, looks stock and works quite well.

I wanted something to fit in the stock locations, so I didn't have to do any cutting, and didn't block any precious airflow. With that in mind, I chose to use the off-the-shelf sealed beams used in the late model Camaro's, Cutlass's, etc (I'm sorry, but I don't remember the part number. If you want it, drop me a note and I will find it, but it really is off-the-shelf at any parts store). They are low-profile rectangular lights that come in either high, or low, beams, as they were fitted to the aforementioned cars in a set of four lights. I chose the high beams, but they do seem to irritate oncoming drivers, so were I to do it again, I would probably go with the low beams. The high beam is a great driving beam, and is a good compromise between distance and beam width, however.

Whether you choose the high, or low, beams, you will need to remove your stock lights from their black plastic mounts and use you stock mounts (and their spring adjusters), some JB cold weld, some J-clips, the proper electrical plugs for the back of these lights (optional) and some small bolts. The whole idea is to fabricate the proper fittings on the lights, so that they use the mounts and their adjusters in the same fashion. It works like a champ. If you want details, shoot me an e-mail and I will be glad to chat. (If you take your lights out and look at them closely, you can see just how you might replace the light with a similarly sized light, provided you created the proper fittings.)

These, in combination with my BMW lights, makes me one happy bastard when the sun goes down.

Marcus
 

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the ones i have are a set of Pilot Pro Series. they're about 1 1/4" X 4 1/2" and put out a bright amber beam with some 55w bulbs. i always get cars flashing their brights at me in the night, because it's too much for them. they cost me $79.99. they still kick a$$. :D
 

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I've had a set of old school PIAA 959 projector lamps forever...while they worked pretty good, i agree, they looked better than they performed....but the construction quality is top notch. I once slammed a big rig tire tread on the freeway at 65mph...it cracked the lens, but the bulb did not! the bitch still lite up and shined light...couldn't believe it. (although like the next week it died :) )

anyway, i then grabbed a set of Falcon driving lights ($45) The light output was awesome, they had a black case with a blue lens. 55w H3 halogen bulbs. It did not have any blue in the light, it was quite "yellow" compared to those HID fakes. Well, construction quality was totally horrible, they destroyed themselves in a matter of months...condensation built up and the screws got totally rusted, could even change the bulb with out destroying something....and the water destroyed the lens, leaving it pitted and blackened.

I then put the PIAA's back on and suffered, until i run across a new set that had the good light output the Falcons did. Well after talking to my brother, who lives in Taiwan, he told me about this brand called Sirius (no, not the same company as the satellitte radio) So i looked around and nobody had them....untill i saw a set on ebay (the seller was in Taiwan) $40 and $20 to ship. The light output is awesome, they are nearly identical to the falcons, black case, blue lens...

<edit> ahhhh son of a bitch...the damn EGT fogs are rectangle...and here my dumbass is talking 3" round....sorry man, i'm a space cadet sometimes.....
 

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On mine the quliaty sucked over the winter they froze and cracked work fine still just has a big crack down the middle of both :? Im thinking about getting new ones but i want really bright blue ones that point almost directly at the road 8O
 
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