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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-22-2006, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Fog / driving lights

am looking for a set of dual purpose lights that will do fog/driving. or even driving/long range. I want to be able to drive in traffic with the lights on then hit high beam and have tem get brighter.

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crystal cear lense
white light or close to factory. I don't want any funky yellow or purple glow.

the piaa 520 are single purpose and the 580 doesn't have the crystal clear lense. Any ideas or other brands. I looked @ Hella and there site has so many lights its retarded. They need a better search feature IMO. HELP!
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Look at the piaa racing 80's. There 8" lights,, but they do what you described. They have a sharp cutoff in low beam, but throw a huge ball of light in highbeam. I have four mounted on my bumper and am very impressed so far.
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I wish, the would be perfect. The problem is that they are getting mounted in the bumper. 8" is a little too big
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Looks like I am going to have to run the 580??
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I had to make a choice earlier toay so I went with the 580. My goal was to have all the lights/lenses look same as factory but I am not sure if this is going to work out that way. If the 580 has a whiter light then I will have to find the correct bulbs to make the headligts and stock fog lights the same. I hope I can do that. Most of the pics on the internet show the 580 with a blueish lense. I hope they don't come that way. I want the lense itslf to look clear. Guess I will find out when they get here
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take some after pics with the fog and high beams....

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10-4:Thumbup: Whats the best way to wire these things you think?? I want then to come on/off with my factory fog lights/dash switch but then highbeam with facory highbeam switch. I know how to wire stuff but if you throw a relay in the mix you lose me
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I have my fog lights wired direct to a switched 12V (key on) This way I can use them with the running lights only. I feel this is the best option for REALLY FOGGY driving. I have my high powered driving lights wired to the Highbeams. This saves oncoming traffic from blindness if I forget to turn them off.

I tied into the Highbeams at the back of the headlight.

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I was thinking about tapping into the factory harness, but will they draw to much?? I beleiev they come with relay and all thet. On my 04 I can run with just the acc lights on only so it would be a simple wire up if I don't have to worry about too much draw on the factory wires
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