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Old 07-10-2013, 07:59 AM   #21
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That was the best idea I had at that point in the night, haha. What do you think I could use to keep the heat off the plastic? Maybe a smaller bulb might burn at a lower temperature. Idk
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I've seen some pretty small projector fogs in an old Audi headlight, maybe try and use something like that in your blinker. That might help with heating as they have their own housing. They were about the size of a half dollar, but couldn't tell you the length and if they would fit. I always use Lexus fogs as they come with a mounting bracket for cheap at the junk yards. Make my own wiring harness with fuse and relay or use kits I find in other cars. Plus they are yellow projectors and that's what I like. Just mount them where ever.
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the only way you're going to keep heat off is a metal sheild. just buy a sheet or two from home depot and cut to fit. though it's still going to get really hot in there. maybe you should look into using LED products. that'd be much easier to control the heat
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the only way you're going to keep heat off is a metal sheild. just buy a sheet or two from home depot and cut to fit. though it's still going to get really hot in there. maybe you should look into using LED products. that'd be much easier to control the heat
Didn't even think of this! I know LEDS run much cooler than normal halogen bulbs. I may have to go to a different bulb that is offered in LED and use that.

Could also do the sheet metal thing along with projector idea. I'll have to play around with it and see what I can come up with. I just bought some HB2 plugs though so I will probably stick with that bulb. I will report back with my results and finish the write up. No promises on length though. Haha
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These will definitely be my alternate choice if I can't fit my metal shroud from my old headlights into the blinker housing tonight when I get home
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Trying to get an order of this (http://bstfiresleeve.en.alibaba.com/...e_Blacked.html) in but I don't need 1000 meters of it and that's the minimum order. Still looking for another site that sells it
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Trying to get an order of this (http://bstfiresleeve.en.alibaba.com/...e_Blacked.html) in but I don't need 1000 meters of it and that's the minimum order. Still looking for another site that sells it
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...1&s=automotive
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You're awesome man!!! Rock on!
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You're awesome man!!! Rock on!
Your welcome, I always check amazon for everything. It usually ends up being cheaper since I have prime.
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I need to start doing that so I can save a little money on my stuff here and there
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As there is no way to aim the light, is there not a distinct possibility of blinding other drivers?

Fog lights are mounted low with a distinct cut off to help limit glare. There are really more of an un-aimed accessory light. Probably pretty good for off road use.
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As there is no way to aim the light, is there not a distinct possibility of blinding other drivers?

Fog lights are mounted low with a distinct cut off to help limit glare. There are really more of an un-aimed accessory light. Probably pretty good for off road use.
It's possible. I will have to get it all set up and get out in front of my truck to see how bad the glare would be and think of possible adjustments to make. Fitting a projector into the housing was mentioned earlier and they may be what I do once I get enough time to sit down with my project again
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Thermotape will arrive July 23rd
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Got my tape today, working on covering the inside of the housing. Will post pictures when I'm done
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I tested one light today and it worked well. The halogen bulb creates a lot of heat though, I will probably get some LED bulbs to replace them. Better safe than sorry
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Still waiting LED bulbs to come in. Damn shipping
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Finalized covering the other housing with thermo tape. Will start wiring tomorrow or the next day. Will keep posting for those interested, if there is any. Haha
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I got the LED HB2 bulbs today. I tried to test them out and they wouldn't work?? Anyone have any idea why this would be?
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LED's are usually polarity sensitive. whats your socket look like? any way to reverse the bulb?
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