Originally Posted by bjmoose
So, if you didnt have any fogs at all, would you start with a eBay OEM fog kit for 80, plus a170 blazer fog hid retrofit, or some other hid fog that would fit in stock fog location? What are examples? PIAA fogs seem to be halogen, not HID.
And most offroad fogs seem to come in larger housings than would fit in factory stock location.
it depends on what your trying to accomplish imo. ie, what color and beam pattern your looking for and their intended use. i built my set-up with different situations in mind. i wanted to have superior lighting abilities in any weather so each set of lights serve there own purpose to the fullest when i decide to run them.
what is the lighting situation on your truck as it sits? like i said i built my lights according to situation. for example the pure white light from the 5k 55watt headlights cut's through snow amazing and really beyond those i don't need anymore light at all. in dust however they do not do so well much better than the factory halogens but, thats what led me to do the s2k retrofit in my arb fog lights 3000k bulbs which are yellow to piece through the fog and dust much better they are like yellow headlights mounted a little lower. my leds are hooked to my high beams so when i hit them the solstice pods activate.
that throws out a huge amount of light for the darkest roads or conditions but, will blind you in fog snow or dust. i plan on in the future swapping out my black magics behind my grill for a set of light force lights with yellow diffusers on them to further increase the light in foul weather as well.
my lighting has gotten so much attention lately i have people following me places to ask me questions about my headlights its wild. on a dark road i light up at least 6 full lanes across and it is intense light.
if i where you i would start with a set of the leds either vision-x or rigid i prefer the vision-x personally but both are good. the rigid lights can be had in amber which is also nice so you get the benifits of an led set-up and the amber light which may prove more useful to you in the desert. however they are not as bright as there white light counterparts. mount them low in a suitable location ala factory fog light holes and you will have a bomber set of fog lights. this will of course have you fabbing some type of small bracket to hold them in place securely but, you could do that with your eyes closed.
a true retrofit with tweaked projectors is probably the single baddest up grade lighting wise you can do to your truck. bjorn over at customlightz.com made me a set of fx-rs like i have never seen before. i have seen plenty fx-r projectors but, none like mine. mine seem to be wider way more intense and have a huge color flicker! basically it means these are the best all around lights on my truck right now. in the future you should check out doing a set for your truck you will not believe the difference they really almost negate the need for any other light on the truck at all. only in extreme conditions would i actually have to resort to my other lights to get the job done.
here is a link for ya to the round solstice pods.
hope this helps buddy