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Blazer Fogs in Factory Fog Housing

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Yota Toy, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Aug 13, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    Yota Toy

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    Just finished my fog light retro using Blazer projector fogs from TRS. It was actually not too difficult at all. I used an 1 3/4" hole saw and a jig I made to make the holes in the back of the factory housings, just large enough for the projector lens to fit through. The chrome in the factory fogs didn't peel or flake at all, which I was worried about. The lens is just a little larger than 1 3/4" so I used my Dremel to size the hole perfectly. I used JB Weld to glue them together.

    No night shots yet because I still don't have my complete 880 HID kit from TRS, I am missing a part. I will certainly get some night shots as soon as possible. I have the halogen bulbs in there now just so I could get them aimed. I managed to get them horizontally level just using reference marks on both lights before I glued them together.

    They fit into the bumper with zero modifications, and the factory adjusters still work perfectly. These would just pop right into any Gen II Taco. The Blazers are surprisingly small and light-weight, and they have a great cut-off line like a projector should. The entire body of the Blazer is out in the open so they should run nice and cool.

    You can't even tell they are projectors unless you get up close, they still look mostly factory.

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  2. Aug 13, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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  3. Aug 13, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    damn beat me to this...i was gonna do projectors a while back but never got around to it :pout: haha :thumbsup: nice work
     
  4. Aug 13, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    This is the TRS kit I used:

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    Here is what the cut off looks like on the Blazers (mine aren't yellow though):
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  5. Aug 15, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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    I just spoke with Matt at TRS, the parts I am missing were on back-order but will ship out today. I will have the HID 880's in the fogs by this weekend. Night shots will follow.

    P.S. I am almost finished with my FX-R retro as well, it was much more involved that doing the fog light retro. Just waiting on my shrouds. I ordered the Apollo shrouds but they don't fit the FX projector very well at all, just ordered the Orbit shrouds.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    Get some night shops up when you can! I'm curious to see if you lose any light in the middle because of the projector being recessed. Looks great though, nice install!
     
  7. Aug 15, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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    I was worried about that as a potential issue, especially if any light was bouncing off the stock reflector and potentially blinding oncoming traffic. I am running the halogen bulbs for now and I can confirm that zero light is blocked or reflected due to the mounting depth of the Blazers. The "beam" that comes out of the Blazer is focused in such a way that it completely misses the stock reflector. I should have some night shots by this weekend...
     
  8. Aug 23, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    Still no night shots yet, it is not that easy to find a good flat wall where there are no other cars around. Here are some pics of the heat sinks I just installed on the Blazer retros.They are 28mm heat sinks for an RC car electric motor, JB Welded on. They should keep the bowls much cooler.

    P.S. I did the "return wire down" mod, it definitely increased the output of the Blazers.

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  9. Aug 24, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    I finally got some night shots.

    Here is the Blazer fogs only. They do have the "Blazer smile" a bit, which is fixable but I am leaving it because I like it.
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    Here is the FX retros:
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    Here is the FX and the Blazers:
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    Here is the FX high beam:
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    Here is the FX, Blazers, and my KC drving lights:
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  10. Oct 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    where did you find those blazer fog lights?
     
  11. Oct 6, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    www.theretrofitsource.com

    Not to speak for the OP, but figured I'd help you out... :cool:
     
  12. Oct 6, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    Thanks,

    I am considering doing a retrofit like this, I currently have 6000K HID in my headlights as well as fog lights, with no shields on the fog light bulbs everyone gets pissed off with the fogs. The headlights are ok since they have shields. I really like the output from HID as I have had them in all my vehicles for the last 8 years.

    I wish there were so type of shields I could use for the fog lamp bulbs.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    subbbb subb subbb
     
  14. Oct 6, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    You've got the most ridiculously insane factory looking lighting set-up ever, you gonna add these also? :eek:
     
  15. Oct 6, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    LOL.. im gonna see what other options i may have other than the Blazer projectors :drevil:

     
  16. Oct 6, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    LS430's in the fog location... :spy:
     
  17. Oct 6, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    that thing is big too!
     
  18. Oct 6, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    Bi-xenon fogs are definitely on my mind as a future mod!
     
  19. Oct 6, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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    bi-xenon for fogs?? :confused:

     
  20. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    I keep calling these "fog lights" when I actually use them as driving lights. I have yet to encounter any fog. I suppose I should start calling them driving-lights-installed-in-the-fog-light-location. But yes, I would love some bi-xenon driving lights that are installed where the factory fog lights are.

    P.S. After using these Blazer driving lights for a while now I am happy to report that I love them. They add fill light to the FX projectors that is just fantastic, yet I don't blind oncoming drivers. I have yet to be flashed by anyone for my lights.
     
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