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Fog Lamps on or off?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by gozar, Dec 28, 2008.

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Foglamps on or off in clear weather?

Poll closed Jan 25, 2009.
  1. Off

    41 vote(s)
    25.8%
  2. On

    110 vote(s)
    69.2%
  3. Never really thought about it

    8 vote(s)
    5.0%
  1. Dec 28, 2008 at 4:59 PM
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    gozar

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    Do you drive around at night with your fog lamps on or off? I am talking about clear weather - no fog, rain or snow. Some people seem to think it's cool - or maybe they turned them on when they bought the vehicle and forgot to turn them off? Maybe they don't know what the fog lamps are for?

    To me, it looks the same as if they were driving around on a sunny day with their windshield wipers on.
     
  2. Dec 28, 2008 at 5:05 PM
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    brianr

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    Its not because it "the cool thing to do", in fact I rarely see people who have them actually using them.

    "fog lights" arent just for fog.

    for example -fog lights illuminate the ground close to vehicle well at night, I can see if I'm going to run over a nail in a parking lot, etc.

    BUT - I have the fog light on anytime mod, and I drive with the fog light on only during the day, "just to be cool".



    and my response to that remark;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsogswrH6ck
     
  3. Dec 28, 2008 at 5:05 PM
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    PatHLC128

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    i figure i have em i might as well use em. they stay on whenever my headlights are on.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2008 at 5:15 PM
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    tdm156

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    I use them at night to help light up the edges of the highway better especially when traveling in areas with alot of animals out in rural areas. Becareful though as it is illegal in some states to use fogs unless there are foggy conditions present.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Like tdm 156 said, I leave mine on all the time when the low beams are on. Where I live there are very few street lights and an overpopulation of deer. They light up the sides of the street by the woods and you have a better chance of spotting the deer and avoiding it. I like the Lebowski clip, I really don't do it to try to look cool, just for safety. I'll be getting the fog light on anytime mod done soon, so I'll have to pay attention the the switch after that.
     
  6. Dec 28, 2008 at 5:32 PM
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    Packman73

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  7. Dec 28, 2008 at 5:53 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    Due to others using them for DRL, I also leave mine on all the time now, they do help for visibility, sure can't hurt anything.

    Also I drive deer infested roads every night and the high beams leave a dark spot right in front of the truck.
     
  8. Dec 28, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    i leave mine on in hopes of another tacoma owner seeing it and saying "how did he do that". Then he/she will search google, and find tacoma world. Theres another truck the same as mine I drive by every morning on the way to work and after about two weeks I noticed all of a sudden they had done the fog light mod.
     
  9. Dec 28, 2008 at 6:02 PM
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    genxer36

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    All ways on. I have them, why not use them. And they give added light to the road.
     
  10. Dec 28, 2008 at 6:31 PM
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    chris4x4

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    What makes you think that some people think its "cool"? Did they tell you this? :confused:
     
  11. Dec 28, 2008 at 6:32 PM
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    traderdell

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    On, always.
     
  12. Dec 28, 2008 at 6:36 PM
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    chris4x4

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    :proposetoast:
     
  13. Dec 28, 2008 at 7:16 PM
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    TacoNut

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    I don't like driving with them on the road when it's clear, doesn't make sense to me....

    I DID however do the fog light mod so that I could use them in the woods with my high beams on..... lots of light when ya do that!!!!
     
  14. Dec 28, 2008 at 7:36 PM
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    Jester243

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    i drive with them on, not because I think it is cool I just want to see ass much as possible.
     
  15. Dec 28, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    on all the time... but only to look cool :rofl:

    I happen to like extra light at night... something about seeing the road and all...
     
  16. Dec 28, 2008 at 8:25 PM
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    fireturk41

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    i dont have fog lights :'(
     
  17. Dec 28, 2008 at 9:17 PM
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    Off. I only have them on when I can't use my high beams, or if my regular lights are so encrusted with crap that the fogs might as well help in their meager little way.

    I'm not going to lie, I think it looks dumb to have fog lights on all the time.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2008 at 9:26 PM
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    I keep them on primarily to avoid using my tires as curb feelers.
     
  19. Dec 28, 2008 at 10:10 PM
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    Tacoma02TRD

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    I keep mine off unless if its foggy or i'm offroading and want more light. The last Toyota Truck that I had I put fog lights on it and liked the extra light so I would always run them at night. Then one night I looked in my rearview mirror and saw flashing lights. I got a warning for having my fog lights on when the weather conditions didn't permit for them to be on. So make you know your state regs on fog lights.
     
  20. Dec 29, 2008 at 12:13 AM
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    derekabraham

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    I keep mine on at night and when there's weather. The more visibility, the better.
     
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