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General Cost of Converting Fog Lights To HID

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Logan22, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Logan22

    Logan22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    About how much would it cost to do a retrofit for HID fog lights? How hard is this to do yourself? What are some good brands to consider? I would appreciate it if anyone posted pictures of having just HID fogs. I have piaa extreme white plus for headlights that I just bought recently and this is why I'm just thinking about the fogs. Thanks
     
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    DDM kit is like $40. If you can dodge a wrench you can install HIDs.
     
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    OP are you talking about putting in projectors in the fogs?
     
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    If your talking about a "retrofit" then you mean converting them to projector then correct?? If so, look up member Jerez he recently did a true HID Retro in his fogs.

    However, if by retro you really meant just replace halogen bulbs for hids and ballasts, then you can get these full hid kits for $40-50 and they are plug and play. Its a 15 minute install if DONT know what your doing and 5 minutes if you do. OK maybe a little longer to make it look pretty but u get the idea. If you know how to change a light bulb you can do it :D
     
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    Projectors in your fogs are pointless. It completely eliminates the purpose of a fog light

    Converting your stock fogs to HID is simple. Stay away from Xentec and onex or anything off eBay for that matter
     
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    You obviously have no idea what you're talking about... I put projectors in my fogs and they are the best fog lights I've ever had. You have very bright, focused light, very low to the road and a crisp cutoff so you don't get any glare back in your eyes.

    Here's a step by step on putting projectors in your fogs:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/187831-fog-light-retrofit.html

    Just throwing HID's into your stock fog lights results in a lot of glare and will make your fog lights pretty useless for foul weather.
     
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    I've always ran HIDs in my fogs on both my trucks. 3k in my old truck. Worked amazing in the fog. Drove 200 miles in a huge storm with just my fog lights on and I could see everything perfectly fine with the stock housings
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Did they have the metal shield under the bulb? Either way, I'd put money on my projectors being a hell of a lot more effective than a plug and play HID kit...
     
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    H10 bulbs (fog lights) don't come with metal shields. The only bulbs that come with metal shields are H4, 9004/7 and H13
     
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    x2, which is exactly why plug and play HID kits aren't a good idea for fog lights if you actually want them to function as foul weather lights.
     
  12. Logan22

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    Thanks for all the responses and information, it was real helpful. I thought real hard about the HIDs but ended up going with some piaa extreme white plus fog lights to match my headlights.
     
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