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Old 03-02-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Cool finally got my fogs mounted & hooked up


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Old 03-02-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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Luv it!!!!! I like yours being further out than mine.....much better set-up. What mouts are those????

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Old 03-03-2012, 05:51 AM   #3
Really liking the Jeep...

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Wow. That is a classic look!
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:07 AM   #4
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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thanks gents......

cu in oz: it was YOUR photo that made me finally pick WHERE to drill mine. The mounts are just the hollow bolt on the Grote' standard housing, thru the bumper.

Of course, there's less clearance for the front tow hooks, which *may* be an issue sometime in the future.

Granted I work more slowly than some....It took months to assemble all the parts, as I want specific housings and reflectors. These are the 'Hella Bifocal Dichromic' fogs from DStern.

We had snow on the ground Wed, so of course that was the day I had to have set for install. I have an old barn with a door just big enough to barely get the nose thru, and a ramp up to the door sill such that the front was elevated enough to get my rickety biomass underneath to rip the plastic body bolts out.

Removing the air dam and grill-bumper dam and the silver trim-over-the-bumper took me nearly all day. Drilling the holes I broke only 1 bit, and the rest of the mounting went easily. The bumper is amazingly soft....drilled 1/4" hole then a 1/2".

The next day I took the wiring part to a local shop as, like previous plumbing and electrical adventures, I determined it would be advantageous to my wallet to have someone actually skilled, to do part of the job.

So now I have to find the right size plastic body-bolts/whatever they call them, and remount the dams.

I left off the silver trim thing to decide whether later to remount it.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #6
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Whoa yellow!

Wonder what they look like at night, snake eyes?
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:43 PM   #7
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Looks great!
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:24 PM   #8
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Wow. That is a classic look!
Having 80's flash back myself with these.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:56 PM   #9
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For snow, heavy rain and of course fog, yellow is great. In snow its a HUGE improvement over white. Drive a couple hundred miles at night in a heavy snow storm and you'll agree.

The picture is at MINUS 22F Allagash Village Maine February 20th, 2012
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:22 PM   #10
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Where did you all wires the lights into? Did you tap into the factory fog lights? Any pics of the wiring?
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:36 PM   #11
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The wiring to the factory fogs is inadequate in the first place and will not carry the necessary current to run anything extra without trouble to your original wiring & tiny silicone brain parts. So I'm told.

In any case, if you haven't had a wiring harness melt while driving down the road, as "some" of us have, I'd suggest remedial action is never as economical as preventive care before the tow truck/and/or the fire crew arrive. In any case, do what YOU want but I've already done enough wiring free-style to be willing to hire experts that save me from headaches.

I planned ahead when installing the custom Daniel Stern Headlight wiring harness to power the upgrade DStern headlights I settled on about 6 months ago.

I needed better headlights, ran the +80 Philips bulbs for about 6 months, and had to upgrade from those.

DStern, Hilldweller and others here provided helpful links and discussion of choices. It was obvious to upgrade more power down the wires to better bulbs, the basic need was to insure better wires to carry the juice in the first place.

So the primo DStern hellas/harness/bulb was a tic under $400, which proved to be the all-time-best return on investment I've made in any electrical mod ever.

Having the 'extra fog light leads' included at the time was only a few $ more, and I knew they would be needed, as in the PNW Outback we get a LOT of pitch black, rural, no fog lines/reflectors/etc/rain/heavy fog for considerable weeks to months of the year.

Easy to follow wiring replacement, just lay the new harness out and everything reaches where it's supposed to go.

I don't know if I can get photos that help, I'll give it a try and post if they show anything.

Read the Daniel Sterns Lighting Consultant stuff; well worth the time before you decide what to do.
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