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Old 10-20-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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Need Recommendation - Fog Lights

I need effective fog lights here in the mountains in the winter and my ’98TJ doesn’t have any.
I’m looking at either chasing down all the OEM stuff including fog lights, harness and switch, which is rather expensive, or buying some look-a like KC Slim Lite Fog lights with their harness and switch Black Fog SlimLite<br>System # 127 at near half the cost of the OEM.s.

Most important is a near stock look with a good quality fog light protection. What would you recommend?

Bill J.
'98 Sport 4.0 - Auto, Hard/Soft tops, Dana 44's, 3.73's, Mostly stock...
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:54 PM   #2
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I would avoid the OEM lights completely if you want something useful! And do you want actual fog lights or just a pair of driving lights. One shines only at the ground in front of you and the other lights up everything basically.

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Old 10-20-2009, 03:55 PM   #3
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I installed Hella Black Magic lamps and 100w bulbs. It looks like a nighttime construction site when those and my 100w headlights are all on. Be sure to use relays if you use high powered bulbs. My Hella's are wired to a remote control so I did not have to cut the dash or run wires into the cab.
Retired my 94 YJ 4cyl 5spd @ 200K
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:10 PM   #4
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I would buy the Hella fog ligths again.

1. Stock H4 Headlights (in German Abblendlicht)
2. Stock H4 Headlights + Hella fog lights
3. Stock Highbeam
4. Stock Highbeam + 4 Hella highbeams I had before

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Old 10-20-2009, 04:59 PM   #5
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thanks guys....I'm looking for good visability in heavy fog...too bright of a light or if it is pointed too high and they will kick back a blinding reflection off the moisture so I need the help with the best lights for fog penetration...
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:38 AM   #6
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I am reconfiguring my lights. I currently have IPF headlight housings with H4's, OEM fogs, and Hella's on the windshield.

The Hellas are moving to the bumper since they are a fog pattern and not too effective on the windshield (plus their ring of light kills night vision). The windshield is getting IPF driving lights and another set is going on my soon-to-be-rebuilt winch hoop/grille hoop. THEN, the H4 bulbs are coming out and HID 55W hi/lo beams in 5000K temp range are going in. IPF's headlight housing is metal and has thick glass. In talking to IPF, they have run up to 170W bulbs in their housings with no issues. I'm not going to tempt fate and go THAT high, but 55W HID's with a wiring harness will do nicely.


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