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jcull35 06-14-2013 05:43 PM

Fog light upgrade
 
Are there any fog light upgrades for the 2010 jk that don't cost a ton of money?

unusedusername 06-14-2013 09:17 PM

Define a ton of money...

The problem with the stock foglights is that the housings suck.

Putting new bulbs in the horrible stock housings won't help, and better housings are not cheap.

JeeperJake 06-14-2013 09:24 PM

My 08 required replacing fog bulbs with a really good yellow fog bulb. IIRC, the 08 had "35W" bulbs but the newer JK have "17W" or some such.

That was 'almost' good enough after my careful bulb change, but not quite.....and I don't think "17W" would do the trick for me either.

When I upgraded to Daniel Stern's wiring/headlight set up, I bought the truly magnificent upgrade units that mount on the bumper. Current draw exceeds the OEM harness, and care must be taken to not fry stuff.

Between the mounts, special chromatic yellow lenses, mutant ninja fog bulbs, that added about $350 to the rest of my light upgrade.

Go read up on Daniel Stern lighting pitch, it's a REAL education.

I didn't anticipate spending so much....but now have the absolute best lighting I've ever had on any rig.

Don't know about the wiring needs of the newer JKs. Read before you cook something.

jcull35 06-14-2013 09:48 PM

Does anyone out there have hid in there fog lights?

PrecisionPowder 06-14-2013 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by jcull35 (Post 3862158)
Does anyone out there have hid in there fog lights?


dont do it. its dangerous for oncoming drivers and other drivers in front of yout. HIDs should ONLY be used in projectors, NEVER in reflection housings. only time you should ever use HIDs in reflector housings is with off road only lights that are only being used off road without drivers in front of you. you can and will blind them and you could cause and accident. i cant count the number of times iv almost wrecked because people made the poor and dangerous choice of putting HIDs in reflector housings

Chunks 06-15-2013 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by jcull35 (Post 3861413)
Are there any fog light upgrades for the 2010 jk that don't cost a ton of money?

I don't know if there's a difference in bulbs between the 2010 and 2012 JK. I just installed a couple of Cree #5202 5201 9009 LED bulbs a few weeks ago in my 2012 JKU. Great improvement.:thumb:
Regards,
Jim

Vin 06-15-2013 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Chunks (Post 3863087)
I don't know if there's a difference in bulbs between the 2010 and 2012 JK. I just installed a couple of Cree #5202 5201 9009 LED bulbs a few weeks ago in my 2012 JKU. Great improvement.:thumb:
Regards,
Jim

2010 and 2012 are the same.

axhoaxho 06-15-2013 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Chunks (Post 3863087)
I don't know if there's a difference in bulbs between the 2010 and 2012 JK. I just installed a couple of Cree #5202 5201 9009 LED bulbs a few weeks ago in my 2012 JKU. Great improvement.:thumb:
Regards,
Jim

How easy/difficult is the installation of these LED bulbs? And any place you would recommend to purchase these bulbs? Much thanks.

Chunks 06-15-2013 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by axhoaxho (Post 3863884)
How easy/difficult is the installation of these LED bulbs? And any place you would recommend to purchase these bulbs? Much thanks.

The bulbs are plug and play. Got them off EPay...

2X White 5202 5201 9009 High Power CREE w 20 SMD LED Fog Lights Daytime Running | eBay

Regards,
Jim

Up Hill Bill 06-15-2013 11:10 PM

OEM fog light (PSX24W) is rated at 900 lumens. The eBay listing says the CREE LEDS are "Lumen: nearly 500LM." What am I missing here? How can they be brighter than the OEMs?

axhoaxho 06-16-2013 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Chunks (Post 3864938)
The bulbs are plug and play. Got them off EPay...

2X White 5202 5201 9009 High Power CREE w 20 SMD LED Fog Lights Daytime Running | eBay

Regards,
Jim

Thanks Jim,

I guess since it is LED bulb, it will last much longer than the tradition OEM light bulb... For about $30, I guess I'd give it a try.

Cheers,

zx6r 06-16-2013 12:10 AM

i put rigid dually d2's in my stock fog light locations

Rottamit2 06-19-2013 11:41 PM

2005 jeep wrangler sport
 
I was offloading over the weekend and broke my fog light off. I have the factory hella fog light but can't find a site that sells the mounting bracket that broke. Anyone know where I can get one?

WhiskeyMike 06-20-2013 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chunks (Post 3864938)
The bulbs are plug and play. Got them off EPay...

2X White 5202 5201 9009 High Power CREE w 20 SMD LED Fog Lights Daytime Running | eBay

Regards,
Jim

That one has 20 SMDs, but I think only one is Cree. This one - White 5202 H16 30W High Power CREE XP E LED Bulbs for Fog Daytime Running Lights | eBay has 6 Cree 5w LEDs for 30W of total power. Anyone use them? Anyone see why they wouldn't work? Or wouldn't be much better than above?

Aroon 06-20-2013 03:48 AM

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Originally Posted by WhiskeyMike (Post 3880137)

That one has 20 SMDs, but I think only one is Cree. This one - White 5202 H16 30W High Power CREE XP E LED Bulbs for Fog Daytime Running Lights | eBay has 6 Cree 5w LEDs for 30W of total power. Anyone use them? Anyone see why they wouldn't work? Or wouldn't be much better than above?

I use it on my jeep. It's not as bright as it said. More like direct flashlight pointing. At first i have to trim so it snap in place. but nice and white though. If you plan to have led headlight, it would match.

Aeschylus 06-20-2013 05:00 AM

I purchased the Vision X LED fog lights last week. Planning to install them next week with a few other things.

RB-10rubicon 06-20-2013 06:35 AM

GET THESE I UPGRADED MY 2010 AND THEY FIT IN THE HOUSING http://www.tmar.net/images/Pilot-PL3...-front-box.jpg

MikeOfNC 02-14-2014 07:20 PM

after 6 months, any complaints over the Cree bulbs?


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