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#1 Blubaru703

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:31 PM

I was wondering if anyone here knew of any good rally/off road lights that would fit and look decent on a 1982 GLF? I have done some research on the topic myself but can’t seem to find any light that will look good on the car. I know I can always go for the cheap autozone/walmart brand but I was looking for some a little better. I was also looking for a bar that could mount to the front of the car and hold the light opposed to just drilling the lights into the plastic bumper. Can you guys help me out?

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 05:19 PM

the hella 500's would look good.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 05:42 PM

KC Daylighters would be sweet

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 05:55 PM

I want a set of lightforces... they're huge, and amazingly bright. And they use a Subaru in their advertizement.
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roar!

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 07:06 PM

Cool thanks for thanks for all the suggestions. :)

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 08:35 PM

Heres some insperation, Hella 500's:

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:06 PM

I love those hella 500s. Im not sure that I would put them down so low to the ground though. I would be to worried about bushes and things like that knocking them out of place.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:21 PM

I'm not planning on taking this car offroad, so the placement of the fog lights was dictated by the best position for cutting through fog, which is down low. Also, it is a turbo car so it runs hotter than a carb'd car plus it has an A/C condenser blocking the radiator. If I had mounted the fog lights above the bumper, this would block more airflow to the radiator.

If I want to offroad I have this: It has KCs which I beleive someone else suggested. These however are placed to light up the ground in front of the car.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 11:10 PM

i like the kc's, they are pretty deep though. snowman got a set of light forces at wcss7.


p.s. car freak, your wagon looks really nice. i like it.(saw it at wcss7)

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 11:22 PM

Woo hoo a pic from when i still owned it. Get some hella fa50 fogs they are SUPER bright for fog lights its insane. I have them on the rally car and they are like 20x brighter then the legacy headlights. And they are not very noticable.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 11:24 PM

Woo hoo a pic from when i still owned it. Get some hella fa50 fogs they are SUPER bright for fog lights its insane. I have them on the rally car and they are like 20x brighter then the legacy headlights. And they are not very noticable.


trust him, they look awsum on his car.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 11:29 PM

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I'm actually talking about the small lights below the bumper not the 500's above the bumper... But thanks for sayin they look cool hehe. This is the best pic i could find online showing both sets of lights.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 11:36 PM

ohh i see.. ya i do like the hella 500's on top, they are :headbang:

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 11:46 PM

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i just installed a set of $20 dollor walmart lights.even though they're mounted on top of the bumper,i didn't have to drill.i used two of the holes that were there for attaching the bumper cover.

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 12:44 AM

i just installed a set of $20 dollor walmart lights.even though they're mounted on top of the bumper,i didn't have to drill.i used two of the holes that were there for attaching the bumper cover.

you did it better than i... i took a drill right through the bumper cover & bumper.. some very large fender washers, and a few longer bolts later and i had myself some mounted lights :drunk:
My next lighting addition, i believe will be some LightForce 170's on the roof, but i haven't figured out how to mount the yet... i either need a fold/roll down light bar, or an easy way to just pop the lights off, due to large amounts of stuff being carried on the racks, at times. :rolleyes:

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 01:33 PM

but at least you used bolts.i just used the plastic bolts that were there to hold the bumper cover on.it seems to be holding.i did drill a small hole through the mounting bracket into the bumper and put in a small screw to prevent it from turning to much(seeing that you really can't tighten down that plastic screw to much.)

we'll see down the road and see how they hold up.so in some aspect i didn't do it better cause your's more securely mounted.

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 02:48 PM

I have Hella FF1000s on my bumper ($97 shipped from rallylights.com). My sister rear ended someone in my car a few years ago, so I wasn't worried about cutting through the bumper cover to bolt the 3/16" steel plates I made directly to the bumper. The plates themselves tend to vibrate a bit, however, so I'll eventually make some new ones. They really only move on bigger bumps, so it's not distracting, just noticable.

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 11:55 AM

Here are my Hella 500s above the bumper and some cheap Pilot fog lights below the bumper. My Hellas are the driving light style, which have a beam just wide enough to light up the road ahead. If you want something for offroading, they have wider patterns as well.
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 05:38 AM

I chose PIAA 520 fogs myself for the bumper , also a set of Hella ff75's drivng lamps but plan to add Lightforce on my overhead"focusable and have different covers{blue,amber,etc}"




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