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JDM Projector Headlamps and foglights???


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#1 jeep5.9litre

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 12:52 PM

What is the difference between these and the stock headlamps and foglights that come standard on the car?

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 01:49 PM

The headlamps are, for one thing, illegal to drive with in a US car. They're built for left-side driving, so your beam pattern will be all wrong for right-side.
The fogs might be ok, and i've been watching the fog/driving light combos on ebay recently (they seem to go around 70-100+$80 in shipping).

What is the difference between these and the stock headlamps and foglights that come standard on the car?



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Posted 24 March 2006 - 01:59 PM

I was just wondergin what the difference is because Ive been seeing them on ebay also.

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 05:51 PM

My understanding is that fog and driving lights are just spots, and don't have the specific pattern that normal headlights have. They should be OK to use- I just don't know if it's worth dropping $200 on them.

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 09:55 PM

Has anybody installed JDM fogs into their Legacy's USDM bumper. Have an idea of what I have to do, but looking for a little more instruction.

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 11:20 PM

I def don't think they're worth dropping $200 or more on them either.

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 04:10 PM

Has anybody installed JDM fogs into their Legacy's USDM bumper. Have an idea of what I have to do, but looking for a little more instruction.


From what i read on the ebay site, even they tell you that you have to modify the mounting brackets for the JDM fogs. Drop the seller an email and if its who i think it is they may be able to tell you.... but i know you need to do some metal work, its not a bolt on.

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 08:20 PM

the look of the projectors is nice, my brother has a set of BD/BG projectors on his 1995 legacy, it looks sweet. the only thing is he doesnt have them aimed right so the beam pattern is all messed up. i looked into those JDM fogs once also, but when i noticed you had to do some custom mounting crap i decided that if i wanted fogs, i would just spend $50-$75 on some nice ones and be sure they would work. rather than spending $200 on something ill have to modify to get to work, and put out the beam i want.

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 06:47 PM

the look of the projectors is nice, my brother has a set of BD/BG projectors on his 1995 legacy, it looks sweet. the only thing is he doesnt have them aimed right so the beam pattern is all messed up. i looked into those JDM fogs once also, but when i noticed you had to do some custom mounting crap i decided that if i wanted fogs, i would just spend $50-$75 on some nice ones and be sure they would work. rather than spending $200 on something ill have to modify to get to work, and put out the beam i want.

~Josh~

Do you have any real sense of how well the JDM projectors work compared to other fogs? Are they effective, or just cool looking?

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 05:37 PM

I just recently purchased a pair of them off the internet for a steal @ 197$ (used) which is the lowest ive even seen one win at. I dont have them fully installed into my 97 GT legacy, but when i do i will let you all know.

So far i have had to hack the stock fog openings to a larger size as these fogs are way bigger all around. I am going to have to do some wire cutting because the stock harness does not support the one supplied. Last but not least....my problem....is mounting them, I need to make my own brackets as the ones they come with wont fit in any way. I think im going to use the old fog light brackets and make a plate to go across the top of the JDM fogs to mount them to.......im going to test the aim of the fogs before i place the bumper so i can adjust them accordingly so they are aiming the right direction.....ill keep you all posted on how this goes.




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