: Clear HID Hi-Low fog/driving lights



bassillac
10-28-11, 10:16 AM
Ok so here are the ultimate V1 driving/fog lights with dual 8000k, 35w DDM HIDs.

First get the CTS clear fogs off ebay. Like Sullyfx discovered, the CTS non-V housings are the same as the V series (use your frames)

and you save like $70. Takes 2 min. to change them over.

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Factory low beam replaced with 8000k D1S 35w lamps off ebay

High beam replaced with 8000k 55w DDM HID

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Driving lights are now 2 8000k 35w DDM HID (each side)

Lower driving HID lamp comes on with fog light switch as normal, upper driving HID lamp comes on with high beam headlights and

lower lamp remains on with high beam. (both lamps together)

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Separator plate was removed from housing so even with just the lower lamp lit it looks like the whole assembly is one driving light.

I have tested this for several days and even took a 150 mile road trip (daytime) with the high beams on most of the trip

and I can assure you heat is not an issue. Thats why I went with 2X 35w and not 55w. This setup turns night into day

like no other. Even the low beams with lower driving light bulb is crazy bright. So far as glare for oncoming traffic with low beams

and low driving lights on seems minimal as I have not been flashed by other drivers. even once. All lighting circuits (except factory low

beams) are on relay harnesses supplying battery voltage directly to lamps. Upper and lower driving light lamp relays are switched directly

from high beams so anytime the high beams are on so are all 4 driving light lamps. Here in the southwest we have a lot of open

desert driving on 2 lane roads so as much lighting as you can throw down the better. I do get a slight delay when the HIDs are

first energized, when the ignite and warm up, but once they are warmed up they switch on and off quick enough.

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Front turn signal lamp was relocated

DrSpeed
10-28-11, 11:21 AM
Where did you relocate the turn signals?

A lot of neat work, but just a WAG, I don't believe the turn signal reflectors were shaped for HIDs.

Another way to do it would be to go with a project lens behind a non-fluted lens:

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=113