: CTS-V Clear Fogs...



rayrod354
01-30-12, 03:51 AM
Anyone know the cheapest place to get clear fogs for an 04' CTS-V or if there's a mod available? Thanks.

nikon
01-30-12, 03:30 PM
Got mine on ebay.

Bigtuna819
01-30-12, 06:18 PM
the mod is def the cheapest and IMO better looking...

rayrod354
01-30-12, 07:43 PM
Thanks guys. I've looked on eBay and see what they go for and also read somewhere that there was also a
Mod but couldn't find where I saw how to do that again. If you or anyone happens to come across the
instructions for the mod please share the info. Thanks.

nikon
01-30-12, 07:56 PM
I did the mod initially...didn't look that bad..but the fogs turn into pencil beams at night with no diffusers in the lens. Then the lens' cracked, looks alot better now with the lights from ebay.

Bigtuna819
01-31-12, 02:48 AM
Rayrod, let me know if you want detailed instructions for the mod, I just did it a few weeks ago. I also recommend upgrading the fog lights to HIDs... Ddm has the slim kits for $45. I'll post some before and after pics tmrw.

Bigtuna819
01-31-12, 01:03 PM
I swaped out the low beam HID 4300k for 35w 8000k(Ebay), HID slim kit (DDM) for the fogs 35w 8000k, and the corner light 9 led 194 (vled). Did the drl delete as well, just need to get some led turn signals

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nikon
01-31-12, 04:51 PM
^^ You can see the pencil beams in the last photo...save yourself the flashed high-beams from other drivers and just get the ones on ebay.

rayrod354
02-01-12, 03:17 PM
Looks good Tuna. I'll take the mod instructions I you have them. Now what's the deal with the pencil beams
you are mentioning Nikon? I'm a newb at all this car stuff.

nikon
02-01-12, 05:30 PM
Instead of being spread out, the light from the fogs gets very narrow and pointy (pencil beam) no matter how much you adjust them they always blind other drivers.

rayrod354
02-01-12, 06:06 PM
Ahhhhh. Lol.

AAIIIC
02-02-12, 10:30 AM
If you or anyone happens to come across the instructions for the mod please share the info. Thanks.
A search for "clear fogs" in this forum will turn up multiple threads about the DIY clear fogs. You can also try searching for "lexan", since that's what most people use to do it.

And like nikon, I had the DIY clear fogs, then chose to ditch them for the Ebay clear fogs after a short while for the same reason he mentioned. The DIY clear fogs essentially became poorly aimed pencil beam driving lights, which made them almost worthless.

rayrod354
02-02-12, 11:35 AM
I guess what you guys are saying is don't do the mod? Lol. Thanks. I'm sure they look great and less
expensive but dont know about the mod. Lol. Next question? Are you guys using HID's for fogs or regular
xenon bulbs.

nikon
02-02-12, 12:08 PM
I'm using HID's...they've really came down in price from a few years ago. I think a set can be had for under $50, it's $10 for a decent set of halogen lights.

Bigtuna819
02-02-12, 03:30 PM
Instead of being spread out, the light from the fogs gets very narrow and pointy (pencil beam) no matter how much you adjust them they always blind other drivers.

Heres a pic of another guys hid setup w the mod
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As nikon said they are very bright... mine seemed to be more angled down than this guys pic, i didnt adjust anything. I havent had anyone flash me on the road either. But I def could see where nikon is coming from.

All in all I just like the look of the lexan vs the $279 ones on ebay (reminds me of 3rd and 4th gen camaro fogs)

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Be sure to post some finished pics of whatever you go with!

rayrod354
02-02-12, 05:08 PM
Thanks guys. This is hard cause I like the way the mod looks but don't wanna annoy anyone with the pointy
lights. Lol.

JDB
02-03-12, 02:16 PM
Thanks guys. This is hard cause I like the way the mod looks but don't wanna annoy anyone with the pointy
lights. Lol.

Do the mod, but don't turn on the fog lights? ?

I disabled the orange DRLs and often use the fogs only during my commute that is dusk/dawn...when the light output doesn't really bother anyone...so...the mod would work (haven't done it...yet). I don't see the point of using the fogs for real light output use anyway and never use them with headlights...that are Xenons with decent output and don't match the fog color anyway.

I wish there was a way to just cutout the orange part of the lense and put in a clear fog portion.