: Need Fog Lamp Upgrade Advice.....



austin
04-24-06, 10:37 PM
Ok,

I am doing the CTS-V to STS-V fog lamp swap. So far, i am going with the recomended Sylvania 3157 SilverStar's for the upper turn signal lamps.

But what about the so called fog lamps/driving lamps below them, what would be a good upgrade bulb/wattage for them. I figure since everything will be apart, now is the chance to do them as well. I am not sure what type they are though. Recomendations are welcome. :)

nikon
04-24-06, 11:37 PM
if you wanna do it right, and by the looks of it you are. I'd consider upgrading to an HID kit...for less than 300$ you'll have fogs that match your headlights perfectly....however you'd have to find the temperature of the stock headlights to do this...otherwise if you feel you've spent enough on the fog housings and are spent....get some piaa 9005 or sylvania silverstars, again 9005....cheap but not as effective. You'll see a difference but, I know I wont be happy till I get another hid kit.

austin
04-25-06, 05:22 PM
So its confirmed.... The lower bulb in the fog lamp assembly is a 9005.

1MEANV
04-25-06, 05:49 PM
i am using the piaa 9005 and they look good. as for my upper buld i am using a white bulb for that. i hate orange anything

nikon
04-25-06, 05:51 PM
So its confirmed.... The lower bulb in the fog lamp assembly is a 9005.

technically, no....but with a little elbow grease it fits....it's basically the same bulb but higher wattage and one of the little clip in thingies is a little larger...but it does fit, I have the piaa 9005's in now.

austin
04-25-06, 06:47 PM
Ok... Thanks.

Staxxin
04-25-06, 09:15 PM
Has anyone used the GE NightHawk's? I hear they are brighter then the SilverStars...

austin
04-25-06, 10:52 PM
Just got back from pepboys....

I chose the stock route, but upgraded to the clear white SilverStars, and picked up the 3157A SilverStar's ($9.95pr) for the turn signal, and the 9145 ST SilverStars ($19.95ea) for the fog. I wanted to get the 9005's for the fog, but i am not sure how the extra (20+ watts or so of extra heat) would effect the lens over time.