haha i am dieing to drop it i just need different rims on it.
i want to fun 18's instead of 20's.
and for sure pick up a staggered set.
Im doin the lens Friday afternoon. Seems easy enough. And Shady those fogs are almost an exact match to the headlights.
so is epoxy the best thing to use or silicone?
I used the epoxy first then followed up with the stick N seal to fill in any gaps. i ended up doing a light bead around the whole fog lens on the seem just for overkill... i would hate to blow a HID Bulb because of condensation..
I just finished mine. I still have to smoke them but I did the so called "oven" method. Came out awesome. Hopefully now I can Find my camera and snap a few pics before and after I smoke them out.
I did my fogs quite awhile ago, but never posted pics. Since this seems to be the best "How To Make Your Fogs Clear" thread, might as well make it legendary. Here are a few of my install pics as well as before and after shots. I used the same expoxy Shady used earlier on in the thread. The bulbs are stock (soon to be brighter once I decide what bulbs I want). After expoxying and sealing them with silicone or the Loctite stuff Shady and I used, I recommend getting a bucket of water and testing them (as seen in the pic). Last thing you want is a leaky fog light blowing out your nice new bulbs. As you can see I went to town with the Loctite Stik and Seal (after epoxying with the clamps) to make sure I didn't have any leaks for the water test. I suggest doing this, because as you can see in the pics, the gasket blocks the outside of the lights anyway, and you can't see it. Hope this helps someone. Excuse the dirty car....it is my DD and the roads were salty from snow. PM me if you have questions.
Last edited by c4ss; 01-13-10 at 05:41 PM.
heres mine. we cut the lexan, put screws in each corner (be careful cuz it can crack) added silicone, then on they went. didnt have to wait over night. screws are still in, you cant see them cuz the bumper covers them. props to scott for helping me with this one, or actually he did them, i watched
Last edited by Ferny; 03-25-10 at 04:58 PM.
Looks Great guys!!! the way it should of came from the factory...
this LOOKS like overkill but its not!!! I found out the hard way that you can never have enough clamps when working with thick lexan... Great pics Matt and your right, the bucket test is a must..
The more clamps the better. I mean, they were a dollar a piece at Home Depot and you'll probably use them again for another project. I thought I went a little more overkill on the Stik n' Seal to be honest. I mean that light was like a drum for sure.
BTW, I forgot to note that these are the original YGMS lenses that I actually received from him. I think he shipped like....5 of the 20 or so sets and I got lucky I think Lexan is pretty much the same stuff though, and gives the same results. Just do it if you haven't. It's easy.
Looks great! So when you put the new piece of Lexan on, do you have to heat it up first to make it bend or simply using the clamps is enough pressure to do this?
1. use alot of clamps like C4ss with the glue we used
2. don't use super thick lexan.it doesn't have to be that thick. check poast #60
you could also just do it west coast style, drill a pilot hole in the corner each lens and housing then slap on some glue and screw that sucker down..
good luck, clear fogs make this car look so much classier IMO.. you don't see benz's and BMW's running around with amber DRLS
Last edited by shadybx7; 01-14-10 at 12:44 PM.
Anyone have a picture of the Sylvania's lit up? Seem like every thread is about the Fog Light color but I've never seen the orange/yellow light. I'm curious how different it is vs the stock look.