Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Special Interest Forums > Lighting
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Has anyone replaced their fogs with HID's?

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-16-03, 01:00 PM   #16
bluelex
Blue Modding
Trader Score: (0)
 
bluelex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 11,243
Send a message via AIM to bluelex
Default

back view
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
Attached Images
 
__________________

July 2007 Modified Magazine Feature.
Exterior- Spectra Blue Pearl 2 tone..Wise..RMM..JP..L-Sportline..Q45's
Wheels- Black Titty Chrome Zone 1's.. 21x9.5-21x11
Suspension- Rotora 4 pot 355mm 4 corner BBK..Tein CS
Engine- 2JZGTE..HKS 2835..Greddy..Apexi..Fluidyne..5 Layer Chrome..
Interior- Blk Leather swap..Blk & Blue suede.. Blk Granite trim..Autometer
bluelex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-03, 01:25 PM   #17
Jmai22
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: California
Posts: 5,209
Default

i currently have HID projector fog lights and i find they don't light up the road too well due to being soo low to the ground. but they do light up the imidiate area great. but you can't even see that area within the car so its pointless
__________________
Don't wanna list, because i don't want to get jacked.
Jmai22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-03, 05:16 AM   #18
Hameed
CF fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
Hameed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Lake Ontario
Posts: 6,973
Send a message via MSN to Hameed Send a message via Yahoo to Hameed
Default

I have no idea why Jason was talking about the H3 bulbs. I specfically explained to him I wanted to replace the fogs on a 99 GS400 - I assumed he knew what bulbs are in this car.

Henry, you said I have to take the bumper off and make a "bit trip for the red wire"? What is that?
Quote:
Originally posted by rominl
question, why do you need h3 for your fogs? the fogs on gs is also 9006, same as non-hid headlight. yes it's harder to wire coz you need to take off bumper and you need to make a bit trip for the red wire
__________________

1999 LEXUS GS400 :: Mod Journal :: Custom Exhaust Video
2005 TOYOTA 4RUNNER V6 SE :: Mod Journal - Coming soon
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
Hameed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-03, 10:12 AM   #19
rominl
exclusive matchup

Trader Score: (4)
 
rominl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Lovely OC
Posts: 79,242
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Hameed
I have no idea why Jason was talking about the H3 bulbs. I specfically explained to him I wanted to replace the fogs on a 99 GS400 - I assumed he knew what bulbs are in this car.

Henry, you said I have to take the bumper off and make a "bit trip for the red wire"? What is that?
yeah you need 9006, not h3 well first you need to take off the bumper to find a good place to mount the ballast so it's secured from falling and water. second, with the bumper off, you can route the tie all the wires probably in a cleaner way
__________________
Yes, I drove it. The great feeling of boiling blood.
rominl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-03, 10:17 AM   #20
Hameed
CF fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
Hameed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Lake Ontario
Posts: 6,973
Send a message via MSN to Hameed Send a message via Yahoo to Hameed
Default

Thanks Henry!

I will probably do this sometime in the summer this year.

Saving up for some cool 19 inch rims and tires now...............

The mod bug is incurable

Quote:
Originally posted by rominl
yeah you need 9006, not h3 well first you need to take off the bumper to find a good place to mount the ballast so it's secured from falling and water. second, with the bumper off, you can route the tie all the wires probably in a cleaner way
__________________

1999 LEXUS GS400 :: Mod Journal :: Custom Exhaust Video
2005 TOYOTA 4RUNNER V6 SE :: Mod Journal - Coming soon
2006 HONDA CIVIC HYBRID
Hameed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-03, 11:40 AM   #21
99SHlude
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: California
Posts: 68
Default

So the Lexus takes 9006 bulbs? Pretty much all fog light I know use H3s...When you think of H3 you usually think of fog lights because the bulb is so much shorter than other types because it's designed for fog lamp use.
99SHlude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-03, 11:42 AM   #22
brendanlim
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
brendanlim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,283
Send a message via AIM to brendanlim Send a message via MSN to brendanlim
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by 99SHlude
So the Lexus takes 9006 bulbs? Pretty much all fog light I know use H3s...When you think of H3 you usually think of fog lights because the bulb is so much shorter than other types because it's designed for fog lamp use.
Yes, pretty much all Lexus fogs use 9006.
__________________
2006 GS430 - Mercury Metallic / Ash
brendanlim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-03, 12:11 PM   #23
Jmai22
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: California
Posts: 5,209
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by 99SHlude
So the Lexus takes 9006 bulbs? Pretty much all fog light I know use H3s...When you think of H3 you usually think of fog lights because the bulb is so much shorter than other types because it's designed for fog lamp use.
don't some honda civics use H3 in there low beams. lol
__________________
Don't wanna list, because i don't want to get jacked.
Jmai22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-03, 12:25 PM   #24
99SHlude
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: California
Posts: 68
Default

Yeah, those cheap APC aftermarket headlamps use projectors from fog lights, which is why they use H3s. The manufacturer is too cheap to design a projector for low beam use so they go with whats cheap and available and use a fog projector for low beams. I've seen cars with them and it's like their lights are not even on...the H3 bulb is weak and the beam pattern only lights up whats immediately in front of the car.
99SHlude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-03, 08:48 PM   #25
bluelex
Blue Modding
Trader Score: (0)
 
bluelex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 11,243
Send a message via AIM to bluelex
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by 99SHlude
Yeah, those cheap APC aftermarket headlamps use projectors from fog lights, which is why they use H3s. The manufacturer is too cheap to design a projector for low beam use so they go with whats cheap and available and use a fog projector for low beams. I've seen cars with them and it's like their lights are not even on...the H3 bulb is weak and the beam pattern only lights up whats immediately in front of the car.

tell me about, i had the 3 beam projector lights for my honda acord and couldn't c anything at all, had to put the high beams all the time.i put hid's in the high beam which was not projector and swithed the high with low beam so when i turned my lights my highs with hid's would lights up. sorry 4 the honda talk
__________________

July 2007 Modified Magazine Feature.
Exterior- Spectra Blue Pearl 2 tone..Wise..RMM..JP..L-Sportline..Q45's
Wheels- Black Titty Chrome Zone 1's.. 21x9.5-21x11
Suspension- Rotora 4 pot 355mm 4 corner BBK..Tein CS
Engine- 2JZGTE..HKS 2835..Greddy..Apexi..Fluidyne..5 Layer Chrome..
Interior- Blk Leather swap..Blk & Blue suede.. Blk Granite trim..Autometer
bluelex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-03, 09:10 PM   #26
rominl
exclusive matchup

Trader Score: (4)
 
rominl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Lovely OC
Posts: 79,242
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Hameed
Thanks Henry!

I will probably do this sometime in the summer this year.

Saving up for some cool 19 inch rims and tires now...............

The mod bug is incurable
my GS is now in LA and i am up north, but hopefully some time soon i will be able to go down and put in the 6000k hid in my yellow fogs and see what it will do. i don't care about the 6000k or 4100k (it's an extra kit i got from my prev car anyway) but i want the bright yellow. that would be kiiling
__________________
Yes, I drove it. The great feeling of boiling blood.
rominl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-03, 09:12 PM   #27
rominl
exclusive matchup

Trader Score: (4)
 
rominl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Lovely OC
Posts: 79,242
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by brendanlim
Yes, pretty much all Lexus fogs use 9006.
yes, most lexus use 9006, which is good coz' that's the trend.
__________________
Yes, I drove it. The great feeling of boiling blood.
rominl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-03, 09:12 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply


Tags
balast, converting, fog, gs400, hid, lamps

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:55 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info