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fog light mod 06???

how do i do the fog light mod on a 06?
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how do i do the fog light mod on a 06?
As in the fogs on with the high beams?
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yea, with gsxr low beams 160w lol
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my fogs are 160w. i need some more lights with my highs but the fog light mod stops at 06 i think (wires are diff)
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gsxr low beams??
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yea the bulbs are a little longer but the fit and i dont know how $$ hid are but these are bright. + i have hella 500 with 100w and silverstar headlights
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Yeah good luck with that. I have a feeling you will be melting the stock wiring with such high wattage. Who do you need 160 watts worth of lighting anyway? Are you that blind?
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That watage of the gsxr bulbs done burn up teh wire of housings?
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Well if you have em wired already.. There is a how to about this mod.. check search area. or how to section.. its a matter of bending a prong or something.
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Yeah good luck with that. I have a feeling you will be melting the stock wiring with such high wattage. Who do you need 160 watts worth of lighting anyway? Are you that blind?
poor drivers.. lol.. 35W HIDS kill people already..
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I was thinking abt up gradeing mine to 80 or 100 watt fogs but i dotn wana screw up teh housings or harness
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i run the fogs at night all the time, no problems yet been running them for a month now. i like to see at night. dont want to hit a deer.
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I was thinking abt up gradeing mine to 80 or 100 watt fogs but i dotn wana screw up teh housings or harness
For what though? Offroading? Get some lights and mount them to light tabs. Done.
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I was thinking abt up gradeing mine to 80 or 100 watt fogs but i dotn wana screw up teh housings or harness
run 3000k HIDs.. that are 35W or 55W..

35W are standard which are way bright.. and 55W i am guessing are godly bright.
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ok, but my problem and my question was that the "how to" fog light mod listed will not work on a 06 unless i am missing something. does any one have a 06+ with this done?
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i run the fogs at night all the time, no problems yet been running them for a month now. i like to see at night. dont want to hit a deer.
It wont happen right away. It will slowly burn through the stock wiring.

If you need more light then use highbeams? What your going to end up doing is blinding everyone and getting pulled over. Then the cop is going to say you need thicker glasses.
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thanks j ill give it a try
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thanks j ill give it a try
i would still recommend off road lights.. or HIds
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i am running hella 500 (2) for now till i get my body lift on to make a new mount for 4 of them this is just to get me by. i dont want to get bashed for trying something diff. with the fogs, it was a cheap bulb that was brighter. ill let you know how it goes with time.
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i am running hella 500 (2) for now till i get my body lift on to make a new mount for 4 of them this is just to get me by. i dont want to get bashed for trying something diff. with the fogs, it was a cheap bulb that was brighter. ill let you know how it goes with time.
You are getting bashed because it's a bad idea. Look at where the stock fogs are. They are too low to actually give you any more forward lighting. I have high beam bulbs in my fogs and I took out the metal defusers and all it did was light up the ground that is directly in front of my truck. If you need more forward lighting then get HIDs or get a set of driving lights. But don't get them so bright that you are blinding people.
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You are getting bashed because it's a bad idea. Look at where the stock fogs are. They are too low to actually give you any more forward lighting. I have high beam bulbs in my fogs and I took out the metal defusers and all it did was light up the ground that is directly in front of my truck. If you need more forward lighting then get HIDs or get a set of driving lights. But don't get them so bright that you are blinding people.
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Well if you have em wired already.. There is a how to about this mod.. check search area. or how to section.. its a matter of bending a prong or something.
Thats for 03 and older.
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160w fogs????? If I was on coming traffic, I'd find your truck and take a hammer to those. Smarten up and don't be a bone head driver.
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I have Hella 500FF's with 100watts in them and head lights with 100 watts all i see is blue in front but with my fogs on it breaks the blue to a white
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