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HIDS in aftermarket fogs

as you all know by now ive got that foglight valance chillin waiting for my fogs to arrive TODAY and i need to know if my intentions are possible.

my truck didnt come with fog lights stock being the 4x2. so obbiously im gonna have to wire them to my battery and install a switch in the cab. but my real question is with them wired to the battery will it be too much of a drain to install hids into the fogs? and is this reccomended lol
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as you all know by now ive got that foglight valance chillin waiting for my fogs to arrive TODAY and i need to know if my intentions are possible.

my truck didnt come with fog lights stock being the 4x2. so obbiously im gonna have to wire them to my battery and install a switch in the cab. but my real question is with them wired to the battery will it be too much of a drain to install hids into the fogs? and is this reccomended lol
it will be fine as long as you have a half way decent battery
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cool.
im trying to decide if i want to wire them to a toggle switch or wire it so when my headlights get turned on my fogs come on too
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as long as you run a relay you will be ok either way
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u really dont need a relay as long as you use a switch that can handle the amps the HID's are pullin, but if the switch cant handle the amps a relay is nessecary
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well they showed up earlier but how am i supposed to mount them. they dont even sit flush in the holes and they have no bracket really except to mount into a hole. am i going to have to fab some brackets?



anyone have pix of how theirs are mounted in the 93-97?
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My 96 xlt has a heavy OEM bracket behind/above each fog light.
The aftermarket fogs I'm using have an adjustable angle bolt thingy (technical terminology) that I modified slightly to use the OEM brackets.

I had to put in a longer bolt, add a few extra nuts & washers and file the factory hole out (to a more oblong shape) to get my fogs to sit in the OEM location properly.

I located the bolt flanges at the bottom, with the bolt facing backwards through the OEM bracket. The OEM fogs mount the same way, but aftermarket fogs don't have the little spacer thing for the bolt, so you might need to add a few extra nuts & washers to get the lights to set flush (or slightly recessed) in the valance.

If you don't have the OEM brackets already, you could easily bend some 1/8" thick metal to make your own brackets to hang down from the bumper. Probably a ] or Z shaped bracket from the bumper should work. You could probably turn the mounting bolt upwards (closer to the bumper) so your brackets would be shorter.

I believe the 89-93 era mustangs use the same OEM fogs & the brackets are similar.... if you have a junkyard around close, you might be able to scavenge a set of OEM brackets.
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lol when i said aftermarket i meant for the ranger. theyre the stock ones for the 89-93 mustang.
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it will look nice... what color HID's are you gettin?
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I want to get an 8k kit to match my headlights
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sweet... what brand HID's i've got 6K's from vvme.com... awsome price and quality
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i'm ordering from the same guy I got my headlights from. $60 shipped
They're xentec from autoluminate on eBay
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same price i paid... great find... hope to see pics when u r all done
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lol i gotta make them brackets first
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well then get it on it son
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