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Machine090767 09-08-2009 10:21 AM

new type of fog light mod
About a week ago someone in the forums posted a thread on how they took their round factory fog lights, opened them up and removed the "shroud" that surrounds the bulb, making it a "flood" light.

Well, yesterday, i opened my fog lights up, removed the shroud and WOW! instead of light going way out to the sides of the road, it is all concentrated on the road in front of the truck!

Thank you to whoever made the original "how to" of this mod. It works great and your instructions were flawless!

sullys_ranger 09-08-2009 10:23 AM

hmm, may do this, pics??

whippersnapper02 09-08-2009 10:30 AM

Yeah I did this a while back and the light output is retarded. Also I run high beam bulbs so the fog lamps are actually brighter than my headlights.

0RangerEdge2 09-08-2009 10:44 AM

I'll vouch for this mod. I did it probably a year and a half ago. I run Silverstar Ultras 9005 instead of the 9145 so light output is absolutely amazing!

vista4.0 09-08-2009 10:47 AM

what is this mod called? anybody got a link to it? Id like to check it out.

Machine090767 09-08-2009 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by whippersnapper02 (Post 1463111)
Yeah I did this a while back and the light output is retarded. Also I run high beam bulbs so the fog lamps are actually brighter than my headlights.

why do you say the light output is retarded? it's concentrated in front of the truck NOT LIGHTING UP the ditch 25 feet away from the truck.

04blackedge 09-08-2009 10:51 AM

I don't think he was saying retarded in a negative way.

BCobe 09-08-2009 10:54 AM

Sounds like a good easy mod to do... any pics?

Machine090767 09-08-2009 11:08 AM

sorry, i currently don't have a camera.
But it's real easy to do: Theres 3 very small screws on the inside area of the back of the fog light. (2 on the top, 1 on the bottom) remove those screws and the inside of the fog light tilts or "swings" downward, opening it up. Also, there are 2 tabs that you may need a small flat screwdriver to slightly pry apart (CAREFULLY) to get the housing to open up where the shroud is connected to the inner reflector. There is a small screw, remove that screw and the shroud will come out.

whippersnapper02 09-08-2009 12:13 PM

I mean retarded like a hell of a lot. Just make sure you put the fog lamps in their correct locations meaning left and right. I didn't and I was lighting up cars next to me. LOL.

Machine090767 09-08-2009 01:14 PM

i aimed mine last night. the beam is right in front of the truck. otherwise i'd be blinding oncoming cars. these things are bright!

Ranger093 09-28-2009 12:07 AM

I gotta see this Machine, Maybe I can at the next meet lol

Rolldogg 09-28-2009 08:43 AM

Sounds blinding to oncoming vehicles if not corrected after the mod. And I'm sure they'll be a few that don't properly adjust them after too. Seems right up there with having misaligned HID's. I'd have to see the outcome pics to not give a harsh reaction to the idea.

Seb_L 09-28-2009 01:41 PM

My 08 FX didnt come with any so... ya lol

OVERtheEDGE 09-28-2009 02:33 PM

ill have to do this. but i want to see some kind of pics first. i want some very bright bulbs too. my fogs are ran to a seperate switch with the lights in my grill so i dont have to worry about blinding on comeing traffic. :biggthump

ranger_1999 09-29-2009 09:14 AM

do the 9005 fit instead of the 9145? whats the diff? i just spent 100 bucks and got all new clear lights up front. i got the 45s for the fogs and removed the shroud. should i take the 45s back and get 9005s?

russian 09-29-2009 09:19 AM


korey89 09-29-2009 09:35 AM

I just got rid of my gay yellow 9145 fogs and put in normal colored 9005 bulbs, they go right in just as easy as the 9145's but they don't fit as tight so they can wiggle a little if you make them.

sullys_ranger 09-29-2009 10:05 AM

I love my 9005s. I took the shroud out of a spare fog, not impressed.... I like my shroud in my fogs. plus with my hid's I just put in I need brighter fogs now, damnit!

ranger_1999 09-29-2009 05:27 PM

whats the difference in the two bulbs though?

01RangerEdge 09-30-2009 11:20 AM

Now I'm curious about this mod. pics?

sullys_ranger 09-30-2009 12:15 PM

more wattage, you're putting headlight bulbs in your fogs

01RangerEdge 09-30-2009 03:55 PM

Will the wiring to the fog light hold up to that wattage of the headlight bulbs?

--weezl-- 09-30-2009 06:15 PM

shouldn't be too much of a difference, however, i'd be more worried about the additional heat in a small housing, and melting your lens...

02xlt4x4 09-30-2009 06:26 PM


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