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    Aftermarket fog light discussion thread

    Let's face it, the stock P5/MSP/MP3 fogs are only decorative. They help define the look of our cars but in terms of performance, well, they suck. Here is a list of available replacements that offer improved performance and are about the same size as the stock lights.

    Stock 5.75" 55w clear (becoming yellower every day), check f/s for $
    PIAA 520 6.25" 85w "Ion Crystal" ~$180
    Hella 500 6.375" 55w clear/amber ~$85
    KC Slimlite 6.125" 100w clear ~$160
    Bosch Pilot 160 6.3" 55w clear/yellow ~$160
    CATZ SR 5.51" 55w/85w clear/yellow ~$100

    Feel free to post any experience, opinions, photos, etc., relating to performance, fitment issues, aesthetics, whatever!
    Last edited by JoshP5; 03-18-2007 at 07:08 PM.

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    Do any of those actually fit that you know of? I know there's a yellow fog light t hat some people upgrade to (I think Catz brand) if they don't feel like spending $150 PER LIGHT for the stock stuff.

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    I have seen the PIAA 520s mounted in a P5--apparently they drop right in. Others *look* like the would fit, maybe no (or just minor) mods. Hopefully we'll get more specific info as this evolves...

    Editing to include CATZ fogs.
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    the KC slimlights dont fit i bought a set and they were too big for the hole

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    Damnit! Their black surround would look sick under blacked out P5 headlights. It's interesting they don't fit--they're smaller than the PIAAs.

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    the catz fogs fit with a minor adjustment. (the bracket has tabs for the stock fog lights, i just broke off the little tabs and it wnet right in) i am much happier with the catz.

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    I was thinking about getting a set of PIAA 540 series
    They should fit but I'm wondering how much extra room you would have
    That, and I still have an extra pair of stock fogs I haven't broken yet
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    Great thread idea. When summer comes, I am going to look into some fogs.

    I think that stock fogs can be used effectively as driving lights in overcast weather to save your headlights (assuming you have done the foglight mod).

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    when I replaced my cracked fog with some PIAA's (don't remember the model) the website said they would fit, but once the bumper was off, it was a whole new story. I had to cut the top of the cup in order to get the new lights to fit. I wish my low beams lasted as long as my fog lights.
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    I replaced my stock fogs with Catz, fitment was great and light output was even better. They were 85w not 55w. Now one of the catz is cracked so I'm removing the fogs and putting in the delete kit.
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    Here's a pic of Bijou-MP5's car with PIAA 40's, which are the same size as PIAA 520s.

    Here's another pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Ames
    I was thinking about getting a set of PIAA 540 series
    They should fit but I'm wondering how much extra room you would have
    This guy photochopped some 540s into his MSP. Don't know if he got the scaling right, but they look a bit small--they're 5.125" diameter.

    Hey Ames, any thoughts on how the Slimlites could be made to fit? Maybe fab a mount to extend them forward a little?

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    Found this post indicating the Hella 500s won't fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshP5
    This guy photochopped some 540s into his MSP. Don't know if he got the scaling right, but they look a bit small--they're 5.125" diameter.

    Hey Ames, any thoughts on how the Slimlites could be made to fit? Maybe fab a mount to extend them forward a little?
    I had a set of titanium slimlites and they were 1/8" too big to fit in the hole. They would stick out way too far if u tried to extend the mount. Plus that would kinda defeat the purpose of the SLIMlites. The stock fogs have an outside diameter of 6" with no room to spare. The only way I could think of getting them to fit was to cut the bumper, and I didn't wanna do that.
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