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post #61 of 66 (permalink) Old August 26th, 2014, 21:54
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They will still require rewiring, resealing, and repainting if you don't want the housing paint to flake off. That's a lot of work for 75$ fogs if they re release them at a higher price
True, but they're custom made just for the SW20, not generic 'fits everything' fogs. And OEM units cost $300+ once you do the math.

At the price these cheapies go for I think people should buy 2 sets (especially since the glass is half as thick as OEM and will most likely crack or pit within a few years, so far mine are good though after 2 years).
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I would just find some quality mating pair kits from a connector store and crimp them yourself, something like these:
http://www.bmotorsports.com/shop/pro...oducts_id/1403

looks like repete is using some simple trailer / trickle charger connectors, those will work too, as long as they aren't worse than what you already have


Also I can't find the clear lens ones any more? Did they sell out of them?
Can you explain this a bit more? I don't understand how these work.

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Can you explain this a bit more? I don't understand how these work.
use new wires with these, or, you cut the old connectors off, reuse your old wiring, strip the wires, seal them with the cable seals and crimp the terminals on, do this for each side. plug the terminals into the connectors. now you can connect the lights without the wiring falling apart, and they wont fail out while on the road.

the wiring they supply is junk. if you dont have stock connectors or stock fog wiring, just make your own with those connector kits.
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I've had these eBay fogs for about 4 years now and I thought I'd make some general observations:

  • They fit perfectly, just like OEM, would be good to mount just before a sale
  • They are competent summer fogs, but only so-so in rainy climates
  • Despite resealing them w/ fresh weather-strip calking, they still bring in condensation
  • Lens glass is very thin, brittle & not tempered, they crack & scratch easily resulting in a bit of a 'mesh' look, they don't age gracefully
  • Plastic housing isn't tough, gets marked up leading to a worn look, the bezel around the lens is also not heavy duty like OEM

I'm actually looking for an alternative, I don't think they match the rest of the car's quality. I wouldn't say they're junk, but you get what you pay for - no free lunch here.
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let me know what you find...my lens broke on mine, hopng to find some sort of led version
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let me know what you find...
I went back to OEM. I found 2 new fogs, one on eBay and one locally - just plain lucky I guess, never been mounted, they even have the original mounting screws & bulbs still in them.
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