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Old 11-08-2017, 11:11 PM   #1
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Default Factory fog lights, worth it?

My '00 LS1 didn't come with fog lights from the factory. Decent aftermarket kits are about 35-50 bucks but I think factory parts would look a bit better than aftermarket stuff. However, factory parts are hard to come by and the whole kit would be about 110. Are the oem fog lights worth the higher premium?

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Old 11-09-2017, 12:29 AM   #2
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I have factory fog lights on my 2002 and with new headlight enclosures and Wagner long lights properly adjusted, I cannot tell the difference with them on or off. My car has automatic headlights so there is no off position. The only way I can run parking lights with fogs only is to pull up on the parking brake.

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Old 11-09-2017, 01:42 AM   #3
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My fog lights are useless because they're mounted very low and basically illuminate the front five feet with more light. They are useless in real fog the few times I encountered fog. NYC doesn't suffer fog often so my opinion is limited. Even trying them on blacked out roads without street lamps appears no different, more lighting directly in front and too close to the ground for any benefit. I have no use for them and they're now almost pock mocked with years of stones chipping away at the glass lenses. In any real fog situation, no one is going to be speeding anyway so its moot to have 'fog lights'. They're more show than serving a purpose.

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Usability wise they are worthless. Looks wise I dig them LOL.

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Old 11-14-2017, 08:16 PM   #5
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My '00 LS1 didn't come with fog lights from the factory. Decent aftermarket kits are about 35-50 bucks but I think factory parts would look a bit better than aftermarket stuff. However, factory parts are hard to come by and the whole kit would be about 110. Are the oem fog lights worth the higher premium?
Factory lights require more then you think since that is part of the wiring harness of your vehicle so trying to get Factory will be next to impossible and considering the time and money you will invest to make it factory would cost more then aftermarket kits.

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I have no use for them and they're now almost pock mocked with years of stones chipping away at the glass lenses. In any real fog situation, no one is going to be speeding anyway so its moot to have 'fog lights'. They're more show than serving a purpose.
Actually where I live in the Diary state it does help it illuminates more on the road where you can't see. My parents and my Saturns help illuminate the road. I know from driving late nights from work it helps when Mr. Deere doesn't see you or likes to run infront of you.

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