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Fog Light Retrofit??

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Old 12-24-2013, 05:24 AM
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Fog Light Retrofit??

Anyone ever try retrofitting the fogs on their 2012 Ge8? Ive seen those new Morimoto Matchboxes. I was wondering if they will fit with minimal or no cutting at all. And, would i be able to stick the fog housing into the oven and pry the glass off? threads i've seen in google all show people taking a hammer and breaking them off. I would rather not do that.
 
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Everyone's talking about those Blazer projector foglight retrofits... supposed to be the bomb & easy install... but I don't see how. I think a few people over on the crz forum did it, and we have similar shaped fog lights.




as for the other Q... for the headlights... I thought about going all out and getting LS460's & pro install... but after all the positive reviews of people installing their own Mini's, I'm gonna do the retrofit myself, plus it'll save a huge amount of $$$ & if anyone conks out I can trouble shoot it easier, there's been a few minor glitches with those high end ones.
 
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Old 12-24-2013, 10:40 AM
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yeah now i'm leaning to doing a retrofit myself. i wanna do both, and now with a bit of research i'm beginning to understand what needs to be done. i've been quoted a price of over 1k already. DIY is looking to be around $300-400.
 
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Originally Posted by xxryu139x View Post
... i've been quoted a price of over 1k already. DIY is looking to be around $300-400.
Yeah... I was thinking of getting 1 set, do the retrofit, and get another set later on incase anything happens... atleast that way I can fix it/replace ballast, or whatever and not have to drive around with only 1 headlight on... at that price the Mini's are affordable enough to keep an extra set laying around.




There's a quite a few good DIY's on here (search mini retrofit), Jamy had a nice thread, and a few others (the member who did the Mini D1's)... the scariest part is putting your headlights in the oven... lol
 
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:38 AM
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yeah i have all the threads bookmarked for reference. the H1s and D2s seem to be the easiest with almost plug and play compatibility. i may go d2s just for more bulb availability.
 
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:44 PM
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This is the only time ever I recommend PNP in a halogen projector. Get ford fusion fog projectors some h11 (XB's) and a harness... Fab up some mounts and your good to go no need to retro them unless you want too they are amazing!!! go over hid planet and search for em you will not regret it you can score them new oem for around $90 just look at there for sale threads...

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If the Fog housings we have on our Fits are the same or similar size to 8thGen Civics, then retrofitting the fogs is a easy DIY. I have done about 15 sets or so.....

Blazer fogs are nice but the coating on the reflector side of the bowl would eventually peel off if you got a bad set. I would recommend using ES300 or the Fusion fogs. Also, baking would not work to remove the glass. plus it is really thing and shatters easily with road debris. I would always break the lens and replace with lexan.

Some of my work mainly using Blazer fogs, ES300 fogs also.

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nice job, need me to find some used oem fogs.
 
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Some of my work mainly using Blazer fogs, ES300 fogs also.
Nice!!!


Some inspiration for sure... I definitely need to get that done.
 
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nice job, need me to find some used oem fogs.
I have a right side with a cracked lens you can have.
 
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:48 AM
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pm me how much u want for it
 
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:43 AM
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Those fogs look really good, what are you using in the housing to fill in the back of the reflector? It is so smooth it looks vacuum formed?
 
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Those fogs look really good, what are you using in the housing to fill in the back of the reflector? It is so smooth it looks vacuum formed?
CF resin, then painted over.
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:56 PM
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cool, thanks...
 
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