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I'm using PIAA 9005 Super Ion Crytal. It puts out a amber light that is very good for fog or snow or rain. I've used them last winter in the mountains with almost 0 visability and they're awesome.. no glare what so ever.

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I drive during the day with the fogs on, night with just the headlights!!!
YAY ENTHUSIASM!!!!!!!!!!!

lol i have had the same question for a while, anyone framilliar with the california law for the FLs?


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That's why they're called "fog lights" and not "driving lights." They are really only supposed to be used in inclement weather, etc. Ford should have made the bulbs a bit less intense (that would have solved the problem)...it does look like you have your "high beams" on when they're on...so you really can't blame the others coming at you for being upset.
In any event, those who use them constantly will soon be changing them out on a periodic basis and it's a bit of a PITA to replace them.

I really do think that people use them only to tell the world that they have a Mustang GT...well, if they can't figure it out by your side badges, your exhaust rumble and the then the two big exhaust pipes in the back...then, they are clueless about everything else.

Save those FOG LIGHTS for when you really need them (i.e. rain, snow, and FOG)...
It did rain today but since that doesnt happen too often, the lights seem to be just useless, and with them on it just widens the lighted field but not intensifies it. SOTF what if i want people to know i have a GT? that's like a guy in a de-badged ferrari telling some chick its a honda. wtf?

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YAY ENTHUSIASM!!!!!!!!!!!

lol i have had the same question for a while, anyone framilliar with the california law for the FLs?
You can use em anytime you like, as long as they cannot be activated while using high beams. And no more than FOUR headlights (To include fog/driving lights) on at a time.

As for the brightness issue...it's NOT that they are so intense (The should be!!), it's that many people just haven't bothered to adjust them.

That's why Ford put an adjustment screw (Up or Down) on the bulb ass'y. If they get in to many peoples eyes...simple turn the screw and they'll point more toward the road.

I use mine all the time and I've never been flashed.
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G.P. I guess you could run around with just your parking lights on and the fog lights on...that shouldn't bother anyone and then you would be using those lights...

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Some people just flash when they see 4 lights, regardless of how bright they are.
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Some people just flash when they see 4 lights, regardless of how bright they are.
Yup, since they are so big, they figure they must be the brights.




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G.P. I guess you could run around with just your parking lights on and the fog lights on...that shouldn't bother anyone and then you would be using those lights...
sure... that's practical

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gphasagt, on my way to work tonight on a somewhat rural, but four lane highway (notice I didn't say freeway...hehehehe)... I decided to put the fogs on and I was rolling along 70-75 in the left lane as soon as a car would pull over and as soon as I passed them, some of them would get right behind me and turn on their high beams and begin to tailgate a bit...this happenend three times during the 25 minute ride (one I could see gave me the "bird"). And, of course, I could easily outrun most of them.

But I don't think I need that kind of hassle...anyway, I did give it try.

Bottom line: drivers may be used to the fog lights that are at the bottom of the front fascia...but in line with their normal headlights really messes them up.

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w/e screw em lol. to each is his own i guess... i think the fogs are nice, and it is legal to have four headlights in CA and two high beams, so i'll use them whenever i want regardless of what others think.<- MHO

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I really like my "pony" foglights, as they're not as big as the GT ones. I prefer to think of them as "driving lights," though. Haven't had anyone flash me since I installed them a couple months ago. I notice the driving lights shine across the bumper, which lets me know they're not blinding anyone.
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I have a GT!!!
Well, it's a '92.
'05-'07s don't blind me at all - with or without the fogs. A set of amber lenses would look cool, and convice fools that you don't have your brights on. Just be glad your fogs are more out of harms way than mine. I took mine off because I had a lens broken by a rock. I had this happen on my '82 GT as well. Heck, be glad you don't have crappy plastic lenses which slowly become opaque. I ALWAYS leave my brights on, and I never get flashed.
I DO get blinded by lexus rx300s, certain acuras, and especially lincoln navagators. They make me want to put my fogs back on (with 110 watt bulbs) and aim them up and left, so that I can return the "favor" when the occasion arises.

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