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      07-01-2014, 01:45 PM   #1
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Super bright rear fogs?

Is there a way to increase the brightness of the rear fog lights? Figured this could help with reversing w/ tinted windows and if someone is high beaming you. My old e90 blacklines with stock bulbs were bright enough, but the e92s are dim. Possible replacement bulb?
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fog lights are already blindingly bright. What you intend is illegal stupid and dangerous.
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fog lights are already blindingly bright. What you intend is illegal stupid and dangerous.
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fog lights are already blindingly bright. What you intend is illegal stupid and dangerous.
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You do realize he said rear fogs right?
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You do realize he said rear fogs right?
Pictures of the rear fogs I've seen were extremely bright. I admit I haven't seen them in person. But getting brighter ones does not strike me as a good or safe idea.
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Pictures of the rear fogs I've seen were extremely bright. I admit I haven't seen them in person. But getting brighter ones does not strike me as a good or safe idea.
They can be bright and shouldnt be used all the time. The only time they work great for visibility is when there is a ton of rain on the road and the spray from cars decreases visibility. Same goes for fog and snow. Anything to be more noticed in bad weather is fine by me.
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Pictures of the rear fogs I've seen were extremely bright. I admit I haven't seen them in person. But getting brighter ones does not strike me as a good or safe idea.
My old ones on my e90 with blacklines and stock bulbs were bright but my e92s aren't much at all. I'm not running them 24/7 by any means, there are just a TON of a$$hole drivers in my area. It'd be nice to get them to stop tailgating and high beaming with the switch of a button. It was awesome having that ability in my previous car.
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It's also awesome when they get pissed and pull up alongside of you and try to run you off the road too.

This happened to me and I wasn't even doing anything but a minor brake pump because somebody in front of me stopped short and the asshole riding my back bumper took it personally.

It ain't worth fucking around with people on the road...too many crazies dude.
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It's also awesome when they get pissed and pull up alongside of you and try to run you off the road too.

This happened to me and I wasn't even doing anything but a minor brake pump because somebody in front of me stopped short and the asshole riding my back bumper took it personally.

It ain't worth fucking around with people on the road...too many crazies dude.
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It's also awesome when they get pissed and pull up alongside of you and try to run you off the road too.

This happened to me and I wasn't even doing anything but a minor brake pump because somebody in front of me stopped short and the asshole riding my back bumper took it personally.

It ain't worth fucking around with people on the road...too many crazies dude.
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My old ones on my e90 with blacklines and stock bulbs were bright but my e92s aren't much at all. I'm not running them 24/7 by any means, there are just a TON of a$$hole drivers in my area. It'd be nice to get them to stop tailgating and high beaming with the switch of a button. It was awesome having that ability in my previous car.
Just a hunch, but do you spend a lot of time in the passing lane? I'm probably way off here, but you might be able to solve your problem by simply getting out of the way.
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Just a hunch, but do you spend a lot of time in the passing lane? I'm probably way off here, but you might be able to solve your problem by simply getting out of the way.
actually i get a lot of people tailgating and high beaming after them sitting in the slow lane. I'll come up on a car, flash my lights for a second to which they usually just stay in that lane. When the lane opens up and I pass them they then proceed to speed up, ride my ass and high beam me. I do get out of the way as faster cars approach but those cases are rare.
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The only time they work great for visibility is when there is a ton of rain on the road and the spray from cars decreases visibility
This is the exact situation where using rear fogs is dangerous. Using rear fogs under the rain* is DANGEROUS, it scatters the light in all directions and is blinding to anybody behind you; they see a red halo that is not indicative of any position or distance of your vehicle (and also mask the number of vehicles on multilane highways). They are also brighter than brake lights and mask the fact that you are braking to anybody following you.

* normal rain, that is. Katrina style rain is another matter, but that happens 3x in a lifetime, and it will be obvious. Fog lights are for fog, as the name indicates.
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I just replaced my Rear fogs with LED bulbs. I don't feel like they are much brighter than before, but I won't have to worry about them going out.
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