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1M look front bumper fog lights

Post by SmurfN » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:24 am

I recently bought an 06 e87 with the 1m look bumper already fitted, im just wondering if the fog lights are the standard ones or someone can point me to the fog lights that fit? the ones currently mounted are all corroded in the reflector and need replacing.

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Re: 1M look front bumper fog lights

Post by Sonic1506 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:55 am

Pretty sure they're just the standard round ones from the M Sport bumper.
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Re: 1M look front bumper fog lights

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Re: 1M look front bumper fog lights

Post by Muaythaimatt95 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:33 pm

They are OEM M-Sport lamps but the bracket of the lamp might need altering slightly, I unfortunately found this out yesterday while fitting my 1M look bumpers.
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Re: 1M look front bumper fog lights

Post by Sonic1506 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:55 am

Muaythaimatt95 wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:33 pm
They are OEM M-Sport lamps but the bracket of the lamp might need altering slightly, I unfortunately found this out yesterday while fitting my 1M look bumpers.
My friends that have put 1M look bumpers on have literally just unbolted the M Sport round fogs and fitted them in. No modification needed. I believe they all have the Kerscher bumpers.
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Re: 1M look front bumper fog lights

Post by GeeDee » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:15 am

Are you changing them because they look naff or because you think corroded fog lights won't work effectively?

If the latter, save your money as no fog lights work effectively.
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Re: 1M look front bumper fog lights

Post by Sonic1506 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:02 pm

GeeDee wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:15 am
If the latter, save your money as no fog lights work effectively.
Morimoto and people in the states beg to differ.
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Re: 1M look front bumper fog lights

Post by GeeDee » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:27 pm

Sonic1506 wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:02 pm
GeeDee wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:15 am
If the latter, save your money as no fog lights work effectively.
Morimoto and people in the states beg to differ.
Not sure they do - Try clicking on the Fog Lights link at the bottom of their page :lol:

http://www.morimotohid.com/
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Re: 1M look front bumper fog lights

Post by Sonic1506 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:48 pm

GeeDee wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:27 pm
Not sure they do - Try clicking on the Fog Lights link at the bottom of their page :lol:

http://www.morimotohid.com/
Well played :roll: :lol:. They're undergoing a rebrand at the moment so that'll be why.
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Re: 1M look front bumper fog lights

Post by GeeDee » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:24 pm

Seriously, I stand by my comment with the tiniest possible exception of exceptionally high-quality fog lights none of which would apply to any standard OEM fitting on any car.

The effective range of fog lights is insufficient for anything other than very slow driving. Better by far is dipped beam and main beam. The perception that you get glare and can’t see into the distance is just that – perception. Try it out next time it's foggy.

Furthermore, idiots who seem to think it’s cool to drive with fog lights as driving lights, are, amongst other things, compromising their long distance vision as you get a pool of bright light directly in front of the car effectively causing local dazzle especially when driving on roads without street lighting.

…..and why the :censored: do people use fog lights during daylight???? Don't people think things through? "Oh, it's foggy, I'll turn on my fog lights." :?
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Re: 1M look front bumper fog lights

Post by SmurfN » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:29 pm

i just wanna replace them because the are badly corroded and have a pool of water inside of the glass. I see they are cheap on ebay so its pretty much a no brainer for me.

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Re: 1M look front bumper fog lights

Post by Sonic1506 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:53 am

GeeDee wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:24 pm
Seriously, I stand by my comment with the tiniest possible exception of exceptionally high-quality fog lights none of which would apply to any standard OEM fitting on any car.
If you aren't aware Morimoto do direct replacement fog lights, they're LED and are getting a lot of good criticism from people in the states. I'm looking into a set for mine, mainly because I have OCD and I want to upgrade all of the lights/lamps on my car. I already have a custom set of DEPO projector headlights as well as interior lights all upgraded to LED. Next step is doing the rear lights. But I agree with the following points:
Furthermore, idiots who seem to think it’s cool to drive with fog lights as driving lights, are, amongst other things, compromising their long distance vision as you get a pool of bright light directly in front of the car effectively causing local dazzle especially when driving on roads without street lighting.

…..and why the :censored: do people use fog lights during daylight???? Don't people think things through? "Oh, it's foggy, I'll turn on my fog lights." :?
I disagree with this:
Better by far is dipped beam and main beam.
Tried it and it wasn't better. It was worse.
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Re: 1M look front bumper fog lights

Post by GeeDee » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:25 pm

Sonic

Basic issues aside, I thought I read somewhere that LEDs are not suitable for fog lights.

I assumed it was related to a temperature of the light which tends to be more blueish and blue (opposite to red in terms of the spectrum) has least penetrating power owing to being scattered more easily. This is why red is used for stop lights, etc and the sky is blue.

Could be wrong but worth checking out before spending a fortune on extra weight for the car :wink:

Are you saying you can see more/further using OEM foglights than dipped and/or main beam?
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Re: 1M look front bumper fog lights

Post by Sonic1506 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:54 am

GeeDee wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:25 pm
Sonic

Basic issues aside, I thought I read somewhere that LEDs are not suitable for fog lights.

I assumed it was related to a temperature of the light which tends to be more blueish and blue (opposite to red in terms of the spectrum) has least penetrating power owing to being scattered more easily. This is why red is used for stop lights, etc and the sky is blue.

Could be wrong but worth checking out before spending a fortune on extra weight for the car :wink:

Are you saying you can see more/further using OEM foglights than dipped and/or main beam?
These fog lights have LED's that are specifically designed for it, they're not just bunged in, they have had proper R&D over a long long time. Morimoto are not your usual Chinese "bang it out quick without any testing" outfit.

In terms of your extra weight comment, they're slightly lighter than OEM I believe but in any case, adding weight to my car doesn't bother me considering I have air ride (Not that it adds a great deal of weight anyway).

I'm saying with main beam on, it was worse than only using dipped beam. I was faced with a wall of light, in my situation, fog lights with dipped beam helped more with seeing the road edges (country road, thick fog, no street lights, late at night) rather than using dipped & main beam.
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