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  1. MrRisk

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    Due to my super exciting contact with a rock I will be making some new LED fog lamps. I understand I’m not reinventing the wheel here, but I am excited to see what I am able to come up with.

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    Ok hopefully going to be able to get these lights mocked up this week.

    I love when the truck is freshly washed. The black paint is unlike any other black I’ve seen.

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    Ok so after driving around with a shattered fog lamp for 2 weeks I finally made some time to retro fit some LEDs. I scowered the market looking for available kits that I liked and I found a few but, I really didn’t like the price. I know how much it cost to actually make these kits and was not going to spend $300+ on two LED pods with some extremely simple brackets.

    Ok now to the good part. I found some pods I liked and ordered four in the case I couldn’t make them fit with the OEM housing, if that were the case I would have installed two pods per side. I was in fact able to adapt the OEM housing and I couldn’t be more satisfied with the outcome.


    First step was to get my truck up on the lift and expose the fog lamp bracket to see what excitement I had ahead of me for the evening.

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    Second step was remove the destroyed OEM fog lamp and place it in its new permanent location.

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    Here is a side by side comparison of the original with the new LED pod.

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    At this point I could tell I was going to have to modify the bracket to a very minimal extent. After about five minutes and two small notch cuts later I saw my first glimps of the pod instillation.

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    The instillation and modifications on the first side took about 30 minutes and about 15 for the driver side. In less than an hour I had new functioning LED fog lamps for less than $50.

    I am extremely pleased with the fit and finish as well as the function, and at such low cost I would recommend this to any and all of you.


    Here are some more photos to give you guys a better idea of how it looks and how bright they are.

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    Next step is a spray in bed liner and I’ll hopefully buy a tuner.
     
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    Some night shots with the new LEDs.

    The light from the LED bulbs is so much cleaner than the factory halogen.

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    I need to get out and take some more off road photos.

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    Love everything about this build, when I get my Ranger I hope to achieve that stance!
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Meguiars was nice enough to take my truck in and give it a complete detail.

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    Are you running the headlights without dust covers? I am thinking about doing the same thing but I am a little worried about not having the dust covers on. I assume that with the bulbs in place the actual headlamp housing will be sealed. Thanks for all your posts by the way. We have all picked up a lot of tips and ideas from you.
     
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    Unfortunately the dust cover did not quite clip in but it’s doing its job about 90%. So far so good.
     
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    What headlamp bulbs did you go with? Do you have the dust covers on partially or not at all? Sorry for all the questions but I can't stand the halogen bulbs but really don't like the idea of running LED's without the covers. Just trying to see what others are doing. Thanks for the info!
     
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    I have a lariat so idk what the covers look like on the XL and XLT but on my escape I just drilled a tiny hole to feed the wire trough for the dust caps to stay in place
     

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