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    Badge size and LED Fog light questions

    Hey guys not been on much recently work and stuff...
    Car's getting overhauled over xmas doing everything I have wanted to it basically as I have time off. Just buying all the parts and stuff wandering if someone could help me with a few things.

    First what badge size will my car have (2002 pre facelift 330 clubsport coupe) I am I right in thiniking it's 82mm front and 74mm rear? (Cars at parents at the moment or I would measure lol)

    Also has anyone fitted LED fog lights? How do you find them, what's the best place to get them from (looking on eBay atm) and will I need a load resistor with all types?
    Any advice or pictures of these greatly appreciated - I'm fitting HIDs and angle eyes so think it would make sense to upgrade the fogs too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Panther View Post
    Hey guys not been on much recently work and stuff...
    Car's getting overhauled over xmas doing everything I have wanted to it basically as I have time off. Just buying all the parts and stuff wandering if someone could help me with a few things.

    First what badge size will my car have (2002 pre facelift 330 clubsport coupe) I am I right in thiniking it's 82mm front and 74mm rear? (Cars at parents at the moment or I would measure lol)

    Also has anyone fitted LED fog lights? How do you find them, what's the best place to get them from (looking on eBay atm) and will I need a load resistor with all types?
    Any advice or pictures of these greatly appreciated - I'm fitting HIDs and angle eyes so think it would make sense to upgrade the fogs too.

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    Hi James

    I believe it's 83mm and 72mm.

    Why do you want LED foglights? Not sure if they're actually going to be effective in the fog. Is it purely for looks? Don't tell me you drive around with your fog lights on?

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    Why don't you get HID fogs in a projector housing?

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    Hey Johan,

    As I'm getting HID lights and angle eyes I just think the yellow fog lights will look a bit rubbish when they are needed. Can you get HIG fog lights, what are you running on yours?

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    Badge size and LED Fog light questions

    Quote Originally Posted by The Panther View Post
    Hey Johan,

    As I'm getting HID lights and angle eyes I just think the yellow fog lights will look a bit rubbish when they are needed. Can you get HIG fog lights, what are you running on yours?
    Yep, you can change your fog light housing into a projector bulb style and retrofit HIDs. They will obviously then match your normal HID lights (so long as you get the same temperature rating 6000 kelvin etc).

    I stress projector because this will prevent your lights shining in all directions and causing glare.

    I have normal yellow fog lights. I haven't changed them as I don't drive around with my fog lights on. I haven't needed to use them, even when foggy. My current HIDs are sufficient.


    LED option is a lot cheaper but I'm not sure they will be effective as full blown HIDs. Also, I think I read somewhere about the necessity of fogs being yellow as they make it easier to see through the fog. Not sure, maybe I was imagining that bit.

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    I had LED foglamps in my 330Ci. I bought them off ebay from China for about £2 delivered I think. Looked really good although they weren't amazingly bright.



    Here you can see the difference in colour between the halogen main beam and HID dipped/LED fogs:

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    Badge size and LED Fog light questions

    Hi James

    Hid kit would be better than led's

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