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armoredsaint 02-15-2012 07:15 PM

Destined to not have foglights that fit correctly - update: installed #18 post
 
I got my Noyka Yellows today to give it a try since others have reported that Putco's fogs have issues with the tabs...well Noyka's have the same problems.

That's just too bad, different manufacturers with the same issues :confused:


http://images61.fotki.com/v380/photo...235_912-vi.jpg


Only things that's correct is the single middle tab on left side and two tabs on the right side.
http://images55.fotki.com/v586/photo...241_925-vi.jpg


http://images110.fotki.com/v565/phot...246_875-vi.jpg

ETA: Noyka's have the bottom 2 tabs also, compared to OEM that does not.

Amelie 02-15-2012 07:18 PM

Re: Destined to not have foglights that fit correctly
 
Give it time and I'm sure you'll be able to get some that fit correctly. If not just jerry-rig it.

Have you tried or pondered the idea of using an HID 3K kit?

armoredsaint 02-15-2012 07:25 PM

Re: Destined to not have foglights that fit correctly
 
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Originally Posted by Reichminister Goebbels (Post 574643)
Give it time and I'm sure you'll be able to get some that fit correctly. If not just jerry-rig it.

Have you tried or pondered the idea of using an HID 3K kit?

not really, i guess the 2nd option is LEDs? Does those fit well?

Amelie 02-15-2012 07:27 PM

Re: Destined to not have foglights that fit correctly
 
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Originally Posted by armoredsaint (Post 574649)
not really, i guess the 2nd option is LEDs? Does those fit well?

If you're just using them for DRL's I guess it would be ok but don't buy them for output. What color LED's are you trying to get?

armoredsaint 02-15-2012 07:33 PM

Re: Destined to not have foglights that fit correctly
 
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Originally Posted by Reichminister Goebbels (Post 574650)
If you're just using them for DRL's I guess it would be ok but don't buy them for output. What color LED's are you trying to get?


good point on output. i still wants yellows:D

bmrisko 02-15-2012 07:35 PM

Re: Destined to not have foglights that fit correctly
 
Have you tried shaving down the 3 outside tabs? I have read of others doing that and having them work. Of course, I shaved down the 3 outside tabs on my Putcos and they fit in the socket, but are still really loose when snapped in.

armoredsaint 02-15-2012 07:43 PM

Re: Destined to not have foglights that fit correctly
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bmrisko (Post 574655)
Have you tried shaving down the 3 outside tabs? I have read of others doing that and having them work. Of course, I shaved down the 3 outside tabs on my Putcos and they fit in the socket, but are still really loose when snapped in.


maybe if i can't return it, i bought it on fleabay. i don't want to risk it being loose either, all it takes is some moisture seeping in because of a bad seal and it explodes inside - therefore it becomes a white powder mess that's fused on the lenses.

Amelie 02-15-2012 07:46 PM

Re: Destined to not have foglights that fit correctly
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bmrisko (Post 574655)
Have you tried shaving down the 3 outside tabs? I have read of others doing that and having them work. Of course, I shaved down the 3 outside tabs on my Putcos and they fit in the socket, but are still really loose when snapped in.

Like bmrisko mentioned, you could do that plus buy a rubber housing cap to prevent the moisture from compromising the fixture.

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Originally Posted by armoredsaint (Post 574656)
maybe if i can't return it, i bought it on fleabay. i don't want to risk it being loose either, all it takes is some moisture seeping in because of a bad seal and it explodes inside - therefore it becomes a white powder mess that's fused on the lenses.

If know any kind of fabrication you could maybe try to buy some of the yellow Lexus capsules and rig them to your housing that goes over the bulb so you could still use a white bulb and get the yellow you want or combine it with a yellow bulb. If you haven't seen them this is what they look like,

http://firespeed.com/storage/Firebre.../DIY_Fog_0.jpg

Amelie 02-15-2012 07:52 PM

Re: Destined to not have foglights that fit correctly
 
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Originally Posted by kennzz05 (Post 574661)
um correct me if im wrong, unless i misunderstood what you meant, but the quality of the fit should have no bearing on the interior of the bulb as it is airtight and even the plugs going thru the plastic arent creating the seal i would expect a slathering of dilectric grease of just plain old vasolene would ward of corrosion on the pins for the life of the bulb

He's referring to if he had to file the tabs to make it fit, then the fit wouldn't be as secure as normal and moisture could and/or would get in.

armoredsaint 02-15-2012 07:59 PM

Re: Destined to not have foglights that fit correctly
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Reichminister Goebbels (Post 574662)
He's referring to if he had to file the tabs to make it fit, then the fit wouldn't be as secure as normal and moisture could and/or would get in.

:headbang:

armoredsaint 02-15-2012 08:00 PM

Re: Destined to not have foglights that fit correctly
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Reichminister Goebbels (Post 574657)
Like bmrisko mentioned, you could do that plus buy a rubber housing cap to prevent the moisture from compromising the fixture.



If know any kind of fabrication you could maybe try to buy some of the yellow Lexus capsules and rig them to your housing that goes over the bulb so you could still use a white bulb and get the yellow you want or combine it with a yellow bulb. If you haven't seen them this is what they look like,

http://firespeed.com/storage/Firebre.../DIY_Fog_0.jpg


i will check it out, but space is tight - i know there's lamex or however it's spelled, it's a film coating applied to the lens.

Amelie 02-15-2012 08:02 PM

Re: Destined to not have foglights that fit correctly
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by armoredsaint (Post 574666)
i will check it out, but space is tight - i know there's lamex or however it's spelled, it's a film coating applied to the lens.

True, I thought about a film as well but thought I wouldn't like the yellow appearance during the day time but would rather have the wow factor at night lol.


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