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fige
01-21-2008, 01:21 PM
I got these lights, wanna put them on as soon as possible
http://www.terraventur.pt/images/material/hella/comet%20550.jpg

Where should I mount them?
Photochopping is appreciated

pics to photochop them on
My car on the right
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v111/fige/dayatschool025.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v111/fige/IMG_1197.jpg

amargill19?
01-21-2008, 01:26 PM
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m280/amargill19/v4.jpg

2fast242gt
01-21-2008, 01:35 PM
dont put them on, looks grat as is.

Inc3pt
01-21-2008, 01:41 PM
Did this really need the thread title 'Urgent' ? ;-)

Edit: and my personal opinion is don't put them on. It will probably look retarded since your headlights are 5" rounds.

vicskimmer
01-21-2008, 01:46 PM
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b351/foreversick/dayatschool025copy.jpg

fige
01-21-2008, 01:51 PM
OH I FORGOT
car looks like this now... sorry

<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/swissfige/Frpmntspoiler/photo#5148430457331739922"><img src="http://lh3.google.com/swissfige/R3LmOTAPbRI/AAAAAAAAAfw/mKLsZ5IeQhE/s800/IMG_2364.jpg" /></a>

dl242gt
01-21-2008, 02:19 PM
They look like the driving light version. So, they should be mounted above the bumper for best lighting. I would suggest round driving lights if you are going to mount something above the bumper. They have a better pattern imo and also look better.

OldSchoolEuro
01-21-2008, 03:05 PM
I would go with what the shape of your head lamps are just so they don't look kind of odd.

A-Rode
01-21-2008, 06:38 PM
rounds would look good, up on top of the bumper

volvo940tuner
01-21-2008, 07:17 PM
those are the same fogs or driving lights that i was going to get for my 944, and place in front of the grille. IMO, mount them under the bumper like vicskimmer shopped for you.

neptune
01-21-2008, 08:06 PM
Go with whatever looks good to you. Personally I like the look of rectangular lights under the bumper, even though they are driving lights. Rounds should go above the bumper.

I started with mine too close together:
http://www.neptune242.com/neptune/weyco.jpg

Then I moved them way too far out:
http://www.neptune242.com/neptune/rounds.jpg
http://www.neptune242.com/neptune/07front.jpg
When I get over my laziness I'll move them back in a little.

I suggest you get a helper to hold them in place while you look at the car from a distance and various angles and decide what you like. If you don't have any friends use a towel over a cardboard box of the right size to hold the lights up about where they should be and then just slide them around until you like them.

Stephen
01-21-2008, 08:39 PM
put them behind your grille

jwernerny
01-22-2008, 10:13 AM
I'd put the driving lights up as high as possible, like on top of the bumper or in the grill. That gives them more reach. Fogs should be mounted as low as possible at the outside corners of the car and aimed in an X across the car. This gets them under the fog and reduces glare. (Alternatively, you could also aim the fogs out and use them as cornering lights.)

BTW, +1 for round looking better with the headlights.

- John