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Old 01-21-2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Driving Light Placement

I got these lights, wanna put them on as soon as possible

Where should I mount them?
Photochopping is appreciated

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Old 01-21-2008, 12:26 PM   #2
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:35 PM   #3
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dont put them on, looks grat as is.
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:41 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:46 PM   #5
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Old 01-21-2008, 12:51 PM   #6
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car looks like this now... sorry

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Old 01-21-2008, 01:19 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:05 PM   #8
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I would go with what the shape of your head lamps are just so they don't look kind of odd.
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:38 PM   #9
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rounds would look good, up on top of the bumper
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Old 01-21-2008, 06:17 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:06 PM   #11
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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:

Then I moved them way too far out:

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.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:39 PM   #12
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put them behind your grille
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:13 AM   #13
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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.

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