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Old 02-07-2013, 03:16 PM
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Quad foglight install

I have dark windows and it makes backing up a hassle. Now I have quad fog lights mounted to my new hitch receiver. Two back and two facing toward the side. Only $30 in fog lights from Wal-Mart. Works great and all are running off one switch in the cab.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:50 PM
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Looks good, but I dont get the pics. Did u change the bulbs in em or something? The light seems whiter in one pic.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:56 PM
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It's the camera. One was with flash and one was with it off.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:18 PM
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Do you have a daytime pic of the actual set up?
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:22 PM
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Here you go. I haven't cleaned up the wiring yet so it's just hanging.

I used existing holes in the hitch that were for some sort of add-on vibration dampener. I just used fender washers since it's about a 1/2" hole and fogs had 1/4" bolts.

What was funny was watching me in Wal-Mart using one of the new batteries and testing each one of the fog lights for "flooding". Some of the others were just spots on the ground. These had the best spread in a somewhat durable housing. My old ones were pretty good too but they were not nearly durable and one died within about a month.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:33 PM
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i like how they are well hidden but still can light up everything. what is the amp draw? will you factory wiring hold up to the extra pull
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:45 PM
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Not sure of the amp draw but calculated amperage is about 16. They're 50w bulbs each so 200 watts / 12 volts. It isn't actually in the factory wiring. There is a separate wire running from battery to a switch in the cab and then to the fogs so they're on their own wire. That way if it burns up it's just the fogs and doesn't take out anything else.

I did notice that when I added the second fog light there was some minor dimming. I didn't do a comparison for each fog light but it might have knocked the total lumens down some. I believe with a larger wire from the battery it it might elminate some of this because it's using probably a 24 or 28 gauge wire for power. If I went down to something else like maybe an 18 or something it might carry it to the back of the truck better but the lights pretty much accomplish what I need them to.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:04 PM
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Here's some pics from above. It's hard to see in the photos but the "blacked out" parts between the beams actually has enough flood to be able to see. The light gives agood 8 to 10' of viewing range behind the truck. Much better than just the two rear facing I had previously.
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Looks good!!

When I got my truck back in '05, auxiliary BU lights was one of the first mods it did. These monsters are just too big to use only the BU lights in the tails.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:24 PM
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Mine windows are too dark too so it's dang near impossible to back up without putting the windows down! Sucks in the cold.

Also, makes for cleaning deer easier when I come out of the woods. Don't have to use headlights.
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