When do you use your fogs?

Fogs should be used:

  • On cruises

    Votes: 9 23.1%
  • In the country

    Votes: 10 25.6%
  • In bad weather conditions

    Votes: 27 69.2%
  • At all times

    Votes: 14 35.9%

  • Total voters
    39

dimi_108

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
Strathfield, New South Wales
First Name
Dimi
Drive
NSX/Magna/M5
During the day I won't activate mine unless it's raining, storming, dusty, foggy or very heavily overcast.
At night, I won't turn them on unless it's a very dark road like a country road.
Other than that, I never use them during the day or night unless i'm cruising with other VR-4's.

When do you use yours?

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Scottie

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Location
Victoria
First Name
Scott
Drive
1999 Type S Legnum
My guess is he has wired the courtesy lights in with the fogs.

I use mine at dusk/dawn and also with the headlights.

I know it is a bit of a tosser thing to do sometimes, but i think our aren't bright enough to be rediculous and the car actually looks quite good with them on. Gives it a bit more "evil" with the dim parkers too.
 

pu-11-me

and put an LSD in it
Location
NSW
First Name
Dawso
Drive
VW Touareg
Mine don't work in the white car and REBOOT's come on when its foggy or dusty... I don't cruise with other VR-4's much so nothing on that front lol....

They come on when i indicate when the headlights are on, clearly not by choice though... Does that count haha
 

bogan bob

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Location
WA
First Name
Dion
Drive
'15 Amarok
Never cos the bastards at the workshop cut them and i havent been able to work out how to fix that :(
 

Mac Dog

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
South Australia
First Name
Macca
Drive
Red 1997 Legnum
I love my fogs! Always on when headlights are on.

Poser: yes. Do they look awesome: yes Am I gay: ye.. I mean no.
 

Sydo

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
Victoria
First Name
Andy
Drive
Me Crazy
During low light, and signs of rain. (so others see me).
I also use them in conjunction with the headlights when visibility is poor at night (badly lit streets, country roads)
 

frozen

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Lifetime Member
Location
Queensland
First Name
Josh
Drive
1990 Mitsubishi GTO
Formerly: 1996 Galant VR-4
my headlights are auto, but my foglights i turn on whenever it starts to get dark / driving at night and i remember to flick em on. As someone else said, they look really good - most high end models or sports cars have them - why not use them :D
 

Mortz

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
Tweed Coast, NSW
First Name
Luke M
Drive
1997 Legnum VR4
They are great for cornering in the country because they give you a broader beam of light. I have them on in the country or bad weather. Might start putting them on all the time at night though because an old lady almost ran into me at a roundabout the other day, sure she didn't see me. Dark colored cars can be missed more easily if people aren't taking notice, which is pretty damn often truth be told.
 

matchtheclown

Time p33nt
Location
nsw
First Name
hugh
Drive
99 VR-4 Type S Man
I normally put them on during the day if I see a BMW or something equally weak with them on... so I can pose too.
 

dimi_108

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
Strathfield, New South Wales
First Name
Dimi
Drive
NSX/Magna/M5
So i see most of you fellas use your fogs during the day and night.
I must admit, they do look really good when they're on. And they're not "annoyingly" bright either unlike some of the Commodore and BMW ones.

Hey Hugh, Scott's right. I did the dual fog conversion.
A few of the UK CVR4 guys have done this too.
While driving through the country at night, they're really good for spotting roos and wombats.
 
G

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Unregistered
well considering i dont have my licence back for another month yet... i never actually use them myself.. but i always insist they are on when the headlights are on for 2 reasons, you can see more, and your easier to see, because of the 2nd reason i always drive with my lights on day or night, especially on the highway, you would be supprised how much further away you can see a car during the day when the it has its lights on. (this is also why trains have their lights always on day or night)
 

SiliconAngel

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Location
Perth, WA
First Name
SA, Trevor
Drive
'99 Legnum VR4 Black MT
They are great for cornering in the country because they give you a broader beam of light. I have them on in the country or bad weather. Might start putting them on all the time at night though because an old lady almost ran into me at a roundabout the other day, sure she didn't see me. Dark colored cars can be missed more easily if people aren't taking notice, which is pretty damn often truth be told.
Agreed - I like to ensure people can see me at all times, so I have them on pretty much permanently :)
 

matchtheclown

Time p33nt
Location
nsw
First Name
hugh
Drive
99 VR-4 Type S Man
Having HID's I can only just tell when they are on at night TBH I am planning on getting some brighter white bulbs for them so I really blind on coming drivers.

My high beams are so yellow and weak compared to the hids they are not even worth using also.
 

VR-04-TT

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Location
NSW
First Name
Paul
Drive
2005 Liberty 3.0R Spec B
I have them on at anytime that isn't an ideal weather situation, so pretty much all the time. You can't be too visible!
 
G

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Unregistered
Agreed - I like to ensure people can see me at all times, so I have them on pretty much permanently :)
+1 mine are on all the time when i use my headlights.

is there much of a brightness difference with the dual conversion done?
 

dimi_108

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
Strathfield, New South Wales
First Name
Dimi
Drive
NSX/Magna/M5
is there much of a brightness difference with the dual conversion done?

Hey Steph, sure is. When you turn your indicators on and the indicator fog light comes on, notice how that corner your inticating into is slightly lit up from the second fog light?
Even though the indicator fogs only use BA15S (the same bulbs as our indicators), they aren't as bright as the H3's in the fogs but they do very well with giving out extra light on the sides of the road. The indicator fogs almost sit on a 55 degree angle. And like i mentioned before, are very handy while driving through the country at night or on local roads without street lights. You can notice from inside when you turn them on.

One of the best things about the twin fog conversion is they don't annoy other road users and they look mean as.

Speaking of fogs, I like the pre-facelift ones. They look great when they're on. The little projectors emit a nice sharp light.
I noticed these when KB had his on last time during the day on the Bathurst cruise and Gorgs had his on the other night.
 

matchtheclown

Time p33nt
Location
nsw
First Name
hugh
Drive
99 VR-4 Type S Man
One of the best things about the twin fog conversion is they don't annoy other road users and they look mean as.

Speaking of fogs, I like the pre-facelift ones. They look great when they're on. The little projectors emit a nice sharp light.
I noticed these when KB had his on last time during the day on the Bathurst cruise and Gorgs had his on the other night.


Wouldn't having the outside fogs which point directly into on coming traffic on all the time make it more annoying for other road users not less?
 

dimi_108

Leaving Skid Marks
Location
Strathfield, New South Wales
First Name
Dimi
Drive
NSX/Magna/M5
Wouldn't having the outside fogs which point directly into on coming traffic on all the time make it more annoying for other road users not less?
Nope. They aren't aimed anywhere near eye level. I'll show you on Friday.
Also, they don't produce a bright enough beam to annoy other road users. They're basically like parkers.
I actually tested these out by parking the Legnum with them on, i got into the Magna, drove down the road and drove past the Legnum to see if the lights would annoy me. And they actually looked really good. Unlike the super bright try-hard ones on some BMW's and Commodores.
Here's a link to the post in my Members Rides thread from a while ago. A few pics of them on in the day.
 
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