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Time to replace what's in there now. I'm looking for something in amber, doesn't cost $30 but definitely gets the job done. Any suggestions, comments?
 

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I'll be honest, I spent a little more ($50 for the pair) and got 3000K HIDs for my fog lights. I specifically went for putting them in the fogs because they flood the road with light, and I can turn them off when I don't need them so I don't blind the **** out of oncoming drivers.
 

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Even when I leave them on, I've never been flashed.
 

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I'm not set up for a ballast application, so I don't think I could run HID's. I just put the $60 top Silverstars in the car and they blow away what fogs I have now. But, they won't be worth a crap in the fog, so I'm looking for a plug & play that will focus only on the 25'x25' area in front of the car.
 

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Bang for the buck, I've had good luck with my Nokya fogs. $20 for the set of two.
 

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Another thing to do is buy 9005 bulbs instead of the 9006 for the fogs. You'll get more light and only need to trim one of the tabs on the bulb slightly to make it happen.

If you want yellow/amber, you may want to look at a selective yellow filter for the lens rather than the bulb.
 

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Someone else mentioned a type of hybrid bulb for the fogs. Infrared reflectors or some such thing. Nearly as bright as hid but still a halogen. About $23 a bulb but darned if I can remember the item number.
 

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HIR bulbs. They have an internal coating to reflect heat inwards, which excites the filament more than can be done with electrical current alone. Better power efficiency and light output at the expense of bulb life, no need for oversize wires to feed them.

I don't think they have their own model numbers though.
 

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Indeed, HIR 9012s would be the most direct fit. Some Lamin-X or similar yellow film would be a good way to get your color desired, and you could always change your mind. BTW, John Deere part # for the HIRs is AH211917.
 

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Find em at Autozone, Advance, etc.? Or do they need to be ordered?
Thanks
Following advice from Jogosub on this Forum, I changed my four turn signals to Nokya Hyper yellow bulbs, which I got from Amazon.

Sold by DC Autoparts
Condition: new
$27.80
In addition I replaced my fog bulbs with Nokya hyper yellow, but at the time the proper size wasn't available from Amazon, so I got them from Auto Car Performance Parts | Auto Accessories | Aftermarket Auto Parts. I added heavy duty harnesses as well.

NOKYA Hyper Yellow Pro NOKYA-HB-YELLOW-NOK7618

Wire Harness Option = With H11 Halogen Light Bulbs

Plug-N-Play Wire Harness (+$15)
(Stage I, H11)

I think they look great.
 

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Following advice from Jogosub on this Forum, I changed my four turn signals to Nokya Hyper yellow bulbs, which I got from Amazon.

4x Nokya 7440 20mm Hyper Yellow 21W
Sold by DC Autoparts
Condition: new
$27.80
In addition I replaced my fog bulbs with Nokya hyper yellow, but at the time the proper size wasn't available from Amazon, so I got them from Auto Car Performance Parts | Auto Accessories | Aftermarket Auto Parts. I added heavy duty harnesses as well.

NOKYA Hyper Yellow Pro NOKYA-HB-YELLOW-NOK7618

Wire Harness Option = With H11 Halogen Light Bulbs

Plug-N-Play Wire Harness (+$15)
(Stage I, H11)

I think they look great.
I also did this and could not be happier. I can't tell you if those numbers are compatible with GEN3 though.
 

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Bang for the buck, I've had good luck with my Nokya fogs. $20 for the set of two.
So did I - I put the Nokyas Hyper yellows there....I use Nokyas everywhere... I hear rumours that some disgrunted PIAA employees started that company a while back....to compete with PIAA and their ridiculous pricing!
 

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Sounds like the Nokya's have high praise and ease of install...what else could you want! Thanks for all of the valuable input.I'll see about getting a pair of them and will report back.
 

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I also did this and could not be happier. I can't tell you if those numbers are compatible with GEN3 though.
Thanks for the credit Budaru ... I see I have some "positive" impact on this forum after all....
 

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I'll be honest, I spent a little more ($50 for the pair) and got 3000K HIDs for my fog lights. I specifically went for putting them in the fogs because they flood the road with light, and I can turn them off when I don't need them so I don't blind the **** out of oncoming drivers.
I'm thinking about doing this, since my wagon needs both foglights. With new lenses I think it'll be best to run HID bulbs for the yellow light and not laminx. Hows the light coverage on the ground look? could you compare it to stock in any way?
 
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