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F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
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Old Yesterday, 09:21 AM
JDanMcHugh JDanMcHugh is offline
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LED Fogs Installed

Got my LED fog light bulbs and put them in this morning. From what I can tell looking during the day, they look perfect... Great match for the HID headlights and LED Angel Eyes (at full 100% thanks to Octopump). I'll try to post running pictures soon.
I was concerned about the heat from the resistors, so I figured out a way to fit them in front of the radiator coil in the front corner in the airstream. I'm hoping this keeps them cooler. Thoughts?
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Old Yesterday, 09:47 AM
JonnyGelato JonnyGelato is offline
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Not sure

I would be very concerned with mounting anything to the coil surface. The vibration over time of even the wires let alone the resistor could wear a hole right through the cooler. I have seen wire bundles that have completely worn through steel HVAC hard lines... I would rather drill and mount to the area below and in front of the cooler and keep everything away from the cooler fins. But that is just my opinion. Good luck
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all i see is the resistor...
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Old Yesterday, 05:58 PM
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Wire

There is a big red and black wire running from the light into the top of the resistor that is not cable tied to anything the other wires are cable tied to the plastic cross braces.
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Old Yesterday, 08:38 PM
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I went with the Phillips Xtreme Ultinon LED fog lights and coded them in so i didn't have to do the resistors, i have heard a lot of bad stories with how hot those things get. Match is perfect with the headlights.
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