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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:15 am    Post subject: POST pics of your ROUND fog/driving light mounting position Reply with quote

I have done a search and found a couple of topics on this, however the pics are scattered all over the place. Thought it would be better to combine all the pics in one place.

So i have a carat model vanagon with with fiberglass bumper. There are no holes to mount, so it is up to me where I want to mount them. It seems that most put them over the lower grill just on the inside of the edge. I have seen a couple photos where they are mounted in the blank space between the edge of the grill and the side marker (this is where I am leaning to mount).

I am going to be buying the ROUND lights, either fog or driving, not quite sure yet. Still looking at brands as well. Hella, Cibie and so on.

Thanks fellow Sambanistas!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get one of those steel plates with mounting tabs to mount behind your license plate.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read this thread.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3...ht+bracket

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not on a fiberglass bumper, nor is it round with the rectangular headlights, but they are round driving lights. I had some simple mounting brackets made up to mount to the body beneath the bumper. There should be four sets of holes in a triangular pattern designed specifically for mounting driving lights. I used the inner set of holes, though the outer sets should put the lights where you want them. I would also recommend mounting directly to the body to prevent the light beam from "bouncing" in front of you as the bumper flexes and vibrates while underway.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

/Watching this thread.

I've been contemplating fog lights, but want to get my bumpers figured out first. Moare pics would be great!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put these on a year ago. Drilled the hole next to the stiffening brace on the backside of the bumper (obvious with the bumper off). I used 1/4" thick dense rubber washers between the paint and the light bracket. They are very sturdy, even while driving down washboard roads. I have never had to readjust them.

The way I've got these Hella's adjusted, they do a good job filling in the area between the bumper and the reach of the low beams.

FWIW, I wired them to a 944 Porsche switch (off eBay), wired in series through a relay triggered by the ignition switch. I typically always leave them on for daytime running lights, and low beam enhancement.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:47 am    Post subject: Driving Lights Reply with quote

Blue Bay Bus Just a different way to mount .
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I put these up high for off road use. Used a Yakima driving light mount, no holes just clamp on. The Yakima mount works great on a Thule basket. Very Happy I know someday I'll run the wires through the Thule basket tubes. Wink Had to go bigger or go home! And redo the wires to. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hella 3000's used as cornering beam.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Anyone use Hella 4000 series? Reply with quote

I see most people use the Hella 500 series but I am intrigued to see what the big-daddy 4000 series would look like on a T3??
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hella 700s on GoWesty steel bumper

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Picked up some.... Reply with quote

discontinued Hella 155's driving lights and was considering mounting them up high on the face of the cargo/luggage area. Only one guy mounting high out of all these posts. Anything I should consider? I'll make a move on the SA grill and lights at a later date. I also picked up the wiring upgrade kit too for the stock bulbs. For now I just want a good flood light to light up prospective (unorganized) camping sites out in the woods of CO and elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Up high puts them closer to your eye line, vs down low at bumper. Closer to the eye level equals more light blowback in foul weather - precisely when many folks need/want more lighting. But for slow, searching activity as you describe, it may be perfect. Get fog beam pattern for lots of lateral throw to search with, vs two blobs of light with driving beam pattern that may not let you accomplish that as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't planning it, but did a bit of night time driving on logging roads this last weekend. I found that my centre aimed aux lights would have been more useful angled slightly outwards to each side. They're Japanese Cibies, 55W, nice light.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out these sweet home made SA style grills for fogs:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=504430&highlight=grill
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That right there is a post worth 2,000 words.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cannot post pictures right now, but follow the link.
Quad H4 round light on a 86 Syncro with Quad auxiliary light on GW modified bumper.
Everything with 100W bulbs, better than HID in LO and HI (I check with our truck and friend's Acura).

http://famillysyncro.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/2267/

Edit, this might works:

http://famillysyncro.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/2267/#jp-carousel-2277
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just stumbled across this thread . . . . .

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Nope, I don't drive with all lights on, but makes for a good photo. Cibié “Tango Plus” Driving and Fog Lights, with Hella Rectangular E4 conversion.
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