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Fog and Driving Lights: Hella 181/160 vs OEM (old Hellas)?

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I'm going through the closets prior to the move to the east coast, and I found some fog and driving lights I meant to install while in the Bay Area. Choices:

I have a set of OEM (pn 63171360393) front fog lights and a set of Hella 181s, and...

A set of OEM (pn 63171352802) front driving lights and a set of Hella Classic 160s.

What do you think is better....the old OEM ones or the new Hellas? Or none? I'm running 60/55 H4s on Marchals on the headlights, and never felt I needed more lighting while driving in California. But I know that the mid-Atlantic has different weather , including that white stuff that falls from the sky now and then.

I don't have to make a decision now since I probably won't have time to install before heading east, but your thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks,

William

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Hi,

I am very partial to the smaller chrome Hella's in the photo. I don't think the rectangular fog lights look as nice...

If you are driving through Austin, don't hesitate to stop by!

-Jason

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Thanks, Jason. This time we will do a northern route, but on the way back ... definitely through Texas!

Best,

William

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Thanks, Randy. Your post made me realize that the 63171352802 round OEM light is actually a fog light, not a driving light as I thought. The hella round lights on the picture are driving lights.

Ok, so down to either the round or the rectangular oem, it seems. Decisions, decisions...

William

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well I hope you chose correctly (meaning what YOU like best) but to me the round hella 160's are awesome... take a look at mine that I just installed this sunday past.

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Thanks for the reply. I ended up not installing any, waiting to see if I would miss them on my cross country drive. I didn't, so I think I will hold off for now.

Do yours vibrate, or is the install pretty solid?

William

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I have not driven it at night since sunday - keep it in the garage - but I do think that it will vibrate some... I am thinking that if it gets too bad I will think hard about it.

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after fully installing them - yes they do vibrate... anyone have any suggestions to cut donw on the vibrations?

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someone on this site was making mounts to help stop the shake. I can't remember who it was but there should be threads on it that can be searched.

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try tilux aka Bob. He sometimes have brackets for lights that will keep you from drilling holes. I'm on the waiting list as I continue to ponder whether to make what Spanish speakers would call El Plunge and light the car up.

Ok, that was a bad joke. Seriously, try Bob. I've bought parts from him, and he's been good to me.

William

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someone on this site was making mounts to help stop the shake. I can't remember who it was but there should be threads on it that can be searched.

not sure if you are thinking of me or not but i did this with my super oscars and they are rock solid. basically a couple ball joints that are adjustable on threaded rod. i covered the threaded rod with heat shrink and it seems to be holding up so far. they go thru the grilles without modification and attach to that tray thing

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I see you did it and the super oscars look great, but i have noticed some disdain in the posts for holing the bumpers. Mine are pristine but if the lights are there, does it really matter?

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Those Hella 160 covers are so ugly you have to give them to me ASAP.

You can see my choice in my sig.

Hamada

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