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So, I have a 2014 with the RS package. The foglights are just OK. Are there upgrades to these? I can't even figure out what type of bulb comes stock. I keep going to different sites and I'm even more confused now than ever.
 

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I guess maybe a more basic question is necessary. What bulb does my RS fog lights use? H8?
 

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If I remember correctly, @Terryk2003 had super bright LED's from Diode Dynamics in his fog lights. Those suckers brightened the road good.
 

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Yeah, I've been looking since I posted this and it appears if you want it to 'look cool' [bright white] you can get $20 ones of Amazon, but if you want them to work good you pay $100+.

Now i just need to figure out if the $100+ ones actually make enough difference to justify the cost.
 

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Yeah, I've been looking since I posted this and it appears if you want it to 'look cool' [bright white] you can get $20 ones of Amazon, but if you want them to work good you pay $100+.

Now i just need to figure out if the $100+ ones actually make enough difference to justify the cost.
Found the posts I was looking for in his thread, you be the judge :)

http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/94-cruze-owner-projects/120241-terryks-2014-cruze-lt-build-2.html

Tonight i installed my Diode Dynamics XP50 Backup lights and XML2 Fog Lights

Fog Lights:






Almost looks like it has a cutoff:
 

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A good performing fog light will illuminate the sides of the road with a bar shaped beam and very distinct horizontal cutoff. Its not meant to be an auxiliary light.


Most plug-n-play bulbs will distort the beam and create more glare and more foreground (more than what is considered acceptable).


There is the full aftermarket replacement option but unfortunately no company has every catered to the Cruze and its unique fog light bracket. Which means you can purchase a 'universal' style and try to fabricate your own brackets. Some extra work for sure if your capable but not really difficult.
TRS (theretrofitsource.com) sells a good projector fog lamp for a reasonable price. Then there are projector offerings from Osram which are much more pricier. Under the Sylvania ZEVO nameplate you'll find the reflector style LED fog (with LED DRL) for half the cost. Still has a good beam pattern.

And then there is OEM led fogs from the likes of Toyota/Lexus, Dodge/Chrysler, BMW, Nissan/Infinity, etc. You can find used sets on ebay for pretty cheap if you watch for the deals. Again, all of these options require custom mounting brackets.


TRS


Osram LEDriving Fog PL



Sylvania ZEVO Fog/DRL



Infinity Q50
 

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Most cars including the cruze really don't have Fog lights they are basically auxiliary lighting. They will help some in the fog by lighting the the road right in front of the car.

My 2016 G2 cruze I have the RS package so it came with the fog/auxiliary lighting and they work well for what they are. Projector style lights do not light of the road in front of the car as well but these auxiliary lights do a great job of lighting up the road and corners of the road. If you looking for a whiter light and little more light any decent LED bulb will be fine. If you want much brighter and better pattern a more expensive led will help.

You have to remember these lights are not designed to light up the down the road like your headlights do. Can you make them do it yes but make sure you aim them so you are not blinding other drivers.
 

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I tried the cheap ol led light replacement bulbs, for looks they match my opt7 bulbs, but NOT ANYWHERE COMPARABLE to just stock halogen, may upgrade and try the silver star ultras but led fogs no go...


I want to try those xp40 or whatever diode dynamics has but as the room there is for even a stock bulb its a pain... anyone?

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I tried the cheap ol led light replacement bulbs, for looks they match my opt7 bulbs, but NOT ANYWHERE COMPARABLE to just stock halogen, may upgrade and try the silver star ultras but led fogs no go...


I want to try those xp40 or whatever diode dynamics has but as the room there is for even a stock bulb its a pain... anyone?

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The bright LED ones from DiodeDynamics do fit even with the big fan on back. I bought Terry's after he traded off his Cruze.
 
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