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I did do a search but couldn’t pinpoint exactly what I was looking for. As you all know, the fog lights for the bezel are discontinued so I’m wondering what you all  have replaced them with. Thanks

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would sure like to see fog light kit return, I missed out ……………….. gg 

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The PIAA 520’s are still available. That’s what they were.  You will need to make brackets.  (I just used “l brackets” and drilled holes into them). I also spliced in a set of plug ends so they fit right into the stock.  Use red loctite on everything as the adjustment on the lights themselves don’t stay put so well. 

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Mfield2a,

Which 520 series PIAA are we needing to look at?

There are several different models. 5213, 5296, 5294 just to name a few.

Also where did you get the wiring harness plug ends to use our existing connections?

Clarence

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Correction on the lights. The correct ones that were sold through Shelby are:  510 Series SMR Xtreme White Plus Driving Lamp Kit:  

http://www.piaa.com/store/p/78-510-SMR-Driving-XTreme-White-Plus-Halogen-Lamp-Kit.aspx

(You can find them for a lot less $$ on other sites).

 

The wire harness is HB4 male connectors.  I soldered and shrink wrapped these into the PIAA’s:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F191270555559

 

As I was “mocking up my own” light kit, but wanted then to look correct, I did quite a bit of research before I did the install.  All the parts listed above will give you that result.  The bracket may take a bit of time because it’s DIY a custom make.  I looked at the bracket from the original install instructions (link below) and I decided to go with a heavier “L” bracket.  First drilled a hole, mounted the light to the bracket and put them where I wanted them to sit in the bezel.  Then I marked on the car where to attach them.

 

http://info.shelbyamerican.com/Instructions/bezel_lowershelbygt.pdf

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I gave up on my PIAAs 10 years ago. I must have replaced the bulbs 5 times. They always burn out in about a week. And they take a bit of ingenuity effort to replace. I just run without them.

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I never turned mine on other than to check them out. The color and intensity didn’t match the headlights and looked all wrong.  I kept them installed for looks but as lights, especially with their habit of slightly tilting up or down over time made for a less than ideal situation. 

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I still have to take and posted pics...But the bulbs that come in them are a good match to the HID lights.  Case  - The new XTREME bulbs (replaced mine last year) are much improved.  

Switching  to a standard halogen bulb would do the trick for color.  

Changing the bulbs - the trick is to just put a dab of red lock-tight on the backers - I can’t stress enough red lock tight everything on the PIAA’s! 

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On 7/14/2019 at 12:13 PM, JeffIsHereToo said:

I never turned mine on other than to check them out. The color and intensity didn’t match the headlights and looked all wrong.  I kept them installed for looks but as lights, especially with their habit of slightly tilting up or down over time made for a less than ideal situation. 

Agree with Jeff, more for looks than functionality. I still have my originals that are now 12 years old. Turned them on the other day and they both still worked :) 

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Appreciate all the feedback on the driving lights. 

My next question:  Do the brake coolers have any noticeable effect on increasing the factory rotors/pads stopping power? 

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2 hours ago, ChicagoChris said:

Appreciate all the feedback on the driving lights. 

My next question:  Do the brake coolers have any noticeable effect on increasing the factory rotors/pads stopping power? 

Have you ever experienced brake fade except maybe at the track?  (Note, I've never, in 50+ years of driving all kinds of vehicles, experienced it.  Even in the old days of mountain driving with people burning their brakes out, it never happened to me.) If not then they are essentially eye candy. 

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