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Any foglights that use the 9006 Low Beam Bulb?

Hey guys, I got a good deal on an HID 8000k Conversion Kit. They are for the Low Beam so they are for the 9006 bulb. However it is the 35w HID kit and after I did some research later, I noticed they make 50watt and 55watt HID kits. It was an impulse buy and I did a couple of favors for the owner at the car audio shop and bought my JVC KW-NT800HDT Navigation from him so he cut me a deal.

The 50w and 55w HID Kits are more expensive, but I have read they are a bit brighter. I noticed I needed more and brighter lighting after a friend of mine and I went on the Red River, on the Oklahoma/Texas boarder line at night, and concluded I could use some more lighting. I also plan on getting a Bull Bar, hopefully a Bull Bar that allows you to install a winch and add a couple of lights on the Bull Bar and maybe add a light bar up top and put 4 Axillary lights on top.

So what I want to do is purchase an 50w or 55w HID Conversion kit for my headlights and use the 35w HID kit for my fog lights. My Armada did not come with fog lights unfortunately. I want to fit them in the factory fog light location. I prefer to find a set of fog lights without the bulbs, since I will be using the HID Conversion kit, but if I have to, then I have to.

I've searched and searched on the internet for a set of fog lights without the HID Conversion Kit, but haven't came up with anything.

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you mean something like this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/7-COLOR-HALO...310f56&vxp=mtr

hit up nyc2005armada. he used one of these ebay projector fog in his armada. he said it was plug and play. and it takes the stock bulb.

your other option is to buy OEM fogs and put the new HID in. I believe the new OEM fogs are made of glass not plastic like before.



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Yeah, that is something I would want, but it doesn't say what kind of bulb it uses. I need it to use the 9006 Low Beam so that I can plug in my 35 watt HID Low Beam Kit into the socket. If it uses a fog light bulb, then the socket will be different.

I have found an endless amount of fog lights, but it never says what bulb it will take or what kind the stock fog light bulb is. I'm certain that the OEM and aftermarket fog lights don't take the factory low beam 9006 bulb and that's what I need. A fog light that has the 9006 socket.

I guess worse case scenario is that I can make the drive all the way back to the stereo shop and return it. The kit is perfectly fine and it's a Xenon kit, so it's a quality kit, I just want to go a different route.

When I do upgrade the headlights to HID, I want to get two kits, one for the low beam and one for the high beam. The guy at the stereo shop said that I wouldn't need to use my high beams again because the HID Kit for the low beams would be brighter than the factory high beams.

And in order for me to do both the low and high beams, I need to get a kit that will keep the low beams on while the high beams are engaged so that when I go to turn my high beams off, the low beams won't turn on. If that happens, I am left for several seconds with very little light before the low beam lights warm up.

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i say just keep it simple. HID in lows and fogs. would be be plenty for everyday driving.
get a light bar, then you can do LED lights or good old fashion 4"-7" Hellas for additional lights when needed.

something like this..

http://www.n-fab.com/products/sfID1/.../productID/394



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I want to keep it simple, but like I said, I already have a nice Xenon 8000k HID Conversion Kit that I got at cost, so I want to utilize it for auxiliary lights. It's a 35 watt, 8000k kid which would be great for fog lights as they won't run nearly as hot as a 50 watt or a 55 watt HID Conversion kit, which is what I want to run for my low beams and high beams. I'm going to get the kit that makes the low beams stay on when the high beams are on, so that when you go from high beams to low beams, I won't have a delay for the low beams to warm up and get bright again, as I previously mentioned above in my last post.

I want alot of lighting for when I am out on the river in the middle of nowhere, at night, to light up where I am about to climb up on an incline.

Where does that mount to? The top? Front bumper? And when I say fog lights, I don't mean yellow fog lights, I am referring to them as auxiliary lights.

I ask, because I have plans to get a bull guard that has the capability to mount a winch to, so if this mounts to the front, then I will just mount Auxiliary lights to the Bull Bar.

I don't want a wrap around brush guard that wraps around the head lights. I want the bull guard style. I'd like to find more options as I want a skid plate and these do not have one. My first choice, looks like I can weld up a pretty hefty skid plate myself. I'd just need to find a 3/8" iron plate to weld to it. Then I'd be able to somehow fabricate the skid plate to go under my truck to protect the motor and go even further to to continue the plate for the transmission and the transfer case, possibly the driveshaft, but the drive shaft might just be overkill and would be alot of weight as I'd want to match the skid plate thickness to the thickness of the bull guard itself to weld it. Welding a piece two pieces of metal that are different thicknesses, is rather difficult to do as the thinner one will burn through or the weld on the thicker piece wouldn't be as strong if I'd try not to burn through the thinner metal.

My favorite is this one. Sucks that it's $810
https://www.4x4parts.com/nissan/tita...rd-p-4177.html



Then there are my two other choices, which has a significant price difference, but I don't know what the difference is. Only difference I see is a $280 price difference. I'm thinking the $495 one is black powder coated as it's notated, but it doesn't say what the finish is on the $775 is, so I am assuming it's chrome.

$775
https://www.4x4parts.com/nissan/tita...rd-p-4779.html

$495
https://www.4x4parts.com/nissan/tita...rd-p-4505.html



Ok, I went a bit off topic on my own thread.

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Looks like you are a person who knows what he/she wants. So, you either want to fit 9006 base bulbs into 880 sockets or get yourself a pair of fog lamps that will support 9006 base bulbs and fit them into the factory fog light location. I guess either is possible although the former maybe much easier. It has been done before and its possible to do it again.

http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forum/g...005-specs.html
http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/light...ibility-2.html

A little bit of patience, time and the correct reference can help you overcome this dilemma.
http://www.donsbulbs.com/cgi-bin/r/b...donsbulbs.html
http://www.donsbulbs.com/cgi-bin/r/b.pl/9006.html

Now another option to consider would be to just purchase a pair of 880 8000k HID bulbs. They sell for less than $15/pair off amazon.As you already know, the HIDs consist of both ballast and bulb. The wattage you have provided is the wattage of the HID ballasts and not the bulb. The bulbs only determine the fitment and the colour of output. If you opt to buy new bulbs, you get to keep your expensive and robust ballasts and address the fitment issue at the same time. Those 9006 bulbs wont go to waste, because you can use them in the auxiliary lamp setup or as spares at some point.

Regarding the fog lamp assembly, I would recommend something of this sort:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nissan-Armad...2948d4&vxp=mtr

Definitely wouldn't recommend shelling out $300 at the dealer for this.


Now, the auxillary lamps on a front bumper guard. Yes, it can be done. Its only limited by your imagination, time and money. If I were you, I would get myself some roof lights.They can throw some light to where you are off to.

Be careful with those heavy front bumpers! The front might sag and you might need to install some heavier springs.

Also, why wouldnt you be able to have all three (lows+highs+fogs) on at the same time? I can have all of them on at the same time!

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Also, why wouldnt you be able to have all three (lows+highs+fogs) on at the same time? I can have all of them on at the same time!
Money flow at the moment. It's something that is planned in the future.

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Looks like you are a person who knows what he/she wants. So, you either want to fit 9006 base bulbs into 880 sockets or get yourself a pair of fog lamps that will support 9006 base bulbs and fit them into the factory fog light location. I guess either is possible although the former maybe much easier. It has been done before and its possible to do it again.

http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forum/g...005-specs.html
http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/light...ibility-2.html

A little bit of patience, time and the correct reference can help you overcome this dilemma.
http://www.donsbulbs.com/cgi-bin/r/b...donsbulbs.html
http://www.donsbulbs.com/cgi-bin/r/b.pl/9006.html

Now another option to consider would be to just purchase a pair of 880 8000k HID bulbs. They sell for less than $15/pair off amazon.As you already know, the HIDs consist of both ballast and bulb. The wattage you have provided is the wattage of the HID ballasts and not the bulb. The bulbs only determine the fitment and the colour of output. If you opt to buy new bulbs, you get to keep your expensive and robust ballasts and address the fitment issue at the same time. Those 9006 bulbs wont go to waste, because you can use them in the auxiliary lamp setup or as spares at some point.

Regarding the fog lamp assembly, I would recommend something of this sort:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nissan-Armad...2948d4&vxp=mtr

Definitely wouldn't recommend shelling out $300 at the dealer for this.


Now, the auxillary lamps on a front bumper guard. Yes, it can be done. Its only limited by your imagination, time and money. If I were you, I would get myself some roof lights.They can throw some light to where you are off to.

Be careful with those heavy front bumpers! The front might sag and you might need to install some heavier springs.

Also, why wouldnt you be able to have all three (lows+highs+fogs) on at the same time? I can have all of them on at the same time!
Thanks for the info! I'll have to check out the links you posted. I never thought of just swapping out the 9006 Low Beam bulbs for the 880 fog light bulbs and use still be able to use my conversion kit. I would just need the 880 harness.

Now with that said, you are saying that I can use my 9006 bulb that came with my 35watt kit and put it on my 50 or 55 watt Ballast with no issues? The bulbs don't need to be a heavier duty bulb? I figured using my 9006 bulb that came with my 35 watt conversion kit, would blow if I put it on a 50 or 55 watt ballast.

If anything, I might just return the kit so I can purchase a 50 or 55 watt conversion kit instead of the 35 watt kit. When I do this, I will have to purchase the Low Beam kit first, save up money and purchase the High Beam kit and make both the High and Low beams be on at the same time when I have my High Beam switch on. Then I will have to save up for an HID Fog Light System. The wires/harness is there already. I will just have to search on how to get power to the harness. I don't have a fog light switch so I will have to see about getting a factory fog light switch to put next to my Adjustable Pedal switch and my Rear Sonar Sensor Off Switch. There is an open spot there. I believe if my Armada came with the factory fog lights, the fog light switch was on the lever with the headlights, right? Or maybe I am thinking of a newer Armada, but I could have sworn the fog light switch was on the lever and not a switch down by the Rear Sonar Off and Adjustable Pedal switch pad.

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Now with that said, you are saying that I can use my 9006 bulb that came with my 35watt kit and put it on my 50 or 55 watt Ballast with no issues? The bulbs don't need to be a heavier duty bulb? I figured using my 9006 bulb that came with my 35 watt conversion kit, would blow if I put it on a 50 or 55 watt ballast.
In theory, they should be interchangeable, but it varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. As you have already guessed, the 55W ballasts push out more current and therefore need more sturdier bulbs to handle that current. DDM Tuning and most manufacturers out there make bulbs that can handle both types of ballasts. Here's a link to ddmtuning:

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/HI...lacements-Pair

But check this link out. Here it clearly states that the bulbs are for a maximum of 35W only:
Amazon Amazon

Now, thats the theory part. In practise, I have been able to use 35W HID bulbs with a 55W ballast with no issues at all.

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I don't have a fog light switch so I will have to see about getting a factory fog light switch to put next to my Adjustable Pedal switch and my Rear Sonar Sensor Off Switch. There is an open spot there. I believe if my Armada came with the factory fog lights, the fog light switch was on the lever with the headlights, right? Or maybe I am thinking of a newer Armada, but I could have sworn the fog light switch was on the lever and not a switch down by the Rear Sonar Off and Adjustable Pedal switch pad.
Yes, the fog light switch is on the lever with the headlights. I have a 2006 LE and my switch is on the lever. The next time you are near a computer, check out the ebay link I sent you in my previous post. There, they sell you the fog lamp assembly with the lever. You can utilize that open spot later when you install a switch for your auxiliary lamps (roof or bull bar mounted) to make it look like its factory shipped.
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you mean something like this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/7-COLOR-HALO...310f56&vxp=mtr

hit up nyc2005armada. he used one of these ebay projector fog in his armada. he said it was plug and play. and it takes the stock bulb.

your other option is to buy OEM fogs and put the new HID in. I believe the new OEM fogs are made of glass not plastic like before.
I have the same ones as nyc2005armada. They are not the same ones that's on the link. Ours uses a 899 bulb like the oem fogs.
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