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    ok im doing a head light conversion from pop up to fixed position thing is the kit i want to do uses fog lights as the head lights. i plan on using a set of fogs that are HID and the fogs will be in a housing...
    any thoughts on this being legal or not?

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    nope not legal... even using fog lights here in calgary is illegal....

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    completely forgot bout that... thx

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    Originally posted by mekeni
    nope not legal... even using fog lights here in calgary is illegal....
    How so?

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    Originally posted by Mikey_008


    How so?

    blinds incoming drivers/traffic... and they (cops) say that city of Calgary is adequately lighted on the streets so you don't need one....
    the outskirts is a different story of course...

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    Originally posted by mekeni



    blinds incoming drivers/traffic... and they (cops) say that city of Calgary is adequately lighted on the streets so you don't need one....
    the outskirts is a different story of course...
    That's funny, not once has anyone flashed me when my fog lights are on in the stang, but on my truck with normal lights, everyone flashes me, so my stang obviously isn't blinding people.

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    Its not illegal to use foglights within the city.


    Its illegal to use foglights within the city on a non-foggy day. And yes I know someone who has gotten a ticket for it before.

    Fog = Foglights
    No Fog = No need for foglights


    And no, you can't use fogs as headlights. Argued with a cop about that one for awhile and its been posted on here before.

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    Originally posted by mekeni



    blinds incoming drivers/traffic... and they (cops) say that city of Calgary is adequately lighted on the streets so you don't need one....
    the outskirts is a different story of course...
    ^^ But there are so many cars out there already with fog lights...and vehicles with fog lights stock from factory. Never experienced any cases where fog lights would cause an issue! Although it could happen someday! ("knock on wood")
    Besides fog lights are usually on the lower front portion of the vehicle anyways...aimed slightly down against the road. If calgary streets are adequately lighted, then I guess head lights are not really required as well....we can just run our daytimes when it's dark!
    Last edited by Mikey_008; 09-27-2006 at 11:34 AM.

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    the bulbs i would be using would be similer to light kit 4
    with different housing

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    ^^ Well if you're gonna use fog lights for a different purpose..in this case night time head lights...then should be able to get away with it....haha!

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    Originally posted by Mikey_008


    ^ If calgary streets are adequately lighted, then I guess head lights are not really required as well....we can just run our daytimes when it's dark!


    thats what I used to do before, with my integra.....

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    Originally posted by mekeni




    thats what I used to do before, with my integra.....

    Then what happened?

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    Originally posted by Mikey_008



    Then what happened?


    nothing, just drove that thing like crazy and one day, I realized that I'm past puberty already... so I sold it.

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    Originally posted by Mikey_008

    If calgary streets are adequately lighted, then I guess head lights are not really required as well....we can just run our daytimes when it's dark!
    So you'll be driving around with no tail lights then?

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    Originally posted by 69cougar


    So you'll be driving around with no tail lights then?
    Most cars there's a 3-way switch. Off (w/daytime running lights), Daytime running lights w/markers, and headlights on with markers.

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    Originally posted by Tik-Tok


    Most cars there's a 3-way switch. Off (w/daytime running lights), Daytime running lights w/markers, and headlights on with markers.


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    Originally posted by mekeni




    nothing, just drove that thing like crazy and one day, I realized that I'm past puberty already... so I sold it.
    That's nice!!!
    Last edited by Mikey_008; 09-27-2006 at 12:42 PM.

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    so i can get away with it?

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    Originally posted by ApexDrift
    so i can get away with it?
    I say do it! haha

    There's far more "illegal" mods such as...underglow, blue lights that ppl do to their cars. And those are more noticeable than head lights. If a see your car around the streets with your lights on...I probably wouldnt be able to notice or care if they are fog lights are not!

    Good luck on the mod!!

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    Originally posted by Mikey_008
    If calgary streets are adequately lighted, then I guess head lights are not really required as well....we can just run our daytimes when it's dark!
    It's not just about being able to see where you're going, it's important to be visible to others.


    Originally posted by AllGoNoShow
    Fog = Foglights
    No Fog = No need for foglights
    Amen. What's with the idiots driving with their fog lights on when it's not foggy? (DRL fogs don't count of course.)


    Originally posted by ApexDrift
    so i can get away with it?
    Only if you don't drive at night.

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