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For only $99 wow... someone needs to get them and do a good review. Wonder if they're actually made by RC... I suspect not for that cheap but who knows...
 

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I want to get them. Just wondering if they can be spliced in to the factory fog light wiring and switch or if we have to run their harness and switch


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^ for $99 and a 3 year warranty - I'd try them out. I paid about the same for my LED bulbs in my OE fogs right now.
Yah I think I will.

I want to get them. Just wondering if they can be spliced in to the factory fog light wiring and switch or if we have to run their harness and switch
I'm sure it's possible. That's what I'd want to do as well.
 

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Interesting... it's like their version of the Rigids. NBut the $99 price has me wondering about actual brightness.

I want to get them. Just wondering if they can be spliced in to the factory fog light wiring and switch or if we have to run their harness and switch


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You can run their harness and relay, but use your factory fog light wiring to activate the relay. That way you use your OEM stalk control to turn them on; that's how I installed my Rigids.

EDIT: just saw the description... "30 degree spot beam" - which means no flat cutoff on the upper edge of the light. This might limit how much light and how far you can actually aim them in front of the truck without blinding the oncoming traffic.
 

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Interesting... it's like their version of the Rigids. NBut the $99 price has me wondering about actual brightness.



You can run their harness and relay, but use your factory fog light wiring to activate the relay. That way you use your OEM stalk control to turn them on; that's how I installed my Rigids.

EDIT: just saw the description... "30 degree spot beam" - which means no flat cutoff on the upper edge of the light. This might limit how much light and how far you can actually aim them in front of the truck without blinding the oncoming traffic.
I was waiting for your input. The rigids have a cutoff? I'm torn between these and the morimoto's.

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Well I was all excited to purchase these until raine pointed out its a spot beam pattern.
I find it ridiculous that Rough Country advertises these as a Fog Light when they actually a Spot bream pattern. Maybe it was a typo / miss-print on the website. ? ?

I already have Spot beam pattern LED lights mounted to my bumper....there is no way I could use them in town. But my spot beams work awesome out in rural areas.

I guess the Rough Country Spot beams mounted in the factory fog light location would be a good alternative for someone not looking to mount giant light bars or spot lights all over the place.

As far as the Rough Country Drop bracket lift kit in the pic, I wonder if it is just the Titan Drop bracket Kit on a Frontier or if they are really releasing a Drop Bracket kit for a Frontier. I know there a some guys on TheNewX and ClubFrontier running Titan drop bracket kits on Frontiers and Xterra's but I think they only use part of the kit as the Titan Spindles are different ? I could be wrong....I am just thinking out loud.
 

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Sounds like yet another "if it sounds too good to be true..." deals once again.

And As far at the Drop bracket kit, it sounds like they are planning to release a Frontier kit. But, as usual, details are not there and going on the normal quality of R.C. stuff, I'm not getting my hopes up.
 

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I just noticed this on the website page for the Rough Country lights

Cut and pasted from the website page:
Notes - IMPORTANT

Requires minor drilling
Mounts to standard factory bumper ONLY
**For off-road use ONLY**

Me again:
So the Rough Country lights are not DOT approved like the DOT approved Rigid Industries fog lights

And obviously you cannot use a spot light in foggy conditions as soon as you turn it on it would make harder to see, LOL

But like I said for some one looking for a long distance spot light for rural back roads or night trail runs, this would be a good alternative.
 

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I was waiting for your input. The rigids have a cutoff? I'm torn between these and the morimoto's.
The SAE Rigid kit (what I have) are designed for on-highway use, and have flat upper cutoffs. If the Rigids are too pricey, you can't go wrong with the Morimotos; I had Morimotos on before the Rigids, and the Morimotos are still a definite upgrade from OEM.

Well I was all excited to purchase these until raine pointed out its a spot beam pattern.
I find it ridiculous that Rough Country advertises these as a Fog Light when they actually a Spot bream pattern. Maybe it was a typo / miss-print on the website. ? ?

I already have Spot beam pattern LED lights mounted to my bumper....there is no way I could use them in town. But my spot beams work awesome out in rural areas.

I guess the Rough Country Spot beams mounted in the factory fog light location would be a good alternative for someone not looking to mount giant light bars or spot lights all over the place.
No, they are spot. First of all,look at the lenses, they're clear... there's nothing to aim the light from the LEDs. Second, I took a look at their promo video on the website, and they show the truck with the lights on and it's a definite spot/cone output, the upper part of the light angles up, see the video below (and what I'm describing at 0:44):

https://youtu.be/VRWHl2oxI6A

Not bueno for any road with on-coming traffic. Sure, you might be able to aim them down to get the upper light flat, but by the time that happens most of your bright light will be aimed straight to the ground. However, like you mentioned, these would be great for rural areas or places that don't have street lights for those who don't want "extra" lights bolted in non-factory positions.
 

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Anyone try these on the chrome bumper version. I asked rough country and they said they have not tested it yet. I have a nismo with the factory fog lights and was thinking about getting these.

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Anyone try these on the chrome bumper version. I asked rough country and they said they have not tested it yet. I have a nismo with the factory fog lights and was thinking about getting these.

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Judging from the instructions, they probably will work... considering YOU HAVE TO DRILL INTO YOUR BUMPER CROSSMEMBER.

Meanwhile other fog light options are direct bolt-on.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/roughcountry/install/921710210.pdf
 

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One of my fog lights ( if that is what they are) was damaged recently on my 2017 Desert Runner, instead of getting a stock replacement I'm thinking of ordering the Rough Country LED lights, from reading above I have a question.

I've read the stock lights are fog lights but how are they a fog light with a clear lens? most fog lights use a fluted lens to disperse the light beam a certain way, usually would be low and wide.

I know the RC lights may not be as good as the Rigid's or Morimoto's but those are not in my budget.

So are the stock lights actually a fog light?

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One of my fog lights ( if that is what they are) was damaged recently on my 2017 Desert Runner, instead of getting a stock replacement I'm thinking of ordering the Rough Country LED lights, from reading above I have a question.

I've read the stock lights are fog lights but how are they a fog light with a clear lens? most fog lights use a fluted lens to disperse the light beam a certain way, usually would be low and wide.

I know the RC lights may not be as good as the Rigid's or Morimoto's but those are not in my budget.

So are the stock lights actually a fog light?

Thanks
Nissan officially calls them "fog lights" along with their description:
  • White lens adds wide-angle view, increasing visibility
    [*]Lens design creates low, wide projection for foggy conditions
So it is what it is.

The RC's are not fog lights, they're spots so they have a full circle output which isn't street legal.

Funny, you already stated yourself that RC's "may not be as good as the Rigid's or Morimoto's"... so why not just save the extra $75 and get Morimoto's later? Are you in a rush to have fog lights, albeit the least-desired of the three simply because you can't wait a few to save more money for the better choices?
 

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White lens adds wide-angle view, increasing visibility
[*]Lens design creates low, wide projection for foggy conditions "

Where is there a white lens? Mine are clear.

I really don't care if they are fog lights or not, figure since one is broken might as well upgrade, not concerned with fog down here but would like to have some more light.

I ordered the lights already, will give them a try, not looking to spend $175 for a pair of lights. I also read a review of the RC lights where someone said they have a sharp upper cutoff, will have to wait and see.

Thanks for the reply
 

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Interesting... it's like their version of the Rigids. NBut the $99 price has me wondering about actual brightness.



You can run their harness and relay, but use your factory fog light wiring to activate the relay. That way you use your OEM stalk control to turn them on; that's how I installed my Rigids.

EDIT: just saw the description... "30 degree spot beam" - which means no flat cutoff on the upper edge of the light. This might limit how much light and how far you can actually aim them in front of the truck without blinding the oncoming traffic.
How would I go about doing this? Cut and
Interesting... it's like their version of the Rigids. NBut the $99 price has me wondering about actual brightness.



You can run their harness and relay, but use your factory fog light wiring to activate the relay. That way you use your OEM stalk control to turn them on; that's how I installed my Rigids.

EDIT: just saw the description... "30 degree spot beam" - which means no flat cutoff on the upper edge of the light. This might limit how much light and how far you can actually aim them in front of the truck without blinding the oncoming traffic.
So I would Cut and Splice?
 
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