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    there no offence taken .......but the thread that was deleted well it exploded a bit with nastyness that i dont want to get into again..... my english isnt good but im no scally, so if i seemed a bit quick tempered james sorry but i had all this last week and i just dont need telling everytime i come on the site...... so peace fellas

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    Evo - May 2002 "...For keen drivers, the revised S3 is currently the best car Audi makes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
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    Lights.

    If you have faulty lights, get them fixed.

    Do not drive with you fog lights on, even in the fog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10blazin View Post
    there no offence taken .......but the thread that was deleted well it exploded a bit with nastyness that i dont want to get into again..... my english isnt good but im no scally, so if i seemed a bit quick tempered james sorry but i had all this last week and i just dont need telling everytime i come on the site...... so peace fellas
    Ok I wasn't partial to that thread so it must just be my bad timing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3fan View Post
    If you have faulty lights, get them fixed.

    Do not drive with you fog lights on, even in the fog.
    "Your" foglights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    "Your" foglights.

    I laughed my head off at that one James.

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    hahaha so did i ....

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    I'm going to retreat back to the A4 forum before I make my mistake!! LOL!
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    Well my take on fog lights is in rainy conditions the extra light on the road is dazzling. I cannot see how anyone can use them in the dark to actually see with as a properly adjusted fog light is set very low. I can see the use ( to a point) driving on side lights with fogs on so people can see you in city conditions because in street lit areas any light is rendered nearly useless so maybe using a correctly adjusted fog light is better than sitting in traffic with your HIDs burnng a hole in the bootlid of th car in front.

    Whilst driving my car in the last 20 years i have probably used my rear fogs about 10 times and the front 6 for actual fog, i have used them more to remind some of the newer drivers they have their fog lights on, as that occurs on an almost dialy basis.

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    I could not help but notice the black motors on the Apprentice (The one they use to cart those numpties about in) have their fog lights on too.....

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    Well, interesting one this...

    I'm going to sit myself somewhere in the middle and say you should use whichever lights you can justify with considerate thinking.

    In all my time driving, I've probably used my rear foglight(s) fewer times than I could count on the fingers of one hand - well, in fog anyway, the count would increase if we included instances of flashing it/them to indicate to someone I've just passed that theirs is/are on for no good reason.

    On the cars I've had with front fogs, I've used them now and then, but I think it'd be fair to say there's generally a reasonable motive...

    1) If there is pretty thick fog (I'm talking visibility down to 50 yards or less) - they do help. Sometimes I'll use the fronts and not bother with the rear - On most, if not all of the cars I've owned, the tail-lights have been perfectly bright enough for anyone to see me a good distance away even in bad fog; so the rear fog light just becomes an item of no use other than dazzling and distracting the drivers behind me.

    2) If I'm driving down an extremely narrow, windy, deserted road in the middle of nowhere in the pitch dark - sometimes you need as many lumens up front as you can get - it's perfectly justifiable to have main beam on in these circumstances, and being confident I can kill the fogs as quickly as I can kill the main beams leads me to think I'm not being too much of an arse employing the additional light.

    3) I have, on occassion, done sidelights and front fogs. Again though, I try to consider when and why... I ALWAYS drive with my sidelights on - first of all, I'm never going to dazzle anyone with those, and they can only improve my visibility to other road users. Again, in certain road conditions (perhaps out in the sticks again, on a quick road with failing light) I feel that it's prudent to have as much lighting indicating my presence as possible, but stopping short of using dipped-beam - The company car is a MY09 Modeo Estate and it has beeeeeeerilliant headlights - I'm the last person on earth to go Audi-bashing, but the headlights on it absolutely rip the piss out of the units we're used to. One side effect of that is that it only takes a little bump in the road and you can dazzle people needlessly if you're using them before it's properly dark - and this isn't just limited to the Mondeo bus, I've been 'dazzled in daylight' by folks using the dipped beam before it was strictly necessary plenty of times.

    ...Considering situations like that, I don't think it's always a sin to use sides and front fogs.

    ...I will quickly add that as soon as I'm on a slower, wider, well-lit road (in a built-up area for example), I'll revert to sides only.

    ...Oh, and the only other time I use the front fogs is when I flash them alternately with the main beam - this is useful for scaring the s**t out of colleagues you are following without their knowledge - the same can be said for chumps who cut you up etc. The split second of them thinking they've carved-up plod and are going to be surprise buttsecksed for it is priceless

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    Well folks it's reached that time of year once again that the twats and their fog lights are back out in force

    Funny how my original thread turned into a grammar and punctuation lesson

    Any way as a reminder - fog lights should only be used when visibility becomes so poor that normal dipped headlights begin to reflect back off any rain, snow and funnily enough fog. Usually at around 50 metres. Used incorrectly particularly when wet fog lights reflect off the road surface and can dazzle oncoming traffic. They are not directional beams and not driving lights.
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    oh yes they are back out in force, is it just me or are they utter us anyhow. I never used the front fogs on any car ive had but Audi insist on the fronts coming on first ffs they do jack all for seeing
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRD View Post
    Used incorrectly particularly when wet fog lights reflect off the road surface and can dazzle oncoming traffic.
    So true. But who oh why can't they see that for themselves!
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    it's the fact they are called FOG lights that doesnt seem to get through..

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    I allways flash my fogs at others with them on inappropriately. Ive only ever seen one turn theirs off when I did it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MintyS3 View Post
    I allways flash my fogs at others with them on inappropriately. Ive only ever seen one turn theirs off when I did it though.
    Finally managed to get someone to switch their fronts fogs off by flashing my rears at them fog lights that is!

    I also pointed out to someone in Glasgow airport car park that his front fogs were on. He actually walked to the front of his car for a look (Honda Civic) and said "oh right thanks" and switched them off
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    Its been heavy rain for a good few days now with the result that the roads are awash with standing water. Numerous d1ckheads seem to think that having their front fogs on in these conditions helps - well it doesnt! All it does is reflect off the wet road and dazzle oncoming drivers.

    Are they plain selfish? Or actually retarded.

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    I've noticed that more and more people are driving with them on now the winter is here, although no fog insight!

    Had 3 or 4 people this morning that were following me on the way to work with them on!

    I think you can get a fine for using them in inappropriately. Is this right ?
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    Lots of bee-ems with their 'driving lights' on yesterday, side lights on and main lights off gangsta style.


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    I dont understand the whole sidelight and fog thing???

    Why cant you just be normal and have your normal headlights on??!!!

    I see a Bee Em Convertible every morning, come rain or shine, sidelights and fogs on!!!

    Worst thing is that the fogs aint even lined up correctly, so its SUPER DAZZLY!!!

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    I have a confession, i did it today..... I did the fog/sidelight thing. TBH i don't even know why, i used to to it occasionaly for the fogs to be like DRL as i had HIDs, this car barely has headlights let alone HIDs

    Sorry guys, i let you down...

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    Some of the young lads in my area drive with their xenons on and fog lights on a bright summers day. I really don't know how that looks cool LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by nilz18t View Post
    I dont understand the whole sidelight and fog thing???

    Why cant you just be normal and have your normal headlights on??!!!

    I see a Bee Em Convertible every morning, come rain or shine, sidelights and fogs on!!!

    Worst thing is that the fogs aint even lined up correctly, so its SUPER DAZZLY!!!

    I'm not sure neither, but for me, it goes back to the 80's when foglights was an optional extra on E30 BMW's, and the fogs would only work with the sidelights(or main lights) on, and it was what I call the 'gangsta look' for dealers back then.


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    My brother-in-law is MDP (Ministry of Defense Police) and he was telling me recently that while he was in his marked car he had this chap pull up behind him at a junction with his fog lights almost blinding him when he looked in his rear view mirror. So he gets out of his car, goes round to the drivers window and asks him why his fogs were on with no fog about, drivers responds with .... didn't realise they were on ... so my brother-in-law leans slightly into the car points at the dash and says so you failed to notice that illuminated fog light symbol then - all he got was a sorry didn't see it !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scbduke View Post
    My brother-in-law is MDP (Ministry of Defense Police) and he was telling me recently that while he was in his marked car he had this chap pull up behind him at a junction with his fog lights almost blinding him when he looked in his rear view mirror. So he gets out of his car, goes round to the drivers window and asks him why his fogs were on with no fog about, drivers responds with .... didn't realise they were on ... so my brother-in-law leans slightly into the car points at the dash and says so you failed to notice that illuminated fog light symbol then - all he got was a sorry didn't see it !!
    That rings some bells.
    Traffic Cop did this to me when I was a foolish youngster.

    Looking back he was right, and I was cock for having them on.
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