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Old 01-16-2010, 09:03 PM   #120
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From looking at the photos I believe the afterburner lights consist of 2 seperate enclosed chambers. The first chamber is the bottom/side area which is the tail lights. You will note the longer and more slanted plastic compare to our current lights. This provides for a more elongated effect. The 2nd chamber is the brake light area. In order to get the lights to look like the after burner effect you have to block each chamber’s lighting from shining into the other chamber. So when you step on the brake, the light only shines in the brake light chamber and visa versa. It appears that the plastic (tail light) needs to be modified somewhat to get the glowing effect and the brake light chamber needs to have the darker plastic to emulate the after burn effect.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:17 PM   #121
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The idea I had in mind would need to be manufactured as a new part...probably via injection-molding.

I don't think the stock lights could be retro-fitted.
There i agree !00% but that is a lot of $ as all 4 are not the same size and shape.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:07 PM   #122
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This isn't the same effect, but it does look cool!

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Old 01-16-2010, 11:09 PM   #123
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There i agree !00% but that is a lot of $ as all 4 are not the same size and shape.
Yeah, that's true too...I hadn't given the housing a heck of a lot of thought, to tell you the truth. Only the light-portion.....


What if the light portion was universal...attached via a rubber bushing or something into the stock housings. Once size fits all?
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:32 PM   #124
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Has anyone considered using paint to mimic the fade effect? We could allow even light on the outside of the reflective piece, but we could use paint to fade it to black from the inside out. Closer to the light source, the surface would be more reflective than toward the outer lens. This could accommodate the lack of distance from the front to the rear of the light that the concept had and the production model lacks.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:36 AM   #125
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The big problem is that the existing housing has a step in it that makes a nice, front-to-back fade impossible. I'm sure that we'll all keep plugging at it, but the best fix is a new housing.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:54 AM   #126
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That is what i tried to do, Get the housing hot, It got too hot and did not work, But i have one more idea and it calls for silver tape and bondo I will fill the step in the housing and then use silver tape to make it work.
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:23 PM   #127
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:41 AM   #128
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I'm on to something good. More as it develops!
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:49 PM   #129
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Here's a bad-phone-pic teaser shot of the prototype.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:49 PM   #130
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Wow! That was almost exactly 12 hours! LOL
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:30 PM   #131
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im reading this and it's like my daily crack... I gotta have it, im going to the car show this week in houston and I will see what I can find out from the custom guys that tour the show. i will post back with more info, when i get info worth posting...

TonyNo... that looks BA, keep it up and you may just solve our Tail light Cancer
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:42 PM   #132
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TonyNo, that's just a teaser?

I can't wait for the finished product.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:26 AM   #133
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Here's a bad-phone-pic teaser shot of the prototype.
winner. That's the closest looking tail like to the concept I've seen.
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Here's a bad-phone-pic teaser shot of the prototype.
Yes! That looks kick ass! Keep goin!
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Is it possible to extend the glow effect onto the parts highlighted by the arrows on this pic?

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Old 01-25-2010, 07:25 AM   #136
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Is it possible to extend the glow effect onto the parts highlighted by the arrows on this pic?
I believe that is only possible with a new housing. Even with a new one, it will be tough with the angles involved.

To the others, thanks for the encouraging words!
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