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Old 12-21-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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ANYONE PLANNING ON ADDING EXTERIOR LIGHTING??

OK. stop laughing a second and hear me out!!!!! I live in a small hick town in ohio and one of the rages here is exterior lighting! Ive looked into several things like, of course. under glow neon where the sticks arent visible. Side turn signal street flashing in the direction youre turning --also in the front. A third brake light or flash brake loght that shows on the street----including a reverse white light shinning on the strret when backing up. Of course theres always wheel lighting --door knob etc etc. I was thinking of deploying 1 or 2 of these. I feel unlike the hicks here that it cheapins the look of the car--anyone have any thoughts -or do you just want to shoot me now??
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:47 PM   #2
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:49 PM   #3
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If you're going to apply underglow, make sure that the tubes aren't at all visible and that all of them work at the same time. Some people will be disgusted by underglow, but the trick is appreciating your own ride. Don't worry about them approving of your car. Just do it right.
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:55 PM   #4
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no neons ever that just rice.

i for one will be investing in smoked out side lights to replace the 2 red and 2 amber side lenses. this will give it a cleaner look imo. on a black car or CGM its a must. ill also probly change the stock fog light bulbs with 4300k hids(or w/e temp is stock on the rs model). other than those 2 small lighting mods ill leave everthing stock cause the camaro just isnt the type of car u want to make look ricy
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:08 PM   #5
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I absolutely love undercar neons personally. I don't understand the hate on them. As stated, you shouldn't be able to see the light tube at all. But aside from that, a hot car driving up "floating" on a cushion of light looks fantastic.

I may opt to finally use those purple under-car neons I have in my garage...

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Old 12-21-2008, 11:27 PM   #6
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I absolutely love undercar neons personally. I don't understand the hate on them. As stated, you shouldn't be able to see the light tube at all. But aside from that, a hot car driving up "floating" on a cushion of light looks fantastic.

I may opt to finally use those purple under-car neons I have in my garage...

Don't let others dictate what you do to your car. It's yours, not theirs.
everyone knows it's not floating ,everyone i know rolls their eyes and laughs when they see it.its about as ghetto as old english 800.it wasnt even cool in 1988 .
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:35 PM   #7
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personally id put neon only in my trunk i my footwells, and well only inside the car. AND ONLY GOOOOOLD
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OK. stop laughing a second and hear me out!!!!! I live in a small hick town in ohio and one of the rages here is exterior lighting! Ive looked into several things like, of course. under glow neon where the sticks arent visible. Side turn signal street flashing in the direction youre turning --also in the front. A third brake light or flash brake loght that shows on the street----including a reverse white light shinning on the strret when backing up. Of course theres always wheel lighting --door knob etc etc. I was thinking of deploying 1 or 2 of these. I feel unlike the hicks here that it cheapins the look of the car--anyone have any thoughts -or do you just want to shoot me now??
If you feel like it cheapens the look of the car then don't do any of it.
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:16 AM   #9
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If you feel like it cheapens the look of the car then don't do any of it.


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Old 12-22-2008, 08:06 AM   #10
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ight=underglow
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ight=underglow


Here are two others on our website that are planning on some type of under glow work, and yes they both received some of the stupid responses like this one has and will receive. But I do believe if you combine these three threads then you might actually have a decent thread going that might actually tell you more than: OMG your gonna put lights under your car thats just rice, or under glow = Rice, or ghetto, or I'm gonna tell you not to put lights on your camaro because its your camaro but i have the choice to tell you no because under glow is rice. Yeah, they all got the same answers. I hope someday somebody on this site with experience with under glow will help you out with your decision. I have no experience with under glow, but i would love to help you out if I could. You say it's popular in your town, I guess I would recommend talking to some of them.

And always remember, it's your car, not theirs.

On a side not, I have no opinion on under glow. Some cars it looks good, and some cars it looks stupid. On the other hand I do have an opinion on cheap ass work. No, I don't think under glow will cheapen the look of your car if you do a good job of it. As a few others on this thread and the other threads have said to make sure you cannot see the light tubes under the car!!! Your work will only cheapen the car if you do a half assed job. If you do class A work, you will be recognized, if you FAIL at life, then even I will bust you down for it. Good luck with YOUR camaro.

Apparently some people on this website have not forgotten the fact that GM wants, scratch that, NEEDS TO SELL CARS! If you continually keep telling people that shit is for ricers then they will go out and buy a ricer i.e. honda, toyota, scion, ... OUR F***ING COMPETITION!!! When the camaro Black edition was unveiled half of you said that it looked ricey, and the other half said it looked AWESOME!! Did any of you think that maybe for a second that GM was trying to target that market. There is a SH!T TON of money to be made in that market, AND WE ARE NOT IN IT! GM needs to sell cars and quite frankly, they will take a sale to anybody right now. So chill on the guy!
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:41 AM   #11
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I think you should do what you think looks good, but IMO neon lighting = rice.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:49 AM   #12
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:56 AM   #13
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I think you should do what you think looks good, but IMO neon lighting = rice.
I remember lots of IROCs and Mustang GTs with neon BITD. A few musclecars in the neighborhood also had it , my friends 72 Chevelle. I think its just an old look that ricers have made more popular.

Put a Knight Rider light in the mail slot on the SS.
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:23 AM   #14
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I don't dislike it. The stigma for me stems from it's almost exclusive association with lowriders and ricers. For that reason I won't be adding any type of lighting.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:59 PM   #15
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I think the only additions/changes I'll make would be if someone makes a quality afterburner taillight conversion (I like how the Concepts look a little better) and possilby upgrade the fog lights if I don't think they're up to snuff. I, personally, don't like fog lights and just don't help in the fog to me. I've replaced the fog lights on my '95 and '02 with PIAA driving lights and have always had great results. Since I'm planning on the RS package, I'll be looking at some Super Whites to match the HIDs. I just prefer driving lights over the fog lights because of the functionality that I see.

Other than than, no exterior lighting changes are needed for me. It's your car, and you should do what you think will make ya' happy
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:18 PM   #16
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"afterburner taillight conversion" Did I miss something? Sounds ultra-cool, but I have no idea what you mean....got a link with pics for me, or at least an explanation?
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Old 12-22-2008, 08:07 PM   #17
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everyone knows it's not floating ,everyone i know rolls their eyes and laughs when they see it.
I never said it was actually floating. Hence the use of " " 's. It was a figurative use, not literal. If you don't like it, fine. I absolutely hate stripes. Unless it's a race car, stripes should never be on a vehicle imo. Others love 'em... I don't talk down about those that like them though.

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its about as ghetto as old english 800.it wasnt even cool in 1988 .
I'm willing to admit I have no idea what you're even talking about here.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:42 PM   #18
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NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! dont do it. that is so played out and i dont even know why it was played in! ugly ugly ugly!
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:47 PM   #19
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i'm totally adding an LED strobe bar on the roof along with LED underglow all around the bottom, under the dash, inside the trunk, & under the hood. then i'll install at least two sets of driving lights (one set each in the upper & lower grilles) i want a cop spot on each door. i'm still trying to decide whether or not to put four 6" PIAAs on top of the roof bar
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:24 PM   #20
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:23 AM   #21
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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! DO IT!!!! POST PICS cos I want to do this too real bad!
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:13 PM   #22
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everyone knows it's not floating ,everyone i know rolls their eyes and laughs when they see it.its about as ghetto as old english 800.it wasnt even cool in 1988 .
Im pretty sure if yo saw this on a car in 88' itd blow your mind...

I cringe when i see a old beat up Caddy with Green tubes hanging out

But if done Correctly then these things look great

Look at the cars from 2 fast 2 furious (I know I know bad example)

But that Silver Skyline with the Blue Stripes and Blue Streetglow was sick

along with the Supra, S2000, and RX-7 tey all looked good


You just dont see to many American made Cars that look fantastic with Underglow

But its gotta look classy.... Dont just go down to Adavanced and Buy what they got...

Go to streetglow.com

they have Good Items

And alot of people here think a ricer is any Japanese car....

But i see Ricers as cars that try too hard

like a Civic that people just slapped together

But alot of cars with Aftermarkert accesories look good
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I don't care how much you appreciate your own vehicle if you put neons glows on your camaro we WILL find something to give you a citation for.......

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I'm thinking now maybe instead of ordering the Camaro, I should just get that CTS or BMW 3-series. It's gonna be embarrassing seeing all these Camaros on the road with juvenile add-ons. Not very sophisticated (for a car that on paper is very sophisticated).
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