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Old 02-07-2011, 09:24 AM   #1
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Is there a difference between AAC and Showstopper sidemarkers?

Is there a difference between aac's and showstoppers concept sidemarkers? I've been reading about both but were wondering if they were the same.

Also, would you say one is better than the other, or do any of you prefer the stock sidemarkers?
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:31 AM   #2
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I have the AAC LED sidemarkers and the dual intensity-circuit to make them blink with the turn signals and I love them. The LED side marker/turn signals makes the car more visible to drivers along side of you when you want to change lanes.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:31 AM   #3
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I like the showstoppers better. The Showstoppers look like they fit in the natural lines of the car better without a nasty edge. Also they Showstoppers have the LED at the very top while the AAC's have then in the top 1/3 of the marker.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:50 AM   #4
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I have a set of AAC side markers and have noticed that the fronts are reddish-orange. The Showstopper LED's that I've seen are more yellowish-orange. That is the only substantive difference that I've seen -- either are a GREAT upgrade over the stock side markers in terms of visibility.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:54 AM   #5
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Look at the pricing as well...
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:55 PM   #6
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Until the price drops considerabley from both companies , I wont even think about this upgrade.$300+ dollars for some side markers is CRAZY.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:28 PM   #7
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I'm not much for the LED sidemarkers or the mirrors.

The side markers seem to look unfinished.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:57 PM   #8
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Until the price drops considerabley from both companies , I wont even think about this upgrade.$300+ dollars for some side markers is CRAZY.


Plus no matter what, they don't look like the concept.
Close but no cigar. But they don't look bad either.
Definitely not worth 300 bones though in my book.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:04 AM   #9
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For 180 is it worth it? I pulled the trigger on AAC as showstoppers was a LOT more. Weather delayed my package and I have to wait till the weekend to install.

Won't have my own opinions until I actually install them :/ Just curious.

-Say you guys got them for free, would you change them out? (Concept-like vs stock)
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For 180 is it worth it? I pulled the trigger on AAC as showstoppers was a LOT more.
For me no. I'd pay 100 bucks top. But I'm cheap I'll admit and super picky. I like the concept side markers, but I want them to be exactly like they are on the concept, which won't happen without body work.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:38 AM   #11
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The stock markers are around $30 each, so...
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:09 AM   #12
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AAC's have then in the top 1/3 of the marker.
That is by design, since we developed these markers within the parameters of the original design with a blank slate otherwise we placed the diodes where they would get optimal performance. When we designed the PCB for these markers we made it full-size in order to optimize heat diffusion.



In testing we found that when powering a sealed unit for 45min @12VDC with the LEDs at the uppermost part of the lens the temperature was 20% higher than when we used a full-size PCB and set the LEDs at their current position. Furthermore, when tested @ 18VDC the unit with the LEDs at the top of the lens would have failure within 6min while the unit with the larger PCB and LEDs positioned lower ran for over an hour at 18VDC.

This allowed us to used a higher MCD 3528 SMD to produce more light. this means that all 4 markers are brighter than our original prototype designs. What we ended up with is a brighter marker that is made to last longer than what our original design set out to do.

In summary, we did not just throw this together and say "hey that looks good lets do that" we did real-world testing and made a good quality part that is made to LAST and Perform at a high level while being completely user-friendly and plug-and-play.





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I have a set of AAC side markers and have noticed that the fronts are reddish-orange. The Showstopper LED's that I've seen are more yellowish-orange. That is the only substantive difference that I've seen -- either are a GREAT upgrade over the stock side markers in terms of visibility.
That is true, all of our AMBER LEDs run at the same frequency which is a darker colored Orange that, in our research, was more aesthetically pleasing and closer to what FMVSS defines as "AMBER".

PLUS they look killer on IOM







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Until the price drops considerabley from both companies , I wont even think about this upgrade.$300+ dollars for some side markers is CRAZY.
Last I checked we sold these for $199... http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106337

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The stock markers are around $30 each, so...
Thanks for making a point Tony, for you guys that say that these should be under $100, the stock markers are $120 a set alone.

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Something else we should point out is that we keep hundreds of these sidemarkers IN STOCK and READY TO SHIP, no waiting, no groupbuys, no games.


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Old 02-08-2011, 09:57 AM   #13
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Plus no matter what, they don't look like the concept.
Close but no cigar. But they don't look bad either.
Definitely not worth 300 bones though in my book.
Depends on what you do with your C5....

For us that are car show junkies , every mod counts and gets noticed..... And of the top 5 things on my Camaro that receive positive comments, is the side markers/AAC light products.........

Highly recommend AAC
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:45 AM   #14
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Last I checked we sold these for $199... http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106337


I just checked on your website,and for it to be painted and tinted (aka finished)they cost $360.And I never said they should be under $100,I just said that $360 was CRAZY.
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