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Old 02-21-2012, 11:20 AM   #76
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Z-Flex Led's from; Radiantz LED Lighting

Alright, I received the lights yesterday!!!...
Here's what I've done so far...
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:43 AM   #77
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Do you already have LED sidemarkers from Oracle and you're doing this to your factory markers that you removed? I'm just trying to understand why they're in an Oracle box.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:22 PM   #78
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Do you already have LED sidemarkers from Oracle and you're doing this to your factory markers that you removed? I'm just trying to understand why they're in an Oracle box.
I bought an extra set of OEM side markers from another member and he shipped them in that box...
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:47 PM   #79
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I bought an extra set of OEM side markers from another member and he shipped them in that box...
Makes sense now. I have my OEM markers in that box too.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:02 AM   #80
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Jlugo.. NICE WORK!!
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Any suggestions on how to split the sidemarker apart? I did the baking thing. Ended up warping one of them.
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Maybe a dremel? Or maybe theres a specific temperature. Mach would know.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:41 PM   #83
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I did 200 degrees for 10 minutes and then a second time when it got tough again.
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Any suggestions on how to split the sidemarker apart? I did the baking thing. Ended up warping one of them.
I put mine in at 140 for like 10 mins. Anything more you will warp them. Sucks to hear.

The easiest way to split them is warm them up then take a fresh utility knife and start scoring the part where the lens meets the gray plastic over and over again. Until they break apart.
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Wow nice work!
So what's the total cost? Read the whole thread so not sure if I missed it
I would lOve to do orange up grit and red in the back with IOM and tinted strip
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:54 PM   #86
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Any suggestions on how to split the sidemarker apart? I did the baking thing. Ended up warping one of them.
That sucks. No offense, but I'm glad someone else besides me had a less than ideal outcome to a DIY. This was on my list to do, but I'm thinking this is one thing I just need to drop the $$ on instead of rigging it up myself.
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That sucks. No offense, but I'm glad someone else besides me had a less than ideal outcome to a DIY. This was on my list to do, but I'm thinking this is one thing I just need to drop the $$ on instead of rigging it up myself.
I wouldn't rate this DIY in the easy category. I did it myself because I could. If you believe this is outside your comfort zone then buy the AAC ones. That's the beauty of DIY's some are more challenging but more rewarding too.
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I wouldn't rate this DIY in the easy category. I did it myself because I could. If you believe this is outside your comfort zone then buy the AAC ones. That's the beauty of DIY's some are more challenging but more rewarding too.
I think I could do it, it's just the separating the lens from the body that would be the most pain for someone with my low level of patience.
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I think I could do it, it's just the separating the lens from the body that would be the most pain for someone with my low level of patience.
Bill its really not that hard. You can do it. Just get a nice fresh utility knife and score the line over and over until it snaps open.
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Wow nice work!
So what's the total cost? Read the whole thread so not sure if I missed it
I would lOve to do orange up grit and red in the back with IOM and tinted strip
The red led's are 32.99 each

The amber led's are 33.80 each

for a total of 133.58 + 9.00 shipping
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Wow thats a little more expensive then I though but still cheaper then AAC. Interesting. I've done the afterburners myself so sure I can do this myself as well. Seems possible for me. Only thing I want is how the AAC ones is clear over the leds. I wonder how they did that since the lens is textured
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Wow thats a little more expensive then I though but still cheaper then AAC. Interesting. I've done the afterburners myself so sure I can do this myself as well. Seems possible for me. Only thing I want is how the AAC ones is clear over the leds. I wonder how they did that since the lens is textured
Yes its a little much but it's much cheaper then AAC plus you can do it yourself (Do it right). Also Radiantz offers a lifetime warranty.

The texture makes no difference plus you retain your reflector. It's still bright as hell. Lights up cars around me at night. I like mine more then AAC because I made the slit where the light shines through 1/8 of an inch. Much thinner then AAC. And for me I think that looks way better.
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Wow thats a little more expensive then I though but still cheaper then AAC. Interesting. I've done the afterburners myself so sure I can do this myself as well. Seems possible for me. Only thing I want is how the AAC ones is clear over the leds. I wonder how they did that since the lens is textured
I believe they make their own lenses (clear) and housings from a mold taken from the factory ones. So it's easier for them because they don't need to separate the lenses, just put it all together. I could be wrong. You could buy a set of sidemarkers with clear lenses on eBay, but then you'd be paying about the same buying them from AAC after everything.
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Yes its a little much but it's much cheaper then AAC plus you can do it yourself (Do it right). Also Radiantz offers a lifetime warranty.

The texture makes no difference plus you retain your reflector. It's still bright as hell. Lights up cars around me at night. I like mine more then AAC because I made the slit where the light shines through 1/8 of an inch. Much thinner then AAC. And for me I think that looks way better.
This is why doing it on my own is a must! Because I know if I screw up, ill make sure it looks perfect. And I love the thinner slit! Definitly going to do this sometime this year

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I believe they make their own lenses (clear) and housings from a mold taken from the factory ones. So it's easier for them because they don't need to separate the lenses, just put it all together. I could be wrong. You could buy a set of sidemarkers with clear lenses on eBay, but then you'd be paying about the same buying them from AAC after everything.
Oh that makes sense, yeah not worth the hasstle and money to make it clear, ill just do it the way Mach did. It looks great!
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Yes its a little much but it's much cheaper then AAC plus you can do it yourself (Do it right). Also Radiantz offers a lifetime warranty.

The texture makes no difference plus you retain your reflector. It's still bright as hell. Lights up cars around me at night. I like mine more then AAC because I made the slit where the light shines through 1/8 of an inch. Much thinner then AAC. And for me I think that looks way better.
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I believe they make their own lenses (clear) and housings from a mold taken from the factory ones. So it's easier for them because they don't need to separate the lenses, just put it all together. I could be wrong. You could buy a set of sidemarkers with clear lenses on eBay, but then you'd be paying about the same buying them from AAC after everything.
"CAMARO CLEAR SIDE MARKER" $69.99

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I guess if you got those you'd still be saving money.
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wiring wise, what did you do? Just put the wires on the contact points where the bulb would sit?
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wiring wise, what did you do? Just put the wires on the contact points where the bulb would sit?
Yeah, that's what I did...
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