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Old 03-15-2012, 03:23 PM   #120
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:22 PM   #121
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I see my next project coming.....
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:21 PM   #122
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Amazing!! Going to match my sgm will be a choir. Haha. ^.^ i cant wait to tackle this project! Great dyi thnks!
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:14 AM   #123
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That looks like another one on my long long list of To-do's....
That wouldn't violate any auto-lighting laws ya think?
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:40 AM   #124
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it wouldnt break any laws, you arent covering up the light, and actually making it brighter and more noticeable, mercedes, porsches, etc already have the same led markers
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:41 AM   #125
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That looks like another one on my long long list of To-do's....
That wouldn't violate any auto-lighting laws ya think?
I don't think anyone has even gotten pulled over for LED sidemarkers. Ours retain the reflector so its legal. AAC on the other hand I am not sure because the reflector part of the lens goes away.
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:23 PM   #126
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just crunched the numbers; i assumed it would be much cheaper than the plug and play versions available, but not really.

142.58 shipped for the leds
15.96 shipped for the 194 sockets
60.00 shipped for used sidemarkers (want to be able to return to factory, would be able to do that if i bought plug and play ones as well.)
plus paint and primer. have to assume 25.00???

so 243.54 total plus the satisfaction of doing it myself versus 280.00 shipped for a vendors product. so, all in all not saving anything really. but you may see benefits to this DIY as mentioned earlier; the thinner slit, retaining reflector, personal satisfaction, etc.

hmmmmm, not sure where i stand on this, leaning toward DIY, since i do enjoy working on my own car as much as possible.
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:38 PM   #127
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I priced out mine for the leds shipped and it was 122 bucks and change. I wouldnt care about going back to stock. And make it more personal when i did it vs the price cant be beat.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:26 PM   #128
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I priced out mine for the leds shipped and it was 122 bucks and change. I wouldnt care about going back to stock. And make it more personal when i did it vs the price cant be beat.
A long time ago.. When AAC saw my a copy of this DIY thread posted in the Cosmetics section. I was attacked by them. They said theirs is less $$$ and better made. BS!!!!!!!!!

Doing it yourself is 1000 times better quality then AAC's units. And way less $$$.

They know this and they don't want to lose business so they shot my work down.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:11 PM   #129
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Mach, this thread is a definite how-to guide when going with led sidemarkers. I followed all instructions and have no regrets. Thx.
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Mach, this thread is a definite how-to guide when going with led sidemarkers. I followed all instructions and have no regrets. Thx.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:28 PM   #131
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They know this and they don't want to lose business so they shot my work down.
Correction: They "tried" to shoot your work down. I like the look you have and if history is any indication you mods will last 10X longer than the other company's products.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:02 PM   #132
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Mach, this thread is a definite how-to guide when going with led sidemarkers. I followed all instructions and have no regrets. Thx.
Did you make a set Ish? I made a set and installed them in ELA205's car. Unfortunately he was in a car accident and the front ones were busted. I'll have to make another pair for him.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:53 PM   #133
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what up J,

Jus saw your post. Yea, I made a set a few months ago after reading this thread. I wanted to get my hands dirty and take a stab at it. They came out pretty bangin tho. Where I kinda effed up was by not heating them up long enough and bending the plastic a lil' too much when taking off the lens. No big deal though, looks clean. =)

How you been? I'm throwing the BMR Lowering Springs on right now.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:53 PM   #134
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And I just powdercoated the rims black.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:08 PM   #135
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just an FYI, i used an Exacto miter saw blade to cut mine open, took awhile, but i went slow and didn't start prying until i could tell it was getting loose.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:17 PM   #136
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AAC SUCKS!!! DO IT YOURSELF
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