Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Anthony @ LG Motorsports
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions

Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions External and Internal cosmetics modifications.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
Berryp
 
Berryp's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro Vert RS A6
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 245
AAC afterburner tail lights

For those who have installed them do you like them and how hard are they to install? Oh and could i see pics please i am on the fence about these or the head lights.....
__________________
[
Berryp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 09:19 AM   #2
dorfmac
www.macsautodetail.com
 
dorfmac's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2LT/RS
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 1,779
I love mine - just think they look sweet. I paid to have the install done by someone else. I don't know anything about wiring and don't trust myself to do anything like this. They do come with a DVD which contains an install video.

dorfmac is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 10:12 AM   #3
Berryp
 
Berryp's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro Vert RS A6
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 245
dorfmac those look nice thanks for the pics
__________________
[
Berryp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 11:05 AM   #4
Jonathan@AACstyle.com

 
Jonathan@AACstyle.com's Avatar
 
Drives: www.CamaroLighting.com
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 3,412
__________________
Jonathan Barber

Questions? Call Us! 1(800)407-5776
Become an Advanced Automotive Concepts fan on Facebook! [CLICK HERE]
Check out our YouTube Channel for our latest Camaro Videos! [CLICK HERE]
Jonathan@AACstyle.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 11:06 AM   #5
DuhKoDuh

 
DuhKoDuh's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS (Black) L99
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Pilot Point, Texas
Posts: 2,106
colorshift or these? colorshift for sure!
__________________

Follow me on Instagram @C7Corvettes
DuhKoDuh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 11:07 AM   #6
Jonathan@AACstyle.com

 
Jonathan@AACstyle.com's Avatar
 
Drives: www.CamaroLighting.com
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 3,412




__________________
Jonathan Barber

Questions? Call Us! 1(800)407-5776
Become an Advanced Automotive Concepts fan on Facebook! [CLICK HERE]
Check out our YouTube Channel for our latest Camaro Videos! [CLICK HERE]
Jonathan@AACstyle.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 11:09 AM   #7
DuhKoDuh

 
DuhKoDuh's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS (Black) L99
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Pilot Point, Texas
Posts: 2,106
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonathan@AACstyle.com View Post




you guys have to best pictures of that STS v6! should put it and the 69 on billboards in Louisiana, advertise a little more! great company!
__________________

Follow me on Instagram @C7Corvettes
DuhKoDuh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 11:20 AM   #8
MongoZmash
 
Drives: 2010 IOM Camaro
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South Florida
Posts: 40
Are they just the halo rings or does more light up?
MongoZmash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 11:31 AM   #9
AACstyle

 
AACstyle's Avatar
 
Drives: www.CamaroLighting.com
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 6,693
Quote:
Originally Posted by MongoZmash View Post
Are they just the halo rings or does more light up?
Its the rings, the brakes still light up like normal

AACstyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 04:37 PM   #10
Shuffler
God Bless Dawson
 
Shuffler's Avatar
 
Drives: Synergy for my Daughter
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,091


__________________
Shuffler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 12:47 AM   #11
Ivan @ Southwest Speed

 
Ivan @ Southwest Speed's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 2SS/RS, '96 Z28
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 11,781
Moar!!

Available here as well.......

http://southwestspeed.net/product_de...ion.php?id=118

Ivan
Attached Images
    

Last edited by Ivan @ Southwest Speed; 01-11-2012 at 12:48 AM. Reason: Spelling for winners....
Ivan @ Southwest Speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 04:20 AM   #12
TJ91
:chevy:
 
TJ91's Avatar
 
Drives: 2LT/RS
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 12,511
I have them and LOVE THEM!
Installed them myself. My DVD came with everything but the Burner install After alot of pms with Stieger and AAC, i got it done.

My thoughts about the Install. HONEST Review

Alright so my GF bought me tail light blackouts a few years ago, so doing the core exchange was not an option for me. Also, the install price was an extra $200 and as a student, I couldnt afford that.
So I decided to install them myself. How hard can they be right? LOL
Ok so first off, removing the nuts on the tail lights- The corner tail lights have a nut you have to remove in one of the most impossible places, seriously its ridiculous. Thank god mine were finger tight because I didnt have any tool which would fit in there.
Ok so you get all the bolts out, now you have to take the bezels out.
I watched a thousand videos on removing them, still didnt stop me from fudging up the first one lol I said no biggie, im going to paint them flat black anyways. Keep in mind, I take extra precautions to protect the tail lights and bezel but it still seemed to make blemishes on the bezel. Oh well- I suggest getting Nylon pry tools as other members suggested and swear by it. Some people also take em out with no problems.
I was doing this in an unheated garage when the temps outside were -15 degrees

Alright so at this point you have all four taillights out.
The cutting part is quite terrifying at first. Come on, how many owners do you see cutting their own tail lights?! Anyways, some how I grew the nads to continue cutting the lens off and got better with each tail light. I was going to sand down the rough edges but then realized that keeping them helped with alligning the lens and housing back into perfect position so I didnt sand it off (kinda like a puzzle).
Installing the rings is a breeze, Im a perfectionist by nature which is another reason I did these myself, Im EXTREMELY picky lol
After I got all four rings in, it was time to seal. Problem was I bought clear silicon that apparently came white and dried clear in 14 days!! Oops (Moral of the story, make sure you get the right silicon and a quality one at that)
SO after buying the right silicon, I sealed the lens. I first cleaned the lens and housing thoroughly and then sealed them up.
After I sealed all four lights. I came back and sealed them again. Then sealed them again, and one more time for added insurance. Overkill? Definitly- but it was peace of mind for me. Oh and I should add, my seal job looked brutal after all those layers but oh well, bezel covers it up anyways.
So after all that, came the wiring part. This part is a breeze -seriously - a breeze. I installed all four lights, wired them up and modified the tail light bulbs as well.
Car looked great. Then I went down and painted all my bezels flat black, boy did that make a difference.

So now my car sits in the garage, and everytime I take the winter car out, I open the garage, press unlock on my Camaro key fob (yes I carry it around with me lol) and watch those burners come on and just say "WOW"

Ill post a crappy pic for now but I just recently took some better pics which i still need to add to the PC.

So thats my honest review on the install, would I do it again? Definitly
Was it easy? Hell no but working on your own car is priceless.
Can I break something? The Lens if your not carefull but majority of the mistakes youll make, like me which was cutting the lens, is covered by the silicon seal anyways.
Do you like the AAC Burners? Is it worth it? NO.....I LOVE THEM and wish I had them sooner!



One more fun fact- GF bought me the burners for Christmas....shes a keeper
Name:  Paige afterburners 1 edit.jpg
Views: 1829
Size:  74.7 KB
__________________
CAMARO
Consult your doctor before taking Camaro
Side effects include Sudden increase in Heart Rate, Insomnia and occasional hallucinations
If you experience Permagrin exceeding 4 hours after taking Camaro, seek immediate Camaro5 Help
CAMARO Bringing excitment back into the Garage
TJ91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 09:37 AM   #13
Jonathan@AACstyle.com

 
Jonathan@AACstyle.com's Avatar
 
Drives: www.CamaroLighting.com
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 3,412
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJ91 View Post
I have them and LOVE THEM!
Installed them myself. My DVD came with everything but the Burner install After alot of pms with Stieger and AAC, i got it done.

My thoughts about the Install. HONEST Review

Alright so my GF bought me tail light blackouts a few years ago, so doing the core exchange was not an option for me. Also, the install price was an extra $200 and as a student, I couldnt afford that.
So I decided to install them myself. How hard can they be right? LOL
Ok so first off, removing the nuts on the tail lights- The corner tail lights have a nut you have to remove in one of the most impossible places, seriously its ridiculous. Thank god mine were finger tight because I didnt have any tool which would fit in there.
Ok so you get all the bolts out, now you have to take the bezels out.
I watched a thousand videos on removing them, still didnt stop me from fudging up the first one lol I said no biggie, im going to paint them flat black anyways. Keep in mind, I take extra precautions to protect the tail lights and bezel but it still seemed to make blemishes on the bezel. Oh well- I suggest getting Nylon pry tools as other members suggested and swear by it. Some people also take em out with no problems.
I was doing this in an unheated garage when the temps outside were -15 degrees

Alright so at this point you have all four taillights out.
The cutting part is quite terrifying at first. Come on, how many owners do you see cutting their own tail lights?! Anyways, some how I grew the nads to continue cutting the lens off and got better with each tail light. I was going to sand down the rough edges but then realized that keeping them helped with alligning the lens and housing back into perfect position so I didnt sand it off (kinda like a puzzle).
Installing the rings is a breeze, Im a perfectionist by nature which is another reason I did these myself, Im EXTREMELY picky lol
After I got all four rings in, it was time to seal. Problem was I bought clear silicon that apparently came white and dried clear in 14 days!! Oops (Moral of the story, make sure you get the right silicon and a quality one at that)
SO after buying the right silicon, I sealed the lens. I first cleaned the lens and housing thoroughly and then sealed them up.
After I sealed all four lights. I came back and sealed them again. Then sealed them again, and one more time for added insurance. Overkill? Definitly- but it was peace of mind for me. Oh and I should add, my seal job looked brutal after all those layers but oh well, bezel covers it up anyways.
So after all that, came the wiring part. This part is a breeze -seriously - a breeze. I installed all four lights, wired them up and modified the tail light bulbs as well.
Car looked great. Then I went down and painted all my bezels flat black, boy did that make a difference.

So now my car sits in the garage, and everytime I take the winter car out, I open the garage, press unlock on my Camaro key fob (yes I carry it around with me lol) and watch those burners come on and just say "WOW"

Ill post a crappy pic for now but I just recently took some better pics which i still need to add to the PC.

So thats my honest review on the install, would I do it again? Definitly
Was it easy? Hell no but working on your own car is priceless.
Can I break something? The Lens if your not carefull but majority of the mistakes youll make, like me which was cutting the lens, is covered by the silicon seal anyways.
Do you like the AAC Burners? Is it worth it? NO.....I LOVE THEM and wish I had them sooner!



One more fun fact- GF bought me the burners for Christmas....shes a keeper
Attachment 323112
Thank you for the review! I am very happy to hear you are enjoying them!
__________________
Jonathan Barber

Questions? Call Us! 1(800)407-5776
Become an Advanced Automotive Concepts fan on Facebook! [CLICK HERE]
Check out our YouTube Channel for our latest Camaro Videos! [CLICK HERE]
Jonathan@AACstyle.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 05:28 PM   #14
TJ91
:chevy:
 
TJ91's Avatar
 
Drives: 2LT/RS
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 12,511
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonathan@AACstyle.com View Post
Thank you for the review! I am very happy to hear you are enjoying them!
I Seriously couldnt be happier. Just wish you guys couldve pressured me into doing this earlier
__________________
CAMARO
Consult your doctor before taking Camaro
Side effects include Sudden increase in Heart Rate, Insomnia and occasional hallucinations
If you experience Permagrin exceeding 4 hours after taking Camaro, seek immediate Camaro5 Help
CAMARO Bringing excitment back into the Garage
TJ91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 05:34 PM   #15
TJ91
:chevy:
 
TJ91's Avatar
 
Drives: 2LT/RS
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 12,511
Got Burners?


Name:  Paige afterburners 2 edit.jpg
Views: 929
Size:  133.3 KB

Just like the Camaro, pics dont capture how awesome the afterburners are in person
__________________
CAMARO
Consult your doctor before taking Camaro
Side effects include Sudden increase in Heart Rate, Insomnia and occasional hallucinations
If you experience Permagrin exceeding 4 hours after taking Camaro, seek immediate Camaro5 Help
CAMARO Bringing excitment back into the Garage
TJ91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 05:56 PM   #16
Jonathan@AACstyle.com

 
Jonathan@AACstyle.com's Avatar
 
Drives: www.CamaroLighting.com
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 3,412
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJ91 View Post

Attachment 323262

Just like the Camaro, pics dont capture how awesome the afterburners are in person
Next up... SIDE MARKERS!
__________________
Jonathan Barber

Questions? Call Us! 1(800)407-5776
Become an Advanced Automotive Concepts fan on Facebook! [CLICK HERE]
Check out our YouTube Channel for our latest Camaro Videos! [CLICK HERE]
Jonathan@AACstyle.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 07:05 PM   #17
TJ91
:chevy:
 
TJ91's Avatar
 
Drives: 2LT/RS
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 12,511
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonathan@AACstyle.com View Post
Next up... SIDE MARKERS!
already saving up!!! See this is the pressure I was talking about

AAC ROCKS!!!
__________________
CAMARO
Consult your doctor before taking Camaro
Side effects include Sudden increase in Heart Rate, Insomnia and occasional hallucinations
If you experience Permagrin exceeding 4 hours after taking Camaro, seek immediate Camaro5 Help
CAMARO Bringing excitment back into the Garage
TJ91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 07:23 PM   #18
Jonathan@AACstyle.com

 
Jonathan@AACstyle.com's Avatar
 
Drives: www.CamaroLighting.com
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 3,412
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJ91 View Post
already saving up!!! See this is the pressure I was talking about

AAC ROCKS!!!
I will try to stay on you about them! Just let me know when you are ready!
__________________
Jonathan Barber

Questions? Call Us! 1(800)407-5776
Become an Advanced Automotive Concepts fan on Facebook! [CLICK HERE]
Check out our YouTube Channel for our latest Camaro Videos! [CLICK HERE]
Jonathan@AACstyle.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 08:24 PM   #19
Ivan @ Southwest Speed

 
Ivan @ Southwest Speed's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 2SS/RS, '96 Z28
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 11,781
Sidemarkers should IMHO be the first mod that ALL 5th Gen Camaro owners should do....

It just makes that much of a noticable difference and for the money, I don't feel that ANYTHING rivals it.

Ivan
Ivan @ Southwest Speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 10:05 PM   #20
FL1CK
Switchin' n Twitchin'
 
FL1CK's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Chula Vista, CA (Eastlake)
Posts: 3,209
Now, only if Stieger's sidemarkers were readily available...
__________________
I am not childish, you're just being a poopy head!
FL1CK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 10:07 PM   #21
Ivan @ Southwest Speed

 
Ivan @ Southwest Speed's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 2SS/RS, '96 Z28
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 11,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by FL1CK View Post
Now, only if Stieger's sidemarkers were readily available...
Concept Mirrors by AAC you mean??

Or the "Ghost Sidemarkers" that are available now??

Ivan
Ivan @ Southwest Speed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 10:14 PM   #22
FL1CK
Switchin' n Twitchin'
 
FL1CK's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Chula Vista, CA (Eastlake)
Posts: 3,209
Don't know what they're called, but you cannot see any LEDs when they're off. I haven't seen them on the website, but they are AAC.
__________________
I am not childish, you're just being a poopy head!
FL1CK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 10:14 AM   #23
AACstyle

 
AACstyle's Avatar
 
Drives: www.CamaroLighting.com
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 6,693
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJ91 View Post
I Seriously couldnt be happier. Just wish you guys couldve pressured me into doing this earlier
Thats what we like to hear!

Quote:
Originally Posted by FL1CK View Post
Don't know what they're called, but you cannot see any LEDs when they're off. I haven't seen them on the website, but they are AAC.
Correct, that is "ghost" or "ghosted" paint
AACstyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 09:57 AM   #24
AACstyle

 
AACstyle's Avatar
 
Drives: www.CamaroLighting.com
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 6,693
Quote:
Originally Posted by Berryp View Post
For those who have installed them do you like them and how hard are they to install? Oh and could i see pics please i am on the fence about these or the head lights.....
One more option if you did not want to send your's in or do the installations yourself, we do have Cores in stock.

We can build the lights, ship them to you, you ship us back your old set.

More info here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=119407
AACstyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2012, 12:27 PM   #25
zkdreads


 
zkdreads's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro LS V6
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 2,784
im still not seeing any info on what you wire the lights to? any pics on this. i know u need some t-taps but the video just show how to get the light off the lens and not the wiring aspect of it
__________________
C-LO or Sonic
"Without Struggle there is no progress"
I am your best nightmare!
zkdreads is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY making the afterburner effect tail lights 2SSRS@Gen5diy Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 88 05-07-2013 11:17 AM
Blacking Out the Tail Lights, Head Lights, Side Lights. atlang3lo Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions 12 04-03-2012 07:52 PM
Wiring AACstyle Afterburner Tail Lights chorey Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 0 08-28-2011 11:07 AM
FS / FEELER : RS AAC AFTERBURNER TAIL LIGHTS x7productions Exterior Parts & Accessories 8 11-22-2010 09:26 AM
Concept Afterburner Tail lights? SnoopyAce7 Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions 2 08-17-2010 11:22 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.