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Old 03-23-2013, 09:55 PM   #51
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Ok but they are the same if you guys were to take the time to look at e CCFL version they are exactly the same. If you think so tell me why?


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1st reason, these are not lights glued onto the inside of the lens.
2nd reason, the depth effect is NOT the same, these are in the middle of the housing not against the lens. More like a concept look than adding a strip of light to the lense.
3rd reason,
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:43 PM   #52
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Did this yesterday and have to say that the instructions were pretty "spot on". Used the same cut out dimensions and lens cut marks and they fit perfectly. An easy way to line everything up is to shine a flashlight through the bulb hole. We also played around a little and drilled holes in the plate to see if we could get a deeper affect, but it didn't look right. The red lens is cut weird, kinda like a bunch of small prisms. That made the light from the drilled holes refract in different directions. Taped the holes with aluminum tape and reinstalled. Looks very cool. There's more than enough light shining around the block off to be easily seen. Driving around last night had me noticing everyone elses taillights. Mine has more light shining through than many other cars in OEM form. If you're that worried about the brightness, you can buy direct replacement LED taillight bulbs.

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Old 04-25-2013, 03:20 AM   #53
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Must say this is an amazing write up as well as mod it self. I can't wait to give this a try myself. I can't state how much I like this mod. For me, this is the type of mod I love, the ones where pure ingenuity comes out. Yes this is a cheap mod but a very professional looking and easy mod. If someone didn't know any better, they would think that someone shelled out 100s of dollars for this.

I did have one question on your project through. How did you come up with the half moon shape? Was it it completely free hand drawn or did you go by something or what? Is there anyway that you could post a measurement from the other side of the tab down to the bottom of the half moon? On the 1 inch side. I also agree on painting the outside face if the plate to better the look during the day as this will darken that area of the light while leaving the other side silver. This will allow the light to be reflected much better within the light and not minimizing loss of light output. Once again, great write up and very nice job. Thanks.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:54 AM   #54
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Posting so I can find this again when I am ready for it next weekend. Thanks to the OP for the good details and write up!!!!!! I am going to try and mess with some designs when I do mine to see what the out come is like. I will post pics if they work well.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:01 AM   #55
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Nice DIY! You just finish my idea!!! Thank you for this!!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:26 PM   #56
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ok I'm stupid I guess, how do you
1. get the bezels off.
2.How in the hell do you get to the bols/nuts to remove the lights.
I already broke a tab on the one bezel,thenI thought I better ask for help!
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:32 PM   #57
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ok I'm stupid I guess, how do you
1. get the bezels off.
2.How in the hell do you get to the bols/nuts to remove the lights.
I already broke a tab on the one bezel,thenI thought I better ask for help!
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http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=kphwN...%3DkphwNWklkRA I hope this help...
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:21 AM   #58
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Thanks Monchy, so a person can actually get there hand in there to get those outside nuts!
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:29 AM   #59
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Great Job.....Looks Bad A$$
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:55 AM   #60
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Nice job! that looks awesome!
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:22 PM   #61
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SO AWESOME! I need to try this
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:47 PM   #62
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Update:

I did pull my lights to check the seals and make another mod.

Seals were fine with the silicone.

I re-adjusted my outer two taillight half moons. I felt that they were tucked to far inward. So, pulled the light, the screw and slid the half moon out another half inch and re-sealed. No issues. 20 minute fix per.

The original location was based on looking at the lens straight on, it worked. But, to cars in the rear the outer tail light lens are actually canted outward and this tucks the half moons to close to the inside. By moving the half moon outward, it centered the half moon as it is viewed from the rear.
Is there anyway we can get a picture and some dimensions on how far you have the half moons spaced out? I mean like how far from the outside edge that the tab needs to be placed. I know you've took the time to realign them, just wondering what these measurements would be that way it'll be easier for us to try. If you don't care to share anyway, I would really love to know. PM if you want. Thanks.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:31 PM   #63
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Update:

I did pull my lights to check the seals and make another mod.

Seals were fine with the silicone.

I re-adjusted my outer two taillight half moons. I felt that they were tucked to far inward. So, pulled the light, the screw and slid the half moon out another half inch and re-sealed. No issues. 20 minute fix per.

The original location was based on looking at the lens straight on, it worked. But, to cars in the rear the outer tail light lens are actually canted outward and this tucks the half moons to close to the inside. By moving the half moon outward, it centered the half moon as it is viewed from the rear.
Hey, why did you do only the outside ones, becuase the actual lens is curved? Trying to figure out what you mean with the perspective you were talking about
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:09 PM   #64
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Hey, why did you do only the outside ones, becuase the actual lens is curved? Trying to figure out what you mean with the perspective you were talking about
It's prolly where the outside lights are wrapped around the side of the car a lil more than the inside ones and when looking at it from directly behind the car, the half moon shape probably looks as if it is shifted toward the center a lil too much. Right? Maybe?
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:10 PM   #65
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Finished mine the other night. My tail lights are the non-rs which are blacked out with tint.

My only tips on doing this is to widen his specs of the half moon by like 1/8" to a 1/4" on both sides. Like he said just make a cardboard template and adjust it to your likings. Use a bright flashlight to shine in bulb hole while you place your half moons inside, this will allow you to line them up with ease. Remember also that the two outside housing set in on an angle so when you align them, be sure to rotate the housing in a way that it'll be like if it was on the car and you were standing right behind it. Use only one cardboard template. This will make sure that all your half moons are the same. Another thing I found was that you don't have to cut a hole quite as big as he used, at least I didn't have to.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:41 PM   #66
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I apologize for not responding in a more timely manner. The thread went dead for four months, so I didnt look in on it.

I'm glad I looked in on it today! I'm stoked many people gave it a shot. Thanks!

I hope all is well and will do my best to keep up a little better with this thread. I would love to see some other pics from the 5 or 6 people who have done this so far.

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Old 06-04-2013, 07:18 PM   #67
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Here's a few more pics of mine. Not the best of pictures by any means.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:20 AM   #68
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Very nice. Thanks for the close up pic as well.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:51 AM   #69
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Here's a few more pics of mine. Not the best of pictures by any means.

Looks so good.

Def doing this
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:17 PM   #70
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wow looks great, think I'm going to go this route when I get some more time...
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:41 AM   #71
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wow looks great, think I'm going to go this route when I get some more time...
It's a pretty quick little process. Took me only like 3 hours and I was taking my time. All you have to do is pull the tail lights, cut out you half moons, cut a slits in tail lights, line them up, screw them down, silicone, and then reinstall. The hardest/time consuming is pulling the tail lights because the nuts are in a place where my extension was too long and without it was too short. I had to use a wrench. No big deal, just time consuming.


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Old 06-16-2013, 11:08 PM   #72
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Just did mine today. Really happy with how they turned out. Thanks for working this out OP!

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Old 06-26-2013, 01:25 PM   #73
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Man these look so good!! And they're simple to do! I can't wait to get home and do this easy little mod! The only thing I don't like is how noticeable the beehives are on the lens. I wish our lenses were smooth!
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:37 AM   #74
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Just did mine today. Really happy with how they turned out. Thanks for working this out OP!

Looks great! I'm glad you like 'em.

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Old 06-27-2013, 02:16 PM   #75
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I've done this to three cars now. Great mod and the top ten cheapest mod for the $$$.
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