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Old 07-09-2012, 06:45 PM   #35
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:32 PM   #36
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Thanks again everyone!

Here are the dimensions of my half moon cutout. Don't forget to double check the direction you will need to bend for each specific housing. It'll save you the time of having to cut another because your tab breaks.

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Old 09-06-2012, 11:49 AM   #37
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Anyone else try this yet?
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #38
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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.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:04 PM   #39
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Just finished these! their Awesome.

Thanks for the DIY

We were wondering if anyone is interested in having these for their car.

We are willing to do this for people.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:35 PM   #40
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Do you find the brake light are any dimmer with this mod? Or is it pretty reflective to compensate for covering the partially up?
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:46 PM   #41
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I am thinking of trying this my-self!
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:12 PM   #42
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Just finished these! their Awesome.

Thanks for the DIY

We were wondering if anyone is interested in having these for their car.

We are willing to do this for people.
I'd be pretty interested in this, though it matters on the price.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:27 PM   #43
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Great job, looks like I just got me a winter project!!!
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:03 AM   #44
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Do you find the brake light are any dimmer with this mod? Or is it pretty reflective to compensate for covering the partially up?
I seem to notice that there is not as much reflection on cars behind me, but it doesnt seem too much dimmer.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:28 AM   #45
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anyone want to do a before and after shot
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:49 AM   #46
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Awesome DIY,and write-up! Liked it so much I copied the dimensions. Then I got to thinking a person could make a blind (block off the whole tail light),and cut what ever design they wanted.But I also want the rear end visible you know how some clowns are at running up on you at stop lights. I do have 1 question. Did you paint the blind on the outside? Side facing the lens? Great job. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:57 AM   #47
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Gonna try this, VERY NICE MOD!!! Was just thinking about coming up with a way to do this for cheap a few days ago. You just made my day lol.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:22 AM   #48
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great job and thnx for sharing this is on my long list , have afterburners now I like this look of these better
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:31 PM   #49
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Thanks for the mod. I saw it today and did it today.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:55 PM   #50
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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   #51
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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.

You really are only limited by your imagination, with this mod.
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