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Old 08-21-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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DIY - Afterburners Tail Light Kit (Part II)

The purpose of this write up is to supplement the information that was provided by AAC for their Afterburner Tail Light Kit. When you purchase the kit you are provided with a DVD that contains an install video and a PDF doc that show a step by step. The video does walk you through the steps; however, it does what I feel was an unrealistic timeframe for the individual attempting this for the first time. There is also no audio instructing you as the steps are being performed. As for the PDF doc, I felt it was good right up to the step where they tell you to separate the lens from the housing. Here you are instructed to use a box cutter which in my opinion is an accident waiting to happen.

The PDF I am providing is a detailed write up on the separation of the lens from the housing in more detail. I hope this is a help to you guys.

Doc Provided by AAC
AAC Afterburners Install 2010 Camaro.pdf

My Supplimental Information
DIY - AAC Afterburner kit by newagemuscle.pdf



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Here is my buddies car I did...
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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Good Write-up.

I usually adjust my Dremels' RPM though
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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Good Write-up.

I usually adjust my Dremels' RPM though
I found in this case that If I did not keep the RPM's high it would want to skip on me as i was cutting through the housing.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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Fantastic write up dwayne
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:41 AM   #5
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Excellent write up man! Wish i had your directions when installing mine (it would have saved me from buying a replacement lense lol)
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:24 PM   #6
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:26 PM   #7
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Here are some pictures of mine (hope this isn't thread jacking). It's pretty amateurish and you can kinda see how bad I am with the dremel, but the upcoming blackout tail light tint should hide all that.

Thanks to newagemuscle and The Stig for all their help!



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Old 10-16-2012, 04:31 PM   #8
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Here are some pictures of mine (hope this isn't thread jacking). It's pretty amateurish and you can kinda see how bad I am with the dremel, but the upcoming blackout tail light tint should hide all that.

Thanks to newagemuscle and The Stig for all their help!



Looks great... good job.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:07 PM   #9
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Newagemuscle, Good job! You and your buddies car looks great!! Wish I had this info back when I done mine about 8 mo ago! I would like to share with you what a PITA that I went through!(hope this ain't thread jacking,not sure what that means,lols! I apoligize if so!) 1st, I received no instructions in my kit,and no DVD. I looked at the install on u tube and got part of instructions somewhere on net. I bought a cheap dremmel and some diamond disc,but decided to use the box cutter method.(afraid I was gonna cut something I wasn't posed to) The first light I did was the hardest,by the time I got to the 4th light,it only took a couple mins.(got better each time) I had to call AAC to find out what wires to splice into! I got lights installed and I let sit overnight then turned them on next day! WTF!! one halo came loose resting against lens, one halo had about 3 or 4 LEDs out!! I had to take apart again,(dropped 1 of the nuts down in never never land)scrape off all silicone(no solvents remove silicone) and installed new halo that AAC sent me! Kinda pita, but I sure like them,they really look good!! Gonna figure out one day how to post pics!
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:15 AM   #10
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Are there cheaper alternatives for the led strip?
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Old 02-16-2016, 04:53 PM   #11
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Can I not just bake them in the oven like I did my headlights ?
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