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Old 03-25-2008, 10:20 PM   #1
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Reverse lights.. Before and after

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After...



okokok, yes its a horrible photoshop... but i think it gets my point across...

With these thinline LED backuplights.. you can mount them in the lower diffuser and have a body shop patch/fill/paint the factory location smooth...

oh and the link to the lights..



Thinline LED Back Up / Utility Light



* Operates 9-16 Volt DC Systems
* 11 Superbrite white LED's
* 100,000 Hours of Service life
* Sonically Sealed Polycarbonate Housing
* Energy Draw 250 Miliamps
* Mounted Vertical,Horizontal or 45 Degree
* Space/Channel Saver Design
* 15.50 x 1.625 x .750

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Here's a Corvette for reference:
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:25 PM   #2
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100X Better!!!! But maybe GM thought it was to Vetteish.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:38 PM   #3
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150 dollars for a pair is asking a little much though. I won't be able to afford those....
































at least right off the bat...
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:49 PM   #4
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Before.....




After...



okokok, yes its a horrible photoshop... but i think it gets my point across...

With these thinline LED backuplights.. you can mount them in the lower diffuser and have a body shop patch/fill/paint the factory location smooth...

oh and the link to the lights..



Thinline LED Back Up / Utility Light



* Operates 9-16 Volt DC Systems
* 11 Superbrite white LED's
* 100,000 Hours of Service life
* Sonically Sealed Polycarbonate Housing
* Energy Draw 250 Miliamps
* Mounted Vertical,Horizontal or 45 Degree
* Space/Channel Saver Design
* 15.50 x 1.625 x .750

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Interesting post, thanks. You might want to re-post the "after" picture on something like photobucket, because at least for me, it was taking a LONG time to download it to the page.

Just a suggestion. Cheers.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:49 PM   #5
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That makes the bumper look soooooo much cleaner.
thanks for the link
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:33 AM   #6
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That is a great chop! I can't even tell the reverse lights were taken out of the bumper. Looks great. If I were GM, that's how I would have done it.

And that picture DOES take forever to download...bout two min for my computer...here's another...should be quicker.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:40 AM   #7
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This would be a cool option granted that it didn't add too much to the cost of the vehicle. And by option I mean alternative to where they are now, not an option like sunroof and such haha. Wouldn't this add to repair costs though? If someone as much as nudges you in the rear bumper those lights are gonzo. At least in the position they are in now the lip of the bumper gives a tad of cushion.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:10 AM   #8
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That is a great chop! I can't even tell the reverse lights were taken out of the bumper. Looks great. If I were GM, that's how I would have done it.
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Agreed! I think something off the bumper, either in the rear vents, as noodles suggested, or in the rear diffuser, as already available on the 'Vettes, would be great!! Click on the thumb below for a larger view:


EDIT: Here's my (VERY) rough chop of how they might look in the diffuser, Vette style.



PS -Mods, would you consider showing this image, full-sized, next to the "after" pic for comparison? Thanks.

EDIT: I'd be happy for what we see on the pre-pro models also! But, it's great that we can make suggestions before things are set in stone! IMO, the lights in the rear diffuser or vents would definitely up the "Mean Factor" considerably!

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Old 03-26-2008, 09:31 AM   #9
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I like that look and idea a lot better. At least if they stay with this design they won't be too big and stand out too much.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:37 AM   #10
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EDIT: Here's my (VERY) rough chop of how they might look in the diffuser, Vette style.



PS -Mods, would you consider showing this image, full-sized, next to the "after" pic for comparison? Thanks.
You want it in Diarmadhi's post? If it's allright with him, it can be done.

For future reference, to get the picture full sized, it's all a matter of the coding. when you copy the 'link' into your post, it looks like this:

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Old 03-26-2008, 09:48 AM   #11
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I'd still like to see the reverse lights integrated into the tail lights, a la 1st gen.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:22 AM   #12
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You want it in Diarmadhi's post? If it's allright with him, it can be done.

For future reference, to get the picture full sized, it's all a matter of the coding. when you copy the 'link' into your post, it looks like this:

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delete the bold. And you're golden.
Yea I dont mind, as long as its labeled as coming form someone else (IE name in it). Basically this thread was just an example of thinking "ok, this is what i have, how can i make it what i want".
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:28 AM   #13
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Well, I don't think any changes are going to happen from GM...based on what we've heard/seen, I'd say it's pretty much set.

But, if an aftermarket company will come out with a "concept-like rear bumper", combine that with your idea of the LED's and placement....damn, I'd bet a lot of people would be really happy with that setup.
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:38 PM   #14
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You want it in Diarmadhi's post? If it's allright with him, it can be done.

For future reference, to get the picture full sized, it's all a matter of the coding. when you copy the 'link' into your post, it looks like this:

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Yea I dont mind, as long as its labeled as coming form someone else (IE name in it). Basically this thread was just an example of thinking "ok, this is what i have, how can i make it what i want".

thanks to both of you, I meant the corvette picture, not my cruddy pic. either way, after further thought, its not on topic, really. i'll start my own thread if i want to pursue that more.

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Old 04-07-2008, 05:23 PM   #15
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Here's where I feel the reverse lights should be. While I love the look of the silver trim ring around the taillights, it would be better served as a part of the light and light up as the reverse lights!
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:47 PM   #16
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I'd still like to see the reverse lights integrated into the tail lights, a la 1st gen.
First gen. RS Camaros had solid red tail lights and the reverse lamps were below the rear bumper. All other first gen. had reverse lamp in tail light.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:17 PM   #17
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Look at the pics of the car at The Ring in Germany....the rear diffuser area, just above the exhaust pipes....that's where the reverse lights should be....wait, that would be like the concept wouldn't it?
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:19 PM   #18
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something in the body of the new maros would be nice
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:04 AM   #19
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Silverado, that's exactly where I want them too! Think it would be less expensive to place them there in the diffuser than in the bumper?
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Im getting a black one, so I will just put black lamin-x film over the lights to black them out a little bit, but still make them usable.
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:30 PM   #21
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why cant they just put them in the tail lights like a lot of other cars... i mean what im begging to know is.... why are they where they are? lol..... they look terrible there... is there any specific reason why they are there. The back end looks so much better without bang smack in the middle.
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:00 PM   #22
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I like em where they are personally. A possible reason they cant be in the difusser area is because of the exhaust and such that is there giving off heat and taking up space, I would think that would be a pain to feed wiring in to make a light work and re-inforce it to hold up against the heat. I don't want them in the tail lights because the tail lights are very very unique to the camaro and they look awesome as they are at as just a clean single light with nothing else integrated into them. Just my opinion though.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:28 PM   #23
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I'd still like to see the reverse lights integrated into the tail lights, a la 1st gen.

...or early 2nd gen! (70 1/2 to 73)
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