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Old 01-06-2017, 11:40 PM   #2131 (permalink)
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The aspect of being more visible is worth the possibility of rice. You hear stories all the time about these cars being hit because "I didn't see you."

All exterior bulbs also from Amazon?

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Old 01-07-2017, 12:35 AM   #2132 (permalink)
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Improve your suspension, power, traction, paint. Not lighting, that's rice. Lol.
Our other 2 German cars have crisp, bright and efficient lighting inside and out. Technology is here for our old cars. Embrace it.
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:46 AM   #2133 (permalink)
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The aspect of being more visible is worth the possibility of rice. You hear stories all the time about these cars being hit because "I didn't see you."

All exterior bulbs also from Amazon?
Just the parking lights and headlight bulbs, are from Amazon. Oh and the interior/dash bulbs are online too.

Listed below is what I got from our local NAPA, you can also decide if you want to run the color matched bulbs to the lense, which I did, or use white bulbs behind colored lense.
Side markers, front and rear- 194 (same as gauges)
Rear turn signals, reverse, and license plate lights- 1156
Rear tail light/brake light- 1157
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:14 AM   #2134 (permalink)
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Underglow was one of the dumbest fads ever. The funny thing is now with stanced/slammed cars being so popular, underglow makes more sense than ever to increase visibility of other drivers.
When I was friends with a guy who owned a 10" lifted 2006 RAM 2500, he did a pretty nifty thing with these LEDS. He attached them to the dome light in such a way that they only turned on when someone opened the door or when locking/unlocking the car. He had a step so it concealed the LEDs from the drivers on the side and just illuminated the ground immediately in front of the step. Then, when he used his turn signals, it would override the white light and blink yellow in accordance with each side.

I think for a lifted truck, it was pretty neat and logical. I think the same thing would be good for any car that doesn't have ground illumination on the sides of the car.

Speaking of under glow, why don't we just go back to neon tubes.
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:23 AM   #2135 (permalink)
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"LED" neon tubes.
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:27 AM   #2136 (permalink)
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I am running sealed beams. Been too lazy and cheap to upgrade. Driving Zak's cx-5 with LED headlights and auto brights was life changing. Time to get new all the things.
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:59 AM   #2137 (permalink)
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I know it's not your DD, but I'd run straight off the road if DD'd a Miata with sealed beams in PDX dark, rainy nights. I nearly did on a back road in my old 911 with sealed beams.
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I know it's not your DD, but I'd run straight off the road if DD'd a Miata with sealed beams in PDX dark, rainy nights. I nearly did on a back road in my old 911 with sealed beams.
Sealed Beams or Halogen Sealed Beams?

My Sylvania H6024 Xtravision's are pretty darn good, so much so that I really don't want to convert to LED or HID.
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:28 AM   #2139 (permalink)
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love the build! keep it up!
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:24 AM   #2140 (permalink)
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Sealed Beams or Halogen Sealed Beams?

My Sylvania H6024 Xtravision's are pretty darn good, so much so that I really don't want to convert to LED or HID.
I mean the original halogen sealed beams.
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love the build! keep it up!
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I like to live dangerously. And considering this time of year I'm driving to and from work in the dark I should change it. Meh. Oh well. I know the roads I'm driving...

What's your current setup? I'm too lazy to dig back through. I'm considering picking something up and I liked the lights Aidan has in his truck...
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:59 PM   #2143 (permalink)
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Just get those probably. Haven't seen them in person.
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:43 PM   #2144 (permalink)
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Just the parking lights and headlight bulbs, are from Amazon. Oh and the interior/dash bulbs are online too.

Listed below is what I got from our local NAPA, you can also decide if you want to run the color matched bulbs to the lense, which I did, or use white bulbs behind colored lense.
Side markers, front and rear- 194 (same as gauges)
Rear turn signals, reverse, and license plate lights- 1156
Rear tail light/brake light- 1157
Thanks for the info. Interior is partially LED'd, should probably finish that first before doing the outside.
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Thanks for the info. Interior is partially LED'd, should probably finish that first before doing the outside.
My pleasure.
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Old 01-10-2017, 03:54 PM   #2146 (permalink)
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Guess it needs a title change now.
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I was wondering what was taking so long.
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:12 PM   #2148 (permalink)
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Have to wait for inspiration!
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:17 AM   #2149 (permalink)
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Love the LED light conversion everywhere, this has been on my long term project list for quite some time. Looks great.
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