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clear corners are illegal, because they don't reflect amber ( you need amber reflecters on the front/sides)
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clear corners are illegal, because they don't reflect amber ( you need amber reflecters on the front/sides)
That's what I thought. Use a amber bulb and you will be fine. I see idiots running around with green & blue bulbs all the time.
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those corner lights would probably put out the same amount of light that the stock ones do. They're not the brightest lights on the truck to begin with.
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Chances are good the SWAT team isnt gonna swarm your vehicle over a set of clear corners, but the ones for Rangers are illegal. I couldn't imagine paying that much for a set of headlights and corners, but if you're unwilling to mod them yourself it's the only option I guess.
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Clear corners are not illegal not the ones on the rangers because they dont flash with the turn signals.


mine do flash
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Those tail lights rolla guy posted are sweet! Matched up with the headlights/corners, that'd look awesome.


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Ok i have one question about these ebay headlights/ Corners... Will they look as good(or the exact same) as if i did the headlight/corner light mod myself? Or are the lights going to look kinda funky(the pic from the auction is crappy to get a feel for what they really look like)
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US $44.99 - Standard Flat Rate Shipping Service <--- ROBBERY! their shipping less then 5 lbs LOL!
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mine do flash

haha yea...mine too.


and we all know they didnt come that way..mwaahahah
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Clear corners are not illegal not the ones on the rangers because they dont flash with the turn signals.
Sticker on the box from the corner lenses i have on my truck:


had this debate over on RPS. I guess i won cause no one posted that they were legal after i posted this sticker.
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I have these on my Blazer. They seem to be pretty good. And the blinker/parking light isn't really effected that much

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I don't give a damn, if a cop wants to pull me over and give me a warning, he can. But if he writes me a ticket... I'm screwed. lol.
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Oh, and for those taillights, I'm gonna talk to a bunch of lighting companies to see if they can/will produce a red and clear bulb with a coating like the silverstars. I know of a company that does that kind of plating, but it's freekin expensive.
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get Led's.
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Well if they didn’t charge the 45 freaking dollars to ship them i would buy them... but that’s just ridiculous to BS that much for shipping. (the resale value of the stock headlights would help offset the $180)
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i posted those tailligts in another thread under general technical and electrical and Legal? there is a huge discussion on why they are illegal but they come with red bulbs i really want them but dont think i will risk it.
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My friend painted his honda accord headlights black with no problem, used the oven method. I tried taking apart my clear corners too from the oven, didn't come out well at all, cracked the first one, i know i didn't leave it in long enough though.


And about putting LED bulbs in the taillights, I have an LED bulb in one of my euros for the turn signal, it isn't bright at all, at night a little, cause LED's shine in one direction where regular bulbs produce light pretty much 360 degrees and reflect off the reflectors in the light housing, so I don't know if running all LED's would work out well as in those all black and clear taillights.
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i want the corners...can you do them the same way as the headlight mod? I got the headlight mod done....just need the corners now
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I am going to paint my corners all the way like those.
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Sticker on the box from the corner lenses i have on my truck:


had this debate over on RPS. I guess i won cause no one posted that they were legal after i posted this sticker.
My blakc housing clear corners have the little sae dot approved stamp. Does anyone know where the actuall law is stating what the requirements are for side marker lights?
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Yeah that's a sweet set-up, but it can be done cheaper. The corners are tough though because they are a cheaper plastic.
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My blakc housing clear corners have the little sae dot approved stamp. Does anyone know where the actuall law is stating what the requirements are for side marker lights?
All you need to do is search your states laws...(Try Google) I searched and found Oregon's Laws..had each type of lamp and the laws...

816.130 Parking lights. Each of the following is a requirement for parking lights as indicated:

(1) Parking lights shall be on the roadway side of the vehicle when a vehicle is parked or stopped upon a roadway or shoulder adjacent thereto.

(2) Parking lights shall exhibit a white or amber light visible to the front of the vehicle and a red light visible to the rear of the vehicle.

(3) Parking lights shall be visible from a distance of 500 feet to the front of the vehicle and from a distance of 500 feet to the rear of the vehicle. [1983 c.338 §458 (10); 1985 c.16 §240 (10); 1985 c.69 §1 (10); 1985 c.71 §4 (10); 1985 c.393 §13 (10); 1985 c.420 §6 (10)]

816.120 Turn signals. Each of the following is a requirement for turn signals as described:

(1) Turn signals shall be so constructed and located on a vehicle as to give a signal of intention to turn right or left.

(2) The following types of turn signals shall show light in the direction indicated:

(a) Front turn signal lights shall show light to the front of the vehicle.

(b) Rear turn signal lights shall show light to the rear of the vehicle.

(3) The following types of turn signals shall have the color of light indicated:

(a) Front turn signal lights may be white or amber.

(b) Rear turn signal lights may be red, amber or yellow. If the rear turn signal is red, the motor vehicle was manufactured before 1959 and the turn signal is combined with the taillight in a taillight assembly, the assembly may contain an insert as described under ORS 816.080.

(4) Turn signals shall be understandable in normal sunlight and at a distance of 500 feet at night.

(5) Turn signals that are required under ORS 816.320 and 816.330 must be mounted, adjusted and aimed in accordance with the standards adopted by the Department of Transportation.

(6) Turn signals that are required under ORS 816.320 and 816.330 and any part for such turn signals that tends to change the original design or performance must be of a type that complies with standards adopted by the department under ORS 816.010. [1983 c.338 §458 (9); 1985 c.16 §240 (9); 1985 c.69 §1 (9); 1985 c.71 §4 (9); 1985 c.393 §13 (9); 1985 c.420 §6 (9); 1997 c.492 §3; 2003 c.158 §25]
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And about putting LED bulbs in the taillights, I have an LED bulb in one of my euros for the turn signal, it isn't bright at all, at night a little, cause LED's shine in one direction where regular bulbs produce light pretty much 360 degrees and reflect off the reflectors in the light housing, so I don't know if running all LED's would work out well as in those all black and clear taillights.
you have to use the frosted kind. They diffuse the light better.
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My blakc housing clear corners have the little sae dot approved stamp. Does anyone know where the actuall law is stating what the requirements are for side marker lights?
Mine have the little SAE DOT stamp too, yet that sticker came on the box.
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