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i don't care nothing for leds
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i don't care nothing for leds
no problem, just make sure you use some brighter bulbs and upgrade your wire harnesses from the front to the back so they don't burn up. This way no-one will run into you from behind and say "his tail lights are painted black and I didnt see him stop".

I know someone who this happened to.
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i also have a fire and ice light bar so they can see that
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i also have a fire and ice light bar so they can see that
Maybe I'm missing something, but isn't the fire n ice light bar all LED?
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Can't speak for anyone else, but mine are.
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Can't speak for anyone else, but mine are.
LOL

Granted, I love LEDs... lets face it .. I am a huge LED freak.. but the "line of fire" is way to common for me to buy. Not to put anyone down that has it, I just don't like doing the same mods I see on every other truck.
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For those of us that no diddly about LED's, it's pretty much the only way we can have them.
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For those of us that no diddly about LED's, it's pretty much the only way we can have them.
LED's are so incredibly easy to work with. Spend 25$ on "superbrightleds.com" and play with some resistors and a meter to figure them out. There are so many 'how to' websites. People are afraid to try new things that they have no experience with when in fact it may be very much easier then you ever imagined.
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So when you went to LED in your 3rd brake light, all you did was change the light? nothing else?[/
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I removed the stock bulbs and used fiber optic LED L1224R bulbs.
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Maybe I'm missing something, but isn't the fire n ice light bar all LED?
yes they are but thats who they came. im not going to waste my time with resistors and everything else
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yes they are but thats who they came. im not going to waste my time with resistors and everything else
Ok. As far as resistors and everything else, you don't need them to run LEDs in any of the signal bulbs. Just an electronic flasher. Very inexpensive and easy to change.
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It's black paint w/ clear coat so they are super shiny! Nightshades always look a little flat to me. I wish they weren't so dark and the reverse light wasn't painted but I had them done for free :)
Mine is done the same. It's alittle dark, but I love the look.
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black and clear ftw
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Is there more than one Brand of night shade beside VHT?
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Here are mine...personally i dont recommend goin real dark but its all on preference....during day
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during night park lights
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also if you dont go tooooo dark there is no need for led brake lights. Im not a big fan of them either because there only bright from one direction but then again thats just my opinion.

LOL....dang i just noticed this is a OOOOOLLLD **** thread!!!!
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And you never answered me
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And you never answered me
Not to sound like a goob but its in this thread....NO, but you can put black base in clear and do it too.
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