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Old 11-11-2005
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Green Neons/LED's

Which would be the best? think i am actually gunna go ahead and buy them. (and to think, it was like 5 months ago or so i said i was done with my truck)

Neon
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-U...QQcmdZViewItem

LED
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/New-G...QQcmdZViewItem
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I like the LED'S better....
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get cold cathodes. you can find them at most computer parts stores. They are brighter and last longer and don't give off any heat.
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Buy 2 kits and double them. I think D. did that, and it looks good.

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LEDs i hooked up my white last night looks hella good..im gunna double up one day..

LEDs last longer and dont draw as much
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be careful, I bought a "yellow LED kit" and they turned out to be orange and dim. Your best bet is the neons and not the LED's. The LED kits are cheap. I had a green neon kit that lasted me 4 years, and even survived offroading in the ranger. Go with the neons and not the LED's. From personal experience
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get cold cathodes. you can find them at most computer parts stores. They are brighter and last longer and don't give off any heat.

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Stay away from LED's. I run cold cathodes. I used to have 20 LED tubes underneath and they werent HALF as bright as the 4 cold cathodes I run now.

They will require a transformer and more wiring, cause a little more draw, and cost a few more bucks.. but its well worth the cost/efforts.

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get cold cathodes. you can find them at most computer parts stores. They are brighter and last longer and don't give off any heat.
this is where i bought mine at http://store.yahoo.com/glowingstuff/coldcathodes.html
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Heres how well Cathode type tubes with a transformer glow....









I used to run all those extra tubes to hide the dark spot that is in the middle of the frame rails. ' neon ' tubes or LED's didn't have the candle power to light up the entire underbody nor the ground.
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How much did that entire kit run you? and where did you buy them?

That looks sweet
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I had an accident back on Janurary 25th, All my underbody and some of my interrior neons were ' shattered. '. Of the 32 tubes I pulled out, over 20 were broken.. I took pics of them and sent them to streetglo asking if this was covered under warrenty ( as a joke ) . They asked for pics of the whole vehical and wound up sending me the kit ( probably out of sympathy ) . They DID state it was a discontinued item, and sent me 2 full sets of tubes ( blue and purple ) .

You CAN still find Cold Cathode underbody kits but they are more intensive to install then regular ' neons '. The cost is the same ( or less )

Heres a dual bulb kit..

It will work for one ' end ' of a vehical. It will take ( if it were MY truck ) 4 kits total ( at 15$ each, not too bad ). The kits include the inverters so its a simple plug in, BUT, current draw will be a wench on your factory 95amp altenator if you have ANY other accessories pulling a draw ( Note to all : those cold cathodes caused a good draw.)

I really TRIED to go with the factory 95amp altenator. Raced one night, has a solonoid close, lean condition, blew an intake manifold. The same night I ordered a 130amp altenator. Things worked fine. I now run a 190 amp altenator as I do NOT like risking my charging cycle or another lean/rich condition when its ' on ' .

http://elwirecheap.com/

http://elwirecheap.com/noname.html

Basic 120volt kit. BUT if you look how intense they glow on my underbody as well as in the pictures on that stores page.. Quite worth the effort.
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I think the nice full glow of yours looks great, but i am actually looking for a softer glow. Plus, right now i am just experimenting. I am not sure if i want a neon kit and the cheapest is probably the best for me now just incase i dont like it. There is a Civic that runs around near my house that is totally riced out (partially cracked, mismatched body kit, factory wheels with cracked hub caps, big **** wing that should be on a plane) and he has neons on that thing and i dont want people to see that piecer and then see my truck and put them in the same category.
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well just a thought but if you really want to go the ghetto look i highly suggest duct tapping solid color christmas light on, and hey if you are looking to spice it up a litle go ahead and throw on some tinsle (you know for the flash factor) but really i want to take a power converter and try that on my little'ol ford escort, just to see the looks on everyones faces as i cruise main street.
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well just a thought but if you really want to go the ghetto look i highly suggest duct tapping solid color christmas light on, and hey if you are looking to spice it up a litle go ahead and throw on some tinsle (you know for the flash factor) but really i want to take a power converter and try that on my little'ol ford escort, just to see the looks on everyones faces as i cruise main street.
FYI, He doesn't have that truck anymore(totaled). Look at the date on the thread, it's 6 months old.
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While I see you are new here Brandyn, I'll cut you some slack as your sarcastic reply to a fairly old thread is riddled with run-ons. See nobody is perfect...
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