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L1224R LED and Niteshade '06+ tails

I got some new tailights finally!!! i got 06+ oem style tails and i ordered a set of l1224r LED's from JP7 (hes a really awesome guy). these bulbs are soooo easy to install and they are really sweet looking i love them. the niteshade isnt really the VHT Niteshade. I got the JDM Tint Spray just for something different. I coulda got niteshade here locally but for some reason i decided to get the JDM spray. it looks really good. it came out a lil darker than i wanted, but the sun was comin down as i was puttin them on. ill have to wait until tomorrow to really see how they look in full sunlight. i took a couple pics of the process...maybe shoulda took some more but you will get the idea lol and i also installed a line of fire(i cheaped out and got the one without reverse lights)

the start of it all


grinded down the new holes (they were square i just made them round so they fit on there better) and used epoxy to keep them on there (couldnt find the JB weld i had but this stuff works just as good)



wired them up to my spare 4 wheeler battery to see how they look
with basement lights on

with basement lights off



now begins the "niteshade"
i taped off the reverse lights and LUCKILY theres a little groove around it so i just used that to cut the tape around the clear lens. then i sprayed 3 VERY VERY light coats.




heres with them on the truck......a little too dark for my liking





parking lights



brake lights


brake and reverse lights


here is my old tails just for comparison
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THE END.....please let me know what you think (sorry for some of the pics being blurry...its really windy outside)

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man i love those on the truck now i think i might have to go buy me a set and do that
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if you dont like them send them here!!!!!!
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nice deal

any more pics of the l.e.ds
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Looks good, little dark for me too but they don't look bad. Nice job!
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NICE!!!!



It's nice to see another person running '06+ tails and L1224R's!!!! NOW i really can't wait to nightshade mine!!
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thanks guys

later this week ill be doing these mods
-installing black headlights and corners
-niteshading the 3rd brakelight
-installing 8000k hid headlights and 3000k hid fogs

sorry thats the only pics i took of the LED's
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That looks great. Almost makes me want to get a pair.

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haha you need to get on the ball shane....
but thanks man i used your how to for the l1224r's
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Looks good. The night shade is a little dark, but the led are bright enough so you wont have any problems.

How much did the LEDs cost?
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I think the unniteshaded or non-niteshaded...not sure which it is...would have looked better on your truck. But it still looks good.
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haha you need to get on the ball shane....
but thanks man i used your how to for the l1224r's
haha. you did see my pics with the tails masked off right? lol. STILL havn't gotten my can of shade. lol. in the spring sounds about right for me....wayyyyyy too cold for a good paint job this time of year. lol.






I highly suggest the L1224R swap...it's not those (imo) crappy plug-in led's. Mine POPS! instread of gets brighter like the plug ins in the tails. love it...do it. i plan on picking up a few sets to have on stand by for future vehicles. lol.

STILL looking for amber L1224R's...
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I agree with STL. The lights look great. Yes, a little dark,but the brightness of the LED compensates for that. How bright are they with just the running light on? If anybobody can't see your yellow truck with LED tails and a line of fire, they are certifiably blind.

Nice work. IMO, I liked your clear tails better, but the new ones are just as sweet. 10 out of 10!

If you want to reduce how dark your lights are, get some laquer thinner, or even just some brake cleaner, and wipe the lenses down until all the paint comes off. Wash them with soap and water and try them and then try again!
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I cant wait to see the black lights on the front. However, I really did like the yellow and clear theme you had going.
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i like how they look but i think its just a tad dark
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Looks good. The night shade is a little dark, but the led are bright enough so you wont have any problems.

How much did the LEDs cost?
ummm i think $65....kinda steep but o well

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I think the unniteshaded or non-niteshaded...not sure which it is...would have looked better on your truck. But it still looks good.
nah niteshade looks way better lol

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haha. you did see my pics with the tails masked off right? lol. STILL havn't gotten my can of shade. lol. in the spring sounds about right for me....wayyyyyy too cold for a good paint job this time of year. lol.


I highly suggest the L1224R swap...it's not those (imo) crappy plug-in led's. Mine POPS! instread of gets brighter like the plug ins in the tails. love it...do it. i plan on picking up a few sets to have on stand by for future vehicles. lol.

STILL looking for amber L1224R's...
yea i about froze putting these on the truck....i need a garage lol

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I agree with STL. The lights look great. Yes, a little dark,but the brightness of the LED compensates for that. How bright are they with just the running light on? If anybobody can't see your yellow truck with LED tails and a line of fire, they are certifiably blind.

Nice work. IMO, I liked your clear tails better, but the new ones are just as sweet. 10 out of 10!

If you want to reduce how dark your lights are, get some laquer thinner, or even just some brake cleaner, and wipe the lenses down until all the paint comes off. Wash them with soap and water and try them and then try again!
look under the parking lights pic to see how bright they are
haha the blind part is very true!!!
the lights look to be bright enough but the only thing im worried about is the ******** pennsylvania police officers lol

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I cant wait to see the black lights on the front. However, I really did like the yellow and clear theme you had going.
nooooo black and yellow is the only way to go
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Looks good either way
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ummm i think $65....kinda steep but o well
$65 for both or just one?
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for both....go up to the first pic and look to the right of the lights....thats what he gave me 2 lights and 2 plugs and those 2 square chrome things that the lights screw into
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$65 for both or just one?
Anyone interested PM me for price.

Oh - if you want mega bright parts for an LED 3rd brake light PM me as well.

Nice to see another happy customer!
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Looks awesome
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Anyone interested PM me for price.

Oh - if you want mega bright parts for an LED 3rd brake light PM me as well.

Nice to see another happy customer!
Ill see what kinda money I get for Christmas then maybe. Im still reading Shanes write up on how to do this kinda confused.
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The JDM spray...


how does it look? i understand it's got alot of built in gloss in it? dries glossy rather than ugly flat like the VHT stuff.

That JDM stuff...i plan on getting two cans off ebay for some projects. i'm just concerned about how it dries.


would it be possible to take more pics with a non-cell phone camera? and post 'em up or pm them to me?

thanks. shane
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Ill see what kinda money I get for Christmas then maybe. Im still reading Shanes write up on how to do this kinda confused.
When you get the parts in hand it will hit you like a brick. It isn't that hard. The important thing here is that the thread shows how well the LED's work in combination with that dark shade spray. I think people can tell that is leaves a "safe" situation where people can see you stopping, really clearly.
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