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it looks pretty glossy...i didnt really get a chance to even look at them that good. it was dark out after i was done taking pics and my basement isnt very well lit either. so
youll have to wait till tomorrow for the pics and dont worry i never use my cell phone to put pics on here you probably couldnt even tell it was a truck if i used my phone
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Im amazed how the OP's turned out defiantly look better with Nightshade and LED's vs. Nightshade and original bulbs
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Im amazed how the OP's turned out defiantly look better with Nightshade and LED's vs. Nightshade and original bulbs
OP's?
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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.
yes it is very easy! took me less than 30 mins and that includes waiting for the epoxy to dry....then just cut the old stock plug off and wire them up to the truck. they are really bright at night. i cant even tell theres niteshade on the lens. i cant wait to look at them in the sunlight tomorrow haha
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I used that lens painter for my third brake light. Worked great.
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dang it, I'm gonna be buying me some of thsoe L2 w/e you call them ... I'll be PMing you soon JP7
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looks good man, i did mine a shade or 2 darker than yours and love it.
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have you noticed any power gains with the JDM tint spray, or does it just make your lights brighter?
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have you noticed any power gains with the JDM tint spray, or does it just make your lights brighter?
Oh boy we got a live one here... I suggest we just ignore that.
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I would say he gets better gas mileage. They are nice and smooth the air flow is better over them now
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Looks a thousand times better, I love your truck! Have you thought about painting your billet grills black too? I wonder how that would look. Now peel those hood scoops in your avatar off lol!
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Oh boy we got a live one here... I suggest we just ignore that.

I assume the lights will only get brighter if he uses performance turn signal fluid,right??
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I would say he gets better gas mileage. They are nice and smooth the air flow is better over them now
so thats why i have been getting crappy mileage

hey mikey, make sure you get the Mobil 1 synthetic blinker fluid



the lights look good, i would niteshade mine, but i like the all red look
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Looks a thousand times better, I love your truck! Have you thought about painting your billet grills black too? I wonder how that would look. Now peel those hood scoops in your avatar off lol!
yea im painting the grills black one of these days...i just havent got around to it yet

the hood scoops ill admit im not a big fan of them. they came with the truck. i want to take them off but im afraid what the paint underneath will look like.
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have you noticed any power gains with the JDM tint spray, or does it just make your lights brighter?
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I would say he gets better gas mileage. They are nice and smooth the air flow is better over them now
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so thats why i have been getting crappy mileage

hey mikey, make sure you get the Mobil 1 synthetic blinker fluid



the lights look good, i would niteshade mine, but i like the all red look
haha all of you need some help lol
i did pick up 5hp with the stick on hood scoops on the dyno
ill have to see what i pick up with the new tails and new headlights when i take it back to the dyno
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i think your truck looks bad **** with the scoops, i am just getting tired of everyone with the "blinker fluid" jokes, it gets old when someone asks for help, and all they get is that pun
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i think your truck looks bad **** with the scoops, i am just getting tired of everyone with the "blinker fluid" jokes, it gets old when someone asks for help, and all they get is that pun
What about muffler bearings?
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They look really dark are super illegal..........but with the lights on, they look perfectly fine. They are super bright with the LED's. Perfect with the JDM shading.

Good job! Turned out excellent.
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Looks awesome i just did mine but i did the reverse light too. you should clearcoat over them.
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That is sweet, I really need to get on this mod
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That is sweet, I really need to get on this mod
I have a few more sets, if they are paid for today, they will ship tomorrow.
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here are some upclose pics of the tails in the daylight....the tint looks pretty glossy



i also tinted my 3rd brakelight and ran my sirius antenna wire in behind the light...


here is a pic with the brake lights on
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those arent scratches on the tails they were just really dirty and i wiped them off real quick but didnt get all the dirt off
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ok. i just ordered 2 cans of the JDM taillamp tint off ebay. THANKS!!!
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