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LED 3rd Brake Light

Where can I get one? I looked on ebay and didn't like any of the ones I saw there. I'm trying to find one that has the red housing. Cargo lights can stay or go, I don't really ever use them.
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Yeah, I saw all those already. Not a big fan of the clear housing. Thanks though.
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pretty much those are your only options... aside from custom making one
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The only ones I have seen are clear and smoked. I have a smoked one on my truck, and I think it looks nice. It includes cargo lights, but they do not cast much of a beam. The brake lights are very very bright and since installing the light, I have not had any more close calls with people almost rear ending me (used to happen all the time).
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yea the smoked 3rd light is my next mod cause i will be getting my 07 tail lights soon im gonna be getting the led 3rd brake light to so with them.
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I keep seeing that those ebay lights will also fit f-250/350's. Are the Ranger 3rd brake lights interchangeable with the bigger trucks?
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get the clear ones and spray them with red stained glass paint if you want a stock look. just dont do too many coats.
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Do the night shade mod......but different. take red, and take clear coat, and take maybe a pinch of black....play around with some crap lights to see what itll look like.......spray using a touch up gun. I'm trying to find someone to do black with clear to tint my tails and my SD 3rd brake light.
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I "modified" mine to match the look of the 06 tails...

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I found one on ebay that I liked. Said it was for a F250/350, but it works great! I also got a flasher for it so when you apply the brakes it flashes a few times before it goes solid.

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sweeeeet.
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Where can I get one? I looked on ebay and didn't like any of the ones I saw there. I'm trying to find one that has the red housing. Cargo lights can stay or go, I don't really ever use them.
The one I made is much better than the ebay one or the ones they sell on the web... here is the post from my original thread when I did it..

Well I am finished modding the exterior of my vehicles with LED's because I have no more incandescent bulbs to replace. Every bulb on my Evo and my Ranger is now either LED or HID.

My Ranger I am very proud of. Instead of buying 3157 LED bulbs to replace the stock bulbs with LED plugins I used Fiber Optic Multi LED L1224R Bulbs. These are the ones they use in the expensive luxury cars, except I used 4 of them instead of just 2 because my aftermarket tail lights have 2 red spots per each. I already replaced the white with a white LED bulb forever ago (you can find the pics in my other threads)

Using the L1224R's required me to mod the back of the bulb housing so that it had a mating keyhole for the bulbs to secure into. I cut the back off of 4 tail lights that used these lights so I could get 4 bulbs and 4 bases. Everything was epoxied together and it took a few days to dry. The results speak for themselves.

If anyone says "LED's are never as bright as stock" - guess what: I just proved you WRONG!

I also used 18 SMT LEDs to make 2 boards for my CHMSL (Center High Mount Stop Light)
This came out awesome, I would say they are are brighter than stock, and the best thing is I made them as wide as possible after I cut open the CHMSL because my truck does not have cargo lights.

I also replaced the front amber lights with Plugin LEDs from v-leds.com. I used the 60 SMT LED 3157s for my turnsignals (49.99$ A pair) and the 9 LED 194 for the sidemarkers (9.99$ I think)

These photos speak for themselves....no more comments from me needed.































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