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need brighter reverse lights

I have dark tints on the truck. It's really hard to see behind me if there are no street lights or lights period. I think they are 20% tints on the front but when they tinted the truck the rear was already tinted so they are even darker.... almost limo style. anyways any suggestions, would it be a bitch just to make the reverse lights leds or is there way brighter lamps i can just buy?
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You could always upgrade to brighter bulbs or LED's (flame suit on)

Or buy auxiliary reverse lights
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since you have an 03 in guessing you also have that years tails as well. you could swap up to 06+ tails with 100% clear reverse lights + silverstar plug ins.
OR (this is better too)
Buy an L.E.D. dome light deal from autozone or advance whatever and figure power and ground wires, wire it into reverse system, dremel tool same size square into back of tails, glue led pad in place, and seal it all up. they have 36led pads and are bright as *****.
OR (just a personal crazy idea, wanna see if youll do it, always wanted to)
wire in youre own system, relay, switch and all, and for reverse have headlight bulbs, figure out power and ground and you could have reverse headlights. same as before just dremel correct size hole and seal it up good. get correct wires and parts and fuses and go to town (if you do it, make me a how-to)
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You could always upgrade to brighter bulbs or LED's (flame suit on)

Or buy auxiliary reverse lights
you think that would make a big difference by just upgrading to brighter bulbs?

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since you have an 03 in guessing you also have that years tails as well. you could swap up to 06+ tails with 100% clear reverse lights + silverstar plug ins.
OR (this is better too)
Buy an L.E.D. dome light deal from autozone or advance whatever and figure power and ground wires, wire it into reverse system, dremel tool same size square into back of tails, glue led pad in place, and seal it all up. they have 36led pads and are bright as *****.
OR (just a personal crazy idea, wanna see if youll do it, always wanted to)
wire in youre own system, relay, switch and all, and for reverse have headlight bulbs, figure out power and ground and you could have reverse headlights. same as before just dremel correct size hole and seal it up good. get correct wires and parts and fuses and go to town (if you do it, make me a how-to)
you really think having those wrap around 06 tailights will make a big difference w/ brighter bulbs? what are silverstar plug ins?
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I have 06 tails and LED reverse bulbs. My rear glass has 5% over factory tint and I can see thru it
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check out silverstar bulbs...have them in my truck

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check out silverstar bulbs...have them in my truck

wow! that is bright! they must be expensive if they are that bright. where can I get them at a good price? is silverstar a brand ?
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DJ it aint even dark out
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they only cost me 20 bucks for 2 two packs and the brand is sylvania...you need 3156 for back up and 3157 for brakes
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DJ it aint even dark out
2nd one it is lol
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3WATT LED TAILS in 2006 Tails
3Watt LX3 series: 1 x 3Watt Luxeon LED, 130 degree beam
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...F315x-xLX3.htm

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WILL the LED's go right into the existing back up light socket?
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WILL the LED's go right into the existing back up light socket?
Yes, if you buy the LED's for the appropriate socket
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will this work for head lights?
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They don't make LED headlight bulbs

I'll try to get a better pic of mine when it isn't raining, mine are from VLED

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i just got these

Amazon Amazon
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3WATT LED TAILS in 2006 Tails
3Watt LX3 series: 1 x 3Watt Luxeon LED, 130 degree beam
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...F315x-xLX3.htm
Dave,
those are AWESOME!
i wasnt planning on getting new reverse lights for my truck but im going to order these today

in the link you show, the first ones on the list should fit a 2007?
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KC Backup Lights.
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3156-WLX3 Cool White 9~14.8 65 80 5500 130 23.95
I just got these in the mail.
My anecdotal review of them:

they are the same brightness or marginally brighter than OE. the color is a nice crisp white, well made product, and very fast shipping. If I can find the same 5500 color but brighter replacement I'll be willing to give another set a try.

The ones I found so far are brighter but are less white. I'm going to keep my eyes out.
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My backuplights, which are now directionals, use 27w std bulbs, very bright, even in the daylight.

Chk out high wattage bulbs, LEDs are nice but not always the brightest.

Here is a 3156,

http://www.amautosports.com/product....ht-bulbs-19294

Truck Add-On has HID 50 watt bulbs, if you need something brighter.

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Just for reference. This is what my VLED bulbs look like





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^honestly they dont look a lot brighter than my silverstars
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^honestly they dont look a lot brighter than my silverstars
They work really good for me, they are brighter than stock by a long shot

I would actually like to try the ones you have. How expensive were they, or do you have the model number?

But I got these for free from KLC. Free makes them a little brighter lol
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yea mine were 20 bucks for two 2 packs of bulbs...3156 for back-up and 3157 for tails
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