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Best LED's for an 05 cluster conversion

I have a cluster apart from an 05 to do a red LED conversion and am looking at both superbrightleds.com and autolumination.com and there are many bulbs that will fit with different beam patterns and styles etc. I am assuming that a larger beam pattern will be better for this application? I have done a little searching on threads but there is always consideration of trying something different or getting longer/shorter bulbs. Anybody have any recommendations or tried this who can teach me from their successes or mistakes? I also plan on doing some reflectors and sanding the green off the back of the lens' and spraying them red to help keep the hot spots to a minimum.
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Jp7 and Motounplugged are the two members here who have it. Both have build threads. I beleive both used a combination of plug ins and solder ins on theirs.
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Everybody says stay away from the plug ins use the 360 degree strips, but I really dont have the patience to be soldering in little wires to the board unless i have to. I might eventually but have an idea to cut out the hot spots i want to try but if it does not work out i will suck it up and start soldering. I am going to use reflectors behind, make covers for the top. (like headlamps) and paint the sanded off green red and it should cut down the hotspots as much as possible.
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my plug ins work fine i tried red and didn;t like it though now its all blue
and i bought 8 of the WLED B-120s off of superbrightleds.com
6 for gauge 2 for hvac. i dunno if its any different on the 05
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I have 10 bulbs in my cluster. I am going to have to pull off my bezel and hvac to see whats in there but i am assuming 2/3 behind the hvac. I am going to do my 4x4, fog, steering wheel and light switches as well eventually but i can assume each of those only has 1 bulb. And I am not worried about the radio because the double din i plan on getting you can change the colors.
I was considering blue, but everybody does blue and i want something different, plus my truck is red. And supposedly red light does not diminish your night vision as much as other colors.
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i got the red because my truck was red too haha i got sick of it quick but it doesnt' look bad. just not for me. my headlight switch and 4x4 switch is done so is my fog switch. i didn' bother with my steering wheel since they don't even light up anymore lol
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Jp7 just convinced me to go with the soldered in components. I was hesitant about it but it's just as well to learn from others experiences and do it right the first time. And I have done quite a few hours of circuit fab class back in my school days so I should be able to handle it.
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With some research and experimentation I could get the oznium flexstrips to work just as good as the components, but it would require internal cluster modifications. If I ever do another cluster I'll do this.
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Here is a photo of the ones I have, with the part number on the bag:

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lol i dont' have patience for that ****
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lol i dont' have patience for that ****
I've always said. Some of the best mods take time & talent, less than $$$.
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