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jp7, where did you get them leds from? and how much you want for the ones you have, where also did you get your taillights from???? and i meant painting the speedometer because mine has a green backing to it, some have blue, i got a blue led in mt truck i just want to match
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jp7, where did you get them leds from? and how much you want for the ones you have, where also did you get your taillights from???? and i meant painting the speedometer because mine has a green backing to it, some have blue, i got a blue led in mt truck i just want to match
I am not trying to make money on the blue LEDs, I'll sell them for the same price I bought them for! I just don't need them, thats why I'm getting rid of them.

The L1224R's come out of Mountaineer tail lights. Send me a PM with what you are looking for.

Don't paint your backside of the speedo, sand of the dungeon green film and use colored LED's behind it.

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wow man i see it now, lol i was fooled!!! cool, i just gotta wait til i get paid to send yous oem mulah
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So "Turbo" do you really recommend not painting the back of the gauge overlay's once I sand them? Seems like the color would be more vivid if I were to paint them.

As far as the L1224R's go, I sent you a PM. Looking forward to getting this all sorted out once the LED's show up. Probably tomorrow?
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So "Turbo" do you really recommend not painting the back of the gauge overlay's once I sand them? Seems like the color would be more vivid if I were to paint them.

As far as the L1224R's go, I sent you a PM. Looking forward to getting this all sorted out once the LED's show up. Probably tomorrow?

Think about it, if you paint it, the light will have to go through the paint. Thus losing intensity. If you saw my cluster in real life you would completely understand. My friend has an STI and Subaru has a clear shot through just like I am suggesting, you should see how bright his cluster is compared to my CT. The ranger on the other hand, looks way nicer!

And I had that nickname wayyyyy before I knew the difference between normally-aspirated and a muffler bearing. I got it for my superhyper personality. I've since mellowed some. (not much)

The fact that I am tuner now is completely coincidental.
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I got some pictures front and rear.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=73005

I'm not really satisfied with the turn signal LED's. They aren't very bright during the day and may cause me to get pulled over for no signal. I'll be looking at the vleds.com 60 SMT led ones.

The 6 LED 194 marker lights worked well and will work great with my upcoming mods.

The 2721 HVAC bulbs worked great! No overlay painting at all. The gauges will get done as soon as I get another cluster.
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I got some pictures front and rear.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=73005

I'm not really satisfied with the turn signal LED's. They aren't very bright during the day and may cause me to get pulled over for no signal. I'll be looking at the vleds.com 60 SMT led ones.

The 6 LED 194 marker lights worked well and will work great with my upcoming mods.

The 2721 HVAC bulbs worked great! No overlay painting at all. The gauges will get done as soon as I get another cluster.
The problem is you aren't using the reflectors with those LEDs. This is the same thing I tell everyone. I have the 60smt VLED's ones (in the front) and even know they aren't as bright as stock they are almost as bright and you can definitely see them.

(my 60SMT amber vleds upfront) - Still the L1224R's *B*L*O*W* these away.
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Yeah. I'm pretty sure I'll pick up a set of L1224R's once I get paid. I want the best I can get for the rear.

And the turnsignals aren't a huge deal but I'll probably upgrade to the vled 60 SMT ones. Or if someone can somehow get a hold of the amber version of the "Joule" L1224R I'd be happy to mod those in.
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Yeah. I'm pretty sure I'll pick up a set of L1224R's once I get paid. I want the best I can get for the rear.
Check out the pic above and compare the red glow off the neighbors house to how bright the front 60SMT lights look. The red is that vivid and the camera isnt even pointed in the rear.

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And the turnsignals aren't a huge deal but I'll probably upgrade to the vled 60 SMT ones. Or if someone can somehow get a hold of the amber version of the "Joule" L1224R I'd be happy to mod those in.
I'm still looking for a stock vehicle that has Amber L1224R's so I can buy the tail lights and pillage them out of those.
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Well I know that Chevy is using one of the L1224R's on a vehicle but I'm not sure if it's a taillight or what. I'll do some more research on it.

As far as the L1224R's light output, it's amazing how darn bright it is. I want them more and more. As soon as the funds roll around.]

I think I will go with the 60SMT fronts though. $50 or so from their website or eBay right?
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Yeah. I'm pretty sure I'll pick up a set of L1224R's once I get paid. I want the best I can get for the rear.

And the turnsignals aren't a huge deal but I'll probably upgrade to the vled 60 SMT ones. Or if someone can somehow get a hold of the amber version of the "Joule" L1224R I'd be happy to mod those in.
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Well I know that Chevy is using one of the L1224R's on a vehicle but I'm not sure if it's a taillight or what. I'll do some more research on it.

As far as the L1224R's light output, it's amazing how darn bright it is. I want them more and more. As soon as the funds roll around.]

I think I will go with the 60SMT fronts though. $50 or so from their website or eBay right?
I bought them right from VLEDs.com - This style light works much better in my evo than compared to the Ranger. This is because the Ranger is so dependent on light bouncing off the reflector from behind the bulb. I'll take some pictures and upload them on the site in a few minutes so you can really understand what I'm talking about.

On a side note, I smell something burning and I hope it is just because I have the windows open.
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Ok, I'm back, and the burning smell is gone.

I took 2 LED bulbs and did a science experiment.

1) on the left, is a VLEDs 7440 SMT bulb, just like the 60SMT VLED's ones you can buy for the ranger (this was in my Evo, but that dosent matter)

2) on the right, is a L1224R bulb (the kind you can get from me)

I hooked them in parallel, and stuck the bases into cardboard, which I then stuck pieces of paper all around them. The paper is white and should make it easy to see how much light is being aimed backwards at it. The idea here is to see how much light would be shining into the reflectors on your tail lights, or headlights.

This is to show everyone for once the facts of why when you buy the plugin LED's, you cant see them as bright, and people complain.



Keep in mind, I turned my exposure WAY down for this picture. My camera only goes to 1/1500, and I used 1/1000.
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I just put L1224R's in a civic for a kid in my neighborhood who saw my truck and asked me about my brakelights lol. Came out really good, I have never done civic tails before.
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Hmm. Well I had a minor setback in mod money recently. Stupid reason but I'll recover shortly. In the meantime I can get stuff from the local junkyard extremely cheap so I'm going to check and see if they have an 06+ Mountaineer.

What all would I need to gather besides the "bulb" itself? Do I need to cut part of the housing?
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Hmm. Well I had a minor setback in mod money recently. Stupid reason but I'll recover shortly. In the meantime I can get stuff from the local junkyard extremely cheap so I'm going to check and see if they have an 06+ Mountaineer.

What all would I need to gather besides the "bulb" itself? Do I need to cut part of the housing?
exactly - and the harnesses.
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I remember you need the socket hole from the mountaineer... so you'll need a dremel...
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Well I might just take a giant hole saw. (Is that even what they're called?) It's about 2" diameter so I think it'll get everything I need. If not I've got a cordless dremel too.
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Turb'z said it right....
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Still the L1224R's *B*L*O*W* these away.
Trepaul86 has plug in 60led or maybe 44led 3157's in his tails. I've got the L1224R's from Turb'z....mines brighter and better looking. I own. lol.

Take a peek at my semi-how-to on doing the L1224R mod. I know you've probably seen it already though. lol.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=70611

What Jp7 said, the L1224R's shine backward, then bounce off the factory reflector. Whereas those plug in types do not.
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