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Tail Lights...Again

I posted this question once before and in waiting for prices to drop saw other tail lights become available at much better prices...so here is the winner of the first poll followed by the one I just found...

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ive always been a sucker for the CF APC originals
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#2 looks better. I couldnt tell very when when i bought mine, but they have a silver trim. I wish I would have known, I would have bought different ones.

#2 looks much better. I like them alot.
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hmm...tough call...want to keep the all black look...so trying to stay away from carbon fiber...

Brad which one did you find out had the silver trim???
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i ordered the first ones wednesday...so if you want pics before you order your set i'll post them when i get them this week
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Dude, I just got those same exact tails in pic #1. They do not fit!!!!! I could not get them to line up properly at all on my '03 Ranger Edge. I emailed the company, that I got them from, yesterday to get a refund.....Still waiting on my reply. The lights look great, but they do not fit!!!
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You know...I love how everything 'different' is labeled as "JDM". It's so much bull****. I bet these companies don't even know what the style is in Japan. Losers.

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1 bubba...im plannin on gettin those for my truck..those on a black truck would look good..
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yea i got #1...unfortunately they came with the white in the middle...i wouldnt have cared but they didnt switch the connectors in the back so i cant put my reverse light in the middle...been trying to deal with the guy on ebay...being a pain in the ***...
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I had #2, they suck, they isnt good, and they fog up, and they are cheaply made.
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2. i like how they are all inline
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Hey....Those tail lights that I told you that would not fit.....Well I got them to fit.....I had to do some cutting and bending, but I got them to work......Here is the switched product.....
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Wow Dave, those look a hell of alot better now that I see em on the truck. Nice job getting the lights to fit.
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what? how did you do get those lights to fit!?!?!?!??!?! i can not get them to fit...right now in the process of getting a refund, but if you can tell me what you did, and its not too much of a pain in the **** then i may keep them...
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Justin.....I hoped my a.i.m. instant messaging and the picture helped ya.......Post some pics when you get them on......If you get them on.....
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I have always favored these'uns
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yeah the first ones don't fit at all...don't even bother to get 'em unless there's an easy way to make them fit. i'll be lookin forward to a refund and i'm gonna get the ICPW Bermuda Black ones that i wanted first off... just for giggle's, how did you make them fit?

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i will try again this weekend, and get some pics up by sunday hopefully, also got some new badges to make my emblems black instead of blue...
Dave (edg3 of cha0s) showed me i have to saw part of a bolt that holds up the tailgate cable and then it should fit with some bigger screws for the inside...hopefully all goes well, and once again thanks for all the info Dave...hope it works for me...
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yeah i'm sending mine back like i planned and gettin the IPCW's
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mine didnt fit either but i just decided to live with it because my father in law and i spent forever wiring up the extra light so that the smaller light in the middle is my turn signal and the bottom one is my tail/brake light

i have the same lights as edge of chaos
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O.K. guyz....I'm gonna attempt to show and tell ya how I got my lights to fit......In this pic you will see a tab with a hole in it, (circled in red), you need to push on this tab and bend it back a little. After you have pushed the tab back a little, you will then need to cut the end of the bolt that holds the tail gate cable, (shown with red arrow), DO NOT CUT INTO THE THREADS OF THE BOLT! You just need to cut a small portion of the smooth part off at the end of the bolt. You do not need to remove the bolt to cut it unless you want to. I left it in and cut it with a hacksaw. Just be careful when it gets ready to cut through so you won't ram the teeth of the saw into your truck. Also when cutting with the saw be careful and take your time or you will jump the saw off the bolt and maybe chip some paint off your truck somewhere. After you cut a small portion of the end of the bolt off you can use the long screws from the factory lights on the outside of your new light to put it back in. How you want to wire the lights up is up to you. The short factory screws on the inside next to the tailgate you will not be able to use......They are too short and not wide enough. You can see the ones that I used in the pic laying in the bed of my truck. I used some plastic washers at the top of mine....After you do this the lights should fit just fine!
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