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I really like it and wish you would do it to my nightshaded tails to end any discussion of them possibly being "not bright enough"
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I really like it and wish you would do it to my nightshaded tails to end any discussion of them possibly being "not bright enough"
Do you have another vehicle? I would need your tail lights for about a week.

You will also need to solder in a different harness, as the L1224R's have a different connector than the stock lights.

For me, that is as easy as falling off a log, but I remember once in my life when soldering actually scared me.
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Very nice mod! if i didnt have a fear of wiring i would attempt something like this but not near as extensive...
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Very nice mod! if i didnt have a fear of wiring i would attempt something like this but not near as extensive...
same here, I always have bad luck with alot of wiring...lol
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you NEED a good soldering gun if your going to try wiring. Without that your just going to lose. My soldering gun (from radio shack) only cost 29.99 and its a 230W gun with a removable tip. The sucker heats up to 100% in about 30 seconds. I then use a heat gun to put heat shrink wrap on all my connections. It looks so professional.

The trick is to heat up the wires, and then melt the solder by touching it on the hot wires. Don't touch the solder to the gun!

There are only 3 wires going to my tail lights in my 2004. There is

1 Ground
1 Hot for the running light "filament"
1 Hot for the Turn Signal/Brake Signal "filament"

Since my aftermarket tail lights have 2 spots I decided to use one as a 2 wire (just the brake/turn and ground) and the other as a 3 wire (brake/turn, ground and running light)
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Not everyone is born with taste...



I just really don't see the point in having super bright tail lights. People are going to think you are braking when you are just driving down the road. Plus for the amount of money it probably cost to do that you could have done something nicer to the truck.
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I just really don't see the point in having super bright tail lights. People are going to think you are braking when you are just driving down the road. Plus for the amount of money it probably cost to do that you could have done something nicer to the truck.

I happen to have some strange addiction with LEDs... I do however get compliments on the lighting for my ranger and my evo all the time...

Every mod that I want, I have done or am in the process of doing.
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Good work man your officially the R-F LED man lol
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looks good, all you need to do now is get the OHC, and then figure a way to make the map lights led. ohh and then tell me :)
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looks good, all you need to do now is get the OHC, and then figure a way to make the map lights led. ohh and then tell me :)
Nice to hear from you man! - hows that dome light I made for you doing?
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looks good, all you need to do now is get the OHC, and then figure a way to make the map lights led. ohh and then tell me :)
Already been done, search around for it. All you need is a LED cluster and just wire it in place of the map light bulbs.
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I like it man. It looks good
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Nice lights and you did an awesome job on em' !
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To each their own, i don't need fancy pants lights on my truck. I agree that they look good and they may be brighter and all that, but i drive a Ranger, not an evo.
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The truth is that everything is going to LED now, it just makes more sense. Its not that practical to convert something thats older, but everything in the future will be LED.
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Good work man your officially the R-F LED man lol
HEY!

He's got some comp with shane and I... Shane is pushing like 51 leds in his dash... I've got over 65 not including my 4d maglite lol
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good work guy..

great mod..forget everybody who says it isn't they just dont have the ***** nor the skills to do it..i like it keep it up..

its custom!
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i think its cool, but deffinatly not worth it to avoid mushrooming. LEDS are worth it in emergency lights because the mushrooming is much more noticeable but for tail lights, that extra half second isnt going to matter because i doubt the reaction time of the person behind you is under half a second.
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HEY!

He's got some comp with shane and I... Shane is pushing like 51 leds in his dash... I've got over 65 not including my 4d maglite lol
My truck =
9LED X 2 Front Corner = 18
60LED X 2 Front Turnsignal = 120
50LED's Domelight
16LED's Under the dash
57LED X 2 Reverse Lights = 114
3LED X 2 License Plate Lights = 6
16LED X 4 L1224R Red LEDs = 64
18LED CHMSL
3 LED "in the Console" Lights

409 Total LEDS (And then there is the Evo....)

I still give you the props because you have an LED dash. This is one I have yet to master but I am very very very wanting it.

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I'm honestly thinking about asking who wants it done for a price... lol

I think you have me beat by about 300, to say the least lol

I think I have inside the truck over 60 plus 12 in the toolbox and 12 under the hood and 2 in the license plate holes in the bumper... so almost 100 lol
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That looks awesome, I kinda wish I had the drive and patience to do that.
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dude... that is sweet... you do some nice custom work and i give you props on that... very nice job and keep it up
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LED's are nice, and they take a lot less energy to use, which saves your battery.
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so do u like blinding people?
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nice mod.
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