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Old 10-22-2015, 12:58 AM   #1
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Default Black head/tail/fog lights?

Hey guys. I just got my 99 white Miata yesterday and I love it to pieces. I think it would look super good with black lights all around. I've looked around on the internet and found some taillights that are DOT approved (here they are 99-05 Mazda Miata / MX5 Altezza Performance LED Tail Lights - Black please tell me thoughts or experiences or really anything to do with them) but I can't seem to find any headlights that are also DOT approved. On the same site they have some for 01-05 cars but I can't seem to find any for my year model. I haven't checked ebay but I would really rather not get cheap ebay stuff call me crazy. Does any of you guys know of anyone with black or smoked head/tails on this site or anywhere for that matter? Thanks!


P.S. I would like to not paint my OEM lights so if I ever did run into any trouble with police I could switch them out.
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:28 AM   #2
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bake your lights per my diy headlight baking thread
don't run that ricer crap you linked, unless you're a mindless tasteless ricer
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Hate tinted headlights and taillights... But go right ahead and make your already hard to see car, less visible.
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This thread is now about the Toyota Altezza.

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This is just one man's opinion, but these taillights are shockingly ugly.





Not that it really matters in the grand scheme of things... Some people find Nicki Kardashian to be attractive, so to each their own.
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What's really sad is: had a person with more than 2 brain cells, that actually owns a miata, designed them, could have made them pretty cool. But no. Tasteless and terrible
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Dat moment when you see a fellow miata owner on the road and they have those tail lights...
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Disclaimer: I do not condone funny-looking taillights.

That said, if you're dead-set on ricing out your car, install some brighter-than-average LED lamps into the stock taillight housings, and then spray this **** on them: VHT Nite-Shades?
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I tried that crap on my fog lights in the subaru ( because they're glass and super easy to remove/clean up, and because I never use them anyway )

100% guarranteed to emit almost no light at all afterwards. Even with bright bulbs

So if your goal is to get right of lights and possibly get killed, this will work perfect.
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I like the way smoked or ambered (?) turn signals look on certain cars. Adds a different look without being ricey. In reality I'm too lazy to bother doing something like this to my own car.

Looks good, subtle:



Looks good, but I can't imagine how much light gets through that tint:



Looks good, subtle:



Only pic of yellow or amber tint turn signals I can find. I want to see what a warmer amber tint would look like on a black car. This is too sickly yellow.

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So if your goal is to get right of lights and possibly get killed, this will work perfect.
I tend to assume that people contemplating the purchase of ricey aftermarket don't care about being killed.
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This is just one man's opinion, but these taillights are shockingly ugly.






Not that it really matters in the grand scheme of things... Some people find Nicki Kardashian to be attractive, so to each their own.

I somehow missed the picture of them actually on , but now that I've seen them I agree. Not very good looking at all. Now what about this car?
(skip to 1:20 to actually see the car)


am I the only one that thinks this looks really good?
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bryans are baked/painted. just like I said in post 2
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I somehow missed the picture of them actually on , but now that I've seen them I agree. Not very good looking at all. Now what about this car? am I the only one that thinks this looks really good?
You could always go with mazdaspeed miata headlights as well....

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am I the only one that thinks this looks really good?
No, I would imagine that there are probably others like you out there somewhere, probably lurking on ClubRoadster.



(I kid...)
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I tend to assume that people contemplating the purchase of ricey aftermarket deserve being killed.
FTFY
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