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Old 06-11-2008, 06:01 PM   #21
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Thanks for the pics artie, they look good. But they are slightly different then the ones I posted. Your turn signals are clear, the ones I posted have red turns signals.

Does it come with yellow bulbs for the turn signals or white?

I might have to consider picking up a set, they may look good.
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:05 PM   #22
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I am not a ricer but

I've never in my life heard anyone say " I am a ricer, but..."
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:16 PM   #23
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Spike, that is a one off...got it for $160 and it's SCCA legal...guy here named mxv made it/had it made and sold it to me since he was building a cage.

Sam-mine have the red turn signales, I don't think they come with bulbs, you your own. I did put LED in my brake lights for some brightness, not a big difference, so it was a waste of $3.

Chris I thought Altezzas are chrome, these are not chrome.
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:18 PM   #24
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nightshade the stockers and call it a day
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:21 PM   #25
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Chris I thought Altezzas are chrome, these are not chrome.
Iceberg, Steinberg, what's the difference.

I'll be sure to consult the Ricer's Desk Reference next time.

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Old 06-11-2008, 06:28 PM   #26
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nightshade the stockers and call it a day
I have a can of nightshades for this exact reason.

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Old 06-11-2008, 06:37 PM   #27
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Thanks for the new sig material Ben. Beats out my current one.


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Old 06-11-2008, 07:17 PM   #28
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I've been considering sanding my tails (shaves down the letters) and applying a red vinyl over the whole lamp, then cutting out the reverse whites. I think it'd look pretty clean on a red car.

Those tails are meh to me, I don't like euros at all though.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:47 PM   #29
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I don't know about the vinyl koto, heared about it peeling etc., plus it won't look right if you cut out an area in the middle. have someone paint them for you, it's more permanant, but also looks better.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:22 PM   #30
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"Im not a ricer, but" I do like the look of some aftermarket tails...
I tried something like these on 2 diff cars (350z & Mazda3) and was "eghh" bout both..

I promptly used night shades paint on BOTH, and happy but not completely satisfied...no matter ho wmuch I worked them, I couldnt get them glossy enough to be close to my liking...

I then found some vinyl overlays, and was THRILLED.
Had them on for about 2yrs per car, numerous rains/washes/lots of heat, etc...NO issue.
Just gotta take your time, trim them right, and work the heatgun/squigee right...

So I vote for vinyl...I'll be sanding the letters off and doing this to mine...

--make that 3diff cars...WIFE saw the Z and made me do it to her Black FX and was/is thrilled..

Here's where I get them, good guy, member on 350z forum i used to be on...you may/may not find cheaper...but I'll vouch for him and quality...i tore 1 of mine and he even hooked me with a replacement...
I didnt see anything miata specific, but i'm sure he can do 'em
Thats what the Z looked like with them to give u an idea...

http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y42...rent=img14.jpg
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:04 PM   #31
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I like that one with the black center piece...


They'd look good on a darker color car if you smoked them.

I've been searching for a dirt cheap set for a long time now to disassemble and build some LED modules for.. Nobody wants to give up a set for dirt. :(


Oh... and wannabe Bentley dodge 300 == teh gay.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:40 PM   #32
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I'm not a fan either but if you want them, open them up and paint the edges to do away with that ugly-goggle looking grey silicone. It would look much better.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:48 PM   #33
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I don't know about the vinyl koto, heared about it peeling etc., plus it won't look right if you cut out an area in the middle. have someone paint them for you, it's more permanant, but also looks better.
not opaque vinyl, mind you, vinyl made for taillights. I have some already so all I need to do is sand.
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i was considering a set for sometime... not as bad as the totally clear ones.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:37 PM   #35
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nightshade the stockers and call it a day
This I would do, or get the pre cut tint sold on ebay.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:18 AM   #36
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Nightshades and clear coat FTW! Just don't go too dark or you'll have to sand em down and do it again, which is a pain in the ***!
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:21 AM   #37
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damn...now that^^ looks nice...

airbrush...explain how u achieved that nyyyyyce shine!!!

how many coats, wet sanding in between, etc, etc
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that does looks sweet.....i'm going to be spraying my tails all red(cept for the reverse whites)
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Mine, slightly tinted. im going to sand them down a bit and apply clear when i have a chance.
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:23 AM   #40
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One thing I don't like about tinting the taillights is that they'll no longer reflect light.
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