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Old 11-23-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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Default What's with all the cheap bouncing LED running lights on new cars??

All over the road lately, I'm seeing cars and SUVs with a strip of LED running lights bouncing obnoxiously. I was never a fan of the LED running light fad. I find it quite funny that people are buying luxury cars for $40k or more and they get cheap bouncing LEDs just like the 16yr old in his 1991 CRX picked up from PepBoys.

So far, I've seen LEDs that bounce on a Cadillac, multiple Mercedes, and a few new Buicks. I assume they aren't supposed to do that...
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They don't do that, new, off the lot. They do that after 6-12 months, because the cars with gimmicks like those, are usually built quite poorly.
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"bouncing" im curious as to how you mean....
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bounc·ing
ˈbounsiNG

adjective
1. rebounding up and down.
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bounc·ing
ˈbounsiNG

adjective
1. rebounding up and down.
LOL thanks for clearing that up....
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Tail lights, head lights, side lights, interior lights? Please, be vague.

I'm guessing poor quality too.
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seriously dunno and can't even picture what OP is talkinga bout.

how bout some videos?
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Yeah I have no idea what the OP is talking about either.
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C'mon guys, really?? No one knows what running lights are and at least one person doesn't know what bouncing means??

Here's a picture. These lights oscillating up and down as the vehicle travels down the roadway.
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So...they aren't bolted down tightly?
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Are you talking about the auto-leveling gyro-controlled headlights going up and down? Still can't picture 'bouncing' headlights otherwise...
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I think OP means the ricer LED's.

I haven't seen any bouncing personally.
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Op means the ricer LED strips that audi started putting on cars and everyone else started copying. I dont pay enough attention to stupid running lights to notice if other cars are bouncing.
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But everyone is doing it now.
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maybe its just me but that clip is disturbing... as far as the lights go, I figured they were the ones he was talking about, however I havent seen them "bouncing". that being said , most are attached with double sided tape and if placed on a poorly installed "rice kit" I could see them vibrating or "bouncing"
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