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Old 10-29-2010, 10:14am   #1
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I have a Torch Red coupe that I am thinking of doing the taillight black out kit. My real concern is that the lights will not be seen in daylight hours. Anybody running a set and how are they?
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:57am   #2
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I had a set of stock tails blacked out and I almost got rear ended twice in the same day so I took them out. I then got a set of black cherry halo led's and although not quite as dark as the first set they are still plenty dark but very visible in bright sunlight. I've never tried the blackout covers so no opinion on those.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:09pm   #3
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never had a problem with the tinted covers i had.
i removed them and tinted the lights directly and still have had no problems. i love how it looks


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Old 01-06-2011, 5:41pm   #4
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I have a lense cover set I'm giving away if anyone wants them. I put them on the vert and turned on the lights and turn signals. Once I looked at it, I choose to remove them as I just wasn't comfortable with the blacked out rear set up. I fear getting hit and somebody claiming it was my fault because the lenses were darkened. Not likily to be a real issue but I am not one to roll the dice and have some moron hit me and take me to court.

So I have a set if you want them. They fit nice and look great but just not for me... JMO
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My 03 had very heavily tinted covers when I bought it.

I swapped them out for a smoke gray soon after I bought and the visibility of the lights in the day time is a lot better with the lighter tint.
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Old 01-12-2011, 3:32pm   #6
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I bought a set of covers and they turned out to be too dark so I bought some VHT Nite Shades and applied two coats and then added LED bulbs and they look great.
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Old 01-15-2011, 4:16am   #7
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Never had a problem with my blacked out halos...


Halos off


Halos on
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:54am   #8
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Dam what a diff Kid,I have LED's but they don't light up like that,awesome.
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No problem here. Got mine from JWMotoring

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JW did mine in a fairly light tint. I just wanted to get rid of the hard/bright red. I had darker tint on the car and got stopped 3 times for it.
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JW is a cool guy,bought some wheels from him last year, easy to deal with and he cares.
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Dam what a diff Kid,I have LED's but they don't light up like that,awesome.

I got mine from JW also. I did the mod myself as a fun project.


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never had a problem with the tinted covers i had.
i removed them and tinted the lights directly and still have had no problems. i love how it looks


Beautiful car Kim!
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Never had a problem with my blacked out halos...


Halos off


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You really need the the bright LED's like the above pic.
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Old 02-03-2011, 5:08pm   #15
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So did you get your LED's from JW and add the tint covers or spray tint them?
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So did you get your LED's from JW and add the tint covers or spray tint them?

I got it from JW with the stage 2 tint option. I would recommend the stage 1 or 1.5 if he still offers it. PM him, he's a great vendor!!
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Old 02-04-2011, 9:32am   #17
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Yes he is ,I bought a set of wheels from him last year so I know he is the one to buy from when you need to. Thanks for the info Kid.
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Yes he is ,I bought a set of wheels from him last year so I know he is the one to buy from when you need to. Thanks for the info Kid.
You're Welcome Bro!
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I got mine from JW also. I did the mod myself as a fun project.


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Love those light, you'll be hearing from me in the spring.
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