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#21 Z-train

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:01 AM

How much do they go for?
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 09:49 AM

win^^


Im so gettin me some :cool:


Yes, and you know the first two pictures, the lights all worked and were on. just a PITA to see.

Wow!!

Me to.


Do eet!

h2theizzo - looks good. Looks like I'll be ordering some tonight.


Thanks! Again, thats with the condoms still on. I just went outside last night and swapped the lights

i ordered some thursday. I will be putting them in next weekend



How much do they go for?


I paid a total of 24.50 shipped to my door.
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 07:21 PM

http://www.superbrig...2Disp=/1157.htm

I found this site - it has alot of leds. I found it a while ago, I was planning to make clear tail light lens for my 510 and then put in LED colored bulbs - brighten things up a bit - But the dash lights look real good !

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 07:28 PM

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&Page2Disp=%2F1157.htm

I found this site - it has alot of leds. I found it a while ago, I was planning to make clear tail light lens for my 510 and then put in LED colored bulbs - brighten things up a bit - But the dash lights look real good !



SuperbrightLEDS is where i purchased mine as well. The lights work great! I am thinking about replacing my tail lights with these as well. Maybe the turn signals, not sure.
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 03:21 AM

LED's are the way to go, nice little finishing touch to the whole car not just the inside but also the outside aswell.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 05:34 AM

I'd check first on the tail lights as they may be too bright.But these can be used in places like the side markers to reduce current draw.
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 10:55 AM

I'd check first on the tail lights as they may be too bright.But these can be used in places like the side markers to reduce current draw.



Such a thing as to bright of tail lights? Please do explain what your thoughts are on this! I'd like to know if theres something im not thinking of
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 02:44 PM

Too bright? My tail lights are too dim, I think its a safety hazard. During the day you can hardly tell my lights are on in the back. All the other cars my family owns (read newer than 98) you can read just fine.

LEDs have the nice characteristics of consuming less power(watts), and being instant on/off. Some might say the instant on/off is harsh looking, I say its safe.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 05:42 PM

If your taillights look like you have your foot on the brake at all times,then they are too bright.If there is not enough "difference" between the brake light being on & the turnsignal being able to be seen,this too is a problem.ANd if your taillights are too dim to be seen in day light,you need to FIX them first.If you want to go brighter,later-tehn fine.But just tossing in LEDs is nothing but a band-aid solution.

There may be no issues at all.Hence,i used the phrse "CHECK FIRST".
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 06:09 PM

I completely understand. One of my front parking lights is exceedingly dim compared to the other. This leads me to thing the bulb is dieing or there are connection problems. And I understand not having extremely bright lights. Im not gonna get superbright leds. Moderately bright are just fine. I know the difference in LEDs. My bike light I made myself is 740 lumens. Bright enough I have to angle it down not to blind anyone. I have people tell me they think I am a motorcycle. I have no intent on blinding anyone. I just dont want to be rear ended. Yes bright blinding lights can lead to crashes as well.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 07:26 PM

If your taillights look like you have your foot on the brake at all times,then they are too bright.If there is not enough "difference" between the brake light being on & the turnsignal being able to be seen,this too is a problem.ANd if your taillights are too dim to be seen in day light,you need to FIX them first.If you want to go brighter,later-tehn fine.But just tossing in LEDs is nothing but a band-aid solution.

There may be no issues at all.Hence,i used the phrse "CHECK FIRST".



Z-Train, thanks for the heads up on that. I wasn't trying to cause trouble here, I wanted to know what you were thinking. And you do make a good point, if nobody can tell the difference between driving lights and brake/turn signals then that would be a serious hazard. Thinking about ordering the correct bulbs for the goon, and just replacing one side, then determining what I should do.

Ill order some rear lights soon, and take pics of both sides. One with LED, one with stock. BTW, my lights are bright enough now and are seen clearly. Was just thinking of a small upgrade & less power consumption.
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 08:50 PM

I just ordered my lights.All dash & dome light.$90.00
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 09:17 PM

I just ordered my lights.All dash & dome light.$90.00



Which lights did you order?? my 9 lights were only 24.50 shipped
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Posted 24 November 2010 - 05:43 AM

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 11:42 AM

Ordered my lights for the gauges, I'm out of town though. Once I get home I'll try and take some before and after pics of how my turn out. If I like them maybe I'll look into the tail lights, blinkers and dome to make them a bit brighter.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:01 AM

can anyone tell me which bulbs id need to buy for which. gauges, dome light, maybe license lights? thanks

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:57 AM

Full of win........However can you dim them out? There are many nights I need the dash lights as dim as possible, it's hard to see deer in the ditch with a disco going on inside the truck.

Interested to see if anyone can/has done this.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:25 PM

^ Thats something im working on with mine next. I used led strips for those of you whyo remember when i did mine. They run seperate of the main harness. Going to try to do a dimming switch setup and hide it under the dash so it cant be seen because i would like them a lil less bright.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:09 AM

I put yellow led's in my 620 cluster quite a while ago..... bought cheap led's on ebay, did the cluster for about $12.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:37 PM

can someone link me to the ones i will need for a 521 on superbrightled ? Please theres sooo many it confuses me...