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LED Tail lights

Post by Delanor » Fri May 15, 2015 12:37 pm

I`m thinking of changing the tail lights to LED`s but there is a choice of 3 different sets:

1. Clear which have a chrome housing with a clear lense.

2. Black which have a black housing with a clear lense

3. Smoked which have a chrome housing with a smoked lense. (seem very dark)

My dilemma which to fit - opinions welcome.

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by leetrx8 » Fri May 15, 2015 12:40 pm

I think black will look great with your white paintwork.
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by SeriousSam » Fri May 15, 2015 12:53 pm

I'd go clear to keep the OEM S1 look. That is, unless you're trying to make it look a bit more R3-esque, in which case black. That is, unless you dig the stealth look, in which case smoked. Not really being much help here am I?

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by brix79 » Fri May 15, 2015 12:57 pm

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The black would give a nice contrast with the white. It's a tough call until you see them on the car though.. :-k
Smoked would be a bit much for me. Stealth needs more stealth, white doesn't lend itself to that I don't think!
Clear would work too, but a little similar to OEM? Maybe that's a good thing? :scratch: Ha, just as helpful. #-o :lol:
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Paddy2691 » Fri May 15, 2015 1:08 pm

I really like the middle pair of these ( I believe confusingly called the black) but the seller wouldn't budge on the best offer. Pointless offering it really. Still, a lot cheaper than the others available. Just wish I had the cash for a pair they're on my list now!
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by MightyCondor » Fri May 15, 2015 2:51 pm

I'll echo the comments above. The clears are the most S1 OEM, and the blacks are more R3. Personally I think the black ones look best, and I've looked at them a few times in the last few days. I think they'd look nice on my winning blue car. I've had so many other car expenses recently otherwise I'd probably go ahead and get a set. The postage cost is so high, that maybe a group buy would be an idea to bring it down a bit, assuming the seller would be game and. enough people would be interested.

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by minisaki » Fri May 15, 2015 3:02 pm

Black mate look best imo do they work fine just when I tried using led bulbs traction control and abs was disabled safe to say I ended up using regular bulbs after that :thumleft:
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Juey » Fri May 15, 2015 3:09 pm

Black - will look schweet. :thumleft:
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by clinko » Fri May 15, 2015 5:36 pm

has anyone asked about arranging a group buy for them ? I will put my name down right now . would make a saving on postage and custom costs
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by big_red » Fri May 15, 2015 5:54 pm

I would go for black, but I do think on a white the chrome would work. Not on any other color tho, may look a bit chav corsa lol.
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Post by Rx8-Col. » Fri May 15, 2015 7:03 pm

I would go white myself, but I don't think you can fo far wrong, whichever you choose
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Yorkie194 » Fri May 15, 2015 8:19 pm

The black look great but the yanks are taking the p*ss on the postage charges. If something could be negotiated on the postage for a group deal I'd be up for a set.


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Post by ChocolateTeapot » Fri May 15, 2015 10:07 pm

I'd be interested in a group of a set of black ones if this goes ahead.
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Post by buzzmonkey » Fri May 15, 2015 10:08 pm

+1 for a group buy too
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by MightyCondor » Fri May 15, 2015 10:12 pm

Looks like this could be a success if it can get off the ground.

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by clinko » Fri May 15, 2015 11:33 pm

im definitely up for the group buy guys , smoked for me
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri May 15, 2015 11:49 pm

Where about in the states are these guys? I know someone who brings in parts from the states every week so may be able to work something there.
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Post by MightyCondor » Fri May 15, 2015 11:53 pm

Rowland Heights, California according to their eBay listing.

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Delanor » Sat May 16, 2015 10:03 am

For anyone interested I`m not making any promises and it may not be a group buy because of the logistics involved with these lights ie. item cost, shipping cost from the USA, size and weight etc but I may have a plan!

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Post by buzzmonkey » Sun May 17, 2015 12:57 am

Well, that's just teasing Del!!
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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Delanor » Thu May 21, 2015 12:17 pm

Well my Black LED tail lights (had to be on a white car) have just arrived I actually found them considerably cheaper than on eBay here Carid they were actually $163 when I bought them on the 15th but they have gone up slightly but still a lot cheaper.

Mine including shipping were $276 = £177 but I had to pay wait for it £53 taxes etc when UPS delivered them to the door making them £230 but that still represents a saving of £50 on the same eBay items and £200 saving on the original JDM listed lights at £335 which are the same lights.

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Paddy2691 » Thu May 21, 2015 12:33 pm

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Delanor » Thu May 21, 2015 12:36 pm

They are really nice as good as the stock lights may even be made by the same company - would look awesome on a Silver RX-8. :thumleft: :lol:

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Vian » Thu May 21, 2015 12:38 pm

Delanor wrote:They are really nice as good as the stock lights may even be made by the same company - would look awesome on a Silver RX-8. :thumleft: :lol:

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Re: LED Tail lights

Post by Danwells84 » Thu May 21, 2015 12:51 pm

Aaaaaahhh! I want the black ones!!


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