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Old 02-06-2019, 01:12 PM
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Cant wait to se the photos . Also, can you make a photo in daylight ?


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Old 02-06-2019, 03:59 PM
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I see the opinions are split. Hmm...


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To clarify, I don't have specific experience with E70 taillights from Depo. The products from Depo that I have experience were not that great and worked for a bit. It was little issue of how they LOOKED (although some weren't that attractive either) and more how they just didn't last. I'd buy used or even new OE if they're available.
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That is my main concern, how much they will last. I see we have a someone who has them for some time.


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Snapped some pics. Not the greatest, but they look OE and the light bars have an even color to the eye. They're sharper looking too in person. I took it to the dealer and they were surprised how good they look!

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Niiice
They look very good. We also have the same car color.


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Really like your LCI taillight update. Could one swap out the turn signal bulb to an amber version? I'd prefer an amber turn signal.

Also, your window tint is spot on. What were the percentages you used for the rear windows and front sides? Looking to make this upgrade before the sweltering, southern summer starts. Thanks!
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thanks for the pics, 5Xtheproblems

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Really like your LCI taillight update. Could one swap out the turn signal bulb to an amber version? I'd prefer an amber turn signal.

Also, your window tint is spot on. What were the percentages you used for the rear windows and front sides? Looking to make this upgrade before the sweltering, southern summer starts. Thanks!
looks like the reflector are already orange. so a clear bulb would reflect a dark orange it seems.

After seeing the pics, I don't think I'm going to upgrade because it will make me want to convert to LCI front and rear bumpers. If I were to upgrade the tail lights, I'd prefer the red signal housings and those are $800+.
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Really like your LCI taillight update. Could one swap out the turn signal bulb to an amber version? I'd prefer an amber turn signal.

Also, your window tint is spot on. What were the percentages you used for the rear windows and front sides? Looking to make this upgrade before the sweltering, southern summer starts. Thanks!
Yep, the taillights appear reddish at the turn signal piece, but they glow amber colored (I personally prefer that over the red)

I have 20% tint all around. It looks really good on the car.

As far as the bumpers go, I put the aero kit and it added enough extra depth to the bumper to give it a clean look with the LCI tails. I shouldve taken a picture today when I was parked next to an LCI. The 08 still looked good next to it.
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Yep, the taillights appear reddish at the turn signal piece, but they glow amber colored (I personally prefer that over the red)

I have 20% tint all around. It looks really good on the car.

As far as the bumpers go, I put the aero kit and it added enough extra depth to the bumper to give it a clean look with the LCI tails. I shouldve taken a picture today when I was parked next to an LCI. The 08 still looked good next to it.
Thanks for the info on the amber signals and window tint. I'll put this on my to-do list as I like the crisper lighting from the LCI tail lights and the amber signal color. As for tint, I'll limit myself to 35% to keep it "legal" here in AL.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:09 PM
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Thanks for the info on the amber signals and window tint. I'll put this on my to-do list as I like the crisper lighting from the LCI tail lights and the amber signal color. As for tint, I'll limit myself to 35% to keep it "legal" here in AL.
I hear ya on the tint darkness. My tint is technically not legal here in GA, but have been good so far. 35% should look fine though. I just hated that the fronts weren't tinted and the backs were from factory. Tint freshens things up!
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