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Old 08-09-2012, 01:18 AM   #301
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Looks awesome! I did the exact thing with my headlights/tail lights except black with red rings, just curious, was it as much of a pain for you as it was for me to do the rings?
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:21 AM   #302
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yea it was, taping it off was the bigggest PITA
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:39 AM   #303
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Sorry for the pain but i'm relieved I didn't spend all that time taping off just to find out there was and easy way!
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:35 PM   #304
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So I took a different approach. Not only did I black out the bottom piece, but I also smoked the lenses and removed the red piece on top. I then switched the top and bottom lights. My brake lights and night time running lights are on the bottom and my turn signal and reverse lights are on top. I also swapped out the stock bulbs and installed LED lights for the brakes. They're quite a bit brighter. However now I'm having trouble with condensation on the inside of the housing. I think they might be sealed improperly or I need some anti fogging spray. Anyone having the same problem?
I am interested as to how these look at night in reverse, on brake, and running. Mind posting some pics? (sorry for questioning on such an old post)
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:47 PM   #305
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Bump this thread just did my housings


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Old 12-27-2012, 12:39 AM   #306
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Bump this thread just did my housings
How about pics of how they look on your car? So far they look like you did a bang up job!
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:42 AM   #307
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Nice! Install them yet?
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:10 PM   #308
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:11 PM   #309
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What is the purpose of the clear reflector in the read section? Has anyone tried leaving leaving it out?
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:14 PM   #310
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You mean the red on the top as in the brake/parking light section?
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:14 PM   #311
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There is a small ~1" tall clear reflector sitting behing the red piece. There was a pic somewhere in the thread showing it but if you look at 05suby's pics above, its the strip that delineates the red from what would be clear. Basically its the strip at the bottom of the red part.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:25 PM   #312
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I think I know what your talking about. I think it's to see the car at night when it's parked somewhere, when I come up the road to my house I can see my tail lights reflector strip all the way from the end of the road
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:47 AM   #313
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I am interested as to how these look at night in reverse, on brake, and running. Mind posting some pics? (sorry for questioning on such an old post)
Thanks for quoting this one, I've been looking to do something similar but missed it the first time around. I have a wagon but I want something similar to the 04/05 sedan tails. This looks pretty close, but instead of painting the bottom black I would paint the outside of the lens red on the lower half.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:08 AM   #314
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Here's a bump to an old post... had my first rain after install today, and no fog! Fingers crossed this continues..... I took it one step further than most i've seen on here and tinted the red/clear lense... Also, I cut mine in the fashion that "catbacksubie" from page 11 did..just straight across....was a bit hard to seperate the pieces but I feel much more easy to cut..


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Old 12-02-2013, 10:13 PM   #315
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im assuming the rear lense on the right hand side has a tinted sticker on the outside of some kind or has been spray painted??

can someone please provide a link to a thread of where i can get this done with the best results possible

this will be done on a jdm hawkeye twin scroll (blue) so has to be perfect

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Old 12-03-2013, 08:08 AM   #316
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Just use a tint film like lamin-x, that way if you don't like the results or change your mind it's easily reversible.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:37 AM   #317
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Has anybody successfully done this to a 2012 or newer headlight or taillight?
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:57 AM   #318
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Not much can really be done with the sedan tail light but if you go back I little bit you'll find a post of a hatchback tail light that was cut open. Looks really good. As for the headlights, they can still be baked open rather than cutting them up.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:13 AM   #319
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Has anybody successfully done this to a 2012 or newer headlight or taillight?
2012 WRXs are the same as previous years...
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:30 PM   #320
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Thanks for the info alt14 and TRSAndrew!!
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:31 PM   #321
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So I am just confriming my thoughts before I tackle this project, bake the headlights and cut the taillights? can anybody post with instructions on the cutting method for an 11+ wagon please and thank you. Pics would be cool but not needed.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:58 PM   #322
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So I am just confriming my thoughts before I tackle this project, bake the headlights and cut the taillights? can anybody post with instructions on the cutting method for an 11+ wagon please and thank you. Pics would be cool but not needed.
Bake the headlights- YES (i've done this. Super easy)
Cut the taillights- As far as i know, YES (haven't done yet)
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:48 PM   #323
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So I am just confriming my thoughts before I tackle this project, bake the headlights and cut the taillights? can anybody post with instructions on the cutting method for an 11+ wagon please and thank you. Pics would be cool but not needed.
If you go back a few pages in this thread you'll find pictures of hatchback tail lights that were done, if you pm the poster he'll probably have a walkthrough for you of some sort.
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:19 AM   #324
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Euro-spec tails from Switzerland with the rear foglight done in BMW steel grey
Where can i get these and how much?
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:51 AM   #325
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Where can i get these and how much?
Did you even read any of the thread? They are modified '06/07 tails. Trade your blobeye tails for someone's hawkeye tails and make them.
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