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      11-06-2011 02:48 AM #36
      Because it's kinda like the guys who get 12k HID's because they're purple and wanna be "unique". It's annoying, and pointless, and they're horrid, they kill your light output, and "smoking" everything and "murdering out" cars is (99.9% of the time) ugly and for people who have no style. If you really wanna get something that doesn't come stock as prev. stated, get Ocean tails (not stock on US models) or get some of the M3 styled LED tails (if you can make them work) or something else. With these cars it's clean>obnoxious/ricey/heylookatmei'mcool.

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      11-06-2011 03:10 AM #37
      my personal preference if smoking isnt overdone, my tailights looked gay oem they were bright red on the side of color pink when brake lights would turn on i did one coat on them and they are perfect now and match the car well.
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      11-06-2011 08:58 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by codergfx View Post
      my personal preference if smoking isnt overdone, my tailights looked gay oem they were bright red on the side of color pink when brake lights would turn on i did one coat on them and they are perfect now and match the car well.
      one coat isn't really dark at all, i wouldn't think that would be bad.

      it's just when people have 5 coats and they are black as night
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      11-06-2011 09:21 AM #39
      i hate smoked tails, go smoke someones pole instead

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      11-06-2011 09:22 AM #40
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      i hate smoked tails, go smoke some pole instead
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      11-06-2011 09:44 AM #41
      I took off my tinted tail because, as I use to love the look in high school, I think they look gaudy and make the whole car look "cheaper"



      I think it looks alot cleaner.. Imo..

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      11-06-2011 09:46 AM #42
      your rear window says jew
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      11-06-2011 09:52 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by jtrag View Post
      Why "Smoke" a "LIGHT" ??? That makes no sense!

      That's like putting Tint on your flashlight lens so you can look "cooler" in the dark and trees jump in front of you and BOOM!

      Hey guys, I have an idea! Lets make our Turn Signals Smoked as well so people can barely notice us turning and we get T-Boned!

      Most of the time when people smoke their turn signals. They install brighter lights as I did so nothing really changes but the color .
      Sure you don't do cocaine ,you just like the way it smellz.

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      11-06-2011 10:35 AM #44
      It looks tacky and cheap, end of story.

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      11-06-2011 10:44 AM #45
      lol smoked tails....HAHAHAHA

      but seriously. Please don't ever smoke your tails

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      11-06-2011 10:46 AM #46
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      11-06-2011 11:36 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by jtrag View Post
      Why "Smoke" a "LIGHT" ??? That makes no sense!

      That's like putting Tint on your flashlight lens so you can look "cooler" in the dark and trees jump in front of you and BOOM!

      Hey guys, I have an idea! Lets make our Turn Signals Smoked as well so people can barely notice us turning and we get T-Boned!

      This was a much better explanation than I had.

      Well said.

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      11-06-2011 01:14 PM #48


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      I feel mine are subtle and take the edge off the extreme red. They're tinted with 3M 30%.

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      11-06-2011 01:21 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Mac n Cheez View Post
      wait im confused , whats gay euros? seriously
      Another name for Altezza-style tail lights. Never understood the "euro" name.

      But smoked tails are dangerous and they look cheap. The way toocooldg has done his, however, is subtle and definitely adds to the appearance overall
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      11-06-2011 01:55 PM #50
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      11-06-2011 02:02 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by toocooldg View Post


      Before



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      I feel mine are subtle and take the edge off the extreme red. They're tinted with 3M 30%.
      you did it right
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      11-06-2011 02:30 PM #52


      Here are mine tinted one coat didn't like the pink appearance of the oem ones.
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      11-06-2011 02:39 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by codergfx View Post


      Here are mine tinted one coat didn't like the pink appearance of the oem ones.
      those seem pretty good too

      i too went through the "let'smakemytaillightsblack" and i mean BLACK.

      sold them to some kid for $50 on ebay. a lot of people go through the stage, just trying to keep people from doing what i did.
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      11-06-2011 02:42 PM #54
      smoke tail lights were popular right after fast and the furious era
      besides theirs allot of domestic cars with black tail lights and wheels meaning they are buisness as in for racing
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      11-06-2011 03:15 PM #55
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      11-06-2011 03:17 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Mac n Cheez View Post
      great eye
      i only noticed because my friends would've done the same thing
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      11-06-2011 03:26 PM #57
      I don't like smoked tails but I like maple smoked Bacon.

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      11-06-2011 03:31 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by jtrag View Post
      Why "Smoke" a "LIGHT" ??? That makes no sense!

      That's like putting Tint on your flashlight lens so you can look "cooler" in the dark and trees jump in front of you and BOOM!

      Hey guys, I have an idea! Lets make our Turn Signals Smoked as well so people can barely notice us turning and we get T-Boned!

      lol I like that
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      11-06-2011 04:32 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by bryanboley View Post
      those seem pretty good too

      i too went through the "let'smakemytaillightsblack" and i mean BLACK.

      sold them to some kid for $50 on ebay. a lot of people go through the stage, just trying to keep people from doing what i did.
      I didnt want them black just so red looks more red. And not pink lol
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    26. 11-06-2011 04:36 PM #61
      i think more than just vortex does not like smoked tails

    27. 11-06-2011 05:10 PM #62
      Yet people think stretching tires and poking wheels out the side is cool.

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      11-06-2011 05:47 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Nick. View Post
      Another name for Altezza-style tail lights. Never understood the "euro" name.

      But smoked tails are dangerous and they look cheap. The way toocooldg has done his, however, is subtle and definitely adds to the appearance overall
      True I don't know how the Altezza-style lights became known as euro when it is a Japenese car.

      Now that 30% tint on the jetta tails look nice, I may have to do that to mine.

    29. 11-06-2011 05:59 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by R32 802 View Post
      Yet people think stretching tires and poking wheels out the side is cool.
      yes it is...

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      11-06-2011 06:21 PM #65
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      11-06-2011 06:51 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by R32 802 View Post
      Yet people think stretching tires and poking wheels out the side is cool.
      it is alot cooler then your tail lights completely black
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      11-06-2011 06:54 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Mac n Cheez View Post
      it is alot cooler then your tail lights completely black
      and it doesn't pose a safety issue to other drivers.
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      11-06-2011 07:00 PM #68
      this thread is a waste of bandwidth

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      11-06-2011 07:10 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by R32 802 View Post
      Yet people think stretching tires and poking wheels out the side is cool.
      Angles man, angles. Eliminates gaps and makes the car seem like one piece, rather than individual parts put together? If that makes sense

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