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      02-15-2019 04:48 PM #1
      Meh, I detest aftermarket tail lamps. More so when they’re overloaded with cheap looking LEDs. But I was pleasantly surprised by these on this Epsilon Impala SS. LED fiber optics for the lamps and LEDs for the brake/turn signals. Not bad.




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      02-15-2019 04:50 PM #2


      not a good example
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      02-15-2019 04:51 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post


      not a good example

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      02-15-2019 04:52 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post


      not a good example
      Yep, those look awful.

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      02-15-2019 04:56 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Just another GTI View Post
      Yep, those look awful.
      Let's agree to disagree I just like the fact they are incorporating the fiber optics now.

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      02-15-2019 04:59 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      Let's agree to disagree I just like the fact they are incorporating the fiber optics now.
      Peace. Maybe they look better in person.

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      02-15-2019 05:17 PM #9
      I like them on MK4's too.




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      02-15-2019 05:31 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by 88c900t View Post
      The only car (other than the IS/Altezza) these ever looked somewhat decent on was the 1994-1995 Accord. That was actually the first car the APC (or whatever the pre-APC company was called) lights were made for. After they proved popular, they were made for everything else under the sun with *ahem* much less success.

















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      02-15-2019 06:23 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      Meh, I detest aftermarket tail lamps. More so when they’re overloaded with cheap looking LEDs. But I was pleasantly surprised by these on this Epsilon Impala SS. LED fiber optics for the lamps and LEDs for the brake/turn signals. Not bad.



      Crappy QC?

      Does the upper section of the left light have one additional LED? It isn't like you were at a large angle and obscuring part of the right light.

      In the second photo, why is just one light lit but the center brake light lit? Are they turning left and the left light is flashing?

      And all of the aftermarket lights in this thread suck so far. Hideous!

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      02-15-2019 06:29 PM #12
      I had a steel blue MK3 4 door Golf with a VR6 swapped back in the late 90's/early 00's. I ran Hella magic color taillamps in blue. I thought it looked pretty cool for the time but got sick of them after a year. They really had a quality look to them, and were pretty original compared to other aftermarket choices at the time. Everyone else was running altezza's...

      Not my car but identical colors/tails

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      I love the Colin Shread tails on the 14+ FXT.

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      02-15-2019 07:06 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      Meh, I detest aftermarket tail lamps. More so when they’re overloaded with cheap looking LEDs. But I was pleasantly surprised by these on this Epsilon Impala SS. LED fiber optics for the lamps and LEDs for the brake/turn signals. Not bad.
      I don't like it. Also, that's a W-body.
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      02-15-2019 07:07 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by a n d r e a s View Post
      I love the Colin Shread tails on the 14+ FXT.
      Now those are cool
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      02-15-2019 07:15 PM #17
      No, just no about everything in this thread. Awful.

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      02-15-2019 08:06 PM #18
      Buddy club tail lights for the FRS are BAMF



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      02-15-2019 11:47 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by -DWM- View Post
      I don't like it. Also, that's a W-body.
      Stand corrected, that is a W body. I could have sworn they moved to the stretched epsilon by the 9th gen.

      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      Crappy QC?

      Does the upper section of the left light have one additional LED? It isn't like you were at a large angle and obscuring part of the right light.

      In the second photo, why is just one light lit but the center brake light lit? Are they turning left and the left light is flashing?

      And all of the aftermarket lights in this thread suck so far. Hideous!
      Yes, turning left and the signal is on.

    21. 02-15-2019 11:51 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      Stand corrected, that is a W body. I could have sworn they moved to the stretched epsilon by the 9th gen.



      Yes, turning left and the signal is on.
      Iwas gonna say epsilon, i thought these were still GM-10 derived

      These Impalas have aged well at least to me, too bad the LS4 was paired with a weak trans

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      02-16-2019 12:24 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by 88c900t View Post
      Those are not aftermarket, they are factory, which the Toyota badged car was called the Altezza, hence the term Altezza lamps.
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      02-16-2019 01:16 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      Those are not aftermarket, they are factory, which the Toyota badged car was called the Altezza, hence the term Altezza lamps.




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      02-16-2019 03:41 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      Those are not aftermarket, they are factory, which the Toyota badged car was called the Altezza, hence the term Altezza lamps.
      Yeah, what he said^
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