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Old 07-13-14, 10:24 AM   #1
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Default Want the new GX, but not the tail lights

any suggestions. i'm thinking about leasing a new one.

can i wrap them somehow or even tint them?
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Old 07-13-14, 10:44 AM   #2
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If you're going to lease it, it may be worth it to not even bother doing anything to the taillights. But if you must, vinyl is a good option as it is not permanent. The only downside is the longevity vinyl lacks. I, too, am not a fan of the '14 tails although I do believe they work pretty well with Knight Armor Pearl.

I prefer the red and white tails and will eventually swap them with my '14 ones once I find a used set in mint condition and reasonably priced. They should be a direct pnp since Sewell sells the '14 tails as an 'upgrade' for the previous years.
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Old 07-13-14, 11:20 AM   #3
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If you're going to lease it, it may be worth it to not even bother doing anything to the taillights. But if you must, vinyl is a good option as it is not permanent. The only downside is the longevity vinyl lacks. I, too, am not a fan of the '14 tails although I do believe they work pretty well with Knight Armor Pearl.

I prefer the red and white tails and will eventually swap them with my '14 ones once I find a used set in mint condition and reasonably priced. They should be a direct pnp since Sewell sells the '14 tails as an 'upgrade' for the previous years.

wow. i did not know that.

thanks so much.. hhaha "UPGRADE", in this case i guess its true
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Old 07-13-14, 11:22 AM   #4
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It time to downgrade it lol, but I still like the clear on white
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If they are interchangeable I'll swap my tai lights for yours. Leasing company would never know.
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i checked a while back, part is definitely interchangeable.
just remove the 2 screws on back of housing inside rear door, and the front of the tail light has a tab that inserts into the sheet metal. It pulls right out.
the new clear tail lights go well with white and silver, but not so if you have a dark color
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Agree with you T4fun.
That's why I choose starfire pearl ... Even more I hated chrome trims on dark color cars/trucks.
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