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Old 03-31-04, 01:23 PM   #1
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Default Clear bumper light sources f/95-97 ?

I've seen a variety offered around the net...how is the quality from some of these different places?
Recco's?
Any local shops in So. Cal that I could walk in and buy reasonably?

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If you consider $45-50 reasonable, then there's ...

Autodynamic in El Monte:
http://216.82.69.117/detail.asp?PROD...=LXS9597LS400B

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Matrix Racing in Canoga Park:
http://216.82.69.117/detail.asp?PROD...=LXS9597LS400B

BTW, the quality on pretty much wherever you buy them (in the states) will be the same since they're all made in China...unless you want to dish out up to 3-4 times more and get it directly from Japanese companies, which are of better quality, but very pricey.
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Thanks BR1AN-

Did a search through our favorite online auction place and Pro Car Parts has a set for $26 + $10 shipping, I put in a bid.

As for the Japanese stuff...any recco's? Next month a friend for Seki City will be in town and I may be able to ask him to bring a set over for me.
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Thanks BR1AN-

Did a search through our favorite online auction place and Pro Car Parts has a set for $26 + $10 shipping, I put in a bid.

As for the Japanese stuff...any recco's? Next month a friend for Seki City will be in town and I may be able to ask him to bring a set over for me.
Good luck on the auction...hopefully you'll get them at that price.

If you want them in a smoked version, Wise Sports and Sedan King offer them for you 2nd gen. If you want clear versions, you can't go wrong with bigger companies such as Wald, Admiration, or Junction Produce.
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Next month a friend for Seki City will be in town and I may be able to ask him to bring a set over for me.
I would say save your money and have your friend bring you a nice set...... they look better and top quality. You have a nice car it/car should get the best.
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As fate would have it, there were 2 auctions for the clear bumper lights this evening...didn't get either. That's okay, I'll chill. I have been drooling over the Tradition body kit. Looks great in the mag on web, have you seen any?

http://www.traditional-jp.co.jp/tradition/s14.html

other offerings:

http://www.traditional-jp.co.jp/tradition/aero.html
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Originally posted by RA40 [/B]have you seen any?[/B]
What you mean like in person........?

The whole set is nice. add the fogs and the side panels your talking big bucks. For me its hard to tell what the body kit really looks like on a dark color car.

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Yes.

Seeing some of the stuff produced in the states for other cars leaves much to be desired at times. Same with some light products like the clear lenses I originally inquired about. At a distance it passes but close inspection reveals the construction. Gaps, poor casting/molds, I suppose it may equate to a "get what you pay for thing."
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As for the corner lights I have seen the ones Sedan King sells........ I was just at the store in Dec. They look very nice. You can see the bulb cause the lines in the clear lens are less. You can see thru the lens then looking at a bunch of lines. plus the sides are raised JDM style.

When I see the nice ones on a car I dont ask what kind they are I just think to myself wow those are nice. There are a few companys that make the nice ones. If the other CL members post the pics of the ones they got then you can see which ones you like better so you can get the same ones. Your right the more you pay normally better the quality is.......
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As for the corner lights I have seen the ones Sedan King sells........ I was just at the store in Dec. They look very nice. You can see the bulb cause the lines in the clear lens are less. You can see thru the lens then looking at a bunch of lines. plus the sides are raised JDM style.

When I see the nice ones on a car I dont ask what kind they are I just think to myself wow those are nice. There are a few companys that make the nice ones. If the other CL members post the pics of the ones they got then you can see which ones you like better so you can get the same ones. Your right the more you pay normally better the quality is.......
How much for the sedan king ones robert?
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How much for the sedan king ones robert?
Sedan kings is in the VIPmagazine goes for about $168. The picture I posted above I dont know who sells or makes that one. I just posted it as an example how much better those look. I do know that I have seen several places selling the nicer ones...........price range $160-210. I think thats a good deal the ones for my car I have not seen for less then $220.

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Thanks Robert-

Now I have an idea what to look for.
I thought Wise had an office somewhere in LA at one time?
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Dredged up my old thread...
I'm not one for the light mods, attracts too much attention and I'm a bit aged to go through the routine with the LEO's. .

I saw some on a LS400 last week that after having seen some miles I thought were Told myself, not only did it look so-so, the stock ones would last life of car barring some problem.

Looking at mine after some 160K miles, they are pretty road blasted from all the grit etc. I can clean them up but at $50 for some clear versions, I figured what the heck, get with the times. Even though, I ordered the old style grid pattern. This more closely matches the OEM baffled headlight lenses anyway. The diamond clear looks nice but doesn't go on the front end without cleared headlight lenses. (Like what Lexkost has done.) They arrived today and like I thought and had been told long ago. The quality is modest at best. I'll silicone the lens up, apply some clear bra, stuff them in with an appropriate amber LED and see.

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24609. (a) A vehicle may be equipped with white or amber reflectors that are mounted on the front of the vehicle at a height of 15 inches or more, but not more than 60 inches from the ground.
Ok, so aside from the lenses from some manufacturers not conforming to DOT, the reason is also that most of the LEO's are looking for that amber reflector right? I'm still trying to find that VC section specifically regarding the amber corner reflector since so many get cited for illegal equipment violations WRT cleared bumper lenses.

Anyone know?
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