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Old 05-22-08, 08:05 AM   #16
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If any of you guys who are upgrading would be willing to do so, I'm looking for a clean left outer lens (stock) to replace my cracked one. I got one on eBay I thought was decent but ended up being scratched up pretty bad...argh.

I'd consider changing mine out to LED but I don't have the $$.

Shoot me a PM if you'd be willing to part with your OEM unit.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-23-08, 08:44 AM   #17
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I'm in for one. shonn...please send info. thanks in advance

here is what I found but for $360 not including shipping.

http://www.memoryfab.com/products/detail_aero_699/#
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Old 05-29-14, 07:34 PM   #18
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Hey where can I get these led tail lights for an affordable price. I have a 98 Lexus ls400??
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Old 05-29-14, 07:48 PM   #19
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Nowhere for an affordable price. There's a guy in Japan that sells the for about $600 but then you have to add the shipping which would probably be another 2-300 I believe.
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Old 05-29-14, 10:35 PM   #20
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I have seen many poor young guys wasting money here replacing to LED tail lights without knowing the facts. Most of those lights sold these days here are not made in Japan any more. They are coming from nearby countries and the quality is terrible.

Some of the LEDs in the unit fail soon as well as the water comes in. Some units last longer, but the surface of the plastic becomes yellowish or not clear damaged by the UV energy from the Sun. You'd better stay away from those.
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Not only the electronics but the fit varies. When I see LED, it is a tip to say they are most likely eBay tail lights for $300. The stock tails are . If you have to have LED's, find an electronics whiz and have the OEM's modified. In past times there were a few companies doing them up in Japan, but I don't know how it is these days.

These are nice.
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Old 05-30-14, 04:25 AM   #22
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I still have to grow a set and cut up my extra set of tails. I've been wanting to do it for a year now. Maybe next winter.
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Old 05-30-14, 07:31 AM   #23
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I just would like to find something to give the tails a fresher look. I don't know if smoking then would accomplish this or not though.
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Central Pine sells 98-00 LS400 LED tail lights made by Braga for $400 and shipping.
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The JP tails with LED's would be pretty nice. those RCR's were ~$1,200 in the day.
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When I order my coilovers I believe I will order those as well.
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Central Pine sells 98-00 LS400 LED tail lights made by Braga for $400 and shipping.
Like many here I decided to "upgrade" to the LED tails and went scouring the internet for a deal. Of course I found the set on Ebay from Japan for $600 + s/h which was def. a no-go. After more searching I finally found a used set being offered thru Up Garage in Japan.

If you've never heard of them, they are a used parts shop with locations throughout Japan with everything from aero kits to wheels and they've recently started shipping overseas. When I lived over there from '03-'07 that was my spot. Anyway, after several e-mails back and forth the price for a set of used Bragas (made in Japan) was Y12,800 plus another Y8,000 for fedex shipping (right around $200). I paid via paypal and got them yesterday.

Unfortunately, test fit revealed that they don't fit. I thought they sent me lights for a Gen 1 LS-400, but when I contacted them they explained that on the mid-year 1998 JDM Celsior there was a slight change to the trunk lid light cluster (the square piece) making them larger. This light fits the earlier smaller style from 95-97? Ironically, the other lights (turn signals) fit perfectly.

So far they have been really good about this and we are now working out replacing or refunding the item; they are checking their stock at all shops to see if they have the right ones. We'll see how this turns out. In the meantime I am resisting the temptation to mod them to fit. As you can see - it would just be a matter of drilling two new holes and figuring out a way to cover the approx. 1.5" gap at the end with something that doesn't look ghetto-homemade.
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Hey pure here are the taillights i can get. I can get them for $280 + shipping. Let me know, so when I put in my order for mine i'll can add yours as well.

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Care to share where you found these? Thanks.
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Unfortunately, test fit revealed that they don't fit. I thought they sent me lights for a Gen 1 LS-400, but when I contacted them they explained that on the mid-year 1998 JDM Celsior there was a slight change to the trunk lid light cluster (the square piece) making them smaller - which means those pieces won't fit my car though the other lights (turn signals) fit perfectly.
So does that mean they would fit 95-97? I know on ours the inner taillight is shorter and if they will, would you be willing to sell
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So does that mean they would fit 95-97? I know on ours the inner taillight is shorter and if they will, would you be willing to sell
The only way to know for sure would be to measure I guess. They don't fit my '98 - that much I do know. Def. would be willing to sell if the guys in Japan give me a hard time about returning them. I'll PM you if that happens and maybe we can work a deal. Cheers.
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