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#1 (permalink) Old 08-15-2004, 06:46 PM
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i just have clear ones in there now don't want amber so should i get an abstract color or just stay with white?



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They make bulbs specifically for what you may be looking for so that you don't "ruin" your clear corner look. I have smoked corners from bavarian autosport and I also purchased their "stealth bulbs".. they have a CHROME finish to them so they blend in with the background of your corner lights, but when they blink, they are amber... you can find them on www.bavauto.com or many other stores locally.

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Stealth Bulbs - Pair ==> Don¹t ruin the look of your clear lenses! Stealth bulbs are silver but blink amber to keep the DOT happy. Replaces turn signal and/or tail light bulb on some cars.
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I agree. Amber looks best when illuminated, but ruins the point of the clears. The bulbs he suggests are a great alternative. A cheaper method is to buy amber bulbs and spray paint them with a light coat of gray.

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I agree. Amber looks best when illuminated, but ruins the point of the clears. The bulbs he suggests are a great alternative. A cheaper method is to buy amber bulbs and spray paint them with a light coat of gray.
I just sprayed mine and the look very nice. I have silver bulbs and only payed 2.49 for silver bulbs, instead of paying like $20 for bulbs.

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exactly. I use the spray method too. works just the same and costs way less.

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With the parking light delete mod too

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so a no on abstract colors

and in with the stealth amber?



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I personally do not like having stealth bulbs, they might make the car much more clean, but I like the OEM look with a dash of orange in the middle...

anyway that's just me. If you want good quality, I think silverstar makes some stealth bulbs that are really nice for a good price.

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i have smoked corners and i just used the clear bulbs from inside my old orange corners.

i tried the parking light delete mod and decided it didnt look as good, so i un-deleted the lights so it went back to normal

but i am considering putting blue bulbs in my smoked corners... any thoughts? and where could i get them?


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I don't like the blue bulb thing.

But if thats your style, any autoparts store will have them.

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im not worried that it will look ricey, i dont think it would be unless it was like... pulsating to the music or changing colors or a crazy turnsignal that blinds oncoming traffic

not like BLUE BLUE, but like a light blue.. shall i say, HIDish


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pure white with a tint of blue might pass on a BMW, and still look classy in the process...but I'm pretty sure it is not street legal in most places....

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to add to this post... i just bought some euro lite hyper whit bulbs today... they look allmost exactly the same as plain white/clear bulbs... very dissapointed ( $21.00 lose!!)

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to add to this post... i just bought some euro lite hyper whit bulbs today... they look allmost exactly the same as plain white/clear bulbs... very dissapointed ( $21.00 lose!!)
Are you talking headlight, or corners? If your talking headlights, I got the Silverstar bulbs and they make a huge difference. Definitly a lot whiter and I can see a little better.

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