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Old 05-31-2004, 10:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Going to get corners and side markers pretty soon. I like the CLEAR corners, not the white looking ones. There like crystal clear, but i also like the smoked corners and side markers. Whats the general concensus here, smoked or clear? Im sort of leanin toward clear myself but id like to see some pics. of smoked corners. Just need advice. thanks.
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Old 05-31-2004, 11:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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im having the same dillemma, i think im going to go with the clears

but im still thinking about those whites.. used
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Old 05-31-2004, 12:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would say smoked, because those can be purchased OEM quality. The CLEAR lights are not OEM and have a reputation for fogging.
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Go with smoke if you car is dark and go with clear if you car is light. For looks anyway.
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Does anyone have pictures of the smoked corners or tail lights on a car? i've seen them on bavauto but haven't seen a good picture of them on a car.
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my smoked side markers.

http://junknstuff.net/stuff/325i/images/#smoked


as stated above.
dark car get smoked
light car get clear
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Old 05-31-2004, 02:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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because your car is white go with the clears or get smoked lens all the way arround front and back with the smoke mask for the headlights and that wold look cool on a white car too i think.
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Old 05-31-2004, 05:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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white car, go with smoked. its a nice contrast
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you would think its a nice contrast but it makes the car dirty looking (to me atleast)
i would go with clear (as in oem type clears) all around
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whatever you chose,,,, just pick the same for the rear...
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whatever you chose,,,, just pick the same for the rear...
yah, keep it consistent, its the only way to go
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The OEM clears looks nice!
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I was thinking of going smoked all the way around as well. Mine's silver and I think the contrast would be nice. Just waitin on the paycheck...
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