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Old 05-21-2012, 12:29 AM   #1
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Smoked lights

When I was on AM looking for smoked light covers I noticed the main complaint was you can't see at night. It would be a pain to take them off every night while driving. Can this be corrected by getting different bulbs instead of the stock ones? I wanted to get the front and rear lights at the same time but I wanted to get some input from the forum before making my purchase.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:21 AM   #2
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Re: Smoked lights

I have them and I purchased Phillips Extreme bulbs and I have no problem..
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I've heard that if you upgrade to the H10 bulbs that they offer there should be no problem...I don't have them but I am also looking to get some in the near future
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Cool !!!!!! Thanks for the info. I will add the bulbs to my build list.
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Awesome! Let us know how it turns out!!
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I will be putting in my order by this weekend.
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When I was on AM looking for smoked light covers I noticed the main complaint was you can't see at night. It would be a pain to take them off every night while driving. Can this be corrected by getting different bulbs instead of the stock ones? I wanted to get the front and rear lights at the same time but I wanted to get some input from the forum before making my purchase.
I have them, and didnt upgrade my lights and i have had no problems The only problems i have with them and the smoked headlight covers is that the corners are always popping out, im ordering the tint that u put on instead
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I looked at those I should go that route instead of spending the $54 bucks for the covers
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Hmm interesting I've been considering tinting my lights also but wanted to do both the front and back at the same time and wasn't sure if to go with tints or covers. I had assumed the tint was more likely to go bad but perhaps not.

+1 on the HIDs. I got some installed last summer and its awesome!
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I've got clear lenses and still can't see at night. I've tried three different bulbs. They put a sort of cover or reflector over the bulb on the new ones and it really dims the center of your field of vision. Very bad out here in deer country!

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I've got clear lenses and still can't see at night. I've tried three different bulbs. They put a sort of cover or reflector over the bulb on the new headlight assemblies and it really dims the center of your field of vision. Very bad out here in deer country!
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anyone have a link to a good HID kit?
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It really does depend on where you live... In my area there are plenty of street lights to where i really don't even need as good brightness as i have (which isn't that great on my truck)
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On American muscle they have smoked head/taillights that you can buy for 200$ and they have an led one that looks really good at night and there not that like blinding bright but definitely visible.
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Yup I saw that light combo but for $200 that would be a waste if you still can't see well at night.
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Re: Smoked lights

I have hids for my headlights, and i even keep the covers on at night and have had no issues
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You could save a lot of money if you paint the tail lights yourself, I spent $14 for the can spray at auto zone.....
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You could save a lot of money if you paint the tail lights yourself, I spent $14 for the can spray at auto zone.....
Unless you live in a place where they are illegal, if so then the covers are great because if you get a fix it ticket all you have to do is take them off, get the ticket gone then put them back on.
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Unless you live in a place where they are illegal, if so then the covers are great because if you get a fix it ticket all you have to do is take them off, get the ticket gone then put them back on.
It sucks for people that have to go thru this, I been pulled over 3 times& no ticket yet
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It sucks for people that have to go thru this, I been pulled over 3 times& no ticket yet
I'm preparing myself for all the hassles for when i get a Mustang. I live in Cali.... Enough said.
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I'm preparing myself for all the hassles for when i get a Mustang. I live in Cali.... Enough said.
Ha I'm from l.a. raised in houston.....i just got my second mustang and started to save for the 2015 mustang
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I sprayed my tails with the spray from advanced and have the stock looking smoked headlights. I just got pulled over and have 2 weeks to take it off. Anyone know what the penalty is if you are caught a 2nd time if I would put the smoked lights back on?
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Ha I'm from l.a. raised in houston.....i just got my second mustang and started to save for the 2015 mustang
I'm born and raised in Sacramento, i don't think il have much problems with mustang mods in my area though. If the cops were going to actually do something then they would pull over the caddy's riding on 30s blasting music with bass shaking your car at a stop light... I see these types of cars at least 5x a day.
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If you can't tell, its sitting about a foot extra off the ground because of the wheels... This pic doesn't show it that well...... Anyways back on topic, i've seen quite a few cars do the spraying on tail lights to smoke them, i actually think it looks pretty cool. I just think that if you are in a place that you might get ticketed for it then go covers so you can take it off easier.
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I'm putting in my order for covers for front and back and tints for turn and quarter lights. If I need bulbs after that I will just run to autozone. I should have them by Wednesday
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I sprayed my tails with the spray from advanced and have the stock looking smoked headlights. I just got pulled over and have 2 weeks to take it off. Anyone know what the penalty is if you are caught a 2nd time if I would put the smoked lights back on?
how does the spray look? it dosent wash off?
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how does the spray look? it dosent wash off?
It's actually really nice and easy to do. I've never painted anything myself and I smoked these taillights and it came out looking sick. And no it doesn't wash off. I let mine dry overnight but it's specifically designed for tinting lights.
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It's actually really nice and easy to do. I've never painted anything myself and I smoked these taillights and it came out looking sick. And no it doesn't wash off. I let mine dry overnight but it's specifically designed for tinting lights.
Whoa wait. They have spray can to tint your lights?!?!?!?
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Wow found it at Autozone for $13.99 for a 10oz can. It's called Lens Tint made by Rust-Oleum translucent black lens tint
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Wow found it at Autozone for $13.99 for a 10oz can. It's called Lens Tint made by Rust-Oleum translucent black lens tint
Yeah mine was called Niteshade spray but I'm sure it's the same thing.
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Re: Smoked lights

I have the smoked headlights (not covers, and not "dark", just smoked) and there was a noticeable decrease in available light at night.
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It's actually really nice and easy to do. I've never painted anything myself and I smoked these taillights and it came out looking sick. And no it doesn't wash off. I let mine dry overnight but it's specifically designed for tinting lights.
Thanks for the info
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Yeah mine was called Niteshade spray but I'm sure it's the same thing.
Yeah that's, mines fading off ill probably re do it tomorrow...
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Yeah that's, mines fading off ill probably re do it tomorrow...
That's the only drawback to this method...they do require respraying after time. Although after about a year mine is still looking good and my car is an outside daily driver.
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