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Custom_Celica
07-14-2006, 07:51 AM
i wanna know what u guys think of tinting tail lights? i got a guy on another forum reaming me out how dumb it'd be to tint out tail lights cause u'd get fucked over on insurance and how illegal it is . . . personally i think they look sick on a 5th gen. you guys think the pros out wiegh the cons? what if i just tinted the amber signal part and left the red

aballz
07-14-2006, 10:05 AM
Are you talking about blacking it out or turning the amber into red?

PhillyDRFT
07-14-2006, 12:52 PM
blacking it out or just tinting it with window tint right? we did it on my friends acura CL. looks good. I dunno where that guy gets off saying anything as long as your bulbs are visibly red and amber when lit its legal to do whatever you want to your tail lights. i have no idea wtf hes talking about with insurance. do you have agents sneeking out to check your car for mods at night? lol

Luis C
07-14-2006, 02:16 PM
Mine are tinted black. You can see the parking lights w/o any problems at all. It all depends on how heavy you go with the paint

MCcelica
07-14-2006, 03:05 PM
I dunno man, those GTO blackout things go pretty dark. I'm betting that guy is prettymuch a douche nozzle and is just making things up.

Cavanagh
07-14-2006, 04:45 PM
:mswerd:

angryyoungnpoor
07-14-2006, 07:57 PM
ricksta's got 'em on his GT. You could check those out. Some are nice, some aren't. Depends on the color of your car.

Murgatroy
07-14-2006, 08:08 PM
I have all my lights (sans headlights) tinted black. You can see them fine and I have been pulled over twice and hassled about other things. The lights were never mentioned. Once was in the daylight, once was at night. I think someone is just pissed that they can't do it cause they believed Chicken Little when they were told the sky was falling.

LoKi The Infidel
07-14-2006, 08:43 PM
ricksta's got 'em on his GT. You could check those out. Some are nice, some aren't. Depends on the color of your car.
yea the color is everything. on a black car, they look awesome. on a white car, they look ok, but they REALLY look dark in contrast. silver is ok too.

i'm not such a fan of it on red or blue cars though.

Custom_Celica
07-15-2006, 01:03 AM
well i'm debating it still, i have money for tickets and the cops out here are dying to give u a ticket for something . . . i have seen them on other cars but knowing my luck i'd get the take down for it. And ricksta ur pics arent showing up i'd really like to take a look

Ricksta
07-15-2006, 01:30 AM
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Custom_Celica
07-15-2006, 02:23 AM
nice job i definetly like it, i think i'll take the risk if i can find a retailer in my city that has lens paint

Ricksta
07-15-2006, 02:46 AM
why dont you post a pic of your car and we'll tell you if it will look good or not

Rick89GTS
07-15-2006, 05:36 AM
I personally don't care for them but it's your car, so who cares what the other guy says.

Murgatroy
07-15-2006, 08:13 AM
VHT Nightshades is what it is called. You can order it from Summit for like $11 a can, or get it from a local speed shop for like $6 a can.

Here is an old pic of Chaos.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y46/murgatroy/SmokedTails.jpg

90CelicaST
07-15-2006, 08:35 AM
Murg, $5 says Ricksta will be one of the first 5 people bashing on your spoiler(that is no longer on the car).

Ricksta
07-15-2006, 04:06 PM
Murg, $5 says Ricksta will be one of the first 5 people bashing on your spoiler(that is no longer on the car).

damn how did you know?!?!? from to time i'll see somebody with one of those on thier celi and it looks awful. ive only seen them on st's though. i mean it just doesnt look right...how can you do that to your car?!?!?!!?

MCcelica
07-15-2006, 04:40 PM
Meh, I don't like how they look on anything, BUT I do try to keep in mind that it's not my car. Then again I'm also not much for the high rise ones either. Usually the stock ones look best IMO.

Murgatroy
07-15-2006, 10:01 PM
I liked my wing. I have posted a thousand rants on here defending it, but in the end, I don't care what you all think. Chaos is my car, and I can do what I want to her. :hehe:

When you guys get to my age, you will realize it doen't matter what other ppl think. The main reason I don't have it on the car (twofold, the bass in the truck also made it rattle like hell) was the fact I couldn't drive around town without some 16 year old punk in a Civic thinking I was his bretheren and wanting me to 'Street Race' with him.

Basically, if it weren't for the mentality and the unwanted attention, I would still have the wing on her. :bigthumbu

ciento44
07-15-2006, 10:18 PM
I don't think it's that bad, to be honest.... god knows i'd rather have that wing on a Celica than a stock honda.

That being said, i do like aftermarket wings better on the hatchies. There's someone on here that posts every once in a while with a silver hatch with a nice body kit, and a big wing, and i think it looks great...

His name eludes me right now, though.

Disco Dan
07-15-2006, 11:26 PM
Erector Set!

Custom_Celica
07-16-2006, 05:24 AM
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9748/edit2du9.jpg
ur standard 5th gen gts

Ricksta
07-16-2006, 03:20 PM
drop it 2 inches!!! :hehe:

MCcelica
07-16-2006, 03:37 PM
I liked my wing. I have posted a thousand rants on here defending it, but in the end, I don't care what you all think. Chaos is my car, and I can do what I want to her. :hehe:

When you guys get to my age, you will realize it doen't matter what other ppl think. The main reason I don't have it on the car (twofold, the bass in the truck also made it rattle like hell) was the fact I couldn't drive around town without some 16 year old punk in a Civic thinking I was his bretheren and wanting me to 'Street Race' with him.

Basically, if it weren't for the mentality and the unwanted attention, I would still have the wing on her. :bigthumbu

Yup. :bigthumbu So are you wingless now or do you have some more stock looking one just out of curiosity?

Custom_Celica
07-17-2006, 12:54 AM
drop it 2 inches? can i at least get some rims first haha i already plow streets in our canadian winters but i'll tell yah that car handles like no other . . . never gotten stuck. my friend whos cruisin in a 2005 lancer ralliart got stuck 4 times when were crusiin together hahaha

schmooot
07-22-2006, 06:18 PM
I've got all mine tinted on both cars...I like it and have never been hassled

elektrateq
07-22-2006, 08:55 PM
It's not illegal to my knowledge. I never got hassled when i tinted mine. I didn't black them out though. Whatever paint i bought sucked though cause it chipped off. Anyways, that was my 90-91 tails. I replaced them with 92-93's. Never gonna tint these.

elektrateq
07-22-2006, 09:12 PM
Erector Set!

lol, yea i hate those wings.