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      12-28-2007, 10:01 AM   #1
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Question any upgrades to tail lights?

is anyone aware of any tail light upgrades like those available on the 335is?
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      01-08-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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i want to see some tinted tails from the 335 coupe.
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      01-08-2008, 03:33 PM   #3
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precisely!
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      01-20-2008, 06:46 PM   #4
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i want to see some tinted tails from the 335 coupe.
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      01-20-2008, 09:41 PM   #5
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I'm about 50/50 on tinting my tail lights.
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      01-24-2008, 02:38 PM   #6
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Im sure they have some 335's w. tinted tails on car domain

and I will be for sure tinting mine. slightly tho
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      01-27-2008, 08:00 PM   #7
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i dont know...i never really cared for tinted tails...but if you like them...that is all that matters!:wink:
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      02-03-2008, 05:29 PM   #8
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tint fo sho (esp for AW)....quick someone do a poll on tint
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      02-03-2008, 06:24 PM   #9
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im only gonna tint the clear part, gonna leave the red parts alone. Seen this done on subies and 335is, and i love it.
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any upgrades to tail lights?

Could just get the film for headlights and cut it out over the taillights.
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      07-02-2008, 06:08 AM   #11
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i love the tail lights just the way they are...i think they look freakin sweet at night
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      07-02-2008, 11:33 AM   #12
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LEDs are in the works
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      07-02-2008, 11:52 AM   #13
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S6 LEDs on 135i will look SICK!
I miss my .:R
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      07-02-2008, 12:02 PM   #14
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^ i think it looks great, but that is a VW audi thing... imagine their car running with halos.

damn, those R32s are sexy though...
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      07-02-2008, 08:37 PM   #15
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^ i think it looks great, but that is a VW audi thing... imagine their car running with halos.

damn, those R32s are sexy though...
Those 'daytime' LED's look good and are becoming more common these days, not just on VW/Audis...

Porsche has had them for some time and the new Nissan GT-R has them as an option also, so it's not exclusive or recognised on VW/Audi only :wink:

As for halos or angel eyes, these are very ubiquitous with aftermarket head light sets and are available and used on almost every type of car make out there !!!

I've got a set on my Opel Astra, they look great and have seen them on numerous types of other cars, all look good and not at all 'out of place' :smile:

Good friend of mine has them installed on his Mazda 3 MPS (MazdaSpeed 3) think it is for you guys in the States and it suits the car perfectly...:smile:

IMHO a set of those S6 LED's on a 135i would be awesome - you just need to check and make sure they don't interfere with the airflow feed function to whatever it's for, that's the reason why the 135i model dosn't have fog lights there in the first place compared to the lower range models that do have fog lights in that location...
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      07-02-2008, 10:47 PM   #16
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S6 LEDs on 135i will look SICK!
I miss my .:R

i was planning on doing something like that were can i get those thats HOT
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This is a rough DIY for installing the OE Audi S6 LEDs.

Get the supplies, hardware, and tools

Requirements (or highly recommended items): OE Audi S6 driving lights acquired direct through Audi or online, Audi S6 LED harness, jack + suitable jack-stand(s), electrical connectors + tools, electrical tape, thin metal strips for custom brackets + hardware, Dremel + cutting tools, hex and torx bit set(s), and a second set of hands.

Front & lower grill removal

Start with the two lower grills. Mark the bottom edge of the last horizontal grill on each side. This will be the highest that you are allowed to cut (for bottom placement). Both are secured with two philips screws closest to the aluminum center grill. Once these are removed apply pressure near the top of the grill to unclip then pull straight out.

The center aluminum pieces slides off just as easy assuming you remove two screws from the top under the hood, two behind your license plate frame (towards the outer edges), and two (on each side) which are exposed once the lower grill pieces are removed.

Before moving on to the bumper delete, you'll want to disconnect the headlight washers from the bumper cover pieces. Do this by prying the bottom edges up to slip your fingers underneath. The washers slide out at ~45 degree angle. Unclip the covers and lay them to the side.

Bumper removal
Now comes everyones favorite part locating all the necessary screws to loosen and put aside. Start underneath the front of the vehicle and locate the two screws in directly underneath the middle of the bumper. Follow that with three screws on the underside (left & right). Then, remove three screws from the front edges of the wheel wells. The final two screws are at the top of the bumper piece behind where the aluminum grill used to be. With a second set of hands, the bumper will now slide straight off.

Before excitedly removing the bumper completely, unclip and unscrew the headlight washers from the bumper. You'll notice that a single hose feeds both washers [which is also secured in place with metal clips.

With the front bumper removed, you'll have one naked looking MkV R32.
Bumper trim + brackets
This next step requires a little more trial and error. Because the S6 LEDs are not a direct drop in solution for any Volkswagen, the process of fitting requires patience and small passes with a Dremel cutting disk. The process was tedious - a combination of cut and test fit, cut and test fit. Using the last horizontal edge of the lower grills as guides, I marked the lowers with a pen to give me a rough idea of where to cut.





Once both sides had been trimmed down enough to fit the LEDs, Kevin cut and bent a set of brackets to secure the lights do the bumper.
Electrical, wire as fogs or tap sidemarkers

Because I had already deleted my North American sidemarkers, I had a set of previously used harnesses to tap for power. Unfortunately, because the LEDs were not plug 'n play, I simply snipped the sidemarker harness and reconnected with to the OE Audi S6 harnesses. <strong>Remember, brown is ground.</strong>
Some individuals might decide to run the Audi harness directly to the fuse box and reprogram their light switch in order for the LEDs to act as fogs, I chose to reuse the sidemarker wires allowing me to run the lights full time or as parking lights.
Final results

With the lights properly tested and wiring secured, it was time to re-assemble the front end of the vehicle. The end result was well worth the frustration and sore finger tips. I imagine the total cost had I commissioned a body shop to install the lights would have been in excess of $400.
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      07-03-2008, 03:16 PM   #18
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i was planning on doing something like that were can i get those thats HOT
Audi or Ebay.... I think they will fit the 135

It is a BIG job....
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      07-05-2008, 01:15 AM   #19
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Im thinking of buying them now, so where could i get the LEDs..cause my friend and i might do it on my car and see how it looks then do it on his..
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      07-06-2008, 05:26 AM   #20
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I'm interested in nice "Smoked" tail lights.

No limo tinted blacked out stealth look for me
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