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      07-09-2011, 05:54 PM   #1
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      07-09-2011, 06:32 PM   #2
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not a fan personally, but you did ask my opinion
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      07-09-2011, 08:42 PM   #3
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not a fan personally, but you did ask my opinion
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      07-09-2011, 09:20 PM   #4
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not a fan personally, but you did ask my opinion
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      07-09-2011, 11:41 PM   #5
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What do I think? I think it's silly that BMW made a high intensity headlight for your safety and you smoke it with a $10 tint because you think it looks cool.

But then again, you did ask...

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      07-10-2011, 12:00 AM   #6
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not a fan.... but if you like it then good for you!
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      07-11-2011, 01:15 AM   #7
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I think it's stupid. If it's a show car, or ONLY driven during daylight hours... then I guess it's ok.. still doesn't look good.
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      07-11-2011, 01:00 PM   #8
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      07-12-2011, 07:37 AM   #9
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Everybody dance like it's 1999 again! j/k It's very retro "tuner". BUT it's your car, and if you like it, then ok.
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      07-12-2011, 08:31 AM   #10
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You just lost a lot of lighting ability by doing that. OK I guess if you do not drive at night....
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      07-12-2011, 11:14 AM   #11
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Everybody dance like it's 1999 again! j/k It's very retro "tuner". BUT it's your car, and if you like it, then ok.
lol! i remember the ABS plastic covers on my Eclipse!
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      07-12-2011, 11:30 AM   #12
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      07-12-2011, 11:50 AM   #13
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      07-12-2011, 03:38 PM   #14
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Lol...I know it looks weird and the light still work fine. I CAN see. Right now I'm in Italy so it's no big deal. (unlike Cali.)

I was trying to go for the Berk Technology 135i car look.

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      07-19-2011, 03:17 PM   #15
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I think it looks good, but I'd be concerned with diminishing light output. On my previous car, I considered smoking the headlamps. I ended up taking apart the housing and spraying everything shiny that wasn't a reflector housing.
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      07-19-2011, 06:06 PM   #16
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not my style at all, but to each his own
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I was trying to go for the Berk Technology 135i car look.
You're way off in that case! I hope you don't drive at night, and if you do drive at night and get into an accident... it'll probably be your fault. Sorry for being such an ass, but you essentially wasted your time, money, and energy doing something to diminish the performance of your car.
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      07-23-2011, 02:17 PM   #18
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You're way off in that case! I hope you don't drive at night, and if you do drive at night and get into an accident... it'll probably be your fault. Sorry for being such an ass, but you essentially wasted your time, money, and energy doing something to diminish the performance of your car.
I would have to disagree. I am honestly not a big fan of how it looks, but I would not call it a waste of money. If you walk out to your car and enjoy the way it looks then good for you. I would be concerned about the diminished brightness, but if you said you can see then I guess all is good. Also if you live in a well populated city most roads will be lit by street lamps (not saying that you don't need well working headlights).

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      07-24-2011, 01:36 AM   #19
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Illegal? I believe here in IL you must be able to see the lights from 1000 ft...brake lights from 500ft so it does not matter what you do to them as long as they are visible. It is was actually written into the State code ... all states are different as usual. I am not a fan myself. looks like a Honda.
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      07-27-2011, 02:47 PM   #20
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Hey boats, can we get a pic of it in the sunlight? kind of a dark picture
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      07-27-2011, 04:39 PM   #21
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Good attempt, bad results. Mayb they'd look ok if u didnt have the carbon fiber hood. With it on, it makes it look like you have several different shades of black on your car and none them blend together...


Thats whats good about this site though, you try it so that I know not to....
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