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 Post subject: To clear or not to clear....
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:45 pm 
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Hi all,

My EL had clear rear lights when I got it... but to register it, I took them off and put EF lights on...

now I can't decide which I prefer.. car is artic blue. (Q9)

Here are some photos:
First the clears.....
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Now the EF lights..
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What do you guys think??? the clears are actually more understated than the red ones,, which looks quite nice I think... but the EF ones don't look bad either so I'm not sure which way to go..

The car will be shockwave blue at some stage so I suspect I'll have to think about it again in future.

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 Post subject: Re: To clear or not to clear....
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:00 pm 
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I was like "clear lights are crap" but put them on the missus's EL and they look mint.

The clear ones look alright on your car, and we touch wood havn't had any drama with mister plod about them.

 

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 Post subject: Re: To clear or not to clear....
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:15 pm 
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Yeah i would have to say clear I don't really like them to much but they look better than the standard ones on your car

 

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 Post subject: Re: To clear or not to clear....
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:44 pm 
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they dont look too bad on that colour and wheel combo, i generally dont like the clear taillights, ef ones would get you less attention from the boys in blue though, depends on what your after, your car your choice.

 

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 Post subject: Re: To clear or not to clear....
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:55 pm 
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i rekon they the clear look better on your car. makes it look a lot more unique
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 Post subject: Re: To clear or not to clear....
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:20 pm 
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yeah, everyone seems to have come to the same conclusion I have...

the clears suit the cars colour more than the vivid red ones..

To get around the legalities.. I put two ADR approved small red reflectors right down the bottom of the rear bar.... When I've grafted on the BA XR rear lower half... I'll probably put commodore rear reflectors under the lip... just so I have an arguing point with the cops should it come up..

Car is now fully registered and on gas...... so now the mods start... including putting the supercharger in.... :-)
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 Post subject: Re: To clear or not to clear....
Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:10 pm 
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I'm not a fan of the clear tail lights but on your car they look pretty good.
They go well with the colour and the chrome

 

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 Post subject: Re: To clear or not to clear....
Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:43 pm 
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Dont do it...the clear lights look terrible.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:59 pm 
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I wanted to at some stage get some for my ED falcon which is bright red... and then i saw some on a red ed falcon and they look s**t... red car needs red tail lights... your car (lighter colours) looks much better with clear lights... i like them on white cars... stand out less than red ones...

 

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 Post subject: Re: To clear or not to clear....
Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:01 pm 
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Well I was ready to insult and say clear are gay...

But on that car I prefer the clear and it doesn't give off that stereotype look at all.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:01 pm 
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yeah... thats it exactly..... the red ones are too bright for the car...

at least they are not like the AU clears with all the bling in them.. . these are just more understated.
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Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:20 pm 
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Here you go folks.. to make the differentiation clearer.

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Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:52 pm 
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Id go the clear, they suit arctic blue really well, they make it look more prestigious..

 

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 Post subject: Re: To clear or not to clear....
Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:03 pm 
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the clearies look ok on your car....... but at the same time it makes the a** end look like eyes from some type of insect

tough call :)
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Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:05 pm 
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mod the stocker taillights??

 

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