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Old 07-16-2007, 07:28 PM   #37
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im just not ready yet to spend up to $400 worth of taillights.
Yeah $400 is freakin' steep. I just got JDMs and I'm not sure it was money well spent

Are they awesome? YES. But I can't see them when I'm driving and have yet to see another on the road. I went thru Japanparts, $395 without connectors. (IMO $18 for 2 pieces of plastic is ABSURD, here's my work-around. I removed the JDM connector and plugged the contacts into the USDM plug after insulating each contact with electrical tape, no problems with shaking or baking.

I think the replicas are a good option assuming they are comprable in quality, ie no leaks, condensation, or short life LED wafers. Otherwise I recommend PayPal with Japanparts... lower surcharges
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:30 PM   #38
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I'm planning on putting a bead of silicone around the housing to make sure there are no leaks in it before installing it into my car.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:35 PM   #39
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no need, the fit is good, just remember to use the plug off the old one, and tighten firmly.

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Old 07-16-2007, 07:39 PM   #40
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I'm planning on putting a bead of silicone around the housing to make sure there are no leaks in it before installing it into my car.
good luck and post some detailed pics From what I've seen they look identical to JDMs from the outside, the backside plastic mold and connector are different, yeah some extra sealer won't hurt
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:39 PM   #41
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JDM tails are so gangster.
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Old 07-16-2007, 07:42 PM   #42
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good luck and post some detailed pics From what I've seen they look identical to JDMs from the outside, the backside plastic mold and connector are different, yeah some extra sealer won't hurt
I'll be sure to post some pics hehe. It'll be coming in late July when I'm off to Flordia so it'll be a while hehe
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:33 AM   #43
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Thanks for the write-up! I just recieved my tracking confirmation from BPT, and found this thread within a few minutes Couldn't have been better timing
Had to wait a while too but I was waiting for other parts so no big deal... $380 shipped
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:43 AM   #44
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You people are still paying over $300 for taillights? Money to burn i guess.
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Old 07-18-2007, 03:33 PM   #45
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You people are still paying over $300 for taillights? Money to burn i guess.
Cheap insurance... the factory lights have rubber seals on the edge as well as all mounting points, plus its designed and tested to not let water in through any of the openings.

I'm not saying the knockoff ones are prone to letting moisture in, but I'd rather pay a little more than to deal with a random rust issue in some part of the car that I can't see.
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Old 07-18-2007, 04:01 PM   #46
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You people are still paying over $300 for taillights? Money to burn i guess.
I hear ya, and it's almost $400 for JDMs Anyhow I like to see a side by side comparo.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:48 PM   #47
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No one can truly compare the quality for a few years. Let's see how the LEDs hold up.

I am considering getting a set of red knock offs from jimcat so I can change my lights on a whim.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:06 AM   #48
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No one can truly compare the quality for a few years. Let's see how the LEDs hold up.

I am considering getting a set of red knock offs from jimcat so I can change my lights on a whim.

Anytime !!
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:35 PM   #49
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they make a tool for repining plugs so you dont have to break the white plugs so you dont trash them.... or needle nose pliers, a soft grip, and a little time, makes it less destructive also.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:22 AM   #50
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:38 AM   #51
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Looks great, uncle!

Can you confirm if the lens above the backup lamp is clear or red?

How do you like them overall?
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:09 AM   #52
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THAT IS HOT :D i'm so getting them!
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:33 AM   #53
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Violin, these are not the rep's. These are the real ones. Jim has the rep's but can get the real ones too. BTY I really thought about getting the MOD's like you have but went with the red. I think the MOD's are the best one the silver. Now if JC can get me the sport TRD exhaust, hint JC!!
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:43 PM   #54
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