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View Poll Results: Clear or Smoked LED tail lights?
Clear 11 47.83%
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:43 PM
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LED - smoked or clear

Hi folks -

I'm looking to replace my clear tail lights with LED. I need some input on smoked vs. clear and a brand recommendation. I generally prefer clear beacuse they look more "stock", but am on the fense cause i think the smoked would look sweer on my color - silver grey metallic.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:35 PM
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Smoked LED Tails from JleviSW. You won't regret it. Clear look out of place IMO.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:41 AM
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Prefacelift - smoke
Facelift - clear


take out the BMW from your car info and put the year there.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:04 AM
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After reading the small issues with the leds (e.g., 1 year failure) - I think i'm sticking with this style (already installed).
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:28 AM
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After reading the small issues with the leds (e.g., 1 year failure) - I think i'm sticking with this style (already installed).
Ive had mine for over an year and me along with most of the people on the fest have never had problems..
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:33 AM
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Hmm - Ok. Good point. So LED over the euro facelift look?
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:51 AM
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Hmm - Ok. Good point. So LED over the euro facelift look?
Hard call. I stayed with the euro facelift look, 'cause I just couldn't quite get past putting coupe style tails on my sedan. Both look good.

btw - I voted clear.
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Clear if you are not going to black out the car, smoked if you will carry that theme on the rest of the car.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:25 PM
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Clear if you are not going to black out the car, smoked if you will carry that theme on the rest of the car.
Clear then.
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:20 PM
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Clear if you are not going to black out the car, smoked if you will carry that theme on the rest of the car.
I have a black gril, otherwise, clear fronts (turn signals) and side markers. I think I'm sticking with the ones I have.

Nick - any updates on the side marker leds for the sedan (04)?
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:57 PM
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Smoked LED Tails from JleviSW. You won't regret it. Clear look out of place IMO.
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Ive had mine for over an year and me along with most of the people on the fest have never had problems..
+1 to both of these comments. Pics of the car might help the decision.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:40 PM
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i really think that the smoked taillights look great i was thinking about doing it to my tail lights
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