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Old January 17th, 2014, 11:40 AM
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Hi Cougar, Thank you for posting ! Which lamps do you have please ? I have the ROW lamp positions, too. Worry that the NAS size lamps are too big... Do those come in red/amber, as well ? (still up in the air about which to use...) Thanks !
rdxparts@hotmail.co.uk

This is the email address. I really like these lights. I can't wait until I get my clear side markers. It's going to look really cool. These light come in all colours and sizes. I never liked the NAS lights. I liked the top brake lights the ROW models have. I wish you well in your light search.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 02:15 PM
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Hi Cougar,
Thank you very much for the information ! ! !
Thanks also for the kind wish.
Very glad you are so pleased with the lamps
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Old January 17th, 2014, 03:00 PM
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I said "screw it" and just ordered my rear led lamps from Rovers North... I hope they are worth the purchase...
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Old January 17th, 2014, 03:09 PM
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I can also vouch for the RDX lights. They look great and work well.

The only downer is that the write DRL lights in the front are a bit weak, but they are bright enough in low light.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 03:21 PM
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I said "screw it" and just ordered my rear led lamps from Rovers North... I hope they are worth the purchase...
Installed a set a couple months ago and love them.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 03:29 PM
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I said "screw it" and just ordered my rear led lamps from Rovers North... I hope they are worth the purchase...
Nice. Anything will be an improvement over the stock ones which flood all the time. I personally like the Trucklite LEDs more than those Wipac ones that Rovers North sells, just because they're a more covert change, and the cluster pattern is closer to stock. Again, either is way brighter than stock, and are more dependable though.
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Old January 18th, 2014, 02:06 PM
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Why does everyone want to go with complete units? Seems like an unnecessary expense? Why not just buy LED bulbs and fit into the stock NAS lights? Then you get LED benefit without altering the stock look. Also, if you crack a lens or worse, it is cheap to replace.
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Old January 18th, 2014, 02:42 PM
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That's the route I took. I bought bulbs from Superbrightleds.com.

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Why does everyone want to go with complete units? Seems like an unnecessary expense? Why not just buy LED bulbs and fit into the stock NAS lights? Then you get LED benefit without altering the stock look. Also, if you crack a lens or worse, it is cheap to replace.
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Old January 18th, 2014, 03:10 PM
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Why does everyone want to go with complete units? Seems like an unnecessary expense? Why not just buy LED bulbs and fit into the stock NAS lights? Then you get LED benefit without altering the stock look. Also, if you crack a lens or worse, it is cheap to replace.
My light lenses and the housings look like they're about 3,000 years old...
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That's fine if the lens hasn't become clouded over.
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I guess the same reason why people tend to change from stock rims to Boost or something a little better looking.
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Old January 18th, 2014, 03:47 PM
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Old January 18th, 2014, 03:56 PM
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After--------> dark gray
Wow... those LED's made yours look a lot better! I can't wait to see how mine looks.
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Old January 18th, 2014, 04:09 PM
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I just dropped >10g's on the truck and I'm not finish yet. That was my Birthday & Christmas gift to me. A change of lights makes a difference. However, the NY/NY Boost Club and their beautiful trucks were the motivational factor.
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Why does everyone want to go with complete units? Seems like an unnecessary expense? Why not just buy LED bulbs and fit into the stock NAS lights? Then you get LED benefit without altering the stock look. Also, if you crack a lens or worse, it is cheap to replace.
Because the stock lens/sockets will still fill with water and the contacts will still corrode just like incandescent bulbs. Switching to led is more than just about the lumens.
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Old January 18th, 2014, 06:21 PM
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Because the stock lens/sockets will still fill with water and the contacts will still corrode just like incandescent bulbs. Switching to led is more than just about the lumens.
Very good answer.
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Old January 18th, 2014, 08:46 PM
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Huh. Well, news to me. I replaced my factory lights with new NAS type lights (Perei) ten years ago. Never had a problem with water ingress. Even if they became clouded with age, I would still get the normal lights and just use superled bulbs. But then, I'm cheap.
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