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Old 03-01-2012, 12:23 PM
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Apkarians custom LED taillights

http://www.subaru-svx.net/forum/show...LED+Taillights

Did anyone buy this from him? What was it like?
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:01 PM
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Re: Apkarians custom LED taillights

Yes. They are nice, but expensive. There are a lot of worse ways to burn $500, but consider it a treat, not one of the first things on the list. Take care of any and all issues with the car first, and make sure you have a $1000 transmission "rainy-day" fund before you go buying them.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:52 AM
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Re: Apkarians custom LED taillights

Them mod covers ALL the lights on the back side, including the top center bar on the "lip" ?

Did anyone by chance have his mail?

How complicated and time consuming was the installation?
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:22 AM
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Re: Apkarians custom LED taillights

I'm curious about the lip bar myself but I don't think that was covered (please correct me, I want to be wrong!) and if it isn't, can it be done? As far as the side markers, wasn't there just a much brighter bulb that could be used for these to make them stand out more? I don't think I like the mini tri-led thing going on there... then again, I didn't see any pictures of it specifically so maybe I missed it.

Back when I first seen the thread I wasn't too interested in the idea but with the progress of having my Laguna completely refreshed come summer, this whole revival on the thread has me seriously considering the idea.... even if the price is chunky.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:36 AM
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Re: Apkarians custom LED taillights

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Them mod covers ALL the lights on the back side, including the top center bar on the "lip" ?

Did anyone by chance have his mail?

How complicated and time consuming was the installation?
The upper, center brake light that's not part of the tail bar is not part of this. That one is already LED, just not quite as bright. Not worth messing with, IMO.

Click the link in my sig and send him a PM, if that doesn't work then I can look through my email for his email address. But try a PM first.

They were not very time consuming, but you have to run a wire from the trunklid tail bar to the other two lights. Really, you just have to get some wire and be able to connect two wires together. When you open the trunk, on the right side by the hinge there is a bendy rubber tube that has a wire in it for the stock tail lights. I ran my wires through my own tube next to it and zip tied them down out of the way of the hinges so they don't get pinched. Very easy. I had to extend the wire just a tad to hide it how I wanted it.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:42 AM
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The upper, center brake light that's not part of the tail bar is not part of this. That one is already LED, just not quite as bright. Not worth messing with, IMO.

Click the link in my sig and send him a PM, if that doesn't work then I can look through my email for his email address. But try a PM first.

They were not very time consuming, but you have to run a wire from the trunklid tail bar to the other two lights. Really, you just have to get some wire and be able to connect two wires together. When you open the trunk, on the right side by the hinge there is a bendy rubber tube that has a wire in it for the stock tail lights. I ran my wires through my own tube next to it and zip tied them down out of the way of the hinges so they don't get pinched. Very easy. I had to extend the wire just a tad to hide it how I wanted it.
He changed that you no longer have to run any wire, you only plug in the wires like the stock light setup.

The side marker lights were not changed in the original setup, I got mine with a straight led strip light, but I think he was talking about making some changes like we had suggested in that thread.

here are mine.

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Old 03-03-2012, 01:36 PM
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He changed that you no longer have to run any wire, you only plug in the wires like the stock light setup.

The side marker lights were not changed in the original setup, I got mine with a straight led strip light, but I think he was talking about making some changes like we had suggested in that thread.

here are mine.

that looks bad ass!! that single LED strip is awesome....like a UFO
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I would really like to see him get more creative with the patterns.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:21 PM
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Re: Apkarians custom LED taillights

@92SVX that pic is without the diffusers installed, correct?
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:56 PM
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@92SVX that pic is without the diffusers installed, correct?
That is correct, No diffusers on my car, I think there are a few pics around with diffusers in for those that want to see the difference.
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What designs would you like me to try?
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What designs would you like me to try?
"SVX" surrounded by stars.....that would be interesting
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That is correct, No diffusers on my car, I think there are a few pics around with diffusers in for those that want to see the difference.
Thanks. I actually prefer the diffuser in I was just making sure so if I ever do get this done I'll keep them in. Probably will not touch the side lamps either aside from upgrading the bulb for it to be much brighter. Maybe it would look different with a diffuser in, permitting you don't have one in that location either. I don't think a single line of LED is going to emit enough light there for me to be content however.
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What designs would you like me to try?
Nothing terribly complicated, just different geometric shapes, like ovals or triangles or something
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