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Old 07-06-2012, 05:22 PM   #1
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Ambers or Smoked???

I have been considering going back to running ambers but am yet undecided?

Give me your opinions and let me know what you think

Here is a few pics to get a look at what we are dealing with.





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Old 07-06-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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No way. Your egg yolk is perfect.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #3
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No way. Your egg yolk is perfect.
Thanks man I do agree, but I am torn because I have seen ambers on preface sedans and its So it leaves me wondering
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:11 PM   #4
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Your 323 is so ball.
Those black wheels and red calibers really contracts well with the white car.
It's a rare perfection.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:07 PM   #5
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Clears would be my thought, or stay smoked. Amber looks like crap on a pre-face AW car.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:30 PM   #6
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if you have painted headlights, use smoked or they will stand out pretty bad.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:24 PM   #7
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Your beautiful egg yolk would be even better with some black magic or some other tyre shiner IMHO
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:02 PM   #9
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Good looking car, I voted ambers, I think on a white car, particularly with black out grills and now with black rims, it adds a little color.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:23 PM   #11
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Smoked fits perfect, you could also sell me that roof rack
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:20 PM   #12
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:45 PM   #13
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Beautiful amber.

& I'm sorry OP, I'm not liking those wheels. IMO, the stock wheels would've complimented the white paint much much more.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:59 PM   #14
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I dont like amber. it reminds me some of the old cars.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:02 AM   #16
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:38 PM   #17
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Ambers look real good. Different. I like em.
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Keep the smoked, but purchase these bulbs: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/7507-PY21W-x2...item1c27f44afc

And program your corners to be off with the headlights.
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Your 323 is so ball.
Those black wheels and red calibers really contracts well with the white car.
It's a rare perfection.
I appreciate your kind words!

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Clears would be my thought, or stay smoked. Amber looks like crap on a pre-face AW car.
I disagree, the amber when done right looks sick, just search some of the M's pullin it off with class

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if you have painted headlights, use smoked or they will stand out pretty bad.


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Your beautiful egg yolk would be even better with some black magic or some other tyre shiner IMHO
Yea good point, I didnt get around to it when I took these pics

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Clears.
Not an option

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Clears.
No roof rack.
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Good looking car, I voted ambers, I think on a white car, particularly with black out grills and now with black rims, it adds a little color.
Kind of what I am thinking, just on the fence obviously

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Smoked fits perfect, you could also sell me that roof rack
Thank you, sorry not for sale

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amber!
You think so?

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Beautiful amber.
& I'm sorry OP, I'm not liking those wheels. IMO, the stock wheels would've complimented the white paint much much more.
I love em!

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clears all the way
hmmmm no lol

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I dont like amber. it reminds me some of the old cars.
I kind of think this as well, also looks "non modded" but for those who know it looks "retro" and stylish

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Smoked for pre-facelift cars.
Cant go wrong btw your car is looking great!

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Ambers look real good. Different. I like em.
Me too!

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Keep the smoked, but purchase these bulbs: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/7507-PY21W-x2...item1c27f44afc

And program your corners to be off with the headlights.
Have been wanting to do a corner delete as well as a drl delete but havent got around to it yet. Thanks!


So here is a little more background as to my dilemma, my ee tails have lost almost all the signal led's and either need to be replaced(which means more money) or I can just go back to the ambers which would cost me nothing.

So I have to be almost pursuaded to keep the smoked because itll cost more money on tails which I just bought 2 yrs ago.

I have looked into the "fix" for the led's and it doesnt look like something I want to tackle so...
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:49 PM   #20
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I would leave it.. it looks great.
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