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Old 03-03-2008, 03:36 PM   #1
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Which Vendor has the Best LED Tail lights??

Hello everyone.

Im about to purchase LED Tail lights for my coupe and Ive noticed that there are a few vendors selling similar items and I was wondering which one has been least problematic and which looks the closest to OEM LED Tails.

Ive also looked closesly at the OEM LED Tail lights and they seem to have more of a sharp glassy effect on the white portion (circled in red in my pictures below), but Aftermarket ones look like they just have a bunch of holes cut out and LED bulbs sticking through them.

Also Ive noticed some aftermarket ones come with Cheap Backing and some come with Almost OEM like Backing (pictures shown below as well)

#1 THIS IS A PICTURE OF OEM


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#2 AFTERMARKET:


#3 CHEAP AFTERMARKET BACKING


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#4 NICE AFTERMARKET BACKING


Please Let me know if any of you were able to find an aftermarket set that looks most similar to picture #1 on the OUtside and #4 On The backside!! (Without throwing a light failure indicator on the dash)
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:40 PM   #2
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Hello everyone.

Im about to purchase LED Tail lights for my coupe and Ive noticed that there are a few vendors selling similar items and I was wondering which one has been least problematic and which looks the closest to OEM LED Tails.

Ive also looked closesly at the OEM LED Tail lights and they seem to have more of a sharp glassy effect on the white portion, but Aftermarket ones look like they just have a bunch of holes cut out and LED bulbs sticking through them.
Most everyone will have the same (Eagle Eyes), go with who you feel the best purchasing from which consists of Customer service, Quality and Pricing.

We have the EE taillights in stock, along with other lighting:



Smoked/Clear and LED Taillamp Upgrades (Various Models)
http://www.europeanautosource.com/in...ath=67_193_348

Let me know if you need anything else.
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As long as you are getting a set of Eagle Eyes, you can't go wrong. That's the brand we carry

The OEM versions do have a small light diffuser over the brake light that gives them a more muted look. The Eagle Eyes are the closest to OEM I have seen on the market.



Eagle Eyes LED Tails for E46 Coupe
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:30 PM   #4
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+1. You can't go wrong with Eagle Eyes......I love mine, and haven't had any problems with them
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yeah all the vendors pretty much carry the same product. If you are aiming for perfection go OEM. Otherwise Eagle Eyes have gotten nothing but positive reviews. Check out the forum sponsors section. I think Khoalty has them for 160 or so.
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Isn't this the same thread here? http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...72#post7505172
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Yes you are correct it is a similar thread but I was barely getting any exposure or answers in that section so I decided to repost in a more general section along with more detailed pictures of the backside as well.
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Just get OEM, they fit perfectly, no resistor junk to mess around with, and they look right. Try Tischer, thats where I got mine. Great people to deal with. BTW dealer only charged $20.00 to reflash the computer.
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BTW dealer only charged $20.00 to reflash the computer.

mine would have charged me 2 hours labour....thats $300.



I got it done for $40 elsewhere.
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I got the ones from Turner Motor Sport Last week for a sedan. The fit and finish were perfect and no error codes. They look similar to the good aftermarket photos you posted for the interior as well.
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I got the ones from Turner Motor Sport Last week for a sedan. The fit and finish were perfect and no error codes. They look similar to the good aftermarket photos you posted for the interior as well.
Tuner did a good job summarizing the OEM options for the Touring Wagon. I wish there was an Red-clear-red option or an LED option for the touring. Nothing out there right now. Unless an after-market offered something I couldn't get OEM I would stick with OEM.
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Yes you are correct it is a similar thread but I was barely getting any exposure or answers in that section so I decided to repost in a more general section along with more detailed pictures of the backside as well.
Please don't cross post or create new threads on the same topic.

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Get them from Khoalty. Their only $140 and they are exactly what you are looking for in Pic 1 and Pic 4.
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Get them from Khoalty. Their only $140 and they are exactly what you are looking for in Pic 1 and Pic 4.
I just went to Khaolty and they're $250 for the eagle eyes?
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