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Old 03-02-2015, 05:01 PM   #1
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Whats a good source for aftermarket led tails

Im looking to get smoked led tails for my car.. 2 questions

whats a good vendor or site because i dont want to deal with burnt out leds and

The ones that are advertised for 00-03 cars that came with halogen lights... do they come with load resistors built kn so they dont give a bulb out code
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:14 PM   #2
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I'd look in the classifieds and find an 04-06 M3 part-out and buy their tail lights.
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:23 PM   #3
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I'd look in the classifieds and find an 04-06 M3 part-out and buy their tail lights.
Was thinking oem wouldnt be a problem with quality but i want them smoked
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:24 PM   #4
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But them im sure id need an ecu flash and i dont know anyone downhere to do that
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:36 AM   #5
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:46 AM   #6
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Eagle Eye's seem to be a good option for the earlier cars. Depo had issues in the past but a revised version seems to have fixed that.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:47 AM   #7
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Just try to find a pair of OE LED tails and get smoked film to place over
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:36 AM   #8
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But them im sure id need an ecu flash and i dont know anyone downhere to do that
Why would you need an engine computer flash? You might need to program your LCM with PA Soft, but that's easy. I'm also sure the OEM ones can be opened and smoked, though IMO that look is overplayed.
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:01 PM   #9
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Just try to find a pair of OE LED tails and get smoked film to place over
I dont really want to tint them then it looks a little different
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:16 PM   #10
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another option is get a used LCM so no need to reflash and get an OE tails
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:25 PM   #11
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DDM Tuning has the best price for Eagle Eye LED tail lamps right now with the 'smoked' option for $140. I know they're customer service isn't all that great but hey I got my order in about a week. I've had mine on for over 3 months now and I have the non-smoked kind. All LEDs are fully function able. They came built in with load resistors so no dash lights are on.
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Old 03-04-2015, 12:45 PM   #12
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another option is get a used LCM so no need to reflash and get an OE tails
Wat? An LCM carries the vehicle VIN, so that would need programming anyway. And it's not flashing, it's programming.
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:07 PM   #13
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another option is get a used LCM so no need to reflash and get an OE tails
Used lcm throws a milage tamper dot... i got one for a different reason and soon as i put it in and started the car i had a dot
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:10 PM   #14
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DDM Tuning has the best price for Eagle Eye LED tail lamps right now with the 'smoked' option for $140. I know they're customer service isn't all that great but hey I got my order in about a week. I've had mine on for over 3 months now and I have the non-smoked kind. All LEDs are fully function able. They came built in with load resistors so no dash lights are on.
True they are 140 for coupe and sedan... +90 for a convertible plus 30 for shipping... i think theres a vendor on ebay that sells eagle eyes for 250 shipped just trying to see if there was any glaring brand to stay away from
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I'd look in the classifieds and find an 04-06 M3 part-out and buy their tail lights.
he doesn't need just M3 tail lamps, he needs to look for clear Convertible LEDs. convertible tails are specific to convertibles, coupes won't fit.

OP, as posted I think Eagle Eyes are known as a good brand over Depo. and choices aren't as abundant for convertibles. yes these EE have the load resistor box supplied and built in. as for smoked, they just do the top clear smoked and not the red. always thought that looked odd, but then again I'm not a fan of smoked lights.
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:34 PM   #16
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Well thats how i have my tails tinted now and it goes well with me car... it would just look alot better if it was led and there was no tint film
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Old 03-04-2015, 02:57 PM   #17
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The one from ddm are "bj auto" brand
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The one from ddm are "bj auto" brand
Weird maybe they changed it up or its a different supplier for the Verts. My sedans were Eagle Eyes.
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The one from ddm are "bj auto" brand
anything with a name like that makes me think initially you're gonna love it but soon after the excitement goes away they're not gonna look as hot.
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:01 PM   #20
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I pulled the trigger and bought a set from a distibutor on ebay... 99. Something percent positive feed back and over 9000 products sold... plus it comes with waranty against defectiveness so i feel good about it
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