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Old 05-14-2014, 03:45 PM   #1
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Red side markers?

Someone posted a picture recently of their car with red side markers...does anyone remember who or where? Search yielded zilch.

I can't find any reference to red side markers on a 986. Am I crazy?
Just wanted to take another look out of curiosity. They are illegal anyway

I'm working on some custom side markers because I think I can make something better than current market options, but am having difficulties finding the light that I want to use in amber. That got me thinking about the illegal red side markers

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Hmmmm, I don't remember seeing those. I think all that paint and silicone is starting to affect you
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:19 PM   #3
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Hmmmm, I don't remember seeing those. I think all that paint and silicone is starting to affect you
That's what I'm thinking, too
My memory of it is pretty foggy and dream-like...

It was on a red car, BTW. Can't remember if it was a 986, 996, 987, etc.
I think he said they were foreign.
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Red side markers are part of the tail lights.

Red markers at front would be illegal
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Red side markers are part of the tail lights.

Red markers at front would be illegal
Yes, as stated in this threads first post.

But somebody had red front side markers.
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http://images.craigslist.org/00z0z_lVobcLcXqTr_600x450.jpg

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Oh man, that's bad!

I must be crazy because I've spent hours searching here and rennlist with no luck and these are the only 2 Porsche sites that I visit.
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Oh man, that's bad!

I must be crazy because I've spent hours searching here and rennlist with no luck and these are the only 2 Porsche sites that I visit.
Maybe they were the ones on the Guards Red Boxster that was posted in apicture a few weeks back. The amber lenses looked red - but were not.

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Old 05-14-2014, 05:54 PM   #9
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Maybe they were the ones on the Guards Red Boxster that was posted in apicture a few weeks back. The amber lenses looked red - but were not.

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That's what I'm leaning toward. But the poster did originally say that they were red and imported...I give up, LOL!

It was just bugging me that I couldn't find the post.
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I'm thinking on my car the original lenses, headlights, rear tail lights look fine. If I want a newer look, maybe I should by a 2015 Model..
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I'm thinking on my car the original lenses, headlights, rear tail lights look fine. If I want a newer look, maybe I should by a 2015 Model..
Yeah...
Meanwhile, I've got more orders than I can keep up with

I'm thinking maybe everyone doesn't have the same opinions and that's quite awesome
I wouldn't have it any other way, friend...

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I have all red tails... looks pretty good. but clear fronts
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Yeah...
Meanwhile, I've got more orders than I can keep up with

I'm thinking maybe everyone doesn't have the same opinions and that's quite awesome
I wouldn't have it any other way, friend...
Speaking of orders - with all of them, what is your turn around time looking like? I so like those lights, but hate to be without my headlight's for so long. I need to talk myself into it.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:10 PM   #14
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Assuming no issues, in-shop time is usually 3 days. Shipping time varies, of course, but I usually tell people to plan on being without their headlights for 2 weeks.

I also encourage people to DIY if they have some experience with modding, but I completely understand that most don't want to risk ruining their headlights (and there are plenty of opportunities to do so during the retrofit if you're not careful).

I need to get my tutorial videos back up soon.
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What is it you do to people's headlights ?
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What about using RED VHT NITE SHADES Tail Light Tint****

Over stock sidemarkers?
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What about using RED VHT NITE SHADES Tail Light Tint****

Over stock sidemarkers?
I was actually just looking for the picture just because I couldn't find it and it was bugging me.
Red front side markers are illegal, I was just curious.
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That's neat .

I thought front side markers can be any colour as long as they light up orange ?
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That's neat .

I thought front side markers can be any colour as long as they light up orange ?
I would think that would be ok. That's actually the route that I may go. The lights that I'm using for this top secret mod come in yellow, but not orange, so I was thinking of a red filter.

The side marker would have a clear lens, but the lights inside would be red when off and amber when lit

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