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Old 02-25-2010, 03:38 PM   #1
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Smile Tail lights?

Hi I have a 2001 boxster.I wanted to change the tail lights.I have two opts.I see the aftermarket LEDs on eBay or I know someone who wants to sell me 2003/2004 tail lights but I don't. Know If they will fit my car.which ones are better and will the 2003/2004 fit my car.thanks

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I chose the 03-04 red and clear tail lamps for my '02 S...the LED ones just didn't look right to me(?)
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:36 PM   #3
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it looks nice.Do you think the 2003/2004 will fit my car
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:30 PM   #4
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Yes, the 03/04 lights will fit your Boxster, they will fit any 986. The reason there are differnet lights between the years is merely because Porsche decided to lose the amber in 03.
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I chose the 03-04 red and clear tail lamps for my '02 S...the LED ones just didn't look right to me(?)
I have to say that your tail lights look good. Real clean look and now that I have seen yours I dont think I want the LEDs anymore. Thanks for the photo
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I really like the ones from the 550 spyder special edition, even better than the '03/'04 lights. And at least when I bought mine, they were cheaper too.

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Only $150.00

I went with LED due to cost. You really can only see the LED with the brakes and they are bright. You cant really tell the running lights are LED. The signals and back up lights are bulbs.
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There are a few types of LEDs out there. Some that deviate from the factory look (DEPO is one brand, I believe), and the factory style ones that DamageINC123 has.

IMHO, the factory style lights with LEDs in them look the best. Unfortunately these were hard to find when I did my upgrade.
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Old 02-26-2010, 10:17 AM   #9
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(Update) I just picked up the 2003/2004.paid 200$.I have to wait to put them in because dam nj just got two feet of snow.
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There are a few types of LEDs out there. Some that deviate from the factory look (DEPO is one brand, I believe), and the factory style ones that DamageINC123 has.

IMHO, the factory style lights with LEDs in them look the best. Unfortunately these were hard to find when I did my upgrade.
Mine are actually DEPO brand. I got them off ebay "Buy It Now" $150.00
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INC123: Your DEPO brand LED lights look good; very good for the price. How is the quality? I've seen some that looked very poor and cheaply manufactured...way too "rice" looking in my opinion.

Taz: Good score on the 03-04 lamps...I don't recall what I paid, but that sounds like a good deal to me.
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For $150.00 I am verry happy. Great quality!!!
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I have a set of OEM Porsche red/clear 2003/2004 tailights in great condition available. PM me if you're interested..
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I really like the ones from the 550 spyder special edition, even better than the '03/'04 lights. And at least when I bought mine, they were cheaper too.

Cheers!

I'm with you, I like the red on red units myself, very cool. Please share post installation dyno results.

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I went with LED due to cost. You really can only see the LED with the brakes and they are bright. You cant really tell the running lights are LED. The signals and back up lights are bulbs.
I think on the new 09 Boxsters, the signals are still regular halogen bulbs.
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On my 01, I installed the 03 tail lights, 03 soft top with the glass window, and the PORSCHE badge from the 2010 Panamera. Frankenboxster!

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Boxtaboy, that is a GREAT setup. I'm not much into the LED taillight as every $200 cars out there have them, making them look cheap and unique. I do like your 03 taillight, badge and especially the top. Did you pay an arm and a leg for the top? How much was your setup?
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Boxtaboy, that is a GREAT setup. I'm not much into the LED taillight as every $200 cars out there have them, making them look cheap and unique. I do like your 03 taillight, badge and especially the top. Did you pay an arm and a leg for the top? How much was your setup?
Thanks. The tail lights I got years ago for $150, badge was $33, and 03 top I found for $700, which included the 4-rib frame.
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They all look good. I also vote for the stock 03s over the LEDs, but it's great to see a decent looking budget option available. Nice find, DamageInc. A front & rear set would be even better.

But am I the only person on earth who actually LIKES the orange on the early 986s?? There's something vintage about them. Like the Boxster prototype in the Porsche museum. The orange looks especially good on the dark [Lapis?] blue cars.

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