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Old 11-26-2018, 05:26 AM   #1
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Mclaren Taillights on a Boxster?

So the whole idea of a track car is to have fun right?... I'll admit this one is out there but why not, I've decide to install an oil cooler off the accusump in my...trunk. I'll vent air in through the decklid (which is plexiglass on my car) and our through the...taillights like the McLaren. Here's my plan roughed up, and no the car is not road legal.

I'm going to run the LED strip across the top of the light which will serve as the tail light and blinker (they actually sell them that have both built in. The outer round light is red and will be the brake light and the inner light is white and will be the reverse light.






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Old 11-26-2018, 05:33 AM   #2
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Hereís the hardware Iím using. I still havenít decided on the intake into the trunk, I was going to use an air cooled 911 deck lid grill but decided that was a little much.

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GrandviewTM 1 Pair (2pcs) Car Light LED Chips 100MM 72SMD Angel Eyes Halo Ring Headlight Warning Lamps 12V with Shell-Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CHZ6X4C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_coa.Bb25YAAF5

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Universal Black ABS Plastic Racing Honeycomb Hex Mesh Grill Spoiler Bumper Vent https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BR0OEOE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_apa.BbD323CV6

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-24-Amber-Red-LED-Strip-Lights-Tube-Headlight-DRL-Drive-Signal-Switchback/221723720255?pageci=455043d1-ae79-479b-a211-46e109e4e989
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:38 AM   #3
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love the ingenuity!
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I love it also, forgot about just being for track use.
I would advise checking out www.theretrofitsource.com for quality LEDs. They are more know for their HID Projector retrofit, but also carry some quality LED products as well.
Love the look.
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:48 AM   #5
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Thanks for the link. Theyíre missing some key info their site, like what the product actually looks like (not computer generated images) the dimensions, flexibility etc. Iíll reach out to them.
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I love it!!!
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Definitely an "A" for creativity!
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Thanks for the link. Theyíre missing some key info their site, like what the product actually looks like (not computer generated images) the dimensions, flexibility etc. Iíll reach out to them.
They are definitely good about customer service so by all means contact them.
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I hate mclaren but I think that would look pretty cool
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:14 AM   #11
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I took a break from actual constructive work on my car and played with the tail lights. I think it looks pretty good.

Red tube LED is the tail light turns to yellow for blinker
Red circle is brake light
White light it reverse light not that the car will ever be on the road...





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pretty cool, nice work
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I took a break from actual constructive work on my car and played with the tail lights. I think it looks pretty good.

Red tube LED is the tail light turns to yellow for blinker
Red circle is brake light
White light it reverse light not that the car will ever be on the road...





Now thatís a cool taillight! Nice!
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:06 PM   #14
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I rean with this idea and expanded it a little. I used a heat gun to mold the mesh to the shape of the lights. Race car again - both my rear lights are red - one brake, one marker. No turn signal or reverse.








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SpecBoxCO - Very cool and well done!
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:44 AM   #17
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Nice work! You one up me haha. Iím going to make another set like yours that turned out great.
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