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Old 08-28-2009, 03:40 PM
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Re: what causes Tinted Tails to get warped ?

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I'm working with Lipschitz on a harness to install LED bulbs in the stock lenses. Stay tuned for a result next week.

The stock bulbs heat up the housing causing problems, kinda end of story.

the only way to fix is to replace the stock bulbs with ones that dont get so hot....like LED's

in order to replace the stock bulbs with LED's they need to be wired correctly, with a resistor. Lipschitz is wiring me up a plug-n-play LED set up.
05-06s wont need that...Just pop in a bake light LED from vLEDS and youre good to go!
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:46 PM
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Re: what causes Tinted Tails to get warped ?

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05-06s wont need that...Just pop in a bake light LED from vLEDS and youre good to go!
i have a 05 so all i need is the LED from vLEDS nothing else
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:04 PM
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Re: what causes Tinted Tails to get warped ?

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i have a 05 so all i need is the LED from vLEDS nothing else
Yup! I did it to mine when I saw the starting to warp...Had them in and never saw it get worse!
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:11 PM
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Re: what causes Tinted Tails to get warped ?

there are like 5 topics if I disect the threads.

joe, first of all, stick to racing.




we have NEVER seen a set of non tinted tails warp. 99 of 100 of the warped tails have stock bulbs but ARE TINTED. Deduction: the tint creates extra heat inside the housing or doesnt let enough heat out of the housing causing the warp. the bulbs have nothing to do with it.

now, led replacement bulbs would give off less heat. will this stop a tinted tail from warping?? NO ONE KNOWS THE ANSWER TO THIS. Frankie says his DID NOT GET WORSE. That doesnt mean anythign becuse NOT ALL TINTED TAILS WARP.

any thing more than these statements is TOTAL SPECULATION!

now, if one of you have proof to the contrary, please post it now.

LASTLY, We have not yet seen an LED TAIL HOUSING WArp. why? maybe the LEDs, maybe aftermarket lights are thicker, no for sure data.

---------- Post added at 03:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:07 PM ----------

one more point: I HAVE NEVER SEEN AN LED BULB THAT BLINKS ADDED WITHOUT A RESISTOR. ASgain, if you can prove otherwise, post it up!
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:21 PM
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Re: what causes Tinted Tails to get warped ?

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Frankie says his DID NOT GET WORSE. That doesnt mean anythign becuse NOT ALL TINTED TAILS WARP.

any thing more than these statements is TOTAL SPECULATION!
This is true...I am just going off of my experience!

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one more point: I HAVE NEVER SEEN AN LED BULB THAT BLINKS ADDED WITHOUT A RESISTOR.
If this one is to me...I said brake LED!
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Re: what causes Tinted Tails to get warped ?

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This is true...I am just going off of my experience!



If this one is to me...I said brake LED!
I know. I was just saying.......
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:08 PM
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Re: what causes Tinted Tails to get warped ?

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Only tinted stock tails get warped because of the heat the halogen bulb creates. The solution is either LED bulbs in the stockers or LED tails that you have to send out to get tinted.
interesting, I'm new to all this so I had assumed that stock housing warped because of the heat of the LED resistor.

I did not know the stock lights were halogen and the stock housing only warped when it is tinted. Seems like a good reason not to tint in the first place. Hopefully people knew this problem before tinting.
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Boy was Elvis put in his place. Damn Rob. lol
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Re: what causes Tinted Tails to get warped ?

hate to tell all you guys...but this isnt warpage....it is shrinkage. It is caused by rapid heating and then rapid cooling.
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Re: what causes Tinted Tails to get warped ?

warpage - shrinkage - distortion - it can be called lots of things by us lay people Scott.

I am no engineer so im just gonna call them FAWKED UP !


i wonder how much is caused by maybe washing our jeeps. cold water on that cooking hot lamp could be some of the cause of this.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:52 PM
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Re: what causes Tinted Tails to get warped ?

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i wonder how much is caused by maybe washing our jeeps. cold water on that cooking hot lamp could be some of the cause of this.
Def a good possibility!
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Re: what causes Tinted Tails to get warped ?

I just took my Tinted tails off, just for a change, they are fine, Still look new. Had them on for almost a year.
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