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CrazyJ 12-07-2010 03:21 PM

Amberectomy?
 
Anyone tried to do an amberectomy on a WK2?

For those not familar, an amberectomy is the process of removing the amber reflectors from the front headlight casings.

Sometimes a carbon or conspicuity tape can look good providing the amber lights are close enough to the surface of the casing.

I saw the dubai overland in this thread and am now thinking of doing the same thing myself:

http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z337/willem22988/IMG_0235.jpg

And on the SEMA Street:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/sema-gc-street-14672.html

moosehead 12-07-2010 03:39 PM

Re: Amberectomy?
 
+1 to an amberectomy and redrearectomy. haven't tried either just yet.

Scottina06 12-12-2010 08:50 PM

Re: Amberectomy?
 
there are processes to opening the headlamps....many have done it on the wk and wj.

Overland Ryan 12-12-2010 10:05 PM

Re: Amberectomy?
 
How much do the international versions cost?

Redcivic47 01-04-2011 09:28 PM

Re: Amberectomy?
 
Along these lines has anyone removed the bottom red reflector on the rear bumper and changed it with a smoked lens? I have a mineral gray wk2 and think it will match well.

Scottina06 01-04-2011 10:09 PM

Re: Amberectomy?
 
buy new ones and have them tinted.

To the OP....send a PM to DCSpecial. he opened my oem HID's and painted them. Im sure he could remove the amber in the wk2 lamps

Dunecrawler 01-04-2011 11:16 PM

Re: Amberectomy?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Overland Ryan (Post 316625)
How much do the international versions cost?

Jeep will call me back with the cost on the Export model headlights.

Dunecrawler 01-08-2011 03:08 AM

Re: Amberectomy?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by overland ryan (Post 316625)
how much do the international versions cost?

$1195 - each!

Scottina06 01-08-2011 04:20 AM

Re: Amberectomy?
 
LOL:...highway robbery! Justy pull them apart and mod them

CrazyJ 01-10-2011 02:16 PM

Re: Amberectomy?
 
Opening the fixtures seems very very risky. People did this with E90 BMWs. Ungluing the fixtures risked cracks. Resealing the fixtures was never as good as factory original. I was hoping someone else would try this first ;)

Looking at pictures like the one below, it looks like foil tape over the outside of the fixture could work. The tape would match the reflective surface on the inside. But I'm doubtful it wouldn't be noticeable.

Most BMW mods ended up using some sort of tape or tint rather than removing the reflector. I don't have my WK2 yet, so I don't know how well it will work.

http://shilling.smugmug.com/Everythi...3_ZigSH-X2.jpg


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