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    Default Updates: Painted Bowtie and LED DRL's

    Painted my billet bowtie dark blue to match the body of the truck and installed my LED daytime running lights. Here's the pictures....

    Here's a good comparison picture of the LED's and a standard white sylvania incandescent:

    And a picture of when I unlock it in the dark:

    I really like the way the bowtie and lights came out. The LED's aren't as noticeable in the bright daylight as the incandescents but they are a good color and they look pretty sweet. Thanks to TRPLXL2 for educating me on the LED's!!!!
    Michael, 17, CA

    2005 Silverado - See my garage for my mod list

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    looks clean ties in better with the paint

    2004 4.8| Custom Paint| Tint| De-badged| Shaved Tailgate| Rollpan| Smoked Tails| Color Matched| Lowered 5/8| Suede Interior| Color Matched Interior| Indash & TVs| Mids-Lows & 2 12" CVRs| 500 & 1100 Interfires| Soundeadener| Outlaw CAI| Magnaflow|
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    NICE! I knew you would like those LED DRL, at night time they look wild though. I think a lot of those LED's are lighter in the day time, I know my halo's were like that too. You could hardly tell that they were on sometimes, but at night time they look awesome. They are definately nice and crisp now, and the bowtie looks real good. I am going to be putting my LED DRL in pretty soon, I am waiting for one more part to come in and I'll be good to go.

    Another thing that might help you in the daytime with those DRL's is the housing, I bought a set of crystal corners or clear corners for my truck. They have a really reflective housing, so when you put the LED's in those it magnifies the brightness even in daylight. Once I get mine done I will put some pictures up on here, congratulations on your new mods!
    2004 Chevy Colorado
    LS1 5.7 swap/TBSS rear axle swap

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    Looks real good, I really like the painted bowtie. I don't have DRL, but this makes me wish I did!
    2004 Chevy Colorado 2wd/4l60e/3.5 Inline 5
    6-PIAA 520 series yellow ion spot lights 85 watts each
    PIAA quattro fog lights w/extreme white/yellow ion bulbs
    Anzo projector headlights/LED turn signals
    LED underbodys 7-color/LED interior lighting
    JET stage 2 performance chip/Magnaflow exhaust S/S
    Recon Big Rig Lights/LED tail lights/3rd brake light
    Putco LED bed lights/BEDRUG
    Goodmark 2" rise Cowl hood/K&N fipk intake
    98-04' Blazer overhead console & floor console
    40/60/40 seat modified to 40/console/40
    33" Cooper Discovery A/T
    16" Pro Comp extreme alloy wheels

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    great job, i was going to do this also, but i was going to wire the drl to a switch so i could use them as extra lights at night

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5speedsilverado View Post
    great job, i was going to do this also, but i was going to wire the drl to a switch so i could use them as extra lights at night
    Thats a good idea but that would definetly be for looks at night. The LED's are bright they just dont have the same type of beam as normal bulbs and have almost no range. My dad has a lot of led flashlights and its the smae thing with those. Usually the beams dont extend beyond a few feet. I cant think of a good word for it but at night they are most definetly be for looks.

    Thanks to everyone else for the nice posts.

    EDIT: Thanks to everyone for the nice posts. Your post was nice too 5speedsilverado lol.
    Last edited by dsrtne1; 07-14-2009 at 05:26 PM.

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    Looks real good!!
    The diference between stupidity and genius is that genius has limits.

    2007 NBS Silverado
    LT2 Z71
    2.5" Levelling Kit
    Hood Stripes
    Chrome Grill
    GM Bed Liner & Tonno
    Dick Cepek Rims 18X9
    Hankook RF10 Tires 275/65/18
    De-Badged Tailgate

    More Mods Coming

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    looks good

    2003 Z71 Silverado LS
    Access roll up cover
    Bed Rails
    Billet Grill insert
    Bed Rug
    CB with PA system
    Waiting to be installed
    Two 8in RF HX2 punch( would have 12s but they got stolen)

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    Looks good
    04 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 4x4
    6.0 vortec
    Custom CAI
    Diablosport Tuner
    Cowl Hood
    and lots more to come

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    i saw the LED's on a truck today, it looks great, but is it illegal to put white LED's in the front turn signals?

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