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    So my LEDs finely arrived a few days ago and with the baby taking up most of my time it took a few days to complete. But they are finely done. The LEDs come on with the running lights and get brighter when the turn signals are on. I will be writing up a "How To" within the next few days. If anyone has any ideals on other stuff they want LEDs for please speak up. I will try to get a video up soon. I just need to find out how to get the video off the camcorder haha its still pretty new.
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    2011 Silverado 1500 Z71 4x4 Crew Cab
    LED Dome light
    LED Floor lights
    RC Leveling kit
    Tow Mirrors Custom LED running/signal lights
    BakFlip G2 Tonneau Cover




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    That looks clean. Can you get a picture from the front of the truck so we can get the overall image? I'm curious to see the overall result. I'll be looking for the How To though. I can't wait to get some time alone with my truck. These forums are giving me a lot of ideas.

    To Be Completed (Eventually):
    6" BDS Suspension lift | KingShocks Front and Rear Coil Overs | 4.56 Gears | 35" A/Ts (TBD) | Cervinis 07-12 Silverado Ram Air Hood | Fab Fours Front Winch Bumper (CS07-H2051-1) | Fab Fours Full Size Rear Bumper (CS07-W1850-1) | RX-2 Series Main Grille (Black) | Line-x Bed and wheel wells | Skid Plates | Rizor Automated Tonneau Cover | Custom Bed Insert | RBP RX-3 Series Nerf Bars | Kenwood Excelon DNX9990HD | JL Audio Stealthbox (2x500RMS) | JL Audio HD 1200/1 Class D Mono Amp | JL Audio C5-653 Components (Front) | JL Audio C5-650 Components (Rear) | JL Audio Slash v2 300/4v2 Class A/B Amp

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    I will try to get more images up later today. The video shows them on from the front back and side. Just haven't had time to get it off the camcorder
    2011 Silverado 1500 Z71 4x4 Crew Cab
    LED Dome light
    LED Floor lights
    RC Leveling kit
    Tow Mirrors Custom LED running/signal lights
    BakFlip G2 Tonneau Cover




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    where did you find these? ive been looking to do the same to mine

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    And can you get amber lights? And what brand?
    2000 Chevy Silverado 4WD Classic
    2'' lift Torsion Keys and air shocks
    33/12.50 Hankook Dynapro M/T
    3 1/2'' down pipe back 6" Tip
    Dodge Towing Mirrors
    Smoked Tails, Cab Lights, and Side Marker Lights
    1% Rear and Side Window, 20% Front Tint
    American Racing Wheels/ With a custom black paint
    Cold Air Intake
    Edge Performance Chip
    Custom Audio System
    LED Tails
    Black background headlights and parking lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy09LTZCrew View Post
    That looks clean. Can you get a picture from the front of the truck so we can get the overall image? I'm curious to see the overall result. I'll be looking for the How To though. I can't wait to get some time alone with my truck. These forums are giving me a lot of ideas.
    Ok i took some more pictures, have an angle form the front side and two from the back. Still havent had a chance to get on the other computer to get thr video updoaded. I should have some time tonight.


    Quote Originally Posted by MTM View Post
    where did you find these? ive been looking to do the same to mine

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    And can you get amber lights? And what brand?
    I purchased my LEDs from http://www.superbrightleds.com I haven't come across any 5mm LEDs but then again I have not looked. They do have some 3mm high flux LEDs which require a little different wiring. you can find them here http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...-5500-mcd/362/
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    2011 Silverado 1500 Z71 4x4 Crew Cab
    LED Dome light
    LED Floor lights
    RC Leveling kit
    Tow Mirrors Custom LED running/signal lights
    BakFlip G2 Tonneau Cover




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    What are the lights listed under...like what category?
    2000 Chevy Silverado 4WD Classic
    2'' lift Torsion Keys and air shocks
    33/12.50 Hankook Dynapro M/T
    3 1/2'' down pipe back 6" Tip
    Dodge Towing Mirrors
    Smoked Tails, Cab Lights, and Side Marker Lights
    1% Rear and Side Window, 20% Front Tint
    American Racing Wheels/ With a custom black paint
    Cold Air Intake
    Edge Performance Chip
    Custom Audio System
    LED Tails
    Black background headlights and parking lights

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    That looks even better in the daylight. It's obvious the holes are there when you look, but it looks like it came that way, not at all like a hack job on the mirror. Thanks for the additional pictures. I really need to start playing around with things like that and teach myself. They're little tiny differences with a big impact on both utility and unique look.

    To Be Completed (Eventually):
    6" BDS Suspension lift | KingShocks Front and Rear Coil Overs | 4.56 Gears | 35" A/Ts (TBD) | Cervinis 07-12 Silverado Ram Air Hood | Fab Fours Front Winch Bumper (CS07-H2051-1) | Fab Fours Full Size Rear Bumper (CS07-W1850-1) | RX-2 Series Main Grille (Black) | Line-x Bed and wheel wells | Skid Plates | Rizor Automated Tonneau Cover | Custom Bed Insert | RBP RX-3 Series Nerf Bars | Kenwood Excelon DNX9990HD | JL Audio Stealthbox (2x500RMS) | JL Audio HD 1200/1 Class D Mono Amp | JL Audio C5-653 Components (Front) | JL Audio C5-650 Components (Rear) | JL Audio Slash v2 300/4v2 Class A/B Amp

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTM View Post
    What are the lights listed under...like what category?
    on that site? Component LEDs 3mm high flux with amber color

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy09LTZCrew View Post
    That looks even better in the daylight. It's obvious the holes are there when you look, but it looks like it came that way, not at all like a hack job on the mirror. Thanks for the additional pictures. I really need to start playing around with things like that and teach myself. They're little tiny differences with a big impact on both utility and unique look.
    Thanks. Its a fun learning experience just make sure you have the marks in the correct stop before you drill. Also if you decide to mod your mirrors make sure you test them before you wrap up your install, dont want to have to back track due to a bad connection.

    Thinking about adding a type of puddle light. Not sure where I want to put it though, down to three locations though: Under side of mirror, under door, or under the door step.
    2011 Silverado 1500 Z71 4x4 Crew Cab
    LED Dome light
    LED Floor lights
    RC Leveling kit
    Tow Mirrors Custom LED running/signal lights
    BakFlip G2 Tonneau Cover




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    I'd almost say under the door. I guess it doesn't really matter if you wire it so it comes on with the interior lights. I was just thinking you might not want the underbody lights show car look. Unless you want then, in which case, go for it. Personally, the door seems like an ideal spot since it would shine right where you're stepping. And honestly, that's an incredibly simple idea I'm surprised manufacturers haven't implemented. It doesn't seem it'd be that difficult. That's the type of addition that is simple, but might make the difference when someone is looking at vehicles.

    To Be Completed (Eventually):
    6" BDS Suspension lift | KingShocks Front and Rear Coil Overs | 4.56 Gears | 35" A/Ts (TBD) | Cervinis 07-12 Silverado Ram Air Hood | Fab Fours Front Winch Bumper (CS07-H2051-1) | Fab Fours Full Size Rear Bumper (CS07-W1850-1) | RX-2 Series Main Grille (Black) | Line-x Bed and wheel wells | Skid Plates | Rizor Automated Tonneau Cover | Custom Bed Insert | RBP RX-3 Series Nerf Bars | Kenwood Excelon DNX9990HD | JL Audio Stealthbox (2x500RMS) | JL Audio HD 1200/1 Class D Mono Amp | JL Audio C5-653 Components (Front) | JL Audio C5-650 Components (Rear) | JL Audio Slash v2 300/4v2 Class A/B Amp

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    They would deftently be coming on and going off with the interior lights, I'm not one for the import show car look. I am going to be checking out the bottom of my door tomorrow, only problem with this is when you unlock the truck it will not illuminate until the door s open. So I think I just talked myself out of the door. Haha
    2011 Silverado 1500 Z71 4x4 Crew Cab
    LED Dome light
    LED Floor lights
    RC Leveling kit
    Tow Mirrors Custom LED running/signal lights
    BakFlip G2 Tonneau Cover




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