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04-05-2012, 10:36 PM #1
Need Your Thoughts2000 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
Black background headlights and parking lights
04-05-2012, 11:42 PM #2
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I think the ones on the front part of the mirrors would look pretty good. I've seen a few member put lights on that side of their mirrors and they come out nice. I'm not quite sold on the ones under the doors yet. For street rides, I think on some trucks they look great and really complement the theme of the truck, but your ride looks a little more trail/utility than street with the M/Ts, Tow Mirrows, and slight lift, which kinds of messes with what I am used to seeing. However, with that said, you may be onto the next fad as well. I hope that helps!
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04-05-2012, 11:46 PM #3
Mike just said everything I was about toDavid
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04-06-2012, 02:15 AM #4
It is my firm opinion that the mirror lights would look sharp and the rocker panel lights would look completely ghetto. That's my two cents worth of input.
04-06-2012, 07:12 AM #5
For whatever reason I can't see your sketch. But from the replies I gather you want to put lights either under your mirrors or on the rocker panels. I like the idea of the "puddle light" on the mirror. I like it cause if you are playing off road you can turn them on, open the door and have some more useable light that can be moved around a little bit by just swinging the door into that general direction. I am not a big fan of the rocker lights. Looks good on big rigs not so much on pick up trucks.
04-06-2012, 08:14 AM #6
I pretty much concur with the common consensus here. The mirror lights are something I'me keeping at the back of my head thanks to Jaele and his posts. However, I don't think the rocker lights really fit your truck. That being said, I think it's great you're trying random ideas. Keep going like that and you'll find something unique that does look great.
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04-06-2012, 07:10 PM #7
The one's on the front of the mirrors, i wouldn't do, how are those mirrors suppose to close? There's a 1/8" gap between those two surfaces? And if you want to drill, how are you suppose to get the LED's in and to seal them? I agree it would look nice, especially if you integrated a signal into them. But practicality is i don't think you will have any way of making them work, try searching for a black LED weatherproof strip, i believe they might be starting to make a thin enough strip. And for the lower LED's, there is a light bar that already works for that, they have integrated the signal, and a courtesy light as well, when you open your doors it turns white to light up the ground.
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04-06-2012, 07:20 PM #8
^^^^^The mirrors will never b e folded down i wouldn't go through the trouble of putting dodge mirrors on a chevy and then fold them down. And the way those lights mount is i will drill a 3/4'' hole and the will only stick out 1/8'' from the surface mounted. And those mirrors have a channel per-say that the wires can run in.
Now onto the rocker lights. Very glad i posted this because i have been having a really really hard time deciding if they would look good. That's why i need some thoughts. I'm by no means after the big rig look that should be left to the big rigs not street trucks......Please keep giving me thoughts or other ideas i could consider
04-06-2012, 07:37 PM #9
04-06-2012, 07:50 PM #10
Sorry man really wasn't trying to be rude if that's how i came off. Yea i've looked into those big rig kits and the main thing i love is the white courtesy lights and how they fade in and out. I would personally do my own if for some reason i did do them because i can make them do all the same things for less than half that price
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