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Brownie 01-17-2008 12:19 AM

Clear lenses
 
Anybody know where to get some clear park light lenses, and turn signal lenses, fairly cheap??? i found them on quadratec but there like 40 bucks or each set so with shippin that would be like 100 bucks for lenses, and i dont want them that bad. Any ideas other than ebay?

Jonny15 01-17-2008 01:07 AM

Haven't really seen them anywhere else. I got mine off quadratec, they have a kit that has both the parking light and turn signal lenses together for 69.99...still a bit pricey but better than buying them seperately, plus i knew that they were DOT approved and street legal compared to something on ebay that i would have had no idea about...

kg4kpg 01-17-2008 08:28 AM

Prolly ebay is your best bet. I see them there a lot.Mine had them when I bought it but they were the first thing off and sold. Looked to ghetto on my yellow jeep. Maybe on red or black they look okay. To each his own.

Jonny15 01-17-2008 10:40 AM

Yeah the only jeeps they look good on are black or white jeeps, any other color jeep makes them look stupid IMO...

Brownie 01-17-2008 01:43 PM

yeah my jeep is black, so i thought they would look pretty good, i guess ill get some of quadratec as bad as i hate to pay that price.

debruins 01-17-2008 01:59 PM

yeah they look nice and add to it, but i ahve ton say that you can see yellow whne its light out b/c u can see teh yellow bulb through teh clear lenses

at night though with them off when the jeep is jsut sitting it looks GREAT

Jonny15 01-17-2008 02:59 PM

Putting them on a black jeep will look good, i got some for my black jeep, im just waiting til spring to put them on cause im gonna paint my flares before i put them on. If you're gonna get them off quadratec remember to get the package that includes both the parking and corner signal lenses together so you save money!

tequila1pint 01-17-2008 04:36 PM

Fleabay is the only place I've found them at a reasonable $. I was looking at the same since my JEEP is white.

solo97tj 01-17-2008 05:18 PM

on my jeep i was going to get clear but i was in the same boat your in i didn't wanna pay that so i got some night shade and did that but if you want clear you will half to pay for it clear about 100.00 nite shade $12.00 small can of clear $3.55 you do the math!

nicolas-eric 01-17-2008 05:22 PM

i have them and IMO they look great...on a black TJ... pic

Jonny15 01-17-2008 05:27 PM

Here's a link to the kit for both sets of lenses for about 70...

http://www.quadratec.com/products/55207_900.htm


And Nico the first thing i notice on your jeep are those clear lenses, they look great! Can't wait to put mine on too.

nicolas-eric 01-17-2008 05:30 PM

i bought mine at 4wd.com when they had a 15% rebate on alllighting parts.

98TJ 01-17-2008 07:49 PM

I once saw a set of smoked lenses on ebay that looked sweet. I am painting my flares red as I have a red Jeep. I want to go with the clear lenses but the smoked ones kinda threw my decision in the air on this one. I will have to see which is a better deal.

A possible solution to seeing the yellow bulbs when they are off is to buy the LED bulb set from your local auto parts store. The are clear off as well and yellow when on. Just make sure you get the yellow ones and not the clear ones! Also if you have any other LED bulbs in your lighting system, you will probably need a modified or different relay for your signal system.

The exact relay is an EP-26 for those of you who need the number for the relay. Make sure it says LEDS on it though. (Courtesy of stu's offroad)

nicolas-eric 01-17-2008 07:55 PM

the stock relay will not work with LEDs?
thatīs new to me.

i wanted to replace the yellow bulbs with LEDs this spring.

perhaps i should buy some "osram diadem" or "phillips silver vision" bulbs. they are silver and when they are turned on they become yellow.

http://www.r1200c.de/anleitungen/kla...nker/verg2.jpg

98TJ 01-17-2008 09:31 PM

i installed LED bulbs on mine. If you just do the front turn signals you should be fine but if you install LED bulbs all the way around the relay senses that there isnt enough resistance in the system (the way i read the article) The stock relay has a built in feature that makes it double flash because it thinks that a bulb is out when in reality you just have LEDs instead of normal bulbs. This is just what I have found to happen. Trial and error!!!

Triple88a 01-17-2008 10:10 PM

i'm wondering, wouldn't paint thinner be able to clear the paint off the stock lenses? I know it removes paint from other objects, thats why i'm curious.

mr4x4 01-17-2008 11:55 PM

I just picked mine up off ebay paid like $40 with shipping

MCG 01-18-2008 12:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonny15 (Post 183156)
Yeah the only jeeps they look good on are black or white jeeps, any other color jeep makes them look stupid IMO...

In Silver jeeps looks good too.

I though about that but since mine is green mmmmmmmm nope, really don’t look good on green.

I think the clear lenses are kind of pricy for what they really are.

Jonny15 01-18-2008 01:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 183410)
i'm wondering, wouldn't paint thinner be able to clear the paint off the stock lenses? I know it removes paint from other objects, thats why i'm curious.

Well if they were painted it might work but the lenses themselves are orange, its not just paint.

Triple88a 01-18-2008 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonny15 (Post 183461)
Well if they were painted it might work but the lenses themselves are orange, its not just paint.

They are painted from the inside arent they?

I gotta wash my rig and look at it again, there is about 1/4 inch or salt on it and its way too cold to wash it as the brushes are all frozen or will freeze in no time :(

orange05tj 01-18-2008 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Triple88a (Post 183637)
They are painted from the inside arent they?

I gotta wash my rig and look at it again, there is about 1/4 inch or salt on it and its way too cold to wash it as the brushes are all frozen or will freeze in no time :(

no

mr4x4 01-18-2008 05:54 PM

the lenses are tinted orange its in the plastic

Jonny15 01-18-2008 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr4x4 (Post 183664)
the lenses are tinted orange its in the plastic


Exactly....plus even if they were painted and you could remove it you'd still have to replace all the bulbs with orange ones to make it street legal

MCG 01-19-2008 01:17 AM

one more thing to remember:
Paint thinner on Plastic = not a good outcome.:D

foxinthemudd 01-19-2008 01:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MCG (Post 183792)
one more thing to remember:
Paint thinner on Plastic = not a good outcome.:D

:rofl::rofl::rofl: speaking from personal experience are we...

Jonny15 01-19-2008 02:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MCG (Post 183792)
one more thing to remember:
Paint thinner on Plastic = not a good outcome.:D


Yeah im assuming it would just eat away at the plastic making it all cloudy

350chevrolet 01-19-2008 08:04 PM

i would not use paint thiner on the plastic. but i dont think clear lenses would look to good either. maybe on black or white but i would still go with tinted over clear. ill leave the clear stuff to the hondas and other imports. even tho i did have clear on my bmw, but now iv got black, its a black car.

Triple88a 01-20-2008 11:46 PM

i think clear would look good if the fenders are nice and dark unless the jeep body is a very bright color.

Neil F. 01-31-2008 11:05 AM

You can get both for 40 shipped. Send them a message and they will put up more if they are not up for auction http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...176206226&rd=1

But you still should put some non yellow bulbs behind them. The yellow will still show I have silverstars in the front turn indicators. The bluish hue of the silverstars goes with my intense blue paint. You can get all silver bulbs or the cheap way out is to lightly hit the yellow bulb with silver spray. I have 194 LEDs in the side marker.

Triple88a 02-01-2008 12:17 AM

the side marker doesnt need to be yellow does it? I mean you have the blinker that is yellow, does the side marker matter?


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