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I have not yet put the tails on as I need to wait for the epoxy to dry out, then configure the wires to fit in the sockets. Here's a teaser (sorry theyre small, will resize later):<p><A HREF="http://img223.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0271l.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/4387/img0271l.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://img13.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0269a.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2448/img0269a.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://img266.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0276.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/1930/img0276.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p><A HREF="http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0273pur.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/8590/img0273pur.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br>
 

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Re: LED Tails and Front (mpdbrown)

I likey the fronts better. No need to emphasize the weirdly-overinflated tail lamps any further.<p>Can you explain how/what you did to put together the fronts, link to LED source, etc.?
 

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Re: LED Tails and Front (bingo1)

Tails look great up close. If anything, I think they play off of the best part of the tail light design, drawing attention away from the size. I rather like the rear tails on the R. But to each their own.<p>Tryg<br>
 

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Re: LED Tails and Front (bingo1)

I was thinking of the same idea for the fronts. Good work!!!<br>Can you post bigger pictures?
 

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that's exactly what I want to do to my tails. so nice... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I think they look SCHWEEEET!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Damnit, I should just cancel my SS membership...EVERY TIME I flip through this friggin' website, I find MORE crap to spend my money on... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>...That front setup looks like _____'s mod to make the Audi looking LED's as DRL's in the front foglight grille's! I just can't remember who did it, though I remember reading through the various stages of the trial and error!<p>-Steve
 

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I like the tails....interested to see how they look installed. Did you just use a strip of leds?<p>Front leds, IMO, give off too "big" of a bulge of light individually. I actually have something similar but used smaller leds just so I didn't obtain your effect.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>juve021</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Front leds, IMO, give off too "big" of a bulge of light individually. I actually have something similar but used smaller leds just so I didn't obtain your effect.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ahhh, so it was YOURS!! I was going to guess, but didn't want to look like an idiot... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> RE: the bulge effect, I was trying to think how Audi creates the "liquid strip of light" looking effect...I believe they use recessed LED's, in a box-ish enclosure, IOT create the strip? Is this correct/incorrect/pursuable with the R?<p>-Steve
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FORD420diesel</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Ahhh, so it was YOURS!! I was going to guess, but didn't want to look like an idiot... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> RE: the bulge effect, I was trying to think how Audi creates the "liquid strip of light" looking effect...I believe they use recessed LED's, in a box-ish enclosure, IOT create the strip? Is this correct/incorrect/pursuable with the R?<p>-Steve</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah it is me! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> I think you are dot on with the way Audi does it. I believe each led has its own squarish enclosure. They also use high power luxeon leds requiring heat sinks. I'm sure one could replicate this in general but the problem with our cars is location! If you put in in the fog grill area you're limited to a lesser amount of leds and the shape of the strip created by the leds. The only other place I see is in the actual headlights,alla Audi, but then you have to take them apart and reseal obviously. But at least this way, you could have a sort of curved shape and incorporate a bunch of them in there.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>juve021</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you put in in the fog grill area you're limited to a lesser amount of leds and the shape of the strip created by the leds. The only other place I see is in the actual headlights,alla Audi, but then you have to take them apart and reseal obviously. But at least this way, you could have a sort of curved shape and incorporate a bunch of them in there.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hmmm....well..... If we're considering opening the headlights, might it be easier to go the route of the angel eyes? I think that'd be siiiick, to outline both the xenon's and the high beam (for those with Euro lights)!! Wouldn't that be cool?? The unique outline of the xenon, with the circle around the high beam.... *drool* <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-Steve
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FORD420diesel</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Hmmm....well..... If we're considering opening the headlights, might it be easier to go the route of the angel eyes? I think that'd be siiiick, to outline both the xenon's and the high beam (for those with Euro lights)!! Wouldn't that be cool?? The unique outline of the xenon, with the circle around the high beam.... *drool* <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-Steve</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yeah it'd be cool but I guess we have to remember that these ideas do come from other cars, Audi, BMW. So if you want your car to look like them, then go for it. I think you could use the leds or diy angel eye method to make something unique in the headlight <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I've been wanting to do that w/ the tails. How'd you manage to fit them in there? Just a flexible LED strip?<p>I'm waiting to finish my projector retro to incorporate some into the headlamps <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>juve021</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yeah it'd be cool but I guess we have to remember that these ideas do come from other cars, Audi, BMW. So if you want your car to look like them, then go for it. I think you could use the leds or diy angel eye method to make something unique in the headlight <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good point... I must say that's the part I like the best about the tails; that they are emulating the new S80 styling, which I think is BEASTLY!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Hmmm, any unique Volvo front styling that can be copied? I'm going to check through the images on SS, brb...<p>-Steve<p>EDIT: <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/gallery2.php?mode=album&album=/Concept%20Cars/YCC/Elisabeth%20Ohlson%20Wallin#" TARGET="_blank">This</A> looks pretty kewl, just FYI... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>...And so do THESE!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> And, they validate the OP's idea too!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://ouestlamer.free.fr/forum/news/070910_SEMA/s80_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://ouestlamer.free.fr/forum/news/070910_SEMA/s80_4.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://ouestlamer.free.fr/forum/news/070910_SEMA/s80_7.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FORD420diesel</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Good point... I must say that's the part I like the best about the tails; that they are emulating the new S80 styling, which I think is BEASTLY!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Hmmm, any unique Volvo front styling that can be copied? I'm going to check through the images on SS, brb...<p>-Steve<p>EDIT: <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/gallery2.php?mode=album&album=/Concept%20Cars/YCC/Elisabeth%20Ohlson%20Wallin#" TARGET="_blank">This</A> looks pretty kewl, just FYI... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>There ya go:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/generated//Concept%20Cars/YCC/Elisabeth%20Ohlson%20Wallin/009__scaled_600.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>That could be done in the R headlights with leds or even the DIY angel eye method (using a clear rod, cutting slits on the backside of the rod, with 2 leds at the ends of the rod, lots of tutorials of this on the web)
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FORD420diesel</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Good point... I must say that's the part I like the best about the tails; that they are emulating the new S80 styling, which I think is BEASTLY!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Hmmm, any unique Volvo front styling that can be copied? I'm going to check through the images on SS, brb...<p>-Steve<p>EDIT: <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/gallery2.php?mode=album&album=/Concept%20Cars/YCC/Elisabeth%20Ohlson%20Wallin#" TARGET="_blank">This</A> looks pretty kewl, just FYI... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>...And so do THESE!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> And, they validate the OP's idea too!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>BTW, if you really want this exact look, purchase the actual Audi led set and retro fit into the fog area.<p><A HREF="http://oempl.us/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=60_71_106&products_id=451" TARGET="_blank">http://oempl.us/index.php?main...d=451</A><p>Not saying its cheap but....
 

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Yes!! That's the one I couldn't figure out how to post the image from... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I like the unitary "cool blue glow" effect, that is schweet!! Combine that with something similar in the front grille area would be sick as well!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>...Separate idea: I also like the Heico door sills; I *believe* there were/are Volvo ones floating around somewhere. Can they be incorporated into our R's?<p>-Steve
 

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I like the illuminated door sills too.<p>I made a set for my Acura CL, back in the day using EL tape. Looked awesome! <A HREF="http://cl.acurazine.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6963431&postcount=57" TARGET="_blank">http://cl.acurazine.com/forums...nt=57</A><p>I swear, if I had a CNC machine, I would be rich!<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by juve021 at 6:01 AM 5-7-2009</i>
 
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