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Hondatalover
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TSX Custom Taillights!!! :D    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-07-2015 00:45
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LED rings being added into the 'cups'. Total of 4 rings, one in each cup. Leaving the reverse alone. Replacing stock bulbs with LED's also.

Whenever headlights are on, only the LED circles are on in the rear. Whenever applying the brake, all 4 'cups' + 3rd brake light will light up, unlike stock where they all are lite constantly but only 2 brighten. This provide a more distinctive and classy look while maintain a stock, classy look while boosting the following cars alert when all 4 'cups' suddenly light up brightly. The idea is that the LED circles would be just as bright as the stock set up + brighter LEDs for when the brake is applied..

The inspiration comes from the current line of LED bar/ tubes in Acuras and Hondas, but sticking with the TSX's circular-pod taillight design. I love it!

Not my tails, but was my idea, and another TSX owner is now doing it.

Biggest down side is you have to CUT OPEN the taillights... Unlike the headlights you cant just bake and pry open. So I'm glad he's doing this first to pioneer it. lol









Still not sure about the cutting thought. I want the lights to look untouched, or at least have a clean cut and be 100% sealed... The last 3 pics are my photoshops that started the whole taillight modding frenzy. :)

Torino R72P
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Re: TSX Custom Taillights!!! :D    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-07-2015 08:59
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Wow, keep us posted on when this person installs them (can't wait for photos). The 1G TSX and 3G TL are still to me two of the best-looking sedans ever made, so updating them with tasteful LEDs seems like a no-brainer. It's also a good call leaving the reverse lights alone, three rings per side would look quite odd.
Hondatalover
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Re: TSX Custom Taillights!!! :D    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-07-2015 13:32
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Def will do so! I'm just happy I got this particular LED style off the ground and in progress. There are a few other ones out there that just look like rice and doesn't belong on the TSX.
Torino R72P
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Re: TSX Custom Taillights!!! :D    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-07-2015 15:19
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I know! Like I said, this application is very tastefully thought out.
Hondatalover
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Re: TSX Custom Taillights!!! :D    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-07-2015 15:55
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Torino R72P wrote:
I know! Like I said, this application is very tastefully thought out.

Well, it did come form ME lol. Toot toot!

Hondatalover
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Re: TSX Custom Taillights!!! :D    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-08-2015 01:24
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Aside from the guys tailights above, there is already another guy doing it. :D

I need to get a move on since it was originally my idea! Lol. Like that time I helped persuade a guy on AZ to cut his bumper on his ILX for an exhaust tip. And he did it!

sleeperV6
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Re: TSX Custom Taillights!!! :D    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-08-2015 11:44
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Just because you thought of it doesn't mean nobody else did. I don't mean to start anything but you seem a little too cocky around here...
NealX
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Re: TSX Custom Taillights!!! :D    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-08-2015 13:41
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The crudity of the cut alone would stop me from this sort of mod... And the void left by removing the build needs to be resolved.

I can see the roughness showing through after the reassemble - ok for the night, but in the daylight? Photoshop is great and a perfect dream. Reality? No thanks.

The G1 TSX is too rare a fine bird to mess with for kicks.

Hondatalover
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Re: TSX Custom Taillights!!! :D    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-08-2015 14:53
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No one else said anything about it or posted about it before. But yeah someone could have thought of it.

I'm just excited to see it being done.


Hondatalover
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Re: TSX Custom Taillights!!! :D    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-08-2015 15:01
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Oh and yes the cuts are horrid Neal. But this dude isn't a professional. There are guys who do it for TL taillights all the time and it looks completely untouched without any leaks.

TSXs are getting rarer but the right thing to do is buy a set of used tails and work on those and keep the other set around for if anything goes wrong. This isn't ruining the car and is 100% reversible.


 
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