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Old 01-19-2007   #1  
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Opinions on Tail Light

Okay, I wasn't planning on changing my OEM tail lights but a tree limb accidentally ran into my tail light.

Anyway, the cracked tail light got me thinking...ordering a custom tail light would probably be cheaper than ordering an OEM replacement. But should I go with a black or clear housing?





I would rather it not look too odd in appearance...you know how some custom tail lights really do not match the overall "look" of the car.

Anyway, I have a Magnesium Metallic 04 Civic EX 4DR and was hoping someone would have some pics of their tail lights on their Magnesium Metallic Civic with either a black or clear housing. Or maybe just opinions...

Thanks for your help!!

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- K&N Drop-In Filter (will replace with K&N Typhoon Kit)



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please dont, stick with OEM
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Try and find some of the JDM tails, they look amazing. Screw those tails, they'll leak after a couple months.
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my opinion

i dont like either of those tail lights i would really go with jdm but if you are dead set on those then go with the black housings. but seriously i would get jdm.
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As soon as I hit submit, I just knew that I was going to be ragged on this. Oh well...better to hear it from others than wasting my money. Thanks for the feedback!!

Since you mentioned JDMs, I did a quick search in this forum and found some 01-05 JDM tails for sale. And yes, they do look amazing. Much better than the ones I picked earlier. I kinda like that cleaner look anyway.

https://www.civicforums.com/forums/1...need-sold.html

Hopefully, I can get a good deal for them or at least find them on the web.

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lol

its ok i just got ragged on for my bumpers not being painted even though i dont get the car till tomorrow but at least my bumpers are the same color as my car. lol
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I have some 01-03 OEM Tails for the Sedan not sure if they will fit your ride, but hit me up if you need them....JDM are clean though for sure.
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oem looks 10 x better than those but that's just my opinion
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Okay, I wasn't planning on changing my OEM tail lights but a tree limb accidentally ran into my tail light.

Anyway, the cracked tail light got me thinking...ordering a custom tail light would probably be cheaper than ordering an OEM replacement. But should I go with a black or clear housing?





I would rather it not look too odd in appearance...you know how some custom tail lights really do not match the overall "look" of the car.

Anyway, I have a Magnesium Metallic 04 Civic EX 4DR and was hoping someone would have some pics of their tail lights on their Magnesium Metallic Civic with either a black or clear housing. Or maybe just opinions...

Thanks for your help!!

My mods so far...
- Enkei J10 w/ Yokohama YK520 Tires (205/50/16)
- Sylvania SilverStar Hi/Lo/Signal
- K&N Drop-In Filter (will replace with K&N Typhoon Kit)



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y u guys hatin on the poor guy..... i think they look realllllly rice......
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OEM OEM OEM but just my opinion..
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nevermind i take that back..go with the JDM
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Since you mentioned JDMs, I did a quick search in this forum and found some 01-05 JDM tails for sale. And yes, they do look amazing. Much better than the ones I picked earlier. I kinda like that cleaner look anyway.

https://www.civicforums.com/forums/1...need-sold.html
those arent JDM, theyre knock-offs...but either way, they would look better than those other ones
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+1 for the JDM-style tails.

Is the tree limb going to pay? He ran into YOU, so he should. That bastard.
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I think that sums it up.
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On most days i'd say jdm for the sedan or OEM. But with your color ride, *this is the first time i've ever said this*... the black housing ones wouldnt look half bad. Its all up to you though
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Id paint the chrome/black part the color of your car
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