: New guy here

02-25-06, 11:49 AM
Been lurking in this forum, mostly to get some ideas on what to do with my Esky, plus maybe throw some ideas out (sorry if some of you guys have either seen or done them already)? Anyways, here goes:






02-25-06, 12:16 PM

Wow, lots of LED's there. I like that Light up escalade door sill, where did you get it?

02-25-06, 12:40 PM
:welcome: glad you could join us nice lade

02-25-06, 02:13 PM
Yes, welcome. I'm new here too I should probably put some pics up of my virgin escalade. No mods yet. White Diamond .... stock 20's ....and that's it til my first splurge of a new grille.

02-25-06, 02:15 PM

02-25-06, 03:38 PM
Interesting LEDs in the rear louvres. Welcome to the forums and thanks for the pics. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

02-25-06, 08:01 PM
Welcome.. I like the rear brake LEDs.

02-26-06, 01:26 AM
The rear window lights are pretty cool, ever get pulled over 4 that? Anyways welcome.

02-26-06, 04:05 AM
those leds are very cool. Varad makes produts like those.

02-26-06, 11:37 AM
Thanks for the welcomes and compliments!

The rear vent cap LEDs function both as taillights and brake lights--i.e., they get brighter when the brakes are applied.

blingblingcv--not yet...and I reckon I shouldn't get any smack from the LEOs since they're red instead of some other "pull-me-over" color like blue or white.

02-26-06, 04:07 PM
When does the movie start?:yup: :yup: :yup:

02-26-06, 04:13 PM
When does the movie start?:yup: :yup: :yup:


02-26-06, 07:34 PM
I like that Light up escalade door sill, where did you get it??

02-26-06, 07:55 PM
looks like and escachirstmas tree... umm the light up door handles are legit... but that other stuff is just clutter...

Black Beauty 03 ESV
02-26-06, 09:50 PM
Looks nice where did you get the lighted door handles?

02-27-06, 07:31 AM
A little ghetto, and not my taste.
But if you like, then thats what matters.

02-27-06, 08:08 AM
:eek: Not for me. :eek:

02-27-06, 08:42 AM

I'm new here too. Just bought a 2005 Escalade (262 miles) for 40K

02-27-06, 01:21 PM
Yeah, some of it could be considered "ghetto" (to each his/her own, right?)...but IMHO I don't think the LEDs on the running board (not the LOF right above it, but the 5 LEDs below it) are ghetto--it's not that much different from trucks that have running lights along the side and/or top, or side marker lights on cars. Now if those LEDs were say, red, blue, pink, or some other non-neutral color...then okay, I would call ghetto too! I don't have a daytime pic of it (or of the Esky emblem in the doorsill--sorry about that, will get some pics), but each of those 5 LEDs have a chrome surround that seamless blends in with the chrome on the running board.

The LED door handles are custom--one 1/2-watt LED in each door handle pocket/well/whatever you call them. Need to drill a small hole just right so that the LED can be flush-mounted; otherwise you might wind up either drilling too deep a hole, or ruining the area right around the hole.

Nasty Black Lac
02-27-06, 10:50 PM
I like that Light up escalade door sill, where did you get it??

I like those a lot too, where did they come from?

03-01-06, 05:55 PM
I like those a lot too, where did they come from?

I bought them from my brother--he owns a tint/accessory shop.

More info regarding the door sill--they are brushed stainless steel; chrome would not be a good choice for these because they would get scratched up in no time. Backlighting is EL (Indiglo, in layman's terms), and is available in either blue (pictured--and yes, it is a light blue in that pic...I suck at taking night photos) or red. They cost me $450 for the set of 4 sills; if you prefer red, they go for $500. Don't ask me why red costs more--I'm not the one who makes/sells them.

FWIW--Varad may indeed make LEDS like the ones pictured in the running boards, but AFAICT they do not currently offer anything similar to the ones pictured in the vent caps; those are not the LED ropes, strips, or bulky lightbars most people are familiar with. That, and the fact that my bro had to fabricate a harness that would seamlessly tap into the taillight harness so that they can function as parking/brake lights.