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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp
    I've given it a little thought ... Basically I don't trust myself to make it look even.
    Lol yeah hear ya...I'd like to see it "cleaned up" without all of that red ya know

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddalder View Post
    These were my costs to do the upgrade, although I'm sure Rippy could give you better pricing than what I got here in Canada.

    Antenna Base Assembly - $176.93
    Antenna Assembly (Fin) - $59.59
    Self-Etch Primer - $9.31
    Touch-Up Paint (Large Bottle) - $15.00
    Paint Brushes - $1.25 (Each)
    Foam Gasket Material - $Free (They had a small piece left over and gave it to me).
    Scalpel (X-Acto Knife Didn't Work Well) - $Free

    Total is roughly $265.00. I have some contacts with my dealership so I got better pricing (Canadian wholesale). My total was about $197.00 before tax.
    thanks for the info.

    What color is your car again?
    (I don't have easy access to a scalpel like you do.)
    Is the only painting needed to be done on the fin?
    If so a buddy of mine with a paint shop does my painting needs cheap as his girlfriends car is the same color as mine so he has the paint around. So if its only the fin he can have it for a while until he needs to paint more things at once.

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    After seeing the vid I stick to my opinion that US accessory look nicer than export.

    Still nicer than stock reds but the outter most LEDs look out of place and I HATE amber lamps.

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    If they were still available I might have gone that route just based on cost.
    Are you not a fan of the extra 8 LEDs?

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    Ah guess not .. I think they add needed visibility during daytime braking / signaling.

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    Re: My latest addition ... Euro tails

    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp View Post
    What color is your car again?
    (I don't have easy access to a scalpel like you do.)
    Is the only painting needed to be done on the fin?
    If so a buddy of mine with a paint shop does my painting needs cheap as his girlfriends car is the same color as mine so he has the paint around. So if its only the fin he can have it for a while until he needs to paint more things at once.
    Cadillac calls my colour "Sunset Blue", however in the Buick line with the same paint code it's called "Transition Blue Metallic". You may or may not need to have one painted. I was able to get mine from GM already colour matched (although mine was for a Buick Lucerne). If your colour is not available from GM, there is a paint to match antenna option. The fin is the only part requiring paint. A sharp #11 X-Acto knife will also work in place of a scalpel. The write-up is here:

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...de-part-i.html

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    Re: My latest addition ... Euro tails

    very nice black cherry car color.
    According tails, I can get euro tails, but I like my US clear accessory more ))
    just add rear fogs (omg don't use them as parking lights and led reverse for clean look.

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    Re: My latest addition ... Euro tails

    They look good. I'm surprise you are getting a lot of good responses. when I bought these lights. everyone was telling me bad choice as they are not the american version which is all red. i guess it just takes time for people to get over that and realize it is someone else's car who likes them.

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    Re: My latest addition ... Euro tails

    Quote Originally Posted by STE_6000 View Post
    They look good. I'm surprise you are getting a lot of good responses. when I bought these lights. everyone was telling me bad choice as they are not the american version which is all red. i guess it just takes time for people to get over that and realize it is someone else's car who likes them.
    Thanks. Not sure how long ago you got yours (perhaps the accessory tails were still an option then) so that might explain it a bit.


    Is this yours?
    If so do you know the number of SMD LEDs that were used in each ring and the diameter of the ring used and cost?
    Looking to compare to http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...ducts_id=14906
    Do you have a video / photos during daylight or dusk?


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    Re: My latest addition ... Euro tails

    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp View Post
    Thanks. Not sure how long ago you got yours (perhaps the accessory tails were still an option then) so that might explain it a bit.


    Is this yours?
    If so do you know the number of SMD LEDs that were used in each ring and the diameter of the ring used and cost?
    Looking to compare to http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...ducts_id=14906
    Do you have a video / photos during daylight or dusk?

    Yeah, they is my baby. it was Oracle, and not im not sure to be honest, they make the rings to fit, since they make their own products. Also i got my tails maybe 1.5 years ago, the american ones are just rare compared to the euro ones. cost wise a lot most then the euros but the yellow in all honesty is not bad looking.
    custom_oracle_halo_led_rings_for_cadillac_sts_3_by_ste60000-d4y81qx.jpg

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    Re: My latest addition ... Euro tails

    Quote Originally Posted by Ludacrisvp View Post
    I have installed the Euro tails finally
    ...oh yes...it looks good....and I like the color of your car very much...


    Quote Originally Posted by targetSTS View Post
    ...and led reverse for clean look.
    ...btw...indeed....those sls led reverse lamps will be very nice too...


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    Re: My latest addition ... Euro tails

    I like the LED reverse lights from the SLS I just don't think I can part with $300 or so for them (at least not now).
    The rear fogs are still enticing and seem like you would get more use out of them than the reverse lights.

    STE_6000 - what is going on with your front bumper? is that the ERX? kit?

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    Yup. That's the egx kit from e&g.

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    Re: My latest addition ... Euro tails

    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS View Post
    After seeing the vid I stick to my opinion that US accessory look nicer than export.
    Still nicer than stock reds but the outter most LEDs look out of place and I HATE amber lamps.
    Uploaded a new vid that is a bit more wide angle that might be better to view.

    Also 'shows off' that stock N* idle and startup in HD as well.


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    Re: My latest addition ... Euro tails

    Does anyone have any additional information on the LED reverse lights in the thread by PontiacV8. I been looking for a better reverse light and even considers a brighter LED bulb(s). I never knew these assemblies were availabe to the cars in Europe. Who sells them and what's the part number? Thanks.

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