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This is a discussion on Smoked tail lights/reverse lights within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I am a huge fan of the smoked tail light look, but I am worried about someone smashing into ...

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    Question Smoked tail lights/reverse lights

    So I am a huge fan of the smoked tail light look, but I am worried about someone smashing into my rear. I was wondering what you guys though of the smoked reverse lights? Here's a link to a site that has pics/sells them 2008-2013 Subaru WRX/STi Sedan Reverse/Blinker Tail Light Overlays Tint. Do any of you run with smoked tail lights or reverse lights and have you had any issues with them (installing/accidents)? Thanks in advance!!!
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    Someone will smash into your rear if you have those.

    Hey I just saw you,
    and this is crazy,
    but I have smoked tails,
    so rear-end me, maybe?

    Its hard to see if
    you braked baby
    so here's my agents number
    so call him maybe.

    You took your time with the call
    I took no time with the law
    You gave me nothing at all
    But,still you're in my mind

    Hey, you had no lights,
    so I sued you crazy,
    but for now I'm driving,
    a rental daily..

    Because your tails are so dark
    I hit you so bad
    I hit you so bad
    I hit you so so bad

    Now your metal's showin
    My new headlight's broken
    Insurance rates clearly goin
    Up... because you're tinted baby!

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    I have the red out ones. I am just really careful when I am backing up.

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    I have mine nightshaded, but very lightly, Maybe a coat or 2 and my reverse, brake and blinkers are still fully visible. Depends on the degree of smoke. MY red looks almost blood red instead of cherry.
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    if you want, I'll smash into your rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Someone will smash into your rear if you have those.

    Hey I just saw you,
    and this is crazy,
    but I have smoked tails,
    so rear-end me, maybe?

    Its hard to see if
    you braked baby
    so here's my agents number
    so call him maybe.

    You took your time with the call
    I took no time with the law
    You gave me nothing at all
    But,still you're in my mind

    Hey, you had no lights,
    so I sued you crazy,
    but for now I'm driving,
    a rental daily..

    Because your tails are so dark
    I hit you so bad
    I hit you so bad
    I hit you so so bad

    Now your metal's showin
    My new headlight's broken
    Insurance rates clearly goin
    Up... because you're tinted baby!

    -a composition by the clubwrx collective
    Link to the video of this song please?

    I agree he would probably be more likely to be hit from someone not being able to see the reverse lights as well, but he wasn't going to smoke the red section so the illumination for braking wouldn't be affected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xFalleNx View Post
    I love it when dudes smash into my rear.
    I knew I would get these responses lmao! It's always nice to get a little bit of comic relief.
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    Keep in mind - if you plan on getting tint, you may want those reverse lights to be fairly bright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    Keep in mind - if you plan on getting tint, you may want those reverse lights to be fairly bright.
    This. I only have 30% tint and I have to roll down a window to parallel park at night. I couldn't imagine if the reverse lights were even weaker than they are stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    This. I only have 30% tint and I have to roll down a window to parallel park at night. I couldn't imagine if the reverse lights were even weaker than they are stock.
    At 35% I need to keep my windshield clean to comfortably see out of mine. Or I could finally install my rear view cam I've been waiting to do for months.
    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex
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