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    The DRL's are just PIAA bulbs (plasma gtx), but the turn signals are a dual colored LED bulb that burn white except when you put your blinker on, at which point they blink amber. I posted a link earlier to them. Straight replacement bulb, no modifications to any wiring at all. The turn signal bulb is more difficult to access than the DRL's though.

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    So when they burn white, are those now your DRLs? Or are they just your parking lights?

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    Got them powder coated. They had some pretty severe curb rash and they fixed that all up good as new. Couldn't be happier with how they came out!
    Hey man, I am looking to possibly do the "shadow" effect as well. How much for the powder coat? Is it long lasting? I thought I was going to be required to purchase black rims
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    Quote Originally Posted by twister8008 View Post
    Hey man, I am looking to possibly do the "shadow" effect as well. How much for the powder coat? Is it long lasting? I thought I was going to be required to purchase black rims
    I paid $400 to get all four wheels powder coated. I went to a really good powder coater because I didn't want to pay for garbage. You can get it done for $50/wheel, but they are most likely just putting a coat of powder on over the painted wheels, which won't hold up as long. For my wheels, they had a painted surface, so he had to take the paint off first, which required some sandblasting. He was able to grind out the curb rash that I had incurred over the last two years. Then he did two coats of powder. He did a great job and they came out looking amazing and like brand new wheels. These are now my dedicated winter wheels. So far this winter they have held up beautifully.

    If your wheels are brand new and you have no curb rash you can probably do it for less than I did. Totally worth it though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoFloRex View Post
    So when they burn white, are those now your DRLs? Or are they just your parking lights?
    They are not my DRLs. They are my front marker lights, as they are on when I am driving with my headlights on (all lights on). But the DRL's and my high beams are PIAA bulbs (9005). The picture on my avatar is my car with just the parking lights on. They are pretty cool. See post #5 for a link to where I got them and a video of them working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    I paid $400 to get all four wheels powder coated. I went to a really good powder coater because I didn't want to pay for garbage. You can get it done for $50/wheel, but they are most likely just putting a coat of powder on over the painted wheels, which won't hold up as long. For my wheels, they had a painted surface, so he had to take the paint off first, which required some sandblasting. He was able to grind out the curb rash that I had incurred over the last two years. Then he did two coats of powder. He did an amazing job and they came out looking amazing and like brand new wheels. These are now my dedicated winter wheels. So far this winter they have held up beautifully.

    If your wheels are brand new and you have no curb rash you can probably do it for less than I did. Totally worth it though!
    Sweet brother. Thanks!
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    mmm sexy, but as previously stated by eric, never again lol

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    JPM coachworks!
    What was the install like on this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by twister8008 View Post
    What was the install like on this?
    Very easy. The shift boot pops out no problem and the new piece fits on just like stock. The brake boot was easy but a little more involved because you have to apply adhesive to the boot frame. Overall on a scale of 1-10 I'd give it a 1 as far as difficulty just like anything else just gotta take your time...also be careful not to break the brake boot frame when you are snapping it out.
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    I'm from Maine (since moved to Connecticut)...I could be wrong but one of your pictures is overlooking the back bay in Portland...I used to live on that street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrnrfan182 View Post
    I'm from Maine (since moved to Connecticut)...I could be wrong but one of your pictures is overlooking the back bay in Portland...I used to live on that street.
    Yes good eye...That is exactly where it is! I love that spot Portland is such a great city to live in

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    Yes good eye...That is exactly where it is! I love that spot Portland is such a great city to live in
    I love Portland, my fiance and I are up there at least once a year.
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    looks so sick!

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