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      12-21-2006, 08:59 AM   #1
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Exclamation Just got BlackLines, they look really cheap :(

guys i am really kinda upset. I got the blacklines and they look like an after-market ricer tail light from the side.

i can take them back but i am really sad because I love the clean white/red break...

anyone else think they look kinda cheap in person?

! PICS ON PAGE 2 !

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      12-21-2006, 09:23 AM   #2
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They look cheap on their own or do they look cheap installed?

At the end of the day (just like OEM lenses) they're made of plastics and stuff, not sure what your expectations are. I think they would look great on your black car...
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      12-21-2006, 09:49 AM   #3
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well. they look less classy out of the box than the stock lights. i have yet to put them on. i plan to put them on one side and get a true feel for them.

the black plastic under the clear outside looks cheap underneath. that's all.

anyone got any high quality pics?

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      12-21-2006, 10:42 AM   #4
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Check out the blacklines sticky--there are a lot of photos there. Sorry you don't like them--I have yet to do this mod myself.....
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      12-21-2006, 11:19 AM   #5
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I think this is the first thread where some DOSN'T like blacklines! especially on a black car?
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      12-21-2006, 11:29 AM   #6
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if you think it's cheap, then don't put it on, end of the story
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if you dont like them then put them up for sale here, they will be gone in a matter of days
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i am just saying they looked cheap in the box. i will install them soon and see what they look like on the car. i am hopeful still. im not being a jerk. it's just that the plastic is a bit plain looking underneath.
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      12-21-2006, 01:06 PM   #9
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i think they look great!

but as said, give em a try. if you don't like them, i'm sure you'll have no problem finding a buyer.
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^ look at Shragon's signature pic, those lights are classy
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^ look at Shragon's signature pic, those lights are classy
yes they look classy except the one on the right is crooked
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yes they look classy except the one on the right is crooked
ahhhh, they're not crooked. it's the lighting from the pic.
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ahhhh, they're not crooked. it's the lighting from the pic.
so they can look crooked in certain lighting?

i'm just givin u a hard time. i am going to install and see what i think, but i was not as pleased as I could have been.
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Just put them on and check it out! If you don't like it, sell it. That will be a quick sell. Remember that those are OEM lights too.
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so they can look crooked in certain lighting?

i'm just givin u a hard time. i am going to install and see what i think, but i was not as pleased as I could have been.
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i had the same perspective as you but they kind of grew on me .. i kind of want them now.
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they look cheap on their own... once you installl your gonna be amazed bout how much better they look.
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i would like to see some pictures of what you call "cheap" and we also want to see how it looks
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Blacklines + black car = sweet, I've seen it in person
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they look cheap on their own... once you installl your gonna be amazed bout how much better they look.
i will install soon. it's raining here the next two days. i hope to take pics on Saturday morning.

Thanks for the encouragement guys. I need the smooth line... I can't believe the broke the white line for a red L.... hmmmmfff

Now all I need are some white/clear reflectors to replace my ugly amber ones in the front.
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      12-21-2006, 05:22 PM   #21
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Quote:
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if you think it's cheap, then don't put it on, end of the story
what he said.

its subjective. not too much to argue about on this topic
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I believe those Blacklines are made by the same company that manufactures your original tail lights. Take your stock tail lights out, then set them side-by-side with the Blacklines and see what you think.
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