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Posted 03 October 2018 - 04:07 PM

Once I find the right rear or front? I can then adjust the VX rear wings to best suit the new bumper. 



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Posted 03 October 2018 - 04:17 PM

Steve, I'm not convinced on the Skoda Kodiaq lights, although I do like them. I also have Skoda Karoq lights, which look nicer. But, I'm happy to keep looking for a better option. The front of my VX, I think looks really nice now.

 

The rear has to be more functional as heat dissipation and air vents are a must.  



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Posted 03 October 2018 - 04:24 PM

I like the front and rear lights on the new Lexus RC
Also the lights from the front of a Infiniti Q60

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 04:49 PM

I like the front and rear lights on the new Lexus RC
Also the lights from the front of a Infiniti Q60

 

 

Chris, yep, they're very nice and would also work well. The front on my VX isn't going to change now, so I'm purely interested in the arse end.  

 

People need to realise that if time and money was not an issue, then I would have chosen a much different front and rear. But, I'm a novice and have never done this before. It may all go wrong and also, I can't justify fitting a front and rear that in parts will cost as much as my car is worth. There are also several people who want to change their cars and keeping costs down and using readily available parts is in everyone's interest. 



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Posted 03 October 2018 - 04:54 PM

Can we get a profile pic of the complete side?
Wanna see that big ass it has now.



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Posted 03 October 2018 - 05:17 PM

3008 rear lights. Adapting them for the VX is somewhere on my to do list



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Posted 03 October 2018 - 06:34 PM

The later ds3 lights are quite cool with their 3d effect

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 05:01 AM

3008 rear lights. Adapting them for the VX is somewhere on my to do list


I love them! These were in my top 5 rear lights

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 05:05 AM

The later ds3 lights are quite cool with their 3d effect


As a replacement for the existing VX rear lights, these could fit and will look like a factory upgraded light. However, they don't do it for me as I'm not sure they would now work with my car's changes.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:33 AM

...With my old diffuser? I’m hoping to try and spend a couple of hours this evening on trialing a few options on the rear end before deciding on whether to continue with this bumper and lights or try something different. I must admit though, that for a track only car, the rear diffuser and vented lower bumper works well and will offer a good heat dissipation and hot air venting for engine and exhaust?

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 03:55 PM

The dremmelling has commenced, there's no going back now.... Joe, do you still have that red clam?  :closedeyes:

 

I'll upload results by tonight. I genuinely have no idea if it will be a total disaster or if it will just look naff. 

 

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 04:04 PM

arent those grounding protectors on the diffuser a bit on the larger size



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Posted 04 October 2018 - 04:13 PM

Looks good max

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 04:18 PM

By track car, I assume you mean it will never go on the road? 

 

If so, do you actually need rear lights? You could have mesh/cage in the shape (so it lines up with wings / rear claim etc), couple of rain lights in either side to make it look smart and symmetrical. Could even have fans behind the rain lights to exhaust heat from the engine bay. 

 

It might look slightly heath robinson but in my mind, it could look ok depending on the layout/style of the rain lights. 

 

Perhaps even P1 style, led brake/rain light strip around the 'orifice' - mesh/fan/venting inside. 



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Posted 04 October 2018 - 05:25 PM

yeah and its a very cheap rear clam if you can collect in next two weeks!



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Posted 05 October 2018 - 04:00 PM

arent those grounding protectors on the diffuser a bit on the larger size


Yep, they look sh1t! I have a plan!

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 04:11 PM

By track car, I assume you mean it will never go on the road?

If so, do you actually need rear lights? You could have mesh/cage in the shape (so it lines up with wings / rear claim etc), couple of rain lights in either side to make it look smart and symmetrical. Could even have fans behind the rain lights to exhaust heat from the engine bay.

It might look slightly heath robinson but in my mind, it could look ok depending on the layout/style of the rain lights.

Perhaps even P1 style, led brake/rain light strip around the 'orifice' - mesh/fan/venting inside.


I’ve had no lights only meshed rear lights or blank cover panels for years. I’d like a more ‘regular’ looking car as it’s being painted and now having a few mods. I guess it comes down to vanity and just wanting a nicer looking car rather than my usual battered and gaffa taped VX.

The truth is, I never intended to go to the extent I have. It was meant to be just a few minor tweaks before a re-paint. But, with each Dremel cut, my brain just kept going into overdrive and the multicoloured Frankenstein beastie developed to what it is now.

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 05:13 PM

I'm not sold on the rear lights. The lines don't really match up to any of the bodywork contours. Have you thought about flipping the lights upside down?



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Posted 06 October 2018 - 06:41 AM

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