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Mr Yuck
01-22-2008, 03:18 PM
Replacing taillights with less faded/cracked ones. Price is very close...not gonna pay $200+ for an OEM set so I'm going with aftermarket
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mistayuck/524523034/" title="Sunset Bay Brick by Mista Yuck, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/227/524523034_3f2fc7502c.jpg" width="500" height="374" alt="Sunset Bay Brick" /></a>

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2212/2212930494_30291789de.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/22865009@N05/2212930494/)

Keep in mind the new ones wont be so faded....#2 was just a quick photoshop.

#1 for original style
#2 for no amber

Tamnakz
01-22-2008, 03:23 PM
The two whites look like poo to me.

BoostedSwede
01-22-2008, 03:25 PM
I feel like the ones with the clear turns will help to set your car apart even more from a typical 245. I like 'em a lot better than the amber ones.

Mr Yuck
01-22-2008, 03:29 PM
Here's an actual pic of them on the sweetest 245 in the NW.
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j183/dmelvi007/DSC02678.jpg
Thread with more sweet pics (http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php?showtopic=71217&hl=)

neptune
01-22-2008, 03:46 PM
I don't like the amber, but I think the two white taillight sections is too much on your white car. Maybe its just all the yellow in the pic messed with my eyes though.
I pick a third option, paint the turnsignal red.
Here's a good pic to illustrate:
http://www.neptune242.com/events/triplex/xxx07-1.jpg
The farthest 245 is John's with amber turnsignals.
The blue in the middle is Danny's with white turnsignals.
The white in the front is Robert's with red turnsignals.

Volvos3
01-22-2008, 03:49 PM
#2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2 #2

mblue240
01-22-2008, 03:54 PM
red turns, not white or amber

DoubleV
01-22-2008, 03:55 PM
Whatever you do, match the fronts and sides (if 240's have them). The worst looking combo is clear up front and amber in back, or vise versa. I personally am a fan of the clears.

DaButcher
01-22-2008, 04:17 PM
put the white on it :)
This is my car, after I fit it with t he white indicator tails.. (ps they dont leak!).
http://www.volvo-power.net/pictures/admins/dabutcher/volvo_245/baklys/skraabakrfra.jpg

I had to crimp the spade-connectors, or they would not grip good to the new cirquit-plate, which might make the lamps melt. But, when crimping them, there are no problems with heat I think :-)

I also fit low watt bulbs in the fog-indicators, so I can ride in style yo
http://www.volvo-power.net/pictures/admins/dabutcher/volvo_245/245.jpg

Here is your new wallpaper, yo:
http://www.volvo-power.net/pictures/admins/dabutcher/volvo_245/baklys/takelys.jpg

Just say its your car, noone will notice.

Mr Yuck
01-22-2008, 05:45 PM
Another thing:

I have euro front corners already.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mistayuck/2177113764/" title="Clean? by Mista Yuck, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2258/2177113764_d26c0fa8cc.jpg" width="500" height="314" alt="Clean?" /></a>

Remember the turn signal bulb is still gonna be yellow, so when I have my flashers on, it'll be yellow light in front and back.

I don't like the looks of 3 reds and a white.

500dollar744ti
01-22-2008, 05:56 PM
car with "i roll" license plate has the best looking tails.

Inc3pt
01-22-2008, 06:16 PM
red/white/white/red for sure.

...but obviously you can see there's a divided crowd here. Pick whatever you like the best! :nod:

Mr Yuck
01-22-2008, 06:45 PM
on another note: should I do it now or wait till the weather temps stabilize? It varies from 6F to 30F lately.

GrandmaSideways
01-22-2008, 07:08 PM
Another thing:

I have euro front corners already.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mistayuck/2177113764/" title="Clean? by Mista Yuck, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2258/2177113764_d26c0fa8cc.jpg" width="500" height="314" alt="Clean?" /></a>

Remember the turn signal bulb is still gonna be yellow, so when I have my flashers on, it'll be yellow light in front and back.

I don't like the looks of 3 reds and a white.

FWIW, I am selling my euro headlights soon to John Lane.
You might be able to get him to trade your white/amber ones for my all clear front turn signal lenses if you'd like to go that route. You'd have to talk to him though, oubviously though nothing has been determined, sort of his call.

sdturbo
01-22-2008, 08:23 PM
I am undecide aswell, I was considering putting the #2 option on my white wagon but it might look ricey. I really want all red. I cannot even seem to find the #2 ones anyway.

bag3lbit3s
01-22-2008, 09:15 PM
red/white/white/red for sure.

...but obviously you can see there's a divided crowd here. Pick whatever you like the best! :nod:
+1

That's what I want to do. I also like how you pushed in your rear bumper. Been thinking about doing that, but would suck if I got in an accident since it's my daily driver.

Fake-R
01-22-2008, 09:32 PM
I've been contemplating the red/clear for awhile now myself.

I've decided to stay with the amber, although, I may "tint" them red eventually, which would look pretty neat.

sdturbo
01-22-2008, 09:52 PM
How do you tent them?

Fake-R
01-22-2008, 10:00 PM
How do you tent them?

paint. stained glass paint, usually.

SL8Brick
01-22-2008, 10:39 PM
R/C/C/R...my 245 will be wearin' `em as soon as funds allow.

Mr Yuck
01-22-2008, 10:47 PM
Just ordered the RCCR set.

RCCR != RaCeCaR

SL8Brick
01-22-2008, 10:51 PM
Just ordered the RCCR set.



Where did you buy them from, if you don't mind me askin'?

Bishop
01-22-2008, 10:52 PM
Whatever you do, match the fronts and sides (if 240's have them). The worst looking combo is clear up front and amber in back, or vise versa. I personally am a fan of the clears.

+1

If you go clear, make damn sure your front and sides are clear, looking at the many pics around here I realised that some time ago, clear only looks good if you make the effort to go all clear/white.

Mr Yuck
01-22-2008, 11:26 PM
Where did you buy them from, if you don't mind me askin'?

Ebay. Seller's name is "swaggy"

He'll probably have more up soon.

sdturbo
01-23-2008, 04:49 AM
I like the RWRR the best, is it best to start with the RWWR lights and tint the turns or will the amber ones turn out the same?

Fake-R
01-23-2008, 07:07 AM
I like the RWRR the best, is it best to start with the RWWR lights and tint the turns or will the amber ones turn out the same?

I'd think they would end up the same, but then again, you never know.

Plus the RWWR are newer, so they'd most likely look better than stocks.

sdturbo
01-23-2008, 12:44 PM
Im buying new tails either way, the rwwr are just imposable to find atm.

DaButcher
01-24-2008, 11:04 AM
Im buying new tails either way, the rwwr are just imposable to find atm.
I bought mine on ebay.
Just search for
volvo 240 tail
volvo 240 rear light
volvo 240 clear tail

etc..

If you find someone selling for sedans, new, its very likely that they also have for the wagons. I think I paid like 60-70$ or so, for the pair and freight was no killer to Norway.

I actually saved like 50% on import :P compared to buying from retailer in Norway.
Oh, btw. Dont paint your orange lenses people, that looks like crap.

mblue240
01-24-2008, 12:24 PM
Im buying new tails either way, the rwwr are just imposable to find atm.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/L-K-FITS-VOLVO-240-Wagon-taillights-no-amber-lens_W0QQitemZ140201684778QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item 140201684778

found 'em...in less than a minute too.

SL8Brick
01-24-2008, 01:12 PM
Im buying new tails either way, the rwwr are just imposable to find atm.

FCPGroton also sells them, but they don't have `em on thier website...you hafta call.

sdturbo
01-24-2008, 01:14 PM
Those are newly posted, I got a set last night.

GrandmaSideways
01-24-2008, 11:45 PM
I bought mine on ebay.
Just search for
volvo 240 tail
volvo 240 rear light
volvo 240 clear tail

etc..

If you find someone selling for sedans, new, its very likely that they also have for the wagons. I think I paid like 60-70$ or so, for the pair and freight was no killer to Norway.

I actually saved like 50% on import :P compared to buying from retailer in Norway.
Oh, btw. Dont paint your orange lenses people, that looks like crap.

Finding them for the sedans is the real tough part over here. i had to get mind from Finland (although, it WAS a good deal and my taillights were broken anyways)