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New look for TYC taillights #204375 Jun 22, 9:57am Jun 22, 9:57am
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New look for TYC taillights
Here's my new taillights

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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: trdmsprts27] #204376 Jun 22, 10:08am Jun 22, 10:08am
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So you painted them blue?

Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #204377 Jun 22, 10:12am Jun 22, 10:12am
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lookin good thumbsup

Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: 00GTShope] #204378 Jun 22, 10:14am Jun 22, 10:14am
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Yes i painted them blue. The color was dupli-color royal blue. It was the only color that came close to matching the factory color.


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: trdmsprts27] #204379 Jun 22, 10:17am Jun 22, 10:17am
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nice - thumbsup

Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: Sultan] #204380 Jun 22, 10:21am Jun 22, 10:21am
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what color were they before? black or chrome>?

Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: Sparty] #204381 Jun 22, 10:21am Jun 22, 10:21am
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awesome!!


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: VSGTS14] #204382 Jun 22, 10:41am Jun 22, 10:41am
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looks better painted

Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: VSGTS14] #204383 Jun 22, 10:42am Jun 22, 10:42am
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They used to be gunmetal color before i had the wild hair to do this.


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: trdmsprts27] #204384 Jun 22, 10:56am Jun 22, 10:56am
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WOW, that looks awesome... a "how-to-do" guide would be even better!

Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: Sarge03] #204385 Jun 22, 11:01am Jun 22, 11:01am
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That looks great man...What kind of rims do you have?


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: SPec_ceLICA] #204386 Jun 22, 11:39am Jun 22, 11:39am
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wow nice job dude thumbsup

Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: RicePowered] #204387 Jun 22, 11:44am Jun 22, 11:44am
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Lookin' good!

Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: KDawg] #204388 Jun 22, 11:48am Jun 22, 11:48am
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Looking really good !!

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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: SSCarbonGTS] #204389 Jun 22, 11:52am Jun 22, 11:52am
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very unique! good job! thumbsup


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: trdmsprts27] #204390 Jun 22, 1:28pm Jun 22, 1:28pm
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I might paint mine factory silver now, thats awesome... thumbsup


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: GraSSRooTs] #204391 Jun 22, 1:51pm Jun 22, 1:51pm
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To answer the ? about what rims i have, i have 17" Konig theory's in gunmetal and thinking about the new Konig troubles to replace my theory's.

Ok heres the how to on the TYC brand taillights only.

1st. Get your pair or buy a pair of TYC taillights.

2nd. Remove the 4 screws on the back side of the housing. Once that has been done they will look similar to this.
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3rd. You will need a heat gun to remove the rubberseal that holds the inner piece to the plastic piece. Once removed the squar reflector will fall out. Be carefull with the small round reflector it is glued in.
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4th. After that i suggest wet sanding the piece to remove the gunmetal or chrome look they put onto it. Once done with that you can then color match or even give it a carbon fiber look to it. With mine i went with color matching.
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5th. Once you have the desired look you are after then you reasemble the product. The type of sealent i used you can pick up from a windshield repair shop. It worked really well to seal the taillights back up and also waterproof.

WARNING!!! Do not i repeat do not use a razorblade with the rubber sealent it is way to hard of a material to try and cut away. Well at least mine was. If you you do try to cut the sealent away you will end up with something like this if not worse.
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All in all the modification is really easy to do. You can do this in 2 days or depending on the weather maybe in 1 day. Also the main production plant for TYC in taiwan has asked me for ideas for our taillights and i suggested having a paintable bezel like they do for the honda accord and i also suggested a new style projectors. So now im just waiting for their response. Ill let you know what they tell me.

Heres a link to my website at cardomain.
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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: trdmsprts27] #204392 Jun 22, 1:58pm Jun 22, 1:58pm
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w0000000000000000t great post Newb from WA!!!!!! where in wa are you from? check out the pacific forum for meets and what not.

Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: 10celica10] #204393 Jun 22, 2:09pm Jun 22, 2:09pm
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Im from spokane and theirs very few celicas here done up either Performance or looks.


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: trdmsprts27] #204394 Jun 22, 2:41pm Jun 22, 2:41pm
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thumbsup good job


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: trdmsprts27] #204395 Jun 22, 2:41pm Jun 22, 2:41pm
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that's a nasty cut... eek

Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: Sultan] #204396 Jun 22, 2:43pm Jun 22, 2:43pm
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thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

thumbsdown getting cut in the process

Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: Virgilson] #204397 Jun 22, 5:31pm Jun 22, 5:31pm
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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: cycocelica] #204398 Jun 22, 5:42pm Jun 22, 5:42pm
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i wanna see a really good close up...

it looks awesome, i remember people talking about doing this before


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: VSGTS14] #204399 Jun 22, 7:48pm Jun 22, 7:48pm
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looks awesome!

Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #204400 Aug 16, 6:44pm Aug 16, 6:44pm
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Has anyone tried to do this yet? If so have you encounterd any problems adter putting them back togethor and back onto the car?


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: trdmsprts27] #204401 Aug 16, 8:18pm Aug 16, 8:18pm
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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: trdmsprts27] #204402 Aug 16, 8:34pm Aug 16, 8:34pm
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Originally Posted by trdmsprts27
Has anyone tried to do this yet? If so have you encounterd any problems adter putting them back togethor and back onto the car?


Yeah, someone did them in silver and they came out lookin' really good.

I like yours better, though grin

Nice job thumbsup


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: trdmsprts27] #204403 Aug 16, 8:39pm Aug 16, 8:39pm
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Originally Posted by trdmsprts27
Has anyone tried to do this yet? If so have you encounterd any problems adter putting them back togethor and back onto the car?


yea I did mine, silver, I didn't have any problems with mounting or sealing, it went perfect! thumbsup

Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: tgts2000] #204404 Aug 16, 8:40pm Aug 16, 8:40pm
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here's how mine turned out...

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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: Evan] #204405 Aug 16, 8:41pm Aug 16, 8:41pm
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damn they look nice good job thumbsup


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: tgts2000] #204406 Aug 16, 8:42pm Aug 16, 8:42pm
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^yeah there they are grin

Both look awesome thumbsup but I am a little partial to spec. blue, myself


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: Evan] #204407 Aug 16, 8:45pm Aug 16, 8:45pm
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Those look great! thumbsup I just bought a pair of TYC blacks from fastceli2001, plannin' on doing the same thing. Hope mine turns out nice like the ones above. cool thumbsup


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: Sultan] #204408 Aug 16, 8:52pm Aug 16, 8:52pm
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Originally Posted by Sultan

that's a nasty cut... eek


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: dman] #204409 Aug 17, 6:57am Aug 17, 6:57am
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looks great thumbsup


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Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: JSPITZ] #204410 Aug 17, 11:37am Aug 17, 11:37am
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Both look awesome. Good job to both of you. But im gonna have to say i like the silver better

Re: New look for TYC taillights [Re: QuickSilver00] #204411 Aug 17, 5:42pm Aug 17, 5:42pm
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Im planning on replacing them now. Once i get the new projectors from lusionlabs im gonna get the black TYC tails to go with the black housing projectors. But im still debating weather or not to redo them blue.


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