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Old 12-31-2004, 12:37 AM   #11
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nope you can only see the tubes in you are Laying on the ground. You can never see the tubes on the side of the car

I took the plasitc L channel that came on the box and used it on the car. Its black and drilled holes in it and attached to the rocker mouldings using the rocker moulding mounting hardware
see thats what i would do but most members dont know that trick about hiding the tubes
i posts earlyier you made it sound like you just open the out of the box and installed them with no other modifications nesscesary
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nope I said that you have to know what to do. Making modifications to the UB kit to hide them is a must, and CAN be done on our cars
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I will get a pic of mine on hte ground when i get back to school too. JDB that is the same thing that i did only in plastic......works well dosent it
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be careful installing regular neons because when installing them if you try to flex them at all or wedge them into tight places where they might need to bend a little they snap. i love the leds because they are so durable and you can bend the tubes to some extent. the patterns and colors are cool too cuz i roll the green underlights and play christmas music at christmas and everyone gets a kick out of it.
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its hard to hide the tubes
do they need to be hidden? Do they break then if debris hits them or if you scrape them when going over an awkward bump?
They're more durable than you wouild think if you mount them sturdily. I've had mine three years, and they're always on at night. The first year i drove real easy and tried hard not to hit big bumps or go over gravel, but for the last couple years i gave up and just drive normally, and i haven't broken one yet.

The advantage neon has over LEDs is that it gives a smoother, more uniform glow, and LEDs tend to have "hot spots", and neon is much cheaper. If I did it again would i go for LED? I dunno...LED allows you to display illegal colors at the show and run legal colors on the road.
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yes the only advantage to a LED system is that you can get color changing ones. It has been discussed on SG.com before about neon Vs. led and most think each one has there advantages and disadvantages. but I perfer the look of the Neon as apposed to LED. and the hot spots the JDB has mentioned is true. plus the SG gold series is brighter than any LED UB kit
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What is the list of legal and illegal colours?
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It really depends on your state. Red and blue are illegal every where. some states dont allow any neon it is best to go down the local police station or a state trooper barrics and ask them the laws. dont ask people because they could be wrong, ASK the police they will know
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ive talked to an officer and many dont know the rules on it. in indiana any color is legal as long as the tubes are out of sight and it cannot be doing patterns or strobing when going down the road.
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