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Old 11-21-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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Raccoon mod before and after 05-06 Tails

A few months back I did the "raccoon mod" on my trunk with the 04 tails and got a lot of flak for it. I got new tail lights last night. Not sure what style they are, but they are Depo lights.

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Old 11-21-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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looks better in my view. looks more like a solid line.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:59 PM   #3
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Not too shabby. Been thinking about doing this myself.


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Old 11-21-2012, 03:00 PM   #4
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Looks MUCH better!!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:04 PM   #5
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Better...but I wouldn't rock it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:18 PM   #6
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looks alot better, but i prefer the whole panel painted glossy.

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Old 11-21-2012, 03:20 PM   #7
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looks alot better, but i prefer the whole panel painted glossy.


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Old 11-21-2012, 04:02 PM   #8
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Should have found some real 06 lights. Depo's just don't look right.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:06 PM   #9
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Better...but I wouldn't rock it.

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:13 PM   #10
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I don't like the look. Looks too much like a sun fire.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:20 PM   #11
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looks alot better, but i prefer the whole panel painted glossy.


I agree, when I saw your GTO in person (back when I was having my cam installed)

Although I have to ask, in person I remember staring at your GTO for a while and it seemed that your rocker panels were a shade of yellow brighter from the rest of the car. Was this simply because they had a fresh paint on them vs the car being slightly faded?
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:25 PM   #12
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Ahh found that photo of it in the background!

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Old 11-21-2012, 06:36 PM   #13
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Should have found some real 06 lights. Depo's just don't look right.

I traded my 04s for these. I can live with them not being OEM
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:44 PM   #14
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Im also partial to the way I painted mine. Looks more unique IMO
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:44 PM   #15
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I agree, when I saw your GTO in person (back when I was having my cam installed)

Although I have to ask, in person I remember staring at your GTO for a while and it seemed that your rocker panels were a shade of yellow brighter from the rest of the car. Was this simply because they had a fresh paint on them vs the car being slightly faded?

yeh i noticed that too, especially under flourescent lighting. those are the spencerW repro side skirts. color wise, his SAP front extension was spot on, the side rockers, not so much, seem a bit on the bright side.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:47 PM   #16
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Ahh found that photo of it in the background!


lol, yeh i remember that pic! my poor neglected car sitting in the corner like an outcast haha.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:48 PM   #17
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I wouldnt do it to mine but if your happy its all good. But remember this. Most people only see the back of these GTOs no matter what they drive
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:14 AM   #18
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I don't know.... maybe if the emblems were also red??
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:27 AM   #19
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Looks better but would look best on a black car.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:54 AM   #20
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Looks better but would look best on a black car.

I agree.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:01 AM   #21
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I think the whole thing in gloss black is pretty cool but I'd rather not paint my trunk anytime soon.
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Where did you get those tails? Ebay? Doesn't look bad, although I agree I would look best in gloss. Much better than the red though.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:09 AM   #23
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Where did you get those tails? Ebay? Doesn't look bad, although I agree I would look best in gloss. Much better than the red though.

Just like these ones.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-2005-06...5e2432&vxp=mtr
Thought about them for my car but I bought red ones instead
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:34 PM   #24
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I'm not a big fan of the raccoon look but yours looks nice. It's all preference.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:42 PM   #25
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I didn't buy these, I traded my stock 04 lights for them
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:06 AM   #26
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I think the whole thing in gloss black is pretty cool but I'd rather not paint my trunk anytime soon.

that piece pops right out. it can be found on ebay for like 50$. easy to swap out if you dont like.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:35 PM   #27
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^^Exactly. If I was going to paint the whole thing I would have saved myself 2 hours and just bought a black panel. I feel the strip makes it more unique. Also never been a fan of gloss. My color scheme will never be glossy, so I felt the semi worked well
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:40 PM   #28
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That would be ideal because then it can be returned to stock easily.
I would however rather spend 50$ on gas and show off my red trunk to people
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:55 PM   #29
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looks much better with the black tails. nice, clean lines.
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Looks better, but the line with the trunk doesn't match (to me). Still looks better, and it is something different.
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