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  1. Baillie

    Baillie New Member

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    Hey looking for some opinions on 13-14 tailights on a 10-12 model..I'm on the fence of what to do and if it kinda kills the value of the car or..
     
  2. svt4me38

    svt4me38 TEAM VMP TVS Established Member

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    Tails and quads are a must have!
     

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    1st usa car Active Member Established Member

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    they do look pretty awesome!!! but they are not worth the large cost to me. I think they charge +$600 for the tail lights -- I just tint sprayed mine and they look pretty nice to me.
     
  4. Baillie

    Baillie New Member

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    Yea I found a set but by time they get to Canada I'm looking at $750..my tails are tinted black now actually
     
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    1st usa car Active Member Established Member

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    Yikes! I just bought a spare 13/14 clutch, slave, bolts and flywheel for around $750.... bought it cause you really never know when you will need it and they are going to stop making the parts.
     
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    1Kona_Venom A&P Mechanic Established Member

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    I had them on both of my Shelbys.
    Unlike most parts, these hold their resale value.
    $650 avg price for a pair of used ones
     
  7. tones_RS3

    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    DO IT!!!
    I like the look too. Much better.
     
  8. Catmonkey

    Catmonkey I Void Warranties! Premium Member Established Member

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    I like 'em. I don't care about resale value because mine isn't for sale. But, I still have my OEM tails in storage.

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    RBB Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Have them on my 11 and like them, much better look than stock. If you’re worried about the resale value just hold on to the originals, takes about 5 minutes to swap them out.
     
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    1Kona_Venom A&P Mechanic Established Member

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    1 Alibi 2 If not today, when ?????? Established Member

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    I had never considered it..
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  12. lexustech48

    lexustech48 Ghost Editor-In-Chief Premium Member Established Member

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    Anything bolt-on cant hurt resale value. 13-14 tails only increase value if you ask me.

    Hell I even swapped 13-14 headlights into my 2011. :D They look a lot better. Keep your eyes peeled here or offer up. Good deals will pop up from time to time. :D
     
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    johnnyboy081990 New Member Established Member

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    I'm in the same boat, I have a '12 but I'm also considering the Raxiom Red Vector lights.
     
  14. Baillie

    Baillie New Member

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    How big of a swap was the headlights? J already have the factory hids but not the13-14 ones
     
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    Baillie New Member

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    How big of a swap was the headlights? I already have the factory hids but not the13-14 ones
     
  16. lexustech48

    lexustech48 Ghost Editor-In-Chief Premium Member Established Member

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    Not too bad, but you will need an adapter harness from 5.0 Motorsports

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    Its a truly plug and play harness and makes the swap extremely easy. No issues at all. Send him a message for a harness quote, I paid about $180.
     
  17. aaron97

    aaron97 Elite SVT Poster Established Member

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    Do It! Only mods I've don't to my '12 was to swap the tail lights and rear rotors to '13/14. Besides, if you don't like it, you can always go back, and resale the tail lights for what you paid (assuming you buy them used).

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    DO IT I just did mine to should have done it long ago
     
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    Going to try to grab a set this year. I love the 13/14 tails
     
  20. lexustech48

    lexustech48 Ghost Editor-In-Chief Premium Member Established Member

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    They really did hit the ball outta the park with the 13-14 tails.
     

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