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      03-22-2011, 03:12 AM   #331
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with the gloss black theme you got goin on i would say do it. Think it would go along with the yellow/black theme you got goin on.
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      03-22-2011, 10:51 AM   #332
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no blackout. imo headlamps are one of the few parts where the OEM look is very valuable in the overall perception of the car. modifying them is very often that one step too far. Considering your theme and coherence so far I wouldnt touch them.

great looking car. Im with you on the attention to detail, although mine is entirely black. great touch with the full gloss grill. Its super clean so far, dont over do it
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      03-22-2011, 11:14 AM   #333
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I had the same dilemma -- Unless your car is a dark color (grey, dark blue, black), the blackout will not look good unless it is part of a theme; in which case it would look fine.

I went with no blackout, and to be honest, they stand out more than I would ever expected anyway.
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chrome inside the headlight.!! my be in 1986.!!!!
your car is just begging for blacked out lights.!! DO IT.!
wished they did them over here i would have them straight away..

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      03-22-2011, 01:58 PM   #335
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i like it stock.
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      03-22-2011, 02:14 PM   #336
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So basically i've gotten every single reply possible. lol. Even one i hadn't considered : "i like it stock". (sorry sean, it's too late for me. i've been taken to the dark side. stock is a long gone vision for me now.)
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      03-22-2011, 02:23 PM   #337
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in my eyes should come with them standard....
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for most colors, I'd suggest no blackout. but with your yellow paint and black everywhere, I'd go blackout.
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I dont care for it. But I also dont like black wheels on Dakar so I am not a good person to ask for it...
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Guys,

Need some feedback. I've been considering OSS for my headlights/angel eyes. They offer the option of getting your headlight assembly blacked out, and I'm leaning towards that but wanted to get this forums opinion.

So... what do you guys think. Blackout or no Blackout?
(please keep in mind my car's color and theme)



Here are a few pics:
I really think the full black out option fits your car scheme better. From a photographers point of view... Here are some examples of the Bavarian Exclusive options, which is similar to the OSS options. BavX is in socal doing this so you could drop by the Brea area to check them out...

Full black out option...























Euro option no housing black out...




Corner blackout...



Black out housing with silver option...
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      03-23-2011, 05:03 PM   #341
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whichever you choose (cough oss cough ), i say blackout
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      03-28-2011, 03:00 PM   #342
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car is beautiful !
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      03-28-2011, 03:15 PM   #343
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No Blackout!
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who is this and why haven't i seen her in your other shoots?




Btw blackout is nice.. but I'd say no black out
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So basically i've gotten every single reply possible. lol. Even one i hadn't considered : "i like it stock". (sorry sean, it's too late for me. i've been taken to the dark side. stock is a long gone vision for me now.)
I have also received the spectrum of comments and replies! As long as you are happy that is what is most important!

I love your mods and can't wait to see what else you have in store!


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      03-28-2011, 09:46 PM   #346
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Personally, I'd do it without the Blackout.
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no blackout. imo headlamps are one of the few parts where the OEM look is very valuable in the overall perception of the car. modifying them is very often that one step too far. Considering your theme and coherence so far I wouldnt touch them.

great looking car. Im with you on the attention to detail, although mine is entirely black. great touch with the full gloss grill. Its super clean so far, dont over do it
Ugh. I'm conflicted. I keep vascillating between both options. Part of me says the blackout will go better with the black and yellow theme, then the other part of me agrees entirely with ciomas's logic - that the headlights are one of the few parts of the car that is almost inseparably identifiable with the car.

I'm ever so slightly leaning toward no blackout.


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with the gloss black theme you got goin on i would say do it. Think it would go along with the yellow/black theme you got goin on.
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chrome inside the headlight.!! my be in 1986.!!!!
your car is just begging for blacked out lights.!! DO IT.!
wished they did them over here i would have them straight away..
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for most colors, I'd suggest no blackout. but with your yellow paint and black everywhere, I'd go blackout.
I know. I know. I wish i could see a 50/50 shot of blackout and no blackout on my Dakar Yellow. That would instantly resolve all debate and ambiguity.


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whichever you choose (cough oss cough ), i say blackout
Haha. Don't worry. I'm going OSS




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who is this and why haven't i seen her in your other shoots?




Btw blackout is nice.. but I'd say no black out
I never thought my thread would ever have pictures of girls draped over cars in it. Looks like I was wrong. But please do tell persian54 what model this is.


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I have also received the spectrum of comments and replies! As long as you are happy that is what is most important!

I love your mods and can't wait to see what else you have in store!


Thanks Larry. I was hoping for a resounding answer in one direction or another, which would help put my amibiguity to rest. Instead, I got answers in every which direction... and that leaves me even more ambiguous. haha.


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in my eyes should come with them standard....
if you're talking about OSS like headlights/angel eyes... then yes i agree entirely. if you're talking about blackouts... i can't say.


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car is beautiful !
Thanks frankie. More mods on the way. Just been taking a bit of a breather lately
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I have OSS angels on my car without the blackout , but I did get rid of the amber I blacked that out. For Dakar idk it's really hard to tell which would look better. I say it's a toss up , blackout will look good with your wheels , yet no blackout will leave it clean looking. Regardless what you go with , I promise your going to be knocked on your back when you see how bright the angels are.
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      03-29-2011, 03:15 AM   #348
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Your color is so sick...

Get dakar color brembos and Ess supercharger custom painted in dakar also

win win win!

do it!
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      04-16-2011, 11:15 PM   #349
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Bump.
esquire are you done with your mods?
we need to see some final product shots.
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Bump.
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I agree!
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      04-20-2011, 04:44 PM   #352
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Bump.
esquire are you done with your mods?
we need to see some final product shots.
hey MK,

Sorry I've been a little MIA these past couple of weeks, busy with work. There are more mods on the way, I just haven't had time to get around to having them installed haha. But they ARE coming. Chief amongst them : OSS, new front bumper, maybe a new front lip, and suspension (i'm currently debating between KW v3 coilovers and the Ground Control kit which allows you to keep EDC fully intact. Further out on the horizon i'm considering ESS and Brembo.

So, in short - NO. I'm definitely not done with the MODS. haha. Once work dies down a bit, I'll get right back into full force modding and update this with the latest pictures .

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