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Opinions on clear corners

Hey, just contemplating whether or not getting clear corners for my car. Any thoughts???

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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 08:36 PM
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It's a matter of personal preference, but I love them on my pearl white bird. Never been a fan of the amber lens.
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I kinda like the orange/amber (whatever f'n color) with my red/dark red paint. It has jus been brought up that it may look good, which I was thinkin itmight, but who knows. I personally thought it was a ricer mod, but I have seen other Bird on the forumn with them. I will try and edit a pic of my car with them on.

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i like 'em

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you see, the reason it looks ricey on most cars, is because stock, they have a giant amber piece of plastic. on the 96/97s, we all ready have the center parking light clear, and the corner is clear, also, except for a tiny piece of amber plastic. so it's not like we're replacing a giant corner light with clear plastic, just a tiny little bit.

here's you're car with said visual mods, Aaron.


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i like them, make the car look cleaner and just goes good with my silver cat.
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For what it's worth...

...I like the plain look over the orange corner, but I would never change the tails to any other color than RED.
When I brought her home.

After the Corba R hood.

After paint and wheels.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by 8ate8
[B]you see, the reason it looks ricey on most cars, is because stock, they have a giant amber piece of plastic. on the 96/97s, we all ready have the center parking light clear, and the corner is clear, also, except for a tiny piece of amber plastic. so it's not like we're replacing a giant corner light with clear plastic, just a tiny little bit.

here's you're car with said visual mods, Aaron.

Hey, cool thanks. You did an awesome job editing that.
Yeah, kinda what I was thinkin.

Bman, nice a$$ car, it's beautiful.

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Re: For what it's worth...

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...I like the plain look over the orange corner, but I would never change the tails to any other color than RED.
When I brought her home.
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After the Corba R hood.
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After paint and wheels.
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I like clear corners. They are cheaper than new amber corners, so I said "why not". They look good only with new or clear headlights.


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I love my clear corners. I was a little skeptical about putting them on my car, but the look really good with new headlights and on a clean black car. Really, I have yet to see them not look good on any car that I've seen. It makes the car look "younger" too.

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I wasn't gonna get them at all, but once my car was hit and the header panel was cracked, along with the passenger side corner light (the orange was broken off and the corner was cracked, i was liking the look it gave...nice clean newer look. Plus i'm the only kid in my college with an MN12 with Clear Corners.
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I have an all black bird and i thought that they would look pretty good on there. Got some new headlights and put thm on made it look 100 times better. I plan on doing the 96-97 lamp switch in the near future.
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whats a good website where i can buy me some for my 94?
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I love em

I think Clear Corners look great! Even tho they're illegal and say it on them when you get them I've had no trouble at all (I know this is a reason some avoid). Shoot I had them on when I had my car inspected and nothing was said, and yesterday I was at the Court House (surrounded by police) and nothing was said. I guess Virginia is for Lovers state motto may becomming around, for a while I hated law enforcement here.


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I'm not aware that clear corners are illegal in many states as long
as you use an amber bulb. Maybe, technically, they are (illegal),
someone that's more familiar with some of the state's laws will
have to answer.....you can see my clears in my sig picture...

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I was just stating what the warning sticker on the corner said, as for them being legal or not from state to state I have no clue. The sticker just said that they weren't approved for road use and we illegal if I remember...

Thought I would clearify.

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Ahhh, so they're not DOT approved....at least that's what it
sounds like.

Well, yeah, I guess they are (illegal). But with amber bulbs, seems
like law enforcement isn't too concerned.......(I hope).
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Actually in Alaska they are legal.

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Ahhh, so they're not DOT approved....at least that's what it
sounds like.

Well, yeah, I guess they are (illegal). But with amber bulbs, seems
like law enforcement isn't too concerned.......(I hope).
Yeah, they are not DOT approved, that is clearly marked on the assembly.

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Yeah, they are not DOT approved, that is clearly marked on the assembly.
Yeah, that's what I thought - though I never looked carefully
at mine before installing them.

I'm no lawyer, but I think as far as the FEDS are concerned
they are, in fact, illegal and can't be used on any public
roads that used any federal money to pay for their construction.

Obviously the FEDS are leaving it up to the States to enforce
the law (is that legal?) and apparently, they either are not
aware of the DOT illegality, or they just don't care. Doesn't
matter as long as we don't get a ticket or can get it thrown out,
I suppose. (I'm talking about the legality of a non DOT approved
lens - not amber lens color or amber bulb requirement.)

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Yea, as long as you run Amber bulbs I see no reason for them to say anything, I mean as I mentioned I passed both a state inspection and sitting at a court house while surrounded by cops and other law officals. I think what helps out is that the ones for the ricers are approved (perhaps, not sure) so they just assume they are the same for us? Plus so many cars have them now that they are pretty much over looked.

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There are alot of things that we run on our cars that are not *DOT* approved, and not *CARB* approved. Usually it doesn't really matter to me.

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There are alot of things that we run on our cars that are not *DOT* approved, and not *CARB* approved. Usually it doesn't really matter to me.

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Your opinion on this matter is immaterial, as is mine, or
anybody else's for that matter. It IS a resposibility of this
board to provide the facts. The FACT is that the lenses are
illegal.

It would seem that in exercising its resposibility to its
readers and members, the TCCoA and its moderators, would choose
to state the facts and not encourage or discourage the use
of illegal parts. We all have a pretty good idea of which
add ons are illegal, however their use, in my opinion, should
remain neutral in terms of the TCCoA's stated opinions'.
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Very valid point Mager,

I am not encouraging people to go out and install "illegal" parts on their cars, but I am stating that there are alot of parts out there that I feel fall into a "grey area".

Clear corners are in this "grey area". You see them for sale in every car magazine on the planet, and they are widely accepted.

Sure, technically they are not street legal, but I have yet to hear of someone getting a citation for using such assemblies.

Like I said before, when it is a question of safety or reliablilty I will choose DOT legal parts.

The main reason I purchased clear corners was they were far cheaper than the Ford Replacements.


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Agreed -

Let's face it - illegal lenses are pretty minor in the
scheme of things.

I'm not trying to be "holier than thou", but it's slowly
become clearer to me that it would probably be a good thing
for TCCoA to remain neutral about "illegal" parts - yes,
provide a platform for the dissemination of such information,
but let the members provide it on a "personal" level as
posting members and not have it come from the "Organization"
itself, or it's officials.

Then, again, I might well be being excessively parsimonious
with respect to the freedom to post such info....
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I'm not trying to be "holier than thou", but it's slowly
become clearer to me that it would probably be a good thing
for TCCoA to remain neutral about "illegal" parts - yes,
provide a platform for the dissemination of such information,
but let the members provide it on a "personal" level as
posting members and not have it come from the "Organization"
itself, or it's officials.
Though I'm not proffering myself as any legal expert, I will be heading to law school next fall and have learned some things through undergrad classes and my current D.C. internship.

Though it would be quite difficult to hold the TCCOA or it's "officials" liable for anything disseminated here, I agree that it's better to provide all the facts in a neutral manner and let readers draw their own conclusions. This isn't to say that anyone was encouraging illegal mods, just that Mager's policy suggestions are advisable. Better safe than sorry.
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