For those interested in the black out kit by Hotbodies (walkthru) horible fitment

rubbersidedown

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Bought the hotbodies smoked tail/brake and signal lens kit.

Horrible fitment for the signal lens.

So I "Rubb'd" them a little bit.

RSD.
 

rubbersidedown

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First pic shows the lens.

Second pic shows where I did a little dremel action so the lens fits better in the tail.

Its still not up to my standards,but it is better.I may wrap the lens in black edging later.:thumbsup:

RSD.

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rubbersidedown

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Next pic shows the pod before I drilled 2 holes.

Pic after that shows holes drilled. Holes will make sense in a second.

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rubbersidedown

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Hotbodies instructions called for the stock signal to be bolted to the new lens,it made fitment even worse.

So I removed the bulbs from the stock signals and stuck them in this way.

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rubbersidedown

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Finished product happier with fitment. From close-up you can see the bulbs,but you could see the cok-eyed stock signal housings in there before.This way it looks like 2 old fashioned lamps in there.

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rubbersidedown

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The lens fit better after that little bit of grinding. Fitment still blows...but it is better.

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rubbersidedown

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tail lite and 4-ways on. You can see the outline of the bulbs and sockets.

I may put something in front to hide them,but for now it looks OK.

As I mention,it kind of looks like 2 little old fashioned oil lamps in there,when you see it in person.

The HB lens fitment was my concern for now.

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rubbersidedown

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Second pic blows. This pic shows exactly what material to grind away. NOT VERY MUCH. Little by little till you are happier with fitment.

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GsxrBots

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It's well known how bad they suck, but they sure do look good. Not sure I like how you can see the bulb in yours though. :(
 

squale147

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i learned a long time ago how much they suck...i bought a under tail for my 05 r6 and it was not even close... looks like you did a nice job doing what they should have done rubb... you should send them a bill..
 

maXmood

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they look nice, and imo if you change those bulbs into white would look even better. unless it's a must in ur state.
 

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