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Old 01-03-2017, 07:46 PM
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Mine are painted black and look at my pic. Its even during the day....
I don't doubt they're bright. But think of how much brighter they'd be with a reflective bowl

I use the zevo LEDs that direct all light back at the reflector bowl, so with an led like that you'd be losing a bit.

The black looks great though!
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Well they ARE chrome now (since I ditched the retro's) and really not much different, just more scattered actually.
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Satin black turn signal bowls with ACME switchbacks against my garage door. Yes, this is really just the switchbacks!


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Satin black turn signal bowls with ACME switchbacks against my garage door. Yes, this is really just the switchbacks!


Bright!

I was on the fence with the amber zevos for a while, but they penetrate and project really well. Up close is kinda ehh, but they're blinding at a distance.

I treied the switchbacks about a year ago. But they were jdm astars nicest stuff which wasn't great at all. They all had diodes start to flicker after a couple months and I realized they're junk.

Ok, back on topic... sorry!
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I found this thread that has pics of black shrouds but chrome turn signal reflector bowl:

http://www.f150online.com/forums/ill...ofit-done.html




And here is one with chrome shrouds, but it doesn't have the orange turn signal bulbs or orange reflectors

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Originally Posted by rkneeshaw View Post
I found this thread that has pics of black shrouds but chrome turn signal reflector bowl:

http://www.f150online.com/forums/ill...ofit-done.html




And here is one with chrome shrouds, but it doesn't have the orange turn signal bulbs or orange reflectors

I like the chrome shrouds and chrome bowls on the bottom one!
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Same here, I run the switchbacks with my yellow fogs dawn and dusk. I dont need the light, but it helps the other cars to see me and keeps the hours down on my LED heads.
Same here
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Originally Posted by 2008__XL View Post
I like the chrome shrouds and chrome bowls on the bottom one!
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Old 01-29-2017, 10:43 AM
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My retrofit is complete!

I documented my retrofit here: https://www.f150forum.com/f4/2004-20...-guide-371170/

I decided to leave the turn signal and side markers stock, and painted the shrouds dark shadow grey. The grey shrouds match my truck, and they provide just a light bit of accent. I couldn't quite go chrome. The chrome shrouds look good on the black truck but I think in my case I had an opportunity to go dark grey and I think it worked out

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