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Old 07-07-2016, 02:50 AM   #1
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RX8 LED Tail Lamps (pre 08)

Anyone tried these cool looking LED tail lamps for the pre 08

Spyder® ALT-ON-MRX804-LED-BK - Black/Red LED Tail Lights
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They look pretty good. A friend of mine has these. Pretty satisfied.
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Cool. Think about getting a set.

Seen several different vendirs in Amazon and e bay

Wondering how quality could vary amongst all these.

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These are so ricey and cheap. NYCdriftking bought a set and they leaked almost immediately. They look okay in pics but really cheap in person, IMO.
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:06 PM   #5
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That is my concern. Do not want to get the wrong ones.

Appearance wise, never liked the chromed ( non red) tail light lenses. Second gen RX8 took care of that, but I feel cheated, because Mazda did nothing for gen 1 RX8.

If made properly, those aftermarket would offer second gen RX8 lamps for 1st gen.

I think stock chromed tail lights do look cheap. Are there any options available like getting a red cover for the tail lamps ?
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You can get nice ones from RE Amemiya, but you gotta pay to play. Ot install an S2 bumper and brackets and with a few other small modification you can run normal S2 tails or S2 Spirit R tails.

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HI.


I asked before about gen 2 tail lights and I was told those do not fit.


Yes, just saw the AMEMIYA tail lights. 1200 bucks before shipping. That is so anti fan base. How could anyone develop a business for auto accessories by asking those prices. Had the lamps been priced at 400, they would had sold thousands. At 1200, I doubt they sell 50 in a year !



What about RED LAMINIX film, anyone used it ? The RX8 would look so much better with red tail lights as opposed to chromed clear lenses.
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The problem is the stock S2 tail light insides are gloss black. On these they're dark matte ash. That's what gives it the cheap look. My buddy's pair is not leaking though. You can get them for way cheaper on eBay.

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you can run normal S2 tails or S2 Spirit R tails.

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What would be the best place to get Spirit R tail lights 9k?
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I asked before about gen 2 tail lights and I was told those do not fit.


Yes, just saw the AMEMIYA tail lights. 1200 bucks before shipping. That is so anti fan base. How could anyone develop a business for auto accessories by asking those prices. Had the lamps been priced at 400, they would had sold thousands. At 1200, I doubt they sell 50 in a year !



What about RED LAMINIX film, anyone used it ? The RX8 would look so much better with red tail lights as opposed to chromed clear lenses.

They fit with the S2 rear bumper and brackets and some slight trimming of the tail light holes on the S1 body. It's really no big deal, aside from the trimming it is a bolt on affair.

This is my buddies 2005 RX-8 with a full R3 body swap.








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The problem is the stock S2 tail light insides are gloss black. On these they're dark matte ash. That's what gives it the cheap look. My buddy's pair is not leaking though. You can get them for way cheaper on eBay.



What would be the best place to get Spirit R tail lights 9k?

Email [email protected], my buddy got a set thru him I think. He got the head lights as well.

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A little too late for me on the newer stock lamps. Already got the rear bumper and parts sorted out for my cars repair.

I am ok with stocj lamps except for the chrome. I despise chrome. Why would Mazda force all enthusiasts to this ugly chrome stuff ? Wonder.

If I could get the lenses red, that would be fine. Laminix anyone ?

The aftermarket lamps are tempting, just concerned with fitting, that is something I will probably try later on.

What do Spirit R tail laghts look like ?
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They fit with the S2 rear bumper and brackets and some slight trimming of the tail light holes on the S1 body. It's really no big deal, aside from the trimming it is a bolt on affair.

This is my buddies 2005 RX-8 with a full R3 body swap.




Email [email protected], my buddy got a set thru him I think. He got the head lights as well.
Thanks bud. Just sent an email.
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You can get nice ones from RE Amemiya, but you gotta pay to play. Ot install an S2 bumper and brackets and with a few other small modification you can run normal S2 tails or S2 Spirit R tails.

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Hi.

What are the brackets you are refering to if I may ?

I need to visualize parts needed, so if I am still in time to get a rear gen 2 bumper and lights, I will go after those brackets and all.

Tail light housing wise, what is the difference / area that needs modification ?

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He's referring to the brackets that hold the bumper. They're called bumper retainers.
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Another Option are the LED tail lights from Kamikaze Racing ... they look like the RE-Amemiya ones and are even approved for the use in Germany .. and believe me we have Kind of strict regulations.


KAMIKAZE RX8 rear LED lights / LED taillights - pair (left + right)-NEW PRICE! | eBay


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Looks great but so expensive
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Hi.

What are the brackets you are refering to if I may ?

I need to visualize parts needed, so if I am still in time to get a rear gen 2 bumper and lights, I will go after those brackets and all.

Tail light housing wise, what is the difference / area that needs modification ?

Thanks.

The white plastic brackets that hold the S2 bumper on are different than the S1 brackets. And the metal area behind the tails lights has to be trimmed. It's hard to explain but you will figure it out when you get to that point.


Oh and those Kamakazi lights are horrible.
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Oh and those Kamakazi lights are horrible.
Heheheh .. just posted them cause they werent posted yet here... i like the car as it is.


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Those Kamikaze lights are interesting.

Can not discern how good or nad they could beeith only one shot.

Asked the seller to provide more photos. We will see. Look close to the amemiya but at half price. European spund better than China or Thailand
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Does anyone know what plug that is in the bottom right pic? Bought these aftermarket R2 style lamps for the R1 and there is no such connection as far as I can see.
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RX88, if you look at the bulbs out of your taillights, the bottom where they plug in looks just like that, so basically youd have to find bulbs with a female plug (never seen them before) or an adapter.


However, I haven't looked at mine much other than to replace the bulbs with LEDs, you might see if you can take the part your bulbs plug into off your old lights and plug it in there. Worst case, cut that plug off the end and wire the old ones off.


I Don't see them in your pics but they may be part of the kit. What im talking about are the little parts that twist into place once you have the bulb in
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i have the same lights on my 8, as long as you re seal the foam between the body and lights,your good, mine isnt driven daily so as far as water i have none, thats from when i wash the car, they look very good. but theres a couple different people on ebay that sell these, mine were from malaysia i believe, the seller is well know for his products,
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My buddy has them on his RX-8 and it doesn't leak or anything like that.
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My buddy has them on his RX-8 and it doesn't leak or anything like that.
mine got water in them the first time I washed the car.
Got tired of that and upgraded to RE Amemiya taillights.
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Does anyone know what plug that is in the bottom right pic? Bought these aftermarket R2 style lamps for the R1 and there is no such connection as far as I can see.
I just got these tail lights. Couple of things to note.

1. These lights will fit rx8 without any mods (at least on my 2004).
2. The flat connectors you see fits into tail light socket for stoplight instead of a bulb.
3. Turn signal bulb goes in the middle hole.
4. Two small two pin connectors on the taillight assembly connect to each other (male to female) and not to connector on car.
5. If you remove the gasket (carefully), you can see what socket goes with what connectors.

Hope this helps.
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