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Another Audi Style LED Mod on Porsche 996TT

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Phil
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:53 pm

Check it out guys, this is sweet

Re-posted (originally from here). Thanks for the great work Edwin. Maybe next time I'm in Houston I'll hit you up to see that great mod in person.

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We all have seen the new audi’s (and even some of the new Porsches and TA Porsche) with the LED lights in the headlights/grill. Kind of like this

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And of course on the new TA cayenne

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I did some long and hard research and found that the “best and brightest” led’s with built in resistors are these ” Superflux 4 Chip LEDs”. These are pretty expensive each (compared to the $1.00 ones you see on ebay and others) but I have to say these are the brightest led’s that I have ever seen sold in the open market.

Here’s a comparison with the cheaper leds vs the superflux

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While I had the bumper off, I experimented trying to find which slat on the radiator duct the lights will look good along an “oem” look.

Top slat

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Middle slat

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Lower slat

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I actually like the look on the lower slat but I didn’t feel that the look of the lights in the daytime is “balanced” so I went with the middle slat.

Time to test the light…very bright

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The next thing I needed to do is mount it on the slat somehow. After visiting my local hardware store as well as hobby stores for ideas, I found a trash can with a “lip” that was perfect for the lights..

I started drilling holes and mounting the lights

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After I was done, I had it cut out and trimmed to fit the slat

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Here’s the car this morning

Lights off (the only thing that bothers me is you can see the yellow in the led. I might smoke it later to make it more discrete)

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Lit up

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The light has been submerged for about eight hours. Here's the result... still lights up

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Actually, it only shows up as one bar in pictures. This is a very good representation of what it looks when it's pitch black. You can definitely see the individual lights. Very hard to capture that on my cheap point-and-shoot camera

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Finally a video I did last night.



Comments/thoughts are always appreciated

Edwin
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:11 pm

looks awesome tried that with my car using flexible led strips but it didn't look right
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:25 pm

very nice!!
Tat2Dragons

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Post Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:40 pm

Those do look really nice,but the part that I'm not too fond of,is how it reflects off the lower part of the bumper cover. icon_confused.gif
knatebetz

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Post Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:17 pm

like the concept but part of me just doesn't like the resulting look. I feel it doesn't flow with the rest of the car.
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:42 pm

i love it dont change anything
Mrkai

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Post Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:36 pm

look fantastic. im ordering some this week icon_biggrin.gif

and when did you get the new whip? icon_twisted.gif
Phil
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Post Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:47 pm

^ You talking to me lol? Nah I'm too good for a Porsche anyways. It all about the chauffeured RR Phantom icon_cool.gif
kramer13
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Post Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:42 am

Just one question -

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Is that a clock?
Aken

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Post Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:50 am

Screen saver probably.
H-Town

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Post Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:35 am

its a nice mod, i wouldn't change it.
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Post Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:57 am

Nice, but I want to hear that TT spool up and leave some rubber on the road

My godfather has a 97 911 non turbo (he wanted turbo bad) but its so much fun in that car.
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Post Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:57 pm

Only down side of led's is now all the other lights look wrong/off biglaugh.gif
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Post Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:31 am

very nice!~
Lankhimself

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Post Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:36 pm

Nice work! Nice ride! Although, I do have to agree that I'm also not a fan of the LEDs reflecting off the lower valence. Maybe try putting a lip under the lights?
tiptronic

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Post Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:44 am

Excellent work Phil! icon_biggrin.gif

As suggested- perhaps cut a clean piece off the ''trash" plastics and use it as an upside-down awning to prevent light reflection on the lower grill.

knatebetz- the LEDs he installed on his Porsche is no longer a concept- they are now integrated with the 2009 911. LEDs are also used, as mentioned, on the Cayenne, and new Panamera. Why not- VW's concept roadster is now sporting LED lighttube, along with Audi's array of LED applications. Its all-in-the-family LOL (Porsche now "owns" in marketspeak, Volkswagen- which owns Audi, Lambo, Bentley,SEAT and Skoda. )




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knatebetz

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Post Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:17 am

i like how porsche is trying think outside the box.. but the picture you showed of the 911 doesn't look right with those bottom lights... looks like a RX7 that has porsche lights. still don't think it flows on the car but looks nice on the cayenne. and the other pictures you showed, showed the led's integrated in the headlights, not a a separate housing below the headlight. and some of the led's on the VW aren't even on.

In my eyes Audi is the only company that has mastered it, and lambo looks very nice as well
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Post Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:21 am

the 911 turbo is the only time porsche got the whole LED thing to look good.

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