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LX and LXI (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your LX or LXI model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE ISSUES INVOLVED WITH ANY LAWSUIT.....list your LX and LXI Parts here too.

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You can use whatever turn lights you like,thats the beauty of a clean slate.
I'm not a purist,i like bright headlights and lots of turn lights,i like to be seen.
I have 18'' long LEDs on the front below the headlights for run and turn lights,and LED side turn lights too.
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Default Headlight makeover

Thought Id share our headlight makeover. Tim Gunter has a process where he cleans the bulbs and moves them forward so they stick out further. He then replaces the foggy plastic lenses with a nice stainless steel piece. I like chrome anyway so these look awesome to me. Sorry I uploaded the pictures from my laptop and cannot figure out how to get them right side up
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Looks nice. I never thought about moving them the lights out forward.
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Looks nice. I never thought about moving them the lights out forward.

Tims been doing that for a long time,i think Al Pernas coach was the first one he did,when it was owned by Albert Rose.
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What's the advantage of moving them out?
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What's the advantage of moving them out?

For aesthetics, I guess.



I just used some bezels around my lights. Not a great photo, but the only one I could fine on this computer. I also have a new set of headlight doors that I bought from Randy, so I'll probably end up redoing the whole thing once I decide what looks best and produces the most light.
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What's the advantage of moving them out?
Moving them out gets them out from behind the plexiglass,and helps when you need light.
You ever try shining a flashlight through a window?
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Randy is correct. Just removing the plastic lens left a void where water would easily accumulate and I thought it looked "unfinished." Bringing them forward improves the functionality a little but in my opinion greatly improves the aesthetics. The bezels that Sky used also looks great. Of course getting the blank headlight doors from Randy gives you a clean slate to chose the lights you want. I just thought Id share another variation that looks nice and improves the function of the existing lights
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Removing the foggy plastic cover is necessary. Water doesn't accumulate as there are drain holes. Moving the lamps forward seems to be purely opinion, and like belly buttons, everyone has one. Myself, I prefer them recessed to be more consistent with the center panel. One of our members took some chrome door edge guard and ran it around the edges; looked good, kind of European. And Sky's mod looks good, too. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

The great thing is that our owners are proud of their units enough to make improvements and updates, and provide choices for others. They will outlive us all.
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Removing the foggy plastic cover is necessary. Water doesn't accumulate as there are drain holes. Moving the lamps forward seems to be purely opinion, and like belly buttons, everyone has one. Myself, I prefer them recessed to be more consistent with the center panel. One of our members took some chrome door edge guard and ran it around the edges; looked good, kind of European. And Sky's mod looks good, too. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

The great thing is that our owners are proud of their units enough to make improvements and updates, and provide choices for others. They will outlive us all.
Ron my apologies Sir. The modification I posted was in fact just my opinion. I certainly wasn't trying to force my opinion on others. Just a meek attempt to share yet another option. Perhaps I should remain in the shadows of this forum and keep my opinions and thoughts to myself. I am not critiquing or criticizing what the others have done as my opinion is they all look great.
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